Second Life Now Selling Starter Packs on Amazon - New Revenue Stream for Linden Lab (and SL Blogs!)
In a bid to add new revenue streams to Second Life that will replace its waning virtual land tier, Linden Lab is now selling Second Life starter packs (Linden Dollars and vehicles) on Amazon, via a clever sales system that links your Amazon account to your SL account. To judge by reviews of this starter pack above, a lot of veteran SLers are buying them. Since it looks like you need an existing SL account to even buy these items from Amazon, it's apparently aimed at the current userbase, and as such, is a pretty good idea for driving new revenue. Speaking of which, I added New World Notes' Amazon Affiliate code to the links in this post, so if you buy an SL Starter Pack, this blog gets a small cut of the proceeds. If you have a blog or an another kind of SL-related site of your own, I'd recommend trying it out as well. Maybe SL bloggers can get a new revenue stream of their own too.