Old school Runescape is filled with various money making methods. These range for players of all different skills and levels. For many players, the most difficult task in the game is to make some money during their times as a low level. This guide will hopefully teach you a couple of different methods to make some money with very low requirements. Some may even require nothing. Have fun! By the way, we have some amazing money making methods for low level F2P players or money making methods for mid level players that can net you up to 1m per hour.
Killing Chaos Druids 160k GP per hour
-20+ Combat level
Chaos druids are one of the most popular starting monsters to kill in Old school Runescape. This is because of their low health and low damage. This allows for players, typically new players, to train their combat skills on these monsters while making a good amount of money at the same time. Chaos druids are known for dropping a variety of herbs. Most popular being the Ranarr weed, which is where the mass of your profits will come from.
To begin this money making method, you want to first head over to Taverly dungeon. This is shown in the map below.
As shown in the map above, to reach the Taverly dungeon. Simply start at the Falador bank and follow the red path way. An agility short cut is present however you can also go through the main Taverly gates if you do not have the agility level to cross the short cut. The gates are just north of Falador.
Once inside the Taverly dungeon, simply head over and follow the path straight without entering any doors or gates. You will shortly find yourself with the chaos druids. Simply kill them, pick up their loot, and then return to Falador bank to empty your inventory. A Falador teleportation method is useful here but not at all needed. You should expect to make roughly an average of 160k GP per hour.
Flipping at the Grand Exchange
-Some starting cash
The term “flipping” is used not only used in Old school Runescape. It is brought from the real world as a term to describe the act of buying something for a low price and selling it for more than what you bought it for. In Old school Runescape, there is a place known as the ‘Grand Exchange’. This is the most popular place for players to go in the game. It is where you buy and sell items. Every world you hop to, there will always be many people here.
To “flip” an item. You first want to begin with your cash stack in your inventory. You now want to search for an item that has a decent, high margin. The higher the margin, the higher the GP per hour you will make.To work out the margin of an item, you want to start off by buying one of a random item you believe can make you money. You want to over pay for this item on purpose.
No guide can ever tell you the exact items to buy and sell because prices are constantly changing every single day.
Once you find your item, you want to sell it for a very low price on purpose. These process’ should be instant as you are over/under paying. You now want to go on over to the grand exchange history and check how large of a gap there is between you buy price and sell price. If you feel as if though the gap is pretty decent, you buy in bulk of that item for the low price and then once they are all bought, you want to sell it for the high price. It is good to note that flipping is risky. You will profit roughly 90% of the time however there will always be that 10% where there is no other alternative but to lose some money. However you can expect to profit in the long run as long as you invest sensibly. If you need some starting gold, you can buy some here.
Crushing bird’s nests 1100K GP per hour
-Pestle and mortar
This method is amazing in terms of money making, however, the downside of this method is that you gain no xp while doing it and also you need 20M+ GP to be able to do it. However, in our Hunter guide we have a way for you to collect a lot of birds nests and gain hunter xp while doing it.
Pickpocketing H.A.M. members up to 1M GP per hour
With minimum requirements you won’t reach the full potential of this method, however, it is still profitable and very fun. The goal of this method is to obtain easy clue scrolls and complete them as soon as you do. Check out our Thieving guide for more details on how to become a more successful thief.
Collecting Steel platebodies 85k-250k GP per hour
-High alchemy runes
Steel platebodies are an item which are usually high in demand because of the
You want to start off at Edgeville bank and have your knife in your inventory or sword wielded. You can also bring along a weapon to wield to slice the web instead of the knife. This means you can have one extra inventory slot to pick an extra steel platebody. You can also bring your looting bag at this point if you have one. Run towards the south and pull the lever. Be warned that pulling the lever will lead you to deep wilderness. Next, you want to make your way to the lava maze area. A map will be provided below.
Once you are in this area, locate yourself to the steel platebody spot and start picking them up. They do not respawn very fast so you should hop after every steel platebody. So it will not take very long to fill your whole inventory and your looting bag if you have one. Once your inventory is full, return to the same lever that you came from. Then use a teleportation method back to Edgeville and bank your steel platebodies. Alternatively, if you want to make more money, but make it a bit riskier, use high alchemy spell on the steel platebody.
Collecting Nature runes in Deep Wilderness 250k GP per hour
-Magic level 33
-Staff of air
-1 Energy potion
-Runes to teleport
This is a good but dangerous method to make money in the F2P worlds because it is in deep wilderness and is a PVP zone. The way to get there is simple but a bit long, it is recommended to walk without using energy to save as much as possible. The map indicates the route to follow to reach the nature runes.
Following the route indicated on the map, You must click on the spell book icon then click on telekinetic grab spell and select the nature rune on the small island, there will be an animation and it will already be in the inventory. After taking the nature rune, just hop to the next world waiting for the nature rune to respawn again.
It is recommended to go south of the island and save nature runes collected to avoid encountering pkers.
It is good to note that if you are P2P and want to try this method to making money, it is recommended not to go to P2P worlds, because it is the area which Callisto the boss is and you can easily die.
Collecting Wines of Zamorak in Deep Wilderness 90k GP per hour
-Magic level 33
-Staff of air
-1 Energy potion
-Runes to teleport
This method is also considered dangerous, but very effective to make money in the F2P worlds, as it is a PVP zone and very popular with pkers. The route will be indicated on the map to collect the wines of zamorak. It is also recommended to walk to save energy.
While on the altar you cannot take the wines of zamorak with your hands, you will be burned by the zamorak fire. For that, telekinetic grab spell must be used. Click on the spell book icon and select the telekinetic grab spell and then use it on the wine of zamorak. The same activity is repeated until the inventory is full.
Fill your inventory and then go down to level 20 wilderness and cast teleport to Varrock.
Cooking raw tunas 40k GP per hour
-Cooking level 30
-Cooking level 63
Cooking raw tunas is a very good method to make money in F2P, it is highly profitable and you level up quickly at the same time. Tunas are a very common food to heal, guaranteeing their demand in the Grand Exchange and making good money at the same time. Al-kharid is a good place to cook, it has a range very close to the bank which reduces the number of trips required when doing this method.
The image shows the site where the range is located. The raw tunas can be cooked at level 30 but there are great chances of being burned by the low experience in cooking and can decrease profit, so it is highly recommended to have at least 63 cooking level so that the tunas stop burning and you get the best possible profit.
Cooking tunas is simple, just must go to the range and click on it, the option of how many tunas you want to cook will appear, select “all” and all will be cooked, then back to the bank for more tunas.
Making gold bracelets – 200k GP per hour
-Crafting level 7
This is a pretty good AFK money making method, although we have some more crafting money making methods that will give you more xp and comparable or better profits. One of the last updates of Old School Runescape was to allow access to the furnance located in Edgeville to F2P players. The edgeville furnance is one of the furnance’s closest to the bank, allowing the reduction of time between trips.
Making gold amulet (u) is really simple, you must go to the bank of edgeville, you fill one inventory slot with the amulet mould, and the rest in gold bars and run to the furnance.
When you are at the furnance you click on it, a new window will be opened, choose how many gold amulet (u) you would like to make, after approximately 1 minute, you will have all the gold amulet (u) made. Run back to the bank and repeat again.
Gold amulet (u) is a slow but effective method of leveling up crafting in addition to being highly traded in the Grand Exchange for its usefulness among players who want to level up their magic level by its value in alchemy reducing its cost in GP.
These are just a couple of money making methods where no requirements are needed. There are hundreds, possibly thousands of methods out there for you to find out. One of the final money making methods with absolutely no requirements in the game is to simply buy gold.