How to Make Money in GTA Online

The massive success of the Grand Theft Auto series and its spin-offs has opened the door to opportunity for gamers who live (or play) in the UK. With the release of Grand Theft Auto Online earlier this year, it became officially available to play online. In it, players can engage in heists, robberies, and other illegal activities, as well as team up with friends to complete jobs together. In this article, we’ll tell you how you can make some extra cash in GTA Online so you can buy that shiny new car or laptop!

The Basics

Before you get started, make sure that you’ve downloaded the latest drivers for your graphics card and Xbox one/PS4. You can also visit the Rockstar website to get the game’s technical requirements. In short, you’ll need a decent PC (dual core processor and at least 4 GB of RAM), a modern Xbox/PS4, and an internet connection. Once you’ve got all of that, you can hit the ground running!

The Jobs

GTA Online rewards you for doing various jobs for criminals, which gives you the opportunity to make some quick cash. Completing these missions earns you money that you can spend on items in the game, but if you want to make real money you need to look for ways to make an extra buck. Here are some ways to make quick cash in GTA Online, some of which can be done in a relatively short amount of time, while others may require more effort:

Sell Your Body

One of the first things you’ll be asked to do in GTA Online is to sell your body for medical research. Don’t worry, this isn’t actually an optional side-mission as you’ll be forced to do this until your character becomes pregnant or until you reach the age of forty. The catch is, you’ll only be able to sell your body for money; the game will not allow you to become pregnant or to give birth as a result of selling your body. However, the scientific community has deemed that this research is necessary to save the lives of many people and ensure the advancement of medicine. If you decide to go along with it, you’ll be provided with a starter pack that includes an outfit for your avatar (a.k.a. your character), a pair of condoms, pregnancy wipes, and antibiotics. This pack will help you endure the repeated sexual encounters that are required of you.

Bike Bandits

If you’ve played Grand Theft Auto before, you’ll know that there are some cool bike sections in the game. You can speed down the motorways on vehicles with a top speed of over 120 km/h (75 mph), and get away with some serious damage too. In GTA Online, you can continue to use your bike in much the same way, but now you have the option of teaming up with up to three other players to form a gang and carry out robberies on the roads surrounding the city. You’ll be able to steal cars, trucks, and other vehicles, and it’s even possible that you may encounter other players on the streets; if this happens, you’ll have the option of robbing them or leaving them be. You can also create your own customized paint jobs for your bikes, adding a splash of colour to the grey concrete that is so common around the city. While this may not sound like a lucrative venture, the thrill of being a bike bandit is almost enough to make up for the time it takes to pull off these jobs, and the money that you make is fairly substantial.

Take On Aside Missions

A side-mission in GTA Online will frequently reward you with money or items that you can use in the game, but they’ll also provide you with an opportunity to make some quick cash. The most lucrative side-mission in GTA Online is called ‘Miner’s Pick-up’, and you’ll be driving a truck full of explosive gold nuggets across the map. You’ll be tasked with driving to various locations and picking up a certain amount of gold, which then becomes available for you to sell. For this particular side-mission, you’ll need a special truck that was created just for this task, which has much more potent weaponry than your average vehicle. Once you’ve picked up the required amount of gold, you can drive to a special shop where you can sell your items for high prices. Alternatively, you can sell your gold at a refinery where other miners can bid for your items. The last thing you want to do is keep all of this gold for yourself, because believe it or not, this is actually a lot of work!

Sell Your Weapons

If you’ve played a lot of First Person Shooter (FPS) games, you’ll know that weapon sales can be a quick way to make a buck. In GTA Online, you can go around the city holding up people with a gun in your hands, waiting for them to give you the money they have in their pockets, or if they’re lucky, make off with their wallet too. You’ll be able to hold up pedestrians, motorists, or members of law enforcement with a pair of machine guns, an assault rifle, or other weapons of similar damage. It would probably be best to avoid holding up people with a stinger missile or an RPG, as these are one-shots and not very profitable to sell, especially as you won’t be able to use them in the game. It is possible to create a black market for these items, but you’ll have to do some digging to make sure that you’ve got the right logistics in place before you start earning a profit from this endeavor.


If you’ve played any of the previous GTA games, you’ll know that there are some shady characters who will pay you to kill them enemies. For this particular venture, you’ll need a pair of pliers, a blow torch, batteries, wire, and other similar items. You’ll be able to go around the city and randomly stab people with a knife, set vehicles on fire, or batter them with a baseball bat. You’ll be able to do all of this for money, but this is a dangerous career and the police in GTA are not your friend. Once you get tired of being a mercenary, you can go back to being a normal citizen and look for a regular job.

Carry Out Heists

Grand Theft Auto has always been about carrying out robberies and other illegal activities, and with GTA Online, this has become an opportunity for players to do this for profit. In GTA, you’ll be able to break into various locations, rob the inhabitants, and then drive off in their cars or other vehicles. You can team up with up to three other players to accomplish these tasks, and earn a share of the spoils. If you want to keep track of your earnings and inventory, it’s best to use a specialized tool called a HUD (Heads Up Display), which will provide you with a mini-map that indicates the location of all of your fellow team mates and the general status of all of the jobs that you’re working on. If you find that this is too much information for you to keep track of, you can always opt to play solo or offline, as the game allows for both.

The bottom line is that GTA Online provides players with the opportunity to make money in a number of ways, some of which are very time-consuming. If you’re looking for a way to make some fast cash, consider one of these options. Otherwise, you might end up spending more money in the long run on items that you could have purchased with your earnings.