Players are always in constant need of money in GTA Online. With the frequent new content updates from Rockstars, there is always a reason to grind those extra dollars for the next shiny new vehicle.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 best ways to make money in GTA Online 2023.

1. Diamond Casino Wheel

The Lucky Wheel is the most straightforward gambling method available at the casino. After purchasing a one-off standard casino membership for $500, the player can spin the wheel freely, but it can only be used once per real-life 24 hours per account.

Gta 5 Lucky Wheel Trick
Diamond Casino Wheel

The player simply needs to walk up to the wheel and spin it, and they are awarded whatever is marked on the spot it lands on.

2. Time Trials

Time Trials are short race missions that take place in free roam while other GTA Online players, regular NPCs, and traffic are present. Completing them is fairly straightforward - players only need to reach the finish line on time.

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Time Trials

The races and their rewards are as follows:

  • Normal Time Trial -$100,000
  • RC Time Trial - $100,000
  • HSW Time Trial - $250,000

3. Coke Lock Up

The Cocaine Lockup is one of the easier businesses for passive income, as outside of restocking supplies, you won't have to do anything. The facility's staff will take care of the business. Overall, it pretty much runs itself in the background when the player is online.

Coke Lock Up is one of the best Businesses In GTA Online
Cocaine Lockup is one of the best businesses for passive income in GTA Online.

The player can make a whopping profit of $74,000 per hour with a fully upgraded Cocaine Lockup. Starting this business is fairly easy - you can just buy one of the cheapest MC clubhouses from Maze Bank Foreclosures and the cheapest cocaine lockup. You don't even need to do restocking quests, of course - just buy the supplies to get free money with a lower profit margin.

4. Warehouse

The Warehouse is one of the simplest solo businesses in the game - and that is exactly why it is the best. You can buy a warehouse from your CEO's office and begin the business right away. A large warehouse is required to sell more stock, but it would also require you to get another person.

Warehouse is one of the best Businesses In GTA Online
Warehouse is one of the best Businesses In GTA Online

For more money in the long run, it is best to reach the max solo sale of 9 crates ($126,000) right away. Filling up a large warehouse and sell the stock with friends will produce up to $2.2 million from 111 crates. This is the best business to clear if you have a large squad present.

5. Agency

The Agency allows players to complete VIP Contracts, Security Contracts and Payphone Hits. The main money generator in the Agency is a special safe that automatically generates money based on the number of security contracts you completed.

Agency Safe is the easiest and most straightforward way to get money.

For each 5th security contract completed, the safe's production goes up by $500. It can produce a maximum of $20,000/in-game day and can hold $250k at a time. Players need to complete 86 missions to make the production maximum. While this might seem to be a huge number, there are short missions that only take 5 minutes to complete.

6. Acid Lab Business

Sourcing supplies can be as easy as paying Mutt to order them, or you can get your hands dirty by reclaiming runoff from Humane Labs, stealing grain and volatile chemicals. Rolling up your sleeves and putting in a short shift yourself will even boost production speeds. Once cooked, the final product will need to be delivered to prospective buyers and kept out of the hands of the authorities.

Be sure to park the Brickade 6x6 outside the Freakshop as otherwise, you won't be able to access the source mission. Just like that, players can set up their Acid Business and earn that income.

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Acid Lab Business GTA

The profit margin of the Acid Lab is about the same as other businesses, however, it has other special quirks and benefits:

  • Acid Lab cannot be raided. Unlike the MC Businesses, players don’t need to keep disbanding their clubs to prevent raids.
  • Additionally, the Acid Lab is also very convenient. Players can restock it over the phone - there is no need to head over to the lab to purchase supplies. Furthermore, unlike the tedious Post-Op vans/Garbage Truck sell missions, players can easily sell their product with just one vehicle.

7. Nightclub

While the Nightclub can provide decent profit, it is not a fan favorite due to the general complexity. It relies on other businesses in GTA Online and can only generate profit if players already have investments elsewhere.

Nightclub business in GTA Online
The Nightclub is among the most profitable businesses in GTA Online later in the game.

After successfully setting up a nightclub, it will start to generate income. Depending on the club's popularity, you will make from $100 to $10,000 per day. Players also generate money by selling goods in the club's warehouse.

8. Meth Lab

Meth Lab is the second most profitable MC Business in GTA Online. It has a lower profit margin and high initial investment cost, so you need to grind it out a little before the whole thing takes off. Steal supplies until you have the last upgrade... and afterward, you can begin to buy supplies from the computer.

For a side business, the Meth Lab is going to be super useful as a side business in GTA Online, providing you with a good passive stream of profit.

 Methamphetamine Lab
Methamphetamine Lab in GTA Online

9. Bunker

Bunkers are purchasable properties in GTA Online added in the Gunrunning update. They are former military installments that you can buy to produce illegal firearms and sell them all over the city. It is the most profitable passive business, as you can just wait for the meter to fill then do a delivery quest to get the max amount of money.

Bunker in GTA Online

While you can get stock for the bunker yourself, it is best to just buy them using the laptop to save time. When selling, it is best to have a crew of 2 or 4 to cut down on the time needed, as you need to run 4 trips to deplete the whole bar. To understand thoroughly how you can run this business, refer to this GTA 5 Bunker guide for more information.

10. Heist Mission

Heist missions have become a staple for earning money in GTA Online co-op. Numerous heist missions present in the game can grant players various amounts of money.

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The Cayo Perico heist

The Cayo Perico heist is probably the best one. It takes you to a completely separate location from the usual Los Santos map, the tropical island of Cayo Perico. The best part about this heist is that it can be played alone - you don't need other players in order to grind it. This is why this heist has become the best grinding map in the game currently.

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