The business of Second Life: Help Wanted

From boutique entrepreneurship to brand building to eBay, the virtual community Second Life stands out among it’s peers in terms of commercial activity both big and small….and it looks like they’re still hiring.

There are as many opportunities for innovation and profit in Second Life as in the Real World. Open a nightclub, sell jewelry, become a land speculator; the choice is yours to make. Thousands of residents are making part or all of their real life income from their Second Life Businesses.

By way of example, here are just a few in-world business occupations which Residents founded and currently run, and make part or all of their real life living from. Try searching for these categories via the in-world Find menu:

* party and wedding planner
* pet manufacturer
* casino operator
* tattooist
* nightclub owner
* automotive manufacturer
* fashion designer
* aerospace engineer
* custom avatar designer
* jewelry maker
* architect
* XML coder
* freelance scripter
* game developer
* fine artist
* machinima set designer
* tour guide
* dancer
* musician
* custom animation creator
* lottery operator
* theme park developer
* real estate speculator
* vacation resort owner
* advertiser
* bodyguard
* magazine
* publisher
* private detective
* writer
* gamer
* landscaper
* publicist
* special effects designer
* gunsmith
* hug maker

More from Second Life’s Business Opportunities page.

Related Reading:

  • Will voice make Second Life more business friendly? from ZDNet’s Between the Lines
  • Using Second Life As A Business-To-Business Tool from Information Week
  • Enter the ‘Second Life’ business plan contest, win an island from C|Net
  • Previously from WNM:

  • A Second Life; a lot like the first
  • Second Life the focus for product testing, planning
  • Virtual Retailing. How many “Linden” dollars do a pair of shorts cost?
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    1 Comment

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    One response to “The business of Second Life: Help Wanted

    1. hi,
      commenting on this post, yes, i would definately agree that their are many new business opps in second life (and metaverses in general). however, setting up a virtual business is the easy part. in second life, just in real life, the role of a ‘brand’ becomes very important.
      residents that decide to start selling in second life have to remember to differentiate themselves from their competitors and create products that offer quality, great customer service and intelligent pricing.

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