As you progress through the Saints Row campaign, you may want to make bigger purchases. This page of the guide contains tips on how to effectively earn money in the game and on what to spend the accumulated cash on.
The best way to earn cash in the game isn't that obvious - they are Ventures that you can profit from on a regular basis. You can learn about the Ventures as you play the game and the first one is Jim Rob's Garage.
Each venture has its hourly income, i.e. how much cash it can generate for you. In the example from our picture, the garage generates 1,000 dollars per hour. Additionally, you can "max out" this location to increase income and get a valuable bonus for completing this optional activity. In our example, you can complete 11 vehicle theft jobs for the garage, which will give you $30,000 and 5,000 XP.
After you advance sufficiently in the campaign, you will unlock a criminal business management table in the church. It allows you to buy new ventures and place them on the city map. Always try to buy all currently available ventures as early as possible. Unfortunately, their prices will increase - $30,000, $100,000, $400,000, etc. However, each of them will pay off with interest over time.
After purchasing a venture, you should:
- complete all Threats from the same district - it will increase the income of the project;
- complete the venture in 100% so that it can generate the maximum amount of money and to receive one-off rewards.
Cash is not transferred automatically, but you can transfer money via the Cash Transfer app. We recommend that you run it regularly on your phone so you won't reach the revenue limit. It means that the Ventures will stop providing you with money. After pressing the transfer button, the money will be transferred to your account.
Missions and activities
A much more obvious way to get cash is to complete missions and optional activities. Not all activities of this type are rewarded with cash - you may receive experience points or some other reward instead.
The story missions are the best - you will receive an average of several thousand dollars for completing each of them.
One of the best activities are those from the Dumpster Diving category, which simply require you to interact with a trash container you came across. The protagonist can "fish out" up to several thousand dollars from, but each dumpster can be searched only once.
As you travel through the game world, you may notice a dollar bag icon on the map in random places - these are random events called Crime Opportunity.
The described events are usually easy to complete - after reaching the place, you have to kill a few gangsters and rob the cash container. You can also get XP and loot from the killed enemies.
The last of the main methods is collecting cash dropped by opponents. Always try to run around the places where the enemies died and to pick up cash. It will be "pulled" towards you (you do not need to press any button) and your account balance will increase.
Money can be spent on various things, but you should prioritize those that will be useful to you later in the game. These are:
- New ventures - This is by far the most important, because by purchasing more ventures you will start earning more money. We advise you to save all the money you earn for currently available ventures, and if possible, for those that will be unlocked in the future (after advancing in the campaign). Ventures from higher levels of the criminal empire are, unfortunately, increasingly more expensive (e.g. $400,000 instead of $30,000).
- Weapons and their upgrades - We advise you to stock up on a varied arsenal and spend money on upgrading weapons to increase their base statistics.
- Favorite vehicle mods - You don't have to buy the vehicles, you can steal them and add them to your garage. The expenses are related to their improvements.
- Slots for new Perks - Initially, you only have 1 slot for the lowest quality perk, the rest must be purchased. The second and third tier perk slots are unfortunately very expensive.
We do not recommend spending large amounts of money on clothes, as they are simply cosmetics.