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I like beautiful girls, the real ones

by Philippe Moisan APSense, Video Marketing Champions
I am a man. A "normal" man.

What I mean by that is, I enjoy seeing a beautiful woman. It doesn't mean I want to have an affair with every beautiful woman out there. Well, yes it does, but that's another story. LOL

Seriously, my point is, there are many beautiful women in online marketing and networking. That's a nice bonus for us guys.

However, what I find ridiculous, and we see  way too many of that at APSense, is the girls who use pictures of gorgeous actresses instead of their own.

Are you ashamed of your looks? Or do you believe it will help you build your business in the long run?

The answer to the 2nd question, in my opinion, is a resounding NO.

For instance, one member uses a picture of Natalie Portman. As if nobody knew who Natalie is around the world. After all, only a few people have seen Star Wars movies, right?

One other member posts tons of articles on stuff she wants to sell. She uses a picture of Madonna.

A few months ago, there was a beautiful member. I told her a couple of times how pretty I found her. Until a member from her country told me her first name is that of a man, and the picture was from a well known actress of that country.

I told "her". He was upset that I was criticitizing the choice of picture. He chose a new one, of another woman. :(

Lately, I have seen a member use the same picture for many different accounts. Thanks to the level I've reached, I refuse those pictures every time. The worst thing is, that person uses many accounts instead of one. Not ethical at all.

Think of the long term consequences of your choice. To build your business efficiently, you will register at many sites, not just APSense. I use the same picture everywhere ( and username ). People recognize me at those places and send contact requests when they like me.

How do you deal with it? I know, there are tons of pictures for the same actress, any actress, if you choose to continue your practice. The thing is, somewhere, somehow, other people will tell you to use your personal picture. Some will say it in public comments. It could be embarassing and hurt your business.

Why take that chance?

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About Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium    APSense, Video Marketing Champions

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Joined APSense since, August 20th, 2010, From Quebec, Canada.

Created on Jun 19th 2011 08:06. Viewed 1,223 times.

Comments

Fred Mugone Magnate I   Health, Wellness, e-Business
Bottom line: The real you works better than the pictures of other people. After all, it is you that you are branding and not the "hot" actresses, actors or musicians who have already branded themselves.
Jun 19th 2011 08:14   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
In your case, Fred, you could be a hot actor from your country, you are good lookin' :)
Jun 19th 2011 08:18   
Fred Mugone Magnate I   Health, Wellness, e-Business
LOL!! Philipe, that's me. Has always been and will always be - Not some "hot" actor. About good looking? I'd say average is more like it.
Jun 19th 2011 08:25   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Well, I'd say my opinion is less important to you than the women's :)
Jun 19th 2011 08:32   
Jephita Otuke Committed   Internet Markerting
I think it better for one to use a picture of a cartoon if at all one does not want to use his/her picture. It is no fair to use someone's picture. What if the owner knows?
Jun 19th 2011 09:04   
Kenny Lee Advanced   Attention electronics
LOL....guss my photo ? is real me?
Jun 19th 2011 09:10   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Lu, I have no idea. I hope it is :)

Jephita, a cartoon, a picture of nature, anything other than a personal picture is not really a better idea than an actor picture, in my opinion. We have to think long term, to brand ourselves the best way possible, we will get better results in the long run.
Jun 19th 2011 09:16   
Salim Benhouhou Professional   IT Support
you are right philippe
Jun 19th 2011 09:47   
Mark Hodgetts Senior   Professional caring help to get you
Excellent points Philippe. This business is about perception of brand. Too often people put short term gain ahead of long term business building principles. A face is a face is a face. Yes I like pretty women too, and I confess to taking a 2nd loo occasionally:-) but the truth is that my business as is yours as is many others is much more than my face (thank God for that). Its about what we represent. Put someone else's face there and what do you represent? A lie up front. Not a great way to do business
Jun 19th 2011 16:34   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Contrary to you, Mark, I'm good looking. Not... :)

Thanks for the awesome feedback, your comment deserves a top.
Jun 19th 2011 16:49   
Dianne Reid Advanced   Medical Office Assistance
It's a very excellent point you are opening the eyes to see Philipe there are too many people out there that use pictures that is not there... As was mention in the article we have to think of the long term consequences of our actions.....
Jun 19th 2011 19:44   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Yes, Dianne, many forget this is a "business" social network, not a "hobby" one
Jun 19th 2011 19:55   
Hommes Polo Lacoste Junior  
Really great post, Thank you for sharing This knowledge.Excellently written article, if only all bloggers offered the same level of content as you, the internet would be a much better place. Please keep it up!
Jun 20th 2011 04:08   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Hommes, I thank you for your very nice comment :)
Jun 20th 2011 10:55   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
Yet another article that now meets the new articles specifications at APSense, i.e. 150 words minimum, and branding tags
Jun 25th 2011 10:08   
Malok Mading Senior   Writer and Blogger.
The greatest obstacle to progress is lack of self-belief says Ben Carson.Why should feel 'a shame' putting his/her photo? It mean they neither like themselves nor belief in themselves.
@Phil,even men are also doing too!
Jun 25th 2011 10:26   
Philippe Moisan Magnate II Premium   APSense, Video Marketing Champions
I know, Malok, there's an actor from India who has his pictures all over the place :)

No offense to members from India, and especially not to my friends Mohann and Prabo. it's just that I noticed it so often. Not lately, though
Jun 25th 2011 10:36   
Malok Mading Senior   Writer and Blogger.
Maybe we may pass this words to our downline because we have influence over them.Some sites don't mine with members ethic and etiquettes.I think people have to learn how to 'fit' here or find elsewhere that suit their things.
Jun 25th 2011 10:56   
Muriel & Graham Legg Committed   Perfume and weightloss
Three things occur to me - They look at themselves in the mirror, and dont like what they see. They are frightenedthat the tax man puts two and two together. They are not ethical and there program is a scam - this is what I would think.and would certainly not put any trust in them.
Jun 25th 2011 11:38   
Cheryl Baumgartner Professional   Independent Associate with LegalShield
LOL And then you post eye candy for the ladies. Too bad Brad Pitt is not my cup of tea.
Jun 30th 2011 22:49   
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