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Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« on: December 22, 2014, 03:24:27 PM »
Hi all,

Has someone figured out yet how you can make quick money in the sims 4? And I mean without cheats, using what you get in game. The garden gives a bit of money, but I haven't found an easy way yet. In the sims 3 you could just pick flowers all day (with the seasons expansion) and get some dogs to dig up stones and stuff for you, that way it went pretty quick.

So, is there anyone who has some ideas/tips for me?  ;D

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 05:26:52 PM »
I've found painting to be pretty quick, only a couple of days painting and you can be making a huge return on each one.  Writing is good too, the books are much much faster to write than in TS3, and the profits come each day instead of once a week.



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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 11:31:33 AM »
ah okay! I'll see if that works :)

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 10:42:42 AM »
I've found painting to be pretty quick, only a couple of days painting and you can be making a huge return on each one.  Writing is good too, the books are much much faster to write than in TS3, and the profits come each day instead of once a week.
Agree that painting can make huge return, but should also take the painter career which give the paintings a huge boost when in high level of career. My sim painted the same masterpiece  classic paintings twice which value at 1xxx at level 2/3, and 6xxx at level 8 of painter career. Guess being a reputable painter will make the paintings more worthy.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 11:18:44 AM »
The painting career is key because of the easel unlocks as well as the ability to sell to the Art Gallery.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 11:01:20 AM »
The quickest way I've found to get some good starting money - not extremely rich, but a good starting sum - is to start out focusing completely on whims and aspirations - the goal is to get to 3000 points as quickly as possible.  Switch around aspirations - there are several that have easy level 1 goals that can get you some quick points.  At 3000 points, get the Connections reward.  Then start joining and quitting careers.  You'll start at level 4, picking up the awards for the previous levels - including the bonuses.  That gets you several thousand dollars, and you can sell any of the career rewards you don't want.

Keep in mind, though, that if you later rejoin a career you quit, you'll start at level 3 the second time (I think you always start 1 level below where you were when you quit, but I haven't tested that extensively).  So if you want to continue in a career, make that the last career you join for the specific sim and just keep going in it. 

(By the way, if you do quit and rejoin, when you go from level 3 back to level 4, you won't get the career rewards again.)

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 01:21:48 PM »
One way requires you to play a household of more than one sim but no kids.  So like roommates, etc.  First, create your household.  Let's say three friends - so friend A, B and C.  Once done, place them on an empty lot which they can afford easy.  Now, go into Manage Worlds and go through the process of splitting the household up making friend C into his/her own household.  They will be in the Not In This World households.  Now, do the same to friend B.  So you should now have friend A living on the lot with friend C as a separate household and friend B as a separate household.  Once again, go into Manage Worlds and then in the upper right corner Manage Households.  Find friend B and merge them into friend A's household.  Because friend B was it's own household, he/she brings the 20k with them.  Then do the same with friend C.  You should now have a household with nearly 60k simoleans.  Much better than what you'd normally start with as a group of 3 roommates.



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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 04:40:18 PM »
Thanks for the tips! I didn't think of the career and household with friends thing :)

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2015, 12:54:21 PM »
I installed a mod that made Hacking and Programming a little more realistic. I get between 2 and  6 thousand dollars on Freelance work
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=543748

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2015, 04:16:11 PM »
I just invite the Goths or Landgraabs to move in.  You get all their cash and household goods so you can start off with a really great house full of furniture and a lot of money as well.  You can always go into manage worlds after and move them out into an empty lot.   They are then broke, but you're not.
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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 07:09:57 AM »
The painting career is key because of the easel unlocks as well as the ability to sell to the Art Gallery.
Yes, I agree with that, but isles aren't very expensive. Another thing that isn't too expensive is writing.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 07:57:42 AM »
For a different way of making money I like the woodworking skill. Not only can you make good money with it you can also make some of your own furniture for the house. Some of the furniture you make I like better than any you can buy because of the stats attached to it. Like the dinning table with a environment of 6 which is a lot better than any you can buy.
If you have Outdoor Retreat and learn the schematic for the Mascot Statue, I've had it sell anywhere from $1,500 to almost $5,000 and it seems faster to make that a large painting so it's a good money maker.
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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2015, 03:50:59 PM »
Yes, I agree with that, but isles aren't very expensive. Another thing that isn't too expensive is writing.

I guess you mean easels. And what metro mean is that painting career unlocks better easels than the one you buy from buy mode not because joining getting you free easel (unless you took free promotions from connections reward first). If you notice, the painting quality differ from basic easel from the one that unlock via painter reward

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2015, 04:03:56 PM »
I found that frog breeding is very profitable.  If you breed two Whirlyflower frogs together every 4 hours and sell the new ones for $160 each, it adds up fast.  You can make several thousand in a weeks time.  It's not a lot of money but it is a nice way to supplement your funds without much effort.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 03:34:23 AM »
I found the electronic recycling bin very useful especially if you throw a party.  For every resident in your household you get 10 simoleons for every plate, or cup etc, that you put in it.  eg 4 members 40 for every item.  This also works when you have trash left over from working on appliances.

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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 12:14:23 PM »
The quickest way is to abuse household merging. You can merge any sim not from your house hold into yours. Apparently the game will always give $20,000 for a household with a sim regardless if they actually have the money before or not. I split my family sim and re - merge them only to find out that the wife come back and bring an extra $20,000. You may repeat the process as many as you like.

If you feel like that is indeed cheating since I believe it might be just an oversight on developer part. The single best way to money making that require skills falls to Painting. Even without marketable painting is highly profitable and taking them make the profit margin grow even more.

If you have get to work, buying $15,000 violin and selling them on retail price at 100% markup is maybe the best thing provided you're patient at convincing your customer to pay a violin for a price of two. (in real life this simply will never even happen)

Electronic recycle bin is useful only if your sim turned off the autonomy since most of the time your sim will indeed decide washing the fish for free is far better than throwing it at garbage bin that will give money for it. To ensure the profit from every plate however you need at least have two sim in a household. Even eating baked alaska that cost $100 per servings you will gain $180 (since apparently the original plate of serving didn't dissapear after you took 8 portion of it). It require a lot of micromanaging and you will literally cried for every time your sim wash your dishes when you're not watching  if this is indeed your only way to get an income.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 08:01:35 PM »
Electronic recycle bin is useful only if your sim turned off the autonomy since most of the time your sim will indeed decide washing the fish for free is far better than throwing it at garbage bin that will give money for it. To ensure the profit from every plate however you need at least have two sim in a household. Even eating baked alaska that cost $100 per servings you will gain $180 (since apparently the original plate of serving didn't dissapear after you took 8 portion of it). It require a lot of micromanaging and you will literally cried for every time your sim wash your dishes when you're not watching  if this is indeed your only way to get an income.

There is a MUCH easier solution than "Turn off Autonomy"/"Micromanage" - don't install any sinks.

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When you use the recycle bin, the $10/Sim is actually earned by the individual sims and as such counts towards "Earn X Simoleans" whims and for the totals needed by the Fabulously Wealthy aspiration. Your kids can reasonably expect to have enough earnings for the 1st tier before even hitting Teen, and sometimes even the 2nd.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 08:44:48 PM »
Well still considering you can have 8 people in one household (i guess this is the limit) and assuming they at least at twice a day. you get almost 1k simoleon a day. However much easier method like painting could also earned the same if not more and need not rely on sim wanting to eat / drink at all. To get advantage of recycle bin, you need at least two sim household to at least get a free meal everyday. Meanwhile could be abused by single sim household or full household just about the same. So in my opinion painting is better.

NOTE: toward fabulously wealthy aspiration, if your household funds are already high, you only need to worry on earning part. However even a child sim could participate in video gaming competition. While not very reliable at first, when you do it often enough, you can always score a winning prize reliably. When entering teen it was even better because all skills are unlocked.

In no way i disrespect the recycle bin method but after a while watching your sim grabbing plates / garbage / glass got boring quickly. I actually much prefer having that electronic bin so that my sim didn't have to put the garbage out anymore.

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Re: Quickest way to make money? (without cheats!)
« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2015, 12:01:13 PM »
in my opinion you make much more money with selling bathtubs as painting. (30mn each, profit is a little random but can go up to more as 4k piece, tell me another job who earn you the same!)
On the side note, emotional painting are useful, but i think instant upgrade is more

Writing give you maybe less as painting, but on the side note you may get to the book of life... which many simmers won't play without it.


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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2015, 11:20:23 PM »
I can start out with a sim on an empty section and have 100,000 to build with in two weeks or so... painting is the fastest way to make large sums of money. Also your sim will throw out many whims to do with painting so before you know it you will have more than enough satisfaction points to get some really useful traits such as Marketable, Creative Visionary, Morning Sim, Night Owl, Savant etc. as well as moodlet solvers so your sim can paint 24/7 until the house is built.
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« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2015, 10:43:11 AM »
Photography is also a good way to make money quickly.  You don't need any extra equipment because you can use your phone, it levels very fast to its max (5) and as long as you are inspired you can make between 750 and 900 simoleans in about 10 minutes (works out at 4500+ per hour).  It is tedious to play though, and if you have it on a faster speed you will make less money per hour.

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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2015, 09:29:42 PM »
The quickest way is to abuse household merging.
Sure! And that was already same in TS3. Jump on the first rich sims you meet and marry him/her in one day. One of quickest way to never worry anymore on the money side.
Because it s so easy to marry, then i feel same, like almost a kind of cheating.

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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2015, 10:21:39 PM »
Photography is also a good way to make money quickly.  You don't need any extra equipment because you can use your phone, it levels very fast to its max (5) and as long as you are inspired you can make between 750 and 900 simoleans in about 10 minutes (works out at 4500+ per hour).  It is tedious to play though, and if you have it on a faster speed you will make less money per hour.

That's exactly how I earned enough money to buy an easel when I start out on an empty lot with 0 simoleons. Only I switch it up to painting asap.
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2015, 04:08:17 PM »
1,000,000 fans with live stream lvl 7 of tech guru branch can net you 4.5 THOUSAND simoleons per hour. using painting and selling them in your retail shop and only restocking the masterpieces works well and is more fun.

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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2015, 03:38:58 PM »
I have made over 200,000 Simoleans by having my gardener sims sell their entire collections.

Save those plants for the big home upgrade. It worked for me, but I do use a couple cheats bb.moveobjects on and the very rare Make Happy cheat.  I am into building complex structures and like the placement options made available by using the former.

I also have found that Writing skill and selling novels, guides and screenplays nets my sims some steady royalties. They are variable and I do not recommend selling to the journal. Stay in the middle and Sell to Publisher. It is guaranteed income with far less effort than gardening.

 

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