So Tingle is compelled to earn more money, which everyone else in the world will try to relieve him of. Most people won’t even give him the time of day until he bribes them, and if the bribe is considered insufficient then it will be pocketed anyway. It’s a harsh way of doing business.
To start earning on Tingle’s behalf, you must make maps. The world around the deeply unfriendly main town is largely uncharted, and whenever you see a significant landmark on the main game screen that doesn’t appear on the map, you simply drag the map down to the touch screen and draw a circle in the correct place.