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BrainCrave member Half Short runs her lovely Insperion Gardens SIM with passion. Recently, she sent out the below note looking for ideas to add value to people's lives which will financially support the SIM. Another BrainCrave member, CHANTEMESLE Qendra, has had problems retaining DJs at her rocking HELLZ BELLZ dance club (thus also limiting her SL income). I know there are many of you who have SL businesses with your own challenges and successes.

What makes a SIM or other venture financially successful in SL? Given the enormous amount of creativity, options, and competition in SL, how do you differentiate the value you offer in order to hold people's interests? Do the same business factors that we see in RL also apply to SL? What tips and tricks have you learned to generate income in SL?



Dear Insperion Gardeners,

As you all might have noticed i have not been making bears and new items at Insperion Gardens in the last 2 months. I have been trying to keep IG going as it means a great deal to me to keep this SIM. I have put a lot of energy and love in creating it plus I always wanted everyone in SL to enjoy it, set home here and just find some peace. At the moment i am at a loss. Its hard for me to keep the SIM going - hardly any income from the store and no renters anymore- but I am also not willing to give it up. Today I paid tiers again for another month and today I am also going to ask you all for some intellectual input on how to keep this SIM going. I would hate to see IG go, I am open for any suggestions and will consider them all.

I hope you have some ideas on how to keep IG on the SL map.

Kind regards



Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Mar 22, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=146

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