Sunday, September 30, 2007
The earnings breakdown
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I assume Artesia B is Japanese for almost everything in her blog is about Kimonos (well almost) and everything Japanese. It's really nice to see another Asian (assuming she's asian) doing good in Second Life through blogging. I am not really interested to Kimonos but my wife will definitely check Artesia B's blog from time to time because of that.
Going back in time
When I first started my Second Life, I was a Victorian. Cynara and I always visit Caledon especially when buying Victorian Clothes. Also, Cynara works as a model for a Victorian Shop back then. Now this man, Dr. Rafael Fabre is one hell of a roleplayer and knows a lot through Steampunk era. Almost every post he have in his blog is about the period. (no off-topic posts at least) What impresses me most is his research skills (unless that is a fictional character) in terms of finding people who lived in the Victorian Period.
I also think that this interesting blog about Antiquity is from Dr. Rafael Fabre as well. So check them out.
One hell of a Machinima maker
I think I can still continue our machinima music video. Especially after seeing this blog of CodeBastard Redgrave. Her machinimas are great and most of the time featured in the SL Insider. She created a nice and user-friendly MachinimaCam to make your shooting a lot easier. So if you're interested in making Machinimas just like I do, subscribe to her blog as well.
General SL Blog?
I really don't know what's the focus of this blog, Second Life Snippets. But they surely got my attention with this kind of Advertising (as they say) although I think of it as an attack. Another post that caught my attention is about SL's Support. It feels good whenever people appreciate you with what you do. Why do I fell that way? I've been part of Level-Up games, an online game publisher here in our country, for 2 years and it's a rare occasion that you'll hear or read from someone that they appreciate what you've done. Moving on...
I didn't know that!
This is not about that show from National Geographic Channel. It's about a blogger's community in SL. Yes! I've been encouraging people to blog about Second Life as a way for them to earn linden dollars and make money and finally, a blogger's network for SL. Well, they don't have their own domain yet and still hosted at Google Groups but most of all, I love it when people of the same interest will have a connection in some way. I didn't even know that they meet. So kudos!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Ad banner
10,000L$ for one post
The instruction is simple. Just write about the contest in your blog and link to the following:
- Free Lindens Page
- Casa Del Shai using "clothes and fashion for Second Life"
- Wicked Blog Contest - Win 10,000L$ linden dollars
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Promising linden dollar maker
My total Slam-X earning as of today is 4,289L$ which is basically from their affiliate program and the free lindens they give everytime you make an activity on their site. 4,289L$ may not be as big as what I get from First Opinions' affiliate program and Earn2Life's but with Slam-X still in pre-launch and is yet to be officially launch, they are quite promising.
Friday, September 21, 2007
It's amazing to see competing research panels release a survey on the same day. When I open up my email today, First Opinions and Market Truths have a survey for us. 500L$ flat pay for Market Truths and 100L$ to 1000L$ for First Opinions Panel.
Wow offerings to start a new day after the maintenance huh?
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Camp, take a photo, and win 100L$
All you have to do is camp, take a photo of you camping and send the shot to John through email.
Here's the complete mechanics:
The rules are really simple. Make a snapshot on the theme of camping, mail it to me (JohnLight Raymaker), and readers will vote for the best one. One picture per contestant, one vote per reader. Only camping related pictures will be accepted!
You can make picture of yourself, of other avatars, in SL, RL, a hand drawing, a scrap-book, a patchwork... There is no other topic than camping, so you can do something sexy, funny, artistic, symbolic, poetic, ... anything you like ! Be creative!
You can send your pictures at email@example.com until 12:AM SLT next Tuesday, 25th of September ! Don't forget to include your avatar name in your mail !
Kudos to JohnLight Raymaker for his contest! Now that is wow because this means more free linden dollars out there on the internet!
Chino Yray Dot Com's contests
Now if you're searching for my contests, they are currently the Weekly Top Commentator contest where you get to earn 500L$ and the Wicked Blog Contest for a chance to get 10,000L$ linden worth of prizes! (5000L$ cash and 5000L$ gift card from Casa Del Shai)
With 25 fresh comments! and a looooooooong name, Morinarukashi Rotaru is my 6th Top Commentator.
There is no luck, just pure effort
This is what I realized when I decided to just give the weekly 500L$ to the top most commentator. This is also what I've learn on the way of blogging about free linden dollars and making money online from Second Life.
Those who place effort to read or follow the instructions on the free linden dollars list, are now making their way to earn free lindens daily or weekly as well. So, since commenting also takes time to read and time to type to get on the discussion, that will be 500L$ linden dollars weekly. (well, if Morinarukashi will keep his rate of posting comments, I can say he will be getting another 500L$ unless someone exceeds his effort)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Last week they announced that they will update SLAM-X which will then enables automatic withdrawals and some features that needs to be polished. Today, the re-opened in light version and I think the automatic weekly withdrawal will attract more people to go Slam with them.
They are open, you join
Announcement from Head Moderator - S.A.M.
Hi, for all of you that were wondering what had happened to SLAM-X - we have reopened, following our scheduled downtime, with a “light version” of the same site and forum.
We are still in the process of working on SLAM-X improvements, automation, content, new features and our ATM’s. While this work is taking place however the main site is being reopened. During this time referral fees, automatic withdrawals and all general accounting features will work exactly as they did before. The primary difference for members to be aware of is that most forum content and site features will be limited or unavailable as work is continuing.
Members with questions need only post in the SLAM X Café and someone will be able to address those questions for you.
All new features, account automation, developments with ATM’s, or available content will be posted or explained in the news and announcement sections, so please keep an eye on those areas. For any other questions – just ask
Withdraw weekly even if you don't want to withdraw
As announced also by Slam-X, withdrawals are now automatic. So you don't need to ask for a withdrawal since your money will go automatically now to your Second Life account.
When you qualify for each individual level – Standard – Bronze – Silver – Gold - Platinum – Then you will be automatically paid each week based on amounts held in your accounts, and whatever pay level you qualify for.
You have lets say L$250 in your account that you earned from posting, referring others, or some other form of in-world activity. The fact that you are actively contributing, then you would be paid L$100 per week automatically paid to your in-world account, provided you had the L$100 in there each week.
If you had say L$6200 in your account, this would place you at Bronze level, and provided you remained active – which would keep those balances going up, then you would receive L$1000 per week paid in-world.
And so on – through the various stages.
Now, why wait and let the others grab the money for themselves? Join Slam-X here.
Know who's near you with the Mystitool
If you're a paranoid individual like me because you know that anyone can just pan their camera and see what you're doing inside your house (especially if you're with a partner... LOL) then definitely you will need the Mystitool. As you can see in the picture above, it detects every avatar within my 96m radius. Yes, it's radius so it is a maximum of 192m perimeter.
It's also good when you are shopping with someone and you are waiting for the whole screen to rez. How, you know where your company is, if he/she is beside you already or somewhere else.
Also a flight assist, and those stuff you might need
At a price of 350L$ linden dollars, this is the cheapest menu driven flight assist (enables you to fly faster or slower than normal and go beyond 200m above the sky), detection tool, and almost all those features you might need. Not to mention, it has voice commands. You can command the Mystitool through voice. Cool huh?
So if you want to get yourself your own mystitool here.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Most common way is to get a job
This is the sure way of getting a stable flow of linden dollars to your hand. The Classifieds of SL's search will be your friend here and the popular SL Job openings found at SLProfiles.com. Most pays at least 100L$ per hour and some even bigger than that. However, it will definitely take and consume your time. This is also the best way to meet people anyway so if you're not the exploring type, this will be good enough.
Camping and Camp spots
It is not the fastest way to earn big cash in Second Life but it is the most common way to earn linden dollars for free. Camping is where you go to a place where there will be chairs, dance pads or anything that gives lindens when you stay there. Most are 2L$ per 10 minutes but if you're lucky enough to find those 10L$ per 20 minutes or even high paying Camp spots, good for you. You may check Second Life Camping for the best camping spots in SL.
Sex sells even in the virtual world
By far the easiest way to earn huge linden dollars in an hour is to be an escort. I really don't recommend this but even in the virtual world of Second Life, sex sells. There are tons of freebie skins and female shapes out there comparing to men's this is because most creates a female avatar to get some quick cash. There are also lots of orgy and sex sim in Second Life where you can show your sexy female avatar to horny men. The weird thing is, we're all aware that even real-life men pretend to be women in SL since escort services really pays high ranging from 1000L$ per 30 minutes.
Free linden networks, survey and affiliate programs
This is the part where I make money and by far the most effective way for me. My August 2007 earning hits 51,000L$ (even bigger than Iris Ophelia's earnings per month) is consisted of First Opinions' referral and Earn2Life's referral system. SlamX, even if they're just starting, their referral system also pays good. I already earned 3,000L$ from SlamX's referral system for one week. They are promising and the best thing, they listen to comments and suggestions. These networks also serves as survey and offer networks so there are plenty of ways to make big money from them. I would want to say "try HippiePay" but HippiePay's survey, like MyLindens and Money Egg are almost typically the same and doesn't pay good for international or non-US SL residents. Affiliate sales are also promising, but they are more of a business.
Putting up a business is risky but when successful, lovely
We all know that businesses are risky but they are sure the best way to get rich. Second Life's economy is going nowhere but up! Having 9 million residents as of August 2007 and millions of $ US dollars spent everyday, (yes US dollars!) SL is one way to make an online business and making money online. Here's a tip though, be sure to hit this 3 successful business industry, fashion, building / scripting and Real Estate.
Friday, September 14, 2007
I am now rich in Second Life because I blog about free linden dollars. First reason is, I started with 0L$ linden capital. Second reason is I am really blogging before but I suck at it. So I thought having a focus or main reason as to why I blog will be a good thing for me.
Free blogging services
There are tons of free blogging services out there and I hope the list below will give you a good start.
Branding your blog
You don't just name your blog something out of the blue for no reason at all. Why? If you want to get people to visit your blog, you should think of a good name or tag line that people search for. One better way to name your blog is to use your name. For common reasons, it gives identity and uniqueness however, if you brand your blog your name you should tag it with what you blog.
Example: chinoyray.com is titled "Chino Yray dot Com - earn free lindens and make money in Second Life"
The title is obviously my name, this is because I want to be popular! lol. Now for the tagline or description "earn free lindens and make money in Second Life" this line gives idea to web directories or search engines that my blog is about earning free lindens and making money from Second Life.
Give your blog a good brand and make sure it describes or give a perception of what your blog is all about.
Using affiliate programs, networks and services
Now you have a blog and a brand, you better should know how to make money from it or if you use Second Life just like me, make sure you know where you can earn free lindens and make use of a blog on how to do affiliate marketing. I make money through affiliate marketing, marketing and advertising here at Chino Yray dot Com, so I think this is the best thing I can share, the recommended networks for you to make some money from Second Life.
First Opinions Panel (SLURL)
First Opinions Panel is a non-profit organization the gives 500L$ to 1000L$ per survey or research that you will answer. This is my biggest linden dollar maker since they also give 100L$ for every individual you get to invite to join FOP. This is through the PDF they will give to you when you request for one. A sample of this PDF is the FOP Terms & Conditions where a sign-up link especially made for you can be found. More details here.
First Opinions Panel Terms & Conditions
Sign up for First Opinions
Slam X is a virtual bank that gives 50L$ linden dollars instantly when you sign-up. It’s a bank that offers free lindens through interest rates, sign-up freebie and a referral system that gives 50L$ free lindens for every individual you invite to join Slam X and those who you invited will also receive 50L$ when they sign-up. More about SLAMX here.
Sign up for Slam X
Aside from the fact that Earn2Life gives free lindens when you fill out offers, they also pay you for every individual you get to invite especially when the people you invited through your referral link fill out offers. More information here.
Sign up for Earn2Life
Get some exposure
The most thing bloggers forget is to have an exposure through different blogs. There are lots of ways to get your blog some exposure, one is through my Top Commentator widget. Your name will appear on the Top Commentator list which is seen in the front page and in every pages at Chino Yray Dot Com, when you place a link when you comment, you already get a linkback from my site to yours, getting you some link juice.
Another exposure would be my Wicked Blog Contest, I announce who the winner is and aside from the 10,000L$ (5000L$ cash, 5000L$ GC for Casa Del Shai) that will give you some linkback through a post that reaches to daily readers in my subscriber feed.
For more tips, go here.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Blue and simplistic
Functionality is the most important in a good design. Designs should not just be beautiful, it should have a function. The simplistic makeover is for the eyes. Yes, applying what I learned from my design school so that even the lazy readers will still notice the words and information in the PDF.
Better referral pay
Another reason why I made this re-design of the Terms & Conditions of First Opinions is to make sure everyone who clicks it gets to read the vital instructions. Like the most common mistake of not giving their full Second Life name. Remember that how can FOP give you your payment if you don't put your complete avatar name in the sign-up form.
With this, I can make more successful sign-ups for First Opinions Panel and get 100L$ for every individual who joined FOP through me.
Earning 100L$ for every invite
Yes, they give you 100L$ linden dollars for free when some joins FOP from the PDF or sign-up link they make especially for each members. The instructions on how you can earn free lindens from being an affiliate is written on the email that you will receive after joining First Opinions Panel. Therefore, join now and start making free linden dollars yourself.
First Opinions Panel Terms & Conditions
Sign up for First Opinions
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
No Earn Free Lindens or Chino Yray dot Com group
Creating a group only costs 100L$, I own a group but I prefer the group I own private and only for the purpose of customizing the tag in my head. If I sell stuff or sell my services, I would definitely have a group for this site but I don't sell anything. I don't own a business in Second Life so I think I don't need a group yet.
Hundreds of "Earn Free Lindens" and "Make Money" groups in-world
I already searched in-world about the groups and actually joined some by using dummy accounts (newly made accounts) to try if I can really earn free lindens by joining their groups. Unfortunately, SL's search and Google.com is enough. This groups doesn't even update on a regular frequency and there are groups that even rips off some lindens from your pocket. So instead of making a group for my users, you can just check your emails or subscribe via RSS feed to receive updates everytime I have a new post at Chino Yray dot Com.
I earn more from blogging than a SL-group
Let's face the fact, I want to earn linden dollars (LOL) and I don't have to charge my readers 10L$ to join a group or ask for some lindens from anyone just to make money. I bought a new Intel Core 2 Duo PC with 2 Gig RAM last week from my earnings from the ReviewMe reviews and Google Adsense (
That is even exclusive of the August 2007 earnings.
Earnings for August 2007
1st week - 12,500L$ = 49$ USD
2nd week - 14,000L$ = 56$ USD
3rd week - 11,500L$ = 46$ USD
4th week - 13,100L$ = 52$ USD
Total August Earnings - 51,100L$ = 203$ USD
All that money just for blogging about Making Money and Earning Free Linden Dollars in Second Life.
Recommended Free Lindens and Money Makers
To share the good thing I get, I recommend this Networks, Affiliate programs and ways on earning money in Second Life which you can see at my Free Lindens page.
With the announcement I made yesterday, the 5th top commentator will be the last who will be drawn for next week, the 6th Top Commentator will only be the Top most name on my Top Commentator's list.
For those who don’t know that I give 500L$ weekly
As you can see, I have a Top Commentator panel on my sidebar. From there, I write down all the names that will show up every Tuesday night (+8 GMT - Philippines time) to MS Excel and us the randomizer (i.e. =RANDBETWEEN(0,8)) to pick the winner every week. In addition, to make sure that everybody has a fair chance to show in my Top Commentators list, the list doesn’t count comments that are older than 7 days.
So the lucky Top Commentator for this week is…
Wow! It's your 2nd time to get 500L$ from being a top commentator. What a lucky guy! You're my very 1st top commentator winner and now here you are again. So congratulations and by next week, only the top 1 will get 500L$ free lindens.
Make 500L$ free linden dollars weekly
It’s time to reward some great effort! I give a percentage of what I earn from the free lindens I get from this list. So leaving a comment here at Chino Yray dot com (no spam please or one word comment) is okay but leaving a comment and getting something from it is better! For those who are just new here, this is why I give 500L$ weekly to my Top Commentators.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Make 500L$ free linden dollars weekly
It's time to reward some great effort! I give a percentage of what I earn from the free lindens I get from this list. So leaving a comment here at Chino Yray dot com (no spam please or one word comment) is okay but leaving a comment and getting something from it is better! For those who are just new here, this is why I give 500L$ weekly to my Top Commentators.
Benefits of being a Top Commentator
This is good for those who have blogs. Leaving a comment with a link to your blog automatically makes Chino Yray dot Com link to your site, what more is that if your name shows up in the Top Commentator sidebar with the link to your site or blog, you get exposure to the 400+ visitors I get everyday. That even saves you 50$ US dollars or 12,000L$ that I charge in advertising here monthly. Of course, advertisers are guaranteed with a spot while Top Commentator's list may change due to activity of comments.
Top 1 gets the 500L$
Now this is the change. After randomly picking 5th week's Top Commentator that will receive 500L$ from me tomorrow, the 6th week Top Commentator will just be the TOP Commentator. No more draw, no more random picks, just pure 500L$ to the top most name on the top commentator's sidebar. So if you are really actively commenting and having a discussion here at Chino Yray dot Com, you just don't get a linkback but you also get 500L$ free linden dollars weekly.
Now, for a summary, below are the links to the 1st up to the 4th Top Commentators.
4th week top commentator winner
3rd week top commentator winner
2nd week top commentator winner
Very 1st top commentator winner
Monday, September 10, 2007
Set a goal
Not setting a goal means no direction. No direction will mean, you just do whatever you want and be lazy on the others. This is what separates those who got rich in SL and those who did not even make it to earning 500L$ a week. Set a direction on what you want to do. What do you want to achieve in SL?
I first started with only wanting to buy my partner the stuff she wants so she doesn't have to work for 100L$ an hour. Now, because of that goal of freeing Cynara from her job just to get lindens, I moved to higher goals. What is your goal?
A goal without a time limit is no goal
So you have a goal already, now you have to make sure when will you get it or achieve that goal. You want to earn 1000L$ per day but you don't know when will you get there.
If you wish to achieve anything in life, place a time limit on it. A time limit will pressure you and push you to make an action.
Not knowing where to start
I myself admit this, it's hard to know when and where to start. If it's not for that goal of making Cynara Cortes not attend her job so we can spend more time together and yet still earn lindens, I won't be in this place where I earn at least 11,000 linden dollars weekly and 200$ monthly. I started with that goal and a free blog from wordpress which can be found here. That is where I started. I hope you find a good way to start or if you already began, continue on doing it.
Help me help you
Chino Yray dot com may have helped a lot but also not forget to help yourself. My weekly contest that gives 500L$ and the wicked blog contest with over 10,000L$ worth of prizes are just few. My free linden dollar list is just there to give you a good start.
So what are you waiting for? Move now! Start today! Blog, camp, get serious, etc... and most of all have fun while doing so!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
In an email update just today an after talking to Andy Evans, CEO of First Opinions Panel, we're into a good future especially those who have joined. Parts of the message from Andy Evans below.
First Opinions Membership over 4000
Welcome to so many new members! FIRST OPINIONS is now the premier consumer panel in Second Life.
- Over 100 new members are joining DAILY!
- We expect to have 10,000 members no later than the end of this year
- We are the ONLY source of SL Group Owners with hundreds in our panel.
- FIVE authors from various magazines, trade associations and with a forthcoming book are covering FIRST OPINIONS!
- All this gives FORTUNE 500 companies no choice but to work with us for their SL research.
What's good about this? We can expect more high paying surveys and more surveys to be given monthly. One of FOP's high pay survey just happened recently when the big giant, IBM surveyed FOP members for their Virtual Business Center sim and gave 1500L$ linden dollars for every resident who participated in IBM's survey.
New Research Projects
We have been told to expect another project as early as this week.
- Several are in planning stages, coming soon.
- If you are a match for who they are looking for, you will automatically be sent an email.
- Check your email DAILY! Don't be left out as some were recently.
- Want to give us a new email address you check more often? Send an email to Andy.
- JOIN OUR GROUP IN SL! This is a back up way to alert you to the email. If you don't see "First Opinions Panel" in your list of Groups, send an IM to Andy Evans and include your country of residence for an invitation to join.
How is FOP different?
Many survey companies just resell your email address (and your other personal information if they can get it) over and over again to other companies. The result is you get spammed.
- They will NEVER spam you.
- FIRST OPINIONS is owned by a non profit foundation doing research for Fortune 500 clients (largest companies in the world) to help them develop islands, events and programs in Second Life.
- Your feedback REALLY COUNTS among top corporate marketing officials with our projects.
- For full details, read the FAQ.
First Opinions Panel (SLURL)
First Opinions Panel is a non-profit organization thet gives 500L$ to 1000L$ per survey or research that you'll answer. I've been earning more than 1000L$ every month just for filling 2 to 4 surveys they release every month. Personally, First Opinions Panel is the very reason why Chino Yalin (my character in-world) looks very realistic, handsome and have different sets of clothes and hair for different occassions.
First Opinions Panel Terms & Conditions
Sign up for First Opinions
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I was looking for a new way to earn free linden dollars earlier and I stumbled on this Popular Places item namely, Welfare Island. I went to the place and when I got there, only one thing came into my mind... it's a new HippiePay (think of HippiePay having a new name)
Everything is so similar from the offers, to how the page and survey list has been placed on the site. Even the navigation and the content are pretty similar. Actually, their offers are the same.
So my question is that aren't the 2 websites and service owned by the same company? We all know that HippiePay's reputation is not that good for those who tried it already. I myself did not earn more than 100L$ from HippiePay since almost every offer they have are for US residents only. But of course, if you are from the US of A, then you'll definitely earn thousands of linden dollars from them.
So for those who live outside of the US, I think all those services I used to make as much free linden dollars to keep this site and maintain my expenses will do. For those free linden dollars for everyone in the world, just check out my recommendation here at the free linden page.
Friday, September 7, 2007
A group of Final Fantasy 7 fans, have re-created the renown city of Midgar, and are currently role playing there. You can go from anywhere from the church in the slums or the Mako reactors, which is where the original story began. Now they are on my pages for this sponsored ReviewMe review.
Relive you Final Fantasy 7 dream
Back in 1997, Square Co. (now Square Enix) introduced to the world a new adventure of great summons, magic in the form of materia, Genova, Cloud and Sephiroth. Now after 10 years of Final Fantasy 7 we can now play and be part of Gaia along the high technology country of Midgar in the life beyond reality, Second Life.
Role-playing and Midgar
If you're new to the idea of Role-playing or RPing, Midgar helps you as well to find your place in this sim. Once getting there, they will automatically give you the rules, regulations, what to do and what not to do and will offer tools for your Role-playing needs including a free RPTool and free stuff to get you started.
I myself have been playing in Midgar some months ago being a Shin-Ra cadet and a Midgar citizen. I got a free standard issue Titan Industries gun for joining Shin-Ra. Shin-Ra give weapons to their new members I just don't know about the other groups like A.V.A.L.A.N.C.H.E. and the others. However, I already left Shin-Ra and Midgar some months ago because of player attitudes and the domination of furries. (Not being a furry racist but the world of Final Fantasy is not dominated by furries in their canon) I visited Midgar and found a lot of new stuff today.
The system - FFRC for your HP, MP and materia
The FFRC is a must and a requirement if you want to RP in Midgar. It's the blood of roleplaying there since it is your HP, MP and Materia slots.
What you see is the new FFRC for the gunner type. I'm more into guns than being a fighter with swords and caster with staff. Although, if you prefer more materia slots, you should get the caster FFRC and Fighter FFRC if you want more HP.
Now, if you want to know more about Midgar in SL, you can visit them in-world here.
And always remember, have fun!
A new bank namely SlamX is currently in its beta or pre-launch stage but after a review from here I think they will now focus on the in-world activity or what I call... transferring the money to your Second Life Avatar which I think is the most important part of a bank's operation.
One of their moderators emailed me and I can say they are serious on providing service and serious on their business, they're also fresh from an update today to solve issues on browsers like Firefox and added some pages to clarify some questionable things.
Getting paid by SlamX
Here are some of the ways you can make free linden from SlamX.
- L$50 automatically paid to your SLAM X account for joining.
- L$50 automatically paid for each referral. Personal referral codes, and account balances can be found in your profile.
- Employment: SLAMX.net and ADC employment positions are regularly available. When positions become available they will be posted in their forums.
- Competitions: There are almost always competitions that are being held on the ADC allowing participants to earn or win free Lindens In-World.
- Weekly Draw: Hundreds or Thousands of Lindens awarded each week.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
We can't deny that one way of earning more linden dollars is to invest on businesses in Second Life especially when you are not able to build your own business. SL Capital Exchange is not new in the stocks exchange industry since it was formerly known as AVIX. However, this time, with JTFinancial's banking sytem merged to AVIX to become SLCAPEX (SL Capital Exchange), they have to be good enough to bring back the trust of residents to the banking and stock exchange industry. So now comes another ReviewMe review after just getting one from a bank.
Virtual Stock exchange can make you linden dollars
Buying and selling stocks is where the game is. You make more lindens when you buy a share and sell it to a higher price. I myself doesn't have any idea how a stock exchange work 4 months ago, but in the process, since it's very easy to learn, spending some time on the trades will definitely makes the system more familiar and easy to use.
The graphs and numbers may look overwhelming especially if it's your first time to see one, but these numbers and graphs are your friends for having a successful trade to make more linden dollars instead of losing.
One thing I noticed as well in SLCAPEX is that they only have few companies listed on the trading room unlike WSE (World Stock Exchange). This is because SLCAPEX REALLY review those who wants to use their system before putting them in the IPO wherein some "companies" listed doesn't really exist in-world. In short, some companies listed back then are FAKE. The few companies listed in SLCAPEX is a good sign for me that they do really research on the companies first before people can invest from them.
The banking industry is still alive!
In the past, we've seen some banks fail for having such high interest rates on cash balances, ranging from 0.1% to 0.2%. Now, SL Capex also hits the spot of high interest rates but since they are backed up by a well known stock exchange system, I cannot say if they are too good to be true.
SLCAPEX's current interest rate is at 0.12% daily.
How can they afford such high interest?
According to their FAQ...
The interest rate we pay is determined based on the returns of our investments, and the rate of deposits isn't how the interest rate is financed.
The radical growth in SL makes the interest rate possible.
We have the interest rate set based on the success of our investments, and constantly monitor our accounting to determine what we can afford to pay.
Eventually growth will saturate and we'll have to lower the interest rate to match market conditions.
People are buying SL property and products at a fantastic rate, and the growth is simply amazing. This growth is what makes our high, daily compounded interest rate possible. We recognize that radical growth can't last forever, but we are doing the prudent thing: facilitating and riding that growth while monitoring our business carefully.
I do agree with the radical growth of SL but still, with the past events on the banking industry, a high interest rate can be very doubtful.
You can check out SLCAPEX's HQ in-world here.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
I've been asked by some people already why they don't get or receive email from First Opinions Panel (SLURL)while others get twice monthly or receives the higher paying surveys (e.g. IBM Virtual Business Center Survey that gave 1500L$ and 12,000L$ for the interview.)
Real life location is a factor
This is the very main reason I think why some doesn't get surveys from FOP in a regular basis. FOP releases survey based on the real-life company's target market. If you are living in Asia but let's say American Airlines ordered the survey, of course, the survey will be given to those who ONLY live in the US or those covered by American Airlines.
Answer the survey seriously
First Opinions gives you a survey for the first time, however, you are too lazy to answer it and you'll get 500L$ to 1500L$ free linden anyway even if you answer it hastily and without really reading it... My friend, if you did that or plan to do that, FOP might not add you to their list anymore for the next survey. Real life companies pay big cash to get valuable opinions from Second Life residents, so make sure that your answers is worth the free linden dollars they will give you.
First Opinions Panel is a serious Market Research company. They've been doing surveys in real life even before Second Life existed. If you plan to get more than 500L$ to 1500L$ from them, make sure you take them seriously.
I've been giving free linden dollars myself aside from those found on the free lindens page. Now, it's time to announce the 4th winner of my weekly, top commentator here at Chino Yray dot Com.
For those who don't know that I give 500L$ weekly
As you can see, I have a Top Commentator panel on my sidebar. From there, I write down all the names that will show up every Tuesday night (+8 GMT - Philippines time) to MS Excel and us the randomizer (i.e. =RANDBETWEEN(0,8)) to pick the winner every week. In addition, to make sure that everybody has a fair chance to show in my Top Commentators list, the list doesn't count comments that are older than 7 days.
So the lucky Top Commentator for this week is...
As to make sure on the identity, I email the winners based on the email they use on the information form that you fill up before making a comment.
Congratulations again! and looking forward to the 5th Top Commentator next week.
Also do not forget, you can win 10,000L$ free linden dollars from Chino Yray dot Com by joining the Wicked Blog Contest for September.
Monday, September 3, 2007
They only make good photos not miracles
The first thing I noticed in their studio is the words... "We take beautiful pics... but we can't do miracles!" Honestly, that line is kind of hilarious and makes sense. Beauty may be subjective and based on personal opinion, however, there are times that even if the Photographer is very skilled and good at his/her craft, if the subject is way far behind "that" line, even the world's best photographer can't do anything about it. I for one had a shoot before, but because for some reason only them can explain, even how many time I photoshop the photos, I can't make them beautiful unless they improve their shapes.
It's not just about good angles
Many have tried, but only a few succeeded. As a photographer myself, even if the angle looks good, if the lightings, shadows and composition do not compliment with each other, you cannot make a good shot. Netrosanct Studios use the popular N30 Photo Studio and the Snaps are then processed through Photoshop by himself, Arj Friedkin, owner of Netrosanct Studios. Photoshop is very essential in making good pictures for you Second Life. The default snaps really doesn't satisfy the artistic eye or if you want to look artistic in some way. By this, Netrosanct guarantees that you deserve the best photos for your SL.
If you want to order a photo session with Netrosanct Studios, you may do so by visiting them here. (SLURL)
Sunday, September 2, 2007
The banking industry of Second Life has been shaky because of what happened to Ginko. Others attempt to be different and some new banks think of new ways to attract new depositors. I think SlamX really wants to be different in attracting depositors for they got a sponsored review.
Still very new
The hardest thing to get new depositors for a bank is when they are still very new. SlamX is new to the industry. The are still in Pre-launching which was announced just a week ago. However, they offer to give advices and are ready to answer questions through their forums. (sign-up first before posting some questions away.)
SlamX is currently giving free 50L$ when you sign-up. This is what makes them sound too good to be true. Another is, they offer a referral system, where they give you another 50L$ linden dollars for every individual you invite to SlamX. A lot will bite the 50L$ free for signing up but is there a catch? There's a confusing membership levels. You can only withdraw a limited amount of money per week depending on what level of membership you have. Sign-up and get free 50L$ here.
What makes it confusing is, this memberships are not easily accessible from their site but luckily I found them here.
In order to increase your withdrawal limit, you should have a minimum amount of deposit per level. The levels are bronze, silver, gold and platinum. There are also different privileges and offers that you can get once you reach a certain level of membership. I myself don't like this membership levels but this is one way of securing that they have enough money to liquidate the withdrawals made. The details on the membership levels and how to get them is on this page.
Withdrawals are given manually
I still haven't experience making a withdrawal from them (the 50L$ they gave me for signing up) but it seems they will process them manually. I don't advise this. The manual processing is a turn off. The withdrawal limits are already imposed then you will still have to wait for them to process a withdrawal. They may be excused for being new in the industry but there are no excuses if other people's money is involved. SlamX should have automated the process already. If they are serious on their banking business, they should improve their system soon.
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Chino Yray dot Com and Casa Del Shai are please to bring you another Wicked Blog Contest. This time, we're giving away a total prize of 10,000L$ divided to 5000L$ linden dollars cash from yours truly, me, and the other 5000L$ is worth of gift card from Shai Delacroix, designer and owner of Casa Del Shai. Now imagine how many quality clothes and gifts you can get for you and your partner plus the 5000L$ cash for the other stuff you want.
Instructions on how to join
To enter our contest, all you have to do is write about it in your blog. Link to my Free Lindens page using the anchor text ?free lindens,? link to Casa Del Shai's blog using ?clothes and fashion for Second Life? and link to this contest post. Here?s an example of what we?re looking for.
Here's what we're looking for:
Chino Yray dot com, a blog that helps you earn free linden dollars is giving away L$10,000 linden dollars worth of prizes! To enter, you just have to write about it. This is my entry. Now give me the money! The contest is sponsored by Casa Del Shai who wants to let you know that clothes and fashion for your Second Life should be of good quality.
Feel free to add more or as little information as you want. When you finish your blog entry, send me an email with the URL / link to the post. Once I confirm that the post meets the requirements, I'll add your name to the list.
The deadline for entries is September 30, 2007. On October 1st, we?ll draw a name from all entries received and that person will win 10,000L$ worth of prizes! This contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world (as long as you have a blog and a Second Life account). We will even accept entries from non English blog as long as they following the linking rules.
Good luck and enter now! If you can?t wait for the contest deadline and must have fashionable clothes now, here?s where you can buy it. Casa Del Shai at DECO (SLURL)
30 days ago, I came up with the idea of giving 5000L$ linden dollars for free here at Chino Yray dot Com through a contest. Today, one winner goes in-world 5000L$ lindens richer because I will now announce who will take the prize.
A brief summary of the Wicked Blog Contest
The instruction is simple. You just have to link to Chino Yray dot com and mention that I am having a blog contest where you can earn 5000L$ lindens. Then contact me through email, comment in the contest post or IM via Second Life to inform me about the post in their personal blog, business blog or any kind of blog that they have.
How the winner is picked for August 2007's contest
After listing all the blog entries for the contest(around 88 blogs), I used MS Excel?s randomizer function (i.e. =RANDBETWEEN(0,88)) to pick a winner from the 88 blogs who followed the instructions and qualified for the contest.
And the winner is...
onbewust - http://blog.myspace.com/onbewust
An email has been sent to onbewust already for him to confirm and claim his prize.
Congratulations to my very first winner of 5,000L$ linden dollars and for an idea of what will be the contest for September (contest proper will be launch tomorrow, Sept. 1, 2007) please check the teaser here.