Easy Ways to Earn Linden Dollars for Your Second Life

Let’s face it Linden Dollars (L$) is very important to all residents of Second Life. L$ is the life blood of your Second Life. Without L$, your Second Life experience wouldn’t be as enjoyable as you expect or want it to be.

When you start your new life in Second Life you don’t get any L$. You start with nothing but this case only applies to those who registered with a Basic Account. Those who registered with a Premium Account will get a sign-up bonus of 1,000L$, a weekly stipend of 300L$ and the ability to buy and own Land but still those are not enough. As you go along your life in Second Life, you’ll soon find out that the 300L$ weekly stipend is not enough and then you’ll realize that you need other ways to get or even earn L$ to continue enjoying your newly found lifestyle in Second Life.

Well, the fastest way to get L$ into your account is to purchase them from Linden Labs 1 but what if you don’t want to pay extra since you are already a Premium Member or what if you are a Basic Member with no means of purchasing from Linden Labs? Don’t worry, it’s not the end.

Easy Ways to Earn L$ for your Second Life

Get a Job

One of the best way to earn L$ is by getting a job. There are thousands of businesses in Second Life. Examples are banks, clubs, whore houses, stock exchanges, malls, and shops but these are just some of it. These businesses needs manpower to function and business owners are always looking to hire people with the necessary skills to fill up various positions like dancers, greeters, promoters, managers, security guards, escorts, writers, graphic artists, programmers, builders, scripters, texturers and many, many more. If you’ve the skills then find the matching job and apply for it. Remember, not all jobs pay with tips. There are many jobs that pays from 500L$ to 10,000L$ per hour but you have to find them and to help you find these jobs visit Second Life Jobs.

Second Life Jobs lists job openings from all over Second Life. It is updated daily and you don’t have to register to view available jobs.

Camp

There are many residents in Second Life who doesn’t want to get a job because of various reasons. Maybe they don’t like working for someone, maybe they don’t have the time for it or maybe they are just plain lazy but whatever their reasons may be they still can earn L$ and that is by camping.

There are different forms of camping but the general idea is that you get paid for staying on someone’s land thus increasing his land’s traffic numbers. Camping rates had dropped considerably after the gambling ban which forced thousands of casinos in Second Life out of business but there are still many good camping spots out there like the ones found here and here.

Join a Contest

Contests are great and it is fun. Trivia, Best in Theme, Landscaping, Logo Making and Writing are just a few of them. My favorite contest is the Best in Theme and you can get an idea of it here.

Join Research Panels or Groups

Research Panels or Groups conducts research studies through surveys and the results of these studies are used by businesses both in Second Life and in Real Life. Earning potential from these groups ranges from 250L$ to 10,000L$ per completed survey and sometimes bonuses are awarded depending on the survey.

* First Opinions Panel
* Reperes-Second Life
* Market Truths Limited

Complete Offers from Earn2Life

At Earn2Life you earn money by completing free offers. These offers will be to sign up with various companies online. You are only to sign up with those that you are really interested in. You will get paid L$20 – L$100 depending on which country you are from and your membership level for every offer you take.

With Earn2Life, you can earn up to 2,000L$ per day just by completing offers and the earning potential grows as your membership level increase. Visit Earn2Life to learn more.

Complete Surveys

Hippie Pay, MyLindens and the Money Egg are the most popular form of paid surveys in-world. You don’t have to sign-up to take a survey. All you have to do is find one of their ATMs, touch it to get the survey link, complete the survey and get paid after.

The problem with these paid survey service is that not everyone can do them. They cater mostly to US Second Life residents and to a few non-US Second Life residents.

Explore The Grid with Hoppy Pay

This is rather a different way to earn L$. It is the reverse of camping. Instead of staying in one place, with Hoppy Pay, you get paid by hopping (teleporting or moving) from place to place. Learn more about Hoppy Pay.
Join Slam-X and get paid to post

Getting paid with L$ to post is something that is new to Second Life and Slam-X offers that to it’s members but Slam-X is not all about getting paid to post. Getting paid to post is just a small part of what Slam-X is really about. Visit Slam-X to learn more.

Become a Creator

The most important thing that attracted me to Second Life is the ability to create and build things in-world. I find it fascinating and intriguing that is why during my first weeks I did nothing but learn how to build objects in Second Life. In fact, I started 3 Stars and a Sun as a personal Sand Box.

Good creators like builders, scripters, fashion designers, landscapers, texture and skin makers can always put up a shop to sell their creations or they can offer their skills to other businesses that needs them.

Other Ways to Earn L$

There are other ways of earning L$ in Second Life like setting up a business but that’s too complicated and takes a lot of time. Another way and also an easy way to earn L$ is to become an Escort but I wouldn’t suggest that path unless of course you really want to. A much more easy way to earn L$ is to beg for it but again I also wouldn’t suggest it. What I can suggest is, if you have a blog or a website, that you blog about it. You’ll earn linden dollars from referral links like for example First Opinions Panel pays 100L$ for every new member you refer. Another example is Slam-X which pays 50L$ per referral.

Earning or getting Linden Dollars to finance your Second Life is not that hard and with the ways mentioned above, I hope you earn enough linden dollars to fully enjoy your Second Life.

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Enter the World of Real Online Games: Online Games That Rule the Internet!

Entertainment has seen the biggest supporter in online gaming. Since when gaming actually came to use, it was always a two player scenario where two would compete against each other. After all, games were meant to be competitive. Then someone came up with the idea of multiplayer games and soon we had scores of gamers competing against each other. In a typical setup, there were two teams which had some number of people on each side competing (read: killing) against each other in a virtual scenario. When the internet came along, it provided just the perfect platform for gamers to play and compete against each other. With internet reaching homes across the world, the gamer does not have to leave his chair at home even!

How to Setup a Multi Player System?

All they have to do is to create an online profile, install the game of their choice, use the in-built internet multiplayer option to search for other players and then join a match or even host a match of their own! The internet was first used for communication and then for killing time. It was not that operating systems did not have default games but it was more fun to play against a ‘real’ opponent online than to play against just the computer. Somehow, the prospect of playing against an ‘unknown but real’ person is so overwhelming that we can’t seem to have enough of online gaming!

What about online Websites that have Games?

For those of you who do not want to waste precious storage on installing multiple games and online gaming, they can take heart from the fact that there are quite a handful of websites that provide great online gaming that promises to keep you hooked onto them for hours at end! There are arrays of game categories to choose from ranging from sports to RPGs and even puzzles. In short, there is no dearth of games or categories to play online. The internet has been a revolution of sorts for online gambling. Suddenly there was a spurt in gambling based websites than any other category of online games. Websites had been created that replicated the best casinos of the real world and almost every such website made a lot of money in the name of Las Vegas! It was a different matter that some of the websites were fraudulent and were soon taken off the internet but overall, these provided the entertainment starved populace with some serious value for money entertainment.

The rise of the internet combined with the rise of such websites fueled the online gaming industry and today it has become a market that cannot be compared to anything else that has an online presence! Even social networking sites are providing users with the ultimate online multiplayer gaming experience. Sites have mushroomed that help website builders to include addictive games on their sites and that is expected to grow further in near future.

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How Corporate Gift Baskets Can Be a Valuable Management Tool

A Business 101 lesson tells everyone in the corporate world that the customer is king. Their revenues are the lifeblood of any organization that depends on their streams of income to survive. The owners and managers must keep them happy and nurture an ongoing sense of goodwill to ensure a healthy business relationship in the future.

But what is the next step after common sense convinces you of this? What is a handy, convenient, and uncomplicated way to display your company’s devotion to customer satisfaction? What weapon is at your disposal to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively tell your indispensable patrons that you are thankful for their business? Corporate Gift Baskets is the answer.

Did you know that corporate gift baskets are not just a bunch of meaningless stuff packed into a lifeless container? They can have a corporate theme but they can also be tailored to your type of business relationship. In other words, there are baskets that are specific to different types of industries. Examples?

Are you a landlord, property manager or builder that wants to welcome new residents with a tasteful display of appreciation? Well, there are “New Home” gift baskets that are specific to those customers ready for you to send out to those folks. Do you own or manage a casino or nearby hotel, condo, or other type of business within a gambling community? There are casino themed gift baskets that could hit you a jackpot of public relations. How about those managing a country club? There are golf gift baskets that can be sent out to welcome new members or to be used as prizes for tournaments as well.

Are you affiliated with the healthcare field? There are corporate gift baskets that can have a “Get Well” or heart-healthy or new baby theme to them. Own or manage a luxury type of enterprise? There are bath and spa as well as gourmet food and upscale chocolate gift baskets that you could have sent to customers that have made living quite comfortable for you as well. There are gift baskets for businesses related to gardening, movies, weddings, coffee, tea and a multitude of other types of businesses. All of these can be sent out with your own customized personal message of good business cheer and thankfulness.

Ok, so there’s a corporate gift basket that caters to your type of business. That means that you would have to jump through a series of hoops and go through a bunch of hassle to get it into the hands of your precious customers, right? Au contraire, my friends! The execution of the plan could take you mere minutes, if that. How so?

The owner, manager, or office administrator that wants to see this action through would just have to go online using Google, Yahoo, MSN or the search engine of their choice. He or she would then type in the keyword phrases relating to the type of item that they seek. (ex. “golf gift baskets”, “bath spa gift baskets”, “new home gift baskets”, etc) There would then be a search for the precise product needed at the budgeted price. What happens after one is found on a safe and secure website?

Simply use your typing skills and tell the corporate gift baskets website where and to whom to send the chosen treasure and by what date. Next step is to fill-in the credit card info using the trusty company card and press the clicker and the deed is done. The whole process can be completed in even more of a flash once you become comfortable with and regularly use a particular favored website instead of reinventing the wheel every time. Is this not a smart strategy?

Make corporate gift baskets part of your ongoing business plan. Go forth now and make a statement to your customers that are essential to your livelihood, well-being and ultimate survival. Do so while making the best of precious company time. It’s without question in your best interests to do so as soon as possible.

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