Red Dead Online Money - How to Get Money Quickly in Red Dead Online

Red Dead Online Money - How to Get Money Quickly in Red Dead Online

If you want to get ahead in Red Dead Online, you’ll need plenty of dough. Here are the best ways to earn money in Red Dead Online.

Red Dead Online is finally here, allowing players to Posse up and roam around the Wild West at their leisure. There are PvP modes as well, and horse racing of course. You’ll earn money for doing just about anything in Red Dead Online, but considering just how pricey some of the guns and camp upgrades can be, you’ll likely want to know the best ways to make as much money as possible, as fast as possible. To make sure you're doing just that, we’ve put together a list of the very best ways to make money in Red Dead Online. We'll cover selling pelts, highlight the most lucrative missions, and show you a particularly good Red Dead Online Money Glitch. Let’s take a look.

We’ll be adding more and more Red Dead Online Guides as we spend more time with the game. You can check out our Red Dead Online Guides Hub to see what we’ve put together so far. If you head over now, you’ll find some helpful tips on getting started.

Red Dead Online Money Making Guide

If you want to get new weapons, clothing and horses in Red Dead Online, you’ll need money. The weapons in particular, can get pretty pricey, especially when you start adding in the cost of alternate ammo. Luckily, we’ve been playing every mission to work out which ones offer the most lucrative rewards. We’ve detailed them below.

Red Dead Online Money Glitch

As first reported on by Rockstar Intel, there's an easy way to make around $500 every 2 and a half hours or so. To do so, all you need to do is complete the first 6 story missions in Red Dead Online. This will earn you around $500 each time, including the treasure maps you'll be awarded. Then, all you need to do is delete your character and start again. Your money will carry over to the new character, then you can just keep repeating the process. It's one heck of a grind, but we've confirmed it to be the best way to farm money currently.

Best Ways to Earn Money in Red Dead Online

You’ll earn money for just about everything you do in Red Dead Online, but not much for the majority of activities. What we recommend you do is grind the two missions listed below until you have enough money to buy the weapons that you want. You’ll still need to rank up to unlock them, but at least the money will be there when you eventually do. Let’s take a look at the missions.

  • Kill Them, Each and Every One - this mission involves tracking down the man who killed Mr LeClerk. You’ll be directed to an area just south of Armadillo where you’ll clear out a gang and its leader. We earned a lot doing this mission, at times close to $20 in fact, and it took between 10 and 20 minutes. You’ll also get a Treasure Map the first time you do it. The one we found had $96 in it.
  • Kerosene, Tar and Greed - this mission is much less profitable than the last one, but is still worth your time. This i because you’ll kill a lot of guards which more often than not will give you valuable items when you loot them. We averaged around $35 dollars a run doing so.
  • Highly Illegal Activity - this story mission involves tracking down Montez and turning him in. You’ll get around $70 for your trouble.

Can You Select Specific Missions?

Unfortunately, you can’t select a specific mission to play through in Red Dead Online. What you can do is head into the Quick Join Menu through the left d-pad, and then select ‘Story Mission On-Call’. This will put you into a randomized story mission, so keep heading in and out of matchmaking until you get one of the good ones.

Sell Pelts to Earn Easy Money

In Red Dead Online, wolves will spawn randomly while you’re out and about. A good habit to get into early on is to kill and skin them when they show up. You can sell the pelts at the Butchers for a pretty good price. Try to kill them with your knife or bow for better quality pelts. Make sure you head to the Butchers regularly to check what you can sell.

Remember to Loot Bodies

You’ll kill a lot of people in Red Dead Online, so you should make the most of your ammo by looting everybody you can. You’ll find ammo, provisions, cash and most importantly—valuables. Pocket watches are very common, and can be sold to the Fence for good money. Just make sure you sell your collection regularly, so that you don’t run out of space.

Can I Use My Money From Red Dead Redemption 2 in Red Dead Online?

If you’ve been busy playing the single-player component of Red Dead 2, you’ll have racked up a fair bit of money. Unfortunately, you can’t use the money earned in Red Dead 2 in Red Dead Online. There’s actually very little crossover, in that your money, weapons, and stats do not carry over, shame!

For our Red Dead Redemption 2 guides, you can check out our main Red Dead Redemption 2 guides hub. There's also our complete Red Dead Redemption 2 cheats guide, a page on how to get a new horse in RDR2 if you're stranded in the middle of nowhere, and our guide on how to earn RDR2 money quickly in the wild west. We've also got a Red Dead Redemption 2 Legendary Hunting Loctions guide, and a look at RDR2 Legendary Fishing Locations. We've also got pages on how to find the Jack Hall Gang treasure, and how to get perfect pelts in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Jake Green

Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.

Read this next

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs: Recommended and Minimum Settings

Thanks to a listing on the Rockstar Games Launcher, we have an idea as to the PC Specs for Red Dead Redemption 2. Here are the Minimum and Recommended settings.

Starting Screen | A Great Port Is Always Worth the Wait

Whatever time it takes to make a game feel just right on a new system is well-spent.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Finally Coming to PC (And Stadia) Next Month

The long wait is over for PC rustlers and wranglers.

Take-Two CEO Says Next-Gen Won't Send Game Development Costs Soaring

Strauss Zelnick seems optimistic about dev costs for Scarlett and PS5.

Zombies May Be Appearing in Red Dead Online, If It's Not a Glitch

Undead nightmare part two, or just another quirky bug?

More Guides

Fortnite XP Guide - How to Earn XP and Increase Your Level

This is our guide to the new Fortnite XP system, and how you can earn XP to increase your overall level.

Fortnite Medals List - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punchcard

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punchcard refresh.

Fortnite 2 Map - All Named Locations and Landmarks on the New Fortnite Map

This is your overview to the Fortnite 2 map, including all the new landmarks and named locations on the Chapter 2 map.

Fortnite Upgrade Bench - How to Upgrade Your Weapons

Here's how to use the new Upgrade Benches in Fortnite, so you can upgrade your weapons.

More on PlayStation 4

PUBG's Next Season Will Have Players Flinging Blades and Pans in a Refreshed Miramar

Season 5 will focus on improving PUBG's second map and adds a number of new features, including the ability to toss items and melee weapons.

Bloodlines 2 Delayed to Avoid the Issues That Plagued the Original

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is still targeted for 2020, but it'll come out later than Hardsuit Labs had initially hoped.

Fortnite XP Guide - How to Earn XP and Increase Your Level

This is our guide to the new Fortnite XP system, and how you can earn XP to increase your overall level.

Fortnite Medals List - How to Earn New Medals and Refresh the Punchcard

This is our full guide to the new Fortnite Medals system, including how to earn them, and times for the Punchcard refresh.

Fortnite 2 Map - All Named Locations and Landmarks on the New Fortnite Map

This is your overview to the Fortnite 2 map, including all the new landmarks and named locations on the Chapter 2 map.

Why The Division 2 Is Still Hard to Jump Back Into

With the new Title Update and Episode, The Division 2 should be easier to get into, but it's not.

G2A Representative: "Do You Really Think You Could Illegally Obtain 100,000 Keys?"

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, G2A's head of communication Maciej Kuc fires back at critics of the key selling marketplace.

More Action Adventure Games

Starting Screen | A Great Port Is Always Worth the Wait

Whatever time it takes to make a game feel just right on a new system is well-spent.

The Lineup for Awesome Games Done Quick 2020 Includes Sekiro, Final Fantasy 8, and a Destiny 2 Raid

It will no doubt make any future raid time of mine look embarrassing.

Kamala Khan Stretches Her Way Onto the Playable Roster for Marvel's Avengers

Marvel's Ms. Marvel is here to get the Avengers back in action.

Shenmue 3 Looks Modern, but its Dialogue is Vintage Dreamcast

Don't forget to buy tokens if you wanna play.