Big News About AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting

This week AWAI announced three pieces of exciting news for members of AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting …

First up, we’ve made two big updates to the program!

To start, we’ve added two new bonus webinars so that you can easily apply the persuasive writing skills you’ve learned (or are learning!) in the program to the two hottest opportunities for copywriters right now:

  1. Use Your Copywriting Skills to Write for the Web, with Nick Usborne
  2. The World of B2B Copywriting, with Steve Slaunwhite

In both webinars these experts show you exactly where the opportunities are, and what you need to do to take advantage of them.

And because AWAI’s Accelerated Program for Six-Figure Copywriting is part of AWAI’s “Living Programs,” as an active member, you get free access to any updates, bonuses, and revisions added for life!

Members of the program can access these two new presentations by logging into your myAWAI account and scrolling down to the bonuses section.

The next big announcement has to do with the format of the program. We’ve been receiving an increasingly large number of requests over the past few months for this change, so we figured it was time we answered the call!

As of this week, you can now read the program using your own personal e-book reader … AND you can print the online version of the program from home.

So now however you choose to learn the information – reading it in print, online, or from your ebook reader – the choice is yours! (Read the full press release here.)

Now the third piece of news is probably the greatest …

As you know, as a member of the program, you are also entitled to AWAI’s exclusive Job Board, DirectResponseJobs.com.

To make sure that you have as many opportunities as possible, we hired someone last month specifically to promote you and the job board, and to make sure the job board is always full of new opportunities.

I’m delighted to report that in her first few weeks, she was already able to add 22 new jobs to the job board!

And this is just the beginning. Katie and I will be putting a lot of attention and marketing muscle into making the job board even bigger over the next few months. Along with putting the word out to all of our own marketing and business contacts, we’ll be placing ads in some of the top industry publications.

It’s definitely the right time to be a copywriter!

Oh, and just in case you missed this week’s Inside AWAI, I’m copying a note from $10K Challenge Winner, Pam Foster …

“A new book called RE WORK by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hannsson, is about thriving as a small business in this new era of Internet access to everything. It’s basically an advice/guidebook for how to create a wonderful business and grow it in a smart way using fresh, bold approaches that fly in the face of conventional business practices.

Page 222 includes this incredible recommendation for employers (and it could apply to hiring freelancers as well):

Hire great writers.

 … a good writer is about more than writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking. Great writers know how to communicate.
They make things easy to understand. They can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. They know what to omit.

Writing is making a comeback all over our society. Look at how much time people e-mail and text-message rather than talk on the phone.
Look at how much communication happens via instant messaging and blogging. Writing is today’s currency for good ideas.”

Wow, yes? I practically leapt out of my chair when I read this! It should be plastered EVERYWHERE – in front of all companies in the universe so they get the value of hiring skilled copywriters. It’s a wonderfully encouraging piece for our industry.

Well that’s all the news I have for today.

But be sure you stay tuned for the next big update coming shortly …

Katie and I are currently working on a roadmap to ensure you know about, and are able to take advantage of, all the opportunities out there that need your persuasive writing skills.

As you’ll soon see, the list is quite extensive!

The Professional Writers’ Alliance

The Professional Writers’ Alliance

At last, a professional organization that caters to the needs of direct-response industry writers. Find out how membership can change the course of your career. Learn More »


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