The future of web money making lies in web communities such as Poupee girl (pupe.ameba.jp), Gaiaonline, and other online communities like Second Life, There, IMVU– basically game online communities where everyone has a customized avatar and the site uploads new items to be bought so users can pimp out their avatars. With web money. For poupee girl, it’s a system of ribbons. For Gaiaonline, it’s good. Same for Neopets, which I haven’t played for years but I’m sure the community is still going strong. Here are communities on the web where you have to make virtual money and when certain events come up and rare items are for sale for your avatars, you’re tempted to use REAL money to buy online currency, to buy intangible items for your avatar, which by the way is made up of nothing more than mere pixels, shown on your computer screen.
These gaming communities become an obsession– you want all the best and expensive items for your characters– You’re always on the community, you’re always commenting, and you feel ashamed to buy online currency for pretty clothes for your avatar to wear, when you can in fact buy real clothes for you to wear yourself. If there are a few things that will never die even during recessions, it’s ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD INDUSTRY, and HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. Seriously. You have NO IDEA how many millions and billions online communities are making off of teens and even working people– through selling virtual items. It’s crazy!
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