“Don’t Quit”

I received this note from AWAIer Clyde McDade last week. It’s a story I hear fairly often. Someone starts the program … has some set backs … but preserves. I hope you find Clyde’s story as inspirational as I do – Katie

"I just finished my course assignment for the Six-Figure Program. I started it in 2004. I didn't complete it until this year because of a divorce and death in my immediate family.

"A few times I wondered if I'd ever finish.

"During a rough time in December of 2005, I received a shot at my first promotion. It failed because I was working long hours at work, going through a divorce, and couldn't put all I needed to in the package.

"That nearly killed me as a writer on the inside. But the Marketing Director told me to keep writing and not to quit.

"Now, three years after starting the program, I'm a full-time copywriter working from my home. Just yesterday, I watched my 4-year-old son play while I was working on a promotion with a pad and pen.

"I have four national clients. I've been through the ups and down and, although I'm not at the Clayton Makepeace level, I'm on my way.

"My clients started me off slow but are steadily giving me more work with bigger projects. I've even started work on my own reports to sell.

"The client I originally lost in 2005 gave me another shot in August of this year. They said if I wrote an email the way they wanted it I could be assigned future promotions. The same Marketing Director who 'killed' my first package gave me the green light to be one of their writers again!

"Please tell your new writers to remember two words. DON'T QUIT.

"If it can happen to a guy like me it can happen for anyone.

"Thanks again – and I look forward to completing the Masters Program!


Clyde McDade
Financial Copywriter

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Published: November 5, 2007

2 Responses to ““Don’t Quit””

  1. hey my issue was with how to master all the 50 classic letters as exhorted in the Accelerated copywriting program?Any leads would do...anyone out there with some ideas?

    Guest (MOSES OTIENO AWITI)February 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

  2. Hi Moses ~ I spoke with Katie, and she suggested that you start by reading them out loud multiple times. Then pick a few to copy out by hand.
    Hope that helps!

    Angela Bickford - AWAIFebruary 11, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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