A large component of Grand Theft Auto Online, in fact, is the money. It’s used for everything from purchasing properties and guns to upgrading vehicles weapons as well. I’ve been playing Grand Theft Auto Online in my spare time and have had some decent success making a nice chunk of money in my relatively short time playing. I didn’t really abuse replayable missions that offer high rewards, either. Some other players that did this (I believe it has been patched now) made upward of $250,000+ an hour; However, I am offering you other solid advice.
Every dollar counts, so having many streams of revenue is the best way to gain a decent sum of money. Some ways to get money are rather fast (Robbing convenient stores, for example), while others take some time investments.
Convenience Stores Are, Well… Convenient
Probably one of the quickest ways to gain money — as well as the most fun — is to rob convenience stores that are scattered throughout Los Santos. These stores are marked on the map (The icon looks like a shopping basket). Once inside of the store you can threaten, hurt or kill the clerk to get cash from the register. The amount that you receive is random (I’ve received, on average, about $1,100-$1,200). It seems the more that you rob a store the clerk may recognize you. Your wanted status may go up if you rob a store too often. Also, it seems that if you hurt or kill the clerk you’ll get a higher wanted rating compared to just threatening him. Last, the clerk will unload the register faster if you shoot your gun near him or if you threaten him over the microphone.
Selling Hot Cars Like Hot Cakes At Los Santos Customs
Probably the easiest way to make a decent buck is to sell cars to Los Santos Customs. Some vehicles, especially high-end SUVs, sell for much more compared to low-value sedans. Some vehicles can sell upwards of $8,000-$9,000, and all it takes is a few minutes to sell these vehicles. The catch is that you can only sell only vehicle per Los Santos day, so just get it done once a day for an easy chunk of change.
Mo` Missions, Mo` Money, Mo` Problems
Missions are the stories associated with Grand Theft Auto Online. Different missions have different parameters — some much more difficult and/or complex than others. The rewards also vary — most notably the money received. Some missions will pay $2,000 or less, whereas I’ve received $9,000+ for others. Recently Rockstar nerfed a popular mission that was relatively quick and had a large payout.
Side Work for Serious Cash
Side “jobs” include engaging in races, team deathmatch games, survival games and so on. From my experience, the Survival game mode can rake in some serious Grand Theft Auto Online cash. In that game mode you fight with other team members to fight off waves of enemies. Players that are killed respawn during the next available wave, there are guns, vests and health throughout the maps, and the waves get harder the further you progress. Get far enough and you’ll be rewarded quite well in both Reputation Points and cash.
Become a Bounty Hunter
Grand Theft Auto Online allows players to place a bounty on the head of another player for thousands of dollars. The person that has the bounty set on their head will show up as a red dot on the map. If you’re the first to kill the person with the bounty on their head you’ll claim the prize. Be careful, though, as players will tend to retaliate.
*Tip: If you’re the one with the bounty on your head, you can hide or even leave the session. If you go into another session the bounty will still stand until it expires or you’re killed. Go into a private invite only session to wait it out if you want to lose the bounty. But honestly, what’s the fun in that?!
The Future of GTA Online Money Making
The most popular way to make cash in GTA Online will change in the near future when heists are released. Players that have played the heists in the single player mode of Grand Theft Auto V know exactly the feeling of a heist will feel like in this game, except this time you’ll be doing it with your buddies. The payout is uncertain at this point in time, but I bet it’ll be pretty substantial.
Also, microtransactions will also be enabled by Rockstar once again once all of the issues are ironed out. This will allow players to exchange real cash for Grand Theft Auto Online cash. This option is generally for players that don’t have time to complete tasks for cash, so they opt for this option. Basically, it’s the easy way out, but allowing Rockstar to make extra money in this manner should, logically, allow them to churn out more content in the future and sustain the life of Grand Theft Auto Online for a long, long time.