The Sims 4

How to make Money in the Base Game

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How to make Money in the Base Game

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Welcome to our Sims 4 Money guide. You might be wondering how to start off if you’re playing with the base game. Earning Money in the Sims 4 can be done in a lot of ways. It’s important to know how to earn this efficiently in order for you to progress with your current lot and household. Having more money lets you gain access to more items for your lot, as well as purchasing your needs when doing actions.

Once your Sim earns enough money, they’ll be able to live a good life and not get much under stress. In this guide we’ll provide you with some tips in order for your Sims to earn for themselves, as well as learning how to get money through cheats.

Your Sim’s Emotions will affect their productivity

We can get stressed out in real life, and this affects our productivity. The same cane be said for you Sims! If your Sim is at work, their current state of emotion will determine their work performance. Having a good mood means that they’ll be able to perform better, therefore they can get promotions faster.

Upset Sims can reduce income
Upset Sims can reduce income

The opposite as well happens where a bad mood can lead to them under performing therefore, they won’t earn money as much. This is why you’ll need to manage your current Sim’s emotions by managing the bad ones and providing them with good experiences.

How to earn Money in the Base Game

The Base game in the Sims offers you with a set number of career choices that you can use in order to earn money. You can choose any career that you want and improve a Sim’s skills related to that career by doing the actions that you need in order to be better. For example, you can have a Culinary Career and let your Sim work at home in order to cook and improve.

Sims 4 Careers
Sims 4 Careers

Letting your Sims Work Hard while in a good mood will help out in promotions. As you progress, you’ll be able to earn more money with less work hours as well. If you get more days off, you can focus on other things to do in the game such as improving relationships with other sims, or perhaps earning money through other different methods.

Selling Paintings
Selling Paintings

You can also earn money by performing skills at home such as painting, gardening, and writing. As you improve your skills in these areas, you can have creations that you can sell while you’re not at work. This is a good way to earn money passively as well since you’ll be improving your skills, as well as earning money along the way.

Cheat Method of making Money (Easiest)

How about using CheatS? If you want to skip all of the work that your Sim has to go through, you can simply use Cheats instead if you don’t mind doing that. This is the easiest and fastest way in order for you to earn money in the game. In order to do this, you’ll need to activate the Cheats Console by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C or All trigger buttons for PS4/Xbox.

Using Cheats
Using Cheats

Once the cheat is on, a white bar will appear on top. You can type in the following commands in order to gain money:

kaching (Gives $1000)
motherlode (Gives $50,000)
money 1000000 (You can change the number to any that you like)

Using these commands will enable you to receive money for your Sim, and this will reflect the household’s total cash that they have. You can then use this to improve their home, and their other property.

This concludes our guide on how to make money in the Sims 4, we hope that this will help you if you’re starting out in the game. Remember that everything is up to your choice, you can always follow any method that you want in order to make money. There are different methods that you can experiment with if you're up for a challenge, or you can simply use cheats if you want to progress as fast as possible and if you're just into building your house and designing.

Since Money making is affected by your Sim's career, as well as emotions, please check our following guides for more information:

Sims 4 Career Overview
Sims 4 Emotions Guide

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