April 12th, 2011
Second Life bots are handy little third party programs that you can use to automate a variety of things in the virtual world. Unlike some other online games, Linden Lab does allow the use of bots for the most part. Many SL bots are based on LibSecondLife’s code since it is open source.
Some uses for Second Life bots include but are not limited to:
- Group joining
- Role playing
- Copying and Cloning
The copying/cloning bots, also known as Second Life copybots, are frowned upon by Linden Lab. The reason being is because you can use a SL copybot to copy items that you don’t own without having to get the owner’s permission.
Most other bots are allowed in the game and can provide helpful assistance to you. If you’re a shop-owner the bot can help out around the store and do tasks that can be automated. Second Life bots can search for people/places/events for you. SL bots can be used as performing artists to make you money or to attract customers to your business. The possibilities are endless.
April 5th, 2011
There are some Second Life secrets that that not very many people know about. These are highly sought after since they usually include huge benefits with little to no effort on your part. Some of these secrets include ways to easily make money and items.
One such SL secret is an easy way to win money in the game. This is great for newbie players or players that just want to make a little bit of extra money on the side. See below for details
At Earn2Life you earn Second Life money several ways
- Visits: Get paid to visit certain places
- Picks: Add places to your profile pick and get paid for keeping them there
Here is how to make L$1000 each day easily
- Register here: Easy Second Life Money
- Click the Sign Up Now image at the bottom of the page
- Join and start making/winning L$1000 each day by doing practically nothing!
March 29th, 2011
As we discussed last week one of the best ways to make money in Second Life is to start your very own small business selling products. For you business to be successful you have to be creative, have entrepreneur skills, and have the time to invest in your business.
Next for your business to be profitable you have to figure out what type of products sell. You may have a completely new and innovative product in mind or you may need some ideas with what type of product to create that people will buy.
Below are some SL hints for what people are making and buying. The information comes from XstreetSL.com or currently known as the Second Life marketplace
What are people making in SL
As you can see Apparel, Avatar accessories, and Avatar appearances take up over half the market. SL home and garden takes second place. There is a lot a competition for these products so if you are planning on going this route you’ll need an item that stands out.
What are people buying in SL
Here is a list of what people are buying. You may want to compare it with what people are making and find the item that’s being sold the most and made the least. This is not a foolproof list, it’s only meant to give you ideas to get you started and to give you direction in the competitive SL market.
You may also find this very helpful: Second Life business tips
March 22nd, 2011
Today we’ll be discussing 7 ways to make money in Second Life. This does not include all the ways to make a living in the virtual world but it does cover some of the most basic methods. This is also not a list of the best Second Life Linden making methods but rather a breakdown on some of the better known ways and whether or not they are worth your time.
We’ll start from the one with the highest SL money making potential and end with the one that has the least potential
- Small SL Business
Requirements: Entrepreneur skills and a lot of creativity
Earning Potential: This ranges from low to very high incomes
Why: People who make a good living in SL are usually business owners
- Retail Estate
Requirements: Money to buy land
Earning Potential: Low to high. Sometimes you may find yourself in the negative
Why: Real Estate is risky. You’ll have to invest a lot of money and may sometimes not be able to get all your property rented out
- Get paid for your Skills/Talents
Requirements: Programming, Teaching, Designing. Basically anything you’re good at
Earning Potential: In the L$1000 range depending on your skill
Why: People don’t generally pay much in SL unless you can find a job for a larger, established company
Requirements: Any musical Talent
Earning Potential: About L$500 – L$2000 per performance
Why: This job depends largely on tips. The more people like your performances the more you’re likely to make
- Get a Job
Earning Potential: L$50 – $L500 per hour
Why: You can do basically any time of work in Second Life. They pay is not nearly what we see in the real world but neither are the job requirements
- Enter Contest
Requirements: Depends on the type of contest
Earning Potential: Low for common contests. High for one-time contests sponsored by large companies
Why: This is a fun way to make money. Payouts will reflect on the type of contest and how well you do
Earning Potential: L$1 every 10 minutes
Why: You hang out at a specific place to make it seem more popular and to attract people. Very low payouts
SL guide to becoming a successful business owner
Second Life tips to make extra money while camping
March 15th, 2011
Second Life Copybot is program that copies items without the permission of the items’ creators. This program was originally created by libsecondlife development team as an import/export or backup tool to assist in the development of AI (artificial intelligence) or NPCs (non-player characters) in the game.
The source code for the original SL Copybot was made public and it was then edited and recompiled into a program that is now used to replicate items in Second Life.
The functions/features of the SL Copybot include:
- Copying Second Life items that you don’t own without having to get permission from the creator
- Second Life scripts cannot be copied
- Contents of prims cannot be copied, only items that the can be seen directly
- SL Copybot logs into the game as an avatar
Second Life has made numerous attempts to stop the program but the creators of the Copybot have found patches to get it working again. Because of SL developers attempts to stop the program, a working Second Life Copybot can sometimes be hard to find if you don’t know where to look.
March 8th, 2011
Second Life is an amazingly fun game to play where every day brings new opportunities, new adventures, and new friends. This virtual world, however, is not such a great place to be when you’re stuck at something and can’t find the solution.
Linden Lab acknowledges that it’s sometimes difficult and confusing for residents to communicate with them which only adds to the frustration. In attempt to help build a better SL experience they have revised a serious of new Second Life programs and tools for better communication.
They have released new Community Participation Guidelines that apply across all communication paths. These can be used to share ideas, give input on how to improve the SL content, economy, and experience. They’ll also be rolling out a new community platform that includes SL Blogs, SL Answers, the SL Knowledge Base, and such.
It is also extremely important to be able to communicate and connect with other Second Life residents. You can do so at a Second Life forum. This is a place where residents can gather outside of the game if they need help with anything.
At a forum, members help out each other and share content such as Second Life guides, programs, secrets, and even cheats.
Whether you want to:
- learn how to script
- find a money making guide for more L$
- download a Second Life copybot
- hang out and chat
February 24th, 2011
Second Life is a virtual world where you can explore new places and interact with people from all over the world. Much like our real world if you want a place to live, new clothes, and nice things, you’ll also need money.
The Linden dollar (L$) is the currency in Second Life. You can buy and exchange SL Linden dollars for US dollars or other currencies. Many residents don’t buy their L$ but instead earn money through a number of different ways.
- Create and sell content – clothing, items, gadgets, etc.
- Host and perform at events – Concerts, gameshows, fashion shows, etc.
- Participate in referrer/affiliate programs – Make sure they are legit
- Fill out surveys – Make sure they are legit
- Win prizes – Play games at events etc.
- Buy and sell land – Virtual real estate
- Get a job – Work for a company
- Sell information – Write manuals, teach classes etc.
- Camping chairs – Make money without doing anything
You can also bring your real words skills to Second Life and profit off of them. There are endless opportunities but if you’re new to the game you might need a little help getting started.
SL strategy guides for making money will give you the a head start and show you the ropes to being successful in the games. You can also use Second life money making guides for tricks and secrets to help you get started. You shouldn’t have to try to figure things out on your own when so many amazing resources are available for you to use.
February 17th, 2011
Even if you’re in the middle of winter where you live its always sunny and warm somewhere in the Second Life world. Second Life is preparing for Spring Break by gathering the hottest beaches and outdoor club spots to feature in the Destination Guide and in the March edition of The Sandbox newsletter.
For next month’s edition of The Sandbox, Second Life was casting beachwear models for the March Look of the Month. This is an opportunity for members to show off their SL Avatars that they have worked so hard to create and perfect.
Does your Second Life Avatar have what it takes to be featured as the Look of the Month? If not, luckily there are resources available to ensure that your Avatar can be picture perfect in time for the next contest.
Second Life Avatar Editors
Second Life tools such as avatar editors are very useful programs that will help you to easily create your perfect Avatar. If you’re envisioning a specific look in your head a Second Life avatar editor will help you bring that look to life.
Second Life Mods
Second Life mods are also available for you to use. Mods are addons that will let you create a highly customized Avatar to help you achieve any look your going for.
Your Avatar is a virtual representation of yourself and don’t to want to be able to proudly show him or her off to the rest of the SL world?
February 10th, 2011
One February 14 (Valentine’s Day) HBO will be featuring a documentary called When Strangers Click: Five Stories from the Internet. There is a lot of excitement and anticipation in the SL world since this is the game that will be featured the documentary.
The film presents several stories about people finding love online. One of which is the Second Life story of how a talented musician met a woman at an in-world performance and how their worlds changed dramatically after this chance encounter.
While most members of Second Life may never meet anyone that will change their live that significantly, it is a game based largely around socialization so having friends is an important aspect of the game.
The film is being credited for realistically presenting the virtual world and its possibilities. Second Life does receive its share of criticism so it will be refreshing to see the game viewed in the more positive manner it deserves.
In a game that is so similar to our real word it is very important to be connected with other people. This can also be done outside the game in online chat rooms and Second Life forums. Not only is it important for you to have trustworthy friends for social reasons but knowing the right people can also mean a world of difference in terms of job opportunities, getting SL tips to help you out, and just having someone there that you can depend on.
This is not a game designed to play solo, get connected today.
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February 3rd, 2011
Teen Second Life has come to a close and its Residents will be transferred to the Main Grid. Although this safe haven for teens has been closed, Second Life is making it a priority to not compromise the experiences that SL teens have access to and to ensure that that they will have an enjoyable Second Life experience while keeping them safe and secure on the Main Grid.
- These Second life teens with be restricted to the estates of a sponsoring institution
- They will not have access to inworld search
- They will not be able to purchase from the Web-based Marketplace
13 to 15-year-olds
- These residents will the access to all of Second Life general regions on the Mainland and private islands. The regions are appropriate for all ages
- They will not be able to enter Moderate or Adult regions
- They will have access to local chat and IM on the Main Grid to communicate with others
16 and 17-year-olds
Second Life teens were previously limited to 100 regions in Teen SL. Now they have access to nearly 5,000 general regions. This could get a bit overwhelming for even the most involved SL user.
Another place to hang out and get help in the game is a Second Life forum. This is a helpful community where the focus is to help each other. You’ll also find SL tips, secrets, and other helpful resources to make your SL experience that best that it could possibly be.