Though Second Life has been with us for quite some time now, there are still a number of people who know nothing about it but want to join this awesome community. Joining Second Life is the easiest thing in the world.
The first step is to sign up and this you can do using the available avatars that are a hundred percent free at start up. Choose a unique name that mirrors your artsy personality. Remember, you will be known by this name all through Second Life’s inworld and you should therefore pick a memorable name that can be pronounced by all people. Avoid numerous numbers or special characters.
After signing up, you are going to be taken straight to the Welcome Island where you are supposed to log in with your username and new avatar. This is a very important step, take your time to familiarize with the island as it will teach you how to navigate through Second Life.
If you still have some questions, you can look up some of the tutorials which will guide you through the orientation process.
Personalizing your avatar is probably the most exciting thing and there are many tools to help you with this. You will find a vast number of outfits in your library folder that you can change into as you see fit. Take your time to play with the available editors that allow you to change your shape as you like.
Here you can also change your makeup, hair… basically everything about your appearance. Take this time to bring out the artistic and creative person within you. This is what other members are going to see and you definitely want to put your best foot forward.
How creative you are will help you attract some equally creative friends who are on Second Life and who are always willing to share their pro tips with you to make your Second Life experience even more memorable. Experiment with different color shades and see which makes your avatar look even better. At the end of the day, Second Life is all about great art and fun.