One of the biggest changes Rockstar Games made in the latest installment of the Grand Theft Auto franchise was the addition of a work-from-home feature. In Grand Theft Auto V, players will be able to work as drug mules, couriers, or assassins for hire as they navigate the chaotic streets of Los Santos and its surrounding areas. In order to successfully take them down, players will have to utilize every bit of skill they have in order to avoid getting apprehended by the police. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the game’s increased realism comes from its in-game economy. In the past, Rockstar Games would often use mission givers as a way of motivating players to complete certain actions. Now, the company is relying on a more mature, interactive economy that offers players a wide range of choices and a living, breathing world that continues to expand even after the game is finished.
In case you’re wondering, the “medium” warehouse in Grand Theft Auto V is equivalent to a three-bedroom house in the real world. It’s large enough to hold about 75 to 100 units of product, and since there’s no actual limits to how many players can play at once, you’ll always have someone else to share it with. But before you start making too much money, let’s discuss a few things you need to know.
Market Trends And Evolution
One of the first things you’ll want to do in Grand Theft Auto V is decide what kind of market you want to operate in. According to the game’s creators, one of the biggest trends emerging in 2018 is the “gig economy,” or the sharing economy as some people are now calling it. As more people gain more trust in online marketplaces, gig workers (or people working in the sharing economy) are able to offer their services far from home, creating flexible work environments and potentially opening up new business opportunities for those who are quick on their feet.
Working With And Against The System
One of the interesting things about the GTA series is how the developers constantly find new ways to bend or break the game’s rules. For example, Rockstar Games introduced the “Worker mod” (read the patch notes for more information) in which players can work for a variety of companies without fear of repercussion.
Similarly, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V decided to give players an incentive to become couriers by offering them a bonus if they bring in a certain amount of cash. While it’s great that players can enjoy a fresh new experience after all these years, it’s also important to remember that the game’s economy evolved as a result of game designers trying to find a way to keep players engaged.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to discuss a few additional considerations. Just like any other job, being a driver for hire in Grand Theft Auto V comes with its perks and its responsibilities. While you won’t have to deal with any real-world or social issues, you will need to be aware of a few key things.
Let’s talk about the perks first. Being a courier in Grand Theft Auto V is a highly lucrative career and comes with some impressive advantages. First off, you get to choose your own hours. Second, you get to set your own prices. Third, you can even decide to work for free in exchange for exposure in the industry. In other words, if you’re looking for a way to make some fast cash, the choice is yours.
As we mentioned earlier, working as a courier in Grand Theft Auto V comes with responsibilities as well. First and foremost, you need to ensure that your car is roadworthy. That means that it needs to pass basic safety checks (which you can buy or upgrade with practice) and that it needs to be in good condition. Additionally, you need to make sure that you are licensed and registered to drive. Finally, you need to set up a PayPal account in order to accept payment (more on this later).
In case you’re wondering, the responsibility of a middleman is to match two parties who want to work together but don’t know each other with the right business for the job. This person (usually a buyer or seller) determines the price and terms of the deal, negotiates with the parties to make sure everything is above board, and then helps the two sides come to an agreement. In short, you need to be a jack of all trades when it comes to being a middleman or broker. It might prove valuable to find businesses that specialize in certain areas such as trucking, aviation, or shipping and receiving.
How To Make Money In The Gig Economy
In case you’re wondering, there are five ways you can make money in the gig economy in Grand Theft Auto V. We’ll discuss each one briefly.
1. Deliver packages
One of the most basic ways to make money in the gig economy is to simply deliver packages. While the game doesn’t force you to drive any specific car, it does allow you to choose from a variety of rides including taxis, motorcycles, and even boats. Regardless of whether you decide to work alone or want to form a partnership, the only thing you need to do is find a package and then hand it off to the person who wants it. Because the gig economy is all about flexibility, it’s not uncommon for couriers to work on a per-project basis without any long-term commitments. Even though this might sound like a simple task, there are a lot of variables including weather, traffic, and the size of the package that you need to consider. The upside is that you get to choose your own hours and you can take breaks whenever you want. The downside is that this is probably the least taxing method of making money in the gig economy.
2. Become a drug mule
As we mentioned earlier, one of the biggest changes in Grand Theft Auto V is how the game’s creators evolved their in-game economy in response to game design trends and metrics. One of the biggest changes is that players can now work for hire as drug mules. In case you’re wondering, a drug mule is a person who carries drugs, usually for illegal purposes, usually for money. The responsibility of a drug mule is to bring the drugs from one location to another without getting caught. Unlike normal couriers, drug mules don’t necessarily need to be licensed or registered to drive. But, again, it really depends on your choices and how advanced you want to get with this particular mission. The upside is that this is probably the riskiest and most rewarding way to earn money in Grand Theft Auto V. The downside is that if the police catch you with the drugs, you’ll go to jail.
3. Start A Transportation Business
One of the more recent trends to emerge in the gig economy is transportation businesses. In these types of businesses, you act as a professional driver who gets paid per job. The responsibility of a transportation entrepreneur is to ensure that people (mostly other drivers) have the ability to pay for transportation to and from different places. Normally, these types of businesses require a large amount of capital to get started (think: expensive cars, lots of cash, and strong business plans) but have the potential to be very profitable. The advantage of this type of business is that you get to choose when and where you work. The downside is that you need to have a strong stomach because dealing with irate passengers is something you’ll have to get used to. The average ride will take 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic, so you’ll need to be prepared to drive a lot.
4. Start A Security Business
Another way you can make money in the gig economy is by starting a security business. In a security business, you provide security for large events or businesses. The responsibility of a security entrepreneur is to create a safe and secure environment for their clients. As a security guard, you will need to be trained in unarmed combat, how to appropriately respond to different situations, how to deal with rowdy crowds, and how to effectively use different tools and equipment. One of the biggest differences between a normal security guard and a professional security entrepreneur is that the latter gets paid per job while the former gets paid per hour. As a security guard, you only get paid when you’re actively working (more on this below). The upside of this type of business is that you get to pick your own hours and you can take breaks whenever you want. The downside is that this is probably the most un-flexible type of job since you need to be physically present at the location you’re protecting. In addition to this, you’ll need a strong stomach for dealing with irate or violent customers especially if you decide to work outdoors or on public transport.