Best ways to make money in GTA Online

Here’s our guide to the 3 best ways to make money in GTA Online. If you’re more interested in all the different ways to increase your $GTA balance, click here. Otherwise, here we have general tips and tricks for GTA Online!

In GTA Online, money is what matters.


Once you’ve ground up all your RP and unlocked everything level 120 has to offer (technically 135 if you want to store 10 pieces of armor), the only other resource you’ll need to progress further is cash. In GTA Online, $GTA is the means of everything, including more money.

So naturally, “What’s the best and fastest way to make money in GTA Online?” is one of the frequently asked questions in the community.

As GTA Online continues to expand DLC, the top earning strategy has also changed. There was a time when each subsequent new update would bring the most lucrative new content, but the hottest activity has remained the same for nearly a year. While new DLC often brings strong money-making contenders, GTA Online players demand efficiency, and the GTA$/hour ratio for other activities remains high.

While even one of the top three will be better than the others, and repeating it at the end seems to be the most effective method, we recommend alternating between at least the three we’re about to describe.

Some methods do not require constant attention due to the cooldown, and in your free time you can pursue other methods at the same time, thus making more profit than purists. Second, it’s still a game whose primary goal is to have fun and endless repetition, which it isn’t.

$500,000 per hour in GTA Online

In the video below, we’ll show you step-by-step how to earn 500,000 GTA$ in an hour in GTA Online. It involves a number of different CEO tasks, including import/export, and requires very little. We also have a text version on the website.

run crate

Despite being the first content update to feature business, the further adventures of Finance and the impact of the Felony DLC can still be felt today. This seems to mark the beginning of a new era for GTA Online (arguably, executives and other criminals might as well, but Finance and Felony are clear “moments of change”) defined by a cycle of major updates, each with Contains a new earning form based on the same principle, as well as intermittent smaller updates.

Finance and Felony created the prototype of the supply-shop-sell business model in GTA Online, which has been the basis for all new money-making activities since.

You perform tasks to get items for sale, place them in a warehouse for a period of time, and then perform tasks to sell those items.

This includes supplying contraband to your warehouses in Finance and Felony, filling your meter by buying or stealing supplies, and finally performing sales missions to exchange your precious crates for cash. Sometimes you’ll get special shipments, which are higher value chests with good rewards.

Back when the update was released, running crates (arguably) replaced looting as a money-making tactic, as it could be done on its own (doable). The biggest problem with running crates is, and still is, the massive amount of griefers in the game. Donkeys with Hydras are always more threatening than in-game NPC enemies.

This led to the “invention” of the perfect method of crate transport – separate public halls. Crate quests are only available in public lobbies, so the best way to earn money from them is to defer to a public lobbies where you’re alone. The exact methods vary by system, but you can read about them here.

To this day, players who are able to create an effective crate run schedule will earn a lot of cash (approximately $GTA150K to $GTA$220K per hour) from Finance and Felony’s business, and more than most other methods much more.

Import and export of automobiles

Finance and Felonies sovereign rule Until the December 2016 Import/Export release.

Its operation also follows the principle of “fetching, storing, fiddling with thumbs, and selling”, but this time the “thing” is not a highly illegal contraband, but a stolen car. It’s a DLC, but “Grand Theft Auto” returns to Grand Theft Auto Online.

Import/Export isn’t even better GTA$/hour than running chests by default due to the massive cooldown, but a surefire way to get more cash is to collect. Selling a specific car shopping list gives you extra money than just selling random cars together.

Check out our import/export guide here.

Farming Doomsday Heist

While heists should be part of your money-making strategy, the more difficult but more rewarding heists added to the game with the Doomsday Heist DLC can directly replace them. With the two Space Ranger weapons added in weekly updates with their powerful damage and high rate of fire, and lack of reloading, even the end game difficulty of these harder missions becomes easier to match if you play smart and communicate. your team. Replace those Pac-Stan runs with The Doomsday Heist and you’ll earn more GTA$ for the same or less effort.

Keep an eye on weekly bonuses

While we often get double the weekly bonuses paid out by Adversary Mode, which is still less than most of these methods, we also regularly see Double Bonus promotions and +50% for some of the most lucrative events in the game Pay for promotions. While Double Reward Heists are extremely rare, it’s not uncommon to earn Double GTA$ on Biker, Gun Run or Smuggler’s Battle Royale missions. Occasionally we’ll also see discounts for purchasing special goods, or double rewards for import/export sales tasks, which we’ve outlined before. While you can’t really plan for these, there are nice promotions every other week or so, and making the most of them can greatly increase your character’s bankroll.

buy nightclubs and warehouses

This particular method is two-sided. On the one hand, you have the less important aspect – the nightclub itself. The Nightclub, introduced in the After Hours DLC, provides an easy way to earn passive income that can be boosted by leveling up and occasional popular quests if you so desire. This will add passive income, but it’s not a big number even at max – but hey, free cash! It increases over time, so it’s worth jumping into your nightclub safe every now and then to get your money out.

But, on the other hand, you have the absolute game changer – the nightclub warehouse. This is related to our next suggestion, read on.

Check out our after hours guide here.


This method of making money doesn’t easily offer a sizable bonus and requires a lot of planning to pull off smoothly.

If you’re determined to do some math, you can juggle the cooldowns of various businesses in GTA Online, as well as other missions, to create the most efficient mission plan to get as much cash as possible.

The original version of this method was described using a combination of crates, biker businesses (which themselves weren’t very profitable), and two VIP missions (“Sightseer” and “Hostile Takeover LSIA”), but can be Use the same method to replace the crate with the vehicle entry and exit.

While scheduling will be a little different than exporting missions, requiring additional calculations, the original formula with chests mixes with near-perfectly synchronized cooldowns, which will take you from purchasing as CEO, to doing VIP quests, to purchasing as MC , then back to selling as CEO, VIP assignment again, and finally selling as MC, basically zero downtime and constant cash flow.

When combined with a separate approach to public lobbying for a stress-free CEO job or exit, this is the most effective money-making strategy in the game.

Neither Gunrunning nor Smuggler’s Run offer a better GTA$/hour ratio for the enterprise, although they are very close. If you make up your mind, maybe you can use one or both of these to calculate a new hybrid method to get a better one, but so far, nothing has been found.

The latest version of this particular method relies heavily on nightclub warehouses.Basically nightclub warehouse centralized all Your business​​, allowing you to source, produce and start sales assignments for all businesses – including CEO jobs, bike-riding businesses, import and export, gun smuggling and smuggling. This significantly simplifies the process, reducing travel time and all the hassle associated with plumbing.

The biggest benefit is the technicians. Nightclub warehouses come with one technician by default, but you can purchase additional technicians. Technicians make their own supplies for free for sale. It will take time, but it will greatly increase your profit margins on all sales tasks because there are far fewer investments involved. With Commerce, you can earn additional supplies more easily than traditional purchases, further increasing your GTA$ earnings.

Under most of our headings above, you’ll find more detailed guides that expand on each method and should clear up any confusion about how to rack up millions in GTA Online. If you want a comprehensive, all-encompassing look, check out our full collection of guides related to GTA 5 (and GTA Online) here.

List of the best jobs for $250,000 per hour

We also have a step-by-step guide on how to earn maximum GTA$ in an hour, which provides the complete process needed to earn up to 250,000 GTA$ per hour of play. Playing the work in the guide in sequence is key to its success, due to the way the cooldowns are synchronized. We’ve put together an informative and comprehensive video guide, but you can also find written instructions below it.

This method requires the use of Benefactor Terrorbyte. We also recommend the Pegassi Oppressor Mk II, although it’s optional – you’ll earn less without it.

The first step is to register as a VIP or CEO and start by accessing Headhunters from the VIP Jobs tab of the interactive menu. It’s easy to do the job even if you’re playing alone, and shouldn’t take long, especially if you’re using oppressors.

After completing the headhunting quest, the next step is to summon your Terror from the mechanic, because next you need to do a client job. You need to visit the terminal inside Terrorbyte and select Diamond Shopping. The game prompts you to get into the Terrorist’s driver’s seat, but this is optional, as long as you get on the oppressor and get to the target area as quickly as possible.

If you remember where you played the first story mode heist, you can fly there from muscle memory, but our video shows the exact location – no waypoints are generated unless you drive…

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