Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Hello, and greetings.

This is the inaugural post of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life, a new blog about the subject of making money in Second Life which is based on the book, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Second Life: Making Money in the Metaverse, by Daniel Terdiman (me), which will be published this November by Wiley.

This will be a slow starting blog, I think, as I'm just ramping up for the promotional part of this project, but please look to this space for fresh content related to the subject soon.

For now, I'll give you the blurb text that's being used on Wiley's site and on Amazon.com as well:

"The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Second Life will give readers an in-depth look at businesses and other economic opportunities in Second Life, explain the business operations of each, and show readers how to identify, develop, launch, and profit from their own business.

Written by an award-winning author and Second Life expert with deep ties to the business community, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Second Life begins with an overview of the virtual world and its flourishing economy as well as the challenges it presents to entrepreneurs. A virtual business basics chapter discusses important features of all successful Second Life businesses, including marketing and advertising avenues. The following chapters discuss how to plan, start, and successfully run such businesses as real estate, clothing and accessory creation, construction and landscaping, adult opportunites, music and video production, art creation, and building and running entertainment venues. More esoteric opportunities—machinima, news media and blogging, working for other content creators, currency speculation, and more—are also explored.

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Second Life also features interviews with successful Second Life entrepreneurs, sidebars discussing practical considerations in each field, and useful resources for anyone who wishes to operate a successful, profitable business in Second Life."

Thanks for visiting, and come back soon. Much, much more to come.