Money making guide/Free-to-play

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Free-to-play methods[edit | edit source]

Method Profit Skill Category Intensity Members
Collecting ashes 40,000 30 FiremakingFiremaking icon.png Collecting Low
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Killing cows and tanning cowhide 46,000 CombatMulticombat.png 20+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Picking potatoes 20,000 None Collecting Low
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Grinding chocolate bars 90,000 None Processing Moderate
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Killing chickens 18,000 None Combat/Low Low
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Tanning cowhide 30,000 None Processing Low
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Making anchovy pizzas 58,000 CookingCooking icon.png 55 Skilling/Cooking Moderate
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Catching lobsters 26,000 FishingFishing icon.png 40+ (60+ recommended) Skilling/Fishing Low
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Mining rune essence 13,000 None (MiningMining icon.png 41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe) Skilling/Mining Low
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Killing Ankou (free-to-play) 11,000 CombatMulticombat.png 60+ recommended

MagicMagic icon.png 60+ RangedRanged icon.png 60+ AttackAttack icon.png 60+ StrengthStrength icon.png 60+ DefenceDefence icon.png 60+ recommended PrayerPrayer icon.png 43+ recommended for Pray Melee

Combat/Mid Moderate
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Making chocolate cake 25,000 CookingCooking icon.png 50 Skilling/Cooking Moderate
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Cooking raw chicken 26,000 CookingCooking icon.png 1 (20+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw anchovies 33,000 CookingCooking icon.png 1 (20+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw trout 3,000 CookingCooking icon.png 15 (40+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw salmon 5,000 CookingCooking icon.png 25 (50+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Cooking raw tuna 4,000 CookingCooking icon.png 30 (55+ recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Making pastry dough 22,000 CookingCooking icon.png 10 Processing Moderate
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Killing ogress shamans 144,000 80+ DefenceDefence icon.pngAttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.pngMagicMagic icon.png, RangedRanged icon.png 40 recommended Combat/High Moderate
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Making flour 72,000 CookingCooking icon.png 32 (reccommended) Processing Low
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Making pizza bases 110,000 CookingCooking icon.png 35 Processing High
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Cooking plain pizzas 124,000 CookingCooking icon.png 35 (68 recommended) Skilling/Cooking Low
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Smelting iron bars 33,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 15 Skilling/Smithing Low
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Cutting yew logs 30,000 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 60 (75+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Collecting big bones from the Bone Yard 43,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
PrayerPrayer icon.png 25 recommended for Protect Item
Collecting Moderate
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Cutting oak logs 24,000 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 15 (60+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Tanning hard leather 62,000 None Processing Low
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Collecting iron ore 28,000 None Collecting Low
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Collecting and tanning cowhide 52,000 None Collecting Low
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Killing imps 50,000 CombatMulticombat.png 30+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Smithing rune items 470,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 99 Skilling/Smithing Low
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Killing ogress warriors 99,000 RangedRanged icon.png 40 60+ recommended Combat/Mid Low
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Mining clay 39,000 MiningMining icon.png 41+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Smelting bronze bars 37,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 1+ Skilling/Smithing Low
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Catching lobsters (free-to-play) 17,000 FishingFishing icon.png 40+ Skilling/Fishing Low
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Smelting steel bars 104,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 30+ Skilling/Smithing Low
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Smelting runite bars 5,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 85+ Skilling/Smithing Low
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Killing dark wizards 28,000 CombatMulticombat.png 41+ recommended
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Combat/Low Low
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Killing hill giants 51,000 AttackAttack icon.png 30+ (40 recommended for rune scimitar)
StrengthStrength icon.png 30+ (40+ recommended)
DefenceDefence icon.png 30+ (40 recommended for rune armour)
Combat/Low Moderate
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Drinking beer 13,000 None Processing Low
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Collecting red spiders' eggs (free-to-play) 324,000 CombatMulticombat.png 69+ recommended Collecting Moderate
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Filling water containers 28,000 None Processing Low
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Making dyes 54,000 None Processing High
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Killing monkeys 52,000 CombatMulticombat.png 5+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Killing bears 40,000 CombatMulticombat.png 30+ recommended Combat/Mid Moderate
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Killing wizards 44,000 CombatMulticombat.png 20+ recommended Combat/Low Low
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Collecting monk's robes 56,000 PrayerPrayer icon.png 31 Prayer required Collecting Low
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Collecting nature runes 455,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
PrayerPrayer icon.png 43 recommended for protection prayers
MagicMagic icon.png 33 required to cast Telekinetic Grab
Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Killing chaos dwarves 61,000 CombatMulticombat.png 60+ recommended Combat/Mid Low
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Collecting cosmic runes 281,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
PrayerPrayer icon.png 43 recommended for protection prayers
Collecting Moderate
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Smelting silver bars 35,000 SmithingSmithing icon.png 20 Smithing required Skilling/Smithing Low
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Collecting chaos runes 253,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png recommended
MagicMagic icon.png 25 to teleport to Varrock
Collecting Moderate
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Crafting gold jewellery 52,000 CraftingCrafting icon.png 5+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting steel platebodies 88,000 Decent CombatMulticombat.png and DefenceDefence icon.png recommended
PrayerPrayer icon.png 43 recommended for Protect from Melee
MagicMagic icon.png 25 for Varrock Teleport
Collecting Moderate
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Collecting steel platebodies (High Alchemy) 219,000 MagicMagic icon.png 55 for High Level Alchemy
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PrayerPrayer icon.png 43 recommended for protection prayers
Skilling/Magic Moderate
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Cutting willow logs 6,000 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 30 (41+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Cutting yew logs (free-to-play) 25,000 WoodcuttingWoodcutting icon.png 60 (80+ recommended) Skilling/Woodcutting Low
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Crafting ruby jewellery 89,000 CraftingCrafting icon.png 34+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting anti-dragon shields (free-to-play) 61,000 None Collecting Moderate
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Buying ale from the Rising Sun Inn 25,000 None Collecting High
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Mining iron ore (free-to-play) 26,000 MiningMining icon.png 15+ (41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe), 65+ CombatMulticombat.png strongly recommended Skilling/Mining High
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Mining gold ore (free-to-play) 22,000 MiningMining icon.png 40
CombatMulticombat.png 65+ recommended to avoid King Scorpion aggression
Skilling/Mining Low
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Mining coal (free-to-play) 32,000 MiningMining icon.png 35+ (41+ strongly recommended for Rune pickaxe), 65+ CombatMulticombat.png strongly recommended Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Mining adamantite ore (free-to-play) 57,000 MiningMining icon.png 70+ Skilling/Mining Low
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Crafting sapphire jewellery 101,000 CraftingCrafting icon.png 20+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Collecting wine of zamorak (free-to-play) 120,000 MagicMagic icon.png 37 Skilling/Magic Low
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Catching shrimp & anchovies 31,000 FishingFishing icon.png 15+ Skilling/Fishing Low
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Catching tuna & swordfish (free-to-play) 22,000 FishingFishing icon.png 50+, 60+ recommended Skilling/Fishing Low
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Killing Zamorak monks 29,000 RangedRanged icon.png 40+ recommended, DefenceDefence icon.png 20+ if Dragon Slayer is not completed, MagicMagic icon.png 37 to cast Falador Teleport/ MagicMagic icon.png 33 to cast Telekinetic Grab Combat/Low Moderate
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Crafting emerald jewellery 106,000 CraftingCrafting icon.png 27+ required Skilling/Crafting Low
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Blessing unblessed symbols 78,000 PrayerPrayer icon.png 31+ Processing Low
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Mining runite ore (free-to-play) 454,000 MiningMining icon.png 85+, AttackAttack icon.png 40 (optional), DefenceDefence icon.png 40+ (optional), MagicMagic icon.png 25 (optional) Skilling/Mining Moderate
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Buying team capes 89,000 None Collecting Low
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Mining gold ore (Crafting Guild) 39,000 MiningMining icon.png 40 and CraftingCrafting icon.png 40 Skilling/Mining Low
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Killing hobgoblins (free-to-play) 40,000 50+ DefenceDefence icon.pngAttackAttack icon.pngStrengthStrength icon.png Combat/Mid Moderate
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Crafting diamond jewellery 25,000 CraftingCrafting icon.png 43+ Crafting required Skilling/Crafting Low
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See also[edit | edit source]


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