Welcome to another edition of “How to Make Money in GTA Online”, where we’ll teach you everything you need to know about making money in the massively popular game. Whether you’re a pro player looking to improve your financial situation or simply want to know what it takes to pull in some extra cash, this article is for you. So sit back, relax, and get ready to earn some money.
The Basics of GTA Online
If you’re new to GTA Online or simply want to brush up on your general knowledge of the game, here’s a short primer on the basics of making money in GTA Online.
- The game is available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
- As with any online game, you’ll need a reliable internet connection to play.
- Rockstar has tried to keep the game relatively unbiased, offering a variety of methods to earn money.
- While there are certain ways to make money directly in the game (e.g., taking part in a heist or completing various story missions), the majority of the gameplay involves simply driving around and performing various tasks for people (e.g., delivering packages, protecting witnesses, or helping out with cash transactions).
- These “jobs” are mostly optional, meaning you don’t have to struggle to make money the traditional way (i.e., via microtransactions).
- You’ll find many ways to make money in GTA Online, but here are the top five sources of income.
- Job Seeking: Looking for a job? You can find many roles available, from delivery expert to security guard. Doing any of these jobs will not only allow you to make money, but will also allow you to improve your social status. The more employers you can get to notice you, the better.
- Mining: Want to make some quick cash? You can turn to the dirt piles scattered around the map for diamonds, rubies, and other resources. Some of these resources can be sold for higher prices than what you’d get for selling vegetables, so it’s certainly worth it to invest in a pickaxe. Unfortunately, mining equipment is quite expensive, so you may have to save up for a while before being able to enter this particular industry.
- Bounty Hunting: Are you skilled at searching for criminals and dangerous individuals hiding in the shadows? You can make a nice side income by tracking down wanted individuals, offering them a taste of the luxurious lifestyle they’re accustomed to. Whether you’re doing this for cash or for fame, the choice is yours.
- Thief-Hunter Jobs: Similar to bounty hunting, but for doing good rather than for finding evil doers, you can become a thief-hunter. This particular job allows you to earn money while helping the police bring dangerous criminals to justice. You’ll find that many of these jobs require you to rob banks, safes, and armored cars, putting you in direct conflict with the law. Be careful what you wish for…
- Luxury Sales: Do you have a taste for luxury goods and expensive furniture? You can use your position to your advantage, becoming a luxury sales person for high-end brands. This is a great way to earn quick cash, as you’ll simply need to convince people to buy expensive items, from diamonds to mansions.
- Drug Sales: You can also sell drugs for a living… as long as you’re not too good at getting high. You’ll just need to decide how much you’re willing to risk for the amount of money you’re looking for. Remember, however, that this is very risky business, and you could end up in a lot of hot water if your customers find out about your hobby.
The Options You Have
Now that you know the “basics” of making money in GTA Online, let’s take a look at the various options available to you to make extra cash.
The first and most obvious (but also the easiest) way to make money is to take part in armed robberies. Simply find a crew and you’ll be able to dive into any mission, passing off as many cars as possible while avoiding the police. This industry is highly competitive, however, and it’s extremely difficult to make as much money as you could if you’re just following the paths laid out for you by others. You’ll need to find your own way of getting the job done or risk getting outed as an imposter. It’s also important to keep in mind that these are dangerous waters, and you could very well end up in a situation where you’re forced to shoot someone out of self-defense.