Diving in to your first business in GTA Online can be a little intimidating, and there’s not a lot of information given from official sources on prerequisites, or what to expect. So that’s what we’re covering here.
First up, in order to start doing Special Cargo missions, you’ll need a Cargo Warehouse; but before that you’ll need to be a CEO.
So let’s answer the big questions first; how much money can you make with a Warehouse? In short, around $286,000 per hour, when you’re solo; but a lot more with friends.
Warehouses are an active business, in GTA Online. There’s no passive income to them, and you’ll need to do actual missions to earn – but they’re reasonably easy with a bit of practice, and don’t take too long.
So, first things first… To access the Special Cargo Warehouses, you need to be a CEO, and to do that, you need a CEO’s Office. The cheapest one is Maze Bank West at $1,000,000. Don’t worry about the upgrades to start with, you can renovate this later. Just grab the cheapest option to start with.
Once that’s done, you can purchase Crate Warehouse. Again, going with the cheapest one to get you rolling, grab the Convenience Store Lockup, in South Los Santos area of Rancho. This will set you back $250,000; and hold 16 crates.
Now, you can spend a bit more and grab some cosmetic upgrades, or you can get different locations if you have the money (the footage shows a different warehouse); but for this guide, assume you’re going with the cheapest options available.
Right; so that’s all you need to get started. $1,250,000 out of pocket; it might be a bit less during certain event weeks, but budget for $1.25 mil.
Again, assuming money is tight, let’s go with a single crate pickup. It’s more time efficient to do 3 at a time, but again, assuming you’re on a budget, here.
Click the Buy button for the single great, which will set you back $2,000; then click confirm, and head back out.
Once you’re out of the building, your assistant will give you a call with instructions. Listen to them carefully; they are important.
Grab your personal vehicle if you have one, or you can borrow one, or you can call in a Free car from the VIP menu; and head to the destination.
You may need to take out enemies, you may need to drop a flare, or you may need to steal something; there are about half-a-dozen different scenario’s.
Once you’ve cleared the pick-up, head back to your warehouse; which will be marked on the map.
Now that’s done, there will likely be a cooldown; so I’d suggest jumping into some VIP Work; once that’s complete, you’ll be able to either collect some more Cargo, or do a sell mission; which we’ll jump into now…
When you’re in your warehouse, head over to the computer. Now for this example we’ve only got a single crate; as a solo player you can typically sell up to 3 crates at a time, which will net you a better price; and in most cases, it will be a single drop-off; but there’s a non-zero chance you’ll have to drop to up to 3 different locations.
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