GTA Online: Complete CEO Guide

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GTA Online: Complete CEO Guide

In the world of GTA Online, you’re going to need to get organized if you want to make it big. The best and most infamous criminals don’t work alone, they have an entire organization at their disposal. And in GTA Online, one of the best ways to do that is by becoming the CEO of your own criminal enterprise. But what exactly is a CEO, and how can you make money from it? We’ll be going over all that and more in this complete CEO guide for GTA Online.

Strap yourself in, we’ve got a lot to go over here.

Getting Started

GTA Online CEO Guide | Getting Started
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Being a CEO in GTA Online means you’ll be the head of your own organization of executive criminals. Once you are a CEO, you’ll be able to purchase special properties to make you lots of money, and you’ll gain access to special abilities. To get started, pull out your in-game phone and head to the internet browser. Go to the in-game website Dynasty 8 Executive. Here, you can purchase one of four different offices. The cheapest one is Maze Bank West, which costs $1,000,000. Just get this one if you are short on cash.

You can always upgrade to a new one later, and you’ll get $500,000 back from this one once you sell it. Once you’ve bought an office, you’ll be able to register as a CEO by opening your interactive menu, and selecting the option that says, “Register as a Boss.” Then select “SeceroServ CEO.” If the lobby has a high population and there are many players registered as bosses, you might not be able to register as a CEO and will need to join a new session.

Now you can go to the CEO option from your Interaction Menu, where you’ll have access to lots of useful abilities. You can spawn in vehicles nearby. You can also activate something called “Ghost Organization,” which will hide you and anyone in your organization. Once you’ve done checking out what you can do, drive to your office to purchase some more properties and start making money!

Special Cargo Warehouses

Special Cargo Warehouses
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Special Cargo Warehouses are buildings where you can store large quantities of illegal goods that can be sold later for a high profit. You can own up to five of them at once, and they come in sizes small, medium, and large. I recommend buying five large warehouses — this gets you the maximum amount of profit when you sell. You can purchase one by going into your CEO office and sitting down at your desk with the computer.

You can then head to the warehouse on the map and go inside. There will be an NPC there you can talk to. If you pay them $2,500, they will source 1–3 cargo crates for you. These will be delivered after 48 real-world minutes. You can also do missions to accumulate the cargo yourself by launching them from the same desk/computer you purchased the warehouse from. I don’t recommend doing these, as they take a while and your time is better spent doing other money-making activities.

Once one of your warehouses is full, you can walk inside the warehouse and go to the laptop that’s close to the front door to launch the sale mission. I recommend doing this with three other players, as oftentimes there will be multiple sell vehicles you’ll need to deliver from in a short time period.

Vehicle Warehouses

Vehicle Warehouses
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You can purchase a Vehicle Warehouse to get started on the CEO’s import/export business. With this hustle, you’ll steal a variety of high-end cars all around the map and bring them back to your warehouse where they can be sold later for money. Unlike the Special Cargo Warehouses, you can only purchase one and they do not come in different sizes. Go to your computer in your office to buy one. I recommend getting the La Mesa one for $1,500,000. It’s the cheapest and has highway access.

Now that you’ve purchased, head over to the warehouse on the map. It will have an icon similar to the Special Cargo Warehouse but with a car inside it. Inside the warehouse in a room to the right of when you enter, there will be a laptop you can interact with to start a source mission. Complete the mission by bringing the car back to the warehouse. You should have obtained either a standard, mid, or top-tier vehicle. Standard-tiers sell for very little, but top-tiers can be sold for up to $200,000!

Keep completing these missions until you’ve obtained exactly 10 standard-tier cars and 10 mid-tier cars. Once you have these cars, the game will only spawn in top-tier cars during missions. Don’t sell any standard or mid-tier cars! That way you will exclusively get the high-end vehicles. Once you have at least one top-tier car, you can sell it by yourself from the laptop in your warehouse. Or you can sell up to four top-tier cars if you have three friends in your organization helping you out.

Special Vehicle Work

Special Vehicle Work
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Special Vehicle Work is a special series of missions that require the use of unique vehicles in order to be started. The mission structures and objectives vary depending on what mission you are doing. These missions are not completed in free roam, but instead in private lobbies, meaning you won’t have to worry about anyone bothering you while you do them. These missions can get pretty difficult, so I recommend having a good team with you to help you complete the missions.

To start, you will need to head to your computer in your CEO office and select “Special Vehicle Work.” From here, you can see each of the missions and what vehicle you’ll be using in them. You do not need to have purchased these vehicles in order to play the missions. But if you want to buy them from Free Roam, you can get them on Warstock Cache & Carry. Many of these vehicles require you to own the Special Vehicle Warehouse. That is the only place some of these vehicles can be stored at.

When it comes to whether or not you should grind these missions to make money, I do not recommend it. They are fun to do and do pay an okay amount, but for the amount of time you are sinking to grind them, it’s just not worth it as a money-making method. Even if they did pay better, they are still pretty difficult to do. And they require you to have multiple other players in order to complete them. You’re better off doing something like Payphone Hits instead.

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