GTA Online Guide – How to Make Money with Smuggler’s Run

Thanks to all for getting back at us for a new episode of GTA Series Videos Tips & Tricks You already know, I’m Gary7 MT for the GTA Series Videos crew – but if you didn’t, now you do! This time we’re peeping out the new business opportunity introduced in “Smuggler’s Run” and drop everything you need to know about costs, time, profits and whatever else you didn’t think you wanted to know yet.

But do! So let’s get straightly to it! Like all other businesses, with “Smuggler’s Run” you will only be able to “buy-and-sell” in public sessions – unless you find some way to play on the down low. This business follows the same structure of the businesses added in Finance & Felony and Import/Export. To sell a product you have to steal it, so your presence and active participation is necessary to get paid. First things first, what’s the best Hangar to buy? Its ain’t like there’s a wide selection: two are located at the Los Santos International Airport and three at Fort Zancudo. The cheapest are at LSIA while the hangars at Fort Zancudo grant players a low-level clearance to the Fort – in other words the ability to enter and fly over and inside Fort Zancudo without gaining a 4-star wanted level.

Thanks to that, the three hangars located in the Fort are the most appealing, but whichever you choose, be ready to face some hard competition. Hangars do not offer any kind of upgrades, staff to pay, etc. Buy the place, decorate it, add a workshop if you want and it’s done. Once inside you can change the position of your planes. You can park a “Pegasus vehicle” changing its status to Personal Aircraft – that can later be called from the interaction menu – or customize your fleet with upgrades, colors and more. To begin smuggling in San Andreas you need to complete a setup mission, which always involves stealing a Mogul from some bikers; once the caper’s done, you can start making money.

Sourcing is the main aspect and focus of this new business. Under the office there’s enough space to store up to 50 crates of goods like, Narcotics, Chemicals, Medical Supplies, Animal Materials, Art & Antiques, Jewelry & Gemstones, Tobacco & Alcohol and Counterfeit Goods. Each individual crate can be sold for $10,000 – fully stocked its worth hits a cool $500,000 – but that’s not all – even more cash can be raised thanks to a bonus we’ll get into later. These missions are crucial for players who wanna buy new aircraft – because completing them, unlocks discount prices – something that in both Import/Export and Gunrunning was tied to a specific, and fun to play, group of missions. In “Smuggler’s Run” instead, after the 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th and 21st source missions, you unlock the trade prices for the Ultralight, Rogue, Alpha-Z1, Havok, LF-22 Starling, V-65 Molotok and Tula. But that’s not all, the Bombushka, Howard, Mogul, Pyro, Seabreeze, Nokota and Hunter all have their trade prices as well, that unlock after missions 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39 and 42 are complete.

Like any other business, you need to become a VIP, CEO or MC leader – that last one is not recommended for your health. That’s because first, spawning an armed Buzzard is more useful than any bike can ever be. Second, the most you’ll be able to collect in a single mission is 4 crates – even if you have a full 8-member MC club active. The reason for this is to stop players from filling and then selling out full Hangars in less than an hour. To start a mission, in the new office turn on the PC and choose the material you want to source.

Every mission has a 20-minute time limit. If you’re not able to complete all objectives and bring the crate to the hangar in the time allotted, the mission fails. If in the case of doing the mission with a friend – he manages to get his crate inside the Hangar before time is up, his will be valid and marked as collected – even if you don’t get yours back – the mission is passed. Once a sourcing mission has ended, you can immediately start a new one, unless you are interested in collecting the same material. In the event you do want to stick to the same product, you’ll have to wait. How long you wait depends on what kind of product you want: a four minute cooldown for Narcotics, Chemicals and Medical Supplies, three for Animal Materials, Art and Jewelry and two for all remaining categories – you also have to add an additional minute for every crate collected by one of your associates. There are various missions to play when collecting goods. Most of these require reaching an area, killing up a shitload of enemies and retrieving the cargo dropped by murdered goons, tucked inside fake crates that must be destroyed, or already in other aircraft that you need to jack and take back to your own hangar.

With the exception of the selling missions, you can destroy any given aircraft containing the crates, collect the goods on foot and use the vehicle you like the most to fly back to the Hangar. Moreover, while we talking about destroying aircraft, if these are marked on the map with a white icon, you can simply ignore them and use a different aircraft, while instead a colored icon indicates that using – or at least getting aboard – that aircraft is necessary. But let’s get back to missions. The simplest one requires reaching a Maverick crash site and finding and collecting the lost crate.

Most of these missions are designed to use the abilities of the new aircraft, like dogfighting enemies in Lazers using the new Molotok and Nokota. One of the best missions involves the use of the Tula and killing a group of scavengers in order to retrieve crates lost at sea. Other lit ones are where you silently attack enemies from the Air Ambulance or parachute in for mass stealth-killings of your enemy – then grab the crates. The most common missions unfortunately are, longer and more boring. The first example is the one created for the Hunter – an attack helicopter returning from the 3D era. In these missions, all you have to do is destroy an indefinite number of scramblers around Los Santos and Blaine County to reveal the location of a Brickade, destroy it to retrieve its cargo and take it back to the Hangar.

The same can be said for the Seabreeze, a new, faster plane able to land and take off on water, used for a long mission centered on bombing Tugs and Trash Trucks to retrieve their hidden cargo. Just like for the mission on the Rogue where you have to carpet-bomb roofs filled with enemies just to find out where a couple of Buzzards with cargo are. The last example is the mission featuring the Mogul. Here we have to defend a Titan from armed Buzzards for almost twelve minutes flying continuously in circles waiting for the next fleet of enemies to spawn. All these missions can be played alone and the ones which involve destroying stuff, are undoubtedly better played as such because there will always be fewer and fewer things to bomb before you find the merchandise. Not for nothing, but the design of the new aircraft and missions require at least one friend who can man the aircraft’s secondary weapons. This makes the missions hella’ easier. But its also possible to collect cargo without dealing with missions at all.

Like vehicles from Import/Export, you can destroy or steal other players’ crates. The first option – also known as the “that-motherfucka-method” – awards players who destroy other player’s crates only $2,000. The second option instead – just stealing it – adds an extra crate to your stock only available when an enemy player is on his own source mission. During an enemy’s selling mission, his cargo can’t be ripped off, only destroyed. But don’t forget – the same goes for you! Incorrectly, the game informs you that by destroying or stealing other people’s cargo, your stock will increase – now this is true if you put the stolen crate in your Hangar – because you’re gonna have one more crate, that’s the value increased, not if you destroy other people’s cargo. It doesn’t matter if your stock’s full or if you only have one crate, you can still start a selling mission.

But, it’s important to understand, this one is different from all other updates in that inspite of how much stock you’re selling, you can still find yourself with several aircraft to manage at once, even if you’re selling a single crate. Avoid selling alone in a public session, without a friend, or two (or more) to watch your back and your crates because you might end up getting hit and having all your profits blown to hell. In a selling test we did with a full stock of Chemical materials, we missed a single drop out of fifteen and for that, we lost almost half of our profit. You can choose to fill your Hangar with crates of the same type or get random and take a bit of this and that – but if you’re aiming for maximum profit, always source the same material of one of the first three types. That’s because if you collect at least 25 crates of Narcotics, Chemicals or Medical Supplies, the value of your entire stock gets a 35% bump. If you fill up your Hangar with one those materials, a 70% bonus is unlocked.

You get 12% per every 10 crates of Animal Materials, Art & Antiques and Jewelry & Gemstones – – giving you a maximum profit of $800,000 for a full stock of a single material. The remaining two categories, Tobacco & Alcohol and Counterfeit Goods instead only get a 5% boost and that’s for every five crates, for a max price of $750,000. As always, the “High Demand” bonus is active. We’re talking about a positive bonus of 1% more for each enemy player in the lobby at the moment of the sell. However, to balance it all out, Rockstar Games also added a negative bonus. For every sell completed, Ron will get a 2.5% cut from your profit. That means $250 for a single crate goes to $21,250 for the full stock of prime product sold. Damn! Like sourcing, selling missions also center on the new aircraft added with Smuggler’s Run – and even here the cooldown between two selling missions, no matter how many crates – is just a paltry three minutes. One mission that calls for 2 players – literally it won’t even start if you’re alone – is focused on a new cargo plane, the RM-10 Bombushka. Thing is, with the Bombuska, you have to fly low to drop crates to buyers.

Meanwhile your friends have to arm the machine guns in case they have to end any fools trying to attack in a Buzzard. In another mission you fly Ultralights under a height limit – to avoid activating the “Global Signal”. That’s a becon that broadcasts your position on a map to all the other players in the session. Nothing’ a G wants. But there are also classic missions that require simply flying towards checkpoints using an Alpha Z-1, or dropping cargo in a designated area from a Seabreeze. Still in others you only use a Skylift to bring a container aboard a cargo ship. There are two different missions where helicopters are used. In one, the Cargobob is utilized, while in the other – the Havok.

Each requires multiple deliveries for each player. What this means is that more than one helicopter for a single player is needed if you use the Havok – there will be from two to eight Havoks depending on how many players you have and how much cargo you’re selling. In the mission involving the Cargobob, each player needs to get aboard a Cargobob, lift up a small cargo container and deliver it to a specific place. This process must be repeated at least once. One odd thing we noticed about selling missions, is the number of aircraft the game gives you. With the exception of one selling mission involving four players and eight Havoks, all the missions we played gave us two to three aircraft – even if our team had four players. And like we already said, you could fuck around and end up with three aircrafts to manage during a selling mission – even if you’re playing alone and just selling a few crates. To maximize profits and blow up those paydays, you know you have to fill your hangar with Narcotics, Chemicals or Medical Supplies. Remember, this is so you can sell your full stock for $850,000.

Considering missions can’t take more than 20 minutes – but that most of them can be done in 10, you’ll be able to have a full stock in two and half to a maximum of four and half hours while playing with a team of four. Instead, if you play alone, collecting 50 crates could take up to 18 hours. So, let’s move on to what all G’s are in it for, the math! Here we breakdown costs, profits and more. The least expensive setup for a hangar is $1,200,000, while the most expensive rockets up to $5,670,000, but that’s all. You don’t have to spend money on anything else to run this business – there are no upgrades, fees to pay for having info about the crates or such. Your hangar is even perfectly protected and cannot be raided. To recover the cost of the cheaper hangar, and make a profit of half a million, all you have to do is sell two full stocks of prime materials. But you’ll need to sell seven to get the top one and profit by $280Ks. Both are definitely doable because in the first scenario, even playing alone, in less than 40 hours you’ll be able to record a profit, while in the second scenario you’ll be able to make a profit in less than a single week.

So, it’s definitely easy to break-even in Smuggler’s Run in less than ten hours of abusing your friends’ patience, you can cover all the expenses necessary to start and run your own filthy business. If you’re able to isolate yourself and your friends while selling, you’ll be able to put some serious money in the bank. Still, the Bikers and Gunrunning businesses are better because they keep making money even if you’re focused on something else – and even if you buy supplies, your profit will be nice. The real problem of “Smuggler’s Run” is not its content, but what came before: over a year of updates that followed the same logic and structure. Also dragging it down are the repetitive and long missions, the removal of co-op missions and the fact that you’re still being forced to do everything in public lobbies full of motherfuckers with just one thing in mind: screwing you – surely this isn’t helping the way players are starting to see GTA Online.

And that ends this Tips and Tricks episode. Leave a comment and tell us what you thought about “Smuggler’s Run”. If you want to chat with us and other players or find someone to play GTA Online with, join us in our Official Discord Server or follow our social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. That’s all, from the GTA Series Videos crew and yours truly, G7MT. See you next time..

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Hi bonjour a Bienvenue to all my French people watching this video. Today I talk about five ways to make money as a photographer. My name is Benjamin Jaworskyj photographer and adventurer. Ten years ago I started to teach myself photography today I travel the world as a professional photographer and filmmaker. Learn from my experiences, mistakes and tips and join me on my photography adventures. Making money as a photographer is a big thing for I would say like everybody who just photographs for bit longer like 1 year 2 year or anything and things about hmm my images are not too bad maybe I can make some money out of this. So today I will talk about the five ways that I can definitely recommend to make money with. There are some advantages and disadvantages with each of them, none of them is easy so making money is not always an easy thing and or never I would actually say and maybe you have some more than just write it in the comments below.

All the things I tell you about I did myself and I will talk about this as well in the different tips. So number one is stock photography or micro stock photography. That’s the thing maybe you heard about so there are like websites you upload your images to and other agencies newspapers persons or just private persons photographers and stuff like that for their composing or whatever they need for websites web designer they go on the website and they buy your images the disadvantage with this is it’s not made for like making huge amounts of money with one image that’s why it’s called micro stock you make like a lot of sales but it’s working good and you get a small amount for each sale but in the end because of a lot of sales and because it’s international you can make some bucks out of this.

I tried it myself seven years ago I uploaded like 100 images there a different topics I just tested myself and I made after one year around a hundred euro so it’s not that much I don’t know how it is today I will test again and there are totally different websites like Fotolia, Adobestock they belong I think now together and Shutterstock, gettiy images, iStockphoto and they have all complete different deals and different things that they offer so you should definitely check the terms of conditions and think about if it’s the right thing for you but it may be a good thing for just images that you think they’re great and they are just laying around on my external drive so why not upload them tag them, that takes some time and then just maybe sell them so give it a try . Number two is the whole event market thing so you can go on events or maybe you’ve been to an event and there’s a photographer taking photos of the event and after that on a website there are the images you can download the image and just be happy with that share it with your friends and say oh look at this how drunk we we’re so that’s the thing I did as well and I did not get much money out of this it was maybe nine years ago it was just when I quit school and just made some money out of everything you know how it is when you just go out of school and you may.

I was into partying and I like the club thing and everything here in Berlin and as an event photographer there you make between 15 euro per evening till 50 euro per evening and you made like 400 images and have to edit all the images and deliver it the next day because it has to be online the next day. No matter how drunk you were you don’t have to be but you can be but you don’t have to be when you’re photographing yeah next day Sunday it has to be online. So that’s your job and it was not a lot of money and there are definitely I would think professional photographers out there that make good money out of event photography and there’s always a market it’s always a party and people like to see the images afterwards so give it a try as well maybe it in your city or village when it’s like a ban somebody’s like…

Number three wedding photography and a lot of people think about wedding photography that’s why there are quite many wedding photographers out there but the good news is wedding photography is a very special thing I did it myself I did it twice and it was more like I did it for friends or friends and it was more about I go to the party anyway into the wedding so I take photos as well and give it to them afterwards and all we’re happy but it’s not my type or my personal type of photography and not what I like to do every day. But weddings are a thing you only marry hopefully once in your life so people are willing to spend an amount of that to get nice photos out of that moment even with all video footage now and all the stuff they don’t just want photos today they want a whole video they they even want a whole Facebook page for their wedding and all the stuff.

And so yeah there’s a market you can make good money out of this it depends on I would say realistically from 300 up to 5,000 euro per evening per per day and I think there are even more you can even get more but you can as well get less as always. It always depends on how good of a salesperson you are actually and that’s what professional photography I would say is all about delivering and sailing. Sailing? Selling, dumb German.

Number four real estate and people are always buying houses selling houses want to rent a flat especially in a city like Berlin big city a lot of people want to come a lot of people want to leave and real estate market is huge and the better the images from the real estate agent or agency are the better itself and the more people are interested in an object and the higher the quality of the whole thing is rated so when you’re a good photographer and when you are into like interior even exterior like to just even if you’re into landscaping it’s kind of similar with the right light and everything to to just photograph it.

Team together with the real-estate agent and you can both benefit from that being together thing not in a sexual way okay you can but you don’t have to it’s all about sailing and you know. And the last thing is social media and it’s a quite new thing for a lot of people, for a lot of people it’s as well just usual they are on social media and you can make money as a photographer out of social media how does it work well actually it’s all about the following so the more people are interested in your photography in your work the better you can market over social media. Let’s say as a wedding photographer you put out great wedding photos every day and there is a guy who’s following you and he gets married and then he says oh I see all the nice images on Instagram I want to have this photographer as a wedding photographer and he only knows you from social media so maybe he’s not even in your country but from somewhere else and he hires you because he doesn’t give a shit about money and he just wants you to be the photographer and even maybe just wants to be featured on your Instagram or your Facebook page as well so this is a huge market and that is only one side of the whole social media thing as well with a huge following you can not only reach the persons personally but you can reach out to brands and brands pay you for an advertisement so you not only take a great shot like for example a car brand you take a car brand and the agency says well we have a client and you have to take nice photos of the new whatever car is out there and you not only take the images but they pay you that you post it on your Instagram that many people not only see the image but are interested in the brand as well so it’s a huge advertisement world out there and if you are not an Instagram you’re totally missing something out.

Facebook is cool but Facebook is out right now Instagram is the hot shit and when you’r not on Instagram you definitely missing an opportunity not only to reach people not only to inspire people but as well to make money. Those are five ways to make money as a photographer I hoped you liked the video and write me your thoughts what I just talked about in the comments below I think a lot of people have something to say right now. I’m looking forward for that and check out quick commercial this is my website you can find all about landscape photography in my landscape photography video cause we filmed it in the beautiful landscape of Norway I have an easy Lightroom learning course and another course about editing landscape photos with luminosity marks, the power of raw and all the great stuff so check out And in professional photography it’s all about checking out who needs the image and why or what do they need it for.

When you have those two things you can make money out of photography in like every genre. I wish you all the best au revoir, a bientôt see you soon and I give a shout out for the people wondering why I talk French in this video I’m not from France but I give a shout out to all the different countries in each video that are watching my videos today it was France what country are you from write it in the comments below and write what does hello and goodbye mean so I can maybe pick it up for the next video.

au revoir mon chérie..

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