After playing the latest installment in the Grand Theft Auto series many times and being completely addicted to the game, I’ve started to wonder… is there any way that I can make quick money on GTA 5 Online?
The answer is yes, and it’s actually quite easy if you know where to look. We’re going to show you just how to make easy money on GTA 5 Online, and how to quickly rack up some extra cash without risking too much in the process.
Before we get into it, let’s first take a quick look at the game itself. If you’ve never played GTA before, the basic gameplay is fairly simple and doesn’t require an extended introduction. But for those that are already fans of the series, you can learn more about GTA 5 here.
Basically, you play as a criminal mastermind who just so happens to be an expert driver and knows exactly where to go when there’s money to be made. Your task is to roam around the city and survey the traffic lights to see which ones are red and which ones are green. When a red light is on, you know that there’s a good chance that there will be a police car or an ambulance behind it, and you stand a chance of getting pulled over. When a light is green, on the other hand, it usually means that there isn’t much foot traffic or vehicle traffic in the area.
Once you’ve picked your starting area, you navigate to where you want to go. The traffic system in GTA is pretty well thought out, and it can actually be a lot of fun driving around the city just to see what happens when you turn a corner. You can’t really get stuck in traffic because there will always be another intersection or road that you can turn onto.
After you’ve picked your destination, you proceed to cruise around looking for potential money-making opportunities. One thing that I particularly like about GTA is how vibrant the city is. Aside from being able to survey the traffic lights to see what they are set to, you can actually walk around the city and get a feel for what it’s like to be there. You’ll notice that many of the interiors seem to have been designed with inspiration drawn from the 50s and 60s, and they really do give off this vintage vibe that has been lacking from most large-scale online games in recent years.
The Great Outdoors
Now that we’ve covered the basics of GTA, it’s time for us to get down to business and show you where you can make some quick cash. As the title suggests, you can actually make money off-road. The only difference is that you’re driving on a surface that isn’t completely packed with cars, so it’s a lot more peaceful outside than it would be inside a busy expressway. It’s still not particularly safe to be driving on a dirt road, as there are all kinds of animals, including the occasional bear, that you have to watch out for. But to be honest, the danger is more or less in the game’s name. You’re a criminal after all. You’ve got to expect that at some point or another, you’re going to get into an off-road accident or caught by cops.
To be able to make money off-road, you’ll need an RV (recreational vehicle). These are the ones that can be hired at campgrounds or just like that, parked on the side of the road. The great thing about RVs is that they come fully equipped with all the necessities you could need for a road trip. You don’t even have to think about food or drink because the camp kitchen comes with everything you need, including ice cream makers and a fully stocked refrigerator. It’s funny how much cooler it is when you’re driving on the open road than it is when you’re in a dusty suburb somewhere.
Before we wrap up this section on how to make quick money on GTA 5 Online, let’s talk about what you need to do after you’ve made your first sale. The first thing you’ll want to do is register the vehicle with the state, and then register as a seller with the appropriate agency. In my state, that would be the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).
Once you’ve done that, the next step is to take a look at the laws in your area regarding what to do with the money you’ve made. Some states have very loose regulations about what you can and cannot do with the money, while others have much more stringent guidelines. It’s important to know what the rules are in your area before you start trying to circumvent them. Knowing the legal aspects of off-road driving is also important because there are actually different categories of cars that you can drive on dirt roads than you can drive on public highways. For example, if you’re driving an RV on a state highway, you’re violating a few different laws because it’s not only illegal to drive on a highway with an RV that’s more than 10 years old, but it’s also against the law to use a cell phone while you’re driving.
For the best experience, I’d recommend that you do some research into the local laws and then pick a state with fairly loose regulations. There are ways around most of the laws, but if you get pulled over by a police officer, you’ll have a hard time explaining the reason why you’re breaking the law. Also, make sure that you’re not violating any vehicle or equipment violations while you’re out there driving. It’s not just about earning quick cash, you also want to be sure that you don’t hurt yourself or the environment while you’re there. The last thing anyone wants is to get into a car accident and land in the hospital with a broken leg or worse. That’s why it’s so crucial to register your vehicle and know the rules in your area before you start making any illegal road trips.
Let’s say for a moment that you’ve decided to break the law and see what all the fuss is about. You’ve registered an RV and started picking up some extra cash. How are you going to spend it? One option would be to use your earnings to buy expensive cars or go on extravagant holiday cruises. That’s probably not what you had in mind when you started making money.
The better route would be to use your money to purchase virtual goods or services in the game. There are several options, such as buying GTA coins, gold, or cash in-game. Another way to earn money in GTA is by doing jobs for people. There are various ways to make money in GTA online, but none of it is as easy or as fun as just playing the game.
Even if you do everything correctly up until this point and you start making a decent amount of money, you’re probably not going to feel good about yourself. After all, this is a game we’re talking about, and everyone knows that nothing good ever comes from playing games. But here’s the thing: you’re playing the game for fun, and that’s the important thing. You’re not supposed to feel good about yourself when you’re playing, you’re supposed to have fun. So if you start to feel bad, you might want to stop playing and do something else.
Besides, there are plenty of ways to make money in real life that don’t require you to break the law or even use your computer. If you’re looking for ways to make extra cash, why not look into some of the legitimate ways of making money instead of relying on an online game to fill your pockets? Some of the options include:
- Sell your photos on Etsy
- Start a blog
- Take on contracts to remodel rooms or do home repairs
- Start an online store
- Be a freelancer and take on projects online
There are plenty of ways to make money that don’t take a lot of time to find. Instead, you can spend hours upon hours just trying to find the best deal on that extra tank of gasoline you need for your car. Or, you could make money off-road just by parking on the side of the road and watching traffic flow by. The options for how to make quick cash in GTA are endless, as long as you know where to look. Don’t get discouraged when you first started out. Believe it or not, this is a common complaint among new players. But after you’ve played for a while and made some money, you’ll realize that there’s a lot more fun to be had in the game than there is in breaking the law.