This guide contains 9 different low-level money making methods in RuneScape 3.
The amount of RuneScape Gold per hour you can get from each of these methods depends on the time that you actually have to spend doing or focusing on it.
1. Farming Herbs
Herbs per run: 30-75 (depends on how lucky you are)
RS3 gold per run: 150K-300K
XP per run: 1K-5K
Requirements: level 30+ Farming
The Herbs that make you the most money are unlocked at level 30 Farming. You can do a farming run once every 75-90 minutes depending on how long it takes to grow, and a farming run should only take you like 4-5 minutes to complete.
Some of the low-level Herbs actually make more money than some of the higher level herbs. So make sure to use this calculator to check which herb is the most profitable for you at your level before you do in this method.
Juju Farming Potion
You can buy this on the Grand Exchange for 45K each. It is very expensive, but this gives you a 1/3 chance of picking twice the amount of herbs from a herb patch, so that means you can make more money from each farming run. It has 4 doses that will last you for 4 farming runs, so it is worth the investment.
This provides 10% more yield when farming herbs.
Ardougne Cloak (2, 3, or 4)
You can get this by completing the Ardougne tasks (Medium/Hard/Elite), and this allows you to teleport straight to the Ardougne farming patch. If you don’t have this, you can just teleport to the Ardougne lodestone which is 2 second run from the farming patch.
This allows you to teleport to the Ectofungus which is relatively close to the farming patch around there.
Explorer’s Ring (3 or 4)
This allows you to teleport to the Falador farm cabbage patch. If you don’t have this, you can just teleport to Port Sarim then run north.
It is recommended to start from the farming patch in Trollheim. Before you gather the herbs, make sure you take a sip of your Juju farming potion, and one sip lasts for about 6 minutes. Be sure to use the super compost on the herb patch and then plant a new seed. You’ll want to do this for the rest of the farming patches. It may take a bit longer if you don’t have teleports such as the Ectophial or Explorer’s Ring, but it still only takes 5-6 minutes.
2. Cleaning Herbs
Herbs per hour: 5,500-6,000 (depends how focused you are on it)
RS3 gold per hour: 1M-2M (depends which herb you are cleaning)
XP per hour: 40K-80K
If you buy herbs on GE and clean them, it will be much faster and make you a lot more money. You should use this calculator to decide which herb is going to be the most profitable to clean at your level. In order to do this in the most effecient manner, you need to set up a Bank preset.
3. Making Potions (unf)
Potions per hour: 1,900-2,000
RSGP per hour: 1M-2M (depending on which unfinished potion that you make)
XP per hour: 2K
You can use the herbs you’ve just cleaned and put them into potions for even more profit. This calculator that shows you which is the best unfinished potion to make at your level.
Scroll of Cleansing
This gives you 12.5% chance that you will make a potion twice as fast and 10% chance of saving an ingredient when adding an herb to an unfinished potion.
This gives you 10% more Herblore XP gained when used and 5% chance of creating an extra potion.
You can either buy a clean herb from the Grand Exchange or use the clean herbs that you’ve just cleaned, and you’ll want to mix them together with a vial of water in order to make an unfinished potion. You need to make a bank preset for this, and the bank preset should contain 14 vials of water and 14 of the clean herb.
4. Making Cannonballs
Steel bars to use per hour: 550 (every steel bar can be made into 4 cannonballs)
RS3 gold per hour: 500K-900K
XP per hour: 15K-25K
Requirement: Level 35 Smithing
You need to complete the Dwarf Cannon quest in which you’ll get the Ammo mould which allows you to smith cannonballs.
Morytania legs 2
This allows you to smith cannonballs twice as fast in Port Phasmatys, which would make you 900K RSGP per hour. If you don’t have the Morytania legs 2 and you only use the furnace in Edgeville or Lumbridge, then you will only get 500K RSGP per hour.
You can also make a bank preset for this. Remember that you don’t need to carry the Ammo mold in your inventory, you can just put it on your tool belt and run to the furnace and start smithing cannonballs. This method is very AFK, so if you have a relatively low Smithing level, this is a good method to earn some money whilst getting your Smithing level up.
5. Wine of Zamorak
Wines per hour: 90-100
RS3 gold per hour: 700K-800K
XP per hour: 4K-5K
Requirements: Level 33 Magic
Collecting Wine of Zamorak is a classic method. Level 33 Magic allows you to use the Telekinetic Grab spell which enables you to collect Wine of Zamorak from the Captured Temple which is located north of Falador. The wine is on the table and what you need to do is using your Telekinetic Grab on the wine. Once the wine is collected, you just run east, past the little building to the south. As soon as you get past this little building, the monks will drop Aggro. Then you can just run straight back to the temple and wait for the wine to respawn and grab it again.
If you have access to the Magic ability surge, you can use that to get out of the temple and take as least damage as possible. If you have a low combat level, it is recommended to take some food here because the damage that the monks do to you may hurt you a little.
6. Casting Egg Spawn
RS3 gold per hour: 1.1M-1.2M
XP per hour: <1K
Requirements: Level 10 Summoning
You need a Spirit spider pouch and some Egg spawn scrolls which can be bought off GE.
All you need to do is summon your Spirit spider and use the familiar’s special ability.
It is recommended to use Area loot which you can turn on within the settings so that you can spam the scroll for a little while and then pick them up all at once. You pick up the eggs until your inventory is full, then bank them and repeat. You should keep an eye on your familiar’s special move bar because every time you use the special ability, it goes down by 6 points, so you need to have some Summoning potions available in your inventory and drink them whenever you need to. If you don’t want to do this, you can use the Summoning obelisk to renew your familiar special move points.
7. Creating Egg Spawn Scrolls
RS3 gold per hour: 900K-1M
XP per hour: <1K
Requirements: Level 10 Summoning
You’ll need a bunch of Spirit spider pouches then you run back and forth from the Summoning obelisk in order to make the Egg spawn scrolls.
I recommend using the Summoning obelisk in Taverley because if you have a low level, you probably don’t have access to Spirit kyatt, but if you do, that is one I recommend over this one.
8. Tanning Leather
Leather per hour: 28,000
RS3 gold per hour: 3M+
The amount ofrsgpyou’ll make per hour depends on which type of leather you create, this calculator shows you which leather will be the best to make. You’ll also need to check the prices on the Grand exchange because the market is very volatile.
This lasts for 5 minutes, but it costs you a lot, so if you don’t have one, there are some Friends chats such as “Portables” allow you to use this. You can deploy your Portable crafter at the Bank in Lumbridge then you need to make a Bank preset to do this effeciently.
Make sure you have rsgp in your inventory because it does cost gold to make the Dragon leather, and Dragonhide is initially very expensive, so if you don’t have that much money to start off, this may not that effective. You may have to do quite a few runs from GE to here to buy and sell the Dragon leather and Dragonhide, but in the end, it may be worth it for you.
9. Making Planks
Planks per hour: 9,000
RS3 gold per hour: 2M+ (depends on the type of plank you make)
This calculator shows you the best plank to make.
This lasts for 5 minutes and gives you 10% lower cost when making a plank on the Portable sawmill.