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How to Make Money on GTA Online

Since its launch in 2013, Grand Theft Auto Online (the online multiplayer version of GTA) has become one of the world's most popular action games. What started out as a simple car racing and criminal activity game, is now a huge name in the gaming industry filled with numerous gameplay options. Alongside the options and activities (almost all of them criminal) that allow you to level up through Reputation Points (RP), you also need to increase your capital in fast and large quantities in order to progress. Therefore in this article, we will present the best tricks to earn money in GTA Online.


Missions allow you to familiarise yourself with the game and increase your GTA$ account. Of course, the higher the level of difficulty of these missions, the greater the financial reward. Start with simple missions and activities and work together with other unknown players, who have better vehicles and weapons than you. If you don’t intervene too much, you’ll earn easy money without much risk.

However do also try to complete the daily objectives: this will give you 25,000 GTA$ without too much effort.

Racing Against The Clock

This isn’t very exciting nor is it rocket science, but it’s an easy way to make money. No matter how little experience you have behind the wheel, it will be easy for you to complete the proposed routes and line your pockets. Races are held on a weekly basis and can earn you up to 50,000 GTA$ quickly and easily.

Heists on GTA Online

Heists are linked missions which include robberies, infiltrations, hacking etc, during which you can meet new users, as they are designed to be carried out in groups of four players. Obviously they require more preparation than other activities but there are far more benefits to carrying out group hits together. Aside from all the fun, these complex hits are worth between 500,000 and 1,250,000 GTA$-definitely worth trying out.

Selling Cars on GTA

When you come across cars while you are on missions, don’t hesitate to buy or sell them-especially the most valuable ones, as the transaction will earn you cash without any effort or risk. Just from selling cars on GTA, you can earn between 1,000 GTA dollars (for a Zirconium Stratum) to 9,500 GTA dollars (for a Lampadati Felon GT).

Buy a Business

This is another great way to earn GTA $ without playing. If you have enough money, buying a business will make you profit without breaking the law. Although the initial investment is considerable, with time, you will be able to earn good money from this investment without doing anything further. There are all kinds of businesses in the city to consider: Golf Clubs in Los Santos, Submarine piers, Tequi-la-la etc.

Visit The Diamond Casino

If you’re a bit of a gambler, the Diamond Casino can be a very good way to make a fortune, although of course, you also run the risk of losing everything. In the Los Santos Casino you have the full range of games at your disposal, from craps to roulette, blackjack and even slot machines. However, we recommend that you try Inside Track, horse racing, for a massive profit.

Find Hidden Treasures While Diving

This is a bit of a secret trick. Los Santos, the city where GTA is set, is surrounded by the sea which just happens to be filled with treasures waiting for you to exploit. In order to find them, you will need a diving team and an aerial vehicle that will enable you to search the area. There are a lot of juicy prizes to be found, including hidden briefcases of money!

GTA Events

Usually events are organised on GTA online and you should always participate whenever possible. Rewards are doubled at these events and organisers announce discounts on purchases that can serve to expand your real estate empire or your arsenal of weapons.

World of Motorbikes

If two-wheeling is your thing and you have gathered significant capital, why not start your own motorcycle club? Once up and running, you can choose what activities you want to engage in and focus on including money laundering, drug trafficking, document forgery etc.

In case you don’t want to create a club or can’t afford to just yet, you can become of an already existing one instead. These criminal associations allow up to 8 players join with different roles ranging from rookie recruits to club president.

Criminal Organisations

If you’re already a well established criminal and you have over 1 million GTA $ to your name, you can start your own criminal organisation. The bank will allow you to become a VIP member, which gives you the right to form your organisation, access the missions with the highest earning potential, hire bodyguards and buy special weapons and vehicles. With your own crime ring and by multiplying your criminal activity, your capital will increase at a dizzying rate.


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