this will be long. there, I said it myself. you can either read it, or you can't; but either way, nobody here cares. tl:dr is just more cliché troll speak. either you have input or you don't. this thread is also not here to worry about glitchers. they aren't our concern here. they can't ruin your game if you're on even ground through hard work. other than that, thanks for reading. hope it helps.
I've been on these forums for about two weeks now. mostly trolling people who cry about how others play the game they paid for...
during that time, it seems the most common theme is dealing with how not only tank and choppers glitches are ruining the game, but also money.
I don't understand how the money is really ruining the game, and here's why: in a month it really won't matter that much. and if you've been grinding since day one, it probably doesn't matter to you now.
money is easy to come by. I've started this little thread to throw out a few ideas to those who are having a hard time coming across the money they'd like to be making (keep in mind, it's not glitching speed, but you can steadily make about 100k/h. money really shouldn't be an issue for you in this game.
before I give some actual ways to make good money, i'd like to just throw out a couple words of advice if you want to make money.
1. play solo. not because you get more money, but because you'd be amazed how much time you spend just on "awareness" when you're playing in a free roam. you can probably be about 20% more efficient (or better) in your grind just because you don't have to look at your map or go hide just in case.
2.don't wait for them to call you, call them or use the jobs tab in the start menu. if you're in the grind for money, you should always be doing something that will be making you money.
3. know when spending money is making money. I have the sandking for my off road adventures. I could have left the city and taking about 20 minutes to wait for it to spawn if it's not on that cycle yet (sometimes that Karin is all you can find), then another 3,500 putting insurance on it. or, I can spend the 30k (or 45, it's been a while since I bought a car) and it comes insured and I am free to spend those 20 minutes making more money.
it pretty much evens out, could go either way depending on the missions being run, but requires zero effort on my part.
4. get a bike, not a helicopter. mostly a preference. but they're cheap, fast, quick off the line and can out handle any car in the game. you can also offroad like this game is trials, traversing much of the city via rooftop when you're decent at it. the faster you can get to missions, the better. helicopters never need to be purchased. when you call the merryweather helicopter pick up, just shoot the pilot. $1000, just like you still have to pay when you buy your own, but it's f*ckin delivered! hell yeah. if your panties are in a bunch and you need a buzzard, they're all over the map pretty early on.
5. learn as much of the map as you can, especially routes from high paying mission providers like martin to their missions. if you memorize those routes, you can be on your way back to the delivery while losing the cops.
so... here are the few actual quick ways to make money, even early on.
martin is your best friend. the first mission you get from him is "out of court settlement". shoot the lawyer, steal is car (passenger side, you're welcome) take it to your garage, go back grab the evidence and finish the mission. sell the car for 22k, wash, rince repeat. the mission itself pays out 4500 on repeat playthroughs and you can farm it pretty constantly til about level 70.
rooftop rumble is another favorite. it gives a good chuck of rp, and pays 12500 on repeats.
race with friends. i'm not saying you have to boost. but setting up a race with a few of your friends can be fun and pay well. set the races up for a 1 lap if you want to speed up the process. yes, down the drain and criminal records are fastest, but they're also incredibly boring races. at least do yourself the favor and race different races. you're missing out if you don't.
get the armored truck whenever you see it, don't go after the car thefts. the armored truck is easy cash in 20 seconds. follow quietly til you get to a red light. plant a sticky on the doors, blow them off when the light is green and the truck is away from other vehicles (their explosions can blow up the truck and the money inside), grab the cash and call lester. you can lose the cops, but why? you could call lester and finish a mission in about the same time.
hope these help and I hope some of you can add your tips to the list and help others.