GTA Online: Easy Solo Missions For Quick Money

Find out all the best solo missions in GTA Online to earn some easy money and buy your favorite things in the game.

best solo missions in GTA Online
Best Solo Missions in GTA Online

In my opinion, one of the simplest methods to get additional money in GTA Online is to select and play the missions with the highest payouts. In addition to being entertaining, they provide a consistent and recurring source of income.

It’s pretty helpful to know which missions offer the best rewards because there are several missions accessible, and you can play them solo or complete them in a group.

Moreover, the exact selection will depend on your current rank. Players can choose from many available solo missions and complete them in designated time slots to earn easy rewards.

Furthermore, the final rewards fluctuate more or less around the base rewards depending upon the fluctuation of time taken to complete them.

Key Takeaways

There are various types of missions with different payouts in GTA Online. While all of them are fun, not all of them are easy to complete and have varying rewards.

  1. Ballas To The Wall:
    1. Solo mission with a base payout of $18,000.
    2. Unlocked at level 5.
    3. Involves stealing a Schafter from Ballas members and delivering it to Simeon Yetarian.
  2. Judging The Jury:
    1. Solo mission available at level 65.
    2. The base reward is around $14,240.
    3. Requires eliminating twelve jurors who plan to betray Martin Madrazo.
  3. Operation Paper Trail:
    1. Part of a group of missions in GTA Online.
    2. Solo mission with potential rewards up to $48,000.
    3. It involves killing Mason Duggan and recovering an important briefcase.
  4. Extraction:
    1. Part of Operation Paper Trails ULP.
    2. Solo mission with a payout similar to Operation Paper Trail ($48,000).
    3. Involves saving Agent Johnson by locating her and defeating guards.
  5. Counter Intelligence:
    1. Part of Mission Paper Trails ULP.
    2. Solo mission with a base payout of $48,000.
    3. Requires locating and hacking two drones, solving puzzles, and avoiding police detection
  6. Blow Up:
    • The solo mission is unlocked at level 12.
    • Involves destroying vehicles at a luxury car dealership.
    • Potential reward up to $21,000.

Author’s Trust

Sometimes I just want to have a quick solo session of GTA Online. This is why I consider it important to list some of my favorite Solo missions so that players can complete and earn quick cash along the way.

– Shahzar Khalique

There are many other ways to complete these solo missions to earn money. You can learn about them in my extensive guide on best ways to make Money in GTA Online.

best solo missions in GTA Online
Solo missions are the best choice if you don’t want to share rewards.

There are time constraints you need to follow to maximize your reward. This is why I recommend players follow the scheme mentioned below to maximize their rewards in any solo mission (Note that the ideal time to complete the missions is 4-6 minutes):

  • If players finish a mission before the optimal time (within 3-4 minutes), they will receive 75% of the base reward.
  • Completing a mission between 6-8 minutes rewards players with a 20% bonus above the base reward.
  • Going a bit more up between 8-10 minutes gives a 40% bonus above the base reward.
  • Finishing a mission between 10-12 minutes increases the base reward by 60%.
  • Similarly, finishing a mission between 12-15 minutes increases the base reward by 80%.
  • Lastly, the final rewards double up if the time to complete a mission exceeds 15 minutes.

Ballas To The Wall

Best Early Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Ballas to the wall
Mission Ballas to the Wall in GTA Online

With a base payout of about $18000, it is one of the earliest solo missions. However, I had to reach level 5 in the game to play this mission. The mission tasks players to steal a Schafter from one of the Ballas members. Lamar Davis refers the players to Simeon Yetarian for this mission.

Once signed in for this job, players go to Jamestown Street and find the car there.

Simply kill the Ballas members guarding the car and take it to Simeon’s dealership. However, ensure you have planned your escape and can defend yourself from the mob chasing after you. You can outsmart them by driving or killing them during the chase.

Note: You can also play this mission solo or in a group of two people.

Pros and Cons

  • Early unlock at level 5.
  • Solo with $18,000 payout.
  • Simple car theft mission.
  • Lower payout.

Judging The Jury

Best PayOut Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Judging the Jury
Judging the Jury is an exciting mission you can do solo in GTA Online.

It comes pretty later when players reach level 65. While the base reward is around $14,240, I found that the reward can increase or decrease depending on the time taken to complete the mission.

In many cases, Martin Madrazo had paid the jurors a handsome amount to announce him as innocent. However, the jurors plan to betray him. Therefore, Martin assigned you the bounty to eliminate twelve jurors before they could pronounce the final verdict.

While the first eight jurors are an easy target and killing them would not take time, getting access to the remaining four will be challenging. The LCPD will be on the chase after a wanted level is awarded to you. Deceive the police, kill the remaining four jurors, escape the scene, and reach Martin to get your reward.

Note: It is one of those missions which you can play solo or in a group of up to eight people. The rewards are divided among the participants, so do it solo.

Pros and Cons

  • Available at level 65.
  • Solo with a $14,240 reward.
  • Unique juror elimination.
  • Requires higher level.
  • Potential difficulty.

Operation Paper Trail

Best Covert Infiltration Solo Mission in GTA V Online
One of the best solo missions in GTA Online
Operation Paper Trails is a group of many missions in GTA Online.

Now comes one of the fascinating solo missions. Operation Paper Trail tasks you with killing Mason Duggan and recovering an important briefcase from him. The mission can reward you with up to $48000 or even more depending on the time taken to complete it.

However, I wouldn’t lie to you and say that getting to Mason will be easy. Mason lives on a construction site and the construction site is also protected by many of his guards.

Make sure to kill as many guards as possible to get the maximum potential payout. Furthermore, keep looking for keycards to unlock elevators to level up and reach the top of the building. Mason will try to escape the scene on his helicopter in GTA Online. Damage his airborne vehicle, and don’t let him run away.

Finally, you will find him on top of the building, in the protection of his guards. Finish all of them, kill Mason Duggan, and take the briefcase with Clifford tech to complete the mission.

Note: Operation Paper Trail is part of a larger group of missions that can be played solo or in a group of up to four people in GTA Online.

Pros and Cons

  • Part of solo/group missions.
  • High potential reward, up to $48,000.
  • Challenging, involving Mason Duggan.
  • Difficulty due to guards and escapes.


Best Straightforward Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Extraction in GTA Online
Extraction is also a part of Operation Paper Trails ULP.

Extraction is one of those solo missions that I would consider too straightforward. Having a bare payout similar to Operation Paper Trail ($48000), it tasks you with saving Agent Johnson in GTA Online. The mission starts with you doing detective work at the agent’s home. While you are looking for some clues to find her, the game will automatically guide you to her car.

Inside the car, you can find her GPS locations. Digging more into it, you will find one of her trucks parked at a weird location. Track it down, and you will see Agent Johnson captivated in there. Kill all the guards and take the agent to the International Affairs Agency’s headquarters in GTA Online to finish one of the most straightforward solo missions.

Note: You can play it solo or in a group of up to six people. However, including others in this mission will considerably decrease your potential payout.

Pros and Cons

  • Part of Operation Paper Trails ULP.
  • Solo with $48,000 payout.
  • Straightforward Agent Johnson rescue.
  • Reduced group payout.

Counter Intelligence

Best Puzzle-Based Solo Mission in GTA V Online
one of the best solo missions in GTA Online
Counter Intelligence is also part of Mission Paper Trails ULP

Counter Intelligence has the same payout as those mentioned above, two solo missions, i.e., $48000. Players start the mission by locating two drones. Once they have found them, they will have to hack into them, which is not difficult. After a cutscene, they will find themselves in a cheap hotel room. There will be a laptop beside the television in the room, and players need to hack it.

Suddenly, the room will be filled with gas, and your character will pass out. After another cutscene, players will find themselves in a Yoga Classic van and have to solve an easy puzzle to get out of it. As the puzzle is very basic, players can solve it in no time.

Driving the vehicle to the required location will complete the mission. However, I advise avoiding getting caught by the police and taking your time to maximize the mission rewards.

Note: A group of up to six players can play this mission at once. Playing it solo will ensure you have all the rewards for yourself.

Pros and Cons

  • Part of Mission Paper Trails ULP.
  • Solo with $48,000 reward.
  • Involves hacking and puzzles.
  • Requires evasion of police.

Blow Up

Best Destructive Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Blow up in GTA Online
Blow-up mission in GTA Online.

It is one of the earliest solo missions, unlocking at level 12. It may not only be the earliest but I did find it to be one of the easiest solo missions. The mission demands players go to a luxury car dealership in the game and destroy all the vehicles there. Moreover, you can do it in multiple ways. For example, you destroy the cars one by one, or you can ruin them together using explosives.

You must do it as soon as possible because the police will arrive quickly. Completing the mission by successfully escaping the scene can reward you with up to $21,000 in GTA Online. Deposit the reward money in your account immediately because other players can steal it from you.

Note: You can play this mission solo or in a group with another friend in GTA Online.

Pros and Cons

  • Unlocked at level 12.
  • Solo with up to $21,000.
  • Destructive and action-packed.
  • Police interference may be challenging.

Diamonds Are For Trevor

Best Heist Solo Mission in GTA V Online
One of the best solo missions in GTA Online
Diamonds Are for Trevor is an exciting mission you do for the maniac protagonist Trevor Philips.

Trevor Philips assigns you this mission when you achieve level 70 in GTA Online. The maniac protagonist running a drug business is a cruel boss, and you would not want to defy his orders. Therefore, you dare say no to him when he asks you to steal diamonds. The mission takes you to Paleto Bay, where a shipment is waiting to be unloaded.

The Merryweather guards will protect the shipment, and you will have to defeat them all to get the diamonds. It will be an intense fight; therefore, you must be fully equipped with weapons. Defeat the guards, steal the diamonds, and bring them to Trevor to finish the task. I made an easy payout of about $15,540.

Note: It is one of those missions you should do in a group in GTA Online, and the game allows you to do it solo or in a group of up to four people.

Pros and Cons

  • Unlocked at level 70.
  • Solo/group with $15,540.
  • Unique diamond theft mission.
  • Higher level requirement.

Rooftop Rumble

Best Corporate Sabotage Solo Mission in GTA V Online
roof top rumble
Rooftop Rumble Mission unlocks quite later in GTA Online

Opening at level 75 is one of the more challenging solo missions. However, for a reward of at least $20,000, it is worth the time and effort. Rooftop Rumble assigns you the duty to disrupt a crucial meeting between FIB and the Professionals in GTA Online. Furthermore, you will also have to steal the critical documents they were about to trade.

It will be an exciting mission, requiring you to strategize your tactics patiently and implement them perfectly. However, security will be tight, and you might have to defend yourself with weapons if the situation escalates. Make sure you complete the mission efficiently and provide the stolen documents to Martin Madrazo for your reward.

Note: Up to four people can complete this mission in a group. The rewards get divided once the mission is completed.

Pros and Cons

  • Unlocked at level 75.
  • Challenging solo with $20,000.
  • Involves disrupting a meeting.
  • Requires strategic planning.


Best Car-Stealing Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Simeonomics mission
Simeonomics mission brings back memories of classic GTA III missions.

Like the classic versions of the game where you would steal cars for a living, Simeonomics tasks players with stealing expensive cars in GTA Online. However, unlike traditional missions, Simeonomics demands players to steal specific cars from an airport.

Simon Yaterian assigns you this mission, and you can get paid up to $21000. 

It is one of those adventurous solo missions where you have to put your life in danger. Elaborating further, you will have to go to an airport, steal two required cars from there, and deliver them to Simon’s dealership.

The main problems are entering the airport without any identification and stealing both vehicles one by one. I could easily steal one car in this way, but getting to the second car becomes a challenging task.

Bring some weapons to defend yourself from the security guards there. You will get a three-star wanted level after it, and you can get your payout after losing it.

Note: You can play it solo or in a group of up to four people.

Pros and Cons

  • Solo/group mission.
  • Adventure-filled with up to $21,000.
  • Involves stealing specific cars.
  • Airport security challenges.

Pier Pressure

Best Early Combat Solo Mission in GTA V Online
Pier Pressure is one of the best solo missions in GTA Online
Pier Pressure tasks you with stealing a package of meth for Gerald

Reaching level 6 will unlock the Pier Pressure mission in GTA Online. Gerald will assign you the task of intercepting a package of drugs on the outskirts of the city in Del Perro Pier. Two Mexican gangs will have an important business meeting, and you will have to eliminate them all to obtain the package.

Bring your weapons, and do not let anyone slide away alive. Take the package and bring it to Gerald’s apartment. You can get up to $15,000 as a mission reward if you complete it in an optimal time frame. It is one of the most accessible solo missions, especially if you know how to play with weapons.

Pros and Cons

  • Unlocked at level 6.
  • Solo with up to $15,000.
  • Lower payout.

What Would I Pick?

I would consider Rooftop Rumble one of the best Solo Missions in GTA V Online.

If I were to pick my favorite Solo mission, it would be the Rooftop Rumble. This mission, unlocked at level 75, offers a challenging solo experience with a substantial reward of at least $20,000. Its combination of strategic planning, disrupting a meeting, and stealing critical documents provides an engaging and rewarding gameplay experience. 

Therefore, I recommend getting to these missions as soon as you start your journey in the world of GTA Online. Not only will you have a hefty sum of money for the later part of the campaign, but more experience for everything that is to come.

Which is your favorite out of all the tasks mentioned above? Tell us in the comments.

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