- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sybex (October 29, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470179147
- ISBN-13: 978-0470179147
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,125,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse
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From the Back Cover
Profit from your second life
Business is booming in Second Life, and many residents are earning big bucks in-world—and so can you. This unique guide, written by well-known journalist Daniel Terdiman, walks you through what it takes to launch and run a successful Second Life business. Whether you want to become a real estate tycoon, an entertainment mogul, or a famous fashion designer, you'll get the inside tips and know-how you need to join the ranks of successful Second Life entrepreneurs.
You'll discover the unique challenges and opportunities of running an in-world business. You'll delve into the most popular Second Life business and get practical pointers from some of the metaverse's best-known entrepreneurs. And you'll get the nuts-and-bolts expertise you need to succeed, from developing a unique product or service to mounting an effective marketing campaign.
- Business basics: Get the lowdown on SL business models, setting up shop, and tracking revenue and expenses
Real estate and construction: Learn the secrets for success in these popular in-world business
Fashion, gadgets, and toys: Discover how to cash in on your creativity
Entertainment, music, blogging, and more: Explore a range of other lucrative opportunities in the metaverse
Marketing and advertising: Find proven ways to get the word out on your business
Teen Second Life: Get the scoop on business opportunities in SL's teen-only grid
Practical know-how: Find sample business plans, typical costs for goods and services, and expected income by industry
Learn what makes a store great
See how the experts market their businesses
Understand the technical skills necessary to make compelling products
About the Author
Daniel Terdiman is an award-winning CNET News.com reporter who has been covering Second Life since 2003. He spearheaded efforts that made CNET the first mainstream news organization with a permanent in-world presence. Widely recognized as a leading Second Life and virtual worlds expert, he has written for media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Wired magazine to Time magazine. Daniel is also a frequent speaker at such conferences as Game Developers Conference, the Austin Games Conference, South by Southwest, and Webzine.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book covers the entire range of financial systems and possibilities in Second Life. The information offered here is accurate but, I found it to be rather generalized. As is always the case the data can be gotten from other sources but, the organization that this author imposes on it makes it accessible to the neophyte. My only complaint was the huge mass of subjects prevents any detailed discussion of MY specific interests. Great for that initial think-tanking process and full of really great advice.
I figured this would be a useful book because when I was interviewed for it the questions were in-depth, thoughtful, and non-fluffy. And it turns out that the book is even better than I expected. This is a GREAT book for anyone who wants to start an in-world Second Life business, or for someone who wants to improve their existing business. I would have turned a profit quicker if I'd had it when I was a newbie!
I would recommend this for people who are newer to Second Life and who are new to business. Although this had useful information for selling, there was some repetitive things for me since I was in Second Life for a few years already.