In December of 2017 I began a journey. I bought a copy of the AVsitter system, joined their group, and randomly asked if anyone could talk me through how to use the system.
I have a small background in 3D design. I'm beginner at best, but I can make 3D objects better than I can draw. I wanted to make some new furniture in Second Life, and try to turn that in to a supplement to my SL income, and if things went well, I could expand it in to paying for my Real life. In my mind I had until September to get things rolling.
I met my current SL Boss Angie. She talked to me for hours that day, and got me to assist her in making the sit poses for one of her objects, all the while she told me every step of the process clearly, calmly, and enjoyed the amount of jokes, jabs and whatever else came up while we worked together. She offered me a job with her, and I accepted it with no hesitation. I could learn from her, help her with her business, and meanwhile I could work on my own chairs.
My first step out on my own was to put some real life money in to sit poses, and a few pre-made full perm items to animate. By the end of January I had invested $400 Canadian dollars in to this venture. (About $320 American).
Through January I learned a lot from Angie, and began to build my own organization methods for my sit poses, and put together my first chair. I thought I could open my store by mid-February, though by that time I had only finished two chairs of my own and had done a lot of posing work on Angies stuff. It wasn't an issue for me at all, but I missed my debut month entirely.
Mach hit, and I kept working as best I could, but some things happened in my real world that triggered my depression to a degree I couldn't get a hold of. This made my work on my own objects very difficult to keep up with, and I only finished 3 chairs by the end of it.
April 1st, I put all 3 of those chairs up online to the marketplace, and even picked up the Caspervend system to put my stuff inside of the Second Life world. It was a big step for me, and I even announced it proudly in the LGH Chat group (without putting up any info or links to follow the chat rules). It made me so proud to finally put myself out there, especially after I went through so much internal struggling.
Today I've sold... nothing. It's been a rough start. I don't know if my prices are bad (They are about as much as similar items on the market). I don't know if they look bad (I spent hours texturing and making the chairs with the included capability to change textures through a menu). I don't know if it's because I'm new. I don't know what I've done to just have my things sit there unnoticed.
I'm trying to hang on to hope as I write this. I'm trying to keep as positive as I can. In March I made my first post to these blogs revealing my personal struggles publicly, and those that have read this may know what I'm talking about. It's so hard to keep my chin held high when so much effort has been put in to so many things only for nothing to come of it.
If you wish to have a look at my stuff, I have them available on the marketplace here;
If you want to take a look, check out how they work, and give the poses a test, this is the LM;