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How important is an Avatar?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Atlas, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas Regular Member

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    On other webmaster related forums i sell digital products, provide services and wonder how much your avatar matters. Do you think its important to have a serious type avatar, what would look good for selling and providing a service? I have good iTrader and lots of posts, but sometimes wonder if i should take my avatar more seriously.

    Essential Clix, feel free to chime in :D
     
  2. loreen

    loreen Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think your avatar would change my mind about buying your service or not.
    Maybe only if it's your own face and you look... shady :D
     
  3. Atlas

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    Edit: ooooooooops, posted to the wrong thread
     
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  4. Atlas

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    LoL, i'm glad its not my face that might look shady
     
  5. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I take my avatar very seriously, as you can tell by the expression on my face (my current avatar).
     
  6. ky-ma

    ky-ma Newbie

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    So, are you really that fellow in your avatar? Sorry for digging this thread, I am just curious.
     
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    Your avatar is the most important business decision you can make. You need an avatar before you need a product.
     
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    kouxx Junior Member

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    depending on the product you want to sell and the forum you want to sell on.. i think it's quite important to have the right avatar..

    i dont think anybody here would mind your avatar when you sell something.. but it will matter in other places
     
  9. themagician

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    '...It is said that a picture tells a thousand words and, from a marketing point of view, I know this to be true.

    You can tell more with an image than the best copywritten text.

    Generally Avatars on forums add to the fun but if you are doing business and want to be taken seriously your Avatar should reflect your seriousness.

    In your position I would design a logo for your digital products business and use that as my Avatar also using it on emails, websites and other communications'.

    themagician
     
  10. HaRRo

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    Its very important in my honest opinion, Its like a face for your name. If its something funny i can sort of understand your sense of humor, and mostly what kind of guy you are just by looking at it :D
     
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    Very Important.

    I wanted to be different, so I found something unique, I can't imagine being wizard #856. It's all about branding, I even bought tilt4832.com

    Also my software shows me what people are looking at on my posts and I think it's funny how many people can't keep their eyes off my ass. :chairshot