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Re: AWAI/Michael Masterson SCAM RIPOFF SWINDLE
Posted By: Pam In Response To: AWAI/Michael Masterson SCAM RIPOFF SWINDLE (Sucker)
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 12:42 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: AWAI/Michael Masterson SCAM RIPOFF SWINDLE (Sucker)
Why are there so many angry people here? I've taken several AWAI courses and have attended two bootcamps and one web writing intensive. Each and every time, I've felt like I've gotten my money's worth and more.
I have a degree in English, but I never learned how to write direct response copy in school. I've learned direct response with AWAI, and I've been able to make invaluable contacts through the courses and the events.
I've used what I've learned for my own internet businesses, but I know many working copywriters that are making very nice incomes and enjoying their lifestyles as a direct result of their AWAI training. But -- there is a caveat -- they did work hard. They put their work out there and were willing to learn through the peer review process.
Copywriting is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It's a craft you can learn and an opportunity to take a different path in life. It's a skill you can put to use working for yourself, others or both. It's learning salesmanship in print -- nothing more, nothing less.
And no, I'm not an AWAI plant. I live in California and met Michael Masterson (his pen name, his actual name is Mark Ford and it's not a big secret) one time at a book signing, although I've had many opportunities to talk to him at bootcamp. He seems like a pleasant man. His events, in my opinion, over-deliver. Anyone that tells you otherwise either hasn't been, is a disgruntled ex-employee, or is angry because their self-perceived greatness wasn't acknowledged.
And I am not the only one happy with AWAI's services and products. I can introduce you to hundreds of satisfied clients.
And by the way, I have made money writing spec assignments for them. I genuinely believe they want their clients to succeed.
Oh, and no, John Forde is not related to Mark Ford, but Denise Ford is. She's a lovely person who coordinates the events. I have met her several times and found her to be very considerate and caring towards all event attendees. Sister or not, I would hire her too.
So move on, angry people. AWAI is not the big bad wolf you've made it out to be. Yes, I'm sure they want to make money, but they are offering a quality product and helping people change their life circumstances in return.
>> This comment sounds like a plant from ETR/Mark Ford/MaryEllen Tribby.
>> Their entire business is based on promises they're not obliged to keep.
>> They're a bunch of internet snake-oil salesmen. Assuming there's a sucker
>> born every minute, and I'm one of them, that's what their business model
>> is based on.
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