11/09/2011 11:01 am ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012

7 Easy Ways To Make People Think You're A Millionaire

Just imagine how grand life would be if the posh club memberships, sophisticated yacht parties, and sojourns to Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and Southampton were no longer the exclusive province of the fabulously rich, but were, in fact, within reach. I believe it's possible to mingle with millionaires, party with plutocrats and enjoy the good life, all while living on a budget. If one can dream it, one can live it. And be treated like an important person too.

Before I became a professional, full-time writer, I worked in advertising. There I learned a great deal about personal branding and how to use it to get ahead in life. By branding yourself as fabulously successful even before you are a success, I think you will achieve it all the faster.

Following are seven tips to help you wing it till you cha-ching it, and most of them are free. For the rest of them, check out my book "The Millionaire's Handbook: How to Look and Act like a Millionaire, Even if You're Not."