There are quite some houses and clothes for sale, but I do not have any money. What is the fastest way to get money in GTA San Andreas?
Running taxi missions can get you a small nest egg, which you then want to invest in the horse races - the odds of winning are pretty unrealistic. I seem to remember it being the same odds of success regardless of the odds on the horse.
Save your game before you start, and then bet the max you can on the longest-shot horse. If your horse wins, save, if not, reload your old save. In a couple of runs at this you'll have enough cash to clear the rest of the game easily.
Roboi’s Food Mart Courier Mission is the first thing I do when I start a new game.
It’ll get you around $10,000 each time you do it, and up to $2,000 in passive income once you’ve completed the mission once.
One pretty easy way is to finish all the challenges in flight school. Once that is done, a Hunter (modeled after the real life Boeing Apache Helicopter) will spawn at your air strip. When you attempt the vigilante missions you'll get $100,000 once you reach level 50 and the amount goes up for every level.
The vigilante missions mainly involves the destruction of three slow moving cars with stupid gangsters inside whilst the helicopter is armed to the teeth with a self-targeting machine gun and two unguided missiles and it is extremely durable.
It is really easy once you get used to the controls and I made $100,000,000 [$100M] in just 40 MINUTES!
Try it and see for yourself.
If you have no problem with using cheat codes, this cheat adds full health and armour, and gives you $250,000!
Two things I use to make money really quickly (other than what the other answers cover) are:
If you park the van relatively near two houses/ apartment doors, you can alternate between them, as the state of a house is reset when you enter another one.
I've gotten upwards of $20k in a 'night' like this
Taking over gang area not only nets you a greater passive 'gang' income (next to your house), but you can pick up the money that the Ballas/Vagos drop when you kill them.
This has the added benefit of upping your skills with guns. In the harder areas (more filled colour) the enemies drop SMGs and AK-47s by the last wave - I'm usually maxed out in at least these two guns (possibly machine pistols as well) by the time I leave for San Fierro.
If you have trouble taking over area, I've got a few tips:
The fastest way is to steal a tank from the military base play the 'Vigilante' missions.
I earned half a million in under half an hour doing this, without cheating.
The best way is in a place called "Inside Track" - The horseracing establishments. I started with $4000 and after an hour betting I ended with $5,510,028.
If you start at the downtown hospital, head right, then turn right at the first road, on your left-hand side you'll find an outdoor "mall" or concourse. In here, you can hide from the police helicopter, and cars cannot get at you. There's also a soda machine that you can use to heal yourself.
Run around in circles here, taking out everyone and all cops; you'll get a pile of handguns, and money from all the citizens wandering around, and if you're careful, you'll never get wasted.
Step 1: Go to Los Santos Tower with a BMX Step 2: Bike into yellow marker at the base Step 3: Bike fast and bunny hop off the tower Step 4: While falling, hold S to do backflips
You will get an insane stunt bonus that pays around $500 each time
I'd recommended Black Jack, it's slow at first because you have to build up your gambling skills in a casino to get to the high end tables however here's what i did
obviously if you loose you reload but you effectively double you money if you don't bet the maximum amount and i'm pretty sure one table you can bet a maximum of 10,000,000 (correct me if i'm wrong, i know there's a 1,000,000 table).
Black Jack is relatively easy to play and you are in a bit more control, more so with the results since what you bet is doubled after 1 win which 1 game can take a couple of minutes.
of cause much like other casino money gathering methods it requires luck and since the method requires a single dealer on the table (no players apart from yourself) you can get in at times, find the table you want and see that there are other players, you can still risk it with them but i choose not to.
the majority of the time spent in this is from saving/loading/looking for a table, i did this on the X-Box and from having no gambling skill took me about 20 minutes to get from ~400,000 to ~4,000,000 (i spent alot on houses and enough ammo to supply the US Military for a few years).
You can kill drug dealers for a quick influx of cash - They drop anything up to $2k. Note however that (despite cleaning up the streets) you actually lose a point in respect for each dealer you kill. This doesn't add up to much, you can kill enemy gang members to make up for it, but just be aware.
The dealers that I know of are:
If you stand near them, they will say something like "What'cha need?", which you can respond positively or negatively. They're usually armed with a pistol, so if you plan on taking them out, do so quickly.
I think this question needs answer that focuses on what is actually fast and efficient, not what is just fun or interesting way to get money.
Missions to earn money
1. Firefighter missions ($45,000 for level 12 + Fireproof CJ)
Reason why this is number one is that:
To get a firetruck, just start a fire by making a car explode. However, do not shoot it to explode as this will award wanted level. Instead shoot it until it starts burning, then wait. Firetruck will arrive. This can easily be done as soon as you have any firearm.
Finishing the missions makes you fireproof forever in addition to cash reward.
2. Vigilante missions (Unlimited money + armor increased at level 12)
This option is number two because, unlike Firefighter missions, requires unlocking Las Venturas and obtaining Rhino or Hunter to be pulled of easily. You can try this mission in any police vehicle, but police vehicles cannot be repaired at Pay'n'Spray which means you need to be a really good driver. I did not manage to pull it off with police motorbike or car.
With Hunter or Rhino, you an keep going with this mission forever - your vehicle is basically indestructible. The profit increases with each level up to infinity, but the difficulty does not - it stops increasing after level 12.
There is a glitch too. If you enter a fast food your targets will often die and you'll get the reward.
3. Paramedic missions (over 9000 and increased max. health)
Unlike firefighter missions, paramedic ones are tightly bound to location of single hospital. I would recommend west Los Santos or Las Venturas locations, since they have flat terrain and simple road design.
The profit is not so big with those but still significant. However it's quite easy to accidentally run over patient and fail the mission.
4. Courier missions
Every city has a store which can become your money generating asset if you pass four levels of it's respective delivery missions. They all follow the same pattern - you ride a two wheeled vehicle and throw packages into drop off coronas (red rings). You gain money for each level, about $25,000 total. Upon completion, the related business will generate up to $5,000. Quite frankly, that's not so much money compared to to missions mentioned above.
The missions are:
Unless you're very skilled, always stop or decently slow your vehicle before throwing. Missing will cost you much more than you could ever gain by hurrying.
5. Burglary (approx. $4,000 per night)
This one is not so efficient, or fast or easy, but it's quite fun, so if you find repetitive missions boring, this one is for you. This mission will be introduced to you during the first phase of the game. It requires specific car and can only be started after 20:00.
5. Pimp missions ($16,500 and you get paid for whoring if you finish)
Those are quite boring because you repeatedly visit same locations. You will be a personal driver for two prostitutes, who will share their profits with you as a reward. The gain is increased with each level. Upon completion, you get money for using prostitute's services.
It requires special pimp car called Broadway found mostly around the Los Santos airport.
Killing crack dealers (min $2,000 per corpse)
Those guys will spawn a lot arounnd Los Santos after the Dooberman mission.
Each will drop at least two thousand dollars. They can defend themselves, so either take them down with a quick headshot or run into them with chainsaw.
Gambling (after unlocking Las Venturas)
Collecting Horseshoe collectibles increases your chances of winning a gamble. If you have collected enough of them, this is quite recommended option.
Ways NOT to earn money
Just try to win the one million dollar prize on wheel of fortune at the four dragons casino. Hopefully you'll be lucky enough to win!
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