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Hey! My name is Saiamo, Sai for short. For starters im new to second life and for right now everything seems so confusing. I tried looking for jobs however most of what i've seen are for experienced users. I absent mindedly bought membership premium and dont know how to use it. Also if you would only be so kind to send me job applications for newbies like me?  My discord is Angel...#0493 for further communication because I need major assistance.  

(PS, im not comfortable with voice chatting if we arent acquainted)

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10 minutes ago, saiamo said:

Hey! My name is Saiamo, Sai for short. For starters im new to second life and for right now everything seems so confusing. I tried looking for jobs however most of what i've seen are for experienced users. I absent mindedly bought membership premium and dont know how to use it. Also if you would only be so kind to send me job applications for newbies like me?  My discord is Angel...#0493 for further communication because I need major assistance.  

(PS, im not comfortable with voice chatting if we arent acquainted)

signed, Saiamo

 

This section of the forums is primarily for asking questions about the technical aspect of SL

 

Peruse this article for info on the Premium membership:

 

For a job, check out the Employment section:

https://community.secondlife.com/forums/forum/312-inworld-employment/

 

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Well I definitely would not suggest having premium or even trying to get a SL job until you're a bit more familiar with SL itself. Whether you try for a job as a dancer, host, dj, escort, mesh creator, etc -- you're gonna have to have basic to intermediate (and sometimes more advanced) knowledge of how SL works. I'd highly recommend just using SL casually and exploring, going around, chatting, getting freebies to get familiar with inventory / wearing & attaching items, etc until you're more comfortable with it. If you think it's confusing now, trying to get a job where you're probably expected to know how to handle everything might not be the best route lol.

Since you already got the premium membership, it does give you a weekly (I think?) allowance of L$ so even if you don't use it for anything else, at least it'll provide you with some starter money. My other recommendation would be to look up videos on YouTube about getting started, there are several SL-based channels that make a ton of tutorials, videos, and streams aimed at helping new users get on their feet. :) 

But for future reference, when you're ready, you can find active job postings here:
https://community.secondlife.com/forums/forum/312-inworld-employment/

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Premium is great, congrats on getting it!  Another way to make L$ is to play traffic/camping games inworld.  You don't need much experience to start playing them, and you earn L$.  I don't see all of the games in SL listed, but here's another starting point with various references: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Making_money

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As Lilnosferatu has already pointed out, most "jobs" in SL require more familiarity with the economic and social system here than you are likely to have as a newbie.  Even after you have been here for a while, you'll find that there are really only a handful of ways to earn more than pocket change.  One of the best ways is to use your RL skills as a 3D modeller, designer, scripter, or animator to create things in world. That assumes that you actually have some skills, of course. If you do, you can either create objects to sell in your own shop (in world or in Marketplace) or you can make custom items freelance.  Another way is to use some talent as a performer (a musician or a DJ, for example) to hire yourself out for events or in clubs. Again, that assumes that you have talent. A third possibility is to become a landowner and make money by renting or selling to other residents.  That one is a bit risky -- the days when you could make it as a real estate magnate are past now -- and it means spending a lot of money up front to get land.  Other than those three major possibilities, almost anything else you do for L$ is likely to earn you pennies here and there, but not a real income.

That leads to two basic conclusions and a bottom line:

1. Almost anything you do as a "job" in SL will earn you less than if you did the same things in RL, so you might as well do them in RL and just bring money into SL to buy L$ in the LindeX. 

2. Those of us who work in SL do it mostly for fun, not because we expect it to pay well. Our time in SL is hobby time, or time to experiment. Earning a little money is incidental.

3. Finally, you don't really need a lot of money in SL, at least until you start developing a lot of land or buying expensive vehicles and whatnot.  There's a lot of free stuff around, and many of the things you might buy to have fun and make your avatar look great will cost less than what you might pay for coffee and donuts each week in RL. You really can get along quite comfortably in SL by buying, say, $20 worth of L$ every once in a while and then playing some of the games that MajikVixen talks about to earn a bit of pocket change (and have some fun at the same time).

 

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With the Premium account you don't really need a job. The SL system will be paying you L$300 weekly. Plus as a new Premium member at the end of the month (?) you are paid your signup bonus.

Plus you can get a free Linden Home, as animats pointed out. Homes are handy places to experiment and not be harassed. You can also get into premium only sandboxes, which are places where you can build prim stuff, rez purchases, and test things. The free membership sandboxes tend to have griefers, which offers an interesting experiment in dealing with harassment in SL. Thus my preference for Premium sandboxes where I can avoid the jerks.

There are learning places in SL. Look in the website for destinations by category: Destination Guide. See the Help & How To section. Notice the View All clickable over on the right.

For technical questions the forum has an Answers section. Ask a question, the system searches for an answer. If there is none you can post your question.

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