The Newbie Hub

New to Second Life, or perhaps just to avatar customization? Welcome to The Newbie Hub! Here you’ll find links to help you learn everything you need to know about making your Second Life avatar as awesome as you are. Whether you’re looking to create a realistic Second Life avatar, an animal avatar, or anything else you can learn helpful tips and tricks starting right here.

Informational Posts

Simply click on the section you’re interested in to show the posts in that category. Click the section again to hide the posts and move on.

Creating Your Avatar From Scratch

Have no idea what you want to do or be? This five step series will help you every step of the way. Whether this is your first avatar or your fifth, you’ll have a new avatar in no time just by following our simple guide.

Customization Basics

These posts help you learn exactly what different things like shapes, skins, appliers, and demos do.

Acquiring Products

Knowing how to build an avatar is wonderful, but you need to know where to get the parts!


And for everything else, there’s other. These posts are very helpful but don’t fit into the categories above.



Other Blogs

While I try to be as helpful as I can, you’ll always get more information by checking multiple sources. These blogs are some of my favorites for people new to Second Life blogs.

Strawberry Singh
    • Berry is one of the most well known and well loved Second Life bloggers.
    • You’ll find helpful information whether you’re a new player or not including:
      • Photography tutorials
      • Blog challenges
      • Information on Machinima
      • Live streams
Mesh Body Addicts
  • Mesh Body Addicts
    • Daria has created arguably the best resource for mesh product information.
    • You’ll find extremely in depth reviews of mesh heads and bodies making it easy to see what interests you.
      • You’ll also find posts about fitmesh products, events, and product updates.
    • The site also offers tutorials and and FAQ which is perfect if you find Mesh a little complex.
  • NessMarket
    • Nessija posts free and sale finds multiple times a day.
    • You’ll find tons of free and low cost products perfect for the shopaholic on a budget.
  • Fabulously Free In SL (FabFree)
    • A collaboration of multiple bloggers, FabFree brings you free content multiple times a day.
    • You’ll find posts about events and other ways to get new stuff absolutely free.

Image Credits

Head – Catwa: Daniel
Body – Slink: Physique Male
Hands – Vista: Prohand Slink (V1 Beta)
Skin – Nivaro: Norman in Lion Tone (04)
Shape – Catwa: Daniel
Shirt & Tie – Artizana: Nidolo VIII
Vest – Artizana: Nidolo VIII
Pants – Artizana: Nidolo VIII
Head – LeLutka: Simone
Body – Maitreya: Lara
Shape – Regeneration: Asia
Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins: Rain
Hair – TRUTH: Rogue
Eyes – Catwa: Mesh Eyes
Earrings – Swallow: Groupie Gold Earrings
Choker– Swallow: Chic Collar
Dress – Silvery K: Feather Backless Dress
Background/Pose – Image Essentials
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