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Real name when selling a product in the IM world or a Pseudonym?

are there lots of people using Pseudonym similar to some book authors and music artists?
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  • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
    Real name is better to build trust
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Steppin View Post

      Thank you for everyone's input...
      Don't thank them too much, Steppin: most of what you were told above is actually nonsense, based on an entirely mistaken and invalid premise.

      Originally Posted by egoldzone View Post

      Real name is better to build trust
      This is just wrong. The idea that you somehow "build more trust" if you use your real name than a pen-name is a total fallacy. The reality is that you can build trust just as easily for a pen-name as for a real name: the people looking at the name and relating to the name don't know that it's a pen-name, do they? That's the point of using it!

      It's yet another of those peculiar, ironic, surreal Warrior Forum conversations: you're using a pen-name here yourself and you're advising someone to use their own name (and for an alleged reason that's completely misguided and irrelevant!).

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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        I think using a Pen Name can be advisable in a number of situations. If you are in a lot of Niches I can definitely see that.

        However, there are some situations where I can see it COULD be troubling.
        (And I am not totally convinced..just saying it could)


        If you are building a brand with your name and then later on you are trying to really escalate your brand by interacting with people OFFLINE with symposiums, personal coaching,r meet and greets etc....

        Then I can see where that COULD be a problem.

        For instance, I can honestly say that if I found out Frank Kern's real name was Pete Moss...well it would be weird. I am not saying I would never buy anything from him again , it would be just weird !

        And I could see how it might turn others off.

        For me, (well accepted as it is) I just do NOT like to use another name besides my own.

        It just conflicts with my core beliefs as a human being and is ...well just my opinion.( So for all you pro pen namers do not get your pants in a wad.

        btw, I did use several pen names in the past but in last few years my tune and my views have just changed


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      • Profile picture of the author Steppin
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Don't thank them too much, Steppin: most of what you were told above is actually nonsense, based on an entirely mistaken and invalid premise.



        This is just wrong. The idea that you somehow "build more trust" if you use your real name than a pen-name is a total fallacy. The reality is that you can build trust just as easily for a pen-name as for a real name: the people looking at the name and relating to the name don't know that it's a pen-name, do they? That's the point of using it!

        It's yet another of those peculiar, ironic, surreal Warrior Forum conversations: you're using a pen-name here yourself and you're advising someone to use their own name (and for an alleged reason that's completely misguided and irrelevant!).

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        Good point.......
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhammaduf
    Yup, Agreed with @egoldzone, You should use the "Real Name" of your product for better results.
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  • Profile picture of the author miklanderson2
    I use my real name here, but use pseudonyms with my books that I'm selling in the Kindle marketplace, so there isn't any confusion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaan Evren
    Depends on what you want to achieve.

    For me, my life and personality is my brand that I am marketing.

    So if you do want to build a legitimate relationship and following with your clients you'll want to use your real name.

    But if your just doing your standard affiliate review site an alias will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alice12345
    A name is just some tag on it. For me, its all about how your react to other or present to your client. But, real name with real Facebook profile along with your daily life post. It build trust on to it. So be careful when you say anything when you use your real name.
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  • Profile picture of the author smashpixelss
    If you want to create a long term brand and aim for celebrity like popularity, use your real name
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  • Profile picture of the author Angshuman Dutta
    Originally Posted by Steppin View Post

    Real name when selling a product in the IM world or a Pseudonym?

    are there lots of people using Pseudonym similar to some book authors and music artists?
    Kepp it real. You and your partners (buyers and sellers) will both have more confidence in your business and you will have one less thing to worry about at the end of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steppin
    Thank you for everyone's input...
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    "David DeAngelo" does pretty well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceenote100
    I don't think it matters much. Anyone can google their full name and see that there are many other people with the same name.

    If you want to stand out then create a name and trademark it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimvol
    Anybody remember the Rich Jerk? Talk about a psudoname! Worked well for him I think.

    I feel more comfortable using my name. I tried using pen names and it just felt fake for me.

    Do what thou wilt...when it comes to this..just be consistent with whatever brand your building.

    Thanks!

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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    I recommend using your real name, it does build trust in some cases.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    For me, it depends on the users preference.
    Some people are comfortable of using their real names, some are not. But still, to those who do not use their real name they are still able to gain trust. Why? Because they know how to earn it.
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