You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

by Jason Moffatt 214 replies
I have no hard data to back this up, but I'm confident...

You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

Put up a real picture of yourself.

Now I know not everyone has the hot looks of Eric Louviere, but I'm willing to bet adding a happy pic to your avatar will do wonders for you.

Why?

1. People will remember you easier
2. People will trust you more
3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
4. They may have the hots for you
5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

I could keep going and going.

The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.

Anyhow, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

J-Mo

PS: Allen, thanks for giving the forum a more personal feel. I like it way better, and have already been able to use the pics of people to remember a lot more users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
    Okay Jason... I put up my picture
    (but not my age!)

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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Belknap
    I actually lost sales man. Thanks a lot.

    I decided to be the anti Kevin Riley and shave everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddyoh
    Yep, you're probably right about that.
    They also say that your pic on your site, blog, sales letter, etc.
    is better for conversions than not having one.

    I'm gonna test it out an put up a pic on the WF.
    I'll let you know what happens...
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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      but Jason..

      People just wouldn't be able to cope with my snap...

      It'd cause a riot

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      • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
        I'm reasonably sure my real face would not increase sales. It'll just frighten people away.

        You'll have to settle for the cartoon me, which looks like me, except for being two-dimensional. Of course, some people think I'm two-dimensional, so, really, it works.
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        • Profile picture of the author bhlehr
          Even if it doesn't affect sales, it's nice to know who we're having a conversation with on the forums.

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        • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
          Not all of us come here to sell
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          • Profile picture of the author Thomas Belknap
            Originally Posted by jasonl70 View Post

            Not all of us come here to sell
            It isn't just selling on this forum Jason. The contacts you make on this forum is priceless and worth far more than what you can make selling products on this forum. IMO, that is where the real money is made. Personally, I owe a lot to this forum just from the people I have been introduced to.

            I do think it will be easier to form friendships with people here by using your own pictures just like Jason said in the OP.



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          • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
            Ah jeez...I don't know. This is the best one I have of me but I feel shy using it because my legs are so short and I have to peddle on a girls bike. Do you think it matters? Will it hurt my conversions?...the bike I mean.
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          • Profile picture of the author clawHAMMER
            Originally Posted by jasonl70 View Post

            Not all of us come here to sell
            Yep, I agree - so far anyhow.

            I just have a photo of my best friend instead and he gets alot more compliments than I ever would with my ugly mug.

            He's the ultimate babe magnet riding hanging out the window riding around with me. To bad I didn't have him 10 years ago when I was single, I wouldn't have had to try as hard to meet attractive women since he now does it for me just by being a dog, in the true sense of the word.

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        • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
          I don't have any solid data to back this up either but I have some anecdotal evidence...and tend to agree with you.



          When I put my face on one or two of my consulting/pitch sites I started to get more consulting inquiries...not sure if it was from the image addition or the increase in hits from various locations. I know it didn't hurt...well I hope not anyways...my wife says I'm not that much of a horrible looking chud. ;-)

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          • Profile picture of the author RobinSkeen
            I've had my beauty all over the interwebs for awhile now. I like seeing everyone's mug, even ones I already know. I find the new WF a LOT more fun. Also, very glad I started out using my own name instead of an alias.
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              <-----======@@@@@&&&&& That not me....it my twin brother
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              • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
                It just makes good business sense.

                People like to do business with people they know, like and trust.

                Putting yourself "out there" with your picture lets others know you're not afraid to let them into your world and makes them feel more comfortable with the possibility of inviting you into their world too.

                Totally agree and loving it!
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                • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
                  I know that everyone is not here to sell stuff.

                  Heck, I seldom sell stuff either.

                  But I think most will agree it makes a better forum experience when we can see who we are dealing with.

                  I think this will become a much nicer and tight nit community with more transparency available. In fact, I think a lot of the pessimism will naturally be reduced by us being so open.

                  Anyhow, cool to see lot's of you agree with me.

                  And hey, even if you think you're not hot like Eric, it could be worse. You could look like Harlan. Or even worse, a 2006 Harlan!
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              • Originally Posted by The IM Reporter View Post

                <-----======@@@@@&&&&& That not me....it my twin brother
                And it looks just like my old boss!
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                • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
                  Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

                  And it looks just like my old boss!

                  Smokin cow twitters......He Does??
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                  • Originally Posted by The IM Reporter View Post

                    Smokin cow twitters......He Does??
                    Yep. He looks like my former boss Tony who is originally from Ireland. (No accent, though...I suspect he's been here for years.)

                    I had my assistant manager convinced one March 17 that it was a sacred holiday for Tony and he'd better be respectful. It worked, too...until Tony told him that St. Patrick's Day was to the Irish what Cinco de Mayo is to the Mexican citizens; it's more of an AMERICAN holiday than anything.
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            • Profile picture of the author Eric Louviere
              Hot looks?? What the... ?

              Even though you were picking on me and using me as a platform for your humor, I'm *still going to take that and use it... to 'completely' make my day!

              Thanks JMO

              I'm a hottie

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            • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
              Good point Uncle Mofo.

              I'm going with a little "branding" though in case I ever pass on my business to a family member.
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              • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
                Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

                Good point Uncle Mofo.

                I'm going with a little "branding" though in case I ever pass on my business to a family member.

                That's no excuse - you could be like Col. Sanders - immortalised forever on throw away packaging! lol

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                • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
                  It's interesting that I came across this thread. I was actually on my way to do the very same thing! I don't know why I never did... I guess I just never thought of it. Stay tuned, my pic will be up shortly.
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                • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
                  Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

                  That's no excuse - you could be like Col. Sanders - immortalised forever on throw away packaging! lol

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                  Yeah, that would be even better... like a cartoon picture of my face. lol...
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                • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
                  Jason,

                  Some of us are just not natural "smilers." It doesn't necessarily mean we're unhappy, sad or angry it's just how we are.

                  Then there's the problem of this great big zit...

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              • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
                Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

                Good point Uncle Mofo.

                I'm going with a little "branding" though in case I ever pass on my business to a family member.
                Very good point...where's the thumbs up icon?

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            • Profile picture of the author asinGer
              J-MO's gotta point.

              I think that this whole new format at the WF is helping me remember more people. And the simple fact we can have our avatars next to our posts makes everything really personal.

              It's funny...I had pic of me up there, and then took it down, I think I might put it back up after reading this thread

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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Johnson
    You're probably right but all the pics I have at the moment make me look like a complete...umm...I dunno, but it's not good.

    I'll grab my camera and see if I can come up with something that is halfway decent. Maybe, hopefully, probably not
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel E Taylor
    Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

    You'll make more $$$ on this forum if you...
    Log the hell out and get some actual work done.
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  • Profile picture of the author nRehman
    Thanks for the great information, I have my real picture here.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Originally Posted by Steve Taylor View Post

      Ah jeez...I don't know. This is the best one I have of me but I feel shy using it because my legs are so short and I have to peddle on a girls bike. Do you think it matters? Will it hurt my conversions?...the bike I mean.
      Steve, I had no idea you were related to Allen.
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      • Profile picture of the author nursewriter
        I've thinking about this for a while now but have not summoned the nerve to post a picture of myself yet....I am extremely unphotogenic (not sure if that is a real word) I hate all pics that I have of myself.

        I always look like I've been imbibing in some sort of illegal substance LOL!

        But who knows I make get up enough nerve and do it....I just need to find a way to make me look good!

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        • Profile picture of the author Popstar
          Originally Posted by nursewriter View Post

          I always look like I've been imbibing in some sort of illegal substance LOL!

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          On this forum, that would probably help you sell more LOL.

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        • Profile picture of the author keyaziz
          Originally Posted by nursewriter View Post

          I've thinking about this for a while now but have not summoned the nerve to post a picture of myself yet....I am extremely unphotogenic (not sure if that is a real word) I hate all pics that I have of myself.

          I always look like I've been imbibing in some sort of illegal substance LOL!

          But who knows I make get up enough nerve and do it....I just need to find a way to make me look good!

          Lucinda
          Aww my boyfriend thinks I am not very photogenic. Apparently I look completely different in every picture taken.
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          • Profile picture of the author tush
            See my picture? Bet you all didn't realize I'm really 80 years old. Here is before I gave myself a facelift with photoshop
            Well, I would think that showing the real you is what matters most in building relationships and making $$$. I would be dissapointed if I learnt that the person is using a false photo. I see no problem with age.

            I also think there is no one who is ugly. there will always be something that will attract people to you.. may be some think that they are also ugly so you can form your click. But it is true. Personal photos are very important. I should go and upload mine.
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      • Profile picture of the author garyv
        Ok - I'm taking a chance here - I hope that this photo doesn't give away too much of my personality.
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        • Profile picture of the author JasonParker
          Originally Posted by garyv View Post

          Ok - I'm taking a chance here - I hope that this photo doesn't give away too much of my personality.
          So you're the Ballchinian from Men In Black!
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          • Profile picture of the author garyv
            Originally Posted by JasonParker View Post

            So you're the Ballchinian from Men In Black!
            Yes - well that was just a movie - and I think I was being typecast.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steve Taylor
              Originally Posted by garyv View Post

              Yes - well that was just a movie - and I think I was being typecast.
              You could also be a model for jock stra...ops...chin straps

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            • Profile picture of the author cylwac
              I totally agree with you Jason!

              Most of the time people are buying you not the product.

              This is what I've found anyways!


              Cheers all,

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              • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                hahahahaha....I uploaded my pic but didn't save it
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                • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                  I only remember faces not names most times...so it does help I have to agree.

                  Like when my wife and I go out anywhere. She will talk to someone and I will go...who was that I remember the face.

                  So I still can't associate a name with a face either...blah I give up.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
                    Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

                    I only remember faces not names most times...so it does help I have to agree.

                    Like when my wife and I go out anywhere. She will talk to someone and I will go...who was that I remember the face.

                    So I still can't associate a name with a face either...blah I give up.
                    Do you realize that your own verbiage is subtly hypnotizing you to be horrible at memorization. Every time you say such a thing you get worse and worse.

                    You'd be better off to brag about being the best name rememberer in the entire planet. Even if it wasn't true, it would help you to get better.

                    Words are things, and I'm amazed at how many people say... "I suck at remembering names".

                    It's no wonder they suck at it so bad. They've been repeating it for eons like a mantra.
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                    • Profile picture of the author asinGer
                      Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

                      Do you realize that your own verbiage is subtly hypnotizing you to be horrible at memorization. Every time you say such a thing you get worse and worse.

                      You'd be better off to brag about being the best name rememberer in the entire planet. Even if it wasn't true, it would help you to get better.

                      Words are things, and I'm amazed at how many people say... "I suck at remembering names".

                      It's no wonder they suck at it so bad. They've been repeating it for eons like a mantra.
                      I see someones been reading up on their LOA
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                    • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                      Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

                      Do you realize that your own verbiage is subtly hypnotizing you to be horrible at memorization. Every time you say such a thing you get worse and worse.

                      You'd be better off to brag about being the best name rememberer in the entire planet. Even if it wasn't true, it would help you to get better.

                      Words are things, and I'm amazed at how many people say... "I suck at remembering names".

                      It's no wonder they suck at it so bad. They've been repeating it for eons like a mantra.
                      Good point that I use in everything else I do...I always tell myself how kickass I am at programming lol.

                      OK...I will remember that I am the best name rememberer on the planet from now on.

                      What was your name again?

                      It is a real valid point though that you make Jason...anytime you tell yourself you can't do something you are giving yourself bad feedback that will sooner or later stick and become true.

                      EDIT: Muhahaha...I just thought of something. Wait til I tell my wife how kickass I am in bed...Because she doesn't seem to remember....
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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                Jason, I agree with you 100%.

                Since I've started doing videos and people have gotten to see my handsome
                face, my sales have increased. Heck, I'm going to break all my previous sales
                records this year.

                Putting my pic up an an avatar is child's play.

                Just don't want any of the ladies here to come after me. I'm a happily
                married man.
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                • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                  Okay I'm an idiot I can't load my picture, it keeps saying it failed....I've resized it 5 times.....can someone help??

                  Thanks
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                  • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                    never mind it worked....hahahahaha
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                    • Profile picture of the author writergirlk
                      Zerofill, I agree - I remember faces not names. Names sometimes, faces always. I actually just lost track of where I put my pic. Didn't even realize I didn't have it here!
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                    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
                      Originally Posted by cylwac View Post

                      never mind it worked....hahahahaha
                      Welcome to the Board Victoria. You're very beautiful so I re-sized your avatar for you if you'd like to use the biggest size allowable (80x80 pixels).

                      Attachment 265

                      If you decide to use it, simply right-click the image, then click 'save-as'. Save it to you computer and then re-do what you did with your original photo to upload it to your profile.

                      PS - Hope you do not mind my doing this.
                      PPS - Now, if only we could get Jason to make his smaller.

                      [EDIT] After posting this... I see you re-sized it on your own.
                      (mine is a little more square... so still feel free)... or not.
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                      • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                        LOL....thank-you for the compliment....I'm all dolled up there, the wonders of make-up!

                        Thank-you for your help.


                        Victoria

                        ...yours was a little more square...thanks again!
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                        • Profile picture of the author Jason Brown
                          I did this today.

                          The wife thought I was a little mad when I asked her to take a pic of me so i could post it on the internet...........
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                        • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
                          Hey Jason....Do my feet on the beach in Jamaica count?

                          If needed...I will show up in flops so people can recognize my toes.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
                            It's so nice to see more pics of everyone. I love seeing what people look like when communicating with them over the net. Keep'em coming. More real pics and less avators.

                            I mustered enough nerve to put mine up. I am sure that more of you can do the same. See you all later.
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                          • Anyone think a picture will decrease sales?
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                          • Profile picture of the author JamesFraze
                            Any thing to be cautious of as we are using a "no hide" approach?

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                          • Profile picture of the author daddyoh
                            1. People will remember you easier
                            2. People will trust you more
                            3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
                            4. They may have the hots for you
                            5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

                            I could keep going and going.

                            The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.
                            I believe that it's also very important to pick up the phone or get on Skype and actually TALK to people instead of just sending email.
                            It's amazing how much closer my connections with other people in this biz
                            get just from a phone call.
                            Creating videos of yourself and going to live seminars/trainings should also be on your list of things to do.

                            Cheers,

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                          • Profile picture of the author naruq
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                          • Profile picture of the author Zaizen
                            Lol..just post my pic..
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                          • Profile picture of the author discrat
                            Personally, I think it is nothing short of Insane to be putting your Name and picture sprawled out all over the Internet like this.

                            You might say it makes you look more ethical and trustworthy. It may well be but the Risk/Reward ratio is NOT good enough for me. What I mean is the chance you take with ALL the identity theft and stalking from crazy people who lurk on the NET is just NOT worth it for me !!

                            I am sorry I know many of you may disagree but I think you can be very succesful without revealing too much.

                            Bottom Line : ITS Just NOT worth it to post your picture ,name etc..just because you think it builds stronger and more personal relationships with your Customers and Colleagues. Frankly,I dont care how much more money it makes you. Not when you could potentially jeopardize the welfare and safety of you and your Family !!
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                          • Profile picture of the author Becky Rogers
                            Originally Posted by Prevalent View Post

                            Hey Jason....Do my feet on the beach in Jamaica count?

                            If needed...I will show up in flops so people can recognize my toes.
                            ...cute!
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                          • Profile picture of the author DougBarger
                            Originally Posted by TOPGUN08 View Post

                            Posting a picture could harm your sales if you happen to look like a serial killer.

                            Ive seen one or two on here that have me wondering.
                            What about serial entrepreneurs?

                            Yeah, IM reporter, where's that Benjamin Franklin ductape ecover thread you made?

                            Somebody's given away all the secrets
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                            • Profile picture of the author Sylvia Meier
                              I agree that a picture is a much better selling point, not to mention for us females it also lays to rest the question of our gender. ( Although of course, they could be fake.)

                              Being that IM is mostly male dominated I would like to hope that all the boys would rather buy their products from us pretty ladies. Or it could go the opposite way and become an ego smasher

                              Either way, I like being able to add more of me to my online presence. When someone searches for me, they can even see the way I look. Or if I ever escape my 5 kids to go to a seminar, they will know me by appearance.

                              Just my two cents.
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                              • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
                                Jason... the pic factor is so true. I have been considering swapping out my half a**ed avatar for my pic for a while now. Although it would be nice if you could do a self hosted animated gif for the avatar. Then I could have both the avatar and my pic.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
                              Originally Posted by DougBarger View Post

                              What about serial entrepreneurs?

                              Yeah, IM reporter, where's that Benjamin Franklin ductape ecover thread you made?

                              Somebody's given away all the secrets


                              ummmmm.....I can't really talk bout that right now....
                              i just swallowed the secret.

                              Dam those Cow Twittters...
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                              • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
                                I love the idea of a pic myself....definitely helps w/the whole 'association' factor of who is who here on WF.

                                That being said...


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                                I like it myself, but feel the 'mood' might be a little off setting to folks? ;-)


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                                  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
                                    Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post



                                    Moonshine - $25 a gallon.

                                    Bring yer own jug.
                                    I recognize this picture from last year before you grew the moustache. Better grow more
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                                    • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
                                      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

                                      I recognize this picture from last year before you grew the moustache. Better grow more


                                      I always wondered what the missing link must look like, and now I find that you have been hiding his picture all along.

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                                  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
                                    John an amazing resemblance to your twin brother. Wait until Big Mike sees it. And I'm going to tell him.

                                    Pass the jug.

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                          • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
                            Originally Posted by TOPGUN08 View Post

                            Posting a picture could harm your sales if you happen to look like a serial killer.

                            Ive seen one or two on here that have me wondering.
                            LOL
                            Very true...I was wondering if someone looks downright scary would it really help their sales?

                            I don't like people judging others on what they look like on the outside...some murderers are very attractive...but to an extent we all do it. I guess it's just human nature.
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                            • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
                              Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

                              LOL
                              Very true...I was wondering if someone looks downright scary would it really help their sales?
                              ....of cs gas maybe? []

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                        • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
                          I'm sure you look great Victoria, even without makeup


                          he he...

                          Yeah good point J-Mo, adding a picture of yourself can do wonders for building trust and just to brand yourself and make yourself more "sticky".


                          Originally Posted by cylwac View Post

                          LOL....thank-you for the compliment....I'm all dolled up there, the wonders of make-up!

                          Thank-you for your help.


                          Victoria
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                          • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
                            Originally Posted by Ernie Lonardo View Post

                            I'm sure you look great Victoria, even without makeup


                            he he...

                            Yeah good point J-Mo, adding a picture of yourself can do wonders for building trust and just to brand yourself and make yourself more "sticky".
                            haha that confused me for a second.

                            Well your picture actually.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
                          Maybe your assumption was true and I think it would be fair for buyers to see the face of the seller even if it is just a pic.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Stuart Stirling
                          I'll drink to that!

                          I'm trying to grow my beard out like Kevin Riley...
                          apparantley it will pull more sales?!?!?

                          ...but have a LOOOOOONG way to go yet..

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                        • Profile picture of the author garima
                          i dunno then ill be getting tons of private messages so better not
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                          • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                            Originally Posted by bornelite View Post

                            ur sexy vic i didnt want to comment until i saw john doing it so i had to shoot let it out!!!

                            LOL.....now I know how to make more sales...I'll let you all know how it goes....*jokes*
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                        • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
                          What if you put someone else's face as your avatar? Would it really matter? I mean....really?
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                        • Profile picture of the author Anup Mahajan
                          Good observation Jason....

                          Uploading your picture here would help to connect with buyers. It also helps to establish your brand identity.

                          Cheers,
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                        • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
                          Well, I jumped onto the "put a face to your username" bandwagon as well! I think I'll throw a few people for a loop, if just because they always assumed that I'm a man because of my name

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                        • Profile picture of the author preets
                          I have a very ugly face that's why I am putting the picture of my lovely doughter "Ami"
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                        • Profile picture of the author Aurora9
                          Hi Jason,

                          This is a great reminder--Thanks for putting this post up! I've been meaning to put up my picture but constantly keep forgetting.

                          Will do it asap.

                          Thank you!
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                          • Profile picture of the author Phnx
                            Blimey, I'm gonna disagree (always one isn't there? )

                            Frankly I'm astonished at the naivete of you guys. All you guys can think about is "ooh it might make me more money if people can see who I am" (might also lose it if you have shifty eyes and look untrustworthy :p).

                            This is the INTERNET. Hello?? Is everyone very stoned?

                            You put your picture up there and anyone can take it. They needn't bother grabbing a stock image, they might think your image fits the bill for their sales page. But that's only a tiny risk as this is an incestuous little world. Outside of IM is where the problems lie, because IM doesn't exist in a vacuum.

                            If you frequent non-IM forums look at all the avatars people have. Most don't create them from their own picture, they nick them from other peoples avatars. If it's a 'person' it doesn't mean it's them, they could have got it from anywhere. It might even be yours! You better hope if someone is using your photo as their avatar they have similar views to yourself!

                            Then there are the people having cyber sex. They need to swap photos and I doubt they'd be dumb enough to use their own and risk their spouses catching them. So they'll need to use someone elses. These threads are all indexed, and probably the images too. Bit of time spent on Google Images and they might get lucky and find your pic to use.

                            As for the women using their pics. Again, dumb. There was a famous female blogger who recently had horrendous problems because of this. It was a political blog, involved making money too (but not IM). Someone got annoyed with her and because she'd made the mistake of having her photo and real name out there, others decided to photoshop it in obscene and sadomasochistic ways. Once they've got your real name, it isn't that hard for a determined person who knows what they are doing to get your phone number. There was a particular site that did nothing but express violent sexual fantasies about her and she was bombarded with nasty emails and phone calls. She had to quit, and almost had a breakdown. These weren't kids either, they were grown men, some of whom she'd met at blogging seminars. The Law didn't do much. They were just "having a laugh" and she was being too sensitive and a "silly woman".

                            (Oh and even back in the days of the Telnet BBS's men were pretending to be women, so just because someone has a female avatar it ain't necessarily so. :rolleyes

                            I assume you guys still get Direct Mail sent to you? How many of them have a picture of themselves on the salesletter? The rare times they do, how often do you think they are genuine? Do you think the Direct Mail industry suffers because they don't have their image on the mailshots? I doubt it.

                            Take the dollar signs from your eyes, and use common sense. It's a basic security procedure just like using a firewall or never giving out your personal and financial details to people you don't know well.

                            Just sayin'.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Avonlee1983
                                I've also noticed that when having a picture up with my ezine articles profile, I get an increase of visitors and hits to my site. I'll have to try it here as well.
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                            • Profile picture of the author IMChick
                              Originally Posted by Phnx View Post

                              Blimey, I'm gonna disagree (always one isn't there? )

                              Frankly I'm astonished at the naivete of you guys. All you guys can think about is "ooh it might make me more money if people can see who I am" (might also lose it if you have shifty eyes and look untrustworthy :p).

                              This is the INTERNET. Hello?? Is everyone very stoned?

                              You put your picture up there and anyone can take it. They needn't bother grabbing a stock image, they might think your image fits the bill for their sales page. But that's only a tiny risk as this is an incestuous little world. Outside of IM is where the problems lie, because IM doesn't exist in a vacuum.

                              If you frequent non-IM forums look at all the avatars people have. Most don't create them from their own picture, they nick them from other peoples avatars. If it's a 'person' it doesn't mean it's them, they could have got it from anywhere. It might even be yours! You better hope if someone is using your photo as their avatar they have similar views to yourself!

                              Then there are the people having cyber sex. They need to swap photos and I doubt they'd be dumb enough to use their own and risk their spouses catching them. So they'll need to use someone elses. These threads are all indexed, and probably the images too. Bit of time spent on Google Images and they might get lucky and find your pic to use.

                              As for the women using their pics. Again, dumb. There was a famous female blogger who recently had horrendous problems because of this. It was a political blog, involved making money too (but not IM). Someone got annoyed with her and because she'd made the mistake of having her photo and real name out there, others decided to photoshop it in obscene and sadomasochistic ways. Once they've got your real name, it isn't that hard for a determined person who knows what they are doing to get your phone number. There was a particular site that did nothing but express violent sexual fantasies about her and she was bombarded with nasty emails and phone calls. She had to quit, and almost had a breakdown. These weren't kids either, they were grown men, some of whom she'd met at blogging seminars. The Law didn't do much. They were just "having a laugh" and she was being too sensitive and a "silly woman".

                              (Oh and even back in the days of the Telnet BBS's men were pretending to be women, so just because someone has a female avatar it ain't necessarily so. :rolleyes

                              I assume you guys still get Direct Mail sent to you? How many of them have a picture of themselves on the salesletter? The rare times they do, how often do you think they are genuine? Do you think the Direct Mail industry suffers because they don't have their image on the mailshots? I doubt it.

                              Take the dollar signs from your eyes, and use common sense. It's a basic security procedure just like using a firewall or never giving out your personal and financial details to people you don't know well.

                              Just sayin'.
                              Agreed. Basic security & common sense. But maybe I'm more sensitive because I was 'stalked' after presenting at a seminar and completely freaked out when people found me at my 'real' job (in a different field of study no less) a few days later with questions about the seminar I gave. This was in NYC, and believe me, it was scary and not flattering and I couldn't get rid of them--actually had to have all my work phone calls monitored and building security shut down my wing of the office.

                              I also have to stay out of sight professionally in non-professional areas. I own offline businesses that would be negatively impacted if non-topic searches and social sites find 'stuff' in a search under my name. That's the reality.

                              On the other hand, in this forum, most PM's, all WSO's, business transactions, and product reviews, private emails, etc, all get my 'real identity' and location, it's not a secret, it's a common sense precaution.
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                        • Profile picture of the author Chris Cavalli
                          A'men on the picture idea.

                          It's always fun to put a picture with name.

                          I'm glad we can all see each other on here now!

                          Hello everyone :-)
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                        • Profile picture of the author covert
                          Hey Jason,

                          Great advice...The eyes always go to the picture...

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                        • Profile picture of the author rapidtronics
                          Great thread Jason. I have to agree that a nice picture makes me more at ease about a person.
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                          • Profile picture of the author Ricky Parker
                            I agree with a few above who have stated it.

                            We all subconsciously judge other people for one reason or another. Not saying we do it intentionally. But at least think about it before you rush to put your picture up.

                            Even if you are not trying to selling anything here. Think about it.

                            Reminds me of the test mentioned in Blink and I am sure many other books.

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                        • Profile picture of the author Frank Murphy
                          <--This my pic, even though certain warriors in this forum think i m a retired Geisha with a fake pic! lol
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              • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
                Originally Posted by cylwac View Post

                I totally agree with you Jason!

                Most of the time people are buying you not the product.

                This is what I've found anyways!


                Cheers all,

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                Hey Victoria,
                I agree.....so I've got $102.34 in my wallet!

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                • Profile picture of the author cylwac
                  LOL....so funny rich...I'm worth a lot more than that!

                  I stick by what I said though, most of the time people are buying you not the product. If you're good with words and rub people that right way you're golden!


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                  • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
                    Originally Posted by cylwac View Post


                    I stick by what I said though, most of the time people are buying you not the product. If you're good with words and rub people that right way you're golden!
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                    • Profile picture of the author jasonl70
                      OK - I was being a bit of a smart ass I do agree about the pic thing... I added mine to my sites a few weeks ago. I'll probably add it here, if I ever get around to resizing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author kmcdermott
    Thanks for the advice! And thanks to everyone on this forum. I just started my own business a week ago and my brain hurts from all I've been learning here and from the marketing guide for CarbonCopyPRO.

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  • Profile picture of the author JaniG
    Can you guys see my picutre?

    i uploaded it but i cant see it?

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    • Profile picture of the author cylwac
      Originally Posted by teamfire View Post

      Can you guys see my picutre?

      i uploaded it but i cant see it?

      Jani
      I had the same problem you have to resize it. I used paint to resize....John Rowe helped me out too....made my picture square...lol..hope thats helps

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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Ellis
      Can someone make sure Allen Says sees this post?

      Then again, I think he's doing just fine as a monkey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Spencer
    Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

    I have no hard data to back this up, but I'm confident...

    You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

    Put up a real picture of yourself.

    Now I know not everyone has the hot looks of Eric Louviere, but I'm willing to bet adding a happy pic to your avatar will do wonders for you.

    Why?

    1. People will remember you easier
    2. People will trust you more
    3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
    4. They may have the hots for you
    5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

    I could keep going and going.

    The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.

    Anyhow, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

    J-Mo

    PS: Allen, thanks for giving the forum a more personal feel. I like it way better, and have already been able to use the pics of people to remember a lot more users.

    The picture is a really cool thing. Personally, when we switched to the new forum, I got to know so many more people due to associating a face with a forum name. Pretty cool how this made a difference.

    Transparency is really an interesting development online. I just bought a product from someone who has answered tons of my emails and sends free gifts my way. He's a person, not an email address. This definitely made a difference on why I bought his product.

    I second the changes to the forum. I learn something new every day and this new functionality has really increased the "networking" potential here!

    Cheers,

    Brad Spencer
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  • Profile picture of the author michael44a
    I hate to admit it, but I agree there is some truth to being able to relate to the seller.
    Because, after you build your list, then your work hard to establish TRUST with the people on your list. And with the feeling of TRUST, they then feel confident to buy from you!
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  • Profile picture of the author PatDoyle
    I agree, the photos help me remember who's who and makes the person seem more real.

    Dont' worry about your looks, just put up a picture! It's more about being a real person, it's not a beauty contest.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Ok, here is my blatent pre WSO:

      I will offer photochopped facelifts to all you vein warriors for your avatar for just $97.

      You too can have a dazzling white smile, no wrinkles, and a face that sells!

      See my picture? Bet you all didn't realize I'm really 80 years old. Here is before I gave myself a facelift with photoshop
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Iser
    Sup Moffatt,

    Get your approach, but figured I'd share this with all:

    A copywriter I knew was forced by his client to put a portrait of this person.

    Conversions went down because this person is ugly as hell.

    It was actually split-tested. This was in the IM market too.

    So make of it what you will.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
      I guess I should get a 'nice' pic of myself. Just don't want to scare anyone and give them nightmares!!! [:I]

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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    I love seeing people's faces when I read their posts. It really helps to put a face with a name and I think it brings us closer as a community. Aw, I am getting cheesy now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
    So true! So true!

    I finally put up my photo
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    and it gives us girls the benefit of some eye candy from time to time
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    I'd just message you on facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Seems my post was not in vein after all. Cheers for backing up what many others will contest against in online marketing!

    Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

    I have no hard data to back this up, but I'm confident...

    You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

    Put up a real picture of yourself.

    Now I know not everyone has the hot looks of Eric Louviere, but I'm willing to bet adding a happy pic to your avatar will do wonders for you.

    Why?

    1. People will remember you easier
    2. People will trust you more
    3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
    4. They may have the hots for you
    5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

    I could keep going and going.

    The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.

    Anyhow, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

    J-Mo

    PS: Allen, thanks for giving the forum a more personal feel. I like it way better, and have already been able to use the pics of people to remember a lot more users.
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  • Profile picture of the author deannatroupe
    That's great information. I personally hate it when people don't use pictures. If I go to a meetup and haven't seen your face, how do I know it's you? Pictures are an absolute must in my book for optimal results in networking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob Hall
      It's something I've thought about in the past, but I never really did it because I think if you are relatively young, people won't take you seriously enough.

      However, I'm almost 22 now, so I'm getting on a bit :rolleyes:

      (that comment should stir it up a bit )
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    • Profile picture of the author dorothydot
      Okay, I'll post my photo.

      Uh, does it matter if it doesn't have anything to do with Crafts? This is one of my favorite photos.

      Dot

      PS - last time I posted my avatar/photo, I got reported for having too much in my avatar area. Hope this won't backfire on me again!!!!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author TedMarlett
      Great Thread.

      I think it is absolutely great to see pictures of the people on this forum. I agree that it can bring people together and probably increase credibility and sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda Miller
    Hey Jason,

    I completely agree. A real photo of yourself is a key factor in branding yourself. People want to know who they are talking to AND that you are a real person.

    In addition, it is important to include contact information. I cannot tell you how many people have joined various teams with me because they knew how to contact me and I was not just a vague person on the other side of a computer.

    I am a real person and people love that personal touch in this day of the internet.

    Thanks a bunch!

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  • Profile picture of the author keithakin
    I definitely agree with this. For me personally, it is difficult to take someone serious who has a cartoon photo representing them in life.

    Maybe I need to loosen up a bit, but I doubt it. I def agree with you that people who put themselves out there will make more . . . from me anyway!
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  • Profile picture of the author rocker123
    Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

    I have no hard data to back this up, but I'm confident...

    You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

    Put up a real picture of yourself.

    Now I know not everyone has the hot looks of Eric Louviere, but I'm willing to bet adding a happy pic to your avatar will do wonders for you.

    Why?

    1. People will remember you easier
    2. People will trust you more
    3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
    4. They may have the hots for you
    5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

    I could keep going and going.

    The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.

    Anyhow, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

    J-Mo

    PS: Allen, thanks for giving the forum a more personal feel. I like it way better, and have already been able to use the pics of people to remember a lot more users.
    nice one. that's oh-so-true. I'll put one this coming days
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexKaplo
    Hey there Jason,

    I have to be 100% honest with you I instantly recognize on this forum because I've seen you on Youtube (I'm a subscriber :-) but honestly I certainly wouldn't of recognized if you hadn't that avatar picture of you.

    So I completely agree with you having a picture of yourself to be identified
    is really a must if your trying to make a name for yourself on the internet!


    Regards,

    -Alex Kaplo


    P.S I won't forget your name anymore bro ..haha! Have a great day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vyliss
    What if you're really really ugly and your picture only puts ppl off the sight of you lol Might even be a negative for your business haha
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    • Profile picture of the author AlexKaplo
      Originally Posted by Vyliss View Post

      What if you're really really ugly and your picture only puts ppl off the sight of you lol Might even be a negative for your business haha
      IMO I have to reply to this! I personally to do all the time and always start by saying ...

      "Yes that's me in the picture you see there, noting special to look at but you see you don't have to be anybody special to make it in this business!"

      It gets people smiling and makes you a likable kind of guy.


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      • Profile picture of the author Cali16
        Originally Posted by AlexKaplo View Post

        "Yes that's me in the picture you see there, noting special to look at but you see you don't have to be anybody special to make it in this business!"


        -Alex Kaplo
        Alex, that's a great attitude and a great approach!

        Jason, for the most part I think you are right. Although a really bad photo (not "bad" so much as in the person is not attractive, but "bad" as in the person looks angry, or bizarre, or sinister for example) ...can actually have the opposite affect on sales. Also, if you want someone to take you and your product seriously and your photo conveys a different message (such as it's too seductive, or too goofy) or your appearance clashes with your target market (for example, you have a lot of tattoos and piercings and your target market is senior citizens) that can be detrimental. Appearance can play a significant role in sales. (Btw, nothing wrong with tattoos and piercings!)

        People tend to prefer to buy from someone they feel comfortable with...someone they feel they can trust... someone who looks open and friendly in their photo, which generally means smiling. Also, there has been tons of research that shows that the more attractive and/or likable a person is, the more positive qualities people will initially associate with that person, such as intelligence, trustworthiness, kindness, etc (part of the "halo effect"). It's unfair, but true. Unfortunately, appearances can be deceiving, as we all well know, and some have used that to their benefit (like Ted Bundy did so well...)

        It has been really nice on this new forum to see people's pictures....it makes everyone more real and personable. It is funny how some people look entirely different than I imagined them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    . . . And having your real name doesn't hurt either.

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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    I'm just glad we aren't required to use the photo on
    our drivers licenses. Mine is hideous and I'm stuck
    with it for six years.

    I also like the photos Warriors put on with their wives,
    husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends and their kids. My favorite
    on the forum is Amy Bass and her baby. I don't have any
    kids but I'm thinking of rentin' a couple of them so I could
    fit in.

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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Originally Posted by Thomas Wilkinson View Post

      I'm just glad we aren't required to use the photo on our drivers licenses. Mine is hideous and I'm stuck
      with it for six years.
      Tomas, you're not stuck with it. Walk into the DMV and let them know you've lost your license. For a small fee, they'll retake your picture and issue you a new license within weeks. voila.
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  • Profile picture of the author Good News Now
    Jason, I am new to this forum…this is just my third post! Yeah!!!!!
    But You convinced me....
    I only found this one in my album. My favorite one.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    Thanks John, but the problem is I'd still be a (soon
    to be) 62 year old, one legged, bald guy. The picture
    I'm using here is from 2005 (pre-chemo) days. I've
    kinda given up waitin' for my hair to grow back in. As
    soon as I make a zillion dollars in IM I'm gonna go to
    the same transplant guys that did Mike Filsaime's new
    hair. His looks great.

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  • Profile picture of the author najmiyusoff
    Real name = check!
    Real picture = check!

    THEN WHY AM I NOT MAKING ANY SALES?!

    Kidding..
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  • Profile picture of the author Josef_Benjamin
    Transparency matters big time in this business.

    It is impossible to work behind the scenes without exposing yourself on some level. People DO want to know who they are buying form. People by people after all.

    There are obviously some exceptions to this rule (blackhat techniques, adsense farms, etc) but if you want to run a business that actually adds value to peoples lives, start adding videos, pics
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    Good point. Explains my success LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark McClure
      I recall Charlie Page running a special offer for Directory of Ezine members - his relative (brother?) is a photographer who would take your pic and touch it up real good and proper.. reducing bags under the eyes, double chin, crows feet etc.

      Must drop him a JV mail - lots of business here then ;-)

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      Complete this sentence:

      "You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You... look more like JLo than JMo :-)

      (I used to do those consumer comp tiebreaker sentences years ago. Those were the days - buying 24 boxes of tampax just to be able to enter... )
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    I remember faces for sure, but I also remember people that put up quality information.
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  • Thanks Jason. I'm having problems with my photo. I've uploaded, but it doesn't want to appear!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
      Originally Posted by Stephen McPherson View Post

      Thanks Jason. I'm having problems with my photo. I've uploaded, but it doesn't want to appear!
      Hey Stephen,

      It's a bit confusing, you can add a pic to 2 different sections... your profile pic, or your avitar pic... I see you already added your profile pic, but you need to add it as your avitar pic to show in your posts...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/profile.php?do=editavatar

      I hope that helps you out.

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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McBride
      Originally Posted by Stephen McPherson View Post

      Thanks Jason. I'm having problems with my photo. I've uploaded, but it doesn't want to appear!
      Sorry, Stephen, but we have certain standards of attractiveness that must be met here, which is perhaps why your photo won't show. (You'll notice mine didn't make the cut here either!)
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      • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
        Originally Posted by jodib View Post

        I keep trying to upload mine and I'm thinking, this is not happening, for what reason, not sure..
        Jodi, I see you uploaded your profile picture, but you have to upload it to show as your avitar also. It's under the settings & options section of your user cp:

        Settings & Options : Edit Avatar

        Hope that helps you figure this out.

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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    It's true that if you put up your photo, people will feel that you are sincere
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary McLean
    OK, I'm a newbie to this forum & I'm finding the navigation a bit wild in here.
    How/where do I go to do the "insert your picture" thing please?
    Thank you,
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    I don't know, Im still pretty nervous about having a real picture of me attached to some of the stupid questions I ask...
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    • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
      Jason - You rule

      I do have my smiley picture up but I can't seem to get away from looking cheesy, or like I've just sat on something!

      Oh well, if it helps sales, I'll give it a shot ;-)

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    • Profile picture of the author MaskedMarketer
      I prefer quality products and results over looks....

      but you're right - I know what ya mean
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  • Profile picture of the author JanEJG
    I don't have a photo on here yet. Question...is it best to use the same picture on all sites, like twitter, facebook and forums? Or mix it up a bit?
    This is new to me, I find using the forums fun and inspiring and useful. I also would like to earn new followers and customers.
    Thanks Jan
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    • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
      I use the same picture for all. Its on 1 of my sites so anytime i need to add it to a profile i can just point to the image url.

      The only trouble is I cant handle all the chicks that keep asking me to marry them.


      Originally Posted by JanEJG View Post

      I don't have a photo on here yet. Question...is it best to use the same picture on all sites, like twitter, facebook and forums? Or mix it up a bit?
      This is new to me, I find using the forums fun and inspiring and useful. I also would like to earn new followers and customers.
      Thanks Jan
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  • Profile picture of the author seye
    okay jason i will try putting up a happy picture of me .....
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  • Profile picture of the author Fittestguy
    I am agree with you Jason. Because in buisness, the attrective caracter will help a lot. Putting the picture is a part of it.
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    Ok, you talked me into it. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author rbjc7080
    Hey Jason,
    What if you have no pictures of self will one with scenery where you live work as well?
    I really don't photo well at all.
    Thanks
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  • Thanks for your help guys. I've now added my pic as an avatar. And, it looks as though it goes and ads it to your previous posts as well...which is cool!
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  • Profile picture of the author StephyBHarmon
    Thank you Jason, that was all Excellent advice so I have added a recent photo.

    I am really enjoying this forum. I have learned more in the last 2 days reading through these posts than I have from many of the ebooks about IM. Keep up the good work. Look for future posts from me that provide valuable content to the community.
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidtronics
    I like your philosophy Jason. Just checked out your site. Looks like good stuff. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll get to hang out with you and Kern someday.
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  • Profile picture of the author schumer182
    Is Charles E. Whites avatar not a real picture damn I thought she was sexy!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author shanferg
    Well I will have to give that some thought,for the most part I am just checking in to say hello to everyone again I havent been on here in a year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Sherman
    What if I have no intention of making money on this forum? Is using a mugshot still advisable?
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  • Yes Putting your real photo on this forum and your real name will allow
    everyone to build trust with you. I certainly would be wiry of somebody
    selling a product but hasn't got there real photo or name on here.
    But that's just me

    its just good business to do these things

    Go do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author teazers4
    Jason,

    Thanks for the heads up, I just added mine. I also like to see who I'm talking to so it only makes sense, regardless of the extra money it can make.

    Good Call,

    Neil
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Boy
    Hi Jason
    Useful thread thanks
    Dan
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    • Profile picture of the author fazliwati
      hello there,

      im new here.

      will add my picture a.s.a.p.

      nice to meet you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author dmhinman
    I would tend to agree with you. Making it more personable helps. JMO
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    Aww what the heck...you inspired me to add mine finally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr_Julian_S
    I actually agree to what you said. Transparency though may not be a big factor for earning but is surely one factor.

    At least you know whom you are communicating to.

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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    i have my picture up in my profile, but it doesn't show under my name
    when I post.

    Maybe someone can help me with that?

    Thanks,
    Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    nevermind, i just figured it out - LOL

    Didn't realize my profile pic was just for my profile. DOH!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author tush
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jasondinner
    i have my picture up in my profile, but it doesn't show under my name
    when I post.

    Maybe someone can help me with that?

    Thanks,
    Jason

    What up Big Jay. Edit your avatar in the User CP. It's separate from the profile pic.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/profile.php?do=editavatar
    Thanks. This was not meant for me but it has helped greatly. I was about to ask how to do it. Now I have a photo here.
    Thanks again
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  • Profile picture of the author Djbrat
    Originally Posted by Jason Moffatt View Post

    I have no hard data to back this up, but I'm confident...

    You'll Make More $$$ On This Forum If You...

    Put up a real picture of yourself.

    Now I know not everyone has the hot looks of Eric Louviere, but I'm willing to bet adding a happy pic to your avatar will do wonders for you.

    Why?

    1. People will remember you easier
    2. People will trust you more
    3. People will associate you face with something or someone they recognize
    4. They may have the hots for you
    5. They will be able to pick you out at a seminar.

    I could keep going and going.

    The internet is changing very fast, and those who are not afraid of transparency stand to make a lot more cash then those who are hiding behind the scenes and afraid to show their face.

    Anyhow, it's just my opinion. I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.

    J-Mo

    PS: Allen, thanks for giving the forum a more personal feel. I like it way better, and have already been able to use the pics of people to remember a lot more users.



    That's really good idea, now I just have to look for a "happy" picture of myself..
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Murphy
      Hey Jason,

      Good point...looking to buy or not I think people need to feel comfortable in who they're dealing with even if it's just basic "net conversation".

      On the other hand, some people are a pain in the a** and having a face to associate with the name could work against them in a way.

      You likely have my name embedded in your melon! "Ahhhhhh, Mike Murphy...AGAIN......what now dude?"

      Who am I kidding? You dig me. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author gbzstyle
    I like the idea of not hiding behind a username and a blank picture. It is nice to know who you are talking to in a thread.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Originally Posted by gbzstyle View Post

      I like the idea of not hiding behind a username and a blank picture. It is nice to know who you are talking to in a thread.
      Really, Mr. 6 posts (and increasing quickly)?

      I would have never guessed from your username and photo. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author NashRyker
    Just posted mine. I have been meaning to do it, but kept forgetting when I got on, LOL. Thanks for the reminder :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author LoveLinguist
    Great idea, Jason (and we missed you at P:5Y | Peace in Five Years on Sat.)

    So, here's the dumb question, were is the upload link for your profile photo? I see albums but not profile...

    Thanks,
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    I'm inclined to agree.
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  • Profile picture of the author carmene
    I uploaded a picture of me, but I can't actually see it. I even broke down and cleared my cache, but still nothing. Others have reported being able to see it.

    Does anyone have an idea why I may not be able to see it?
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  • Profile picture of the author LoveLinguist
    Great idea, Jason (and we missed you at P:5Y | Peace in Five Years on Sat.)

    So, here's the dumb question, were is the upload link for your profile photo? I see albums but not profile...

    Thanks,
    Sherrie Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author LoveLinguist
    Great idea, Jason (and we missed you at P:5Y | Peace in Five Years on Sat.)

    So, here's the dumb question, were is the upload link for your profile photo? I see albums but not profile...

    Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author bimawarrior
    Never thought about this, I'll give it a try

    Thanks for the idea Jason!
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    working on it...will put up ASAp
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidtronics
    I hope I make s few bucks off this pic bro :-) Probably not. But I totally agree. Be real!
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    you are right jason. i would love to see who is scamming me.....haha
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    Jason you just remind me to upload a picture. Thanks man
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce Wedding
    Really? Dragging up a 3 year old post just to show your new motorbike?
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I actually just did this. Like yesterday. Removed the red car image that had been there since I joined and added my goofy ass photo.

    Something to note? Click thru's to my website via the sig line more than doubled today. Coincidence? Luck? Who knows.

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