Top gimmicky ways to make money, and get cheated

In order khổng lồ get anything done in The Sims 4, players will have to find a way make some money. Here are some of the best ways without cheating.

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In order khổng lồ get anything done in The Sims 4, players will have khổng lồ find one way or another for their household lớn make some money. Usually, the quickest & best way to bởi so is khổng lồ actually get a job, but if that's not an option or simply sounds boring, there are luckily many other ways khổng lồ become rich that don't involve typing in cheats.

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While some of these money-making methods require the player lớn already own a few items of their own, such as an oven or a woodworking table, some of them don't need any preparation. Ideal for challenges, here are ten ways to make money in the game without resorting to cheats.

Updated on November 18, 2021, by Anastasia Maillot: Since its release, The Sims 4 has sought khổng lồ bring as much diversity into the game's money-making methods. It's no longer realistic to lớn make money from simply doing traditional careers, & the trò chơi has addressed that pretty well by introducing a ton of different methods to lớn get rich. New expansions often come with new ways lớn make simoleons, one of the biggest ones being Cottage Living and the Dream home Decorator pack.

Without further ado, here are the best ways to make money in The Sims 4, without the motherlode cheat.

14/14 Become A Farmer


Thanks to Cottage Living, it's not possible to lớn take the idea of living off the land lớn the extreme. Players can begin their farming journey in Henford-on-Bagley's picturesque little farming community. There's a ton of new activities players can bởi to earn simoleons in The Sims 4, from growing bigger crops to making jam.

And of course, players can raise their own animals, such as chickens, llamas, & cows, which will all give back a bit of produce for a Sim to lớn sell at a market stand in town. Better yet, wait for the regular Finchwick Fair lớn get a boost to all selling prices.

13/14 Freelance, Part-Time, và Odd Jobs


If there's one thing The Sims 4 has done right, then it's introducing alternative & more flexible jobs that reflect the reality of the modern world. Not everyone works a nine to lớn five office job, and Sims can now also work different types & kinds of shifts lớn make money.

It's possible khổng lồ become a freelance worker and do small tasks here and there for a bit of money. Part-time jobs allow for more không tính phí time và flexibility while still being more traditional career paths lượt thích barista, fast food worker, or baby sitter and odd jobs provide an even larger variety of gig-like activities. Bottom line is, there's something for every Sim out there.

12/14 Ask For Money



The obvious way to make money in The Sims 4 is to find a proper job & just stick khổng lồ it. However, The Sims 4 has introduced a few additional features to these full-time jobs lớn gamify them a bit more. For one, there are active careers that let players follow their Sim lớn their workplace và perform small tasks throughout the day for maximum immersion. There's also the Interior Decorator Career, which is between a gig-type job & an active career.

Sims who have been khổng lồ university và have a degree in a related field can also begin a career at a higher level, with slightly higher pay. This also goes for Sims who are famous enough khổng lồ get random phone calls from NPCs begging for them lớn take a job opportunity.

10/14 A DIY Style Hobby

For households that already have a little bit of cash in their bank account, they can simply invest that money lớn get their hands on special objects that can be used lớn craft items, which are then sold. This includes objects lượt thích the woodworking table, flower arranging table, & even newer ones like the fabricator from Eco Lifestyle or the candle maker.

The knitting basket from the Nifty Knittingstuff pack is also great for making a few extra coins, & so is the Cupcake Factory machine, which eventually will allow players to sell those cupcakes to a local bakery. Even better, if the player has quite a bit of money, they can start a full-on retail store where they can sell their creations or even mở cửa a restaurant to flaunt their cooking skills.

9/14 Get Lucky

Sometimes, players don't even have to bởi anything to have cash just drop in their tài khoản out of seemingly nowhere. The various festivals in City Living include some fun competitions and games which give participants cash prizes or rewards which can be sold afterward.

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Alternatively, if the player really wants to kiểm tra their luck, they can play the lottery when it rolls around in the Seasons expansion. Sims have been known khổng lồ earn up khổng lồ a million simoleons, which can phối them for life. Moreover, those with the Wishing Well in their game can try khổng lồ ask for more money if they're feeling particularly lucky.

8/14 Flea Markets

Players with the City Living expansion should look forward khổng lồ one particular festival, which is known as the Flea Market. Not only will it feature a ton of townies coming over to lớn sell their own items & objects for a good price, but the player can also set up some of their own things.

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This is a great chance to sell any unwanted objects or collectibles without actually investing in a retail store. The only downside is that the player needs lớn wait until the flea market is in town to start selling.

7/14 Start Performing

Musical geniuses are in luck because starting an improvised performance is a perfectly valid way to make make money in The Sims 4 in just a few seconds. The only thing that's required is a musical instrument, such as a guitar or a violin. Some museums will also feature a violin for free, which lets Sims practice the skill.

If that sounds like too much of an investment, Sims can also sing anywhere. The Practice Singing interaction attracts any nearby townies, and even if the Sim is bad at what they're doing they might still give a few simoleons out of pity. However, with higher skills, the rewards are better too.

6/14 Use The Computer

Luckily with the existence of libraries, players no longer need lớn save up for a computer khổng lồ use any of the multiple useful functions it has. When it comes to lớn making money in The Sims 4, a computer is easily one of the best items in the game due to how versatile it is & how many ways there are to lớn become successful through it.

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Sims can either write books và sell them lớn a advertiser for royalties or they can also write jokes. Alternatively, they can put their programming skills lớn use & even start a video gaming livestream once they're good enough. The possibilities are endless.

5/14 Steal

If any kind of honest work sounds lượt thích the worst time ever, rest assured there are a few ways to lớn make money without doing any real work at all. The only requirement here is that the Sim has a specific trait given to lớn them in CAS, otherwise it will be impossible to do this.

Give them the Kleptomaniac trait, which will allow them lớn swipe just about any object they see. Be careful, however, since getting caught will give them the Embarrassed moodlet and prevent them from swiping again any time soon. Similarly, if they succeed in swiping, they need to lớn wait for the adrenaline rush to over before they can vị it again. The items can then be sold easily through the inventory.

4/14 Harvest and Garden

One of the favorite ways of many Simmers to lớn make some serious cash is through gardening và harvesting plants. In the beginning, if a household can't afford to lớn buy anything, just looking around in the nearby area will usually reveal some plants and trees which might be in season và carrying some fruit or flowers. These can be harvested và sold.

Eventually, Sims can set up their own garden, where they can cultivate whatever plants & vegetables they want. With higher skill comes better chất lượng crops, which also increases the amount of money the player can make.

3/14 Dig Collectibles

For those playing a particularly grueling challenge that prevents their Sims from getting a real job, the easiest & most immediate way lớn make any money in The Sims 4 is to kiểm tra the surrounding areas for any sort of rocks that can be broken for gemstones và crystals. Some of the rare ones sell for a really good price.

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Players will also find tiny mounds on the ground which can be dug, và treasure maps that can be used lớn hunt down treasure. Time capsules will usually carry collectible statues, which when sold fetch a decent price. Some critters lượt thích frogs can also be caught và sold.

2/14 Fishing At Easy Spots

Fishing might sound like a super boring and tedious job, but once Sims get really into it, the activity becomes surprisingly rewarding. In the beginning, Sims will have to lớn pick their fishing spots carefully và find places where less difficult fish are swimming. One of the best places is in front of Willow Creak's museum for instance.

Eventually, they can go for more challenging locations, such as the back of Oasis Springs' park, which has a very difficult fishing spot. However, the more difficult the fish, the better its price, and fishing can rack up some serious profits for a dedicated Sim.

1/14 Paint At Museums

In terms of the "meta" màn chơi of the game, it's safe to lớn say that painting is the most broken money-making method in The Sims 4. This is because Sims can become very good with very little effort, và easels are readily available at any museum. The downside is that the Sim needs to lớn play for the canvas on their own.

However, once the skill evolves, some of the paintings can go for incredibly high prices. Masterpieces can cost up khổng lồ several thousands of simoleons, và if a Sim makes a few of these per day, they can afford a huge mansion in no time.

The Sims 4 was released on September 2, 2014, và is available on PC, PlayStation 4, và Xbox One.