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Ripping off second life users.

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by jezlad, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. sefi00

    sefi00 Junior Member

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    You could probably get it round by word of mouth really easily. Those guys just stand around chatting all day.

    Tell them you'll give them 10Linden dollars for every friend they refer.
     
  2. yumeryu3

    yumeryu3 Newbie

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    Why would you rip someone off to make money? That will eventually come back and bite you in the rump. Isn't it smarter to pay them a real $1.5 and keep the same for yourself and do it a few hundred times instead??
     
  3. bigdognick6

    bigdognick6 Newbie

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    The thing is, they think they are getting a good deal. They are not going to complain. So why would it be smarter to go and screw yourself out of your precious profits?
     
  4. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    Why cut your profits and make work for yourself when they're willing to work for nothing? Let them graft to kit their sad alias out in the expensive virtual designer clothes!

    They're total twats mate, I've never laughed so much as I did when I first went on there. They all tell you they're looking for their "second job" :eek:

    Some of them sit around on benches for 15 minutes to earn 5 fake dollars.
     
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  5. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    I don't think it's really ripping people off. The people in second life, or any other place that has its own online monetary system, know the value of the online currency compared to their own real life money. It's more of a reward thing. Look at all the online video game sites that reward people with badges or points that essentially do nothing, yet people will spend many hrs on menial tasks to build up their points just to get them.
    Even forums like NP have a section where u can read press releases for NP$ which don't add up to much, but over time the person feels like they are accumulating real money for their task so it's all good to them.
     
  6. Zoolu

    Zoolu Newbie

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    Yeah I tend to agree. If people value it then it's a fair exchange. I mean look at commerce in general, that's pretty much how it is too with anything you buy. I mean people get stuff made in China for pennies on the dollar and then turn around and sell it to you at a huge mark-up. I bought a DVD set that cost me $130 but I bet it cost $10 to manufacture.
     
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  7. element_of_0ne

    element_of_0ne Junior Member

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    This is great man lol
     
  8. towerjunkie

    towerjunkie Regular Member

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    Holy shit.. This can be done with tons of online games.. Forget the indian writers, online gamers are way cheaper!

    How is the quality on the rewrites?
     
  9. A_Tjuh

    A_Tjuh Regular Member

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    Great idea of using second life to "exploit" people working for next to nothing. :) Very nice ....

    And this guy just took it to the next level :p
     
  10. ignite

    ignite Newbie

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    This is genius, it shows making money is not all of numbers, it also about creativity.
     
  11. Wikolia

    Wikolia Junior Member

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    Very creative mate, well done :)

    Its good for a laugh, but in all honesty you probably should have kept this one under your hat and made a killing!! lol

    If you got enough people on a regular basis, you could have even started offering article re-writes as a service for $2 bucks a pop and bypassed AC altogether! lol
     
  12. thedorf

    thedorf Supreme Member

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    This is a sweet tip! And I don't agree he should've kept it under the radar. He'll be fine because most people here won't touch it. Thanks to ya bud! I never even considered SL as a medium.
     
  13. Zakk-

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    I used to do this for blog posts on Runescape.

    The demographic is usually 13-17 year olds, so you don't get as good of quality as the Second Life players, but I had no idea about SL at the time. Runescape you can offer 100k / rewrite and buy 1000k for like $4 (over a year ago). Came down to like .4$ / rewrite.