Starting off in GTA online: What should I do?
Starting to play GTA V online can be one of the hardest things to do in gaming. It doesn't get any easier when every player you meet seems to be level 200, while you are still stuck with level 1. In this guide, I will teach any player how to make it big on GTA V online.
1: Play the starting missions. All those messages you get in-game are there for a reason. The quick, easy missions available to any player help get you start the game, allowing you to begin your slow climb in the leader board. These little missions don't give you enough money to buy the fastest car in the game, but you will get enough to at least buy yourself a decent gun to get started on another mission.
2: Very self explanatory. Never go to hacking. Although the easiest way to get to the top, it ruins the game for everyone else, and will get you banned quick.
3: Play with friends. Trying to organize a heist with random players will only make the experience worse. If you can, get some of your friends to tag along on your journey to make GTA much easier to handle. Having your friends play can also make the process quicker, as they can agree to make you do the tasks which earn more money.
4: Take advantage of the double XP modes. Although they are not always that fun, you should take advantage of the double XP adversary modes. When stunt races first came out, I spent a solid hour playing the same, shortest race over and over again which eventually benefited he by giving me enough money to buy a new car. My best piece of advice: find the easiest, shortest adversary double XP game, and play it over and over, which is one of the easiest ways of getting money in game.
5: This is not for everyone, invest. If you have enough money, become a CEO or start a Motorcycle Club. These are the easiest ways of getting cash in GTA V and you basically do nothing. Find yourself an almost empty lobby, get some friends in, and start some CEO missions, and you can expect to get millions in just a couple of days. If you can't afford a CEO office, you should save money to get one.
6: Lastly, know your priorities. You don't need to buy that golden gun camo, just save up to get yourself a high end apartment to start heists. The hardest part of starting GTA V for me was saving my cash, and not senselessly buying everything I can afford.
Hopefully this guide helped you make something of yourself in GTA V online. These are the steps which helped me the most, and I hope they do the same to you.