How to Earn Linden Dollars in Second Life
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Second Life is full of opportunities to earn Linden Dollars, but it is also important to have fun while earning. Some players make the mistake of thinking that they have to do something they don't enjoy to make money in Second Life. That's simply is not the case.
Sometimes it can feel overwhelmingly challenging to earn linden in Second Life, but with the right information to hand and some ample determination you can make money.
Get Paid a Weekly Stipend
Players who upgrade their account to be a Premium Account are paid a stipend to their account on a weekly basis.
Buy Linden on the LindeX
Earn Linden Playing Fun Games
ADS Goldtokens Gaming Network
The following games are run by ADS, the leader in earning linden games. The Goldtokens.net Gaming Network was a community created by SecondAds company with the goal of helping new players earn their first linden dollars. It's not just for new players though. Thousands of experienced players enjoy competing for leaderboard positions and earning large sums of linden in the process.
The Gold Hunt allows players to earn linden and win random gifts by hunting for coins and gems that are hidden by landowners. There are literally 1,000s of lands with coins available right across the grid, which can be discovered by using the player HUD.
Regulatory warning. For an active participation in this activity, it is necessary to make an upfront investment of Linden on a continued basis into virtual items, specifically worms bait. It is also possible to invest into virtual items that can enhance your performance in this activity either temporarily (e.g. premium worms bait, potions, etc.) or permanently (e.g. premium fishing rods; so called "Snubbies" etc.). You may get back less than what you invested.
The Fish Hunt allows players to earn Linden and win Random Gifts by fishing. There are literally 1,000s of lands with fish buoys available right across the grid, which can be discovered by using the player HUD. You'll also need to get a free beginner fishing rod too.
Farm Frenzy gives land owners the opportunity to earn linden by farming worms for use in the Fish Hunt. It takes time to develop your Farming Experience, but eventually you'll be able to dominate the farming industry and sell your produce to the masses. Fortunes have been made in the farming industry!
Regulatory warning. It is mandatory to make an upfront investment of Linden into virtual items, specifically worm farms, worm packs and clean water to participate in this activity, and you may get back less than what you invested.
The Noob Hunt is an affiliate recruitment scheme for the Goldtokens.net gaming network which allows players to become masters and recruit apprentices for the various games hosted on the network. In return they earn a percentage of each of their apprentices' winnings. You can also sell your apprentices to other masters on the exchange.
Bletaverse company have a number of ways of earning linden such as waiting at traffic cones and they also run a social network that players can get involved in.
Dragons & Princesses
The Linden Realms were created by Linden Lab and are designed with a beautiful environment that has trees, cliffs, and lots of fun places to explore. You can use a teleporter to visit different areas of the Linden Realms. Each place has different quests and other activities that are fun and exciting to do. There are rock monsters that you will have to run away from and pools of toxic water to avoid.
Money Trees were created by Wolfhaven Productions and allow players to earn linden by plucking dollar bills and other game items from trees that are planted in sims all around the grid. There is a HUD you can wear to tell you where to find new trees. However, many trees are age-limited, so only very new players can use them.
The Second Farm
The The Second Farm is a campany that created Magic Crystal and Magic Fishing Games. It is a great way to helping new Second Life Residents to earn linden dollars.
This is a very fun game, you meet wonderful places and can still make magic stars. With these stars you earn more money and even more points for the Magic Crystal Rankings.
Magic fishing is a new way to earn lidens by fishing. You need only a free rod to start and one HUD to find locations to fish.
Earn Linden Working a Job
A large proportion of players have some form of Second Life Job as a means to earn linden. This can be a rewarding way to earn linden and if you have the right ideas you can even become an entrepreneur and start your own business.
There are a wide range of devices that allow you to make money via certain activities. In the order of decreasing interactivity these are:
There are a wide range of skill game machines where Linden can be earned. While these games may resemble real-world casino game machines, they should all comply with Wagering policy and Skill Game Compliance.
Regulatory warning. It is mandatory to make an upfront investment of Linden into many of these game machines to play the skill game, and you may get back less than what you invested. The only exception is machines in 'free-play' mode, where an investment is either not required, or is guaranteed to be paid back to you, however no earnings can be achieved from machines operating in this mode.
There are a wide range of Chat Sploders such as the ever popular Chatsploder Network available in various clubs and other areas. These allow you to earn linden by waiting for the 'explosion' which may take quite some time. In the mean time you can chat and make new friends.
These are devices where players first make contributions to an aggregated pot. Once the pot exceeds a threshold, a countdown to an 'explosion' begins (such as 3 mins) during which further contributions are typically still accepted. At the 'explosion' the pot is randomly distributed between contributors. UPDATE: Be aware of LL's wagering policies as paying to win on a game of chance such as a sploder or lottery can be interpreted as a violation. There are free sploders which are used to generate traffic that cost nothing to play which are legal. Wagering policy and Skill Game Compliance.
Regulatory warning. It is mandatory to make an upfront investment of Linden into the aggregated pot to participate in this activity, and generally you may get back less than what you invested. However there are some devices that guarantee a minimum payout that is equal to the minimum contribution, please check device-generated chat messages.
These allow you to earn Linden or prizes for camping, e.g. sitting chairs or touch Sploders, which you have to touch to begin a countdown to an 'explosion' at the end of which a landowner's pot of money is randomly distributed between touchers. Some of these devices have you earn Linden, others have you earning other things such as new skins, clothes or other virtual game items. All you have to do touch them or sit on them, then continue camping on them (or reasonably close to some others) for the required amount of time to earn your prize. While some opine it is the least fun way to earn Linden ever invented due to lack of interaction with these devices during the camping time, others argue that it is just as much fun as any other activity, because while camping you are still free to chat and make new friends. A further advantage is that it is a relatively simpler way that does not require much time or physical input, and is therefore quite suitable for people with disabilities.
These are similar to camping devices above, except that you simply need to be present on the land within a certain proximity of the device for the required amount of time to earn your prize, which is typically awarded to a resident chosen at random. These include Random Money Givers, and sometimes require that you become a member of the group owning the land, or add the land to the list of your SL Picks in order to be considered for an award.
Completing Surveys, Surfing Sites & Web Offers
It is possible to earn linden by completing surveys, surfing websites or filling web offers. Unfortunately this can be very haphazard and you may not receive payment if you don't fit the demographic that the company is looking for.
If you have some capital to invest you can simply invest in one of the companies listed on the Capital Exchange and then hope to earn dividends over time. You can either try to earn Linden by making a long term investment, or you can speculate on daily market movements.
Regulatory warning. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than what you invested.
External Articles & Sites
Please share your external sites and articles here with information on how to earn linden dollars in Second Life here:
- Bletaverse - Earn linden while exploring SL without having to make an investment.
- Earn2life - Earn linden on earning programs
- Goldtokens - Earn linden playing fun games (some games require an upfront investment).
- The Second Farm - Earn linden Hunting Magic Crystals.
- Wolfhaven Productions - The creators of money trees