Grand Theft Auto 5 is much like real life: you need to make money in order to get everything that you want and fortunately, unlike real life, it’s pretty easy to do it. I am here to share with you all the tips that I can think of to help you make more money fast in GTA 5 that would allow you to buy even the most expensive properties on the market and never worry that you don’t have enough.

Even though playing through the campaign missions would be pretty much enough to make you a decent amount of money in Grand Theft Auto 5, you want to afford more and you want to do it quick. So here are our tips on how to make money fast in the game:

1. The Stock Market
We have already shared with you some tips on making money in the Stock Market of GTA 5 and it’s one of the easiest approaches to the entire thing. As long as you keep your ears open for tips about the market on radio or, even more important, coming from Lester’s mouth, you will do fine: buy low and sell high for the profits!

2. Buy property
Passive income is the way to do it in real life and the same goes for the game. Buying property is extremely expensive and the weekly pay doesn’t seem to make sense to cover for the initial payment, but the more properties you own, the more side “activities” are available and in return, the more money you’ll make.

3. Rob your way to a pocket full of cash!
Roam the streets looking after people at ATM machines, then beat the money out of them. Look out for security vans and rob those for huge amounts of money. You can also rob stores but it’s pretty dangerous here – however, again, the potential for making a ton of money is there. Finally, every now and then you will stumble upon some armored vans. These are more difficult to get because… well, they’re armored, but with an RPG or an explosion at the gas station you can open them up and get all the money inside.

4. Go racing
You can start some nice street races for profits in the game (but you actually have to win them!) It’s also a win-win situation, as you will not only make some money fast, but you will also improve your driving skills.

5. Roam the streets with Chop
Chop has a great nose for sniffing out hidden treasure and simply roaming the streets with the Rottweiler will bag you some nice money.

6. Complete side missions
On the streets of Los Santos, you will find a lot of Stragers and Freaks who have missions for you. Some random encounters can even result in you unsuspectingly making a TON of money, like was my case of a guy who asked me to bring him back his bike and after a couple of days he game me 100k worth of shares in his company. Guess he really loved that bike!

7. Explore
The streets of Los Santos (and the waters too) are full of treasure waiting to be discovered. So grab some scuba diving gear or simply take some time to explore and you will find collectibles and hidden packages that you can turn in for some extra money.

8. Stay alive
If your character happens to die, he will have to pay a huge hospital bill. So it’s better to stay alive at all times not to risk losing money, your cars and most of your possessions.

9. Cheat a little bit
We’ve found a little exploit that allows you to unlock all weapons for free so if you’re not one to shy away from some cheating, this could save you a nice chunk of money!

These are our tips and tricks for making money fast in Grand Theft Auto 5. If you have any suggestions, let us know by commenting below!