BitLife is a text-based life simulator for the iOS and Android platform where you help a character live a good life through a string of decisions. One thing that everyone wants to do in this game is to get rich, and make a ton of money.
There are plenty of ways to make money, and plenty of ways for it to go wrong. Read on for some tips and tricks on how to get rich in BitLife!
Jobs and Salaries
The primary way to make a ton of money is with your job, and the more that you prepare for jobs and promotions, the better career you’ll usually get and the further you’ll go in your chosen field.
Start preparing for this before you even are able to work. In school, tap the “study harder” option constantly. When you’re working, you can work more, as well.
Hit the library to read once per year. Hit the gym and meditate once a year as well. These will increase your intelligence level, and with many careers, your looks come into play as well, which the gym helps.
Do all of this self-improvement constantly. This improves your chances of getting scholarships and landing high-paying jobs when you apply for them later on. Do them once a year – more than that provides
Go to College and Study Hard
When you graduate from high school, pick a smart major. Some, such as nursing and information systems, have a better shot at landing you a great job than others; medical professions, in particular, pay a ton, as do law, computers, and others.
Watch out for student loans when applying for university, though. You’ll need them often, but if they are too high, they could drain almost all of your income every year. Apply for scholarships or, if you have parents with money, ask them to pay for college.
Oftentimes you’ll end up starting a character and their financial drain will be sky-high for no apparent reason. If this is bad enough, it can cause you to be unable to purchase any real estate or do anything cool. Sometimes this is due to student loans; other times, it’s a complete fluke.
If this happens, simply start over with a new character and try again with their life. Minimizing annual money drain is one of the keys to getting and staying rich.
The Entertainment Industry
Another option besides college is to try to get into the entertainment industry. This includes acting, directing, singing, dancing, and other types of jobs. Generally, you want to AVOID college, because college changes your list of available jobs. If you graduate college, jobs in your chosen field will crowd out possible entertainment jobs.
If there are none available for your current year, then simply go to the next year and read the list of jobs again. Do this again and again, year after year, working part time and doing freelance work if you need to in order to stay afloat.
Play the Lottery to Get Rich
Play the lottery often. You have a surprisingly good shot at winning, much better than any shot in real life that you might have. If you win, you’re an instant millionaire. Do a regular job to keep the money flowing in, and just continue playing the lotto over and over.
Sometimes, you can go an entire life without winning the lotto. Other times, though, you can win the lottery multiple times in one lifetime, allowing you to get SUPER rich.
Cars and Real Estate
Just like in real life, cars won’t appreciate in value, but real estate has a chance to. Buy houses, and check the prices year in and year out. Check your real estate holdings often. You can’t rent them out (yet, at least) but you can sell them for more than what you paid for them.
Unlike in real life, real estate (houses, condos, land, etc) ALWAYS gains value in BitLife. The better the quality and condition of your house, the quicker it gains value. So, of course, buy what you can afford that’s in the best possible condition, sit on it, and sell it later on. And buy multiple properties if possible.
Every year, check the would-be sale price of your real estate. Sometimes the prices goes up more than other times; while your property always appreciates, it can appreciate by anywhere from 0.1% to 10%, and sometimes more.
Tips for Military Riches
If you decide to enlist in the military after high school, then go to college later, then a good way to go after college is to go back into the military as an officer. To be an officer, you need at least a four-year degree. Even then, there is a chance that you will get rejected. But try it with all five branches before you give up.
You can also stay enlisted, make it to the top rank, which is E-9, retire for a pension, then go into some other field, or even sit back and collect your money. Of course, put your money away while you’re enlisted, too, so that you can invest a ton at the end.
There is a new component to BitLife where you can get a random family heirloom by searching in your attic with a flashlight. You get a new heirloom once you shine your light on it. When you find it, it then gets added to your assets menu.
Some heirlooms are worth almost nothing. Find a common item and it can be worth as little as $1 dollar, making it completely pointless to keep around, and even mostly pointless to sell.
Other heirlooms, on the other hand, can it be worth thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even billions of dollars. These extremely rare heirlooms can either be kept for future generations, or you can sell them and take them money instead.
Generally, the older that the heirloom is, the more money it will be worth. So if you want to increase its value as much as possible, your best bet is to keep it around for a long time, pass it down to your kids or even your grandkids, and then have them sell it.
Often, it will be in your best interest to try to look for a higher paying job. Quit your job, then look for another job that pays higher. If working hard at your current job isn’t getting you the promotions you are looking for, then changing jobs could be your best bet.
It used to be that you had to quit your job first before you could search for another job, but now you can search for a new job while you are still working at your current job. If you get stuck in the junior version of your job and want to promote, searching for a more advanced position of your job and then applying for the job could land you the interview.
How Parents and Partners Can Help You Get Rich
When you engage in a relationship, keep in mind how much money the other person has. If they do have a lot of money, not only can you potentially share in that if they die (due to inheritance), but you have a higher chance of getting better jobs.
If your parents have money, life is a lot easier. If you ask them for money, then how much they give you is a combination of money and generosity. The higher the money rating, the more that they give you.
The higher the generosity rating, the higher the chances that they give you the money. If your parents have no money from the beginning, don’t count on getting much from them in general even if their generosity ratings are high.
Don’t Sabotage Yourself
Play it as safe as possible. Whenever someone insults you or curses at you, ignore them. Even if someone insults you or one of your family members, ignore them.
No negatives can come from that. It might seem right or feel good to clap back at them, but you could also get assaulted, or assault someone, and end up in jail and/or losing your job.
Emigrating can make you more money, but the difference in income between the same job in, for example, Nigeria vs Norway is far less than it would be in real life.
So you can make a bit more money, but you can make a bit less money, too. The only way to know is to experiment.
Steps To Getting Rich With Real Estate
Want to get a super-high net worth? Start buying real estate as soon as possible. Ideally, buy with cash.
The more lucrative of a job that you start out with, the better. A six-figure job with low expenses will allow you to buy more real estate in shorter amounts of time.
Check the age and the condition of the house before you buy. The condition being in the green (good condition) will make it far easier to sell the house, and to make it more likely that someone will pay higher than the asking price for the house.
Buy an older house, as newer houses don’t tend to appreciate in value to the degree that older houses do.
Every once in awhile, sell enough houses to buy something that’s really expensive. The more cash that you have on hand, the more expensive the offerings, and the more expensive of a house that you buy, the more it will appreciate in value as the years go by. Keep checking the condition of the house, though, as sometimes expensive houses can be in terrible condition, too.
The lottery is a great way to get rich, but what do you do after you win all of that money? Easy – invest it in real estate. Buy as many houses as you can, with cash, making sure to leave enough money in your account for all of the maintenance.
Hold onto the real estate for as long as you can. All of your wholly-owned real estate contributes toward your net worth.
Forever Jobs or Not
Some jobs can be worked forever, while others, such as the military and other government jobs, have a mandatory retirement age – 62, in the case of the military.
Don’t quit your job and retire, especially if you are in a job while you can still fight for promotions. Ask for a raise or a promotion as often as possible; you won’t get one all of the time, or even most of the time, but you’ll get one enough to make it worth it. Always ask once per year – more asks per year won’t do anything.
Divorce and Marriage
Keep your relationship with your spouse strong. If they divorce you, they get half of what you have in the bank. By that same token, if you divorce your spouse, you’ll get half of what they have.
If they have a ton of money, then you’ll get a huge divorce settlement. If they don’t have a lot of money, you won’t get much.
Gambling for Riches
Hit the action menu to go and gamble whenever you want to.
Choose how much money to bet, and then you will be able to play the casino game. Start off low, at first, and then once you get the hang of how to win more than half of the time, you can increase your bets.
Right now, the only game that you can pay in a casino is blackjack, but expect more games to be added later. Blackjack is fairly simple to play.
Your best bet is to hit if you land a number anywhere below 16 or 17, and if you get 16 or 17 or above, stay. Whether you pick 16 or 17 as the cutoff is up to your playing style. You’ll win over half of the time this way.
If you get really good at blackjack, you can use it to make massive amounts of money without a whole lot of time spent.
Become a pro at blackjack, take that money, and then use it to load up on real estate, because real estate in this game almost always appreciates in value. Cars never do, so if money and riches are your goal, don’t buy more than you need.
Finding Lost Items, Wallets, and Purses
When you find lost wallets or purses, most of the time you will get no reward for it. Every-so-often, though, the person that you give it back to will be feeling generous and will give you a huge reward in exchange for you giving their stuff back.
It’s about as common as winning the lottery – maybe slightly more common – but it does happen. You can also keep the purse or wallet and try your luck at keeping the cash, at the expense of karma.