EzArticles: Do you have a pen name for each niche?

by Scott Ames 12 replies
Is it better to use a pen name for each niche or your real name for all of them?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
    Hi Scott,

    To be honest, I don't think it makes a great deal of difference.

    I prefer to use pen names in all different niches, and I have a bunch at EZA, but I see tons of other writers writing about all kinds of different subjects using just the one name.

    I think just having one name per niche keeps a certain amount of credibility, but I haven't specifically tested it, so it's hard to know for sure.

    Hope that helps

    David
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
      I use several pen names. The reason is simple. You can only be an 'expert' in so many fields before people start to question your ability.

      Plus, if someone is reading an article of mine and clicks my author name to get more info on the topic, then that's what they should be able to do. In other words, if they are looking for more information on niche marketing, but then the see 20 other topics...guess what? They are probably going to look at another author's articles.

      Also, some niches are ones that do not go together well.

      If you are only sticking to one topic, or do not plan on writing that many articles, then no big deal. For that matter, the choice to use pen names is up to each person. I do use them.

      One more thing, I try to make the pen name sort of match the niche I am writing about. Even if people don't really notice the association, I think it still registers subconsciously.

      All the best,
      Michael Oksa (not a pen name)
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      • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
        Yup..

        I'm a pen name fanatic... every new niche has me dreaming up Jimmy Jones, Bob Burlington etc etc.. <-- not any of my current ones..lol

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      • Profile picture of the author Dean Shainin
        I do now...

        When I first started out I'd expose everything I was doing online.

        Not wise from my point of view. It's just too easy to see everything with a quick Google search.

        Pen names are used for most all my non-Internet marketing related niches.

        For Internet marketing it's wise to use a real name for credibility unless maybe you're in the witness protection program.

        Cheers,
        Dean
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      • Profile picture of the author msj904
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        • Profile picture of the author Mary Laine
          TimG says no, Dean says yes. That's a toughie!
          I only use my own name, but I think I will start using pen names.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jean Morgan
    Just recently I intriduced two new pen names for two specific niches.

    For one I chose a trustworthy sounding womans name to use on some household products I am promoting and for the other I got a sex change to become a man for a niche that, although I feel it transcends sexes, I think will do better as a man.

    The articles seem to be going quite well now that ezinearticles have got around to publishing them.

    Jean
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Pen names are fine unless you are trying to brand yourself in a niche.

    Gunter
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    Warrior Special Offer, Private Message, Name used for the purposes of article writing, not your own name.

    OK, now to the OP's post. Yes, I use pen names. You must do this if you are testing new niches and if you are arguing both sides of the fence. Also, it is bad to expose all the niches you are involved in. Last, but not least, if people read your bio and it has 10,000 articles with tons of slightly spammy or definitely spammy ones, your credibility is toast.

    TomG.
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    You may want to have more then one pen name in the same niche.

    I have found that some pen names seem to get much higher click throughs on my articles than other names do.

    I always try to test a new niche with a least a couple pen names.

    Terry
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by Terry Hatfield View Post

      You may want to have more then one pen name in the same niche.

      I have found that some pen names seem to get much higher click throughs on my articles than other names do.

      I always try to test a new niche with a least a couple pen names.

      Terry
      Ingenious. I never thought of that one.
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