Does starting a professional adult web design, or venturing into the adult entertainment industry really ruin your reputation?
Well, not really!
That should however not be confused with a validation of the fact that you might not be met by sharp criticism. Chances are, you will.
The thing about the internet is that it never forgets, and by venturing into the adult industry, people surely get to know about it some time. Your family is going to hear about it; your church will. Hiding behind a pseudonym will not prove a savior as in the long-run that too is figured out.
Truth be told, a potential employer will be cynical about hiring you, but does that make your life ruined?
Thing is, you are doing this venture on a strictly professional level. And there’s nothing to be ashamed of. You family will understand that. Your pastor should be able to understand if one of his congregants is using his skills and talent to pay his bills. The society itself has changed in the sense that little stigma can be attached to working in the adult entertainment industry.
That plus the fact that it’s a multi-billion industry should be able to keep your life and of those you care about on track.