Earning cash online by playing games is a lot of fun. But after the Weblo.com scam, no one really believes that it’s possible to make money online playing games. But I’ve got some good news for you, there is a website which has taken Weblo idea way further.
WhatsYourPlace.com, which was originated in Germany and has just launched its English speaking version. Here, the concept is pretty much the same as the Weblo’s one, but here real world places are sold using Google Maps.
However, most members do not buy places solely in order to make money, but to showcase their emotional attachment to certain places, to share their memories and passion with the wider community – a platform for location enthusiasts.
The advantage of this approach is that WYP is not a pyramid scheme – just like diamonds, there are lots of people buying the virtual places to use them. That value in using is the necessary foundation for any virtual good to work as trading object with sustainable appreciation.
So what are the ways to make money on the Internet with WhatsYourPlace.com?
That’s is the main question that bothers me. According to the press release
* Travelers may buy their favorite holiday spot as virtual souvenir
* Activists occupy locations related to their cause and thereby reach potential supporters
* Supporters of rock stars or sports teams may buy a stadium as fan ground and invite other fans to that place
* Traders claim famous places and aim for resale at a profit
* People with any place-related field of interest (architecture, history, nature, movies etc.) may buy the related location and share their passion with like-minded people
* Couples may buy the spot where they first met as „partner place“
* Business owners may buy any place that somehow represents their business concept and thereby reach their target customers. The search engine listing of each place and the possibility to add URL links further adds to the marketing potential
* Location evangelists find a great opportunity to exclusively showcase their favorite place in the world
Earning money is not stated, here, so I’ve asked the administrator of this website. According to the reply, you can earn cash with WYP. The deal is that it’s like real estate, the land gets more pricey (assuming that WhatsYourPlace.com gets more popular).
Anyways, the website does look pretty cool, and I think that it can be a great present for someone you like. And if you own the virtual land, you can sell it anytime and earn if the land gets more expensive.