While the world was still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, a second one struck the gaming world. This time it was Grand Theft Auto (GTA). The series is known for its realistic gunplay and brutal crimes, and now many people are choosing to cash in on the trend of violence in games by taking advantage of the in-game economy.
The gaming industry took a massive hit as gamers were afraid to step foot in a game store or log on to a website they perceived to be unsafe. Although the industry has mostly recovered, the stigma attached to gaming has not. Thankfully, as with most things in life, there are now more options than ever for those looking to make easy money online.
Here’s how you can make money online in GTA 5:
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS)
DFS is one of the larger marketplaces where you can make money online from home. You can create teams of athletes and place bets on how those teams will perform in real life in the forthcoming days. If you bet on the RIGHT team, you could potentially make a lot of money.
The appeal of DFS is that it is a game that can be enjoyed by anyone. You don’t necessarily need to know anything about sports to place bets or win. You just have to have an internet connection, a microphone, and a computer or mobile device to access the site.
While DFS does offer competitive perks, the biggest draw is that it is a simple way for anyone to make a quick buck.
Another easy way to make money online is to sell your old trading cards. Most games allow you to purchase gems with real money which you can then use to buy cards that give you an advantage in-game. These cards can then be sold for profit.
To start, go to Trade Cards on Nintendo Switch Online and load up on gems. You will then have to make the decision to either sell your cards for cash or keep them for the game.
If you choose to sell them, you can take advantage of the market by setting a price that is reflective of the true value of the cards. Don’t expect to make a huge profit, but you could easily make a few hundred dollars if the demand for your cards is high.
If you’re looking for the purest form of gaming, you could do a lot worse than to visit the casino in Las Vegas. There you can play many different games including slots, blackjack, roulette, and craps. Most casinos offer these games and more with the turn of a card or button and the chance to win big is certainly appealing.
The downside is that you are playing against the house, and even when you win, you’ll lose a percentage of your earnings. Still, if you’re looking for a way to make quick money, it’s hard to beat the house advantage in slots.
If you’re a fan of poker, you could try your hand at the world’s favorite game online. On many websites, you can play for free or with fake money, so there’s no risk of losing any of your funds. Additionally, some sites let you play for real money against other players. The downside is that to make money you have to be an active participant in at least a few games per day. You can easily lose money if you don’t play frequently enough or if you play with the wrong people.
Red Light District
The adult industry is another large market where you can earn some extra cash. Most places in San Andreas’ red light district allow for things to be bought and sold. You can create an account on RedLightDistrict.com and make money by taking orders for sex. You will then have to decide whether you want to engage in real-life interactions with the customers or if you want to role-play the scene and send the customers virtual gifts that you purchase with your virtual currency. The advantage to this gig is that you can do it from the comfort of your home.
The downside is that you will most likely not make much money unless you’re working in a call center fielding inbound phone calls from customers ordering sexual services. You can expect to make about $600 to $1800 per month depending on how many calls you’re taking and how many hours per day you’re working. You will most likely not be able to save any money while you’re establishing your business because investing in technology and hiring people to take calls for you is expensive. The good news is that you can build up your savings and eventually invest in more productive things like a house or a car.
Surfing The Web
If you’re a web surfer looking for money, you could take advantage of the traffic that the internet generates. Many gig-working websites let you take a survey or join a panel and earn a few bucks from home. For example, Survey Junkie pays you to take surveys about products you’re already using. Just make sure you register with the proper website before you get started.
Start A Blog
Blogs aren’t just for fun these days. Many large website platforms like Amazon and Google make money from their blogs. If you create a blog for your own business purposes, you can start to build a following and eventually gain some credibility when it comes to your expertise in your industry. The advantage of a blog is that you can write about anything you want to and don’t have to worry about breaching NDA’s or being banned from talking about certain topics. Your blog can be about gaming, lifestyle, business, or anything else and can become a source of information that others trust.
Make sure to build your blog using a reputable platform like WordPress so that you can take advantage of the many features it has to offer. Once you have your blog set up, start posting regularly so that Google knows you’re a reliable source of information and so that your blog begins to attract visitors. At this point, you can promote your blog around social media using relevant hashtags to increase the likelihood of your posts being seen by the right audience.
Get A T-shirt Design Done
If you’re a fan of music and fashion, you can make a lot of money producing and selling T-shirt designs for bands, artists, and brands. You could look for an emerging artist who you think is talented and stylish and offer to design their T-shirt for free or with a minimal price. You’ll then need to create and design the T-shirts in high quality so that they look just like the artists’ original artwork.
The advantage to this venture is that you can work remotely and set your own hours so you can work when you want to. It is a very flexible and can be quite lucrative if you play your cards right. The downside is that it takes a lot of work to get started. You’ll need to create artwork, identify suitable t-shirt designs, and then find artists who you think are talented enough to afford your services.
Blow Up Some Phones For Cash
If you enjoy destroying expensive electronics, you could try your hand at electronic scrap buying and selling. At this point, you’ll need to put your skills to the test and establish yourself as a reliable buyer and seller of electronic components. You’ll need to do research into the pricing structures of different manufacturers and distributors so that you can negotiate the best price possible when you make bids for large orders.
The advantage of this gig is that you can operate entirely online. There are plenty of opportunities to make money online without having to leave the comfort of your home. Whether you want to try your hand at online marketing, taking advantage of affiliate programs, or just want to create and sell product reviews, there are many ways to make money online without having to get a traditional job.