Second Life's, can be earned in a variety of ways. Some people, for example, hold down virtual jobs on the site while others sell unique clothing styles. Linden dollars also can be on the company's own version of the stock exchange. One Second Life virtual-real-estate agent recently claimed to have become .
The possibility of making real money from virtual creations is the subject of the latest episode of the BBC show The Money Programme, which is scheduled for broadcast on Friday. The episode features reporter Max Flint, who explores moneymaking options in a variety of online worlds--including Second Life and Lord of the Rings Online. The show will also be on traditional TV and within Second Life itself.
The Money Programme was first broadcast in 1966, and is a popular finance and business affairs TV show in the U.K., broadcast on the BBC2 channel. Its guests have included Britain's prime minister, Tony Blair, Virgin Group entrepreneur Richard Branson,and media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
This episode of The Money Programme can be seen at the Rivers Run Red Cinema in Second Life (coordinates 200, 123, 45) at 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. British Summer Time.
Emma Boyes reported for GameSpot UK.