Fabien DeSantis wrote:
B,Owning a busy club will bring you more tears than smiles. Like all big club owners you can expect a contuinual torrent of abuse from the people you have to ban and living as a target is'nt perhaps what you want.
This for me is the real tradgedy of SL .. the very thing that should be supported by LL to bring in new people is basicly thrown to the wolves. Even a beautiful sim like Apollo was just not worth saving ..*sigh*
I agree with the tears.....many a day i have sat and wondered what i need to do to get my club like the rest....busy.....but unfortunetly, it doesn't work like that,.......you can either give up or you can plug on.....and as for friends......you really find out who your real friends are...they are the ones that let you cry on thier shoulders and offer advice not simple platitudes.
the secret to a great club......there really isn't one believe it or not. Everyone says they do have the secret but truth be told......what works for them may not work for you. I found that for me what works is plugging along and with the help of true friends like a certain Wolf G i know, you get through day by day.
Get a good staff, an experienced staff.. and yes they are really hard to find...and even when you do you find yourself putting in a lot of long hours........cause real life is real life and you can't get away from it no matter how you try.
Contests don;t work...they do sometimes....you might get one vip out of 20.....but for the most part they don't work...it is a waste of money.
lag is always an issue...it's sl after all.....lag is LL's answer to gas. It comes and goes. Deal with it best you can.
More support from LL would be nice,,,,,but we all know that is never gonna happen.
most of all....and one thing i have learned......don't be afraid to ask questions. Pick the other owner's brains. Get thier input...they have been where you are now.
And now for the best advice i can give you....whatever you do....do go changing your clubs look every few months.....cause you have to close it and people loose interest.
In closing.....a successful club in Sl is possible......but it takes time....it doesn't happen over night....i outta know....my club has been around for over a year......and it still sits empry sometimes......it has it moments...but was it worth it...yup....found out who my real friends are!