Making money on Second Life - 8 Money Making methods for New and Experienced Players
Many people make a living off Second Life and so can you. If you don’t know what second life is it is pretty much an online virtual world. Where you can be anyone you want and just about do anything you want. The environment has mostly been created by the users.
You explore the world as an avatar or character which is a virtual representation of how you look in this amazing virtual world.
Unlike the real world you can survive in second life without money but like all worlds there is the possibility of making money and the best thing of all the second life currency Lindens can be converted into real money US $ dollars using the Lindex Exchange.Usually 1000 lindens buys around $4 U.S. Many people make a living on second life to support there real lives.
I’ve been playing second life for around 1 year now and have found many ways of making money and here are some of them.
Making serious money in 2nd Life
Sell your own creations at a store
Second life holds many opportunities for experienced and beginner coders and graphic artists to sell there virtual creations online in marketplaces and stores. You can create anything from pets, clothing, and house to a virtual fish tank for your second life house.
Many clothing designers have gone digital and have given up selling real clothes to sell virtual clothes online using there designs and art skills on virtual skirts and dresses to dress second life user’s avatars in.
Second life also has an inbuilt coding language similar to java and C++ which allows programming lovers to create scripts for airplanes or cars which can then be sold to second life users.
One of the biggest markets like all things internet is all things related to adult entertainment and it can also be found on second life. Many people sell adult related creations on second life and do very well from it, it's a growing market the adult industry on 2nd life.
Sell other people’s creations affiliate
It’s also possible to make a living selling other people’s product in an affiliate type store. Where you get a percentage of the sales all you have to do is to set up a shop. When doing this the key is to pick a seller with a good reputation and great products on offer.
Play the second life stock market
Second life has a real life economy and stock exchange where you can buy and sell shares just like the real world in order to make profit. I didn’t delve into this area of second life much as I have a hard enough time understanding the real life stock market.
Buy and Sell land
Virtual real estate is a big thing in second life as there are many islands for sale , and if you have enough capital you can start buying and selling land to other second life users. A very popular way of making money in second life.
Second life advertising
Another increasingly popular way to make money in second life is through advertising either by wearing shirts that advertise a product or having a little click bubble above your avatars head which takes the user to a web address where you can click links or fill in surveys in return for lindens.
People are making good money this way as you can click a few ads and come away with about 100 lindens but the person hosting the ads would make around $1 or $2 U.S which makes this a very profitable and viable way to make money in 2nd life. Most second life users using ads are using google adsense, they will pay you linden dollars in exchange for clicks on there ads but I'm pretty sure this doesn't meet google's terms and conditions.
Making Money for casual players
there are many ways to make money for those not looking to try to make a living off second life but for those wanting to enjoy the experience more with a bit of money to customize there character and perhaps buy some land for there home.
Join contests and win cash prizes Joining contests and parties can be a great way to earn prizes in the form of lindens , for example there are many cash prizes for the best dressed character and some islands even choose random winners every hour or so.
Camping Money Camping is a well known method for collecting small amounts of lindens. Simply camping on someone islands gives them traffic and makes there island appear more popular and will encourage more users to join and possibly spend money.
Camping is usually done on camping benches or chairs, the chairs will have a caption over it saying 10 lindens per hour or something similar you simply sit down and you receive that amount each hour.
Many people have put it in little questions that pop up that deter bots who sit on benches all day and collect money but there are ways around that and some people have built little auto mouse clicker programs.
Job for money You can take a minimum paying job working for a club or island. Usually most jobs involve sitting at a desk and welcoming guests to a shop or being a club promoter. Another popular job is working as an erotic dancer at a club and pays quite well in tips from other users.