A Second Life For Fun & Profit
Before you begin, you will need to create an account and download a browser. Second Life is a platform, not a game, so there are multiple ways to access it. Think of it like your internet browser. Sure, you CAN use Microsoft Edge/Internet Explorer, but Google Chrome or Firefox have better features. I'll give you links to both so you can decide, but my videos will all be set on Firestorm because that's what I use.
Step 1: Create An Account.
Click Here to go to the website and create your account. You get to pick a starting avatar at that time, but don't worry about being stuck with it. Every aspect of your avatar is customisable in every single way, including your gender and species! You can be literally anything on Second Life. So, just pick something you don't hate to start with and we'll move you on from there.
Step 2: Download A Browser.
Your browser is how you access the world of Second Life. There are multiple different choices, but they're mostly about the interface rather than the world itself. All are free and you can change your browser at any time.
Here are the most common ones:
Step 3: Log In & Do The Tutorial.
Seriously, don't skip this part! Your first few days in Second Life are going to be stressful, overwhelming, and possibly put you off ever logging in again. Take a deep breath and take your time. Second Life is one of the most complicated in the world and it will take some getting used to. Don't rush yourself. Don't rush right into trying to make money. Your first step is to spend a few weeks just wandering around, being a total n00b, asking questions and getting to know the world. Explore and see what everyone else is doing. Make some friends. You might find yourself inspired to try something totally different to what you were originally expecting to do. On Second Life, your imagination is the limit.
Now, let's discuss some of the types of opportunities that are available on Second Life.