Money is replacable but reputstions aren't ,it can take years to establish yourself but you can lose your reputation over night.
Let go of the hype ,people have been scamned and left with empty bank accounts at no fault of yours but you should be sensitive to these situations and be truthful and forthcoming.
People do talk,people do search so people can do a spot check on you to see if you have the credentials.
If you have made sales on line speak about it with your prospect and if you haven't it is not a big deal to say yes wbrn asked.
You might not see the benefit of it now but over the long haul people you will gain trust.
When you have the trust of your prospects you have an intangible asset.
Put together a good sales pitch yes but make sure that you do it in good faith.
I am online to make money too but I understand the concept of the build up to what is going to hep me make the sale.