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Earning money( what worked for me) hint for The Sims FreePlay

Earning money( what worked for me)

Since the recent update I've noticed many people having trouble meeting the cost demands on sims freeplay. The cost has gone up and it puts a strain on your sims pockets. Before the update I had a system to have my sims working on careers and also working in the garden.
Taking care of four sims was easy, but as soons as I hit six it started to become a problem. I couldn't go above 50,000 simoleons( sounds familiar?) it seemed like every time I got 40,000 I had to add a sim to unlock careers and that would bring me back down to 10,000 simoleons. So I changed my strategy. First when I added my 7th sim I had three of them unemployed and four have a career. One of my sims was a politician , one a scientist and two were firefighter( you can do what works for you, but it's always good to have some of your sims working and others who are unemployed) while two of my sims worked in the morning on their careers, the rest were gardening. The veggies I like to plant are , lettuce, corn( for quick cash) potatoes and zucchini( I grow these because it works with my schedule.) at the time I didn't have the supermarket because I was working on unlocking careers and adding sims, didn't get market until I had 11 sims. I chose to have non working sims grow lettuce and or potatoes. It works for me best this way( before I have my sims grow I make sure all their needs are fulfilled to the max , inspired sims earn more xp and some times more money. ) the reason why I have their needs at a max as well is so I can grow my veggies about three to four times before they are not no longer inspired. Having sims work at night and some in the morning work to my benefit because , while two work morning shifts , five are in their gardens, so there is always five sims in the garden no matter what. At night before I go to sleep I have my sims work the garden instead of going to sleep. My veggies of choice is garlic and onions. The reason why is because by the time I wake up my sims that work in the morning will be done and can go to work. Before I put my sims to garden through the night I max out their needs. I haven't had a problem with them going low on their needs, but it could happen so be advised. I recently had one of my sims bake a Danish and her needs were the same from when I first started the goal. So that is what works for me as far as making money I also like short time gardening to allow my self to be able to complete goals, I collect my daily reward which is the income your town brings in on a daily bases, I also collect what each house, work building and non work building bring in( which is xp) sometimes I collect what ever my dogs dig up.
As for adding sims, each work and recreational building requires for you to have a certain amount of sims so you can add to your town. At first I would add my sims as soon as I had the money was available because adding up to three sims in the beginning isn't that hard. But as the cost goes up for furnished and unfurnished houses, it gets harder to add sims to your town and then in turn add buildings. So what I began to do was always have at least one sim more, for example , to add a building (hypethetically speaking) like the car dealership requires for you( depending in the order you are adding your sims, versus buildings) to have up to ten sims and it cost let's say 20,000. Before I get the dealership. So I have 45,000 simoleons and I have 10 sims already and I can buy the building, but instead of doing so , so fast I continued earning more money and completing more goals( I noticed rushing was hurting the sims. So I took my time adding things) I waited to get another sim , because I want to always be one sim up when I needed to add buildings by the time I hit 60,000 , I noticed I had enough life points to by an already furnished and custome home so I did( I always saved my life points, until it got to costly to get a custome made house). So by the time I bought the dealership I had 11 sims( dealership requirements 10) and I had 40,000 simoleons left over which is really good.
Buying furnished home after a while gets very expensive and so does unfurnished homes. So when this began to happen I bout custom homes with the life points( I began with the share home which is the cheapest custom home) when that began to get to expensive( mind you I've yet to use the sim store to buy simoleons and life points and I have over 100,000 simoleons and 25 life points) I began to buy empty lots by this time unfurnished home cost about 40,000 and a share home about 15 life points. The first time I bought and empty lot it cost my 10,000. When you buy and empty lot it adds a sim to your town( which I did not find out until I bought the empty lot) so at level 9 it cost me 10,000 to add my 10th sim , which in my opinion is pretty good. ( remember these are guesstimating so don't go verbatim on the cost and such) I learned late in the game that customizing your own home was cheaper after a while , then buying and unfurnished home and you get to use your creative side as well. So now every time I need to add a building I have a sim more then needed. That way I have more sims working towards bringing in income to the town and upping the towns value as well , which makes your daily reward that much sweeter, I also focused on designing on home at a time. I would sell the rooms, keep the furniture untill I had an empty lot to work with, while I did this my sims were working on overnight gardening and prior to that I collected the money for customization the previous night. It's good to keep old furniture so you don't have to buy brand new stuff for a new house, the building of a home alone is costly, I added new stuff with time( with in two days)
This formula helped me a lot so I wouldn't have to subject myself to spending money in the store to get money and so far it's done good for me. I've noticed the way of the game is to have patience. Many even myself in the beginning rush to get everthing( excitment of the game). For a while it will work, but once you are fourth sim and getting ready to buy your fifth it gets expensive
Hope this helps you all build a strategy that work for you.

Added by: Jersey2315
Mar 25th 2012, ID#661


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22 comments, latest first.
Nov 16th 2013 Guest
Very helpful! Thx
ID #319916
Apr 1st 2013 Guest
Hi all my sims work at different hrs. How doi i get them to all have the same working hrs without all of them having the same carrier
ID #269529
Oct 25th 2012 greyanatomylover1
Thanks for the long tutorial it was not too long for me to read!! It was very helpful.
ID #200817
Oct 3rd 2012 Sk8erOak1
Wow. That's really helpful. It got me three levels up and now I have eleven sims. I'm guessing, this is not using the time skip cheat?

Oh and the free money thing didn't work for me either. Man. I was relying on that.
ID #191228
Aug 24th 2012 Marichulin first (I'm being honest)..I saw your post but thought it was too long.I have come back twice & the sec. time...I actually began to read.All of it.I'am so glad I did.I learned..thanks to you..that I can buy an empty lot.WOW!!You saved me sooo much!!I have put into effect what you wrote.Step by step.You are 10000% right!!All of it!!!I'am on level 13 and have 8 sims now.I have 15 lp's and for the first time EVER...I have 60,000 simolians.I LOVE YOU!!!It payed off...THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH Jersey2315 Smile;):*
ID #179684
Jul 8th 2012 Guest
I have the same poblem theyve been living together and now ir wants me to maje them mive on meanwhile i married them and now i cant et back and i only have 1 LP so i cant engage another couple for a long time grrrrrr.....
ID #161696
Jul 1st 2012 Guest
Plz give me an money cheat
ID #158981
Jun 20th 2012 Guest
anyone can help me ... how to get 10 sims gardening at once
ID #154620
Apr 23rd 2012 Guest
I have two sims that have been living together for a while now. They just got engaged. Now my next "goal" is to ask the fiancé to move in. But it will not give me the option when I click one either one. What do I do?
ID #136363
Apr 22nd 2012 Guest
Umm, do you know how to get 300 sim cash?¿?¿
ID #136117
Apr 21st 2012 Guest
I tried the purple button but after I say purchase it still ask me if want purchase for 5 dollars what's that mean
ID #135719
Apr 16th 2012 Guest
You can't do the store cheat anymore unless you didn't get the 2/2/2012 update.
ID #134009
Apr 13th 2012 Guest
Hi,am referring to comment by guest 129521 dated apr 4th,
on hitting the purple button n everything. Will be free. Is that true? I tried and indeed the Purchasedvalue shown as zero for all but when I click purchase, it prompt me whether am sure to purchase it at a certain price, ie, the price will be shown at the point of purchase. Please advise. Thanks.
ID #133063
Apr 10th 2012 Guest
pleasee helpp
ID #131729
Apr 8th 2012 Guest
I also have a method to get money too. I have two sims and one works the other cooks. Then I have four sims who do gardening all the time at their homes who I don't care about and neglect!!
ID #130824
Apr 7th 2012 Guest
Something fun to do
On the game you will need:the ability to use the Woo Hoo function,a empty lot.
So basicly you summon your partner to the empty lot and use the Woo Hoo button😃😃
ID #130607
Apr 4th 2012 Guest
Thanks for the advice
ID #129521
Apr 4th 2012 Guest
You get unlimited money and simlones by hitting the purple bar that carries you in the store then quickly press the home button wait about 10 seconds and go back to the game and press cancel then go back to the store an every thing will be free.
ID #129395
Apr 4th 2012 Guest
To long winded
ID #129354
Apr 3rd 2012 Guest
it was to long for me to read!
ID #128905
Mar 26th 2012 Guest
Iv tried the glitch cheat but it did not work
I had to start again can some body give
Me a simple unlimited money cheat
For sim3 freeplay on iPad3 help please
ID #126667
Mar 26th 2012 Guest
How do you automatically get simoleons
ID #126663