How to Make Money in GTA Online

The Grand Theft Auto series has always been a favorite of mine. The gameplay is very fun and the stories are interesting. It features some of the most well known and beloved characters in entertainment history. Since its release, the game has always been a money maker for Rockstar Games and the series has never been out of print. While originally released for the PS2, the game has since been ported to many other systems and is regularly featured on many online auction sites. It is available for both PC and mobile devices and is even available to play in a web browser via the Rockstar Games website. With numerous possibilities for gameplay and monetization, it is little wonder that the game has enjoyed such success.

GTA Online Guide to Monetization

Since the game’s inception, many different methods of making money in GTA Online have emerged. While in the beginning the game only allowed players to choose from a small selection of monetization methods, as of late this has changed significantly and there are now dozens of options available to players. With so much choice it can be hard to know where to begin. This article will walk you through the various options for monetization in GTA Online and how to make the most of each one. It will also discuss various ways in which players can make money outside of the game so that they can continue to fund their crimes.

Monetizing Within The Game

The most traditional method of generating revenue for GTA Online is unquestionably the traditional rackets that players can engage in. These range from traditional bank robberies to holding up stores and even entire cities. These types of activities provide the player with some of the easiest ways to make money in the game. Furthermore, many gamers tend to enjoy these types of activities and they add an element of fun that is usually missing from the rest of the monetization options. However, due to the nature of these kinds of activities, the game can be somewhat restrictive in terms of where the player can go and what they can do. In particular, it is heavily geared towards players seeking to make quick and easy money rather than those who want to engage in prolonged gameplay. On the plus side, these activities provide the game’s primary form of entertainment for players, generating hundreds of thousands of hours of gameplay each day.

Vending Machine Racket

One of the newer ways for gamers to make money is via the vending machine racket. Essentially, the player starts by liberating a vending machine from a gas station or store. Once they have it in their possession, they can use it to generate a steady income by selling various items for quick cash. These can include things such as snacks, drinks, and more. On one hand, this can be a really interesting way to make money since the game provides the player with a ready made audience of potential buyers. On the other hand, it can also be a bit of a hassle since it is often difficult to find a suitable location to keep the vending machine. If the player decides to keep it at home, this is usually a good idea since it provides them with ready access to their purchases. However, if they plan to use the vending machine at a public location, then this can become a problem since they will have to deal with passersby walking by and taking advantage of the free snacks and drinks. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem and it comes in the form of a lockable vending machine suitcase. This will make anyone believe that the player is actually a legitimate businessman or woman on his/her way to a big retail store. Nobody will think twice about what’s in the suitcase if the player decides to travel like that.


Another easy way for gamers to make money is via prostitution. In this scenario, the player either becomes a customer or a partner of a female prostitute. To start with, the customer can be anybody that the player wants. These can include friends, family, or total strangers. The player just has to choose a female prostitute that they want to work with and set the price that they are willing to pay for each service. It is also possible to set a time limit for the services and receive a refund if the player doesn’t get enough services in that time period. It should be mentioned that in order to do this, the player will have to find a safe place to meet with the prostitute. This could be at a hotel or a house party that they host. Even though this can be seen as a more legitimate means of making money, it is still somewhat of a grey area. What’s more, it can be difficult to establish a reputation as a reliable client if the player wants to keep their earnings clean. This is why many gamers choose to play it safe and keep their earnings to themselves.

Bail Blowing And Robbery

One of the oldest and most popular methods of making money in GTA Online is bail blowing and robbery. In this scenario, the player gets a call from a friend or acquaintance who is in need of some money. In return for helping them out, the player gets to choose from a number of jobs that they can complete. Some of the more common jobs that the player can do for a friend include beating up people for money, stealing things, and basically doing anything that the person requesting money will ask them to do. When the player finishes a job for a friend, they get paid and can choose to work for another friend or family member.

Smuggling And Drug Running

Another option for gamers to make money is via smuggling and drug running. In this situation, the player gets a call from a friend or acquaintance in need of some money. As before, the player chooses a job for the person who is requesting money but in this scenario, they are getting paid to smuggle and/or run drugs. While it is possible to commit some of the more traditional smuggling jobs for a profit, it gets much easier and more exciting to do it for charity. There are many different organizations that the player can choose from that they can contribute to via drug running and smuggling. This can include helping sick people, fighting terrorism, or providing security for embassies and other government buildings. Each mission provides the player with a sense of achievement and pride, while also providing them with some easy money.

Auction Houses

Another great way for gamers to make money is via the auction houses in GTA Online. In this case, the player either starts an existing business or goes to work for one. The most popular auction houses in the game include the San Andreas and Los Angeles auction houses. Once the player is working for an auction house, they can take on various tasks to make money. These can include posting bids for items that other players are selling, monitoring auctions for customers, or even setting up auctions for items that they want to sell. It should be mentioned that all of the money the player makes from working for an auction house will be clean and legitimate since they are a business. Therefore, this can be a great way to make money without having to worry about the law or getting robbed.

Even though there are dozens of options for gamers to make money in GTA Online, there is only one primary way to make money outside of the game. The player chooses to do business with Reuben’s Fish and Chips, a company that specializes in processing the fish that the player catches off the coast of Grand Bahama. The profit margin in this case is quite high since it is basically a money making machine. It should also be mentioned that this is a fantastic choice for gamers seeking to make a quick buck since it doesn’t require a huge investment and virtually anyone can get started. However, it is still a bit of a grey area as to whether or not this is actually considered a legit form of business. What’s more, it can be difficult to find a proper location to process the fish since they don’t store the fish locally. Therefore, anyone who decides to do this as a business will have to find a way to transport the fish a great distance from the coast of an island to the coast of another island. This can either be done legally or illegally, creating even more questions.