Cash is king in GTA 5 Online. It buys everything you need to continue your criminal exploits including cars, weapons, upgrades, clothing, and eventually a criminal hideout to call your own and store all of your goodies. To get the cash you need you’re going to have to set those morals on the shelf, because there are no 9 to 5 jobs in the game (although there are “jobs”), and almost all of your income will come from less than legal sources.

To take you from pocket moths to fat stacks, here are some tips on making easy fast cash in GTA V Online.

Take on a Job

No not that kind of Job, a “job”. You can find different jobs placed all over the game map, but to quickly jump into a job you need not look any further than your cell phone. The Quick Jobs App will give you a listing of all the currently available jobs, and will automatically try to find you a group when you select one.

As you complete jobs better jobs become available that offer more cash rewards than before. Also keep your eyes peeled for job offers that will send a notification to your phone periodically.

Another benefit of farming cash through jobs is that they give a good deal of reputation along with the cash rewards. Perfect for new players who need a lot of both to get started.

Rob a Convenience Store

If you need to get your hands on some quick cash and have a getaway vehicle ready to go, why not rob a convenience store. To rob a store all you need is a gun. After entering to store, put the clerk in your sights and they’ll start emptying the cash register for you. To speed them up you can increase your intimidation level by yelling into your headset mic. You can also fire your gun for intimidation, but this will increase your wanted level more than yelling.

When you’ve emptied the cash be ready, robbing a convenience store will attract the police. Make sure you have a rock solid escape plan ready so you can high tail it out of there without too much trouble.

Place a Bet

Every time you start a job you can place a bet on the player you think will win. If other players on the job choose to bet as well, it all gets thrown into a big pot with the one who chose the winner getting it all.

Bets require at least 2 people be participating to count. If no one in your job group is betting, try switching to a new lobby.

Steal and Sell Cars

Selling cars is an excellent way to earn money, especially early on. Once you’ve stolen a car, drive it to Los Santos Customs and choose the sell option. While you’ll walk out of there with no car, you will receive 10% of the vehicles worth in cash, which works out to about 9k for the higher end vehicles.

There is one caveat however, you can only sell one car per in game day cycle (48 minutes), so go and play some jobs while you wait for another day.

After ranking up a bit Simeon will start sending you requests for luxury cars that he wants. Delivering these cars to him will net you twice the amount you would get just taking them to the chop shop, but he does require that you repaint it and that the car is in decent condition (the more damage, the less cash).


Heists have the potential to reward you with a ton of money, but they require extreme coordination and preparation to pull off correctly. If you can, group with 3 other players you are familiar with and who have headsets to have the best chance of being successful.

In addition to the cash payout at the end of every heist (which is substantial), there are several bonus challenges that you can complete that will dramatically increase your income from the heist.

First Time – Completing each Heist Finale for the first time, will net you a bonus cash reward

All In Order Challenge – Complete all Heists in order, including Setups, to receive a $1,000,000 cash bonus

Loyalty Challenge – Complete all Heists, including Setups, with the same team of players to receive an additional $1,000,000 bonus

Criminal Mastermind Challenge – Complete all Heists, in order, with the same group of players, without losing any lives, to receive a massive $10,000,000 bonus


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Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016

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A man of many hats, Greg divides his precious gaming time between competitive games like League of Legends and Dota 2 and Action/ Adventure Games like GTA, and Destiny. At Ten Ton Hammer he specializes in making guides for new and veteran players alike.