Saints Row: How to earn money fast

Saints Row offers you countless ways to earn money and grow your criminal empire. Whether you’re playing as a bounty hunter, starting criminal enterprises, or just following the main story, almost everything you do in Saints Row will reward you in cash. However, not all businesses are worth your time if you are looking to fatten up your wallet quickly. Here’s a closer look at six businesses in Saints Row which will make you money fast.

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Focus on the initiatives

A Saints Row menu showing an updated Criminal Empire.

You’ll unlock Ventures a few hours into the main story of Saints Row. This unique feature allows you to start criminal businesses throughout Santo Ileso and generate passive income. Things start slowly – maybe you’ll make a few thousand dollars every hour – but they escalate quickly. Before you know it, you make over $ 50,000 an hour. Make sure you spend some time at the Empire Table in your HQ (located in the main room upstairs) and see which Ventures you can establish. Unlocking new quests is often tied to specific story missions, so keep an eye on your smartphone for missions related to your Empire Table.

Also, take note that your Initiatives generate revenue only while the game is running. So, if you don’t mind keeping your console on while you sleep (or go running errands), you’ll be damn rich before you know it.

Follow the main story

A player viewing mission details using their smartphone in Saints Row.

It’s boring advice, but you’d be surprised how much money is thrown at you just to follow the main story. Some missions offer some cash upon completion, although the rewards increase considerably as you progress through the game. Eventually, you’ll earn $ 15,000 or more by tackling a single mission. Not only do they guarantee a lot of money, but they are a significant source of experience points and additional perks (like new vehicles, weapons, or upgrades for your crew).

Eliminate threats

A threat location highlighted on the Saints Row map.

Threats come in many forms: some missions require the search and protection of a hideout, while others require the destruction of surveillance vehicles or nearby enemies. In any case, these are generally excellent sources of money and help improve the passive income generated by your Ventures. These missions don’t take long to complete, so consider checking them out every time you drive for one.

Collect cash

Most enemies drop money and ammo when defeated and you are seriously missing out if you don’t take a few seconds to collect them. Each drop is typically only a few hundred dollars, but as you’ll face waves of dozens (possibly hundreds) of enemies, it’s not uncommon to find several thousand dollars on the ground after a big fight.

Become a bounty hunter

Load the Wanted app onto your smartphone and you will have the chance to hunt down a high cash value target. It is not the most profitable way to make money Saints Row, but it allows you to get embroiled in some fun shoot-out and earn some bucks for your endeavors. You will also earn a good chunk of experience points.

Leave negative reviews

An @tcha location on the Saints Row map.

There are many side missions that reward cash, but @tcha missions are probably the most affordable. Simply find an @tcha icon on your map, go to it, then start by leaving a negative review – the lower the review, the more money you will make. Lower reviews also mean waves of bigger enemies, but if you’re up for a challenge, this is an easy way to make $ 10,000 in minutes.

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