Making Money on GTA V Online
For those of you not living under a rock, Grand Theft Auto V (you know, the highest selling piece of entertainment in history) has finally launched its Online portion of the game. After the first week of hiccups and updates, GTA V Online is fully available to play and experience with your friends and enemies. Upon entering Los Santos in the online world, just like in the real world, you will quickly notice that having money is the key to obtaining the finer things in life. There are more than a handful of ways to earn money, but we are going to go over the best possible ways to earn money without spending tons of time farming for it.
The best possible way to earn money, at the current time, is hands down racing on land. If you get a nice, solid group, you can complete land races such as “The Commute” in just under 3 minutes. The prizes for these races differ based on the amount of players, but you can win anywhere from 1k-10k based on your finishing position. That is a potential 4-6k if you are an average driver every 10 minutes or so, factoring loading and replaying. There are other land races that are just as quick. Try to set up matches with small, lap races and set minimum laps, no weapons. Using weapons may be fun, but it generally drags the race on a bit longer, cutting into your earning time.
Survival mode takes a bit more time, but the rewards are worth it. Completing a Survival Mode challenge will net you around 20k, while just finishing in the mid tier levels such as 6-7, and you are still walking home with well over 10k. This should take about 30-45 minutes to complete your Survival Mode experience, depending on how long you last. Even a small team of 4 competent players should be able to get to the 7th round, which will get you around 11k.
If you want to start making money quick, just hop into some quick jobs. Clicking the JOIN JOBS tab in the menus, and joining a random job quickly is a great way to start earning fast. Jobs such as the races and survival mode above, are the best ways to earn. Parachute races are fairly quick, missions can be done quickly when presented with a decent team, and water/air races can net you some great cash. If you are looking to make money at this point, just do JOBS.
The quickest way to earn money in the online arena is to hold up local establishments for their cash. While it may be a quick couple of thousand dollars, their comes a great risk and time consuming consequence. Robbing stores gets you two stars, three if you choose to kill the clerk. That means you have to spend time killing cops, getting hit by oncoming traffic, avoiding helicopter fire, and trying your best to get the stars to go away. This will ultimately result in lost time and possible death.
This sounds pretty self explanatory, but it needs to be addressed. Dying costs you time and money, two of the things you are trying to get more of, so it would make sense to try to ensure your safety. Make sure you don’t find yourself on the wrong side of a gunfight, and don’t piss people off enough to get a bounty on your head. Every time you die, you lose a substantial amount of money, even if it is banked. So be careful.
Collecting bounties is a great way to make money, problem is they do not happen often, and only one of the competing 14 other eligible players has a chance to get it, and kill you in the process. If you can bag a bounty, do it. But if it looks like it is more trouble than it is worth, and you have the whole lobby converging into one location firing all willy-nilly, its best to avoid the situation.
Keep Your Money Safe
It would be obvious to tell you to keep your money in the bank, but a less obvious way to protect your money, and a better one is investing. If you have the money to buy a garage, property, or vehicle, do it. You can lose all your money in death, even if it is in the bank, but you can’t lose property. Buy up everything you can to make sure your money is safe.
Do you have any great ways of making money in GTA V Online? Is there a good, quick way to come into some green that we didn’t mention? Help everyone out, let us know how you make money and keep it safe in the comments below.