How to Make Money on Red Dead Redemption Online

Welcome to TNW’s Guide to Making Money, where we’re exploring ways to earn cash in a completely new way — using online means.

In today’s world, the lines between work and play, online shopping and social engagement, have blurred. While some prefer to keep their money in digital form and treat their smartphone as a miniature wallet, the reality is that traditional finance still exists and operates across all platforms.

That being said, the world of money making can be accessed and enjoyed from the comforts of your home. Whether you choose to play by the rules or find a way to make an exception, there’s an opportunity to make some cash and have some fun.

The Basics

To get started, you’ll need a reliable internet connection, a microphone, and a comfortable gaming chair. If you’ve got those things, you can immediately begin playing Red Dead Redemption Online.

The game is available to download and play on the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. If you own one of these platforms, you can dive into the action right away. If you’re playing on a mobile device or tablet, you’ll need to download the app and then connect with Big Fish Games via the network.


The first thing you’ll need to do is choose which tasks you want to perform and how much you’ll charge for completing them. The basic options are:

  • Robbery — take on the role of a bank robber and commit as many heists as you can. The more daring and intricate your heists, the bigger the reward!
  • Mining — find and mine as much gold as you can within a certain amount of time. The longer you work, the more you’ll earn.
  • Hunting — earn your money the old fashioned way as a gunfighter. Take down as many targets as you can in a shootout.
  • Thriller — take on the role of a hit man and eliminate as many people as you can in an exceptionally creative storyline.
  • Race — participate in a variety of car races against other players. The more you participate, the more you earn.
  • Command — lead a horde of zombies to your heart’s content in this open-world game where the fun never ends.
  • Sniper — become the best sniper in the game and pull off some incredible kills for money.
  • Explorer — chart a course for fame and fortune as you search for rare treasures hidden around the globe.
  • Survival — live off the land and hunt for your meat, vegetables, and fruit. Take down as many animals as you can to stay alive.
  • … and much more!

As you can see, there are a tonne of ways to make money in Red Dead Redemption Online. The choice is yours as to which one you want to pursue.

The majority of the game’s tasks can be completed for free. You don’t need to spend a penny to get started, apart from some micro transactions for some extra services (which aren’t mandatory). In-app purchases aren’t available, either.

How Much Should You Charge?

The price you charge for your services will determine how much money you actually make. You could set a daily limit on how much you’ll work for, or set a weekly limit, and stick to it. You’ll have to monitor how much you charge based on how difficult and time-consuming the tasks are. If you want to make a decent amount of money, you’ll need to charge at least $20 per hour — and that’s assuming you work in bursts of five or ten minutes.

The Good Thing About This Option

One of the amazing things about this option is that you get to set your own hours. You don’t need to be bound to any one place or time to work. Instead, you can log on whenever you want and perform tasks as quickly or as slowly as you please. You can even take breaks whenever you need them and come back later. You won’t be penalised for taking a coffee break or a short lunch break.

Another advantage is that you can decide how much you want to earn. Unlike some other money-making opportunities, such as getting a job or joining a money-making club, where you’re given a set amount of money to make a certain amount every month, with this option you get to decide how much you want to earn. Plus, you won’t have to report your earnings to anyone. You can keep all the money you make and no one will know, except you and Big Fish.

The Disadvantage

The bad thing about this option is that it’s quite labor intensive. You will need to set your own hours, which means you’ll have to be prepared to work when others aren’t. You’ll also have to be dedicated to your work. You won’t be able to take time off to go on holidays or to visit friends and family. You’ll also have to be prepared to do some paperwork involved in taking down clients. You won’t be able to relax and take a vacation after working hard all week. As a freelancer, you’re often working hard to earn enough money to pay your bills and have some left over.

Plus, you’ll need to be comfortable working for yourself. Eventually, you’ll want to work your way up to taking on clients and getting paid directly rather than relying on commissions. You’ll also need to be prepared to deal with a lot of rejection. While you’re bound to earn some money, the chances of you finding a paying customer are slim. Unless you’re prepared to work hard and put in the time, this option is unlikely to make you rich.

How Does This All Fit Together?

Overall, this is a fantastic way to make some extra cash. You get to choose what you want to do and how much you want to charge for it. Plus, you get to set your own hours and take time off when you need to. This is ideal for someone with a demanding schedule, or for someone who wants to work remotely and be able to take a break whenever they want.

Working online means you get to take down clients and complete tasks wherever and whenever you want. If you have a few hours to spare, you can browse the internet for fun or go for a walk. You can’t do that if you’re working for someone else, especially if they have a set schedule they have to stick to.

Plus, you can do all this from the comfort of your home. You don’t need to worry about getting fired, or about what might happen if you don’t show up for work. You can work remotely, or from inside a café if you like. While the internet connection can be slightly slow when compared to a fast mobile connection, that’s a minor issue. You can work anywhere you have an internet connection and don’t need to worry about being disconnected because the network is busy.

Final Takeaway

Red Dead Redemption Online is a fantastic way to make quick cash. You get to choose what you want to do, how much you want to charge for it, and how long you want to work. You also get to set your own hours, so you don’t have to be tied to a desk job or a 9-5 routine. This is especially ideal for someone with a busy schedule who needs an extra source of income. Or if you’re looking for a way to make some extra money without risking too much, this could be a good choice for you.