Dec 29 2011

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How to earn money in The Sims Freeplay – without spending a penny!

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There are 5 ways to earn Simoleons in The Sims Freeplay: farming, baking, careers, the dog and house bonuses. For farming and baking, the money and XP you earn is increased by 50% if your Sim is inspired!

Farming

The easiest and best way to earn money is farming. You buy a farm plot for 20

Simoleons and can plant crops for money and experience. The following table shows

how many Simoleons and XP you can earn for growing each crop, and how long they take to grow.

Name Level Income Time XP Cost Profit/hour XP/hour
Bell Peppers 4 30s 4 Free 480 480
Carrots 28 5min 20 3 300 24
Corn 100 30min 100 11 178 200
Watermelons 160 1h 120 22 138 120
Potatoes 300 2h 200 44 128 100
Pumpkin 500 24h 800 66 18 33
Tomatoes 160 6h 120 82 13 20
Beans 840 12h 620 115 60 52
Onions 800 10h 600 137 66 60
Spinach 980 24h 1200 110 41 50
Strawberries 16 100 24h 1000 44 2 42
Zucchini 18 480 4h 400 66 104 100
Lettuce 20 140 45m 120 22 157 160
Garlic 22 650 8h 500 93 70 63
Eggplant 24 900 15h 700 126 52 47

The rightmost columns show how much profit and XP you can get per hour for growing the crops. However, you may not have time to sit and re-plant your crops constantly. If you can be focused for a full hour on the game, Bell Peppers are the most profitable, but if you can only look once an hour Watermelons are a better option.

Baking

Baking overall does not earn you as many simoleons as Farming, however it does earn a lot more XP! To bake treats your Sim needs a stove from the Buy Mode (costs 350-5000). More expensive stoves do not decrease baking time.

Name Level required Income Time XP Cost Profit/hour XP/hour
Cookies 2 1min 10 1 60 600
Pancakes 10 10min 60 6 24 360
Apple Pie 36 1h 180 19 17 180
Choc Pudding 60 2h 300 33 14 150
Donuts 220 18h 1150 121 6 64
Banana Bread 240 20h 1200 132 5 60
Rocky Road 250 12h 500 137 9 42
Caramel Slice 15 140 10h 700 77 6 70
Gingerbread Sims 17 100 6h 500 55 8 83
Brownies 19 8 5min 40 4 48 480
Danish 21 300 24h 1500 165 6 63
Cheesecake 23 80 4h 400 44 9 100
Waffles 26 30 45min 150 16 19 200
Muffins 28 25 30min 120 13 24 240

Job

Jobs overall does not earn much money/XP, but its a good way to tell your sims to go away for a few hours when you need to sleep or work.

There are five levels to each career. The first four levels all have job titles, and the fifth does not. When your Sim reaches the fifth level, their job title goes blank and they earn no more job performance to increase their job level.

The best job to have in The Sims Freeplay in the long run is the Athlete job. Although at the lower levels it has the lowest rewards, it also has the biggest rewards at the highest level. The tables below show how much money and XP your Sim will get at each level of every career.

Firefighter

9pm – 5am

Title Job Level Income XP
Firefighter 1 120 400
Firefighter Instructor 2 160 500
Fire Captain 3 250 650
Fire Chief 4 420 900
 - 5 540 1150

Artist

5pm – 12am

Title Job Level Income XP
Art Student 1 135 375
Painting Restorer 2 180 500
Art Critic 3 225 625
Art Dealer 4 315 875
 - 5 630 1125

Athlete

8am – 12pm

Title Job Level Income XP
Athlete 1 75 400
Personal Trainer 2 120 500
Athlete 3 175 650
Olympian 4 385 900
- 5 675 1150

Politician

12pm – 7pm

Title Job Level Income XP
Intern 1 150 400
Campaign Manager 2 200 500
City Council Member 3 250 650
Mayor 4 350 900
- 5 450 1150

Dog

Your first sim has a dog, you will have noticed he runs around, he barks and gets a shovel icon above his head. When you tap the shovel, he digs for treasure! The treasures are usually small amounts of XP or Simoleons, but occasionally you might get lucky and dig up an LP, so if you have time to spare it is worth sitting and watching the dog.

Treasure hunting!

Bonus from buildings

Every building that you place in the neighbourhood gets you a bonus of Simoleons or XP (or both). You see the following image in the neighbourhood when you can collect money:

Neighbourhood view

It’s not a lot but if you are paying attention to the game and collect them every time, it can add up.

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