GTA 5 was first released in April 2014 and became one of the best-selling video games of all time. Developed by Canada’s Rockstar North, the open-world crime simulator immediately became a phenomenon, with players spending more than 300 million hours playing the game.
Although the game’s popularity has declined since its peak in early 2015, it’s still one of the best-selling games of all time. Even now, more than two years after its initial release, players are still engaging with the game, spending more than 120 hours per week on an average basis.
If you’re looking to make some money on GTA 5 Online, it’s always a good idea to try and make as much as you can while playing the game. Luckily, the world of GTA 5 is fully-featured and allows for a lot of different ways to make money. Here are just some of the ways you can earn cash on GTA 5 Online.
The Mining Triangle Business
One of the most profitable businesses in GTA 5 is mining. Simply join one of the many companies that offer this service and begin prospecting for ores, selling them to a refining company for cash.
Prospecting involves traveling to various locations in the game and searching for resources. You’ll find gold, coal, and diamond veins, among others. Joining a mining company also allows you to purchase equipment such as coal picks, which are used to dig up the valuable minerals.
This business can be quite profitable if you know how to make the most of it. You can begin by renting a storeroom in a building and storing equipment and supplies in there. When a customer comes to purchase coal or gold, you can quickly rush out and deliver it to them. You’ll need to stock up on supplies before you begin offering this service, however.
The Job Shop
Another way to make money in GTA 5 is through a Job Shop. These businesses offer a range of services from repair work to security and surveillance. They also run errands for people, keeping their cash flow going smoothly.
In order to enter this type of business, you’ll need to create an account on the Job Shop website then log in. Once you’re in, you can browse the various services that the job shop has to offer. You can choose the one that you think you can perform best then apply for the job. If successful, you’ll be provided with an email alert when a client comes in to make enquiries about your services.
Another way to earn quick cash in GTA 5 comes in the form of selling drugs. This is an easy way to make money and doesn’t take very much time to set up. Simply buy any illegal drug from a street dealer then scan the bar code on the container with your smartphone. You’ll then be presented with a list of all the people who have purchased that particular type of drug. Selling drugs is a quick way to make money but be careful not to overdo it as your health might suffer.
Parties are one of the main ways that GTA 5 players spend their time. You can throw a party and invite your friends to attend and have a good time. You’ll need to purchase a lot of alcohol and food for the event then make sure that all your friends and acquaintances get drunk and eat well. This will help you collect money as guests will pay you to host the party.
Profiting From Protection
A lot of people in GTA 5 are looking for protection from the police or other law enforcement agencies, so you can make money off of this. Simply offer your services to these people and get paid per case. If you get caught, you’ll need to pay a fine but you’ll still be able to keep your profits. You can’t get into serious trouble for simply protecting people who pay you well.
There are many ways to make easy money in GTA 5 and one of the best is robbing stores. This method doesn’t involve breaking into a cash-filled house or casing a bank. Instead, you grab a shotgun, go to a convenience store or other small retail business, and hold up the store owner. If successful, you’ll walk away with the cash in hand.
This method of making money has a lot of advantages. First, you don’t have to look for work opportunities online or elsewhere. Second, it doesn’t require specialized training or education. And third, it doesn’t pose a lot of physical risk to you as the store owner is the one who is most likely to be hurt in a robbery.
The Freelance Business
Another way to make some money in GTA 5 is through freelancing. This involves running errands for cash and doesn’t necessarily require much effort. You can purchase items from a vending machine then sell them to a store for quick cash.
Running errands just involves driving around in search of customers who need the items that you’re selling. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with the area that you’re driving in so that you can find as many customers as possible. When you find a person who needs your services, you can either ask for payment then do the task or tasks that they ask you to do. You’ll need to be careful not to abuse this position as selling quality goods or providing services to people who ask for them can also be profitable strategies.
The Smuggling Business
If you’re looking for an easy way to make money, you can try your hand at smuggling. This business involves driving around in search of cars that have illegal contraband inside of them. When you find one, you’ll need to determine the value of what you’re smuggling. You can then decide whether to break down the cost of your time and fuel or sell the car with the illegal goods intact for profit. This is a difficult business to enter but once you’re in, it can be quite lucrative. You need to be careful not to overdo it as getting caught can also land you in serious trouble.
The Loan-sharking Business
Speaking of getting into trouble, you can make big money by becoming a loan shark. Simply purchase a loan shark license from the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) then start loaning money to people who can’t pay back their loans. This business involves a lot of risk as you will be exposed to a lot of liability if someone files a complaint about you.
This is a common route into law-breaking in GTA 5 as the ATF only issues loan shark licenses to those who want to commit racketeering. So, if you’re looking to make a quick buck, you can get into loan-sharking but you’re taking a big risk. Make sure that you’re aware of the many pitfalls that come with this line of work before you begin.
The Stealing Cars Business
If you’re a talented thief, you can make big money by stealing cars and driving them to a chop shop to be fixed up. This is a common way for players to earn extra cash and it requires very little investment as all you need is a garage, a vehicle, and a truckload of parts. Simply steal as many cars as you can and as soon as you have a garage full, take them all out for a spin then sell them to be recycled.
The Burglary Business
If you’re looking for an easy way to make money, you can try your hand at burglary. Simply use your vehicle to block the driveway of a house or business that you’ve targeted for burglary then kick down the door once the owner of the house or business has retreated to their room. As with most illegal activities, this one is all about being careful not to get caught. The only things that you’ll need to purchase for this business are a lockpick set (for picking locks), a crow bar (for breaking down doors), a flashlight (to see in the dark), a ski mask (to hide your identity), and a pair of gloves (to prevent finger prints from being left on breakables).
Once you’re in, you can pull off a burglary anywhere in the world. Be careful not to overdo it as too many burglaries and you’ll be flagged by the police (who will not be amused by your jokes).
The Arms Trading Business
If you’re a talented trader, you can make big money by buying and selling illegal weapons and ammunition. Simply purchase a weapons license from the ATF then set up shop in an area of the game that has a high demand for weapons. You’ll then buy weapons and ammunition at gun shows or online from private sellers then sell them to criminals, who will pay you well for your services.