GTA 5 Online: How to Make Cash Fast (2023)

How to make money fast in GTA Online using the latest methods in 2023.

The latest few updates have introduced plenty of changes to the ways how players make money in GTA Online. You can make fat stacks pretty quickly as long as you know how.

From heists to contracts, our guide will provide you with some of the most effective tips on how to make money fast in GTA Online in 2023.

How to Make Money Fast in GTA Online

Auto Shop Contracts

Players who want to make money really fast and in great amounts should focus on doing the Auto Shop contracts.

Currently, there are eight contracts in total that offer various payment rewards. Here they are in order from the most rewarding to the least:

  • The Union Depository Contract: $300,000 - $375,000
  • The Superdollar Deal: $185,000
  • The Agency Deal: $182,000
  • The Lost Contract: $180,000 
  • The Bank Contract: $178,000
  • The Prison Contract: $175,000 
  • The E.C.U Job: $172,000
  • The Data Contract: $170,000 

All these contracts become available as soon as players complete the "Impounded Car" setup mission given by Sessanta and KDJ.

Contact Missions

There is a massive amount of contact missions given by various NPCs in GTA Online, which can earn players a lot of money in around10 to 20 minutes.

Some contact missions are more rewarding than others, so do only the ones that pay the best. Here they are:

  • Simeon Yaterian missions:
    • Repo - Blow Up IV.
    • Repo - Burn Rate.
    • Repo - Do you even lift?
    • Repo - GTA Today II.
    • Repo - RV Nearly There?
    • Repo - Sasquashed.
    • Repo - Someonomics.
    • Repo - Under the Hammer.
  • Martin Madrazo missions:
    • Trash Talk.
    • Rooftop Rumble.
    • Defender.
    • Judging the Jury.
    • Show me the Monet.
    • Extradition.
    • Holed Up - Burton.
  • Trevor Philips missions:
    • Chopper Tail.
    • Diamonds are for Trevor.
    • Satellite Communications.
    • Out of Harmony.
  • Lester Crest missions:
    • Stocks and Scares.
    • On Maneuvers.
    • Hack and Dash.
    • Bust Out.

All these missions can easily make you around $20,000 each, and that can make up to $100,000 in just under an hour of gameplay.

Vehicle Cargo Sell Missions

Delivering and selling vehicles has always been the go-to method for making money. But in the latest Los Santos Drug Wars update Rockstar Games introduced new High Demand Bonuses for these types of missions in high-population public sessions.

There are Private, Showroom, and Specialist Dealers type missions. Specialist Dealers are the most lucrative, as they pay $80,000 for each delivery if the car hasn't been damaged.

Here is a list of all Specialist Dealers vehicle cargo sell missions:

  • Americano Way, Richman.
  • Buen Vino Road (Devin Weston's house).
  • Buen Vino Road, Marlowe Vineyards.
  • Ineseno Road, Pacific Bluffs.
  • La Fuente Blanca, Martin Madrazo's house.
  • Lake Vinewood Estates car park.
  • Lake Vinewood Drive, Vinewood Hills.
  • North Sheldon Avenue, Vinewood Hills.

Air Freight Cargo Sell Missions

The latest update also made all Air Freight Cargo Sell missions three times as profitable as before. Note that players could get the maximum of $850,000 per mission, which now constitutes about $2,500,000 with the Los Santos Drug Wars update.

All Air Freight Cargo Sell missions are given by Ron Jakowski, and there are eight missions in total:

  • Havok.
  • Bombushka.
  • Skylift.
  • Cargobob.
  • Hunter.
  • Mogul.
  • Alpha-Z1.
  • Seabreeze.

Note that these missions are available only to players who reached Rank 1 and unlocked VIP/CEO or MC.

Heist Finales

Heist jobs, although not possible in solo mode, have been some of the biggest sources of quick and dirty money for players in GTA Online. This year Rockstar Games increased payouts for specific Heist Finales. Here they are:

  • The Fleeca Job: +75%
  • The Humane Labs Raid: +75%
  • The Prison Break: +75%
  • Series A Funding: +75%
  • The Pacific Standard Job: +50%
  • The Data Breaches: +50%
  • The Bogdan Problem: +50%
  • The Doomsday Scenario: +50%

For example, if you complete The Fleeca Job on hard difficulty, you'll be rewarded with over $400,000.

The Acid Lab

The latest business addition in Los Santos Drug Wars update has been the Acid Lab, which may not be the most lucrative enterprise, but still can provide you with some passive income in the game.

You can check out this guide on how to get the Acid Lab Vehicle in GTA Online for a complete breakdown of possible in-game profits.

That's everything you need to know on how to make money fast in GTA Online:. For more GTA Online tips and tricks articles, be sure to visit our dedicated hub page.

Featured image by Rockstar Games

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Dec. 30th 2022

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