I'm new here, so I'm still trying to figure out how much the money here's really worth. I'm not sure if I'm making a good amount or if I'm really poor, so could you give me a hint as to what's a good amount of money to have? What's poor, what's rich?
What I'd suggest is to build up your 'dream' avatar first, so you'll have a target amount.
Don't worry about being poor or rich if you can get the items you desire...unless you plan to play the market, I no longer know what the initial gold amount ought to be to start buying/selling in the exchange nowadays.gonk
There was one point in time when 1 mil = rich.
We have so much variety on Gaia now that you can make a decent avatar with 100k-200k.
So, the definition of "rich" is really sort of not as obvious as it used to be say 5 years ago.
Definitions of rich and poor really vary. The GCD has a lot of very rich users so I don't know if it's best to come here to look for averages. You also have people like me who managed to get lucky a few times and have more gold than they normally would. cat_rofl
On that note... You can still make some great avatars with even a little bit of gold. The gold shops are a great place to start for base clothing items like shirts, pants, jewelry, and some other accessories. Thanks to the Random Item Generators, there are a lot of low cost cash items so you can get not only clothing items and accessories, but backgrounds, pets, and handheld items like weapons. (gold shops have some handheld items but not many) There's even a thread where people regularly post cash items that you can get for good gold prices.
If you're going solely on account worth, I'd say anywhere above 400 million in total worth is upper class rich. There are people on Gaia worth billions too, which is either to do with very old collectibles, exemplary exchanging prowess, doing high level alchemy or a combination of all three.
Upper middle class would start at like 200 mil in overall worth. Most people are in the lower-middle class range from 10 mil to 200 mil. Though that's just on account worth, and it's just my assessment of things. It's hardly anything concrete, just founded on my view of item worth and all that stuff. It's really not that hard to gather about 5-10 mil in account worth these days though.
Someone suggested making a dream avatar with tektek.org, and that's a pretty good start. 3nodding
If you want good money, I'd be sure to check out the Gaia Aquarium forums.
Also, try playing HoC (Under Games) for essence, and then trading it for gold.
1 point = 10 gold. wink
Another tip I've seen is to collect trash in towns and sell it in the market place.
"Rich" means usually owning items that easily go into the millions, billions, and (in the case of items like the Angelic Halo) items with no definable price at all! The bottom-point baseline for "rich" is at least having achieved 1 to 2 million.
"Middle class" would be around 1 mil to 100k.
Anything below 100k is "Poor."
If you want to make money, buy one or two RIG/Chance Item Bundles and sell them on the Marketplace. Don't touch the money and repeat this monthly until you reach your desired goal.