Can it hurt your whitehat status if you fake your social proof?

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  1. GodThor

    GodThor Regular Member

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    I was thinking to create an ebook and sell it but obviously I lack enough social proof about the subject, what if I fake it and overhype myself with things that I have never done? is this a good idea?
     
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    I wouldn’t do it personally. If you are writing about something you have knowledge of sometimes that’s just good enough. A lot of people use pen names even if they are experts for many reasons but if I was putting my name on it I would make it credible. I wouldn’t want something to come back later and ruin it.

    My thoughts are that if you are going to write a book whether it’s by you or a pen name write it with authority. Research the subject. Quote sources and make the content valuable to the reader.

    A well researched document had a good amount of weight to it.
     
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    Tehan123 Newbie

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    It depends on alot of things. The subject, the audience, how far you overhype.

    Can you give some more detail?
     
  4. GodThor

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    It will be a business strategy book, I have to show that I made money and that I have a background into this.
     
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    Who cares if you're whitehat?
     
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    Well then who gives a fuck. As long as you aren't lying about something that's gonna hurt people it's fine.

    Pretty much this.
     
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