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Should I Use A Pen Name / Pseudonym?

Ever considered using a pen name or pseudonym for an online business? Or maybe you already use one?

Watch today's video to avoid a disastrous fate...

Please leave a comment below with your thoughts 🙂

Speak soon!
- James Francis.
Founder & CEO, Digital Prosperity.

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6 Responses

  1. Hey James, good video bro. I have never understood people who use pen-names. Yes, you are right, just go with your own name. Now James, I use my nick name, as people can't say my full name, but when it comes to paying for ads etc, I always use my full name. My nick name has been with me since my school days. Now is this a good or bad thing? Your thoughts?

    1. Hey Chigz, good question!

      In my experience, nick names are ok as long as they're only used in your branding and marketing, but not in official forms and accounts, etc. It sometimes helps people to remember you - especially if you have a tricky name.

      Have a great day!
      - James.

  2. Hi james yes you correct,
    But what about FB alike who clearly mis use your information and privacy,
    It makes sense your building trust first before you start really earning and build relationships no quick way to do business,

  3. Hi James,
    I'm in the same situation. I use my legal name for everything that requires record keeping: Banks, Insurance etc. My nick name is what everyone else knows me by.

    Great video! I don't remember where I heard it but "It's easier to remember the truth than a lie".

  4. Hi James, thanks for that - i have wondered about this, and sort of came to the conclusion that operating from a place of fear (what if..) is not very healthy, so it's good to have my instincts on this vindicated.

  5. I understand and appreciate everything you've said, however... In a previous job, I received a 911 page from my wife. She had just received a call from an employee of mine who directed the nastiest, fowl mouthed diatribe towards her, and ended the call stating he was on his way over to kill everybody. His anger at me was misplaced, as I had done nothing provoke such an attack, but I was a visible manager of the company. I vowed to never, ever allow my family to be easy prey. Hence my sincere desire to use a company name, and/or an alias when building a business whether it be on the net or elsewhere. I hope you can appreciate my position, and will continue to help me move forward with this exciting venture.

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