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This is a list of ways to make money in Old School RuneScape and the requirements to do them. Please remember that these are just a few suggestions, and the prices and hourly rates are mere estimates. (Note: If you have a good idea to add to make gold, please add it to the list.)

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WARNING: Due to the constant changing of prices, some of the estimated values may be off. Do some research about the items first before you attempt to make money from them.

Starting offEdit

Stronghold of SecurityEdit

Stronghold of security map

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Players can visit the Stronghold of Security for some quick coins. Players only need to complete the first three levels to get 10,000 coins. This can be done even at Combat level 3. Just pick some cabbages on the way there from the field north of Lumbridge and eat between rooms. Also, if you level up your Cooking skill a little, you could get some raw trout or raw salmon from a popular world at Barbarian Village and cook them on the everlasting fire in the Helmet Shop. Cooking trout and salmon requires level 15 and 25 Cooking respectively.

SkillingEdit

Another way to start making some gold pieces is by leveling up a skill such as Woodcutting, Fishing, Mining, or Combat. The former three skills (Woodcutting, Fishing, and Mining) are known as the 'Big Three', and they have been the three primary money-making skills commonly used by players to make money in RuneScape.

Members, on the other hand, have access to an additional money-maker in the Hunter skill as well as an array of other content like high-level Runecrafting and Thieving. The latter is a very fast skill that unlocks many very effective money-making methods that require little-to-no startup costs or supplies, thus making it an ideal stat for Ironman accounts or players without a large bank.

Jugs of waterEdit

Jug of water

Another way to make money without requirements, aside from a few coins, is to buy jugs at the General Store, fill them with water in the fountains on the east side of the Grand Exchange, and resell them. You can repeat the process once you are able to buy multiple jugs at the Grand Exchange. Selling 100 jugs of water will grant you approximately 7,600 coins.

Flesh crawlers Edit

Stronghold of security map

A map of the Stronghold of Security.

Note: Do not kill Flesh Crawlers on a free-to-play server because you can only get body runes and iron ore from them.

To kill them, go to the second level of the Stronghold of Security, and then head south into the large room containing them. Mages and rangers can easily safespot them. They drop herbs, fire runes, noted iron ore, nature runes and dust runes. If you have decent Defence and armour, then you can slay enough to get around 10,000 fire runes as well as iron ore and nature runes each trip, worth over 400,000 coins. An Amulet of glory could be useful for banking in Edgeville.

FlaxEdit

Flax
Seers' Village map

A map of Seers' Village.

Flax can be picked in the flax field south of Seers' Village by members. Players can obtain around 1,000 flax per hour resulting in 12,000. Moreover, if players have 10 Crafting or higher, it can be spun into bow string, and approximately 1,000 bow string (worth 131,000) can be made an hour using the spinning wheel in Lumbridge Castle. It is best to buy flax and spin it rather than picking it.

Also, if players have at least completed all the easy Kandarin tasks, they can collect flax from the flax keeper. This can be done once per day based on UTC time, however.

CowhidesEdit

Cowhide
Lumbridge cowfield

Cows are found here.

Cowhides can be tanned at a tanner for a small fee and turned into soft leather for one coin or turned into hard leather for three coins each. Cowhide can be turned into either soft leather, which is approximately 67,694 per hour, or hard leather, which is around 71,808 per hour, assuming a player can collect and tan approximately 374 hides in an hour. Just go to the Lumbridge cow field, loot 27 cowhides, run to the Al Kharid tanner, Ellis, pay him gold, bank, and then repeat. It is strongly recommended that players complete the Prince Ali Rescue quest beforehand to allow them free passage through the gates.

Dark wizardsEdit

Wizard hat
Varrock map

Dark wizards are found at the south end of Varrock.

Dark wizards, located south of Varrock, are level 7 and 20 wizards that can easily be killed by low levels, especially those using Ranged. They drop talismans and runes. Talismans can be sold to runecrafters for a decent sum of gold pieces. More specifically, fire talismans can be sold over the Grand Exchange for up to 3,153 each.

Hourly profitEdit

Collecting Combat Processing Skilling
Method Profit Skill Category Members
Barrows 47,000

43+ Prayer-icon strongly recommended for protection prayers
Melee:
70+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended
Magic:
50+ Magic-icon (75+ recommended for Trident)
Ranged:
50+ Ranged-icon (70+ recommended)

Combat/High Yes
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Casting Superglass Make 339,000 77 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Casting Tan Leather 605,000 78 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Catching anglerfish 221,000

82+ Fishing-icon (95+ recommended)
30 Crafting-icon required (to repair fishing cranes)
15 Hunter-icon required (to hunt for grubs)

Fishing Yes
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Catching lobsters 47,000 40+ Fishing-icon (60+ recommended) Fishing No
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Catching monkfish 119,000 62+ Fishing-icon (80+ recommended) Fishing Yes
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Catching sacred eels 247,000

87+ Fishing-icon (99 recommended)
72+ Cooking-icon (99 recommended)

Fishing Yes
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Catching sharks 78,000 76+ Fishing-icon (90+ recommended) Fishing Yes
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Charging air orbs 355,000 66 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Charging earth orbs 332,000 60 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Charging fire orbs 450,000

63 Magic-icon
70 or 80 Agility-icon recommended
Decent Defence-icon recommended

Magic Yes
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Charging water orbs 437,000

56 Magic-icon
70 or 80 Agility-icon recommended
Decent Defence-icon recommended

Magic Yes
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Cleaning grimy avantoe 415,000 48 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy dwarf weed 350,000 70 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy irit leaves 90,000 40 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy kwuarm 155,000 54 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy lantadyme 25,000 67 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy ranarr weed 170,000 25 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy snapdragon 740,000 59 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy toadflax -825,000 30 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Cleaning grimy torstol 845,000 75 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Collecting ashes 25,000 30 Firemaking-icon Collecting No
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 83,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence-icon recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Collecting No
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Collecting blue dragon scales 393,000

70 Agility-icon recommended
37 Magic-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting buckets of sand -4,000

50 Construction-icon
40 Magic-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting jangerberries 277,000 10 Agility-icon Collecting Yes
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Collecting mort myre fungi 496,000 Decent Prayer-icon recommended Collecting Yes
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Collecting planks 188,000 None Collecting Yes
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Collecting potato cacti 66,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence-icon recommended
43+ Prayer-icon recommended

Collecting Yes
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Collecting red spiders' eggs 33,000

Decent Multicombat and Defence-icon recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Collecting Yes
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Collecting snape grass 37,000 72 Magic-icon recommended Collecting Yes
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Collecting swamp tar from the Lady Zay 13,000 None Collecting Yes
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Collecting white berries 390,000 High Agility-icon Collecting Yes
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Collecting wine of zamorak 188,000 33 Magic-icon (37 Magic-icon recommended) Magic No
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Cooking raw dark crabs 258,000 90 Cooking-icon (99 Cooking-icon recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw karambwan 219,000 30+ Cooking-icon (90+ recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw monkfish 90,000 62 Cooking-icon (80+ Cooking-icon recommended, but 90+ Cooking-icon strongly recommended) Cooking Yes
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Cooking raw sharks 122,000 80+ Cooking-icon (94+ Cooking-icon strongly recommended) Cooking Yes
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Crafting astral runes 525,000

40 Runecrafting-icon (82 recommended)
69 Magic-icon recommended

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting blood runes 361,000

77 Runecrafting-icon required
38 Mining-icon required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting-icon required (to chip dark essence blocks)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
P2P icon
Crafting cosmic runes 328,000

27 Runecrafting-icon (59 Runecrafting-icon recommended, but 75 Runecrafting-icon strongly recommended)
66 Agility-icon recommended

Runecrafting Yes
P2P icon
Crafting cosmic runes through the Abyss 342,000

27 Runecrafting-icon (59 Runecrafting-icon recommended, but 75 Runecrafting-icon strongly recommended)
21 Mining-icon (70+ Mining-icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
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Crafting death runes through the Abyss 564,000

65 Runecrafting-icon (75 Runecrafting-icon strongly recommended)
21 Mining-icon (70+ Mining-icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
P2P icon
Crafting law runes through the Abyss 669,000

54 Runecrafting-icon (75 Runecrafting-icon strongly recommended)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
P2P icon
Crafting nature runes through the Abyss 1,401,000

91 Runecrafting-icon recommended (44 Runecrafting-icon required)
21 Mining-icon (70+ Mining-icon recommended to mine through the rocks - optional)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
P2P icon
Crafting soul runes 268,000

90 Runecrafting-icon required
38 Mining-icon required (to mine dense essence blocks)
38 Crafting-icon required (to chip dark essence blocks)
70+ Hitpoints-icon, Agility-icon and Thieving-icon (optional)

Runecrafting Yes
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Creating Varrock teleport tablets 105,000

25 Magic-icon
67 Construction-icon recommended

Magic Yes
P2P icon
Creating teleport to house tablets 176,000

40 Magic-icon
67 Construction-icon recommended

Magic Yes
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Cutting diamond bolt tips 246,000 65 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Cutting magic logs 160,000 75+ Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting mahogany logs 68,000 50+ Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting maple logs 15,000 45+ Woodcutting-icon (60+ recommended) Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting ruby bolt tips 260,000 63 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Cutting teak logs 54,000 35+ Woodcutting-icon Woodcutting Yes
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Cutting yew logs 78,000 60+ Woodcutting-icon (75+ recommended) Woodcutting No
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Enchanting diamond necklaces 250,000 57 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Enchanting emerald bolts 531,000 27 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Enchanting sapphire necklaces 795,000 7 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Enchanting sapphire rings 549,000 7 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Exchanging impling jars 157,000 None Processing Yes
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Fletching diamond bolts 594,000 65 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching headless arrows 80,000 None Fletching Yes
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Fletching ruby bolts 594,000 63 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching unstrung maple longbows 123,000 55 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching unstrung yew longbows 86,000 70 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Fletching yew longbows 106,000 70 Fletching-icon Fletching Yes
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Gnome Restaurant 827,000

42 Cooking-icon strongly recommended
66 Magic-icon recommended
43 Prayer-icon (optional but there may be aggressive foes nearby)

Cooking Yes
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Grinding chocolate bars 360,000 None Processing No
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Humidifying clay 653,000 68 Magic-icon Magic Yes
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Hunting grey chinchompas 211,000 53+ Hunter-icon Hunter Yes
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Hunting implings 802,000

83 Hunter-icon strongly recommended
60+ Thieving-icon recommended

Hunter Yes
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Hunting red chinchompas 372,000 63+ Hunter-icon (80+ recommended) Hunter Yes
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Killing Crazy archaeologist 400,000

50+ Magic-icon and Attack-icon for Iban's staff (u) (75+ Magic-icon recommended for Trident)
40+ Prayer-icon (Protect from Missiles)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing K'ril Tsutsaroth 1,077,000

70+ Hitpoints-icon required to enter Zamorak's Fortress
80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended (90+ Defence-icon strongly recommended)
80+ Magic-icon strongly recommended to tank Magic attacks
70+ Prayer-icon recommended

Combat/High Yes
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Killing King Black Dragon 300,000

80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended for Melee
70+ Hitpoints-icon recommended
70+ Ranged-icon recommended for Ranged
44+ Prayer-icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing Zulrah 2,949,000

70+ Defence-icon recommended
75+ Ranged-icon recommended
75+ Magic-icon recommended
40+ Prayer-icon (45+ recommended for Eagle Eye and Mystic Might)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing ankous 122,000 60+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended Combat/Mid No
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Killing aviansies 253,000

70 Ranged-icon (80 recommended)
70 Defence-icon recommended
60 Strength-icon or Agility-icon required to enter the dungeon itself

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing black dragons 167,000

80+ Ranged-icon recommended
70 Defence-icon recommended

Combat/High Yes
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Killing black unicorns 252,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Yes
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Killing blue dragons 534,000

90+ Multicombat recommended for Melee
70+ Ranged-icon recommended for Ranged
37 Magic-icon recommended (can also be attacked with Magic)
70 Agility-icon recommended

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing brine rats 122,000

47 Slayer-icon
60+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended
45+ Cooking-icon recommended

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing brutal green dragons 85,000

70+ Ranged-icon recommended
37+ Prayer-icon (Protect from Magic)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing cave horrors 147,000

58 Slayer-icon
70 Magic-icon, Attack-icon or 50 Ranged-icon recommended
70 Defence-icon recommended

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing cave slime 7,000 17 Slayer-icon
50+ Multicombat recommended
Combat/Low Yes
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Killing chaos druids 313,000

40+ Multicombat recommended
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Low Yes
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Killing chickens 32,000 None Combat/Low No
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Killing cows and tanning cowhide 61,000 20+ Multicombat recommended Combat/Low No
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Killing desert goats 18,000 30 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Killing ents 161,000

60+ Attack-iconStrength-icon or Ranged-icon recommended
40+ Defence-icon recommended
25 Prayer-icon (43+ Prayer-icon optional but recommended for protection prayers)
75+ Woodcutting-icon

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing fire giants 34,000

40+ Ranged-icon (50+ recommended) or 13+ Magic-icon (Fire Strike)

Combat/Mid Yes
P2P icon
Killing fiyr shades 1,258,000 80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended
63 Firemaking-icon required
Combat/High Yes
P2P icon
Killing green dragons 498,000

80+ Multicombat recommended for Melee
60+ Ranged-icon recommended for Ranged
25 Prayer-icon recommended for Protect Item

Combat/Mid Yes
P2P icon
Killing hobgoblins 176,000 40 Attack-icon and Defence-icon for Rune equipment Combat/Mid No
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Killing ice troll runts 95,000

60+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon or Ranged-icon recommended
43+ Prayer-icon recommended

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing lava dragons 855,000

80+ Ranged-icon recommended
75+ Magic-icon recommended
70+ Defence-icon recommended
43+ Prayer-icon recommended

Combat/High Yes
P2P icon
Killing mithril dragons 110,000

80+ Hitpoints-icon recommended
80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged-icon recommended for Ranged
75+ Magic-icon recommended for Magic
43+ Prayer-icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)

Combat/High Yes
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Killing red dragons 264,000

70+ Ranged-icon recommended
40+ Defence-icon recommended
34 Woodcutting-icon required
30 Agility-icon required

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing skeletal wyverns 600,000

72 Slayer-icon
80+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended for Melee
80+ Ranged-icon recommended for Ranged
44+ Prayer-icon (70+ recommended especially for Melee)
55 Magic-icon (High Level Alchemy)

Combat/High Yes
P2P icon
Killing skogres and zogres 642,000

60+ Ranged-icon or Attack-iconStrength-icon recommended
40+ Defence-icon recommended

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing snakes 145,000 60 Multicombat recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Killing spiritual mages 79,000

83 Slayer-icon
70+ Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended
70 Agility-icon recommended
43+ Prayer-icon recommended

Combat/High Yes
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Killing tree spirits 98,000

13+ Magic-icon
43+ Prayer-icon (optional but recommended for Protect from Melee)

Combat/Mid Yes
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Killing unicows 193,000 40 Attack-iconStrength-iconDefence-icon recommended Combat/Low Yes
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Looting the nature rune chest in Ardougne 112,000 28 Thieving-icon Thieving Yes
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Making anchovy pizzas 93,000 55 Cooking-icon Cooking No
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Making avantoe potions 308,000 50 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
P2P icon
Making dwarf weed potions 549,000 72 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
P2P icon
Making irit potions 294,000 45 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
P2P icon
Making kwuarm potions 570,000 55 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making lantadyme potions 457,000 69 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making magic pyre logs 2,680,000 80 Firemaking-icon Firemaking Yes
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Making mahogany planks 39,000 40 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making oak planks 418,000 40 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making ranarr potions 495,000 30 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making raw summer pies 1,145,000 95 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making raw wild pies 2,099,000 85 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making snapdragon potions 1,304,000 63 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making teak planks 355,000 40 Firemaking-icon Processing Yes
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Making toadflax potions 592,000 34 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Making tuna potatoes 986,000 68 Cooking-icon Cooking Yes
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Making weapon poison++ 319,000 82 Herblore-icon Herblore Yes
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Mining adamantite ore 121,000 70+ Mining-icon Mining No
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Mining coal 68,000 30+ Mining-icon (60+ Mining-icon recommended, but 75+ Mining-icon strongly recommended) Mining No
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Mining gemstone 375,000 40 Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon recommended, but 61+ Mining-icon strongly recommended) Mining No
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Mining gold 123,000

40+ Mining-icon (85+ recommended)
40+ Crafting-icon recommended

Mining No
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Mining iron ore 170,000 15+ Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining No
F2P icon
Mining pure essence 8,000 30+ Mining-icon (41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Mining Yes
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Mining rune essence 12,000 None, but 41+ Mining-icon strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe Mining No
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Mining runite ore 476,000 85+ Mining-icon Mining No
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Opening sinister chests 544,000

49 Agility-icon
58 Magic-icon recommended

Processing Yes
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Picking bananas 195,000 None Collecting Yes
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Picking potatoes 26,000 None Collecting No
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Pickpocketing H.A.M. members 10,000

15 Thieving-icon (20+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints-icon and Agility-icon

Thieving Yes
P2P icon
Pickpocketing master farmers 130,000

38+ Thieving-icon (60+ recommended)
Decent Hitpoints-icon
Some food, preferably 10-12 cakes stolen from Ardougne Baker's Stall

Thieving Yes
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Smithing adamantite bars at Blast Furnace 353,000

70 Smithing-icon
30 Firemaking-icon recommended
30 Strength-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon recommended
30 Crafting-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
P2P icon
Smithing cannonballs 190,000 35 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing iron bars 172,000 15 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing iron bars at Blast Furnace 284,000

15 Smithing-icon (60+ Smithing-icon strongly recommended)
30 Firemaking-icon recommended
30 Strength-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon recommended
30 Crafting-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
P2P icon
Smithing iron knives 49,000 22 Smithing-icon Smithing Yes
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Smithing mithril bars at Blast Furnace 412,000

50 Smithing-icon (60+ Smithing-icon strongly recommended)
30 Firemaking-icon recommended
30 Strength-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon recommended
30 Crafting-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
P2P icon
Smithing runite bars at Blast Furnace 518,000

85 Smithing-icon
30 Firemaking-icon recommended
30 Strength-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon recommended
30 Crafting-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
P2P icon
Smithing steel bars at Blast Furnace 384,000

30 Smithing-icon (60+ Smithing-icon strongly recommended)
30 Firemaking-icon recommended
30 Strength-icon recommended
30 Agility-icon recommended
30 Crafting-icon recommended

Smithing Yes
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Stealing from rogues' chests 621,000

84 Thieving-icon
43+ Prayer-icon strongly recommended

Thieving Yes
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Stealing from silk stalls 36,000 20 Thieving-icon Thieving Yes
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Tanning black dragonhide 529,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning blue dragonhide 498,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning cowhide 151,000 None Processing No
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Tanning green dragonhide 442,000 None Processing Yes
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Tanning red dragonhide 420,000 None Processing Yes
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Recurring methodsEdit

Effective hourly profit is the amount of money you would make in an hour if you could continuously use this method. It is best not to use activities that have an effective profit less than what you can normally make otherwise.

Note that you can only do one type of herb farming at once, one type of brewing at once, and one of either picking papayas or coconuts.

Method Profit Time Effective Profit Recurrence time
Brewing greenman's ale 119,000 5 1,430,000 2,880 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Baba Yaga 10,000 1 599,000 1,440 minutes
Buying battlestaves from Zaff 240,000 1 14,378,000 1,440 minutes
Buying from the Culinaromancer's Chest 22,000 3 434,000 1,440 minutes
Buying ore from Hring Hring 255,000 60 255,000 50 seconds
Buying ore from Ordan 149,000 60 149,000 1.1 minutes
Buying runes from Lundail 40,000 60 40,000 84 minutes
Buying supplies from Razmire 410,000 60 410,000 1,440 minutes
Buying supplies from the Stonemason 217,000 20 652,000 1,440 minutes
Claiming pure essence from Wizard Cromperty 2,000 1 120,000 1,440 minutes
Farming avantoe 82,000 5 980,000 90 minutes
Farming cadantine 74,000 5 885,000 90 minutes
Farming dwarf weed 50,000 5 597,000 90 minutes
Farming irit leaves 45,000 5 539,000 90 minutes
Farming kwuarm 95,000 5 1,139,000 90 minutes
Farming lantadyme 46,000 5 553,000 90 minutes
Farming ranarr weed 86,000 5 1,035,000 90 minutes
Farming snapdragon 68,000 5 820,000 90 minutes
Farming toadflax 80,000 5 957,000 90 minutes
Farming torstol 30,000 5 356,000 90 minutes
Opening herb boxes 231,000 1 13,846,000 1,440 minutes
Picking cactus spines 42,000 1 2,546,000 75 minutes
Picking coconuts 28,000 3 560,000 270 minutes
Picking papayas 42,000 4 629,000 270 minutes

Miscellaneous methodsEdit

Treasure Trails/Clue ScrollsEdit

Clue scroll

Clue scrolls are a great money-maker but require a lot of luck and medium-level skills to start doing them. Patience is also needed as some clues will require days of skilling just to complete the clue.

If you are a lower Combat level player, easy clue scrolls will often be the best (due to various requirements not being present) you can possibly do. Mid-level players should aim for medium clues and so on. Clue scrolls on skillers is not recommended due to a lot of clues requiring random armours and weapons that you won't be able to wear.

Players may acquire low-value rewards from this method, but there's always the chance ranging from nothing, all the way up to tens of millions of gold, and for hard and elite clues, even more. If you have a string of poor rewards, remember you can still get a 10-million-gp item out of no where. Players constantly killing NPCs for clue scrolls may see profits of millions of gold per day, or just one-thousand air runes.

Grand Exchange flipping/merchantingEdit

Note: This will NOT get you banned. However, joining a merching clan and buying out a item with them to raise the price IS bannable (i.e. price manipulation).

Warning: You may lose millions of gold if you flip the wrong items at the wrong time (e.g. buying 10,000 ores at 800 GP each then they crash to 500 GP).

To put it simply, Grand Exchange flipping (GE flipping, flipping) is buying items for a low price and selling them back at a high price. To explain it more, it is a method of buying items on the G.E. for the lowest price possible, and selling them for the highest price possible by exploiting the margins as set by the G.E. market. You are looking for items that are unstable, but are frequently traded, with a changing price due to supply and demand. You will need a minimum of a single coin to begin flipping, 1 million GP with a good profit, and over 10 million to start making it a main source of money. Unlike other money-makers that have a static profit, the more money (GP) you have means the more you could also make. As you become a better flipper, you can flip different items simultaneously, but always leave at least 10% of your cash in the bank. 

Flipping procedureEdit

  1. Choose an item that you want to flip, preferably one you can afford to buy in bulk.
  2. Go to the Grand Exchange, and buy one of that item for 25% (it's okay to buy it for more) above the market price, and then write that number down.
  3. Now, sell the item, but set the price at 1 GP, and write down the price the item sold for.
  4. Now, subtract the buying price from the selling price. This is your margin. Remember, the bigger the margin, the more profit.
  5. You should stay away from those items offering a very small margin and a small buying limit (buying limit is the amount you can buy of that item every 4 hours).
  6. Once you have found a suitable item to flip, you need buy that item in bulk. Set the buying price at the small number you used to find your margin.
  7. Once you have bought all your items, set the selling price for one coin LESS than the large number you used to find your margin (or find the new margin and use that number). This allows your items to be sold at a profit, while still maintaining "selling priority" in the G.E. because you have the lowest price.
  8. Once all the items have sold, collect your GP.
  9. To calculate profit, you multiply the quantity of the item you purchased by the margin (e.g. 3,000 items with a 3 GP margin is 9,000 GP). If you have an item in the G.E. for over an hour and it hasn't sold, it is recommended to recheck the margin price (Steps 2 & 3). If someone is selling the items lower then you, reprice your items so that they are at the same price.
  10. Repeat Steps 1 to 9. (Note that there are limits to the number of items you may buy on the GE. If you find that you can no longer buy an item no matter your price offer, you have reached your trade limit.)

CyclopesEdit

Defender
Dragon defender

Cyclopes are found within the Warriors' Guild. The level 106 cyclopes, in particular, require at least a Rune defender and some Warrior guild tokens to fight them. They commonly drop rune med helms and rune full helms, along with adamant 2h swords and many other decent priced items. They are aggressive, so wearing armour with high Defence bonuses are recommended as well as a few Super potion sets and high healing food. These are a great source of money while gaining decent Combat experience. Note that within the Warriors' Guild, you can only attack the cyclopes with Melee.

JewelleryEdit

Amulet of fury

Often times, jewellery can cost 1,000 gold or more per piece. Given that it can be made entirely in a bank, hundreds of pieces can be made very quickly. Check this page for information about which pieces are profitable; the value of gems and gold bars can change extremely quickly.

The problem is the relatively high starting capital required. Also, of course, players will need sufficient Crafting levels in order to make jewellery. For example, making an onyx amulet requires 90 Crafting.

Motherlode MineEdit

Main article: Motherlode Mine

At level 30 Mining, coal (194 GP) can be mined, and a popular members' place to mine it is in the Motherlode Mine located in the Falador Dwarven Mines. Also, players can obtain gold (409 GP), mithril (290 GP), adamantite (1,348 GP), and runite (11,907 GP) considering they have the respective Mining levels. By mining pay-dirt and cleaning it in the machine located in the center of the mine, players collect random ores from the sack. This is a very popular update to the Mining skill as it is easy to AFK and can yield good profit and 22,000-35,000 experience per hour. Randomly, players can also receive golden nuggets that can be traded in for a miner's outfit, which grants a 2.5% XP boost to Mining if the full set is worn.

Upon completing the Hard and Elite Falador Achievement Diary, players will have an increased chance of receiving higher ores when cleaning pay-dirt. If possible, it is recommended to obtain these achievements so that Motherlode Mine will yield an even more profitable reward.

Rune runningEdit

Law rune
Nature rune

One easy method to make large amounts of money is rune running. There are rich players willing to pay people to "run" rune or pure essence for them, either to the bank or to a nearby general store for unnoting.

There are many players and clans involved in rune-running services; many of them post advertisements on the RuneScape Forums. Generally, the "Runes and Ammo" section is where most players post for this method. Titles, such as "25:25", "18:25", "23:25" and so on, are what you should be looking for. These numbers are ratios of runes to rune essence (or pure essence).

Law rune runningEdit

World 341 and 366 are commonly used for running law runes. Depending on the crafter, they may require you to hold up to 26 pure essence in your inventory. Follow these steps below.

  1. Head to Draynor Village for a nearby bank, and be sure you have no weapons, armour, or God clothing (this includes God books) on. If you want to be safe, just don't wear anything.
  2. Head to Port Sarim, and board the Entrana monks' ship.
  3. Once you've boarded the ship, head east until you see a cooking range.
  4. Travel north, following the path, and pass the church and the bridge. Runecrafters will be outside of the altar, usually typing such things like "23:25" or "25:25" (ratio of law runes to pure essence).
  5. Trade the player, and offer them your essence. You should receive a significant amount of law runes in return.
  6. Head back to Draynor Village to deposit your runes, and withdraw another inventory of essence, repeating the above steps.

Nature rune runningEdit

Nature running guide

Nature rune-running guide.

World 336 is commonly used for running nature runes, the other most profitable runes to run. This method can be quite dangerous, so stay alert and consider bringing a one-click teleport item, or teleport jewellery. There are poisonous monsters on Karamja, but you can buy an Antipoison potion from the general store for about 500 coins.

It is highly recommended that you join a clan chat as there are usually crafters online. Running with charged amulets of glory to the Abyss at level 1 Runecrafting with no pouches, you can average around 500,000 an hour; however, with level 50 and three pouches, you can reach between 750,000 and 1,000,000 an hour depending on Runecrafting host lines.

The nature altar is located north of Shilo Village. Make your way to Southern Karamja, or enter the nature altar through the Abyss for quick travel.

Once you've traded your essence for runes, run to the nearby general store, sell some of your noted essence and buy it back, and then repeat the process.

Watch out for other players buying your essence as soon as you sell it! The only way to avoid them is to find a nature running group on a different world.

A way to avoid players buying your essence from the general store is to speak with Aisles, who will un-note anything for five coins a piece.

Tips and hints Edit

  • With basically the same effort, players could easily kill cows for their cowhide, mine rune/pure essence, or collect mort myre fungi or blue dragon scales, which would make money a lot more easily.
  • Make sure to pick up as much money left on the ground as you can while training or traveling. Although it seems pointless to do so, even small amounts of money can add up to thousands, so picking up that extra small drop from a guard or rock crab counts toward your earnings.
  • While selling to a general store may be less time consuming, selling to an actual player is well worth the time in most cases (i.e. regular logs sell for 1 gp at a general store and 43 gp to an actual player). In the same way, you can stock up on cheap items that players sell to the general store and later sell them to players or the Grand Exchange for a profit.

TriviaEdit

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