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Hopeful

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Doesn't it depend on whether your business is personality-driven? Sometimes it's beneficial to center a brand around a person, and sometimes it's not. Or are you suggesting building a brand around your personality/looks?
 

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Biggest benefit of being good looking and an entrepreneur is INFLUENCE.

If all other variables are the same, the better looking person has more influence by default.
 

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Doesn't it depend on whether your business is personality-driven?
Oh your username is so appropriate.

Yea, it does make more of a difference there, but you're still going to have to do wheeling and dealing on the backend, and it has an effect.
 

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Do you try to leverage this in your business?

It's the age-old adage:
To sell anything, you have to sell yourself first.

My current favourite example of this is Emiri Aizawa.

For those of you who don't know her, the TL;DR story is, she started off leaving home broke, never attended college.
Then she started being a club hostess in various parts of Japan and eventually becoming no. 1 wanted.
When she got famous enough, she started her own fashion line, now raking in huge passive income.
Now currently (according to her instagram) she travels pretty much full time & lives unbelievably extravagantly (I know, I know, there's a lot of fake on instagram, but the profits of her business is a fact).

I've checked out her fashion line. It's nothing special (trust, many many Japanese brands have similar products), so obviously, she's banking mostly on her looks (she has that caucasionized doll-like look the Japanese love, and is the model for her own brand), and partly her previous success as a hostess (she's quit that slow-lane 'business' already, obviously).

But she's truly self-made.

Another example is Kylie Jenner, but she already had her family behind her before she sold anything.

What do you think of this?
Would you ever try to 'throw yourself out there' and promote yourself first before you ever try to sell anything?
If you succeed, you, yourself will become The Brand, and absolutely no-one, no wannabe, can ever replicate or separate it from you. You save on advertisement, SEO, (or whatever is 'in') simply because people already know and search for your name.

Of course the downside is, you'd also have to deal with the fame (some may think it is a positive, but I personally don't).
Well?

Very good analysis

I think it boils down in 2 ways:

Short Term
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Long Term

It worked for her
It worked for her in Japan (Cultural Factors play Important roles)

I like your thought process like putting preposition word - Before the "Selling" Word

It seems you are thinking and researching well about selling - it could be either before or after
I think the word is: "Getting Traction" depending on level
 

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Oh your username is so appropriate.

Yea, it does make more of a difference there, but you're still going to have to do wheeling and dealing on the backend, and it has an effect.
Just re-read the original post, and I feel kinda dumb now. :happy: Thought OP was saying something different than she actually was. (But yeah, I'm kind of a Pollyanna nonetheless. Haha)
 

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Just re-read the original post, and I feel kinda dumb now. :happy: Thought OP was saying something different than she actually was. (But yeah, I'm kind of a Pollyanna nonetheless. Haha)
I still think your post is a valid point. Many brands aren't linked that closely to their owner (ie Uber, Google) so I think it's less important for those.

But I think anyone with a good idea and motivation can make it. But looking your best will definitely give you a massive advantage. And dressing your best.

I'm personally not a huge fan of the spotlight but I think it helps me.


Would you ever try to 'throw yourself out there' and promote yourself first before you ever try to sell anything?
If you succeed, you, yourself will become The Brand, and absolutely no-one, no wannabe, can ever replicate or separate it from you. You save on advertisement, SEO, (or whatever is 'in') simply because people already know and search for your name.

Of course the downside is, you'd also have to deal with the fame (some may think it is a positive, but I personally don't).
Well?
I wouldn't do all this. But you can have some well-positioned photos on your "About Us" page ;)
 

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it's a very helpful tool to utilize if you're a woman in an industry that is centered around helping people look good...I on the other hand am neither so I don't think it'd help
 

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There is an Asian Woman that was making $10,000 a month to prepare her meals and eat them on Cam.

My jaw dropped. And of course she was not hard on the eyes.

But I would too if I could!

Hey this is the Internet some guys are falling in love with a Avatar that is really an old man at home sitting at his computer in a Thong and high heels hahaha. Or just a regular old man.
 

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it's a very helpful tool to utilize if you're a woman in an industry that is centered around helping people look good...I on the other hand am neither so I don't think it'd help
This, an unattractive woman helping others look good just doesn't hold the same weight. It is a like a fat man telling you how to get fit.
 

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it's a very helpful tool to utilize if you're a woman in an industry that is centered around helping people look good...I on the other hand am neither so I don't think it'd help
I am both, so I should probably give this more thought—not that I don't put effort into my appearance; I just haven't thought of my look as my brand!
 

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Let's start posting cute pics and sell something to each other and see for ourselves. (?)
If they're in Monopoly costumes or better, I'll definitely enjoy that!
 

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Serious? You've seen (many) hostesses prettier than her? I know beauty is in the eye of beholder, but she's pretty damn near the pinnacle in any space to me.
NO. This is not even about hostesses in general, but beauty.

Not sure what's your gender or location, but go to East Asia and there's a shit-ton of prettier, human-looking girls. There's some heavy plastic surgery going on with the chin (sawing off the sides) and her eyes are out of proportion. ET rings a bell?
 

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