Easiest ways to make money in GTA Online

by Connor Bennett


Making money in Grand Theft Auto Online is constantly evolving as Rockstar Games adds new multiplayer content on a regular basis - ranging from new cosmetics, to new vehicles, and even the chance to start your own biker gang. 

However, if you’re behind the curve and still stealing cars to sell to Los Santos Customs, robbing convenience stores for a few hundred dollars each time, and want to avoid buying Shark Cards, we might have a few helpful hints to give you a leg up.

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
High value missions will bag the biggest amounts but also cost quite a lot.

Time Trials - $50,000 per week

We’ll start with an efficient, yet, not overly rewarding method - Time Trials. These are weekly against the clock races can net you a pretty penny if you can master the right route and get below the par score. 

As these are weekly races, there aren’t as replayable for big money as some of the other methods, so you’re better off just picking up an almost free $50,000 from each trial and moving on elsewhere. It’s a good starting point, though, and will help you begin to afford some of the other jobs. Just make sure you’ve got a quick car and avoid crashing. 

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
The weekly Time Trials will have you race against the clock.

Heists - $400,000 per hour depending on difficulty

Heists are the biggest money spinners in GTA Online, but can take time and effort to complete in an efficient manner. Specifically, the Pacific Standard Heist - where you’re tasked with robbing a bank - is the biggest amount of cash you can claim. 

It may cost $100,000 in startup fees, although completing it on easy with net you $500,000. If you’re a more experienced player, however, you can get your hands on a cool $1,000,000 for the normal difficulty and $1,250,000 on hard. You’ll need help from other players to obtain this easy profit, for just an hour or so of playtime. 

Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
Heists do need a set-up fee but can be extremely lucrative.

Motorcycle Club missions - $100,000 per hour

If you’re inspired by Sons of Anarchy, you can even start your own Biker Gang in GTA Online. These Motorcycle clubs can earn you money from passive tasks like gunrunning or drug smuggling, but they take time and plenty of cash to reach their full potential. Plus, you’ll have to spend at least $200,000 on a base for your club. 

Nevertheless, if you own an MC, there are easy ways to make money where you’ll get your hands dirty. Using the club missions inside the setup room, you can earn between £10-20k per mission depending on which one you choose. 

These can be a pain to complete in a public session, but if you and few friends just want a bit of peace and quiet, hop into a private session and get to work. You can rack up around $100,000 an hour per player, provided you don’t die too often. 

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Reddit: UniversalSerialButt
Motorcycle Club missions can be extremely profitable.

VIP Work - $100,000 to $150,000 per hour

Now, if you’re already a high-roller in GTA Online and own a business, you can use these to add to your already huge amounts of cash. 

The VIP Work - which is similar to the Motorcycle Club missions - can net you between $100,000 and $150,00 per hour depending on the mission type you select and how efficient you can bounce from task to task. The three best choices are Hostile Takeover, Headhunter, and Sightseer.

Hopefully these tips will keep you away from petty crimes and continuous death matches with other players as you try to make some money. With the Casino opening soon enough, you’ll need every dime you’ve got before you gamble it all away. 

So, go jump into a game and avoid the gunfire of other players - there is plenty of cash to be claimed!