So you are in need of cash and want some methods on how to do so?
This guide will cover some of the basics of earning money in freeplay Runescape.
Be mindful of food consumption. Not only does food heal a character's life points, it can also cost money. If you need to use food at all, pick a cost effective food and a monster that wont hit you too hard.
|Monster||Reccomended combat level||Details|
|Chicken||Any||Chickens are one of the easiest monsters to kill in runescape. Pick up their feather's which is stackable if you wish to make money. sell the loot in the Grand Exchange. There is no way to die from a chicken, they will always hit 0's when a players life point is 1, making them the ideal monster to kill at much lower level's. Feathers are used both by members fleatching arrow's and by F2P/P2P alike training fishing through the fly fishing method. The Chicken is found in the Varrock Champion's guild, Lumbridge farm's or the farm south of Fallador.|
|Cow||Any, Level 10+ reccomended||The Cow can be found in the Lumbridge cow field's and the north-eastern Draynor field. They drop bone's, cow hide's and raw beef. All 3 are popular and in demand and can easily be sold to the Grand Exchange for a good price. It is good experience/cash for lower level's, but cow's can be dangerous to a starting player, so caution and/or food is advised at lower level's.|
|Wizards||Level 20+||Be very careful when killing a Wizard, their magical attack's can be deadly for their low level and if you wear metal armour, you are as good as dead. These blue robed spellcasters can be found in Wizard's Tower and drop a range of runes as well as expensive wizard robe's (collect these) and the occasional water talisman (These are worth a average of 10,000 GP in the Grand Exchange!)|
|Strongholf of Player Safety Monsters||Depending on monster: 20-70+ respectively||The cockroaches of the Stronghold of Player Safety drop a varienty of items worth several thousand gold each. The Higher level one's can drop rare and expensive rune items and are therefore a decent way to earn money.|
|Lumbridge Catacomb Monsters||20+||These monsters drop a variety of thing's, some stackable and therefore worthwhile. for example the ranger and mage creatures drop various magic and ranger equipment which all stack's up.|
|PVP||20+||Ok, other player's are not monster's but they sure are more dangerous then one! kill other people in risky and fun situations. They drop loot when you kill them, you get it? This can be done in either a PVP or Bounty Hunter world|
|Hill giants||35+||Kill them, either bury the big bones or collect them with some of the more rarer loot. Very popular monster, killed by many nearly all the time.|
|Dark Wizards||41+||More dangerous then their blue clad fellow spellcaster's, found just outside varrock and agressive to all under level 41.|
|Hobgoblin||45+||The best place is the peninsula near the crafting guild where loads of hobgoblins wander about. Great Money/Experience balence and close to a bank.|
|Moss Giant||50+||Stronger than Hill giant and with better drops. Found in Crandor and Varrock sewers.|
|Greater Demon||80+||Hold up! why is'nt the lesser demon mentioned? the reason is: their drop's are terrible, they hit almost as often as the greater and they are far away from a bank. Greater demons are found in the Wilderness Volcano, right near a bank and drop better rune Items that the Cockroach soldier from the stronghold of player safety. Since it is part of the Wilderness, watch out for revenants!|
Amazed that this is here? Well, provided you got the money or fished/collected the resources itself, of course cooking make's money! Fish/collect what you want and cook it to make money, the following Table supply's some alternative method's.
Oh and, dont eat your food by accident!
|Food||Cooking level and other requirements||Details|
|chocolate dust||4+||Use your knife on a chocolate bar, this will turn it into dust. Either collect or buy the chocolate bar's, and sell the dust in the Grand Exchange. Member's use it for their potions. Not the best money making method, but hey you're still very low level in cooking and it usualy does make a profit.|
Buy/collect flour, tomatoes, jug of water and cheese from the Grand Exchange for a cheapish price. Dont worry about burning too much, because even if you do burn some you still make a decent profit. Adding topping's to the pizza actualy make's less money than just a plain one.
Crafting is a underated skill, but it is still scarce when it come's to money making, unless you get everything yourself!
|Leather||1||Oh so simple, oh so effective too! Buy cowhide's from the Grand Exchange and tan it in Al Kharid for a cheap price. Heck, kill the cow's yourself and you're all set! Sell it in Grand exchange for a tidy profit.|
|Wizard's Robes||1||Buy black robes and blue dyes, use the dye on the robes and sell the wizard's robes. sometimes the price is unstable in the Grand Exchange, so keep an eye on it.|
|Gold ring||5||Buy gold bars and a ring mould. make sure the ring mould is in your inventory. By using the gold bar on the furnace (the best is Al Kharid) you can create gold ring's and also make a profit off member's training summoning who need gold ring's.|
|Gold amulet||8||Double the xp compared to gold ring's but seriously lower profit. But please note: it is generaly considered to be easy to sell quickly resulting in potential quick profit/experience balance.|
Why is this here? you may ask. Well it's here because There are two method's to make money via firemaking, and they are still very useless and seriously low income methods.
|Log's||1||People who fish at Musa point sometime's want to cook their food but do not have any log's and neither do anyone else. If you want to be a scunge who is respected by none, you may light the fire for a price.|
|Ashes||1||Burn log's and collect the ashes. Also many firemaker's just leave the ashes, collect those too. ashes sell for around 15-20 coin's on average, which is actualy higher than the price of buying willow log's.|
Straightfoward. Fish the highest level requirement fish you can that make's a profit! some of the more popular fish are listed below
|Crayfish||1||fish them and sell them raw. the closest bank is Lumbridge and the closest fishing spot is behind the Lumbridge church. Not exacly an very effective method, but the best you got at this level.|
|Tuna||35+||You only start to make money around this level. Harpoon tuna at Musa point, the higher the level the more tuna and therefore cash.|
|Lobster||40+||One of the best money maker's avaliable to F2P. cage fished at Musa Point, the higher the level the more Lobster and as a result profit. These will always and forever be in demand due to being one of the best fish for healing and used very often by Members and free-players alike.|
|Swordfish||50+||Same rule's as the other two. When you fish Swordfish (Musa Point) you use a harpoon and the higher the level, the more often you catch them. You get both tuna and Swordfish at level 50+ at the same spot so collect both or just swordfish.|