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After some serious evaluation of my recent spending habits... I've come to the conclusion that I might need a little SL job. Which I 'll admit seems to take a bit of fun out of the experience for me, but then again I've never had a job in this world. So maybe it's a lot more fun.

I've been to a few nightclubs and Merge is one of my favorites. Being new and my look changing drastically they have been ever constant in kindness and seems a great place to attempt to get my 'first' job. But... I'm still too young!! Darn. 3 month minimum. 

 I get the age limits I suppose, but that means I will budget actual money for the lifestyle I would like to have here. Any suggestions? I was thinking of being a host. A DJ sounds fun but I don't really own any music, just Spotify. It might be time for another through search on YouTube for answers as well.

Thank goodness for cheap apartments. I got tired of not having a place to change without 100 eyes on me. For 150 a week, its pretty awesome and I can even change it completely. If only my real world apartment could be so easily decorated and maintained for so cheap.

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Different places may have different rules about minimum avatar age for employees, so keep a look out at postings in the  Commerce -> Inworld Employment section of the Forums.   

I haven't had a job in SL myself,  but I have gathered from others that many jobs may not pay a lot, so even with a job, you may still need to budget some actual money, depending on the lifestyle and amount of spending that you decide to indulge in here.   I'd still encourage you to try out various jobs, for the experience if nothing else, and for some pocket money if you are interested in trying to finance some shopping and other in-world expenses from in-world employment.  I think the thing to always keep in mind, is whether you enjoy doing what ever it is for earning money in-world. If it provides entertainment and enjoyment for you,  lindens earned on top of that is a good bonus. 

Keeping an eye on actual money spent, and having some type of priorities and budget is important I think, especially during the first few months, when everything is so new and exciting, and one wants to get everything now!   :)

Anyway, good luck on your continuing journey.  From your posts here in the Forums that I've seen so far, it looks like you are off to a good start. 

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Being a hostess, DJ, or stripper are pretty common jobs in SL. The ones who are extroverted and social tend to do very well for themselves. I build and sell things but I'm very casual about it. Im not looking to be an SL mogul and what I sell pays for my uploads. This allows me the low-stress SL lifestyle I've grown to love. Checking out the help wanted (in the forums) can be a good start. I once knew a guy who was paid $L500 an hour for mentoring help with new residents. He said it was very rewarding and the n000bs didn't mind paying for exclusive help with endless stuff that that would have to face that is not included on help island. 

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Hi Ithilwen36,

As you say you are under 3 months old, you may not be aware of all the ways you can get free stuff in SL? 

For instance, the Valentine's Shop & Hop event is currently taking place, where there are 8 sims full of all sorts of different stores, and most of them are offering a free gift, including L$400 or L$500 store credit/gift cards from clothing stores Addams, Blueberry and Bumblebee. - https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tinseled/154/128/52

There are also freebie stores in SL, such as The Free Dove - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gallii/162/46/33

And newcomer friendly places with free stuff, such as Ajuda Brasil - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AJUDA BRASIL VOLUNTARIOS/66/58/23
and Helping Haven Gateway - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helping Haven Gateway/172/52/25

Then there are group gifts - stores usually have a group, and many of them are free to join.  Group members usually have access to free gifts.  For instance, Kraftwork has lots of free home decor items for group members - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/KraftWork/232/148/21 
Sintiklia has lots of free hair - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sintiklia/137/59/22
And you can get free clothes at Beautiful Dirty Rich - http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beautiful Dirty Rich/125/132/22

While you are hopping around different stores, it's also worth keeping an eye out for Lucky Letters and Midnight Madness boards, where you can win free stuff.

You can also get lots of free things on Second Life Marketplace - https://marketplace.secondlife.com. Try searching for 'gift' or 'freebie'

There are Second Life bloggers who often feature info about where you can get free items, like Ryan Schultz - https://ryanschultz.com

And there are many Youtube SL Vloggers who regularly do videos about freebies, such as Cat Pink and Naria Panthar.

The website Teleport Hub also has lots of info about free stuff - https://www.teleporthub.com/

And it's always worth keeping an eye on these forums, as every now and then there will be a great freebie from one of the popular stores, like a free mesh head or body, and the forums are a great way to hear about things like that.

So it is possible to be fabulous in SL, even if you are broke!

Happy Freebie hunting! 😀

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