Do you put your real name on the PLR you sell?

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Hi guys,

When you sell your PLR/products or even in your squeeze pages, do you allways sell them with your real names/infos/photos like you created everything yourself?

Thanks.
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  • nice your post on PLR, actually our company AOS not share their real nick name on selling products.
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    • Profile picture of the author favconnection
      Originally Posted by essentialoilindia View Post

      nice your post on PLR, actually our company AOS not share their real nick name on selling products.
      Ok thanks : )
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    Yes there is nothing wrong in putting your name as long as it is a quality product and you are proud to promote it
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeediva
      I use my own name because this is what I am branding. Myself. If you have a company then you would brand the PLR as a company. This is what PLR products are designed for so you can brand them as your own and repurpose
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      • Profile picture of the author favconnection
        Originally Posted by coffeediva View Post

        I use my own name because this is what I am branding. Myself. If you have a company then you would brand the PLR as a company. This is what PLR products are designed for so you can brand them as your own and repurpose
        Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    I think it`s better to put your real name on your products, sites and squeeze pages. That will increase your results from your advertising efforts as well as gain trust and credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Verdatti
    I agree with most, but you have 2 options here:

    1 - You can rebrand them with your own name;

    2 - You can rebrand them with a pen name;

    Let's say you want to sell products in completely different industries like weight loss and trading for example. It would be a little weird for your visitors if you're marketing yourself as an expert in 2 completely different industries. So in that case, it could make sense to use a pen name on your WL products and another Pen name in your trading products. You can even use your real name in the industry you feel you're more likely to become an authority and a pen name in the other.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Every piece of content that you distribute should include a way to brand your company. It goes without saying that the content should be of the highest quality and something you can be proud of.

      My advice is:
      • In most cases, use your own name or your company name ... unless you have already been branding everything under a pen name - then I would say to use the same pen name for everything.
      • Change the PLR significantly so that no one can tell it is PLR. That means, at a minimum, a new ecover, a new title, a new introduction, new section or chapter headings, and new interior graphics. If you do these simple things, there is only a very remote chance anyone is going to know you used PLR.
      • Be sure to "proofread" through the entire PLR. So many marketers don't do this - they don't even take the time to read what they are putting their name to. How lazy can you get?
      • Be sure to link back to your main site in your PLR content regardless of what type of content it is.
      Marketing is all about giving your prospects and customers what they want. It's not about what's best or easiest for you.

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Verdatti View Post

      I agree with most, but you have 2 options here:

      1 - You can rebrand them with your own name;

      2 - You can rebrand them with a pen name;

      Let's say you want to sell products in completely different industries like weight loss and trading for example. It would be a little weird for your visitors if you're marketing yourself as an expert in 2 completely different industries. So in that case, it could make sense to use a pen name on your WL products and another Pen name in your trading products. You can even use your real name in the industry you feel you're more likely to become an authority and a pen name in the other.
      Good advice, in general.

      There is an exception. It's quite possible to brand yourself as an expert in two widely disparate niches/markets (people here tend to use these terms interchangeably) if they're the right niches.

      I've noticed that it's quite possible to be an expert in both a vocation and an avocation.

      Take Tom Brokaw, for example.

      Obviously an expert journalist, author and historian. Also a recognized expert in fly fishing. You already know him for doing the evening news for years, and his multiple books. You can also see him as the host of a fishing show called "Buccaneers and Bones", a show about saltwater fly fishing.
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      • Profile picture of the author agmccall
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post


        Take Tom Brokaw, for example.

        Obviously an expert journalist, author and historian. Also a recognized expert in fly fishing. You already know him for doing the evening news for years, and his multiple books. You can also see him as the host of a fishing show called "Buccaneers and Bones", a show about saltwater fly fishing.
        Anyone who is into fly fishing is ok by me

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    • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
      Originally Posted by Verdatti View Post

      I agree with most, but you have 2 options here:

      1 - You can rebrand them with your own name;

      2 - You can rebrand them with a pen name;

      Let's say you want to sell products in completely different industries like weight loss and trading for example. It would be a little weird for your visitors if you're marketing yourself as an expert in 2 completely different industries. So in that case, it could make sense to use a pen name on your WL products and another Pen name in your trading products. You can even use your real name in the industry you feel you're more likely to become an authority and a pen name in the other.
      I fall in with John McCabe on this one - see his post above.

      Take a look at Victor Pride and Mike Cernovich. They are bloggers, successful Internet Marketers, and one of them has a forum. They each specialize in both body building and making money online. Their avid followers don't think twice about the fact that they are experts in two fields; as a matter of fact, they eat it up. Should either one choose to add a 3rd area of authority, they have a built-in following eager to jump on board that boat, too!

      It's up to you. Put your game plan together, and I mean really massage it, and your plan will tell you which path to follow. You'll feel it in your gut.

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  • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
    Originally Posted by favconnection View Post

    Hi guys,

    When you sell your PLR/products or even in your squeeze pages, do you allways sell them with your real names/infos/photos like you created everything yourself?

    Thanks.
    Putting your real name in is your best course of action. It`s great for branding purpose and it will offer a sense of security to your clients.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      If it's real plr I'm starting with, there is a lot that is going to get changed on it before it goes out with any name on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    I've actually re-purposed PLR in the past but I did not just slap my name on it.

    Granted, I used an alias but that's not the point; whether or not I used my real name (Daniel) I would have still re-purposed the PLR.

    By re-purposing I mean I just used the general outline of the PLR product (it was an ebook) and re-wrote it so that it was even more concise and helpful to my audience as an opt-in bribe.

    A lot of PLR material is full of "fluff" so it's best used to get a general outline of what your finished offer should look like; all the actual content should almost always be re-written.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Soloseller2014
    If I am sure that my PLR Product is good and i proud to promote and the product is actually according to my niche in which i want to make my self known to the market so i use my real name.
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  • Profile picture of the author gvidass
    Let's say if your product isn't good or you are feeling that it's not good enough, I would suggest you not to put your real name. But if you fee that your product is good, it's better to put your name, because this will be helpful in future, you will have good name.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by gvidass View Post

      Let's say if your product isn't good or you are feeling that it's not good enough, I would suggest you not to put your real name. But if you fee that your product is good, it's better to put your name, because this will be helpful in future, you will have good name.
      If your product isn't good, or you don't think it's good enough, why are you putting it out at all?
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      • Profile picture of the author nancy666
        Hi,

        I always add my real name to my products. The idea is to use your real name so people get

        to know and trust you, so you develop your own brand. I like to be as transparent and honest

        as possible, otherwise how are people going to trust you?
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      • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        If your product isn't good, or you don't think it's good enough, why are you putting it out at all?
        Hehee John Correct

        If the product is not good then y r we releasing it

        Nailed it
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      • Profile picture of the author TheGMa
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        If your product isn't good, or you don't think it's good enough, why are you putting it out at all?
        Yeah, I started to post the same thing, John.

        Unfortunately, the young man from Sweden is correct because it's done all the time. Otherwise we wouldn't need the FTC and the FDA.

        The creeps simply throw up a shell corporation between them and the consumers armed with torches and pitchforks.

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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

        If your product isn't good, or you don't think it's good enough, why are you putting it out at all?
        'Cause they've read here, a bazillion times, that they need to take 'instant and massive action', and not wait for their product/other aspects to be 'perfect' - just get it out there. Further, in the end, as long as it sells without a lot of refunds, well, that is only real test for most marketers, not the actual quality of it or desire to be or not be associated with it. And let's not forget we are talking about PLR, here ...

        People call them pen names. But they ain't Mark Twain. They are fake identities, and without using them, many affiliates would NOT have enjoyed the success they have had.

        When in Rome, as they say. I piss and moan about it, but creating fake identities is part of the game. Not always, but good luck trying to get females to trust and buy beauty products from you if yer some goofy lookin' beestard and a dude. Plenty of examples like this where success DEPENDS upon hiding your true identity ...
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  • Profile picture of the author favconnection
    I think the problem is more when you want to take other niches...

    you are expert in MMO and suddenly you become specialist in fat loss ? haha
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  • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
    While I don't write PLR, I do put my real name on all my writing projects. It's my brand. As long as it's my best and I'm proud of it, there's no reason to use a pen name.

    The only time I'd use a pen name is if I were to start writing something way outside of the norm (for me). For example, if I were to write romance novels, I'd definitely use a pen name to create a separate brand from the commercial writing I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    Yes, because you want to be unique. More then likely people will use the same PLR in there marketing and you want to stand out from the rest.
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  • Profile picture of the author remy68740
    Not putting its name is a lack of confidence. But you have to know the product and stand behind it. Mc D does not neither produce the potatoes for their fries. Everybody started once in some way. Have faith in what you undertake. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomFinley
    yes it's just getting your name out there
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    • Profile picture of the author remy68740
      Regarding putting out the name you have now 3 options: either you stick with your current name, you change your current name or you take a "marketing name" which is OK as well. Many people do that. Do not hesitate to contact me directly I'd be more than happy to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen Chedid
    it all depend on your privacy values. Its maybe better for you too use your real details as said before you gain more credibility and more genuine branding. However if you want to keep your identity due to personal reasons, that is fine also.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Mozie
    I do think having your name or brand on any landing page is the way to go.

    You want people to know who you are, that's the only way they will start trusting you.

    Ideally, you want people to see your brand or name and think, "This guys stuff is good"

    When I see pages without a name and brand, I'm far more likely to just close the page due to a lack of credibility.

    I'm very shy by nature, so this is something I had to learn to overcome in the marketing world to really gain credibility of my readers and subscribers.
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinebizgiant
    Firstly I make them unique and put my name on it
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