Archive for the ‘Second Life Linden Dollars’ Category
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$1 every 10 minutes
Why: You hang out at a specific place to make it seem more popular and to attract people. Very low payouts
SL guide to becoming a successful business owner
Second Life tips to make extra money while camping
February 24th, 2011
Second Life is a virtual world where you can explore new places and interact with people from all over the world. Much like our real world if you want a place to live, new clothes, and nice things, you’ll also need money.
The Linden dollar (L$) 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.
January 27th, 2011
The results are in and overall 2010 ended on a positive not for the SL economy. When comparing the economy to the Q3 numbers, the last part of year grew or remained stable.
As with the real world, this is great news for Second Life residents. A booming economy means increased opportunities, higher incomes, and an overall better gaming experience.
The Q4 2010 results are as following:
- Total money supply, web merchandise sales volume, and LindeX volume are all up between 6% and 8%
- L$ appreciated 3.7%
- Repeat log-ins isup 8%
- Average monthly economic participants is up 4.3%
- Annual web merchandise sales volume is up 104%
- The world size grew by 5.8%
These numbers are indicating growth in economic activity and hopefully it will only get better from here. Second Life is a world of opportunity which is yours for the taking. If you’re not already thriving in the virtual world, uncovering Second Life secrets to success is just a click away.
Learn what other pro players have discovered by seeking out a Second Life guide. No matter what you struggling with in the game, chances are that someone has created a guide to help and lead you. In this thriving economy that is no reason for you to be left behind.
November 24th, 2010
It’s winter, the busiest time of the year for not only your real life but also your Second Life. In celebration of the holidays, SL is hosting Winterfest 2010 from December 10 through December 18.
Winterfest will be hosted on the Global Online Hockey Association’s six wintry regions and several SL communities will feature events and activities. There will be plenty to do and see at Winterfest to get you in the spirit of the season. You’ll find skiing, ice skating, scavenger hunters, winter carnival rides, and the popular Lindens vs. Residents snowball fights. Or you can simply hang out and enjoy some live music.
Winterfest also has a category in the Second Life Marketplace where you can get winter/holiday-themed items and apparel for yourself or as a gift.
- Food & Drink
- Cards &Invitations
As with the real world this time of year can get a little expensive. To help out with your expenses you can get some amazing SL guides to make money. Or you can even enter contests for free Second Life money! Don’t let the lack of money keep you from creating the perfect holiday this year.
November 1st, 2010
In our tremulous times the Second Life economy is remaining constant with most key measures having gone just a few percentage points up or a few points down. Second Life released the annual Q3 reports and compared to last years, they are as following:
- 7.2% increase in world size
- 11% decrease in user hours
- 115% increase in web merchandise sales volume
- The number of residence active in the economy is at 486,000 (is typically ranges from 480,000 to 496,000)
- L$ supply ranged from $25.4 million to 26.2 million and is at a 12 month high
- Repeat logins increase 5.3% in the last year
- Active economic users decreased 1% in the last year
- The average exchange rate increased 2.5% in the last year
There have been some positive and some negative changes but overall things haven’t changed much.
How is your success in this economy? Is it increasing, decreasing, or is it staying about the same? If it is increasing, congratulations on your success, however, if it is decreasing or staying the same, you could probably benefit from some Second Life strategies. Many successful members have shared their marketing strategies and SL secrets with others who are less fortunate. Why not take advantage of these SL secrets today to help increase your in-world sales?
September 15th, 2010
Second Life can be an overwhelming and unfamiliar place if you are a beginning player. That is why walkthroughs are created to guide you and show you ways to have a successful Second Life.
Below are some tips taken from a Second Life walkthrough that will give you some advice on how to first get started.
Perhaps one of the biggest problems for newbies is how and where to make Second Life Linden Dollars.
Popular occupations: dancing, camping, and filling out surveys
Money Island (57,63,24)
This is a whole island dedicating to dancing, camping, and filling out surveys (may require some of your personal information)
Carduccis Mansion (58, 37, 102)
An hour of sitting in front of the slot machines pays about $12
TOnline Beach (110, 56, 21)
You can sunbathe for about $2 every 10 minutes
Programming: get training for a better occupation
Help Island (121, 157, 25)
This is one of the best places to go to learn the basic techniques of creation. They offer programming manuals and courses to teach you how to create objects along with many
These are just a few small locations to get you started. To see more or learn about becoming a resident in SL or getting items at free shops, you can visit: SL beginners money making guide
July 21st, 2010
In Second Life, Avatars need new hairstyles, new dresses for parties, new shoes for the ballrooms, suits for business meetings, watches, jewelry, houses, furniture for their houses, art to decorate the walls of their house, ponds for their landscaping.
They need virtual goods, virtual goods that cost real money.
In the last couple years, many of us have seen our real economy sink while Second life’s economy has thrived.
- $567 million U.S. dollars with user-to user transactions, a 65% jump from 2008
- $55 million U.S. dollars was cashed out by Second Life residents in 2009
- Over 50 businesses made more than $100,000 in 2009
Goods in Second Life are not bought with real money but with the in-game currency called Linden dollars. Second Life Lindens can then be traded on an exchange. Similar the real world Federal Reserve, the Second Life owners, Linden Lab, control the exchange. The exchange rate has remained relatively consistent at 230 Linden dollars for every U.S. dollars.
There will blogs to come about diversity of goods and services that are sold in Second Life for money. Meanwhile if you want some ideas on what you could possibly do to make a virtual living or want to discuss some ideas with residents so can do so by joining a Second Life forum. This is another place where residents with similar interests can gather and share SL secrets on how to be virtually successful.
July 13th, 2010
Many residents who are running low on Second Life linden dollars try their hand at survey ATM’s. It is tempting to try them after seeing advertisements on how you can make thousands of linden dollars that way.
Is it really a quick and easy way to make lindens? You’re promised lindens in exchange for giving your email address and completing a survey. In reality it’s usually some offer or promotional trick and as you’ll find out soon enough, new surveys are hard to find. Also most ATM’s use the same survey but have different payouts. So once you’ve completed a survey and you find it again later at a location that paid more, you can’t fill it out again.
Completing surveys used to be a decent way of making SL money but most of the big-name companies that used to pay out have all but disappeared from Second Life:
- Welfare Island
- Rave Pharm
If you do decide to complete surveys be sure to use an alternate email address and don’t expect them to pay. The large survey sites have gone out of business and what’s left are smaller companies that can’t pay out as much.
There are hundreds of better ways to make lindens in the virual world. There are Second Life strategies available that will show you the latest money making idea. Second Life millionaires also oftentimes create SL guides to share their money making secrets with you.