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How to Earn Coins in Facebook's Farmville

Updated on March 15, 2010

Farmville on Facebook is a fun online game that has many Facebook members of different ages addicted. More and more people are discovering the joys of farming and sharing favors with their friendly neighbors, courtesy of this great game. Whether you have just started farming or you simply are looking for ways to earn lots of coins, this guide will help you figure out how to make out of farming a living.

First of all, just as in true farming, you will not get rich overnight. Farming needs some time for crops to grow and coins do not automatically grow on trees, unless you give them time to mature. So, if you are busy working a full time job, you must realize that by the time you come home from your 9 to 5 job, your whole field of strawberries will have miserably dried out. However, do not get discouraged! There are some crops that may take a bit longer to mature and allow you to return to a green and lively farm.

How to Earn Coins on Farmville

  • Start with Raspberries

These sweet delights harvest in only two hours giving you a good return on your investment. As already mentioned, of course, this is not a good choice for those who have a full-time job, unless they have the fortune to being able to check their computer every so often but without risking getting fired!

  • Go with Peas

Once you have harvested raspberries for some time and you are happy with the profits, it is time to change and start investing in peas! Now these take a bit longer to harvest ( one entire day), but these are one of the best money makers (expect something around $7 dollars an hour) as you advance your farming skills.

  • Find the Top Earners

As you become an experienced farmer, you will see what crops will earn you the most. This may take time to calculate so, here is the scoop if you want to make money fast. These are the five top earning crops in Farmville, when it comes to money per hour:

  1. Peas
  2. Asparagus
  3. Onions
  4. Grapes
  5. Sugar Cane

  • Help out Neighbors

Go visit your neighbors and see if they have any special tasks for you. Roll up your sleeves and be generous, as you will be compensated. Tasks revolve around raking leaves or scaring away crows that infest corn crops. It never hurts to check out for these tasks as they are good ways to earn some dough.

  • Purchase Animals

While crops give a good return on your investment, animals may be so-so, but they certainly help out in the long run. Milk your cows, collect your hen's eggs, add a couple of horses to your stables. Unlike crops that need lots of attention, animals will allow you to relax and increase your earnings, with the only disadvantage that they take lots of room, and many find it more profitable to plant some other crops, but hey, animals are fun to watch!

The best part in Farmville is that you get to earn lots of experience points as a farmer and unlock new items and crops as you advance. This is the perfect recipe for a great game, but what perhaps makes Farmville berry, berry special, is the fact that it's a social game where you get to play with all your Facebook friends.

Some Profitable Crops for Lazy or Busy Farmers

As promised earlier, there are some good crops for people working full time or people that do not look forward to checking their crops every few hours. While it is still recommended to start with strawberries or raspberries at first (this is why it is a good idea to start on a week-end) and then peas, as you advance in levels there are some crops that allow you to relax and not have to worry about coming back ever so often to check on the liveliness of your crops.

*Note: many of these crops are not available until level 17

Crops for Busy or Lazy Famers

  • Broccoli: Cost 200 Coins, Growth Time 2 Days, Earning: 5.6 coins an hour
  • Peas : Cost:190 Coins, Growth Time: 1 Day, Earning: 7.6 coins an hour
  • Lillies: Cost 195 coins, Growth Time: 1 Day, Earning: 6.9 coins an hour
  • Sunflowers: Cost: 135 Coins, Growth Time: 1 Day, Earning: 7.1 coins an hour
  • Grapes: Cost:85 coins, Growth Time: 1 Day, Earning: 7.3 coins an hour
  • Asparagus: Cost: 220 Coins, Growth Time: 16 Hours, Earning: 7.6 coins an hour
  • Coffee: Cost: 120 coins, Growth time : 16 hours, Earning: 6.7 coins an hour
  • Onions : Cost: 170 Coins,Growth Time: 12 Hours, Earning: 7.5 coins an hour
  • Carrots: Cost: 110 Coins, Growth Time: 12 Hours Earning : 6.2 coins an hour

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    • lauralolita profile image

      lauralolita 7 years ago from Florida

      I love Zynga games, but for some reason I never got into Farmville, sounds like it would be fun though! Thanks for the tips!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      This is a great article, everyone I know on facebook is playing this game. I will not go near it, I know me too well, I will become addicted. This hub is a fantastic outline of playing this game. I will send it to my friends.