Friday, December 5, 2008
10 Ways Lively can make money
1 - T-shirts and Avatar clothing for Sale - Let companies "buy" t-shirt space or let companies "bid" on spaces in lively -- livelyzens will agree to wear the corporate t-shirt or a logo that week that is up for bid - this would be an easy free way for supporters support it. Every avatar would have a "logo spot" -- and on that spot would appear that days bidder. Each avatar could also specify a rating (see rooms below) and specify their interests so the advetising that appears on their clothing would be more targeted to that type of person. The best advertising is that of people who use the service.
2 - Pay for "eyeballs" - Let users "pick" their advertising "bling" of the day -- what they support and like -- then, the advertisers pay google for each avatar that picks their bling and pays by how many other avatars "see" the advertising "bling" -- literally paying for "eyeballs" -- something that cannot be done in the real world.
3 - Advertising billboards - people who support lively can designate spaces in their rooms to allow advertising to rotate through the rooms - again, this would be for bid. Let each person rate their room as to its use -- G - general audiences E - education, etc - this would allow targeted ads to get to the right people.
4 - Avatars - The companies can also create avatars to go in the worlds to advertise their products to other people.
5 - Commercials - Companies can stream commercials into the room. Events of certain categories can have "sponsors" who sign up to support that type of event.
6 - Products - Companies can put virtual products that they make in real life in the room
7 - Donations - Google can ask for donations.
8 - Rooms - Google can charge to make each room
9 - Ads - Google can show ads before people actually enter the rooms.
10 - Company rooms - The companies can create their own rooms that are bigger and better than the rooms that normal people can make, and they can advertise in their own rooms.
I think that if we want to keep Google Lively alive, that Google should allow companies to advertise so that Google can make money by having Lively.
Written by: Nole52, and Brooks02