How to get more money in Sims 4

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The Sims 4 base game is now free-to-play, but you'll need some Sims 4 money cheats to live the life you deserve in-game. This guide delves into just one category of our larger Sims 4 cheats guide, so if you're not opposed to a handy shortcut or two, we're here to make sure your families are never short on Simoleons again. 

For those all about an honest day's pay for an honest day's work, we’ve outlined the best career paths to help you earn top wages. You can also use some Sims 4 career cheats to boost your chances, if you're not completely against cheating. There’s also another high-earning creative endeavour your Sim can invest some time into that will absolutely help your family finances stay afloat. Looking for fast and easy results? Look no further, because we’ve got the best Sims 4 money cheat codes available to make you flush with cash immediately. Get your eyes down - here's how to make money fast in The Sims 4.

How to earn more money in The Sims 4

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All The Sims 4 career paths are largely balanced to be the same mix of hard work as you grind your skills levels, balance your mood and showing up on time to reach the top tier levels of earning. There are ways to increase the speed, using perks or cheats to maintain a happy mood, but you still need to show up every working day. Because of that here are some of the salaries you can expect for top tier career positions to help you maximise your take home:

  • Astronaut - Interstellar Smuggler: 413 simoleons per hour
  • Tech Guru - Start Up Genius/Entrepreneur: 516 simoleons per hour
  • Culinary - Celebrity Chef: 410 simoleons per hour

It's worth mentioning that as well as cash, following the career paths unlocks exclusive social interactions, like bragging about your startup, items for your home, and even whole rooms. 

Make money fast in The Sims 4 by painting

But even if the perks can't tempt you to a 9-5, one way to grind out cash in The Sims is to invest in an easel and get busy with a paintbrush. Small paintings offer the best return on investment, and if you stick to one style and keep painting them over and over, your skill level will increase and your paintings will sell for more. If you really want to commit, make sure your Sim is in the creative mood by taking a 'Thoughtful Shower' first.

How to get more money in The Sims 4 with cheats

How to get more money in Sims 4

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Before you can enter any of the Sims 4 cheats, you need to bring up the not so secret cheat option:

  • PC: Hold Ctrl and Shift, then press c
  • Mac: Hold Command and Shift, then press c
  • PS4: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once
  • Xbox One: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once

A box will appear in the top right corner, where you can input cheat codes. Now, enter one of the codes below and hit enter for instant wealth!  

  • rosebud - receive 1,000 simoleons
  • kaching - receive 1,000 simoleons
  • motherlode - receive 50,000 simoleons
  • Money X - replace X with a number to set an exact amount of simoleons for your household

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Rachel Weber
Managing Editor, US

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.

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