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THE Meth Lab Guide

Learn how to make money with the Meth Lab Biker Business in GTA 5 Online. While it's doable solo, it's a long-term investment requiring vigilant surveillance of stock levels to avoid multiple delivery runs. With upgrades, it can earn around $50,500/hr. Purchasing supplies is the recommended method to manage your time effectively.
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Exploring the Meth Lab Motorcycle Club Business in GTA 5 Online

If you’re a fan of Grand Theft Auto, you know that the game is constantly evolving with updates and new content. One of the most exciting additions to GTA 5 online is the ability to own and run a business, such as the Meth Lab Motorcycle Club. In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at this entry-level business and how to make the most of it in the game.

The Challenges of Running the Biker Businesses in GTA 5 Online

Before we dive into the specifics of the Meth Lab business, it’s important to note that the Biker Businesses are not necessarily recommended for solo play. While it is possible to run them on your own, it requires vigilance and careful planning to be successful.

The most significant challenge of running a Biker Business is the need to complete sell missions in public free roam lobbies. If the stock levels exceed a quarter of their maximum capacity, you’ll end up having to deliver multiple lots of products, sometimes up to 10 individual drops. If this level goes above half, then you’ll have to use three vehicles and make up to 15 drops, and exceeding three-quarters capacity means four vehicles and up to 20 drops.

With only 30 minutes to complete the mission, it’s almost impossible to make more than three deliveries, and there’s always a high risk of losing product to griefers while it is left unattended. Therefore biker businesses are more profitable with a group of active players.

Understanding the Meth Lab Business in GTA 5 Online

The Meth Lab business is an entry-level one in GTA 5 Online, which can earn you roughly $50,500 per hour with upgrades. The upgrades are essential as the business cannot bring in more than $21,000 per hour without them, and therefore not worth the effort.

To set up a Meth Lab business, you need to own a Motorcycle Club first, which costs $200,000 for the cheapest type, the Great Chaparral Clubhouse. Once you have the clubhouse in place, you can purchase a production facility. The Grand Senora Desert Plain County is the cheapest at $910,000, but it is situated quite far out in a location that could be a little problematic for some players.

Upgrades are critical to maintaining the Meth Lab’s profitability and security. Upgraded equipment will cost $1.1 million, and staff upgrades will set you back another $331,500. A further investment of $513,000 is necessary for security, and upgrading costs remain the same regardless of location.

After purchasing the business and upgrades, you can begin producing merchandise at the Meth Lab. You can purchase supplies or steal them to keep production going.

The Selling Mission and Profit Maximization

Once you have sufficient stock, it’s time to undertake the selling mission, which is critical for profit maximization. If you let the stock go beyond the first quarter, you’ll have to undertake multiple deliveries, and that’s not an efficient use of time.

To start selling, head over to the Meth Lab premises and sit down at the computer. Then click the “Sell Stock” button and select the option that gives you the highest price for your product. It’s preferable to undertake this mission when you’re in a quiet lobby or with an active group of players who can offer support.

The selling mission can take up to 30 minutes to complete, and the price you’ll receive for the product depends on how many items are sold. While playing solo, it’s advisable to stay on top of stock levels regularly to avoid any losses. For maximum profits, it’s beneficial to purchase supplies since stealing them can be time-consuming and may cause delays.


The Meth Lab Motorcycle Club business is fun and highly profitable for those who have the patience to set it up and manage it correctly. While running it solo is possible, it’s always better to have a group of active players to maximize profits and avoid any risks. With the right upgrades and management, the Meth Lab can generate around $50,500 per hour, making it a long-term investment worth considering.

hi in this video we’re going through the meth lab motorcycle club or biker business in gta 5 online
hi and welcome back my name’s Dan and i’m an old grumpy gamer grand theft auto is a truly massive
game between gta 5 and the constant updates from rockstar for gta online there’s no shortage of
new content and interesting things to do join me then as we look at every business in gta 5 online
starting with one of the entry-level ones the meth lab business before we dive in if you’re new to
the channel we do how-to guides news and giveaways so consider subscribing and ringing the bell to
stay up to date i’m going to be honest with you the biker businesses in gta online are not great
solo they’re doable but you have to watch them like a hawk and why is that well the sell missions
if you let any of the stock levels go above a quarter that’s just above the first marker you’ll
end up delivering multiple lots of products that’s at least two vehicles and sometimes up to 10
individual drops let it go above half and you’ll end up with three vehicles and up to 15 drops
and if you let the stock levels go above three quarters that’s four vehicles and up to 20 drops
i can tell you from experience you cannot deliver more than three vehicles worth of product there’s
just not enough time available in the half hour you get for a sell mission and there’s always a
massive risk of having product destroyed while it’s left unattended back at base especially
considering this can only be done in a public lobby if however you’re willing to put in the
work or you have a group of mates you kick around with in gta regularly then you’re good to go also
despite the claims and statements from others about biker businesses this is not a truly passive
business certainly not like the passive components of the arcade nightclub or agency as i mentioned
there are cell missions where you have to carry your goods across the map in public free roam
lobbies and if you want to make any real money then you have to do supply missions too which are
basically fetch quests now assuming you haven’t switched off the video let’s get into it the
meth lab is one of the more expensive entry-level businesses in gta online but if you work it it can
earn you roughly 50 500 per hour with upgrades and you need the upgrades because without them it’ll
only bring in 21 grand per hour and that’s really not worth the effort okay so let’s start with your
budget before you can purchase a math lab you need to have a motorcycle club the cheapest one you can
grab is the great apparel clubhouse for 200 000. it’s a bit out of the way but if you’re on a tight
budget this is the one to go for once you have the clubhouse set up you can purchase a new production
facility the cheapest one is the grand sonora desert plain county for 910 000 even but again
it’s way out in the boondocks and it’s a bit of a pain so if you have the coin grab something a bit
closer to town next will be the upgrades and you need the upgrades upgraded equipment will set you
back one million one hundred thousand and staff an additional three hundred and thirty one five
with the improved facility you should also invest in security at five hundred and thirteen thousand
oh and it’s worth noting the pricing for the upgrades is the same regardless of which location
you choose right so that’s the clubhouse business and upgrades which comes to a total minimum spend
of three million fifty four thousand five hundred plus seventy two hundred per hour to cover
stafford maintenance assuming you can make the maximum hourly of fifty thousand five hundred that
means roughly 71 hours of real world gameplay to make breakeven so this is definitely a long-term
investment right so looking at the business locations in detail we have four different options
available grand sonora desert in blaine county for and ten thousand toledo bay also in blaine county
for one million and twenty four thousand eight hundred alyssian island in south los santos for
nine hundred and seventy five thousand and finally elbow heights in east los santos for one million
seven hundred and twenty nine grand which is the one i ended up going for as closer to my
other businesses oh unlike later businesses and facilities there’s no ability to customize the
aesthetic of the building you simply get what you get once you’ve made your purchase head over to
the new facility and head on in you’ll get a quick briefing and once that’s done head over
to the computer make sure you’re a club president then sit down and log in you’ll be presented with
a single option set up click the setup button and then confirm you’ll immediately be booted back
into the lobby and ljt or long zhong tea bag we’ll give you a bell oh and there’s a working theory
that this is actually leicester using a vocoder and to be honest i can see it okay so follow the
gps to the waypoint return your personal vehicle to storage then jump in the vehicle and head
back to the lockup once you’re there drive into the corona and you’ll be dropped back into the
business facility where you’ll get another quick briefing once you’ve had a wander around head
back over to the computer sit down and log in and head to upgrades next we want to cycle through all
of the available upgrades and purchase them you could skip these but the business is not nearly
as profitable or secure without them so you really want to grab them and with that done you should
have a full round of supplies and fully upgraded facility head back out and spend some time doing
contact missions or maintaining other businesses after a while you can pop back in and see how
your operation is running radio the next thing we need to cover is resupplying your business that is
organizing the materials required to produce your new sellable stock so there’s two ways of doing
this you can purchase supplies or you can seal them purchasing supplies is pretty straightforward
head to the pc in your business sit down and then click the resupply button you’ll see the cost of
the item right here is normally about 75 grand but you can do a partial resupply a bit cheaper
if you have other businesses on the go purchasing supplies might be the way to go because it leaves
you free to manage the other facilities the other option is to steal supplies if you go for this one
you’ll be booted from the business back into the lobby where you’ll get another call detailing what
you have to do to collect the supplies this is normally one of about half a dozen missions so
listen to it carefully it is important once you’ve completed the sell mission production will get
rolling or continue if you hadn’t let everything run out okay so after a while you’ll have some
stock available and that means it’s time for a sell mission as mentioned at the start of the
video you have to watch this like a hawk if you allow the stock to go above the first marker also
you may end up having to do two runs to sell for the sake of this video though i’m selling a
bit earlier than normal so you can see what goes on so head back to the business premises wander
over to the pc sit down log in and click sell stock you’ll be presented with two sell options
a quicker cheaper mission or a longer mission that will get you a better price we always want to go
for the higher amount again we’ve gone pretty early here for the sake of this video so don’t
worry about the low price so click the higher amount if you’ve let it go too long you may see
this interrupt message if you do it means at least two vehicles which isn’t ideal but still doable
if you have a friend or you’re in a quiet lobby click the confirm button next and you’ll be booted
back into the public lobby after a moment you’ll get another call from ljt listen to it carefully
it is important ljt will brief you on one of half a dozen different sell missions simply follow the
instructions to drop off the goods avoiding any griefers and you’re good as soon as the last
package is dropped the money will be deposited in your account and you can continue putting around
in free mode oh and if you run out of time or you get your cargo destroyed by a griefer you will
still get a partial payment for anything you have delivered okay two more things before we wrap up
if you’re going to go afk while production is going on or you have some other non-businessy
stuff to do disband your mc this will reduce the chance of being ripped off or rated finally on
maximizing profits surprisingly enough you really want to pay for supplies resupply missions take
between 6 and 10 minutes each and you need 5 missions to fully resupply so that is at least
half an hour but more likely 45 minutes in that same 45 minutes you can rail through some vip
work and a few triple money contact missions and make way more than the 75 grand that it cost for
supplies so you’re making a more efficient use of your time and that’s it thanks for watching
check out the video at the top for another mc business guide or the one down the bottom for some
more old grumpy game of goodness stay safe wash your hands and we’ll see you in the next video

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