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Walking for linden money instead of camping?

Publicenter walking board for Second LifePublicenter walking boards ready to be used in Second Life

I found a place in Second Life which allows you to wear an advertising board on your avatar so you can walk around as a moving ad. You can make $2L/10 min walking around. First you go to publicenter corporation (SLURL) and go to the back of the building to find the ad distributors. Click on the device and you will receive the wearable ad in your inventory. Wear it and a notecard will tell you the rules!

BEWARE, IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN TO WEAR THIS SIGN IN PRIVATE LAND, LIKE CASINOS, DANCINGS, PRIVATE CLUBS AND IN THE AREA WHICH YOU ADVERTISE. EACH PERSON NOT RESPECTING THIS RULE WILL BE BANNED FROM PUBLICENTER CORP.

This rule looks very clear to me so when I walk around in second life with this on I stay on the public street. There is a floating text above me to show others how to get involved with this. It’s not a lot of money and I have no idea how they track to make sure you are following the rules. I walked around, stood still, sat down and still made the 2L every 10 minutes. After the 10 minutes the money gets paid to you right away. Don’t have to wait to go back to the center. But after awhile you will be told to go back to the center to get a new ad board.

I’m sure there are camping chairs and other places which pay lot more than this. After checking this out they moved their building to a new sim. There’s also been talk about it being a scam from Prokofy Neva who had a store near them. At this time of this writing I have used it and did get paid. As an advertiser I would hope they give information where these people are going. I have seen some of these people wearing the board in private places which is not liked by the owners.

Instead of camping you can walk around with an adboardThese walking adboards are being banned in Second Life

For people who are looking to advertise this way there is an email to get information about the prices. Not sure what ads they accept but most look like international places. There is no other information about the prices in the building so they probably want to deal directly with the advertiser. I have no ad to place so I can’t try it and see the results. It is an interesting idea outside of the camping chair mentality. Just have to wait and see how long they will be providing this service or how many people get banned from places who don’t want them.

Is this better or worse than giving out t-shirts with your place’s name on it? One difference is the boards pay for you to wear them. Another difference is that the boards are scripted which won’t work in non scripting areas. Is this good or bad for advertisers? Is this good or bad for Second Life. In my opinion it’s too early to know for sure. There are better ways to advertise in SL and better ways to make money.