The #1 Secret to Living a Good, Happy and Wealth-Filled Life in These Difficult Times

Warren Buffett, one of the smartest and most successful businessmen of our time, was recently asked what he thought was the best investment anyone could make in these difficult times.

His answer was fast and simple …

“The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

That could very well be the best advice Mr. Buffett has ever offered. If ever there were a time to take control of your future, it’s now.

Never before have we faced such perilous times.

A free-falling stock market is jeopardizing the comfortable retirement of millions. Once rock-solid, mainstay companies are struggling to survive. Millions of blue- and white-collar jobs are on the line. In fact, a just-released government report talks about 533,000 jobs lost in November alone – the most in a single month in 34 years.

And a lot of experts agree – the worst is yet to come.

But there’s a small group of people who have risen above it all.

They’re folks who don’t have to worry about a free-falling stock market – or if their jobs are going to be there at the end of the day.

In fact, these people don’t even have “jobs” as most people know them.

On a typical day, they’ll wake up, make a cup of coffee, read the paper, maybe go for a run or get a little exercise …

And when they’re good and ready, they’ll saunter over to their laptop – and begin their day.

No alarm clocks buzzing. No drive through rush-hour traffic. No bosses looking over their shoulder.

Heck, they don’t even have to get dressed if they don’t want to.

Yet they have an opportunity to make much more money than the average full-time “work-a-day” Jane …




Many (who choose to spend more time at it) are making $500,000 a year or more.

Better still, they’re making that kind of money doing fun and interesting “work” … using their minds and their creativity, while providing an essential, very-much-in-demand service to a $2.3 trillion (and still growing) industry that’s virtually recession-proof.

And it’s all because they took Mr. Buffett’s good advice long before he gave it:

They made a simple, yet all-powerful, investment in themselves that will pay off for them for the rest of their lives.

I highly recommend you do the same today. Especially today …

But how?

The best and fastest way is to take a good, hard look at the resources offered by our very good friends over at American Writers & Artists Institute (AWAI).

For 11 years now, these folks have been giving fed-up, burned-out rat-racers a much-welcomed “second chance” at fun, creative, challenging – and, yes, high-paying – careers.

More than that, the careers they offer are as much about lifestyle as they are about making a very good income.

Take the Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting, one of the most popular programs AWAI offers.

Here’s a work-at-home career where, if you can write in a nice, easy conversational tone – and you’re willing to learn the basic formula for writing a good, effective sales letter – you can make a very nice high-five-to-six-figure income from the comfort of your own home.

Many who have taken the AWAI copywriting program have not only been able to leave jobs they hated … but move to places they’ve always dreamed of living: mountains, seaside towns, even different countries all together! All they need is a laptop and a good Internet connection.

And, despite the economy, copywriters are still in very high demand, since they are the engines that drive the $2.3 trillion direct-response industry. Copywriters I talk to say the demand for well-written letters is higher than ever, as marketers tend to mail more often and more aggressively in down markets.

In other words, it’s virtually a recession-proof business!

Plus, the other great thing about mastering the art of copywriting is that it’s a financially valuable skill that will reward you the rest of your life … and give you a source of income well into your retirement years.

What better way to invest in yourself than to learn a skill that could earn you many millions over the course of your lifetime AND let you live your life “boss-free” on your own terms?

Learn more about becoming a work-at-home copywriter.

Another fast-growing segment of the writing market that offers exciting income and lifestyle opportunities is writing for the web.

Website landing pages, pay-per-click ads, email promotional letters, search engine optimization – these are the buzz-terms of the fastest-growing commerce opportunity in the world today. And anyone who sets out to become an expert in any or all of these areas will forever be in high demand with companies all over the world.

And the timing for this opportunity couldn’t be better. Once a job handed to underlings, smart businesses are now realizing that to be competitive online these days, they need knowledgeable, qualified professionals to create powerful sales-driven web content. As a result, it’s estimated in the U.S. alone, businesses from Fortune 500 companies to local mom-and-pop shops in your hometown will spend $26 billion in 2009, strictly on transforming their website content.

Which is why AWAI teamed up with web writer extraordinaire Nick Usborne to create the ultimate “a-to-z” web-writing program, Copywriting 2.0: Your Complete Guide to Writing Web Copy that Converts.

Whether you want to create an online business for yourself – or offer your expertise to others as a highly paid web-copy expert, this program gives you everything you need to master all the elements of a great website.

Nick, whose clients include such important online companies as Yahoo, Microsoft, and Disney reveals secret after secret to writing outstanding, effective and persuasive website and email content. In other words, after completing Nick’s program, you’ll be able to walk into any company anywhere, offer to transform their website into a finely tuned selling machine – and deliver.

And the rewards? You can charge a thousand dollars or more a day for your services – often for writing a simple email note or a page or two of copy for a website landing page. And like traditional copywriting, you can do this from anywhere – and choose your own hours.

So, if you love to write … and you’d love to become one of the pioneer experts who’s very much in demand in this still “frontier” industry, then Nick’s program is the very best place to start.

Learn more about becoming a work-at-home web writer.

And if writing’s not your thing?

Not to worry. You can still enjoy the freedom and wealth the huge-and-still-growing direct-response business offers … by mastering the all-important graphic design side of the business.

And what a lot of people don’t know about this skill is you can make a very solid six-figure income from the comfort of your home … be in constant demand by some of the biggest companies in the country … and not be able to “draw” so much as a straight line!

These days, computer programs do the work for you. All you have to know to be a master graphic designer boils down to one thing: what can you do to make the sales copy you’ve been given more welcoming and readable? The rest is essentially “pointing and clicking” with your mouse … choosing the right type font … and dropping the words you’ve been given into proven sales letter “templates.”

It’s as simple as that. And to help you learn these very simple secrets, AWAI has teamed up with Lori Haller, one of the country’s top direct-response graphic designers. For the past 15 years, Lori has earned a six-figure income from her Maryland home, working essentially part-time while juggling her very busy family life. And here’s the thing: she’s never been without a project to work on. In fact, for every project she accepts, she has to turn three away.

That’s the life of a successful direct-response graphic designer, and Lori shares all her most powerful design secrets in AWAI’s Graphic Design Success program.

Learn more about becoming a work-at-home graphic designer.

So, there you have it. Three powerful programs from a very highly respected organization: The Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting, Copywriting 2.0: Your Complete Guide to Writing Web Copy that Converts and Graphic Design Success.

Three programs that can let you do what Mr. Buffett and so many other successful people say is the most important thing anyone can do, especially in the times we’re in:

Take control of your future.

Take back your good life.

Invest in yourself.

And if you’re ready to do it now, AWAI has a very special deal for you …

Through this offer only – and for just a limited time – AWAI is offering you $100 off the price of each of the three programs, plus free shipping. Simply order the program of your choice before December 19, 2008.

This offer is unprecedented. Never before has the company offered such a substantial discount off the price of their most highly acclaimed and in-demand flagship programs.

But these are unprecedented times.

Never before has it been so important to take steps to secure your personal and financial future than now. Who knows how long this economic mess will last. And who knows how it will affect you, your job and your income in the coming months.

Have a look at all three programs – and choose the one that interests you most.

There’s never been a better time to take action.

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Published: December 8, 2008

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