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I'm really new, been around a week or so, and I would really like to start making some cash.
What kind of job would good for someone who doesn't know a whole lot about the game yet? 

I've looked at the job list and it seems to be basically all dancing jobs... is that standard, or has there just been a boom of dancing jobs lately...? 

Anyways, any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks. :)

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Dancing job are a dime a dozen and have been since, at least, 2005.  They used to be no brainers to do......just park your avatar on a pole or dance pad and interact with customers for tips.  It's not that way anymore.  Owners of clubs want to take part of your tips, require top level skins and shapes, require the use of gestures and emotes, and an age restriction to over 30 or 60 days old.  All for a few lindens per hour (some don't even pay that) plus about 60% of the tip you make from customers.  Not to mention the severa thousand lindens you need to outfit your avatar to be "acceptable" to the management.  I quit dancing years ago because I saw that coming and it took all the fun out of it.

 

If you can find an attractive skin and shape modeling is one way.  Another is a greeter as clubs or shops (though people are moving to bots for that purpose......and what a shame that is).  Learn to interact with people and slowly build up your inventory and knowledge of SL and look at hosting events.  A good host will make or break a club or venue.........good ones are rare.  Attend some live music events and clubs that have popular DJ's and watch the host/hosteses.  The good ones will stand out like a sore thumb.  Take notes and learn.  It won't be overnight though.

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You might be able to find a job as a Greeter, host/hostess at a club, store or land rental office.

You could look for a business or product you like in SL, and ask the owner/seller if they would pay you a commission if you find customers or make a sale for them. Then you visit places in SL with a lot of Residents and if anybody ask you what you do in SL, you can tell them.

A very unpopular job is sorting and renaming textures. I send you a box of about 500, you try to make sense of them. A brick texture might be named 004 tfg, red brick would be a better new name. What's it worth? I don't know. You would also get a copy of all the textures (full perms). Many types of objects can be sorted in SL.    

 

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I agree dancing is not the best job in SL I'm a club owner and yea we take a percent of tips but I take a menial 10%. I trying dancing for about six months and most clubs have really got bad on what they require from there dancers that's why I started my own club not all of us can afford all that expensive stuff.          Rant over sorry

I have friends that are builders and they really enjoy it and I believe there are a few free sandlots that you can use to build on. Scripting is another idea but I have never done it so don't know much about it.

 

                                                                  Just a few ideas enjoy SL and most of all do what's fun for you

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I used to earn money with Earn2life before I went premium.  It will take a little while to get your first lindens (I forget what the time wait was) but back when I used it, it was ok pocket money for someone not ready to put real money into SL for themselves, and doable for a new avatar (unlike most jobs in Secondlife which have high requirements as described by Peggy).  It might be worth checking out.

 

 

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Knowl Paine wrote:
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....A very unpopular job is sorting and renaming textures. I send you a box of about 500, you try to make sense of them. A brick texture might be named 004 tfg, red brick would be a better new name. What's it worth? I don't know. You would also get a copy of all the textures (full perms). Many types of objects can be sorted in SL. .. 

 

 

OMG my OCD meter has just gone off the scale!  Can I do cross indexing too?  Please!

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I joined SL over a year ago and I heard that dancing required far less input from the dancers in the past years. Some months ago I was searching for a little job. Due to a lack of building or scripting skills I focused my search on the social jobs in SL. It wasn't easy, thats for sure! Escort was the first job I sorted out. Next was Dj, cause I don't have to stuff for it. Hostess was the next, cause nearly all clubs wanted people with experiance (but where the hell should I get some, if nobody is willed to hire beginners?). So I ended up with the search for a job as a dancer.

Most clubs wanted to keep 20% of the tips and thats definitly to much for my taste, dancing isn't less work than hosting....sometimes even more work. The craziest thing I saw on my search was a club that wanted me to work at least 10 to 20 or better more hours a week...seriously, its my freetime...not rl work!

Finally my search ended at a club I always enjoyed to go as a customer. I earn enough to buy some nice clothes every week, I have fun, nice people to work with and I keep 90% of my tips and get paid from the owner. Its rare to find such a club, but it was worth searching for it.

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Anaiya Arnold wrote:

I used to earn money with
before I went premium.  It will take a little while to get your first lindens (I forget what the time wait was) but back when I used it, it was ok pocket money for someone not ready to put real money into SL for themselves, and doable for a new avatar (unlike most jobs in Secondlife which have high requirements as described by Peggy).  It might be worth checking out.

 

 

i have used E2L in the past i would not recommend it, it takes days to get your money and you have to cash out on their website then days later get your money from an atm which might be broke and eat up your money the hud is complex to use you have to walk around then faff about trying to click some red flashing thingy on it or you don't get any money you can later cash out and god forbid you have an alt or someone who uses the same computer/lives in the same home or builing that aso uses SL and E2L if your IP's match or their staff think you're an alt  you're banned from E2L and not allowed any money you might have to cash out

there is a hud i sometimes use if i'm feeling a little bored in SL called SL travel money hud the concept is similar to E2L but has instant cash out via the hud the downside is some offers won't work every day if you've visited the location for one of them this depends on what the location has set up and it might not work if the service is being updated but on the whole it's a decent way to get a bit of pocket change 

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I would play Fish Hunt and Gold Hunt. You'll probably earn a lot more than you would dancing.

You also get paid instantly by clicking on the ATMs at the HQ rather than waiting days like you would with E2L

http://secondlife.com/destination/fish-hunt-headquarters

http://secondlife.com/destination/gold-hunt-headquarters

Oh and there is a huge community to get involved with!! 

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Knowl Paine wrote:

A very unpopular job is sorting and renaming textures. I send you a box of about 500, you try to make sense of them. A brick texture might be named 004 tfg, red brick would be a better new name. What's it worth? I don't know. You would also get a copy of all the textures (full perms). Many types of objects can be sorted in SL.    

 

They need to be sure the textures are legal to share - or they could wind up in hot water.

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I dunno.   One of the first commercial scripting jobs I did, which can't have taken more than a hour even then,  was for a friend who offered me a percentage, equal to L$60, on each item sold.     That was well over three years ago, and the items still sell at least two or three a day, averaged out over a week.

So, let's see; on a very conservative estimate, of one sale a day for three years, that single hour's work has netted me the equivalent of about US$250 (and, in fact, it must be considerably more), which isn't too bad for an hourly rate.

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Innula Zenovka wrote:

I dunno.   One of the first commercial scripting jobs I did, which can't have taken more than a hour even then,  was for a friend who offered me a percentage, equal to L$60, on each item sold.     That was well over three years ago, and the items still sell at least two or three a day, averaged out over a week.

So, let's see; on a very conservative estimate, of one sale a day for three years, that single hour's work has netted me the equivalent of about US$250 (and, in fact, it must be considerably more), which isn't too bad for an hourly rate.

You've just identified the main drawback of being an employee. It's not scalable. You're on a treadmill your entire life, making enough to survive, but not enough to be free. It's a prison of sorts, with bars made of gold and silver.

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Melita Magic wrote:

Which a lot of America has solved by being unemployed.

You point out another drawback, it's not secure. You can go from employed to unemployed at a moments notice. There is no safe harbor. We’ve been hypnotized into believing we need a job, degree, the picket fence, an IRA, a 401K, health insurance and a mortgage. There is no stability. It's an illusion. The only constant is unrelenting change. 

Wake up. Take the red pill. Engage the brain. Being employed is like saying I'm stupid. I can't figure out to to do with my time to make money, but if someone tells me what to do I can do something productive. Figure out what to do with your own time. It's safer to depend on yourself and more personally satisfying. Except for the lead dog, the view never changes.

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Free lance dancing is good. Also you can learn to greet people and then translate those skills eventually to hosting where you'll be with DJ's to learn from.

 

If you really have ambition, you can go learn how to design stuff with marvelous designer, import to blender rand photoshop, and then you can sell your own clothes.

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Just now, WinTrain said:

Free lance dancing is good. Also you can learn to greet people and then translate those skills eventually to hosting where you'll be with DJ's to learn from.

 

If you really have ambition, you can go learn how to design stuff with marvelous designer, import to blender rand photoshop, and then you can sell your own clothes.

if you really want to be taken serious , stop necro posting... this is getting annyoing

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