People Make Real-life Money on Meta’s Metaverse

People Make Real-life Money on Meta’s Metaverse

Mark Zuckerberg has lost billions of dollars by changing his company’s name from Facebook to Meta and developing the metaverse project.

The latest quarterly earnings report said the company had already lost $9.4 billion this year.

Moreover, Mark Zuckerberg said he expects the number keeps increasing as he continues building out the metaverse world.

Horizon Worlds, Meta’s largest metaverse platform, has less than 200,000 monthly active users, way below its goal of 500,000.

However, there are some “metaverse entrepreneurs” who make real-life money in Horizon Worlds.

One of them is Aaron Sorrels, who opened a virtual comedy club in Horizon Worlds called Soapstone Comedy Club.

Last week, Soapstone Comedy Club received an average of 15,000 users who stayed for 20 minutes.

Sorrels uses Meta’s monetization tools to create “applause credits,” a kind of standing ovation for performers.

Sorrels makes some money from Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse, but he refuses to reveal exact numbers. Besides, people can also pay $9.99 to get their username added to the comedy club’s supporter wall.

Some people even make a full-time living in Meta’s metaverse, including a metaverse creator based in California, Alexis Dimas.

He joined Mark Zuckerberg’s Horizon Worlds two years ago and learned how to build “worlds” using the platform’s developer toolkit.

Until now, he has published more than 25 different worlds on Meta’s platform.

Perhaps, Mark Zuckerberg will also enjoy his “Skybridge” world, where users can walk across a bridge in the Himalayas mountain range.

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