Dusting Off SilverJinx

February is already upon us!  This month we’re focusing on organizing, streamlining our household and making extra money.  To that end, today we’re revamping our Second Life store.  For those that don’t know, Second Life is a virtual world where you can create and sell items.  You get paid in virtual currency that you trade in for real money.

Second Life, usually referred to as SL, is how I kept up with my Airstream payments the year I was in Australia and couldn’t get a job.  We made outfits and boots mostly.

I also use SL for marketing purposes and wrote my book, No Money Marketing: All You Need Is Like on some of the tactics I used.  Since we came back to the US we haven’t done much with it and yet it’s managed to bring us around $50 USD a month.

This month we are dusting the old shop off and updating it.  To celebrate Valentine’s Day, and because he has infinite patience when working with tiny, complicated things, we created a line of wedding rings we called The Infinite Love Collection.  Each is for sale for $L 1299 or around $5 USD.  With no material costs and a potential market of millions of users this is serious playtime.

When I say “we” created a line I really do mean that we work together as a team.  There are two main parts of creation in SL: prims and textures.  Mr. Smith puts together all the tiny little beads and gems to create the jewelry.  I create colors and patterns of them.  My daughter Kyra also creates a line of clothing called Song’s Designs and we share materials and virtual shop space with each other.

I love creating but I’m not one for crafts because I never know what to do with the items I’ve made.  SL allows me to satisfy my creative urges, make some extra income from it and I don’t have to store anything.  As long as there is internet we have House of SilverJinx.

And now that I’ve shown off what we did today… back to work!

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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