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This money making guide provides players with a list of ideas that can help them make money in RuneScape. When using this guide, players should keep in mind that the RuneScape economy is constantly changing, which means not all of the information given here will be completely accurate. Although these methods have worked for the majority of players, they are not guaranteed to work for every player. Making money is about working hard and using resources. Image:Coins_10000.png


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Effectiveness Members only? Details Requirements
***** No With a medium amount of starting gold coins, a player can travel to the Grand Exchange, and buy up items commonly used in player killing. Then, being sure to bank their items for safety before travelling, that player could make their way to the bank in Edgeville. After arriving, that same player should switch to a bounty world. Then, that player can sell their items for grossly inflated prices to the PKers there, with all the demand. It is suggested that the player sell items such as lobsters, Rune 2h's or adamant arrows. Profit from this method can vary depending on items used, and aggressiveness of marketing.However,the trade limit makes this money making method very limited in its profit, as free players can only make a 10k profit per 15 minutes. While one waits for 15 minutes while the profit maximum regenerates, one can preform another moneymaking technique. This can be extremely effective coupled with methods such as casting high alchemy, woodcutting the nearby yews, or PKing. None
***** No Betty's Magic Emporium in Port Sarim sells eye of newts for 3 coins each. Buy these in bulk from the shop and sell them on the Grand Exchange for 256 coins each making a profit of 253 coins each. (1,000 eyes of newt = 253,000 coins profit) None
***** No Raw chickens from Port Sarim can be bought for 9 coins each and sell them on G.E. for 70 coins each. None
***** No Rising Sun Bar in Falador sells Wizard's Mind Bombs for 3 coins each. They can be sold on the Grand Exchange for 102 coins each. Note that this method can be a bit slow as there is not a buy "X" option although it is still somewhat profitable. None
***** No Cheese and Tomatos spawn in Aggie's house in Draynor Village every minute or so. It can be taken and sold at the Grand Exchange for around 108 and 102 coins each respectively. None
***** No Clay can be bought at the Grand Exchange for 175 coins each and turn the clay into soft clay, which sells for 312 coins each. None
***** No Cowhides can be bought from the Grand Exchange for 161 coins. They can be tanned by Ellis at Al Kharid and the leathers exchanged sold back for 222 coins each. Tanning them into hard leather can sell for 221 coins. None
***** Yes if Humidify is usedotherwise No Buy empty vials from the Grand Exchange for 175 coins each. Fill them with water at any water source and sell the vials of water back for 212 coins. The eastern Varrock bank, western Falador bank, and the Culinaromancer's chest are all banks that have nearby water sources. Members who have access to Lunar Spells can cast Humidify to fill vials at a faster rate. This method is quicker but less cost effective due to the cost of runes. Please beware you only get a small amount of profit e.g. if you spend 93k you will only receive 5k profit 68 Magic if using Humidify method
***** No Buy items that are part of an armour set, package the components, and sell the sets. This is a very cash intensive process, as you must purchase each of the components separately (or make them) in order to create the sets. It is important to understand both the market and the kind of armour that you are packaging up. Some sets like rune armour require a quest to be completed (Dragon Slayer), and are unlikely to be purchased as a complete set. A patient merchant can purchase the components at the minimum price and sell the completed sets at the maximum market price, pocketing the difference as profit. Members have a significant advantage doing this with both wider diversity in terms of the number of different sets available and having six slots on the Grand Exchange to purchase components, but this can be done by free players as well. None
***** No Buy up commonly traded items in mass amounts at the Grand Exchange that are currently rising in price, wait until the item price levels off or starts going down, and sell the items. For example, suppose tin ore was 26 coins on the Grand Exchange and rising in price. A player with 2.6 million gold could buy 100,000 tin ore and watch the Grand Exchange graphs on the RuneScape home page, and once the price began to level off or fall, they could sell their ores. If tin ore went up only 10 coins each and that player sold all 100,000 at 36 coins each, they would make exactly 1 million coins in a matter of days for almost no work. This method may require some patience and careful price watching but can be very rewarding if done correctly. None
***** No Invest in tradeable discontinued items. Hold onto them for a while until the price rises considerably. Many players make hundreds of millions by "hoarding rares" (buying many discontinued items at once and holding them until the price rises). However, this strategy is mainly based on luck, as some rares can drop in price over time (such as santa hats). Even with the Grand Exchange being in place this can still be done, although investors would need to keep an eye on where the price is going. Also note that most discontinued items are very expensive, ranging in price from nine million coins all the way up to over six hundred million coins.(prices of discontinued change over months) A reasonable sum of money, perhaps more than a couple million coins!
***** No Buy pastry and pie dishes of equal amounts and make pie shells and sell them via the grand exchange. This results in 34,000 coins profit from 74,000 coins invested (224 of each respective item) None
***** No Buying up frequently traded items like swordfish and selling them at highest price. Though usually it can only give 5% profit of base fund per day, it can be very useful for wealthy players. At least 1 million coins

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