Assassin’s Creed 3 – How To Make Money Fast


One of the key factors that can determine your ease of progression in Assassin’s Creed 3 is money itself. As an assassin, it’s important for Connor to have some ample cash to fulfill his daily requirements of weapons, consumables, and ship peripherals.

Thus, it’s important to have a constantly inflow of cash through the game. Thankfully, there’s more than just one good way of earning money regularly, and we’ve compiled a set of tips that should help you considerably wealthy.

The Homestead is the Key to Success:
One of the best and most consistent ways of earning money in Assassin’s Creed 3 is through your Davenport Homestead. If you are wise enough to take a break from the storyline and attempt to gather some artisans (and level them up), you can get some high quality crafting materials, and also start your own convoy system.

You can read all about the Homestead and its importance in our Homestead Guide.

You can read about leveling up artisans for improved money-making and skills in our Artisans Leveling Guide.

You can read about crafting and required recipes in our Crafting Recipes guide.

Citizen Missions:
If you feel you have extra time on your hands, you might want to deliver some courier for some citizen needing a hand, or perhaps assassinating someone for some other fellow.

It’s a relatively more immediate process than developing your Homestead, but it can get a little monotonous as a primary cash-earning method.

Being a Moron:
Sometimes you can be a moron and decide to do things the less appreciated way. Since you’re just so good at stealth, you might as well use your pick-pocketing ability to bring you some coins and vitals no?

Alternatively, perhaps you’d like to be a little more upfront and attack some convoys. These things will obviously raise the alert level of everyone in the city, but hey, it’s not like it’s impossible for an assassin to disappear.

Treasure Chests:
Treasure chests can contain some good direct or indirect cash, provided you have the stamina to find them and find their keys. Of course, you could just lock-pick them, but chests aren’t the most convenient way of consistent profit, and should only be viewed as bonus stuff.

Animal Products:
Another good way to earn some cash is to hunt. Undamaged animal skin has a lot of value in the American Revolution market, and that’s why it can be helpful to get some spiked income by doing some hunting.

You can read all about hunting techniques and tips in our Hunting Guide.

Some of the big animals will respawn, so you can get back there multiple times and collect their pelts, claws, and grease every time. These goods will earn you a hefty profit and can pile up cash for you at a faster rate.

Send Convoys:
You can also load up convoys with different items you have crafted or gathered during your adventure and send them for trade. It’s a risky task as there are chances that someone will attack the group and try to loot it. If that’s the case, you should defend them either by yourself or you can make use of your fellow assassin’s.

If you feel that there are other efficient methods of earning money, leave a comment and let us know!

By Haider Khan

One of the long time staff at SegmentNext, Haider is an integral part of the team with a love for writing, playing guitar, and aviation. Apart from writing for us, Haider is also a competitive FPS player and also enjoys exotic RPG games like Diablo and Xenogears (his favorite game of all time) on the side.

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    • John

      Elk. With 200+ -per kill- you can’t go wrong.

    • Dudein

      As far as Hunting goes, Seth is right, the Beaver hunt (hehe :D pun intended) is rather good, but, if you go to the frontier by ship, then to the left from where you start, there will be a hunting area for bears.
      their pelts give you a bucket load of money, and they are real easy to take down! (eg. on computer, it is most of the times: e-q, e-left click, e-space. and boom 6-800 pounds per pelt.

    • Jake

      What are artisans?? How do you get them

    • Seth

      A good idea for money making is to hunt beaver. They’re relatively easy, and a great spot to find a few is around the mine where Norris works. Just around the river, there’s raccoons, and beavers. Just use an arrow, or run up to them, they aren’t very fast. The hides sell for quite a few pounds if you market them through the use of caravans. Otherwise, they’re only 160 pounds. Make sure to sell them to the FIRST general store you unlock, the one from the tutorial. The second one won’t pay nearly as much.