Todays review is going to be about an online game named Second Life. What is Second Life all about? Can you make real money from playing it? I usually don´t make Reviews on online games but I have been asked by some of my readers about this particular online game that seems to be very popular. The common theme on the question is if you can make real money from the game, so this is what this short Review will focus the most on. Ok, here we go!
Product: Second Life
Owner: Linden Lab
Price: Free to join
Who is it for: People who want to play games and make money doing so
What is Second Life about?
What makes this game unique is that this game is created totally by it´s users, it is also the biggest virtual reality game in the World. Second Life is in short an online virtual reality “world” that are created by the imagination of it´s users (or habitants).
When you start playing the game and “enter the World” of it you will discover a very fast growing digital World that are full of people, fun things to do, experiences and also opportunity.
How Does It Work?
To start playing you first need to head over to the website and choose your desired avatar. Then you sign up for your account. After that you need to download the 3D browsing software, or the SL Viewer more correctly.
It goes very fast and easy to download and install to your computer and it is absolutely free and doesn´t contain any spyware and such things.
After that you can start playing the game.
Important to mention: You cannot play Second Life on your phone, you need to play it on a computer.
Can You Make Real Money With Second Life?
So, now the main question, can you make real Money playing this game? The answer is YES you can! It is not something that you will walk right into and cash out a ton of Money, it will require you to play and get to know the game A LOT before you can make any significal amounts of course but it is absolutely possible.
Another way to make money playing this game can actually be to NOT playing it but to design stuff for the game and then sell it in the “Marketplace”. There are endless things that you can create as the game is constantly evolving and expanded by it´s users.
Below are a screenshot from the Marketplace where designed stuff is being sold.
As you can see the the game even got it´s own currency (L$) and that is the currency you go and exchange for real money currency that you can take out and use in the real World.
The video below will explain it in a very easy to understand way:
As the video explains you could actually have some fun and make money in the same time, if this is something that you would be interested in doing of course.
Why You Should/Should Not Try Second Life
If you are a so called “gamer” then this is probably for you.
If you are a creative designer spirit then this might also be something for you.
You can make Money by doing things that you already enjoy doing so who am I to say that you shouldn´t, right?
If the above describes you then go ahead, you can get started for free here.
If you are only in it to make Money then you should probably do something else. There is both better and easier ways to make real money online than playing this game.
You could for example (if you looking for a small extra income) take surveys, Watch out for the many “scam survey sites” though as they are literally everywhere! A good rule of thumb is that if they claim that you will make a living from it, or “getting rich” they are scams and you should run the other direction.
The absolute best one I can recommend is the well known and established ClixSense. It has been online since 2007 and will pay you the Money you earn from it.
Want To Make A Lot Of Money?
If you are looking to make a living online you need to look for other things than playing games and taking surveys.
The absolute best method if you are after the big money is to learn internet marketing. For this you will need help and support.
If that is something you want then you are going to have to be prepared to put in both time and effort from your side before you will be able to make Money.
Anyone saying different to you is straight lying and talking bullshit.
However, if you want that the absolute best place I can recommend (also free) is:
Final Words and Verdict on Second Life
Overall rating: 6/10
As this site Always give the rating scam or legit whenever we make a Review I feel that I need to do it this time also. The rating 6/10 is actually a good (and high) rating to be on this site (StartMakeStopWaste.com) as we are very picky about giving high ratings.
I Think I made my Point pretty clear on this short Review about this game and who I recommend it to.
It is as always up to you 🙂
Hope you found this short Review to be helpful and hopefully you know better now what Second Life is and what it is all about. If you have tried it please share your experience with us in the comment section as it can help others.
Also, if you got any other question about this review I will be more than happy to answer them below 🙂
I wish you success!
Founder of: StartMakeStopWaste.com
Marley Dawkins says
Thanks for sharing this post John, sounds like a fascinating game, I’m definitely intrigued to give it a go, but it does sound like the sort of thing you literally need to engross yourself in to make a good stream of income.
In your experience with the game, what techniques did you find were the most effective for making a solid chunk of change?
I haven`t tried it that much really but it seems pretty obvious that the design and sell stuff area is the one you will make most money from
Briana Smith says
Buying and selling the ng land and adult services are also money nakers in the Virtual Reality as well.