26 September 2014

How to Make Money in Second Life Virtual Online Game

Shopping for any kind of goods and services you can imagine is one of the most-frequently-reported best features of Second Life. Even a person with a free membership still may need money to buy desired virtual stuff in-world.

Inside Second Life, the virtual currency is the linden dollar is referred to as lindens or L$.

Linden dollars are exchangeable for US dollars (US$) in a marketplace consisting of residents, Linden Lab and Real Life companies. Linden dollars can be purchased in-world or in Real Life and transferred into L$. They can be sold for US dollars. The approximate exchange rate is around US$4 = L$1000.

There are lots of ways to earn money in Second Life and new ways are being created every day.

Unskilled Jobs

Unskilled jobs include dancer, model, shop attendant, greeter, bouncer and security agent. Search for and then travel to the shops, clubs and dance halls and ask for work. Generally, you have to have been an SL resident at least one month to be hired.

Skilled Jobs

Skilled jobs include builder, modeler, texturer, scripter, animator, fashion clothing designer, architect, home builder, furniture designer, weaponeer, vehicle designer, event host, DJ, stand-up comedian, trivia event host, salesman, and many others. These are real skills requiring knowledge, experience. and the ability to sell your services to others.


These are part-time news reporters and feature writers, broadcasters and disc jockeys, professionals in public relations and advertising, as well as lawyers, economists, counselors and therapists. These are real professional jobs requiring knowledge, experience. and the ability to sell your services to others.


These are full-time news reporters and feature writers who work for SL newspapers and magazines, broadcasters and disc jockeys who work for SL TV and radio stations, professionals in public relations and advertising who work for agencies and survey research firms. They also are lawyers, economists, counselors and therapists who run their own full-time service firms in SL. These are real professionals and their work requires knowledge, experience. and the ability to convince others to use your services.


Entrepreneurs include developers who put up malls and business offices to rent space to other business persons, land barons who actually are real estate agents, linden dollar brokers, and organizers of groups, associations and companies.


People with building skills make a lot of money in SL by creating content and selling it to other others for resale. Anything that can be made in SL or made outside and brought into SL can be sold: objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, vehicles, buildings, plants, skins, hair, and on and on.


A good way to make more money is by selling goods to other residents. For instance, objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, etc. You don't have to be able to build if you can buy from those who can. Anything that can be made in SL or made outside and brought into SL can be resold inside SL: objects, clothes, scripts, animations, textures, vehicles, buildings, plants, skins, hair, and on and on.


Gambling is illegal in Second Life. It's a violation of the terms of service (TOS). However, there sometimes are small cash prizes goods given away at small events. For instance, bingo, trivia, SLingo, Tringo, etc.


When you hire yourself out to do work for another resident you are a contractor. Consider what you can do that others might not like to do for themselves, or not know how to do for themselves.


Teach someone something. Any of the basic skills, intermediate skills, or advanced skills. How to build or script or get the most out of living inside SL. Either one-on-one or else host an educational event which instructs several other residents about how to use Second Life.

Welfare Recipients

If you pay Linden Lab for a premium membership to Second Life, you will receive a weekly stipend of L$300.

25 September 2014

10 Different Ways to Make Money with Android Apps

1. Paid Apps

A quick an easy way to make money with Android apps is to make the app into a paid app. A user would have to purchase your app for a X amount of dollars to use your app.

2. In-App Purchases (IAP)

In-app purchases allow your users to purchase goods within your game/application.

Example: Unlock a certain feature or purchase a virtual good within a game.

3. Interstitial Ads

An ad which takes over the whole screen. The ad can be displayed anytimewithin your game or application. These ads generate a high eCPM versus traditional banner ads. Recommended Android ad network to use for interstitial ad is:

4. Virtual Currency

Virtual currency is commonly used within Android games to monetize game users. It allows users to earnvirtual currency by completingadvertisement offers, watchingadvertisement videos or by purchasingvirtual currency through in-apppurchases. The virtual currency thencould be used to purchase virtualgoods.Mobile virtual currency ad networks you can use are:

5. Banner Ads

A banner ad that you can place anywhere within your application/game. A very simple and easy way to earn money with your Android apps.Mobile ad networks you could use are

6. Push Ads

A push ad is an ad that is sent to the users notification tray. Away to monetize even whenthe user is not using the app. Recommended push notification ad network is

7. Icon Ads

An ad icon that is displayed within the users Android device. The user is asked to install it when opening the application you wish to monetize. One of the recommended icon Android ad networks is

8. Offer Wall

An offer wall is displayed to the user when the app is opened up. It displays various deals that the users could sign up for. Recommended offer wall mobile ad network is

9. Reward Ad Networks

A reward ad network that rewards the user with real rewards for accomplishments within a game/app. Recommended mobile reward ad network is

10. Ring Ads

Audio ads that are played during the waiting time while the other provider connects the call. Mobile ad network recommended for ring ads is

3 September 2014

Top 10 Ways to Make Easy Money Online in 2014

1. Make $10 Fast with QuickRewards

This is my favorite site for completing free offers and getting paid cash fast into my PayPal.

But basically you sign up for free, spend 20-30 minutes completing some free offers (visiting sites, subscribing to free newsletters, playing games, etc), then cash out.

The cool thing about this site is that there is no minimum requirement for cashing out. So, you can get paid even if you have 5 cents in your account.

That said, if you spend 20 minuets or so on this site, I am sure you can easily make $10. The best part is that they pay via PayPal within hours.

2. Make Money Fast Selling Used Books

Who doesn’t have tons of books laying around the house! We all do, and frankly, they are just getting dusty. But you can make some quick cash by selling your used books. Forget about selling on eBay or Craigslist. That means you have to wait for buyers.

Instead use BookScouter.com to sell your books quickly.

It’s very simple really…

Visit BookScouter.com, enter the 10-digit ISBN number of your book and hit enter. The system will then look up to see how much the book is worth, and within seconds you’ll get an offer.

If you accept the offer, you can print out a prepaid shipping label from their site, send in the book, and within 2 weeks or so you get paid. You can choose whether to be paid in PayPal or by Check.

3. Take a Few Surveys with SurveySpot

I’ve been involved with paid surveys for 8 years now, I have seen all kinds of legit and scam sites. But I have made the most money with SurveySpot. This is a real panel backed by a legit market research company.

You sign up for free, fill out your profile, and whenever there is any survey that matches your profile, you get notified.

And no, this is not a survey site that gives you useless points.. It’s all cash here. An average survey pays around $2, but the pay can go up to $30 or more depending on the survey. You can request a check once you have $10, which you can probably reach within a week or so.

Ready to get paid for your opinion? Sign up at SurveySpot.com.

4. Make $5 Over and Over Again

Fiverr is an online market place where people sell any kind of service starting from 5 bucks. It can be anything from writing services to voice overs, design, making prank phone calls, recording yourself singing a song,…

Basically anything you can think of, no matter how bizarre it may be, can be sold on Fiverr.

I made $2,654 on Fiverr in 2013 offering a few different gigs. Though there are people who make 6 figure income there.

Ready to get started?…

Visit Fiverr and sign up for free. Put up your profile, get a gig up and running and start making money.

5. Get Paid to Read Emails

InboxDollars is a great site where you can literally get paid for reading your emails, signing up for offers, taking surveys, and even shopping.

It’s 100% free to join InboxDollars. In fact, they’ll give you $5 just for signing up. How cool is that?

Once you earn $30, you can request a check, which you will receive in 2-3 days.

Wanna give it a try?…

6. Get Cash for Cleaning Out Your Closet

ThredUp is like an online consignment store.

How it works:

  • Visit their site and order a “Clean Out” bag.
  • Fill the bag up with unused clothes you have in your closet.
  • Print out the prepaid shipping label from the site and send the bag to them.
  • Earn 40% of the resale value for each item.

You can either ask for store credit, or get paid via PayPal.

7. Get Paid to Scan Your Groceries

The Nielsen company is a reputed market research firm that has been around for ages. Nielsen Homescan is a division in the company that focuses on consumer purchases.

Here is how it works:

Visit Nielsen Homescan and sign up for free.

Once you become a member, they’ll send you a scanner.

Whenever you grocery shop, simply scan the barcodes on the back of each item. Nielsen uses this data to gauge consumer activity when it comes to grocery shopping.

What you get for doing that?

Well, you earn points for scanning each item. You can then turn those points into great rewards such as toys, electronics, jewelry, household items, and so on.

8. Get a Cashback Credit Card

Who wouldn’t want to make money with credit cards! This is a no brainer to me. Cashback credit cards work the same way as any other credit card, except you earn money whenever you use them.

The money is usually paid to you in one big lump sum at the end of the year. Although some companies do pay you this money monthly.

The best cash back credit cards pay you up to 5% cash back for the first few months and then it goes down to 1.25% on every purchase you make.

For example, with the American Express Platinum Cashback card, spending $500 a month earns you around $130 in the first year. Sure, $130 doesn’t sound like much, but if you are going to make those purchases anyway, you may as well use a cashback card to get some money back.

9. Get Paid to Try Apps

Elusive Stars is a company where app developers use to test new app ideas before spending hundreds of thousands of dollars developing it.

As an app tester, your job is simply to install the app, play with it for a few days (or weeks, depending on what the developer wants), and get paid. That’s it!

If you like to give it a try, here is the link to Elusive Stars’ home page.

10. Get Paid to Work Out

New year and new resolutions. Now you can have another reason to keep up with your “exercise more” resolution. The GymPact app pays you to work out.

Here is how it works:

First, you need to install the app. Then, you will create a “pact”, which is a work out routine that you are going to commit to. You then identify the number of days you will do this work out and how much you are willing to pay for each day you don’t.

If you do not lose any day, you get paid a few dollars (the amount is based on your initial set up). Of course, this money comes from those who didn’t commit to their work out.

It’s a great way to commit yourself to exercising more and making some extra cash.

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