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August 18th, 2010When you first get started
When trying to decide a career path, let your personal interest guide you. It’s more fun to have a hobby-turned business than doing something you have no interest in.
Don’t expect to make SL money right away, be prepared to dedicate many hours before your business takes off.
Like in the real world, start developing your own community of contacts. Many of your clients will come from networking and you’ll also save on advertising costs.
Second Life business opportunities
Here are some examples of jobs that are available and businesses that residents have started in Second Life
- Party planner
- Automotive manufacturer
- Fashion designer
- Custom avatar designer
- Jewelry maker
- XML coder
- Game developer
- Real estate Agent
These are just a small example of all the money making opportunities in the game. Doing so, however is not always easy and requires a lot of time and dedication.
A successful Second Life business
You may never make millions from real estate like Anshe Chung but many people have been able to bring in a considerable income or even earn enough to be able to quit their real life job.
They oftentimes create SL walkthroughs based on their success stories to help you and other residents pursue your own dreams. They oftentimes also share Second Life tips to making money that they have discovered on their journey.
If you are looking to start a Second Life business take advantage of all the resources possible and remember to have fun with it. Don’t let the business aspect of it ruin what was once your passion
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August 11th, 2010
Teen Second Life is a virtual place created by Linden Lab where teens can gather to socialize, play, learn, and create the world around them. Teens create a customizable digital representation of themselves which is called an Avatar.
More than just a videogame or an internet chat room, Teen SL is a safe place for teens to make new friends and go on adventures all while learning valuable skills in working together, and also use their imagination to shape the world around them.
Teen Second Life is different from the adult version of Second Life since only teens ages 13-17 are allowed to enter. There are of course a few exceptions. Linden Lab’s staff, Linden Liaisons, is always present to make sure that Teen Second Life remains a safe and friendly place to be and everyone there is who they say they are. Sometimes teachers are also brought in for educational purposes; residents are always notified who they are and what projects they are working on.
Teen SL is an amazing place for young people to meet and get to know each other. Another place hang out is a Second Life forum which is also a place to gather, socialize, and learn. A forum is also filled with many resources that has been created by none other than residents who have mastered the game to help you advance:
- Tutorials – Simplify even the most difficult task
- Secrets – Discover things that only a privileged few know
- Second Life Guides – Provide step-by-step directions
- SL Scripts – Build virtually anything
August 4th, 2010
Have you been thinking about starting your own organization in Second Life? Going about it can be difficult and time consuming as is but then you also have to find a location to host your meetings. When you first start up you’ll be busy coordinating and managing things and not having an immediate meeting location can be a huge setback.
To save you time, Second Life now has four pre-built regions with buildings, landscaping, and necessary features. You can purchase these developed regions from the Second Life Land Store by credit card or PayPal, or you can make your purchase by a special order site if you want to pay from an invoice.
Conference Center Region – Located on a secluded island, this spot includes adjustable furniture and media screens
Baronial Castle- This mountain top SL building includes a tavern, boat, and a dungeon for a more informal meeting setting.
Theater- This theatre has a capacity of 100 residents and is designed for presentations
Moonbase – This unconventional meeting space is designed to spark creativity. It includes spacesuits, shuttlecraft, and moonbuggies.
These pre- developed regions will help you start up your organization much quicker than having to do things yourself. If you want to simply things even more you can visit a Second Life forum and chat with like-minding residents who can provide you with many useful SL tools on how to best manage and promote your new organization.
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