My name isn’t Dave Baker. My real name is Dror Bekerman. I am a 30 year old dude from Israel and I make a full time income from affiliate marketing and this blog is a big part of my online business and I finally know what I want this blog to be.
I am not yet ready to reveal that to the world but I can tell you that the rebranding process has already started and this post is probably the first step. Over the past few months I really started to feel bad about the name of this blog and more about the fact that I haven’t been using my real name.
The name of the blog will remain the same (for now) but there is no more reason for me to keep hiding behind the alias name I created for myself.
Why Did I Use An Alias?
I expected you might asked that and I can completely understand where you are coming from with this question. I had 2 main reasons for not using my real name when I started this blog.
My name isn’t easy to pronounce for English speaking people and I know that from experience. I was in the USA back in 2004 working in shopping malls and I didn’t use my real name either. It seems that people were having a hard time pronouncing it so I decided to make it easier for everyone and said my name was Dave .
Actually, and this is quite funny, when English speaking people pronounce my name, it sounds like they are saying, drawer. The problems is that this is funny for everyone else except me
I always wanted to have a blog. I wanted to start a blog for years but I didn’t do anything about it because I didn’t know what I wanted to blog about. 2 things happened that pushed me to finally start a blog. The first was that my big brother started his own architectural visualization blog (guess how he got that #1 ranking) and since we have a very healthy brotherly competition between us, there was no way in hell I would agree to the fact that my brother has a great blog and I don’t .
The second thing was that I jumped into the internet marketing waters and started promoting Clickbank product launches and doing other things in order to try and make some money online so I thought I knew what I wanted to blog about.
When I first started this blog it was supposed to be a Clickbank product launch authority site. Instead of creating a new site for every product, I would simply create one master site and write about all the various product launches here. Since most Clickbank product launches are crap I didn’t want to use my real name as I wasn’t very happy with what I was doing.
I didn’t like promoting Clickbank product launches and even though it made me money, I later decided to stop doing them or at least be honest about them and not do it just to make some sales. Meaning that if a product sucked I would say so and won’t recommend it. Just like I did with my Google Sniper 2.0 Review.
I think that the name of this blog, dbpmarketing, is a pretty good proof to the fact that I had no idea what this blog would be about. It is a pretty stupid name and I bet you can all guess what the D & B stand for but I dare you to guess what the P means. I would even make it a guessing a game and the first one to guess what the P stands will get $25 from me to his PayPal account.
So the first reason is that I really didn’t know what this blog will turn out to be and I didn’t want to use my name since the first thing I thought about doing wasn’t something I was really proud of.
I don’t really consider this to be a lie since many people that contacted me personally know that Dave isn’t my real name and the picture you see in the header of the blog is indeed my own. I really started to feel bad about not using my real name and about picking such a bad domain name for the past few months since the blog started to take shape and gain notice that I knew I would come out with it eventually.
It was only a matter of time and that time is NOW .
As I mentioned before, I am planning to rebrand this blog during 2012, moving to a new domain name that will actually make sense and be related to what I will be blogging about and setting the record straight about my real name is the first step towards that. I still need to check how I should be doing that while not losing any of my current Google rankings.
I hope my reasons make sense and just in case, I am sorry about not using my real name but as far as I see it, I was honest about my reviews and everything else I blogged about so I hope you don’t take it too personally.
Feel free to share your thoughts by commenting below.
Congratulation to Lior Vaknin for being the first to guess that the “P” stands for production (stupid, I know ). Lior decided to donate his $25 to a great cause and I made the donation on his behalf to Latet organization. I also decided to award Ankush Raj with $25 since he really made an effort to guess the “P” and he pretty much covered all the possible options .
To your success (and mine ),