Monday, 15 October 2007

When we last saw our three first round winners of the “Get Rich” competition, they were graciously accepting their prizes.

Last week, two of the three had established their presence on Elysian Isle – Lillith Anatine with several kiosks placed strategically around the Isle that map optimal sales traffic for her products and Bianca Zanetti - who has a retail reporting tool she is marketing - with a lovely two-story shop.

“I have my website up and running complete with a working demo,” said Zanetti. “My store is up and running at Elysian Isle, and now I am marketing the service. I have put it on the Second Life site and am putting the word out there.”

Zanetti has also begun dropping note cards in to various store owners and has an associate who is working with her on commission to try to bring in customers.

Anatine has Four HippoVEND vendors on the Isle and a backup server for them.

“I was hoping to set up 5 or so single vendors in unexpected places in the sim, say, at the end of the pathway in the Forest of Dennis. That way I could have used the arrows that point to the path as arrows that point to my vendor,” said Anatine who explained that she was given two small parcels so doubled up on vendors to make them visible from either side.

She also rented three more locations in malls around SL for her vendors. She hadn't advertised what she is doing at the time due to RL deadlines.

Real life issues has kept the third winner, Angel Slocombe, from setting up shop and the space is currently empty awaiting her school for emotive language in virtual worlds.

Said Anatine about her efforts in the competition, “I do not believe in putting all of my eggs in one basket so with a variety of products to offer in a variety of locations there will be something there for everyone. If everyone in SL knows where to find me, and anyone can find something that speaks to them in some meaningful way once they do find me, I hope to gain a large and loyal customer base that is willing to refer their friends to me as well.”

Visit our contestants on Elysian Isle.

And stay tuned to this blog to see how the contestants are doing!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Good luck to the three winners!