Making money by playing online games has been going on for quite some time now, and it’s become pretty common these days. This is just as true in Old School RuneScape. So, do you want to get in on the business and make money simply by adventuring? There are many ways to do that.
OSRS Gold: Farmed But Doesn’t Grow on Trees
The most popular, and arguably the most convenient, way of making real money in Gielinor would be selling RuneScape and OSRS gold. Farm Old School RuneScape gold and then sell them. Other methods will also be mentioned, but we’ll mostly talk about this, for obvious reasons.
Farming, of course, is simpler than it actually is. To be able to have significant earnings, you have to farm gold by the millions. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this. The only problem is that many of them are tedious and repetitive. You can always use a bot program and save yourself the time and effort, but you run the risk of getting caught and banned. At the end of the day, you have to choose between an easier (but riskier) or more mundane (and mind-numbing) but safe.
However, while doing it the old-fashioned way is a lot more time-consuming and tiresome, not all OSRS farming methods are equal. Some are more taxing and boring than others, while some a lot less, and perhaps even fun. This, of course, is subjective, so choose the ones you can tolerate and even enjoy.
The Many Paths to Riches
If there are many ways to farm gold, then there are just as many methods of selling it. And much like farming, they are very different from one another.
An outdated and rarely practiced method is direct selling. Aside from it being difficult due to the very small potential customer base, it’s also risky, as you can get caught in-game and get banned.
Another old and unpopular (but safer) method is selling through listing sites like Craigslist and eBay. While you get to evade the mods and you get more potential customers, these sites aren’t dedicated to the selling of gold and items in online games, let alone RuneScape and Old School RS.
Forums, meanwhile, are old but popular and trusted. Aside from the fact that they are for and by gold sellers and buyers, the tightly knit network ensures that scammers are easily tagged, ensuring that they’ll never be able to sell OSRS gold again.
A more convenient way to sell gold would be through re-seller sites. They buy OSRS gold at a fixed price and then sell them at a profit. If you’d rather have the middleman get a little less and you a lot more, go to trading platform sites instead. For a fee, you get to determine your own pricing and amount of gold per specific amount. While reseller sites are safer, trading platforms are more lucrative. It’s up to you whether you’ll sacrifice profit for a bit of safety, or be the master of your own gold-trading terms and get the most bang for your buck.
Itemizing Your Wealth
If gold’s not your thing, you can also sell items for cold-hard cash. Simply check which of them are hot in the Grand Exchange, farm them, go to a forum or a third-party site, and then sell them for real-life money.
The challenge for this is that unlike gold, what’s popular will inevitably change from time to time. Sure, there are items that will always sell like pancakes, but they’re way expensive and not easy to get your hands on, so it’s better to leave that to the more seasoned traders when a is said and done.
Paid to Play
Last but not least would be through power leveling. You offer services to level up skills, grind for certain items, and even farm for gold at a price. While it may seem like you’re “playing” for money, it’s not, as you have to meet quotas and demands.
With power leveling, you can either be directly affiliated under a group that sells the service, or do it yourself and determine your own terms. The latter is more relaxed, but it will be largely ignored if they’re not competitive enough, not worth the price, or worse, both.
To make money, you need to have money. Or in this case, OSRS gold, OSRS items, and gameplay knowledge. So, you think you have all that? Then it’s time to go make money in the real world through Gielinor!