GTA 5 Online money guide: CEO crate system vs Biker businesses – Best money-making method revealed

Prolific GTA tipster MrBossFTW reveals the ultimate money-making guide in GTA Online.

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GTA 5 Online money guide: CEO crate system vs Biker businesses – Best money-making method revealed Rockstar Games

Prolific YouTuber and GTA tipster MrBossFTW (aka Ross) has revealed the ultimate money-making guide in GTA Online after comparing the potential earnings through the CEO's crate buying and selling system against Biker businesses in the game. As Ross admits, the guide entirely focuses on identifying the best money-making method between the CEO missions and the Biker business missions.

In his ultimate breakdown of two most-profitable business ventures in GTA Online, Ross talks about the intricacies in buying and selling stuff to reap the highest returns in the game.

Among the two business ventures, the CEO missions are said to be more expensive with its initial-investment costs going up from $1 million to $6 million. Besides, the warehouses in the CEO mode are relatively more expensive than their Biker counterparts.

The Biker Clubhouses can be purchased for a throwaway price of $200,000 while the warehouses could be acquired at another $200,000.

As Ross explains, you will need nearly $3m to $4m to get fully setup with the CEO business while the Biker business will cost you barely $1m to setup completely.

There is another key point to consider while choosing your path to fortune and glory in GTA Online. The CEO missions will enable you as a leader to hire three more players to assist you in your job, but the Biker missions allow up to eight players to work together as a team.

To be precise, you obviously have the advantage of numbers with more players in the Biker missions, especially for doing the tougher jobs in the game.

The other key factor you need to consider is that 95% of the CEO missions are done inside the city while you can choose to do 50% of the Biker missions within the city limits. However, the mission setup for both the Biker and CEO missions look identical, as you have one headquarters or one clubhouse, and five warehouses to store contrabands and goods in each scenario.

In CEO missions, the assistants are paid a fixed sum of money based on the amount of time spent on each mission, whereas the Biker missions do not pay the associates based on the timer. In other words, Biker missions will restrict the payouts to just the selling missions and associates will not be paid for their services during the buying missions.

As a CEO, you will be charged a minimal tax rate (roughly $2800 per game day) for CEO businesses. But, as a President, you will be coughing up higher tax-rates (nearly $30,000 every 48 minutes in the game) for Biker businesses.

The vehicle delivery upgrades are restricted to the CEO warehouses while the Biker warehouse allows you to upgrade equipment, staff and security. It is recommended to perform all the aforementioned upgrades in order to maximise profits in both CEO and Biker missions.

Tip#1: Avoid raids on your warehouses to protect the item stocks. The raids can happen in both CEO and Biker-kind-of missions.

Assuming that you have all five large warehouses affiliated with your CEO organisation, each one of these warehouses can hold net goods worth $2.1 million. The net worth of each CEO-based warehouse is far greater than any Biker warehouse in the game.

Biker businesses/warehouses net-worth breakdown

Here is the complete list of Biker Businesses and their net worth breakdown in dollars:

  • Document Forgery Office - $126,000
  • Counterfeit Cash Factory - $294,000
  • Cocaine Lockup - $420,000
  • Methamphetamine Lab - $357,000
  • Weed Farm - $252,000

Tip#2: To be precise, one CEO warehouse ($2.1m) is more profitable than all of the Biker warehouses (nearly $1.5m) combined. If you are doing the Biker missions then the two most profitable ventures are the Cocaine Lockup and the Methamphetamine Lab.

Tip#3: There are several factors that determine the profitability of CEO missions over the Biker jobs. The CEO setup requires you to purchase goods before you can sell them, whereas the Biker setup allows you to manufacture stuff at your warehouse through the NPCs at work.

Tip#4: You can either buy the raw supplies or steal them from pre-designated locations. It will cost you $75,000 to replenish five bars of supply or $15,000 for one bar of supply in your Biker warehouse.

Tip#5: The Biker warehouses will only need periodic restocking or resupplies as opposed to constant monitoring required for CEO warehouses. However, you will earn a multiplier bonus while selling goods outside the local city from Biker warehouses.

Tip#6: The warehouse upgrades generally tend to be more profitable with the Biker missions than the CEO counterpart.

Tip#7: The bottom line is that the CEO missions are undoubtedly more lucrative than the Biker version as they offer better vehicles, more user-friendly interface, lower tax rates, and higher-profit margins in the long run.

Tip#8: You should focus on the CEO missions while the Biker warehouses are running the business in the background, which is the best way to make money in GTA Online.

Tip#9: As a CEO, you will not be charged high-tax rates on your Biker Clubhouses.