Everything in the online world is expensive, well the best things are. We all want the luxurious apartment with 10 cars garage and the best weapons but to achieve that, we need money. Which missions or activities give the most cash ?
UPDATE: since the latest 1.0.3 patch, the quick replay has been removed. So sadly, from now on only the first completion gives 9000$, and every repeated run only 3000$.
"Violent Duct" from Gerald. It gives 9000$ and can be done solo in around 3-4 minutes. You have to be level 15 to start this mission. It is currently only the second best mission (as far as I know) to make money, but it's available from pretty early on and you can do it solo.
A few hints:
- do the mission on easy difficulty, you take less damage and still get the same reward
- a gun with high range comes in quite handy, get an AK-47 as soon as you have access to it
- flank them from the left side. As soon as you collect the coke, avoid the incoming enemies and just drive off the same way you came from
This mission was nerfed so it only gives you 3000$ per run after voting for repeat, but you can avoid that by pressing the R2 (quick restart) on PS3 (not sure about xbox, i guess right trigger) after rating the mission. The only problem with that is that you can't buy ammo between your runs. So bring a lot of ammo with you. If you run out of ammo, end the mission, restock and call Gerald until he gives you the same mission again.
So far the fastest, funnest, and most consistent way I've found to make money is repeated replays of either races or survival. Either way has distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Races, especially point-to-point street races with supers, take about 2-3 minutes and can net the winner 6K, plus some nice RP to boot. The top 7-8 positions will also make some money, but not as much. It pumps your driving skill to at the same time. The difficulty here is that it takes some driving skill to win the races.
Survival can also return some nice cash rewards. Cash and RP are based on the level reached, though it's not hard to make it to level 4 and get 4K out of it. This game type takes a bit longer, but has some other nice benefits. First, you're going to pump your shooting skill pretty heavily. Secondly, you'll get tons of ammo and weapon pickups. If you pick up a weapon you'll get to keep it until you log out of the session. It's nice to have a free spare RPG in your back pocket for a few hours.
The key to both of these approaches is to get a solid group of cohorts to grind the replays with. If you cut out having to wait for new player to join and people who like to loaf in the lobby, you can get very quick turn around.
Also don't forget to sell a car to LS Customs every 48 minutes. The best cars can get you up to 8K.