Learn how to make money in GTA 5, both in Campaign and Online mode, and enjoy a life of luxury and in-game crime.
Making money in GTA 5 is not that simple, but it is a lot of fun. There are several ways to get rich, both in Campaign mode and in GTA Online, and we explain here how you should do to fill your pockets with money.
How to make money in GTA 5
There are several ways to make money in GTA 5 and get rich, both in GTA Online and in Campaign mode. Let’s go to them:
1. Invest in the stock exchange
In campaign mode, after the death of the CEO of LifeInvader, the character Franklin will start receiving missions from Lester, where he will have to eliminate people linked to certain companies. You can invest in these companies on both the LCN and BAWSAQ exchanges. However, each one has a different oscillation time, whether the money is invested before or after the mission.
- LCN: Peak after 24 hours and begins to lose value soon after (before) or peak after five and six days and decline soon after (after);
- BAWSAQ: immediate peak and decline after 24 hours (before) or peak after two days and decline soon after (after).
The basic procedure is: invest all your money (of the three characters) in the company linked to the target, complete the mission (kill the target), return home and sell all your shares when they reach the peak; buy shares in the rival company and, again, sell everything when they reach maximum gain.
For example: invest in Betta Pharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ) before the first mission, kill the target, return home and sleep at intervals, checking the stock until your shares have gained 50%. Sell everything, buy shares in Bilkinton Research (LCN), sleep again for several days and check if the gains have reached a percentage between 80 and 200%. So, sell everything again.
There are five missions, invest in these companies in this order (the percentages indicate the maximum gain for each one):
- The Hotel Assassination: Betta Pharmaceuticals (BAWSAQ, 50%) and Bilkinton Research (LCN, 80-200%);
- The Multi Target Assassination: Debonaire (LCN, 60-90%) and Redwood Cigarettes (LCN, 300-400%);
- The Vice Assassination: Redwood Cigarettes (LCN, 30-60%) and Facade (BAWSAQ, 20-40%);
- The Bus Assassination: none before, invest everything after the murder at Vapid (BAWSAQ, 100%);
- The Construction Assassination: Gold Coast (LCN, 80%), do not invest in any after the murder.
The best thing to do is to leave all five missions to the end of the game, when you have completed the entire Campaign and maximized your winnings. Of course, always save your progress before each mission.
In GTA Online you only have the BAWSAQ bag at your disposal, which fluctuates according to the actions of all players. This means that while you can earn a lot of money, the risks are also much greater. However, leave it to play with the bag in this mode when you have enough money.
2. Be humble
Start at the bottom: get together with friends, get minimally decent cars and weapons and steal convenience stores and small businesses. Do your best to escape the police and keep your money safe. Thus, you will be able to collect amounts that will allow you to buy a large basic house, which is not so expensive.
Stealing and selling cars is also a good alternative, albeit limited: you can only sell a car every 48 hours. Modification shops buy vehicles and pay more for the most valuable and rare cars. Also, don’t try to be a CEO or gang leader right away (the investment is big) and evolve a few levels before facing the big heists.
3. Be economical
When starting GTA Online, don’t get too excited and go out and buy new weapons or large garages right away. Also, do not invest money in luxury apartments in the beginning.
Your priorities should be a big house, good escape cars and decent weapons, so you can successfully hit and earn more money. So, yes, buy what you want.
4. Deposit your money
Always use the Maze Bank app on your phone and keep in touch with your bank. Do not carry too much money and keep it deposited, this prevents you from losing everything if you die or are arrested.
5. Complete missions, jobs, daily goals and events
Contract missions, jobs (fighting, racing, etc.) and daily goals are a safe way to make money, as are weekend events, which usually pay good rewards. Enjoy them all.