There are many ways to earning money in Second Life, so far I only used one: camping.
Actually camping is not the best way to earn money very fast and make a fortune in-world, but when you are lazy and prefer enjoying life instead of sweating hard on any job, it can be an acceptable solution.
Several options are possible:
1-you camp during the day when you are at work
2-you camp during the night when you sleep
3-you create another avatar (an alt) and have it camping on another computer while you are enjoying your second life with your usual character.
I recently created an alt named Ono Kumaki who you can see on the pic camping at Edge
At this place there are around 20 chairs proposing different rates.
Currently (while typing these words) I am sitting on a chair that offers L$5 per 45 minutes, provided you are member of the group The Edge-Zecutives (otherwise it is 1L$ per 45 minutes...)
One chair I have on my left offers a rate of L$3 per 24 minutes, another one L$2 per 15 minutes, etc.
The problem of course is that when you want to get more money and you become member of this club, you are spammed with all kinds of messages not really interesting, for example:
[2007/10/13 18:04] Fizban Underwood: BLING!!! BLING!!! BLING!!! SHOW ME YOUR BLING!!!! ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD, BUT IT IS BLING!!! HUSTLE YOURSELVES TO THE EDGE AND SHOW OFF THAT BLING FOR A CHANCE TO WIN 600L!! DJ LILLANDRA LANCASTER WILL BE TAKING YOUR REQUESTS AND ROCKIN THE HOUSE! BEST MALE BLING 300L BEST FEMALE BLING 300L
[2007/10/13 18:06] Prickle Ling: /v
[2007/10/13 18:06] Karlo Antonelli: /x
-- End of Log ---
[5:31] Rogue Joliat: THATS RIGHT ITS THE BEST OF THE WORST AVI!! YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE IN YOUR WORST, UGLIEST AVI EVER!!! EVERYONE HAS ONE IM SURE SO GET DRESSED AND COME ON DOWN TO THE EDGE FOR SOME RAWKING GOOD TUNES AND FUN TIMES!! 200L BEST OF THE WORST AVI MALE 200L BEST OF THE WORST AVI FEMALE BLITTZ WEAVER IS YOUR RAWKING DJ!!!
[5:31] korey Meadowbrook: whoohoooottt runs o get ermm oogly
[5:32] Rogue Joliat: lolz
You see, not really interesting...
Ah! yes, there is in the middle of this example a line --End of Log ---, because I was disconnected (I lost my Internet connection) but the good news is that I didn't lose my money I earnt during camping:)
Nevertheless, if you want to be sure to get a minimum of money and are not sure of your connection (Internet or Second Life...) you'd better choose a chair that pays every 10 or 15 minutes.
Now if somebody has a proposal to get more money doing less effort, I buy it!
Oh! by the way, while I am thinking about it, of course if you want to camp during several hours doing nothing, it is necessary that you are not automatically disconnected by Linden for inactivity!!
When I began in Second Life I used tools (anti AFK, anti Idle...) that never worked, sometimes I even was connected during a whole night without using any tool at all, therefore there is apparently only one reliable solution that my friend Mana showed me (many thanks Mana for all you do for me!) and it is the following:
1-You activate the "Debug screen" with CTRL+ALT+D (Client and Server appear in your Menu bar)
2-You go through Client => Character => Character Tests
3-You uncheck the first line: Go Away/AFK When Idle
It's so easy that even me I can do it!
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen, US movie actor, comedian, & director (1935-)