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Jimbatron

The Lone Wolf's Guide to Making Money and Research

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Is it possible to sell 4 cars at once when playing on your own?

 

Obviously you can only drive one at a time, but can you leave the others and come back to them?

Really, you shouldn’t sell more than one car at a time. Vehicle Warehouse is the one thing in this multi-player game you can easily do solo, so it’s better to use the 32 Car Method. Sell one high-end car, and by the time you source it back, it’s almost time to sell again. Do this all day, and you’ll make some dough. If you already have some bank, you can just do it once per day to replenish anything spent griefing, or work it into your grinding routine.

 

For those not familiar w/ the 32 Car Method, it is simply this: fill your Vehicle Warehouse with thirty-two cars, no more, no less. Sell off any duplicates, so that you have thirty-two unique vehicles. Then, sell one high-end car. When you source the next car, it will be the same high-end car you just sold. Lather, rinse, repeat...

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SeberHusky

Ive been away from the game for 10 months. I never played in public lobbies because its always die die die killed by people. The last money making routine I had was looping potshot over and over. I have no idea how to make enough money in a solo invite only lobby. Any ideas? Friend told me he got to rank 105 just by replaying races over and over, but when they only pay $1,000 solo and 500-1000 RP that is a lot of boring grinding. Any ideas?

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Ive been away from the game for 10 months. I never played in public lobbies because its always die die die killed by people. The last money making routine I had was looping potshot over and over. I have no idea how to make enough money in a solo invite only lobby. Any ideas? Friend told me he got to rank 105 just by replaying races over and over, but when they only pay $1,000 solo and 500-1000 RP that is a lot of boring grinding. Any ideas?

I’ve made loads of cash by doing contact missions solo and selling Sentinel XS’es and Sandking XL’s. I’m having fun grinding so far, now at rank 178. It can be boring at times, but still beats dealing with asshats of all kinds.

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SeberHusky

 

Ive been away from the game for 10 months. I never played in public lobbies because its always die die die killed by people. The last money making routine I had was looping potshot over and over. I have no idea how to make enough money in a solo invite only lobby. Any ideas? Friend told me he got to rank 105 just by replaying races over and over, but when they only pay $1,000 solo and 500-1000 RP that is a lot of boring grinding. Any ideas?

I’ve made loads of cash by doing contact missions solo and selling Sentinel XS’es and Sandking XL’s. I’m having fun grinding so far, now at rank 178. It can be boring at times, but still beats dealing with asshats of all kinds.

 

Oh I don't mind grinding, it's just I need to learn some new tricks since everything costs so damn much now

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Hécate-II

Ive been away from the game for 10 months. I never played in public lobbies because its always die die die killed by people. The last money making routine I had was looping potshot over and over. I have no idea how to make enough money in a solo invite only lobby. Any ideas? Friend told me he got to rank 105 just by replaying races over and over, but when they only pay $1,000 solo and 500-1000 RP that is a lot of boring grinding. Any ideas?

 

You will get much more by playing VIP jobs in invite-only session...

-Open Interaction menu, go in SecuroServ, Register as VIP, various missions can played solo.

 

The base payout for Headhunter may be $20.500/2000 RP. You can do it in 5 min with a random car, or get an aircraft.

Furthermore, wait like 5 min(cooldown), and start Sightseer, its a job of courrier, its really better to grab a NPC helicoptere, like Frogger or Maverick that spawn at the Marina. Similar payout, quiet job.

 

(not my video)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McasDfOoGNA

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Ive been away from the game for 10 months. I never played in public lobbies because its always die die die killed by people. The last money making routine I had was looping potshot over and over. I have no idea how to make enough money in a solo invite only lobby. Any ideas? Friend told me he got to rank 105 just by replaying races over and over, but when they only pay $1,000 solo and 500-1000 RP that is a lot of boring grinding. Any ideas?

 

You will get much more by playing VIP jobs in invite-only session...

-Open Interaction menu, go in SecuroServ, Register as VIP, various missions can played solo.

 

The base payout for Headhunter may be $20.500/2000 RP. You can do it in 5 min with a random car, or get an aircraft.

Furthermore, wait like 5 min(cooldown), and start Sightseer, its a job of courrier, its really better to grab a NPC helicoptere, like Frogger or Maverick that spawn at the Marina. Similar payout, quiet job.

 

(not my video)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McasDfOoGNA

 

 

You have to buy that big apartment/skyscraper with the 30 car garage to unlock those options though right?

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You have to buy that big apartment/skyscraper with the 30 car garage to unlock those options though right?

 

 

no no...just play the missions. Don't buy anything.

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You have to buy that big apartment/skyscraper with the 30 car garage to unlock those options though right?

 

no no...just play the missions. Don't buy anything.

 

He either needs an office or fork out a million to register as CEO. getting 22500 per so many cooldowns won’t make much profit that way. I grind missions, preferably fast ones, like Chopper Tail and spam it in a playlist. It takes 5 to 6 minutes to solo it and netts you 13360 per run. It ‘s effortless grinding netting $133600 per hour including a pee break. Boring after some time, but fortunately I can grind like an autistic.

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You have to buy that big apartment/skyscraper with the 30 car garage to unlock those options though right?

no no...just play the missions. Don't buy anything.

He either needs an office or fork out a million to register as CEO. getting 22500 per so many cooldowns won’t make much profit that way.

 

 

nah...R* changed the VIP status requirement since Gunrunning release, now you only need $50.000 instead 1Mio in your bank account. So any beginner can register as VIP and play VIP jobs, run Gunrunning/Smuggler missions.

 

I like contact missions, really, but recently I created a list with my fav ones, typically the high level ones, and solo you only make like 10-13k per mission.

The base payout is low for contact missions, its more efforts than VIP jobs. Despite thats fundamentally the same jobs(like Trash Talk, Diamonds are for Trevor, Rooftop Rumble, Defender...etc).

 

What I do: I play Headhunter, and right after I start Trash Talk from my office, so I start the mission from there, I ask a Buzzard...

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I m using an upgraded Vigilante for contact missions these days. The Buzzard hasnt left the helipad in a while. Trash Talk still gives a nice enough payout for the time spent, like Chopper Tail does. I also dont have to max income in as little time possible. Its okay to run a mission for a minute longer. Main thing is, Im generating a very decent income, without having to play in pubic lobbies. When I have to enter a pubic one for resupplies or deliveries, which I seldomly do, I set my MTU very low for a few minutes and then jump back to Invite/Friends only again. Bit of a hassle, but avoids a lot more hassle.

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4ward

Supply based businesses do charge $9400 each every 24 mins, right?

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IceDree

Supply based businesses do charge $9400 each every 24 mins, right?

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Supply based businesses do charge $9400 each every 24 mins, right?

I get 4700 each 48 mins if I register as CEO. I buy supplies, have them manufacture weapons and as soon as they start, I unregister and go to a closed friends session. Staff keeps working, no charge seen when I’m not registered. Dunno if I missed a few messages.

 

Last time I bought supplies for 75K and didn’t make a profit at all. Sales value was 75K too. Doing contact missions and selling sandkings is more profitable. I make 100K for about an hour of fun with my Vigilante.

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Supply based businesses do charge $9400 each every 24 mins, right?

I get 4700 each 48 mins if I register as CEO. I buy supplies, have them manufacture weapons and as soon as they start, I unregister and go to a closed friends session. Staff keeps working, no charge seen when I’m not registered. Dunno if I missed a few messages.

Last time I bought supplies for 75K and didn’t make a profit at all. Sales value was 75K too. Doing contact missions and selling sandkings is more profitable. I make 100K for about an hour of fun with my Vigilante.

If your bunker is fully upgraded, you should gross 210k from a full supply bar, netting you £135k if you bought supplies. Given you can do other stuff to earn money while it fills up, and the mission typically only takes 10 minutes, there's no reason not to do it.

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MikeMyth

Why do I get charged $9000 in utilities daily, if all I'm doing is my Cocaine Lockup atm?

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Rafae

Why do I get charged $9000 in utilities daily, if all I'm doing is my Cocaine Lockup atm?

 

That's the daily fee for the coke business

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Why do I get charged $9000 in utilities daily, if all I'm doing is my Cocaine Lockup atm?

That's the daily fee for the coke business

Ah, so it's different per business then, thanks.

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The First Hunter

Is the Chumash bunker any good for sell missions?

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AboveAndBeyoncé

Thanks for this guide Jimba I put it to use on my second account who 3-4 days ago had a level 28 character and since I started grinding heavy and incorporating this guide, I've made $7.5 million (minus 1 mill for office and 1.5 mill for I/E Warehouse) and I made it to level 71 I plan to grind 500k more tommorow so I can buy a bunker to apply to my grind. :)

 

P.S. Mods.... Pin this! Such a useful thread!

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Jimbatron

Firstly, thanks to anyone who voted for this for "Most Helpful GTA Topic 2017". Was really flattered it won and very glad it appears to have helped people. Bang, have that microtransactions!

 

I have updated the OP to include the possibility that you may want to do the new Doomsday Heist Preps (which can be done as a Lone Wolf / Solo) whilst you are waiting for your heist buddies to come online. There is also a link to a calculator so you can work out what your effective payout per 60/20/5 min is for each heist:

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KiRYIb9EKUgHeUOKJSbk1oeWRNqLsfns

 

Based on some benchmark times, for many players swapping in a Heist Prep looks unlikely to rival Headhunter - but maybe that will change as we all get more practice at them. There is also a definite appeal if you know your friends will only be online at the same time for a limited period of clearing the Preps before they arrive, so you have a better chance of completing the Setups and Preps when you are all together.

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Is the Chumash bunker any good for sell missions?

 

Sorry for late reply. I think it's OK. It's close enough to Los Santos where the majority of the sale missions are - some towards the East may end up taking you a bit longer. I picked Smoke Tree Road as it is close to the freeway and the airfield.

 

I think the one to avoid at all costs is Paleto Bay as it is so far from all the sale points.

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MaxBazooka01

Paleto Bay isn't too bad if you buy supplies I've made about 5 mil from it and I've only failed a sale twice. I bought it when I had very little money to spare.

 

And a quick question, if I were to switch bunkers what would happen to my upgrades, would they transfer to the next bunker or would they act as part of the trade-in price?

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FukNRekd

Paleto Bay isn't too bad if you buy supplies I've made about 5 mil from it and I've only failed a sale twice. I bought it when I had very little money to spare.

 

And a quick question, if I were to switch bunkers what would happen to my upgrades, would they transfer to the next bunker or would they act as part of the trade-in price?

Upgrades are lost, don't know if they are in the 50% refund. I will prolly be moving from zancudo to farmhouse.

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MaxBazooka01

Welp, I'm certainly not moving bunkers.

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Luigi22

Could we finally get this pinned, so useful for new players and players without crew/friends playing. There are even less useful ones pinned for Online 2018.

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FukNRekd

R.E. fast tracking research; why does it seem like everyone is pushing to fast track research to unlock everything? Most people probably won't use all 50+ upgrades so why not just unlock the ones you want?

 

 

Also, regarding the heists as a good way to make money... every one I've done ended up taking close to or over an hour to complete. I get way more money running guns and cars. It's just not worth the time and frustration invested. If they cannot be done in 20 minutes it makes no sense to me to waste my time there. What am I missing?

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:45 PM, FukNRekd said:

R.E. fast tracking research; why does it seem like everyone is pushing to fast track research to unlock everything? Most people probably won't use all 50+ upgrades so why not just unlock the ones you want?

 

 

Also, regarding the heists as a good way to make money... every one I've done ended up taking close to or over an hour to complete. I get way more money running guns and cars. It's just not worth the time and frustration invested. If they cannot be done in 20 minutes it makes no sense to me to waste my time there. What am I missing?

 

Pac Std should net you 400k in about an hour if you know how to do it well - all setups and the finale included. You won't beat that with freemode activities - especially when you can have your bunker filling up whilst you do the heist. It still looks like the best money in the game to me, more so than the DD Heists where the extra preps required are a time drain.

 

The downside with Pac Std? You need three friends available who are good at it to do it in a time where you get that kind of $ per hour return. This guide is designed for making money when your buddies aren't online.

 

EDIT - just noted the forum update botched my table up. Will need to fix...

 

 
Time Activity Started Balance Change Total
0hrs 0min Buy Bunker supplies -75,000 -75,000
0hrs 5min Buy Coke supplies -75,000 -150,000
0hrs 10min Source I/E Vehicle   -150,000
0hrs 15min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 -75,000
0hrs 20min Headhunter 21,000 -54,000
0hrs 25min Source I/E Vehicle   -54,000
0hrs 35min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 21,000
0hrs 45min Headhunter 21,000 42,000
0hrs 50min Source I/E Vehicle   42,000
0hrs 55min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 117,000
1hrs 0min Headhunter 21,000 138,000
1hrs 5min Source I/E Vehicle   138,000
1hrs 15min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 213,000
1hrs 20min Headhunter 21,000 234,000
1hrs 25min Source I/E Vehicle   234,000
1hrs 35min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 309,000
1hrs 40min Headhunter 21,000 330,000
1hrs 45min Source I/E Vehicle   330,000
1hrs 55min Sell I/E Vehicle 75,000 405,000
2hrs 0min Headhunter 21,000 426,000
2hrs 5min Sell Coke 168,000 594,000
2hrs 20min Sell Guns 210,000 804,000
2hrs 30min Total   804,000
Edited by Jimbatron

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MikeMyth

With Nightclub popularity missions now boosted to 25%, are these worth it for the solo player now? Also wondering if there are any other solo guides like this.

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computertech82

I have issues with the 'research' in the bunker. It seems to take far more supplies to research something. "fast tracking" is NOT even close worth it. Far too expensive and would add up the several MILLIONS, not including the supply cost and time. Vehicle warehouse car sales is more crap than good. Sometimes you can get 3+ waves of enemies and take you out and screw up the car, losing money. Same with weapon sales. 

I've found the biggest and best money per minute has been the martin dispatch and simeon repo missions, especially on a 2x week.  

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