PSO 101: Picking A Name

Factors To Think About Before Committing To A (User)name

Not to be dramatic, but picking a really good username is kind of a big deal. Think of it like this, your username, and the persona that you craft around it, is the foundation of your business as an adult entertainer. This is your brand and putting in the work now to make it the best you can will save you time, energy, heart and headaches down the road. So in this post, we’re going to look at some of the factors that you should consider before committing to a (user)name.

Keep it short.

While technically you could have a username that is up to 30 characters long on some platforms, I’d advise that going as short as possible is best. Why? As you can see from the nifty infographic below, Twitter has a 15 character limit for their usernames. So if you plan to incorporate using social media to help market yourself, being able to have the same username across various websites will help keep your branding consistent, and doing so helps existing or potential clients find you.

Char Length Chart

  • Niteflirt: 1-30 Characters
  • AdultPhonePal: 5-20 Characters
  • TalkToMe: 5-32 Characters
  • SinfulCall: 6 – 16 Characters
  • ExtraLunchMoney: 3 – 20 Characters
  • Twitter: 1-15 Characters (@Username) or 20 Characters Real Name
  • Skype: 6 – 32 Characters (alphanumeric, no spaces or special characters)
  • Facebook: ?-50 Characters
  • Google: ?-60 Characters
  • Yahoo: ?-32 Characters
  • Email: 64 Characters for Local (Before@) and 254 Character Combined (LOCAL@DOMAIN)

Keep it simple.

Again, while some platforms will allow you to use spaces, numbers, and/or symbols in your username, I’d highly advise against it. Also, if at all possible, I’d also steer clear of funky substitutions (like M4dison instead of Madison) and truncations. I know, this makes it harder to find an available name, but your primary goal in picking a name is that it be very easily remembered by clients. Why remembered? You have to keep in mind lots of clients don’t save bookmarks or even go out of their way to frequently erase their browser history to keep their fun time with you secret (and away from the judgeful eyes of their significant other, boss or IT department). So when their cock or clit is hard and they’re looking for action, you don’t want to lose an interaction to someone else because the couldn’t remember your name. Make it easy for them to give you their money. ;)

Get inspired.

Maybe it’s the nerdy RPG gamer in me, but I absolutely love hunting for the perfect username to fit a character I’m developing. There are heaps of resources available online, just doing a google search for “baby names” brings up more than 605 million results. Use resources available to help flesh out your character. Is the character in a specific age range? Why not make it a bit more authentic by checking out some of the most popular names from their year of birth? Life happens in the details and thinking about the little things like this can really help you find the voice and personality of the character you’re slipping into. And being able to stay in character, providing the best experience for your clients, will keep them eagerly coming back for more.

Do your homework.

Market research is a huge part of any business, and the adult entertainment industry is no different. Search the platforms that you’re interested in to see how many other entertainers have similar names to your short list of potential usernames. I’d much rather be in a search result of 5 than a search result of 200 on a platform where every peer is competition. Also, if you’re thinking of targeting a specific niche or fetish, make sure there isn’t someone with a similar name already well established on the platform that you’re most interested in. Besides causing confusion for clients, it’ll look like you’re trying to benefit from the history the other person has worked so hard to build for themselves, and that’s just not classy. Leave that those catty bullshit games for the silly bitches of the world, cause you are not one. :D

Check availability.

Use the variety of tools available to help expedite your search. Nothing sucks more than getting your heart set on a username, getting a few accounts created, and then finding out one account you’ll really really need isn’t available. Check out sites like NameChk.com, knowem.com and NameCheckr.com to check the status of social media usernames AND domains. Because remember, we’re building your brand and making sure the web address is available is another key brick in building a solid foundation of your brand.


Thanks for checking out the first installment in my PSO 101 series! More of these are in the works. Let me know what you think with by adding your thoughts in the comment section below, shouting out on Twitter (@SarahDoesPhSex), or if shy, feel free to email me at sarahdoesphonesex@gmail.com.

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