These are the best Sims 4 careers for making money quickly and legitimately, no cheats required.

Best Sims 4 Careers for Making Money Fast

These are the best Sims 4 careers for making money quickly and legitimately, no cheats required.

One of the most important things to have in Sims 4 is money. Lots of it. Luckily, if you’re wondering how to get more money in EA’s life simulator, there are various ways of earning cash throughout the game. You can either wallow in Simoleons using cheat for unlimited funds or you can choose different career paths to earn relatively quick payouts in a legitimate manner.

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With several career options in Sims 4, there are some jobs that can net you more money than others in a short period of time. To save you the trouble of testing these out for yourself, we’ve compiled the best Sims 4 careers for making money quickly.


Botanist wearing a brown hat while gardening.

Gardening can be an easy career choice for earning money in Sims 4. You can quickly harvest crops, water plants, and more. 

Most importantly, though, you can plant money trees, which have their own rewards after fully blossoming. You can earn around $420 an hour while gardening.


Sims filming and acting on a medieval stage.

Getting acting gigs can help you make a significant amount of money in a short period of time. Although, you can only make money after you get selected in an audition or get hired. 

There is flexibility in your schedule once you become an actor, but you can only do two to three gigs in a week. With that kind of work, you can expect to bring in around $14,475 per week.


Sim with pink hair sitting in front of a monitor.

Writing is a very interesting career option because writing a novel generally takes around four in-game hours and its payscale is a bit different than the others listed here.

A bestseller can bring in $200-800 per day for 20 daysYou could write for 2-3 days a week and the money will keep coming once you’ve published a book — and even if you’ve stopped writing. It’s a great form of passive income.


Various Sim paintings.

When you first begin your career as a painter, you might earn a lesser amount of money than some of the other gigs available. However, once you master your craft, you can craft masterpieces that can go up to hundreds or thousands of dollars

There are many collectors in the art gallery looking for valuable paintings and offer a large amount of money to buy them.

Tech Guru

Sims wearing white headphones and esports jerseys sitting at computers.

Just as playing games and live streaming has become a lucrative career choice for many in the real world, so it is in Sims 4. You can earn around $516 an hour

In this career path, you can earn Simoleons by either entering esports tournaments and winning them, or just by streaming games. Of course, you’ll need to build a fan base, and constantly entertain them, but that’s par for the course.

And those are five of the best Sims 4 careers for making money fast without resorting to cheats. If you’d rather have infinite money and free up your days for other mundane tasks, check out our Sims 4 cheats guide linked at the top of this guide.

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