By Hanniz Lam
It’s likely that you are already spending time in the metaverse, and by taking on one or more of these five lesser-known metaverse jobs, there’s a good chance that your wealth can grow tremendously.
1. Metareal-estate agent
Some of the world’s largest businesses and retailers are already buying land and building a virtual property. These early adopters snapping up virtual properties are keen to put down foundations in the metaverse in a rush to beat their competitors.
If you are in a fierce, competitive retail environment and you are in a physical showroom space and you’re on the internet, but you’re not using the metaverse, you’re missing one of the clear channels for selling products. Look at what happened with Gucci on the metaverse. They sold a virtual bag for more than the price of a physical bag in the real world. This is not going away
Finding popular virtual properties that you can eventually sell to customers with extra cash on hand is essential if you want to succeed in metaverse real estate.
As a real estate agent, you’ll be responsible for finding good properties and presenting them to potential investors. You can find clients on Discord servers or crypto-related subreddits, and you can pitch and sell your properties using public presentations or direct messages. With the right approach, you can earn a high income by selling metaverse real estate.
2. Game Project Connector
There’s no shortage of creators who need help with funding to create and launch a game. This is where you come in.
As a game project connector, you will be responsible for seeking out the best potential game projects on the Roblox forum and connecting these creators with investors willing to invest money into them in exchange for a share in the project.
3. 3D Modeler
As the metaverse universe expands, so does the demand for 3D assets. For individuals who possess the necessary 3D modelling abilities, this offers a rare chance. Anyone may become a 3D modeller with the correct equipment and some experience, and they can start making money by selling their works. Selling a single model might bring in hundreds of dollars.
4. Trader for digital assets
Digital assets, including NFTs, will be a key building block of the metaverse economy. NFTs are unique assets that are stored on a blockchain, such as Ethereum, Polygon or Solana. They serve as verifiable deeds to property that only exists in the virtual world. Their storage on a public blockchain provides security and authenticity and enables NFT mobility across applications. In 2021, NFT sales totaled $25 billion compared with $94.9 million in 2020, and this rapid growth is expected to continue.¹
Because NFTs authenticate ownership of virtual items and they represent value both now and in the future, they are poised to become a universal store of value for the metaverse.
NFT artwork has received significant attention lately, but almost any item can be turned into an NFT. For example, gamers can buy and earn utility NFTs, such as weapons or skins for gameplay. In the game Axie Infinity, players breed and collect NFTs of digital pets, which are called Axies. There is already a booming NFT land market in virtual worlds, such as The Sandbox and Decentraland. These metaverses allow users to create, develop, host and sell virtual properties. Each land parcel is an NFT.
You need to be able to identify which 3D assets will increase in value over time and purchase them at a low price so you can sell them for a profit later.
To start, find a concrete meta space, spend time there, and really put the effort into understanding and integrating into the community. Then you may use in-system markets like Roblox Items when you’re ready to buy and sell 3D models. Try trading systems like DMarket or Traderie if you wish to transact in multiple game metaverses at once.
If you have talent, being a wealthy and well-known influencer in the metaverse is not difficult. People like being entertained. While playing Roblox, you may attempt making funny YouTube videos to gain both ad revenue and fan donations.
In order to make your own gameplay videos, you should first find a metaspace that isn’t too busy, spend time in it, and start writing scripts there. You’ll become one of the early influencers in this field as the audience of that metaverse expands. To go viral, though, you’ll need to have patience and release videos consistently. By doing so, you might soon be on your way to making tens of thousands of dollars!
What do you think? Will you be starting a new side hustle in the metaverse?