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But a lot of avatars on the Warrior Forum need work. I'm not going to name any names and I'm not putting anyone down either, I'm not that kinda guy, but a well taken picture or a well designed avatar can do wonders for your image. Especially on an *important* forum like this one.

Not only the avatars but usernames as well. You don't necessarily have to use your own name, you can use a pen name, your business name or a nickname but make it catchy and memorable. You really should be trying to brand yourself from the word go.

This is not your average forum. You're here because you're either an internet marketer or you want to be one. If you're going to be one then one day you're going to be selling something (product/service) and you will want to be recognised when you do.

Recognised in the best way possible that is.

Thanks,
Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    I think some people prefer to be anonymous.

    Me on the other hand, I like the transparency
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.
      True but they don't necessarily have to have a picture of themselves in their avatars, they can have a logo or even a stylised picture of themselves (like mine and a few others). It would still look good.

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      Yep, it's obvious from the pic
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      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.

      Me on the other hand, I like the transparency
      Yeah Brad, that must be really difficult being transparent when you have women fawning all over you. (Hehe.)
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    • Profile picture of the author reapr
      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.
      Yeah yeah ... This is the best image I could find of myself but the name will remain generic!
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      • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
        Catch up time:
        Originally Posted by reapr View Post

        Yeah yeah ... This is the best image I could find of myself but the name will remain generic!
        So much for the old saw, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog."

        I am hereby on record as being totally against a "Miss WF 2009" contest!

        The whole concept is archaic, outdated, sexist and divisive.

        Additionally, it is not germane to this thread.

        The internet is the "great equalizer"!

        Looks be damned!

        Just my humble opinion,

        Elmer "I ain't pretty" Hurlstone
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          Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

          Catch up time:

          So much for the old saw, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog."

          I am hereby on record as being totally against a "Miss WF 2009" contest!

          The whole concept is archaic, outdated, sexist and divisive.

          Additionally, it is not germane to this thread.

          The internet is the "great equalizer"!

          Looks be damned!

          Just my humble opinion,

          Elmer "I ain't pretty" Hurlstone
          I'd vote for you Elmer!
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    • Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.

      Me on the other hand, I like the transparency
      couldn't agree more, I think the best brand in this industry is YOU as a person, as the one big advantage you have is that there is no 2 same people alike
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      • quick adding on to my previous point would be that ultimately people will buy from who they like and trust...and believe me when I started making some serious money online...it was not because of some fancy sales letter, cool graphics website, avatar's etc..nope

        I had NO List, NO Track Record, NO Credibility, NO Income Proof ...basically no your usual buying triggers for your prospects

        But the one thing I did thankfully have was my story...and where and how I made the transition to this industry...and that can be VERY powerful...if any of you guys have ever read Mike Dillards about attraction marketing you will get what I mean...

        My first ever first $1000 made in a day high ticket profit sale online was from a client who was 90% in the same boat as me when I began...and totally got what I mean't and the struggles I faced before making a mark in the industry

        So personally...I respect the point of view raised when the thread was started..but DON'T let go of the one advantage you do have...which is your identity
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      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.

      Me on the other hand, I like the transparency

      LOL - awesome.
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        Bev thanks so much for stepping in for me when I was hiding, I mean away and of course you will get a cut, we can talk percentages later. I wasn't going to mention the fine print, well not yet.. great video by the way, that bought back memories!

        I can so picture James and Steve doing that song and dance, it would work, after all - mushy bit coming - they do bring sunshine to the forums - oh pass the bucket that was too much..
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          Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

          Bev thanks so much for stepping in for me when I was hiding, I mean away and of course you will get a cut, we can talk percentages later. I wasn't going to mention the fine print, well not yet.. great video by the way, that bought back memories!

          I can so picture James and Steve doing that song and dance, it would work, after all - mushy bit coming - they do bring sunshine to the forums - oh pass the bucket that was too much..
          [passes a bucket]

          That's a scary thought, though, Suze...

          Last time I danced was at my wedding...nearly brought about the quickest divorce on record.

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            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

            [passes a bucket]

            That's a scary thought, though, Suze...

            Last time I danced was at my wedding...nearly brought about the quickest divorce on record.

            Steve
            Ah thanks for the bucket..

            Oh don't worry about the dancing, I can dance, I will teach you, trust me, I'm a manager.. (so need one of those devil smilies here)
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
              Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

              Ah thanks for the bucket..

              Oh don't worry about the dancing, I can dance, I will teach you, trust me, I'm a manager.. (so need one of those devil smilies here)
              OK, you get James and me doing barber-shop "Doo-Wop" behind Donny...and I'm in.

              Steve
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                *SMACKS FOREHEAD*

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              • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                OK, you get James and me doing barber-shop "Doo-Wop" behind Donny...and I'm in.

                Steve
                Oh flippin eck! artistes, they are so "Want, want, want" and I suppose you will get all temperamental on me if I can't supply Donny - I think he might be a tad busy on DWTS and Vegas at the mo... I do know where I can get a card board cut out though, will that do? I am sure we can find someone to move it around behind you two..
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                • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
                  Susanne,

                  I believe Steve wanted Donnie in front of them???

                  Steve, London isn't close to california is it? :rolleyes:

                  LOL...J/K

                  Have a Great Day!
                  Michael
                  Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                  OK, you get James and me doing barber-shop "Doo-Wop" behind Donny...and I'm in.

                  Steve
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                  Oh flippin eck! artistes, they are so "Want, want, want" and I suppose you will get all temperamental on me if I can't supply Donny - I think he might be a tad busy on DWTS and Vegas at the mo... I do know where I can get a card board cut out though, will that do? I am sure we can find someone to move it around behind you two..
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                  Oh flippin eck! artistes, they are so "Want, want, want" and I suppose you will get all temperamental on me if I can't supply Donny - I think he might be a tad busy on DWTS and Vegas at the mo... I do know where I can get a card board cut out though, will that do? I am sure we can find someone to move it around behind you two..
                  Oh flippin eck! Management...they are SO "Assume, Assume, Assume", and I suppose you will get all temperamental on me because I didn't want Osmond, I wanted Wahlberg...I think he might be a tad busy promoting some crappy new film and/or greatest misses event at the mo...but if you can find a cardboard cut out that'd be cool (n.b. please make sure it's life-size and highly flammable).

                  That can be our encore.

                  Thnx
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                  • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                    Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                    Oh flippin eck! Management...they are SO "Assume, Assume, Assume", and I suppose you will get all temperamental on me because I didn't want Osmond, I wanted Wahlberg...I think he might be a tad busy promoting some crappy new film and/or greatest misses event at the mo...but if you can find a cardboard cut out that'd be cool (n.b. please make sure it's life-size and highly flammable).

                    That can be our encore.

                    Thnx
                    err Managers don't get temperamental they just get most of the money!

                    I will see what I can do - my son is quite good with sticky back plastic and cereal boxes.. no probs..

                    Michael, couldn't have done a Donnie in front of them, could have done a DONNY in front of them mind you LOL

                    Adam, sorry, do we need our knuckles rapping again for going off topic? As James seems to have disappeared, lets say, James did it...

                    Toodling off to bed now before I get seriously hurt LOL

                    EDIT AFTER READING JAMES LAST POST - did I say James did it, I meant Bev of course, see tired... outta here..
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      Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

      I think some people prefer to be anonymous.

      Me on the other hand, I like the transparency
      Nice pic there Brad! Where can I get two of those

      I had no idea you were on this forum. Hit me up on IM sometime and let's get some biz done together.
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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Interesting observation, Adam.

    People seem to "see" and recognize avatars, where they exist, a bit sooner than names.

    Case in point: A few months back I changed my Twitter avatar from my standard, "hatted, goateed, tropical-shirted", version to a "neatly dressed in suit, white shirt and tie--sans hat--me". I replied to a few interesting tweets from folks with whom I enjoyed a "tweetlationship".

    After not receiving responses I checked my breath and deodorant. Seemed to be OK.

    A couple hours later a couple people replied with, more-or-less, the same statement, "Elmer, what happened to you? I didn't recognize you."

    I'm fairly sure, had I kept the "new me" avatar, in time, I would have been recognized. In the short term however it decreased response.

    Possible the same thing would apply here with changed avatars.

    That, of course, is not to say a few couldn't be improved upon.

    Elmer
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      To Elmer,

      You're right, people recognise avatars quickly. It's ok to change your avatar once in a while, change is good as long as the change is to another good, appropriate one (both of yours were good). People will get used to the new one after a while.


      Originally Posted by Sosu View Post

      I'm here to learn what people want and observe...

      Sosu is sauce in Japan and... SOSu as in help you. And everyone knows its the sauce that makes everything better. Freedom, financial wealth, and happiness are the sauces for an entrepreneur.

      Perhaps if people explained their avatars and usernames, it would be a very interesting read.
      That would be interesting.

      Thanks,
      Adam
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    I'm here to learn what people want and observe...

    Sosu is sauce in Japan and... SOSu as in help you. And everyone knows its the sauce that makes everything better. Freedom, financial wealth, and happiness are the sauces for an entrepreneur.

    Perhaps if people explained their avatars and usernames, it would be a very interesting read.
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  • Profile picture of the author nturgeon
    After reading this, I decided to put up a picture of me.

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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      Originally Posted by nturgeon View Post

      After reading this, I decided to put up a picture of me.

      And we're glad you did.

      You have a warm smile. If I knew how to smile I'd want mine to be as pleasant as yours.

      Elmer
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by nturgeon View Post

      After reading this, I decided to put up a picture of me.

      Now why would you hide yourself? Looks great!

      On a side note, when I entered this forum it was while being followed by an internet sociopath and a very daring move on my part to even use my "avenuegirl" name.

      I know of one other person on this forum who had the same types of issues I did.

      I can understand how it may be hard for some people to put themselves out there. If you are for instance a web designer, do I need to know what you look like? I'd rather see a funky little design in your avatar - unless you are really hot that is and then you better show your mug.
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        I can understand how it may be hard for some people to put themselves out there. If you are for instance a web designer, do I need to know what you look like? I'd rather see a funky little design in your avatar - unless you are really hot that is and then you better show your mug.
        I agree, avatars don't have to be a real picture of the person.

        Adam
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        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        Now why would you hide yourself? Looks great!

        On a side note, when I entered this forum it was while being followed by an internet sociopath and a very daring move on my part to even use my "avenuegirl" name.

        I know of one other person on this forum who had the same types of issues I did.

        I can understand how it may be hard for some people to put themselves out there. If you are for instance a web designer, do I need to know what you look like? I'd rather see a funky little design in your avatar - unless you are really hot that is and then you better show your mug.
        Darn! I think I need a funky little design for my avatar
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        • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
          Originally Posted by Aljiro View Post

          Darn! I think I need a funky little design for my avatar
          No handsome - that smile will sell it for you.
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    Originally Posted by kmonster View Post

    oh boy....don't know if my avatar fits the bill?
    I love your avatar

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  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    avatar and user names ? sounds like an idea that could work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Hey Adam, I know I'm ugly but at least it's my photo. :p

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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Hey Adam, I know I'm ugly but at least it's my photo. :p

        Steven don't say that. You're not ugly. No one is ugly. And it's not about being ugly or good looking, it's about being presentable. Whether it's a picture of you, a stylised picture or just a design, it should be presentable. A presentable picture would consist of a good posture, lighting, clarity and camera angle.

        Edit: And your pic is fine!

        Thanks,
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      • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Hey Adam, I know I'm ugly but at least it's my photo. :p

        Steven, you're not ugly at all.

        Hideously handsome would be a better description...:p

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      Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

      avatar and user names ? sounds like an idea that could work.
      I like your avatar already, it's simple and attention grabbing.

      Adam
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    Aw shucks! Thanks Elmer *blush*

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      Originally Posted by nturgeon View Post

      Aw shucks! Thanks Elmer *blush*

      Nicole
      Watch out for him. LOL
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      • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        Watch out for him. LOL
        Why, Jill Carpenter, I'm surprised at you!

        I am nothing if not total "sweetness and light."

        If your avatar wasn't so underexposed I might even say nice things about it, too.

        Steve,

        Fortunately, for both of us, good looks aren't a prerequisite to ability, intelligence, perseverance and tenacity. Our "looks" affect our abilities only so far as we let them.

        Elmer
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post


          Steve,

          Fortunately, for both of us, good looks aren't a prerequisite to ability, intelligence, perseverance and tenacity. Our "looks" affect our abilities only so far as we let them.

          Elmer
          Amen to that Elmer...or I'd be sitting on a street cornet with dark glasses
          a tin cup and a monkey.
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        Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

        Watch out for him. LOL
        What about doing a "Miss WF" contest?

        We have many pretty ladies here
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          Originally Posted by goldmind123 View Post

          What about doing a "Miss WF" contest?

          We have many pretty ladies here
          And the winner is.....

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          • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
            Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

            And the winner is.....

            I don't believe that picture's real. That girl's WAY too cute to be hanging around with people like us.
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            • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
              Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

              I don't believe that picture's real. That girl's WAY too cute to be hanging around with people like us.
              LOL !!!!! OMG I almost spit my coffee all over my mac ...

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  • Profile picture of the author acrasial
    Look at my avatar! Why so serious! There are serious internet marketers, then there are the ones riding in their speed boat, taking videos laughing, and they seem anything but "serious", but both make money.
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      Originally Posted by acrasial View Post

      Look at my avatar! Why so serious!
      I liked your first avatar better.

      I demand you put it back up...

      KJ

      (I made my avatar myself...KJ is a jazz tune)
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  • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
    Some people prefer to be anonymous I guess (especially if they are just browsing and not actively selling)

    But having said that, I think that for active sellers, making it clear who you are (even with a stylized avatar and setting your profile homepage to your personal website) is a necessity, IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
    hmmm...I have often thought about changing my username to my real name, but I have been using GetSmartt in various ways for many years.

    I'll have to think about this more...
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by getsmartt View Post

      hmmm...I have often thought about changing my username to my real name, but I have been using GetSmartt in various ways for many years.

      I'll have to think about this more...
      You don't have to change your username, it's ok as it is. Your avatar is a bit dark but other than that it's pretty cool.

      Adam
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      • Profile picture of the author getsmartt
        Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

        You don't have to change your username, it's ok as it is. Your avatar is a bit dark but other than that it's pretty cool.

        Adam
        yeah I guess it is a bit dark...have to whip out photoshop and lighten it up a bit...thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    So because I have a ugly name or a ugly avatar people will not do business with me ??? Seems kind of strange, let me go ask my customers what they think ....

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      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      So because I have a ugly name or a ugly avatar people will not do business with me ??? Seems kind of strange, let me go ask my customers what they think ....

      James
      James,

      I don't think that Adam implied that either your name or avatar are ugly.

      The fact that you have customers contravenes that. I suspect that you have quite a few repeat customers.

      You've taken the "Brand" route as opposed to the "personal" road.

      If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

      Elmer
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

        James,

        I don't think that Adam implied that either your name or avatar are ugly.

        The fact that you have customers contravenes that. I suspect that you have quite a few repeat customers.

        You've taken the "Brand" route as opposed to the "personal" road.

        If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

        Elmer
        Thanks Elmer .. I do have many many repeat customers ..lol Exactly why I do not change my avatar, someone may not know me then ...

        Besides if they want to see my ugly mug they can go to any number of social media sites... I figure why not scare the social media guys and not my customers ..lol

        James
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      So because I have a ugly name or a ugly avatar people will not do business with me ??? Seems kind of strange, let me go ask my customers what they think ....

      James
      Nothing wrong with your username or your avatar, in fact it's well branded and recognisable.

      Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
    Adam,

    You look like something out of a "Peter, Bjorn & John" video.

    Nothing wrong with that, of course.

    In fact, I have a healthier respect for you BECAUSE of that. I like whistlin' tunes.



    Steve

    Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

    But a lot of avatars on the Warrior Forum need work. I'm not going to name any names and I'm not putting anyone down either, I'm not that kinda guy, but a well taken picture or a well designed avatar can do wonders for your image. Especially on an *important* forum like this one.

    Not only the avatars but usernames as well. You don't necessarily have to use your own name, you can use a pen name, your business name or a nickname but make it catchy and memorable. You really should be trying to brand yourself from the word go.

    This is not your average forum. You're here because you're either an internet marketer or you want to be one. If you're going to be one then one day you're going to be selling something (product/service) and you will want to be recognised when you do.

    Recognised in the best way possible that is.

    Thanks,
    Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by Sosu View Post

      My photo was taken with a camera phone and outdoor lighting. But I like it and I think it captures my spirit of freedom. I do like Adam's avatar, it reminds me of "Reservoir Dogs".
      Thaks Sosu. Your username and pic are absolutely fine.

      Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

      Adam,

      You look like something out of a "Peter, Bjorn & John" video.

      Nothing wrong with that, of course.

      In fact, I have a healthier respect for you BECAUSE of that. I like whistlin' tunes.



      Steve
      Thanks Steve, you're a good looking guy yourself (now don't get the wrong idea!) but if you don't mind me saying, you should re-take your pic at a better angle.

      Adam
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

        Thaks Sosu. Your username and pic are absolutely fine.



        Thanks Steve, you're a good looking guy yourself (now don't get the wrong idea!) but if you don't mind me saying, you should re-take your pic at a better angle.

        Adam
        See man now your going to give steve a big head and get him all started ... OMG!!! Here we go ...

        Take cover dude!

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

          See man now your going to give steve a big head and get him all started ... OMG!!! Here we go ...

          Take cover dude!

          James
          As if, James.

          I'm nuttin' but sweetness and light (oh...and bad angles)

          You know that!

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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
        Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post



        Thanks Steve, you're a good looking guy yourself (now don't get the wrong idea!) but if you don't mind me saying, you should re-take your pic at a better angle.

        Adam
        I don't do angles, Adam.

        This is me. Take it or leave it.



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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
          Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

          I don't do angles, Adam.

          This is me. Take it or leave it.



          Steve
          I want a refund -

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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
            Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

            I want a refund -

            James
            Screw You, Stein!

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            • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
              Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

              Screw You, Stein!

              LOL .... I warned people to take cover .. see !!

              James

              P.S. Just make sure you pronounce it correctly, it's german...
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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

                LOL .... I warned people to take cover .. see !!

                James

                P.S. Just make sure you pronounce it correctly, it's german...
                Screw You, James!



                (deliberately ducking the "Stine", "Steen" potential issue...)
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                • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
                  Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                  (deliberately ducking the "Stine", "Steen" potential issue...)
                  And I immediately flash back to Allan Sherman's "Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y" line from "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max."

                  Dammit, now that's going to be stuck in my head all day.

                  Merowitz, Berowitz, Handelman, Schandelman,
                  Sperber and Gerber and Steiner and Stone;
                  Moskowitz, Lupowitz, Aaronson, Baronson,
                  Kleinman and Feinman and Friedman and Cohen...
                  Smallowitz, Wallowitz, Tidelbaum, Mendelbaum,
                  Levin, Levinsky, Levine and Levi;
                  Blumburger, Schlumburger, Minkus and Pinkus,
                  And Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y...
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                  • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                    Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

                    And I immediately flash back to Allan Sherman's "Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y" line from "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max."

                    Dammit, now that's going to be stuck in my head all day.

                    Merowitz, Berowitz, Handelman, Schandelman,
                    Sperber and Gerber and Steiner and Stone;
                    Moskowitz, Lupowitz, Aaronson, Baronson,
                    Kleinman and Feinman and Friedman and Cohen...
                    Smallowitz, Wallowitz, Tidelbaum, Mendelbaum,
                    Levin, Levinsky, Levine and Levi;
                    Blumburger, Schlumburger, Minkus and Pinkus,
                    And Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y...
                    Blimey!

                    That sounds like the cast of "Annie Hall"

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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
              OK Warriors, now I'm confused ???

              <---Which avatar should I use, the one I have now or this one?

              .............. .............


              Have a Great Day!
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              • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post


                .............. .............

                That's such a cool avatar!

                Adam
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                • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
                  Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

                  That's such a cool avatar!

                  Adam
                  Adam,
                  That was my avatar on the Warrior forum a few years back.
                  After that I got a shave, hair cut and then asked my wife to take a picture
                  before the next full moon. :rolleyes:

                  Have a Great Day!
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            • Profile picture of the author Hyaku_Man
              I don't really think it matters. If I like an avatar I use it, if I want to change it I will. I'm not here to market to marketers so I don't feel I need a catchy logo as my avatar that people will associate with a product.

              I know from my life experience that ego and adherence to your "image" can severely limit what you allow yourself to achieve. So I'd rather focus on making money and not worry about my image.
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            • Profile picture of the author cyberchick
              When I first joined this forum I was a noob and shy to use my own name. A lot has happened since and I have tried to change my user name to my own name but to no avail. Unless someone can point me in the right direction I wouldn't know where to do this.

              It would love to use my own name since it's part of my brand.

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              • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                James, that piccy is brilliant! just what I had in mind.. love it!

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                • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                  James, that piccy is brilliant! just what I had in mind.. love it!

                  Manager Sue
                  Thought you might like that ...lol

                  James
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              • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
                Originally Posted by cyberchick View Post

                When I first joined this forum I was a noob and shy to use my own name. A lot has happened since and I have tried to change my user name to my own name but to no avail. Unless someone can point me in the right direction I wouldn't know where to do this.
                I've been told the way to do this is to open a support ticket at the Help Desk.
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                • Profile picture of the author Handsome J
                  Well, if we have to explain what our S/N & Avatars are about, here is mine:

                  S/N: Handsome J
                  Name kinda stuck from some friends. One of my friends had just seen The Italian Job. Mentioned one of the characters reminded him of me while out at the bar with the rest of the crew. Of course everyone gets rowdy and breaks balls. Basically he said its because I'm a BMW guy, (kinda an enthusiast), I drive like the guy in the movie and am confident with the ladies. The last one is debatable, but I figured it's cool to have a name like Jason Statham. Irregardless the name has stuck, so I use it here.

                  Heres the flick:

                  Avatar:
                  My background was in Default & Commercial Real Estate before I was full force in this end of IM. One classic R.E. movie was GlennGary Glen Ross. The picture is from a scene in the movie talking about closing, and inciting other to action by drastic means.

                  Heres the flick:


                  As far as transparency I use my LinkedIn url in most of my stuff which links to my real name and real pic. I have some recommendations there that function as testimonials of myself also so theres my social proof.
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                  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
                    Originally Posted by Handsome J View Post

                    Well, if we have to explain what our S/N & Avatars are about, here is mine:

                    S/N: Handsome J
                    Name kinda stuck from some friends. One of my friends had just seen The Italian Job. Mentioned one of the characters reminded him of me while out at the bar with the rest of the crew. Of course everyone gets rowdy and breaks balls. Basically he said its because I'm a BMW guy, (kinda an enthusiast), I drive like the guy in the movie and am confident with the ladies. The last one is debatable, but I figured it's cool to have a name like Jason Statham. Irregardless the name has stuck, so I use it here.

                    Heres the flick:
                    YouTube - A Lesson In Picking Up Girls

                    Avatar:
                    My background was in Default & Commercial Real Estate before I was full force in this end of I. One classic R.E. movie was GlennGary Glen Ross. The picture is from a scene in the movie talking about closing, and inciting other to action by drastic means.

                    Heres the flick:
                    YouTube - Leadership - Glengarry Glen Ross


                    As far as transparency I use my LinkedIn url in most of my stuff which links to my real name and real pic. I have some recommendations there that function as testimonials of myself also so theres my social proof.
                    Always Be Closing!!
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          • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
            Originally Posted by AJ Silvers View Post

            I love the "dogs" look too, Adam is that something you did yourself?
            Thanks, yes I did. It's a stylised pic of me done is Photoshop. I like your pose

            Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

            See man now your going to give steve a big head and get him all started ... OMG!!! Here we go ...

            Take cover dude!

            James
            LOL (hides behind James). Oops I hope I'm not giving you the wrong idea now! LOL

            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

            I don't do angles, Adam.

            This is me. Take it or leave it.



            Steve
            Fair enough.


            Thanks,
            Adam
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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          The long hair like a certain ancient middle eastern man with a kind of halo over your head?
          Originally Posted by Sosu View Post

          Your picture screams "prince of darkness" to me.
          Looking at these two impressions, I think the current avatar is pretty much the perfect image.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sosu
    My photo was taken with a camera phone and outdoor lighting. But I like it and I think it captures my spirit of freedom. I do like Adam's avatar, it reminds me of "Reservoir Dogs".
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Starter
      Originally Posted by Sosu View Post

      My photo was taken with a camera phone and outdoor lighting. But I like it and I think it captures my spirit of freedom. I do like Adam's avatar, it reminds me of "Reservoir Dogs".
      I love the "dogs" look too, Adam is that something you did yourself?

      And thanks for kicking off this thread! I think it does not matter whether you go brand or personal (which itself is a brand, think Frank Kern) or you could combine the too like Richard Branson and Virgin.

      However I do think as marketers we should make a decision, act on it and be consistent.

      I am a firm believer in the idea that people buy from people (hence I went the personal route).

      Using the same image/photo/brand helps with instant recognition which I believe must help with conversions as customers are likely to feel an element of comfort if they have seen your, your brand or your image around for a while.

      I like real names and real pics because I think it conveys and element of trust and faith in your products (you're not likely to put your name on something that is substandard are you?)
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  • Profile picture of the author Sosu
    Nicole, Jill, and Tristan all have big teeth showing make you just feel happy smiles. Makes you just want to hand them a beer and say thanks.
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      I'll take that beer
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    I'm never happy with my avatar. I took about a half dozen last month and this was the least crappy of them. At some point, I'll take more and pick another one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I'm never happy with my avatar. I took about a half dozen last month and this was the least crappy of them. At some point, I'll take more and pick another one.
      Your avatar is cool but slightly dark and a bit fuzzy. If you want you can PM me and I can quickly fix you up a nice one. I won't charge.

      Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I'm never happy with my avatar. I took about a half dozen last month and this was the least crappy of them. At some point, I'll take more and pick another one.
      The long hair like a certain ancient middle eastern man with a kind of halo over your head? You aren't fooling anyone. Clearly the ultimate subliminal guru message. You know you love it
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    • Profile picture of the author Sosu
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I'm never happy with my avatar. I took about a half dozen last month and this was the least crappy of them. At some point, I'll take more and pick another one.
      Your picture screams "prince of darkness" to me. I think it looks cool. Not sure if that is the direction you wanted, but that is what I see.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I'm never happy with my avatar. I took about a half dozen last month and this was the least crappy of them. At some point, I'll take more and pick another one.
      Try this. Always works with guys with great long hair like yours...

      Tilt your head down, but look forward...and don't smile. Perfect badass look...:p
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  • Profile picture of the author Sosu
    Elmer looks like a best selling author. I feel like saying "I loved your book, please make the autograph out to Scott".
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Well I wasn't really selling anything when I started out but now that I kind of am I get your point. Hmmmm, wheres the latest photo album? I haven't take a picture in years. The witness protection program made me swear I never would.
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  • Profile picture of the author selma
    My name is Selma....

    <----- and my avatar is a real photo of me.

    Albeit these days I look a little more swollen and not as cute... pregnancy doesn't really help your looks much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      "A little more swollen and not as cute"

      Well...that's my gravestone sorted!

      Thanks, Selma
      Originally Posted by selma View Post


      <----- and my avatar is a real photo of me.

      Albeit these days I look a little more swollen and not as cute...
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      • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
        I like the avatars with the real photos, but the carton ones are pretty cool too...
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      • Profile picture of the author selma
        Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

        "A little more swollen and not as cute"

        Well...that's my gravestone sorted!

        Thanks, Selma
        lol.... :p
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

        "A little more swollen and not as cute"

        Well...that's my gravestone sorted!

        Thanks, Selma
        Steve "The Guru" Fullman
        19xx - 05/09/2032

        "One Of The Greatest Marketers Of The 21st Century"
        "The Warrior Forum (still in existence) Will Miss You"


        p.s. you still owe me $10 you wannabe

        James
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

          Steve "The Guru" Fullman
          19xx - 05/09/2032

          "One Of The Greatest Marketers Of The 21st Century"
          "The Warrior Forum (still in existence) Will Miss You"


          p.s. you still owe me $10 you wannabe

          James
          2032...?



          The countdown IS ON!
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          • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

            2032...?



            The countdown IS ON!
            Ha! You must have missed the fine print ...lol

            James
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
              Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

              Ha! You must have missed the fine print ...lol

              James
              No, I saw the fine print...I was just checkin' it out!
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      • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
        Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

        "A little more swollen and not as cute"

        Well...that's my gravestone sorted!

        Thanks, Selma
        Flippin hilarious, that's your best yet (well that I have read)...
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

          Flippin hilarious, that's your best yet (well that I have read)...
          Hi Suze,

          How are you? Long time no speak.

          Steve
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          • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
            Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

            Hi Suze,

            How are you? Long time no speak.

            Steve
            I'm good Steve ta.. enjoying watching you and James play before I get off to bed.. getting the popcorn as we speak...
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            • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
              Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

              I'm good Steve ta.. enjoying watching you and James play before I get off to bed.. getting the popcorn as we speak...
              See Steve always getting me into trouble ... It's like at school when your best friend (being steve) spit those spit balls at the cute girl in the front row and then pointed to you (being me) when the teacher said something..

              James
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              • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

                See Steve always getting me into trouble ... It's like at school when your best friend (being steve) spit those spit balls at the cute girl in the front row and then pointed to you (being me) when the teacher said something..

                James
                awwww poor James, I feel for you, I really do (is that believable?)..

                Seriously, you two are so funny sometimes, you should form a double act you could be the next Morcombe and Wise of the Warrior Forum (ask Steve who they are if you are not sure, uk reference).

                All you need now is a good stage name..

                Presenting "Jerk and Fullman" has a ring to it don't you think?

                **leaving this thread quickly now before I get hurt**
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                • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post


                  Presenting "Jerk and Fullman" has a ring to it don't you think?
                  LOL that made me laugh.

                  Adam
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                • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                  awwww poor James, I feel for you, I really do (is that believable?)..

                  Seriously, you two are so funny sometimes, you should form a double act you could be the next Morcombe and Wise of the Warrior Forum (ask Steve who they are if you are not sure, uk reference).

                  All you need now is a good stage name..

                  Presenting "Jerk and Fullman" has a ring to it don't you think?

                  **leaving this thread quickly now before I get hurt**
                  Ha Take that Steve....:p

                  See just like back in school again I get the sympathy of the cute girl ...

                  Hey Jerk and Fullman does have a ring to it ... JerkAndFullman.com -

                  James
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
              Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

              I'm good Steve ta.. enjoying watching you and James play before I get off to bed.. getting the popcorn as we speak...
              No need for popcorn...James is one of my favourite Warriors, he's almost...British.



              Mr. Stein is just a great fella.

              Unless, of course, he's being literal...

              In which case...I'd be deeply hurt
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              • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                No need for popcorn...James is one of my favourite Warriors, he's almost...British.



                Mr. Stein is just a great fella.

                Unless, of course, he's being literal...

                In which case...I'd be deeply hurt
                Oh I know you two are only messing, anyway, we are off that now, now we are trying to think of a stage name for the two of you, or are you not keeping up with the thread Steve, tsk tsk! So what do you think of "Jerk and Fullman"? Adam likes it and this is his thread

                By the way Adam, getting back on the track of the thread, I agree with you LOL

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                • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post


                  By the way Adam, getting back on the track of the thread, I agree with you LOL

                  Sue
                  Thank you and you have a great avatar

                  Adam
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                • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
                  Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                  Oh I know you two are only messing, anyway, we are off that now, now we are trying to think of a stage name for the two of you, or are you not keeping up with the thread Steve, tsk tsk! So what do you think of "Jerk and Fullman"? Adam likes it and this is his thread

                  By the way Adam, getting back on the track of the thread, I agree with you LOL

                  Sue
                  Sue,
                  You got to excuse his old age he loses track sometimes ...lol

                  Nah Steve is a great guy ... Someone many newbies should follow..

                  James
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                  • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
                    Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

                    Sue,
                    You got to excuse his old age he loses track sometimes ...lol

                    Nah Steve is a great guy ... Someone many newbies should follow..

                    James
                    Well I have to agree with you on both of those obervations of our Steve

                    And with that, it is flippin late here in the UK and I am off to my bed... see you all tomorrow..

                    Night
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                    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
                      Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

                      Well I have to agree with you on both of those obervations of our Steve

                      And with that, it is flippin late here in the UK and I am off to my bed... see you all tomorrow..

                      Night
                      Sue
                      Night Manager Sue ....

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    • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
      Originally Posted by selma View Post

      My name is Selma....

      <----- and my avatar is a real photo of me.

      Albeit these days I look a little more swollen and not as cute... pregnancy doesn't really help your looks much.
      I dunno, I always like my preggo look better, and after being that way 5 times you kinda get used to it.

      Sylvia
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        Originally Posted by Sylvia Rolfe View Post

        I dunno, I always like my preggo look better, and after being that way 5 times you kinda get used to it.

        Sylvia

        Sylvia, your one of the lucky ones then. I envy you!
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    Is an 18 inch bicep flex acceptable?
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by selma View Post

      My name is Selma....

      <----- and my avatar is a real photo of me.

      Albeit these days I look a little more swollen and not as cute... pregnancy doesn't really help your looks much.
      Cool avatar (trips). Oops.

      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Is an 18 inch bicep flex acceptable?
      Woah, I wouldn't wanna mess with you! Cool avatar

      Adam
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    • Profile picture of the author Sosu
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Is an 18 inch bicep flex acceptable?
      Only if you are under 18 or over 40.

      Just wanted to make sure you know that is the green envy smile....
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    • Profile picture of the author mrcouchpotato
      I was going to use my driver's license photo, but I wouldn't want anyone to see that

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  • Profile picture of the author RebeccaL
    I love my tiger avatar and have no plans to change it. Not everyone wants their face plastered all over the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by RebeccaL View Post

      I love my tiger avatar and have no plans to change it. Not everyone wants their face plastered all over the internet.
      Rebecca, that's fine, at least it's an identity. I love Tigers.

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    well....that is me...oh well....
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by bobmcalister View Post

      well....that is me...oh well....
      Is that someone from Harry Potter? With that avatar I image you with a croaky voice when I read your posts lol.

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    That's awesome Michael.

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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      You don't like the hat?
      You have a great picture and name, very characteristic.

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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Here goes an avatar for you ....



        What about that ...
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
          Just can't stand warriors who adopt some popstar-ish username, and worse still, a cartoon/manga avatar! Come on people, be yourself once in a while! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    I could use some plastic surgery I suppose. Maybe thin my schnozz down a little.
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  • Profile picture of the author thmgoodw
    Not everyone here sells now (or likely ever) in the IM field. Not sure how branding here will help you sell diet pills, but oK.

    Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

    But a lot of avatars on the Warrior Forum need work. I'm not going to name any names and I'm not putting anyone down either, I'm not that kinda guy, but a well taken picture or a well designed avatar can do wonders for your image. Especially on an *important* forum like this one.

    Not only the avatars but usernames as well. You don't necessarily have to use your own name, you can use a pen name, your business name or a nickname but make it catchy and memorable. You really should be trying to brand yourself from the word go.

    This is not your average forum. You're here because you're either an internet marketer or you want to be one. If you're going to be one then one day you're going to be selling something (product/service) and you will want to be recognised when you do.

    Recognised in the best way possible that is.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Strong
    I agree, I see some of these avatars and I wonder what these people were thinking...
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    • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
      Originally Posted by KenStrong View Post

      I agree, I see some of these avatars and I wonder what these people were thinking...
      Ken,

      I certainly wouldn't wish to read anything specific into Adam's OP, but...


      Elmer

      PS. Adam, I noticed with this post yo've achieved a 10% conversion rate. 1100 Views with 110 Replies. Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    You're right, an inappropriate avatar (opinion) and an inappropriate name (opinion) can affect the interest you develop in this or any forum.

    But the way I see it, this forum has a very informal feel to it.

    PERSONALLY, I think a far more pressing issue is the content some people are producing and getting away with!
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  • Profile picture of the author archiebunk
    This is true. I hope people will remember me but I tried to upload and it didn"t work. When I get it in there people should remember after being here more often.
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  • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
    I agree, that's why I decided to use my real name and a picture. I would never do that in some other forum.

    The signature is also important. Some people don't even have a signature.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
      So? My idea to switch to a picture of me in the nude on a bearskin rug? Professional?
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      • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
        Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

        So? My idea to switch to a picture of me in the nude on a bearskin rug? Professional?
        Ahh... I just went blind reading that!

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        • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
          Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

          I could use some plastic surgery I suppose. Maybe thin my schnozz down a little.
          No way, you're avatar is very stylish as it is

          Originally Posted by thmgoodw View Post

          Not everyone here sells now (or likely ever) in the IM field. Not sure how branding here will help you sell diet pills, but oK.
          Well if you don't want to be recognised then that's fine too. A lot of people prefer to stay anon.

          Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

          Should we show avatars or real pictures with our names?

          Do not disagree with your premise however I am a believer in at least showing a picture and a real name
          Well you can show your picture but in my opinion it's not necessary, an avatar can be other things as well.

          Originally Posted by Steve Porcaro View Post

          I agree Avatars need work however we really do not know who you are?
          Me? Well I'm a nobody

          Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

          PS. Adam, I noticed with this post yo've achieved a 10% conversion rate. 1100 Views with 110 Replies. Congrats!
          Hey thanks Elmer, wasn't intentional but cool nevertheless.

          Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

          So? My idea to switch to a picture of me in the nude on a bearskin rug? Professional?
          LOL that could work!

          Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

          There is a lot of love in this thread!

          I agree with you Adam, but I guess it depends what you are looking to get out of the forum as well. There are those who will not want or need to brand themselves at all, and that's cool too.

          I enjoy the diverse makeup of the forum and generally my take on it is "to each their own".

          My bug bear is when some one uses their name/avatar for deceptive purposes.
          I agree.

          Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

          I agree Adam,

          It's not about anonimity, it's about memorability.

          It's not even about selling stuff, it's about communicating.

          However you use this forum you've got to remember it's a HUGE community and having a memorable pic and username only serves to assist with the effectiveness of your time spent here.

          Peter
          Very well said.

          Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

          Probs because you used up your 24 hour quota.. they will come back, do not fret
          You reckon? Cool ok thanks.

          Originally Posted by Sumit Menon View Post

          But, I like my avatar... Ohh.. Adam.
          Your avatar is cool.

          Originally Posted by Online Business Mentor View Post

          quick adding on to my previous point would be that ultimately people will buy from who they like and trust...and believe me when I started making some serious money online...it was not because of some fancy sales letter, cool graphics website, avatar's etc..nope

          I had NO List, NO Track Record, NO Credibility, NO Income Proof ...basically no your usual buying triggers for your prospects

          But the one thing I did thankfully have was my story...and where and how I made the transition to this industry...and that can be VERY powerful...if any of you guys have ever read Mike Dillards about attraction marketing you will get what I mean...

          My first ever first $1000 made in a day high ticket profit sale online was from a client who was 90% in the same boat as me when I began...and totally got what I mean't and the struggles I faced before making a mark in the industry

          So personally...I respect the point of view raised when the thread was started..but DON'T let go of the one advantage you do have...which is your identity
          This forum is a powerful tool for us marketers and in my opinion we should present ourselves properly. Having a good avatar is just a little part of the whole, not the whole itself.

          Thank you all for sharing your views.

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    • Profile picture of the author acrasial
      Originally Posted by KatyaSenina View Post

      I agree, that's why I decided to use my real name and a picture. I would never do that in some other forum.

      The signature is also important. Some people don't even have a signature.

      Affiliate links are not allowed. This is why I do NOT HAVE a signature at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jenni Mac
      No sig for me right now because I have nothing to sell to the Warriors!

      Originally Posted by KatyaSenina View Post

      I agree, that's why I decided to use my real name and a picture. I would never do that in some other forum.

      The signature is also important. Some people don't even have a signature.
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    My vote for best avatar goes to Rolfe!!... Sylvia always looks cool... Never miss that girl when she pops into Twitter

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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    There is a lot of love in this thread!

    I agree with you Adam, but I guess it depends what you are looking to get out of the forum as well. There are those who will not want or need to brand themselves at all, and that's cool too.

    I enjoy the diverse makeup of the forum and generally my take on it is "to each their own".

    My bug bear is when some one uses their name/avatar for deceptive purposes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by KenStrong View Post

      I agree, I see some of these avatars and I wonder what these people were thinking...
      I would like to submit this for Miss WF 2009:

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  • Profile picture of the author Imran Naseem
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    Avatars can help brand you - I would advise to use your own picture as opposed to having something else.

    Then again that is my 2 cents.
    I always make sure I look good

    Unless you rely solely on this forum to make your income I would not really care about my Avatar, as long as it is me on there and not some other person.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tracy Yates
    I really like using my own name and image for my avatar. If nothing else, so that my marketing buds can find me easy.

    Plus, it doesn't hurt to let others new to the forum know who they are dealing with. So, like many Warriors, I decided to go with the "personal" brand



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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    I agree Adam,

    It's not about anonimity, it's about memorability.

    It's not even about selling stuff, it's about communicating.

    However you use this forum you've got to remember it's a HUGE community and having a memorable pic and username only serves to assist with the effectiveness of your time spent here.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    Arghhhh I can't seem to thank people, the "thanks" button has disappeared since yesterday. I have no idea why.

    Bare with me while go through the posts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
    I DISAGREE!

    I think that you're making the assumption that everyone on this forum
    wants to sell to the internet marketing niche so they need to brand themselves.

    When actually the majority of people here don't have anything to do with selling
    in the IM niche.

    I make alot of money a year and have Homer Simpson as my avatar and
    I don't sell any make money online products anymore and I don't promote to the IM
    niche.

    Not everybody joins this forum to sell stuff and build a name for themselves. Most
    people just join so they can be around other like minded internet marketers and to
    learn something new now and again.

    And in all honesty I couldn't care less what someones avatar or username is (as
    long as it's not offensive). All i care about is what the person has to say.

    Will
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    • Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

      "The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on."
      Lol this is a cool quote...but I wondered maybe the the man is just laid back and thought positively vs blaming it on someone surely?!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

        I DISAGREE!

        I think that you're making the assumption that everyone on this forum
        wants to sell to the internet marketing niche so they need to brand themselves.

        When actually the majority of people here don't have anything to do with selling
        in the IM niche.

        I make alot of money a year and have Homer Simpson as my avatar and
        I don't sell any make money online products anymore and I don't promote to the IM
        niche.

        Not everybody joins this forum to sell stuff and build a name for themselves. Most
        people just join so they can be around other like minded internet marketers and to
        learn something new now and again.

        And in all honesty I couldn't care less what someones avatar or username is (as
        long as it's not offensive). All i care about is what the person has to say.

        Will
        Well let me ask you this. Are you prone to take advice from someone who has no avatar, 25 posts, and an obscure name? Aren't you just a bit curious about the source of the information?

        I don't think the niche matters - it is about how you are viewed on this forum. In addition, if I know someones niche I am better able to determine if they can help me or if I can help them with a specific campaign.

        It is not as much about branding yourself as it is about having a better sense of who you can trust.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
          Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

          It is not as much about branding yourself as it is about having a better sense of who you can trust.
          But, that can be a false sense of trust, especially when you stumble across a warrior's photo at a stock photo site.
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          • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            Will, I think you're taking this "transparency" thing a little to seriously...:p
            Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

            I took out my earnings because people don't need to know that. My point was that not everyone joins this forum to make money and create a brand to sell stuff.

            In fact I'd hate to have my own brand and have everyone watch everything I do online. There's 10 times more money to be made in other markets than building a brand in the IM niche which is already seriously overcrowded.

            Will
            Easy, big fella...

            I was simply trying to make a joke about the x-ray avatar, having a little fun with you.

            Sorry if you got anything more out of it...
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        • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
          Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

          Well let me ask you this. Are you prone to take advice from someone who has no avatar, 25 posts, and an obscure name? Aren't you just a bit curious about the source of the information?

          I don't think the niche matters - it is about how you are viewed on this forum. In addition, if I know someones niche I am better able to determine if they can help me or if I can help them with a specific campaign.

          It is not as much about branding yourself as it is about having a better sense of who you can trust.
          Hey avenuegirl I get what you're saying but I'm not going to judge someone
          better just because they use a real pic and use their real name.

          Again i look at what a person has to say and I'll make my opinion based on
          that.

          Post count as you mentioned on the other hand is a different thing.

          Sure I'm going to take more notice of the person who has 10,000 posts
          has to say over the person who has 25 in most cases.

          In fact if you think about it why would you really trust the person who
          uses a real pic, their real name and is selling something in their sig link?

          Because you know their main goal on the forum is to sell you something.

          Can you really trust anyone on a forum?

          When it comes to money and marketing the only person I really trust
          is myself.

          Will
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          • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
            Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

            Hey avenuegirl I get what you're saying but I'm not going to judge someone
            better just because they use a real pic and use their real name.

            Again i look at what a person has to say and I'll make my opinion based on
            that.

            Post count as you mentioned on the other hand is a different thing.

            Sure I'm going to take more notice of the person who has 10,000 posts
            has to say over the person who has 25 in most cases.

            In fact if you think about it why would you really trust the person who
            uses a real pic, their real name and is selling something in their sig link?

            Because you know their main goal on the forum is to sell you something.

            Can you really trust anyone on a forum?

            When it comes to money and marketing the only person I really trust
            is myself.

            Will



            I would also like to add that someone can have a "real" picture and "real" name and it could be totally false. So when I look at posts I do look at what they are saying and not their username or avatar.

            And as far as the post count thing, for some reason people look at post count and judge that on your knowledge of a subject.

            Post count does not represent or necessarily represent anyone's knowledge in a subject. Just because someone is very active in this forum does not mean he knows more than someone who may not even be a member of this forum

            Someone can have a post count of 10 and give better advice on a subject than someone with 5,000 posts who may have no experience on the subject.



            -John
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            • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
              Originally Posted by misterwrecker View Post

              I would also like to add that someone can have a "real" picture and "real" name and it could be totally false. So when I look at posts I do look at what they are saying and not their username or avatar.

              And as far as the post count thing, for some reason people look at post count and judge that on your knowledge of a subject.

              Post count does not represent or necessarily represent anyone's knowledge in a subject. Just because someone is very active in this forum does not mean he knows more than someone who may not even be a member of this forum

              Someone can have a post count of 10 and give better advice on a subject than someone with 5,000 posts who may have no experience on the subject.



              -John
              Oh, I know about the fake name and pic more than I wish to, LOL - but eventually those things come to the surface over time.

              I was not trying to belittle anyone with a low post count either - but the combination of someone who is "fresh" here, with no pic and no reputation and no links who appears out of the blue spouting advice sometimes raises flags with me - and I'm sure I'm not alone. At the same time, there could be members with 5 posts and not much filled in to go by, but what they have posted shows some sincere effort to help others or ask some real questions and not just post a one liner - I have no issue with that.
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              • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
                Originally Posted by avenuegirl View Post

                Oh, I know about the fake name and pic more than I wish to, LOL - but eventually those things come to the surface over time.

                I was not trying to belittle anyone with a low post count either - but the combination of someone who is "fresh" here, with no pic and no reputation and no links who appears out of the blue spouting advice sometimes raises flags with me - and I'm sure I'm not alone. At the same time, there could be members with 5 posts and not much filled in to go by, but what they have posted shows some sincere effort to help others or ask some real questions and not just post a one liner - I have no issue with that.



                I get what you are saying and my post was not to go against you or anybody else. I just wanted to say that just because someone is new to the forum does not mean they are new to IM.

                The thing is a lot of new people come on the forum and try to take advantage and abuse the forum. If they spent that time building a relationship and a reputation they would get a lot more out of it that way.


                -John
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            • Profile picture of the author Dean Martin
              Originally Posted by misterwrecker View Post

              I would also like to add that someone can have a "real" picture and "real" name and it could be totally false. So when I look at posts I do look at what they are saying and not their username or avatar.

              Someone can have a post count of 10 and give better advice on a subject than someone with 5,000 posts who may have no experience on the subject.
              -John
              Yep, I'd rather stretch the truth in my avatar (although I actually am Dean Martin), promise less in my ad copy and then overdeliver in the final product.
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              • Profile picture of the author misterwrecker
                Originally Posted by dlmartin View Post

                Yep, I'd rather stretch the truth in my avatar (although I actually am Dean Martin), promise less in my ad copy and then overdeliver in the final product.


                Lol...I was not talking about celebrity photos but rather stock images.


                Nice pic though, we need some more paisanos on here.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Amen to that Elmer...or I'd be sitting on a street cornet with dark glasses
      a tin cup and a monkey.
      Why do you think I hide behind that purty fishy?

      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      And I immediately flash back to Allan Sherman's "Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y" line from "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max."

      Dammit, now that's going to be stuck in my head all day.

      Merowitz, Berowitz, Handelman, Schandelman,
      Sperber and Gerber and Steiner and Stone;
      Moskowitz, Lupowitz, Aaronson, Baronson,
      Kleinman and Feinman and Friedman and Cohen...
      Smallowitz, Wallowitz, Tidelbaum, Mendelbaum,
      Levin, Levinsky, Levine and Levi;
      Blumburger, Schlumburger, Minkus and Pinkus,
      And Stein with an e-i and Styne with a y...
      Dammit, now you have me doing it!

      Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

      I make well over 2 million dollars a year and have Homer Simpson as my avatar and I don't sell any make money online products anymore and I don't promote to the IM niche.

      Will
      Will, I think you're taking this "transparency" thing a little to seriously...:p
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      • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
        Will, I think you're taking this "transparency" thing a little to seriously...:p
        I took out my earnings because people don't need to know that. My
        point was that not everyone joins this forum to make money and create
        a brand to sell stuff.

        In fact I'd hate to have my own brand and have everyone watch everything
        I do online. There's 10 times more money to be made in other markets than
        building a brand in the IM niche which is already seriously overcrowded.

        Will
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  • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
    I once put up a profile picture on a picture rating board and forgot about it. Then when I checked back later I found out that I had been voted "Most Likely To Rob A Bank". After that I decided to keep a low profile
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    • Originally Posted by JackPowers View Post

      I once put up a profile picture on a picture rating board and forgot about it. Then when I checked back later I found out that I had been voted "Most Likely To Rob A Bank". After that I decided to keep a low profile
      That mixed in with the Username 'Jack Powers' is surely to mix it up
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      • Profile picture of the author JackPowers
        Originally Posted by Online Business Mentor View Post

        That mixed in with the Username 'Jack Powers' is surely to mix it up
        If the shoe fits..
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    my pic is 5 years old but i like because i had hair back then lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    This thread was aimed at Warrior members who are either Internet Marketers or want to be Internet Marketers in the future (because WF is IM forum). For the rest (including marketers who like to stay anonymous) it doesn't really matter what kind of avatar or name you have.

    I think that should make my original post a bit clearer.

    Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

      This thread was aimed at Warrior members who are either Internet Marketers or want to be Internet Marketers in the future (because WF is IM forum). For the rest (including marketers who like to stay anonymous) it doesn't really matter what kind of avatar or name you have.

      I think that should make my original post a bit clearer.

      Thanks,
      Adam
      But I am not an internet marketer .... I am a website developer ...

      You did'nt say anything about mine and steve's new avatar ...lol Oh well must not like it ...

      James
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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
        Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

        But I am not an internet marketer .... I am a website developer ...

        You did'nt say anything about mine and steve's new avatar ...lol Oh well must not like it ...

        James
        Well you know even web desiging is a type of internet marketing. To get customers you do need to promote yourself don't you?

        Your new avatar is hillarious. It's actually quite well designed, you're a good designer. I found the "Jerk and Fullman" line hillarious.

        I always wondered, do you have some sort of connection with the "Rich Jerk?"

        Thanks,
        Adam
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        • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
          Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

          Well you know even web desiging is a type of internet marketing. To get customers you do need to promote yourself don't you?

          Your new avatar is hillarious. It's actually quite well designed, you're a good designer. I found the "Jerk and Fullman" line hillarious.

          I always wondered, do you have some sort of connection with the "Rich Jerk?"

          Thanks,
          Adam
          No I do not associate myself with those types of wannabe marketers...

          James
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          • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
            Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

            No I do not associate myself with those types of wannabe marketers...

            James
            Rich Jerk's the man! I like his writing style.

            Adam
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            • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
              Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

              Rich Jerk's the man! I like his writing style.

              Adam
              If hype, lies, creating fake names, saying you live someplace you dont, and etc ... Is the kind of marketers some people like then that is good for them but I know many including myself that would stay far away from those types..

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              • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
                Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

                If hype, lies, creating fake names, saying you live someplace you dont, and etc ... Is the kind of marketers some people like then that is good for them but I know many including myself that would stay far away from those types..

                James
                Woah I seriously thought he's real! Am I gullible? I bought his ebook many many years ago an found it useful.

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                Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

                If hype, lies, creating fake names, saying you live someplace you dont, and etc ... Is the kind of marketers some people like then that is good for them but I know many including myself that would stay far away from those types..

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          Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

          I found the "Jerk and Fullman" line hillarious.

          Adam
          Well thank you, I believe that was my creation (not like it was hard or anything LOL).. just gotta work out a contract now, I think 20/80 Manager/Double Act split is fair don't you?

          This might be a good idea for me to disappear from this thread again
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            Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

            Well thank you, I believe that was my creation (not like it was hard or anything LOL).. just gotta work out a contract now, I think 20/80 Manager/Double Act split is fair don't you?

            This might be a good idea for me to disappear from this thread again
            LOL ... Yep it was Susanne' creation ... 20/80 huh .....

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            • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
              Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

              LOL ... Yep it was Susanne' creation ... 20/80 huh .....

              James
              I am totally sure we can work this out to someone's satisfaction, however, right now, I have to go away from this thread so we will have to leave it as it is for the mo... hopefully you are cool with that

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  • Profile picture of the author DAS_Matt
    I've always used my avatar, and probably always will, as a place I put funny, seasonal and interesting pics and such.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    I don't even know where the avatar would go in my posts. The normal area is already filled in with my stats. ?? Strange.

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      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      I don't even know where the avatar would go in my posts. The normal area is already filled in with my stats. ?? Strange.

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      Your stats make your avatar, it's a cheeky aproach.

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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    Ok, you just reminded me I needed to change my avatar.

    Does anyone know if you can change your username?

    This is a great point and I started my account here long before I realized the importance of this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Originally Posted by dndoseller View Post

      Ok, you just reminded me I needed to change my avatar.

      Does anyone know if you can change your username?

      This is a great point and I started my account here long before I realized the importance of this.
      Nice avatar! I think you can get your username changed via the help desk

      Cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by dndoseller View Post

      Does anyone know if you can change your username?
      Just ask at the Help Desk. State your new desired name and they'll get round to it eventually.

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    The whole point of this thread is that an avatar is part of package (your brand) not the whole package. And for some people (non-marketers etc) it's not even a necessity.

    I think some people are missing this point that I'm trying to make.

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    • Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post

      The whole point of this thread is that an avatar is part of package (your brand) not the whole package. And for some people (non-marketers etc) it's not even a necessity.

      I think some people are missing this point that I'm trying to make.

      Thanks,
      Adam
      Poor adam.what have ya started mate!?....why?!.WHY?!

      lol joking , yes I get ya
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkH45
    I decided to post a picture of myself as my avatar because I'm ewhoring
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  • Profile picture of the author Silas Hart
    My name is the result of choosing a word I could use as a name, and also something that wouldn't have some sort of relation. However, in wrestling, Fajeeb means idiot pretty much. I also plan on using my name to promote products and make myself easily searchable on google.

    I don't really like my avatar picture because of the suit, I don't normally wear one but I wanted something to represent my personality a little.

    This thread makes me think of all of the cash gifting and marketing schemes people post on Youtube, you know, when they make a video of themselves wearing their Sundays Best in front of a nice book case or something to give off a visual hint that they make a lot of money. Kind of reminds me of the guys at the mall with a pair of $300 Nike shoes that walk to their old busted car out in the parking lot that doesn't really run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Neromancer
    I had another avatar but I wanted to be genuine so I used my own pic - but heck why not include the dog heh
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Sue, didn't anyone tell you to take 90% and let the duo spilt the rest. If we are having James and Steve being the new Morecombe & Wise, I think they should do a video singing, "Bring me sunshine"
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      Sue, didn't anyone tell you to take 90% and let the duo spilt the rest. If we are having James and Steve being the new Morecombe & Wise, I think they should do a video singing, "Bring me sunshine"
      Bev,
      Oh yeah I could just imagine that, NOT!!! ..LOL

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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      James, didn't you read the fine print which says you will do whatever your manager tells you. Singing is part of being the duo
      Nah steve told me I did not have to worry about the fine print ...

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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
      Originally Posted by JMueller129 View Post

      I have a problem with this "remembered the best way possible" rubbish... Who has the final word in fashion and self representation? Well, for the individual, that'd be THE INDIVIDUAL.

      A lot of these folks are working in their pajammas at home because they DON'T want to fit into that "I look the best ALL THE TIME" lie that other sales jobs make you fit into. All it takes is the right camera lighting, a little photoshop and TA-DA, I shaved today even when I didn't!

      That's what I'm here for and I don't think that you can represent yourself in the "best" light ALL the time. What's most important is being here through it all - not saying, "oh well, I won't work today because I'm feeling too lazy to shave."

      It's about earning and getting something done ANYTIME, anyway.

      Jason
      I like what you wrote, even though I don't agree with everything you say, it's well said.

      Thanks,
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      As long as I'm *NOT* the one with the short, fat, hairy legs...it's cool with me.





      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      James,

      If you don't know what we're talking about take a look at them in action

      YouTube - Bring Me Sunshine
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

        As long as I'm *NOT* the one with the short, fat, hairy legs...it's cool with me.

        Ha, your supposed to be on my side Steve ... :confused:

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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Hey, James...

          I AM on your side. And just for the record, I'm on your *left hand side*, according to Bev's video.

          That's all I was sayin'

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          Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

          Ha, your supposed to be on my side Steve ... :confused:

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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
            Not Being Rude Or Anything...
            What was this thread originally about again?
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            • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
              Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

              Not Being Rude Or Anything...
              What was this thread originally about again?

              Ethical bump...

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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                Hi Bill,

                (thanks for your *Killer (Joe)* feedback once again, by the way)

                I think this thread started off as a discussion about whether or not your "avatar" is helping or hindering your entire marketing career

                That question lasted a little while...until me, James, Bev and Suzanne took it in a different direction.

                We're now talking about British comedy acts of the 1970's.

                HTH,
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                Ethical bump...

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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    James, at least I didn't link to one of the many other videos about them. Maybe you should take a look yourself. I know Steve's old enough to have enjoyed them at Christmas in the UK
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      I am indeed.

      It's astonishing to think...as a child...I would sit there, crackin' my nuts...waiting for Eric and Ernie.

      On Christmas day!

      Oh, and RE: My Sales Copy

      "I'm writing ALL the right words, Bev...but not NECESSARILY in the right order"



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      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      James, at least I didn't link to one of the many other videos about them. Maybe you should take a look yourself. I know Steve's old enough to have enjoyed them at Christmas in the UK
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      James, at least I didn't link to one of the many other videos about them. Maybe you should take a look yourself. I know Steve's old enough to have enjoyed them at Christmas in the UK
      Yeah I seen the related ones ...lol - And exactly what does this have to do with Marketing anyways ... :confused:

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      James, it is all to do with branding which is keeping with the OP ... well at a stretch with a good imagination
      Precisely.

      Branding. That's what I meant.

      When I said "deliberately changing the topic", of course I actually meant we were "rebranding the topic to make it more relevant to today's more targeted audience".

      Tsk, if you can't understand that, you really shouldn't be here...



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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

        Precisely.

        Branding. That's what I meant.

        When I said "deliberately changing the topic", of course I actually meant we were "rebranding the topic to make it more relevant to today's more targeted audience".

        Tsk, if you can't understand that, you really shouldn't be here...



        Steve
        Yeah that is what you mean to say ... Nice save there Steve ...lol

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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
          Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

          Yeah that is what you mean to say ... Nice save there Steve ...lol

          James
          Take it and turn it, James. You know the score.



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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    OMG I leave to go do some work for customers and my entire career is being planned on by cardboard cut-outs that are highly flammable ...

    Now Bill is smacking his head and we probably got many on the forum going "What The ...."

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      OMG I leave to go do some work for customers and my entire career is being planned on by cardboard cut-outs that are highly flammable ...

      Now Bill is smacking his head and we probably got many on the forum going "What The ...."

      James
      James,

      Bev started it...

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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Oh flippin eck! Management... Steve and I want 2 electric guitars with flames and the logo I made back on page 3 painted on them ...

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

      Oh flippin eck! Management... Steve and I want 2 electric guitars with flames and the logo I made back on page 3 painted on them ...

      James
      You can have the two electric guitars, with flames and gorgeous logo if we can lose the Donnie Wahlburg Cardboard Cutout cos we just ran out of cereal boxes?





      Fine Print - Both James and Steve have to also wear 6 inch sparkly platform boots
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      • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
        Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post

        You can have the two electric guitars, with flames and gorgeous logo if we can lose the Donnie Wahlburg Cardboard Cutout cos we just ran out of cereal boxes?





        Fine Print - Both James and Steve have to also wear 6 inch sparkly platform boots
        Sorry you got to provide what we need.. So get to work on eating some cereal ...lol I will only wear the platform boots if steve agrees to wear the pink floppy bunny ears ....

        James
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        Originally Posted by SusanneUK View Post


        Fine Print - Both James and Steve have to also wear 6 inch sparkly platform boots
        OK, Now I'm sure London is close to California.

        We'll have to get this thread back on it's original topic or I'll have to break
        out a lock or run to the store and get some more beer. :confused:

        I'll take the easy route!

        Michael

        Fine Print:
        A Beer run sounds better!
        as I have a lock but haven't figured how to use it on the Warrior Forum just yet!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    That was a close one...LOL

    James, After my last post I noticed you're from South Carolina and at my first glance I
    thought it said California...lol

    I'm outa here before I stick my foot in my mouth!
    Have a Great Day/Night!
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

      That was a close one...LOL

      James, After my last post I noticed you're from South Carolina and at my first glance I
      thought it said California...lol

      I'm outa here before I stick my foot in my mouth!
      Have a Great Day/Night!
      Michael
      I was wondering about that ...LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Steve, I didn't start it ... who was the first person to suggest Morcambe & Wise? I just helped to make sure James knew what he was agreeing to
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      Steve, I didn't start it ... who was the first person to suggest Morcambe & Wise? I just helped to make sure James knew what he was agreeing to
      Well we could always blame Adam, it is his thread ...

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      • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
        Originally Posted by TheRichJerksNet View Post

        Well we could always blame Adam, it is his thread ...

        James
        Yeah pick on poor Adam (goes back into hiding).

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    I found a great site where you can "cartoonify" your picture. Which you can then crop and use as your avatar if you like.

    BeFunky.com - Photo effects with one click, Turn your photos into artwork. - It's free.

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    My previous one was a bit too photoshopped (so I could have a solid background).

    My current one is when I took the family to Walt Disney World. We had a blast, but I was tired. It was a kind of contented tiredness that is similar to what I experience in IM sometimes.

    Don't know if it will be deemed "acceptable". I've received a few comments on it. Not sure if that's a good thing, or not.

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by 808glass View Post

      is it possible to change your username? I couldn't find it in the settings...
      Ask at the Help Desk which can be found in the menu at the top of each page, they'll change it when they've the time.

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  • Profile picture of the author MWick
    Well of course name and avatar may be important but it is no more important then the informative quality of the posts you write and services you provide. Your contribution to the community should be the deciding factor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    One thing I think is odd...is who my least favorite avatar in this thread is.

    ~M~
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  • Profile picture of the author PVReymond
    Adam,

    I think some people don't understand the importance of the avatar neither of the username.

    It happened to me when I was starting out, it was a big mistake I made.

    On the other hand, there are people who prefer to hide their identity

    Thanks!
    ^PV Reymond
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