Money, or Gol, has many uses in the game, so you’ll want plenty of it fast. This My Time At Portia How To Make Money Guide will go over some basic tips and tricks to help you bolster your Gol count, increase your available money and spend on exciting upgrades and new recipes.
When you start the game, you’re given very little resources to get you started. The vast majority of methods to earn money fast all involve construction in some form or another. Therefore it’s best to at least build the basics before you really push to increase your Gol/Money income. Make sure you’ve got the Smelter, the Cutter, etc. The basic construction items that let you make boards, bars, ores etc. Once you have those, your options to make money expand greatly.
Making Money Playing The Market
There are various stores throughout the game world that sell you specific items. You can also sell specific items to them. If you sell an item directly related to their profession, such as selling Furniture to the Furniture Shop, you get a small bonus. There are also seasonal bonuses that have prices that fluctuate. Take a look at the image above, you can see there is a large inflation of 130%. This means any items you sell or buy will have a different value, shown in brackets. When you notice a shop has this seasonal difference, be sure to take advantage and craft items that you can sell to that store. You can easily make a few thousand gold in a single in-game day.
Commerce, Commerce, Commerce
The Commerce Commission board inside the hall is arguably the best way of making reliable cash. You pick up a job from the board, complete it and return the requested materials to the person that put up the contract. It’s all very basic in regards to make this, deliver this, job done. Although some of the items can be challenging to make early on. You especially want to look out for Commerce Commission contracts that have a bow or ribbon around the upper left corner. These offer vastly greater rewards than the traditional quests. There are often times when you can get the same Commerce mission 2-3 times in a row, this is when the money really comes in.
While it won’t directly make you money, spending your money poorly will quickly undo any methods you’ve used to make some cash. Don’t spend 200 Gol for a pass into the Abandoned Ruins if you plan on spending most of it doing Commissions or building up your house. If you pay for the week, do it all day every day. Don’t buy anything you can make or farm yourself, it is always cheaper than buying something in the stores.
Five Finger Discount
Loot, loot and more loot! Every built up area with multiple buildings, and even the odd farm house, there’s chests everywhere. Behind buildings, inside a building, on a peninsula, on an island. They are scattered all over and some contain some fantastic items that are worth keeping, or valuable to sell.
That’s it for our My Time At Portia How To Make Money Guide. We’ll update as we come across any other techniques for making money fast. Any questions? Post a comment below.