GTA Online: Making Millions Money Guide


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Contact Missions

GTA Online has a number of contacts - major characters in the story - who will provide the player with more substantial missions with an equally higher payout. Some of these can be pretty long and even challenging, however they have a pretty good effort-to-reward ratio. You could gang up with a few buddies and cycle through a few of these. Of course, picking the right missions is crucial. The table below should help you in this regard.

Lamar Davis

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
Mall Or Nothing - 1 - 2/8 1300 -
Hold Up - 1 - 2 - -
Ballas to the Wall 5 1 - 2 1200 $18300
San Andreas Seoul 16 1 - 4 1200 $18960
Ticket to Elysium 18 1 - 4 1810 $19080
Going Down the GOH 20 1 - 2 1340 $19200
Caught Napping 20 1 - 2 1450 $19200
Lost MC RIP 25 1 - 2 1565 $19500
No Smoking 30 1 - 4 1690 $19800

Gerald

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
Learning The Ropes Alone - 1 1300 -
Learning The Ropes - 2 - 4 1550 -
Pier Pressure 6 1 - 4 1000 $18360
Death Metal 6 1 - 4 1320 $18360
Deal Breaker 6 1 - 4 1340 $18360
Flood in the LS River 6 1 - 4 1400 $18360
Meth'd Up 7 1 - 4 1100 $18420
No Hay Bronca 8 1 - 4 1320 $18480
Hit 'Em Up 10 1 - 4 2180 $18840
Gassed Up 12 1 - 4 1310 $18720
Violent Duct 15 1 - 4 1180 $18900
Hard Labor 19 1 - 4 2250 $19140
War and Pieces 30 1 - 4 2160 $19800
Chumash and Grab 35 2 - 4 1900 $20100
Dish the Dirt 45 1 - 4 2510 $20700

Simeon Yetarian

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
Where Credit's Due 5 1 - 2 1050 $18300
Rockford Roll 5 1 - 2 1060 $18300
Rich Men in Richman 5 1 - 4 1100 $18300
Chasers 5 1 - 2 1250 $18300
It Takes a Thief 5 1 - 4 1520 $18300
Gentry Does It 10 1 - 4 1100 $18600
All in the Game 10 1 - 2 1120 $18600
El Burro Heists 10 1 - 4 1170 $18600
Blow Up 12 1 - 2 1750 $18720
GTA Today 12 2 - 4 1800 $18720
Chasers II 16 1 - 2 1060 $18960
Blow Up II 20 1 - 2 1260 $19200
Blow Up III 31 1 - 2 1280 $19860

Ron Jakowski

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
TP Industries 13 1 - -
Romance Isn't Dead 13 1 - 4 1150 $18780
Fueling the Flames 20 1 - 4 1270 $19200
Turbine Carbine 25 1 - 4 1560 $19500
Daemon Run 25 2 - 4 1690 $19500
Base Invaders 27 1 - 4 1460 $19620
Crank Up the Volume 30 1 - 4 1200 $19800
Landing Gear 55 4 - 6 2800 $21300
Wet Workers 55 1 - 4 3650 $21300

Trevor Philips

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
TP Industries 13 1 - -
Lost My Mind 20 1 - 4 1650 $19200
Crystal Clear Out 28 1 - 4 1820 $19680
Chop Chop 43 2 - 4 3915 $15850
Out of Harmony 50 1 - 4 2650 $21000
Satellite Communications 60 1 - 4 4900 $21600
Method in the Madness 65 2 - 4 4670 $21900
Chopper Tail 70 1 - 4 3450 $22200
Diamonds are for Trevor 70 1 - 4 3490 $22200

Lester Crest

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
Denial of Service 14 1 - 4 1800 $18840
Master Data 16 1 - 4 1800 $18960
Cops Capacity 19 1 - 2 2160 $19140
Crime Scenester 20 1 - 4 1950 $19200
Landing Strip 22 2 - 4 1375 $19320
A Titan of a Job 24 1 - 6 1200 $19440
Last Chopper Outta LS 25 2 1385 $19500
High Priority Case 25 1 - 4 1650 $19500
Quarry Quarry 30 1 - 4 1920 $19800
By Land, Sea and Air 30 2 - 4 1930 $19800
Teaser Trailer 40 1 - 4 2510 $20400
Four Trailers 45 1 - 6 4120 $20700
Bust Out 55 1 - 4 1815 $21300
Sinking Feeling 55 2 - 4 3000 $21300
The Parking Garage 55 2 - 4 3725 $21300
Hack and Dash 60 1 - 4 1520 $21600
American Exports 65 1 - 4 3150 $21900
On Maneuvers 65 1 - 3 2550 $21900
Docks to Stock 70 2 - 4 3300 $22200
Stocks and Scares 70 1 - 4 4050 $22200

Martin Madrazo

Mission Name Required Rank Players RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
On the List 18 1 - 4 2180 $19080
Artificial Scarcity 19 1 - 4 2310 $19140
Handle with Care 20 1 - 4 1950 $19200
Time To Get Away 20 1 - 2 1700 $19200
Out of Court Settlement 22 1 - 2 1160 $19320
Death From Above 23 1 - 4 1500 $19440
Check Out Time 35 1 - 2 1110 $20100
Water the Vineyard 40 1 - 2 1370 $20400
Grab Your Ballas 40 1 - 4 2530 $20400
Stick Up the Stickup Crew 40 1 - 4 3750 $20400
The Los Santos Connection 40 1 - 6 3900 $20400
Effin' Lazers 44 2 $20640
Editor and Thief 45 1 - 2 1130 $20700
Mixed Up With Coke 45 1 - 6 2575 $20700
Dry Docking 45 1 - 4 2750 $20700
Cleaning the Cat House 45 1 - 4 4090 $20700
Extradition 50 1 - 6 2350 $21000
Holed Up - Burton 50 1 - 4 2720 $21000
Show Me the Monet 55 1 - 4 2070 $21300
Judging the Jury 65 1 - 8 3560 $21900
Defender 70 1 - 2 3600 $22200
Rooftop Rumble 75 1 - 4 3500 $22500
Trash Talk 81 1 - 6 3880 $22860

Freemode Co-Op Missions

Mission Name Required Rank Players Availability RP Earned (Hard) Maximum $GTA
Crystal Clear Out II 16 1 - 4 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM $18960
Factory Closure 18 3 - 4 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 750 $19080
Dirt Road 19 1 - 2 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM 900 $19140
Truck Together 23 4 - 8 ??? - ??? 750 $19440
Coasting 25 1 - 4 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM 1075 $19500
Potshot 25 1 - 4 4:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1250 $19500
Close Action 35 4 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1625 $20100
Coveted 36 1 - 4 12:00 AM - 8:00 AM 1750 $20160
Crystal Clear Out III 40 1 - 4 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM 1800 $20400

If you string up a good list of missions and you work together well with your mates, you'll find yourself racking up around a hundred thousand GTA $ every hour or so and the missions are varied enough to make the experience a fun and interesting one, instead of grinding endlessly.

Cause Mayhem in Jobs

The thing about GTA Online is that many missions require multiple players to be present in order to either be successful or just efficient. However, some jobs only task you with destroying stuff or killing people, which is incredibly easy if you have a Buzzard on hand. While it may not be the most destructive aerial vehicle, it does get the job done quick while also helping you with flight practice.

Jobs like Trash Talk, Lost MC RIP, Blow Up and Defender all fit this bill. They can be completed quickly and have pretty solid payouts across the board. Some players also suggest running these same jobs with a Savage instead, which yields similar results.

Take Your Time

You might think that the emphasis in this guide is on the "quick" part of getting rich quick, but you should not give up a chance of nailing the first two words even if it takes some more time.

Certain missions are known to be pretty lengthy, however their payouts are real nice and definitely worth the effort. Missions such as Teaser Trailer, Stocks and Scares and The Los Santos Connection, plus many others won't be done in five minutes, however you'll be walking away with a little over $GTA 26K from them if you pay attention to the various pickups along the way.

Enter The Used Car Business

While many of the rides you'll often encounter around Los Santos in GTA Online will have the sell price of a snickers bar, there are a few that are worth driving to the neared dealership for.

Cars you should keep on the lookout for include the Sentinel, Felon GT, Baller, Modded Sandking and the Dubsta. Keep in mind that the last two are particularly hard to come by - and lucky for you we've put together a handy guide on how to increase your chances of finding them. Other friendly GTA Online players who own said vehicles might also sometimes offer their "services" of spawning the cars for players who have yet to acquire them.  These cars fetch upward of $GTA 7,000 easily, while some of them can go up to over GTA $20,000 depending on variant and mods.

Keep The Change

A few hundred bucks don't count for anything in the world of GTA Online these days. However, a few hundred here, an odd thousand there, another few hundred here... if you keep your eye out for the pocket change while grinding for the big money, you'll find that the number in your bank account will go up much quicker.

Here are a few things to keep in mind while playing around in freemode: Whenever you accidentally happen to pass by a store on your way to do whatever, rob it. It doesn't take longer than a minute, sometimes less and its not like losing the heat is difficult. When you're robbing a store, always shoot the cash register for some bonus cash. Considering there are tons of stores to rob across the map, you'll be tripping up in them even when you're not actively looking.

You should also always make sure to deposit your cash into your bank account. In GTA Online, you have two places to keep your money - some is "held", while the rest is in your bank account. Whenever you die, you will drop some of the held money, however if all of your cash is banked, there will be a much smaller penalty for death.

These sums don't account for much on their own, however in the long run, banking your money will save you a lot of lost green.

Risk Premium Races

Now, fair warning: only do this if you're really, really good at racing. If you're not, you'll lose more than you'll gain.

Basically, with the Cunning Stunts DLC, Rockstar added a new feature called Premium Races. These races are only ever available for short amounts of time and are periodically cycled. All of these races have an entry fee of 20K that all participants must pay.

These races differ from regular races in two very notable ways - all players to compete gain three times the regular amount of RP and only first place gets a money reward. Now you understand why we only recommend this for pro racers.

But why is this even in this guide? Simple - while only the first place gets a money reward at the end of the race, they get one hell of a money reward. Now, don't think anything around a million, more like a bit over 100K, however if you consider how short these races are, that is some really solid cash-to-time profit there.

Again, we can't stress this enough: this is only viable for pro racers. If you're second or worse, you lose 20K.

Lend Yourself A Hand

GTA Online's money system works in a way that links your money to your Social Club account, not to your in-game character. This means that if you start a second character in GTA Online, both your characters will share the same money.

While this will incur some measure of investment on your part, starting a second character will pay off in multiple ways. Ranking up in GTA Online isn't a difficult affair, so that should not be an issue.

Having a second character will allow you to bag the rewards for daily objectives twice a day. If you're vigilant and try to keep up the streak for both characters, your stacking bonuses will also double, leaving you with a massive payout at the end of the month. You'll soon make back all of the cash you've invested in getting your second character up to speed.

Another bonus is getting past car selling cooldowns. In GTA Online, one in-game day lasts 48 minutes. You can only sell one car in every in-game day, however this limit is imposed on character, not account. Of course, you'll need to find a car to sell on your second account, so this won't exactly be a game changer, but everything counts when you're gunning for the top 1%.

Juggle Crates and Businesses

The newest and possibly best method for farming cash in GTA Online was made possible by the Bikers update. The DLC added new businesses to the game, which passively generate income only requiring players to bring Stock (either bought or stolen) to the business, wait for the production, and then sell the product. You can read our complete Bikers DLC money making guides here and here.

Now, the way this works offers a great opportunity to double down on two of the best money-making methods in the game. A great aspect of Bikers is that jumping in and out of "MC mode" is extremely easy. The method goes like so:

Steal enough Stock to kick off production in your business - stealing is easier on the wallet than buying it up - and begin the process. Quit being in an MC, sign up as a CEO, and run crates with the solo public lobby method as long as the Business timer runs. Once the timer is down, rejoin a live lobby, rejoin your MC (or start a new one), access your business and initiate the sell mission. While you were reaping the benefits of crate missions, cash practically grew on its own in your business.

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  1. SevereWinner838 is my Xbox one gamer tag add me if u want to help scarce and sell a lot of goods and make a ton of money (import and export , hanger, nightclub)

    1. If you have a heist you want to do or need a bodyguard I'm all open I'm low level but have been playing on my cousins xbox so I'm all ready very experienced with fly /driving intimidating hostages and shooting/gun fights

  2. I really need money and everything takes to long online to get money and I really hate doing them because nothing even gives you that much money and it takes days to get something that you want so can I please have some money it would greatly be appreciated

  3. i really need money like it would be nice i have like things i can do i just dont like doing them because all them take to long so please give me money

  4. man, yall all want money, i just want the dang flying missile bike. P.S. psn name is aqt233 if anyone wants someone to get online with or invite to heists

  5. How's it guys I'm new in playing gta 5 online need cash to start making cash and how do you add friends on the game still getting around it I guess

  6. It sucks that I spent over 50$ on shark cards and didn’t really get me far,like makes me not want to buy anymore,I just wish I had a lot of money if anyone can help!

  7. My PSN user name is PapiReg, I really could use 999.999.999! The missions they give me suck ass financially!

    1. As much as it would be nice to get that it would take around 14 to 15 years even with the act 2 heist glitch

  8. yo if anyone can hook me up with a money hack or something let me know. my Xbox One user name is Squirrelguy200

  9. I need some money to survive I really need nothing else than 20.000.000 $ on Xbox one name:EuleLeiche 007

  10. Thank you for this article. I think a good addition to it would be that you can do vehicle imports and exports with sightseers in between the mission and gain about $496,000 per hour. Not bad money if I do say so myself. This is the method I use personally. If I were to grind from the time I get out of school to the time I go to bed, I would gain about $3,900,000. Thank you for reading my post (If you did) and I hope you have a great day.

    PS: If you beg for money, nothing will happen.

  11. Im broke up bro, now i need some cash help, if u want i can help u later, im good mercenary, XBOX ONE: RuubenXDAnarkia need some $$$

      1. And if you don’t earn the money then you’ll just end up mercilessly spending it all

    1. I actually try to do heist with people but they always quit any donations would definitely help me to buy a facility so I can choose the right guys anyways my account is on Xbox one username Donald Trump399

  12. I'm trying to make money but Everytime I try people blow me up or kills me and keeps me from upgrading my things is there any way u could help me out with a lil bit of money not asking for a lot just a lil bit to get my things fully upgrade

  13. i need
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  14. Is there a more detailed walkthrough on the section about "juggle crates and businesses"? Not familiar with the stocks referenced here

  15. I really wish they add a bigger paid out to coke buss. Cus some of the sellouts you do aren't worth the cash you get.

  16. Recently got GTA 5 on Steam sale and this article really helped me out getting a good start in the online part

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