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A Quick and Easy Guide to Making Millions of GP in Runescape

Updated on June 6, 2009
Mining in Runescape
Mining in Runescape

Raising Start-Up Capital

In business, it takes money to make money and the online MMO Runescape is no exception. In order to become a Runescape millionaire, you will need to start with a modest amount of gp. The best way to go about earning your first 100k gp in Runescape is to train some of your skills.

The three typical Runescape money making skills are mining, fishing, and woodcutting. Woodcutting and mining are most profitable in the short term for free-players, and fishing can be a decent money maker for higher level members. Since I'm assuming you are not a very high levelled Runescape player, we will focus on mining and woodcutting.

Mining in Runescape for Money

For the begining levels of mining (up to about level 15), I recommend taking the best pick you can afford and use (iron at this level) to the Eastern Varrock mine. Here you can drop mine (aka powermine) tin and copper for some quick levels. Tin and copper are fairly worthless money-wise, but you have to start somewhere.

What is Drop Mining/Powermining in Runescape?

For the unitiated, drop mining in Runescape refers to the process of mining your ores in rapid succession and dropping them for the purpose of gaining quick mining experience. Some people call this powermining.

Once you reach level 15 you can start raking in the gold. Buy a steel pickaxe from the Grand Exchange and head on back to the Varrock Eastern mine. Compete with your fellow Runescape players for the iron ore and bank when necessary. The current Runescape Grand Exchange price for iron ore is at a steady 100 gp per ore! This means you only need to mine 1000 ores for our goal of 100k gp!

Woodcutting in Runescape for Money

Woodcutting in Runescape is similar to mining in many ways, and the best way to make lots of money woodcutting early on is by cutting willow logs. You will have to work your way up to level 30, however. I recommend heading over to Draynor and cutting the normal trees around the bank until you reach level 15. You will need to cut 97 trees, and the bank is close by so banking them is easy. Once you reach level 15, buy a steel axe and cut oak trees. Oak logs are actually worth money, so make sure to bank these too and sell them on the Grand Exchange for some quick and easy gp.

Cut oak trees until level 30, and then move on to the willows outside of the Draynor Bank. Willow logs sell for 18 gp each currently, which doesn't sound like much, but believe me it adds up. You obtain logs much faster than ores, so mining and woodcutting are roughly equal in money making potential.

Runescape Woodcutting Guide by Icey Dan1

Making Your First Million GP in Runescape

Now that you've made your first 100 thousand gp, it's time to multiply that amount ten fold and aim for one million Runescape gp.  There are two ways of going about this, maintaining skill training, combat, and merchanting.  You can earn money from your skills by just doing the same old routing, but if you would like to earn more money faster then I recommend trying out PVP and merchanting!

Earning Money Through PVP

With Jagex's updates regarding real world item traders and Runescape bots, many players believed the old methods of earning money in the wilderness to be gone for ever.  And they were largely correct.  But as recently as May, 2009 there was a glimmer of hope.  Jagex revamped their bounty hunter minigame and increased the rewards substantially.  So let's start making money through combat!

  1. Begin by logging in to a Runescape bouny hunter world, you will need to be standing in the wilderness or Edgeville to successfully log in.
  2. Wear some decent armor, mithril or adamant, whatever you can afford to lose.  Also bring the best weapon you can afford.  I recommend a rune scimitar.
  3. Be sure to bring food to heal!  Lobsters and swordfish are recommeded for freeplayers.  Sharks and monkfish for members.
  4. Now you can choose to hunt as a team or hunt solo.  Fighting players by yourself is more lucrative, and consequently more dangerous.
  5. If you decide to go it solo, like a medieval Dirty Harry, then look for stragglers.  People of lower level who are separated from their groups.  If you yourself are in a group, then attack who the party leader says to target.
  6. Once you kill the player, Runescape will assign a randomized drop based on the difficulty of the kill and your time in the wilderness!  These drops can add up, and you can easily make over 100k an hour with this method!  High levels have been known to make over 600k an hour!!

Merchanting in Runescape for Quick Cash

The basic principles behind Runescape merchanting are very simple economics.  By low, sell high.  This is what we raised that prelimary 100k gp for, to make more Runescape gp!  With the advent of the Grand Exchange, merchanting has become a different ballgame, with some of the older merchanting methods becoming obsolete.  Never the less, it is still possible to make a handsome income through merchanting!

Grand Exchange Merchanting

Jagex has released a tool designed to track trends in the Grand Exchange.  You will learn to rely on this tool for important market information.  Buy low ticket items, typically natural resources that are dropping in value.  You will be able to buy a large volume of them, such as flax or feathers, at a fairly low price.  When the market bounces back, just like on Wall Street, sell these items for a profit!

That's all there is to it! 

Making Money in Runescape: Conclusion

So whatever method you choose, be it through your skills, player vs player combat, or merchanting, you will be able to quickly and effectively accumulate millions of gp just by playing the game!

Say no to dangerous autoing programs, bots, and gold selling.  These activities can get your account banned and are not worth it.  By legitimately playing the game of Runescape, it is quite possible to succeed!


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      musik2myears 4 years ago

      Dude this is really good!

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      tyshon 4 years ago

      yo dawg just steal it from from ur friends yeah dawg do that peace

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      runescapeGOD 5 years ago

      right now its best to sell reg logs sell for 126

      gp each at the ge. it adds up`,,`

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      that wildy way is great but i need an even faster and quicker way to make about 1 billion.

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      Anonymous = 5 years ago

      Merchanting is very advanced if you go into it, but for beginners, I recommend a raw material, such as fish of ores, when you get more experienced, you can merch items such as bars, armour etc.

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      Bots suck! :p 5 years ago

      Anyways.. Some bots aren't so baddd. But If ur gonna bot ima report you and Dont bot on your main guys if you do your just S-T-U-P-I-D!

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      Daniel mawcom 5 years ago

      I lost my mummy

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      Jack 6 years ago

      I like the guild i had 3m and lost it all and im working on getting it back OH AND I LIKED TEH GUILD

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      gg 6 years ago

      geth

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      EpicDrBob 6 years ago

      The woodcutting guide is tatally wrong, im a level 78 woodcutting and pretty much everyone knows that yews are the best source of money, willows are only good for xp.

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      bckcountrynvigatr 6 years ago from USA

      I like GPS especially if they are handheld. Makes everything convenient for me.

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      forestsyfy 6 years ago

      lol no offence but i dindt like this acc much it was kinda cheesy because what i recamond for money making is druids and if u wana go a little extreame the giant mole also u can go to black,iron,steel drags with 85-99 ranged i got 6 viasge drops in 4 months try it out!!!!

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      yaseen!8 6 years ago

      Grand Exchange Merchanting

      Jagex has released a tool designed to track trends in the Grand Exchange. You will learn to rely on this tool for important market information. Buy low ticket items, typically natural resources that are dropping in value. You will be able to buy a large volume of them, such as flax or feathers, at a fairly low price. When the market bounces back, just like on Wall Street, sell these items for a profit!

      That's all there is to it!

      Making Money in Runescape: Conclusion

      So whatever method you choose, be it through your skills, player vs player combat, or merchanting, you will be able to quickly and effectively accumulate millions of gp just by playing the game!

      Say no to dangerous autoing programs, bots, and gold selling. These activities can get your account banned and are not worth it. By legitimately playing the game of Runescape, it is quite possible to succeed!

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      suck my dick 6 years ago

      omg this was awsome

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      Sparhawke 7 years ago from Manchester

      A lot safer than Santas is what I do, before I left the game for a couple of months I bought 11,000+ Ranarr seeds, when I return I will simply wait for them to rise again.

      550M+

      PWNED! :p

      ~~

      It is a good hubpage LumberJack, I will follow you :)

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      skaters206 7 years ago

      lol,you guys got to get more money i'm a merch santa hats right now. XD but, it will be fun only got abought 500mill get ownd!!!

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      jem 7 years ago

      i am almost at the 10mil mark 9.8mil cash :)

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      furdude2 7 years ago

      (to not have money loss don't keep your money on you keep what you need and if you need any on you only when buying things) farming a few things will definitely get you some money I have 100k gp on one guy and like 50k or more on another (a lvl 20-22ish and like a level 6 or 7 the 22ish one has the 100k) but really if you don't want to lose your money, put all of it in the bank :D taddah!!

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      jake 7 years ago

      im poor ive only got 470k

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      StanBlack 7 years ago from London

      Really good gold farming guide. Better than a lot of the fansite guides ive seen.

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      best buy garmin nuvi 7 years ago

      hemmmm..best guide..thank you.

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      mage dude 7 years ago

      nice guide just made 100k

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      zimsabre 7 years ago

      many people just cheat and bot to get what they want.

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      nana 8 years ago

      btw i had millions about 5 but i die a lot members revents suck...any ways as my calcultaion it will take me a hole month to get my money back

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      nana 8 years ago

      hmm i just wanna ask if i get 99 wc is it good i am now 83

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      .... 8 years ago

      Love the guide

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      laith 8 years ago

      do u burn teaks or drop?

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; It is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

      Believe in your Runescape skills and conquer!!!!1!1!1!1!!1! Godspeed

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      bob head 8 years ago

      i cant rn no money how do i??

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      Whats an Evil Tree diversion?

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      Am I dead, yet? 8 years ago

      Sweet hub! I will add the 'Evil Tree' diversions with this tactic as well.

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      Keep training your skills Jake! I started Runescape just like you, but now I own a Santa hat and several Halloween masks because I trained my mining to 85.

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      Jake 8 years ago

      nice stuff in ur bank. u got so much stuff. wish i was that rich. only have about 45k

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      lumberjack 8 years ago

      Ya Runescapes kinda like budget World of Warcraft.

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      The Shelley Team 8 years ago

      Reminds me of Warcraft III