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Want to upgrade your workshop or land but don’t have the funds? You don’t have the gols but you want to buy the decorations for your home? This guide will show you how to make money in My Time at Portia.
Just like real life, the economy changes in this game. It changes every day. Prices can rise and fall. If shopkeepers like you, they will give you discounts as well. Use these to your advantage.
Sell high and buy low when you can. Keep your most income-earning items for as long as you can and sell them when the market is at 124% or higher. The highest is 139% but this is rare. Buy items you want or need at 80% or lower.
There is a skill called business mind that once it is at level 4, you can sell items for 8% more. So that means that if the market price is at 100% then a king ranked fish is now worth 5,400. I would invest in that skill if I were you.
Make friends with the shopkeepers. Now, this doesn’t make money but saving money helps! Here are the shopkeepers that you need to make friends with and what items they like being gifted. Also, I believe that they all love roses as well.
- Gust – Bacon Fish Roll, Five Hundred Creative Designs, The Thinking Can, Structural Aesthetics, Umbrella, Structural Dimension Theory
- Sonia – Vegetable Salad, Magic Lamp, Yellow Sapphire Necklace
- Paulie – Fan, Wall Light,
- Alice – Weird Glass Jar, Honey
- Dr. Xu – Wall Lamp, Talisman, Herbal Mixture
- Martha – Feather Duster, Honey
- Gale – Tea Table, Old Thermos, Galloping Horse
- Django – Joystick, Bronze Sword, Craft Candle
- Mars – Old Thermos, Fisherman’s pickaxe, bubble fish stew,
- Carol – Basic Sewing Machine, Magic Lamp, Vegetable Salad
- Albert – Galloping Horse, Soldier with Scepter, Spicy Fish Soup, Talisman
- Nora – Colorful Swimsuit, Sunny Side, Crystal Hourglass
- Dawa – Fisherman’s axe, Yellow Sapphire Necklace, Old Thermos
- Sophie – Solid Wood Clock, Water Bucket, Busy Farm
How to Make Money in My Time at Portia with Fishing
Let me be honest. There isn’t a lot of legitimate ways in the beginning to make money. However, everyone agrees fishing is a great way to start. You can find caterpillars in plants or by buying them from Sophie for very little gols.
You will not be able to reach many fishing spots in the beginning. The best place to start with is the spot by the waterfall that has the Goliath fish.
Goliath fish, with no ranking, are worth 300 gols. Emperor Goliath Fish are 700 gols each. And if you are lucky enough to catch kings of any kind of fish, they are 5,000 gols. If you can manage to catch 2 kings of the same type of fish, keep them as you can breed fish with fish tanks later in the game.
If you catch 20 non-ranking Goliath fish in a day, you will make around 6,000 gols. This depends on the market.
I had no trouble catching the Goliath fish with the beginner’s rod. (However, I found fishing in this game easier than Stardew Valley.)
The Goliath fish is the second hardest fish to catch in the game, so if you do have trouble that is okay. Move to the fishing spot by the harbor and fish there until Amber Island opens up. You can try for the Goliath fish again once you have the classic rod.
When the desert is available, the best place to fish is the desert oasis. The fish here are less in value than the Goliath but more than the rest of the fish in the beginning areas.
You make more in the same time frame at this spot than the waterfall because you catch more fish. It may seem like time is paused between waiting for a bite and catching a fish, but the game still keeps track. These fish, the wise fish and the gladiator fish, are not hard to catch.
When you unlock the fish encyclopedia skill, you can see what fish or accessory is biting. You have a limit of 3 actual bites on the caterpillar before it is completely eaten. Accessories do not count toward the bite limit.
This way, you can try to fish for king ranked fish. This is actually how I was able to catch my first king ranked fish.
If all else fails, at least make sure you attend the fishing competition. All types of fish appear in the fishing spot during the competition thus giving you the chance to make some serious money in the beginning.
Taking commissions every weekday is a great way to earn extra gols. Make sure you take the highest paid commission that you can finish in one day.
Even though you have around 5 days to complete the commission, you can only take one of each type of commissions. (Main story and random daily commissions.) So taking 5 days to complete commissions means you will lose 4 days’ worth of commissions at most. Not very efficient.
To make sure you get the best commission before Higgins, you need to enter the commerce guild right at 8:00 to have a chance to grab the best commission.
As your relationship status increases with your fellow Portians, they will start giving you sidequests. These sidequests can have a time limit so be sure you have the time to complete it before accepting.
This is how I made money in the beginning because I kept looking for relics and the old world books for Gust. You will find tons of stone, data discs and the upgrade chips for Ack.
I kept a wooden storage full of stone and then I crafted items to sell for gols. If you are like me, you probably read other guides that tell you to make stone stools to sell. At the very start that might be beneficial. However, when you get the skill, Artisan, that lowers your material cost, stone stools are not as efficient.
When you max out the Artisan skill, it only takes 4 stone to make a grinder that sells for 4 gols. With stone stools, it takes 8 stone and it sells for 7 gols. That’s one gol less than selling 2 grinders that use the same amount of material.Paulie happily accepts the grinders along with the extra dirt and sand.
Data discs are needed for research for extra items and main missions or to purchase items at the church or the research center. If you mine as much as I do, you will rack up 1,000 plus data discs. You will run out of items to research and purchase eventually.
Excess data discs are gold to sell. They are worth 64 gols each. Other guides mention to buy items at church and then sell the items. However, they are worth the same value as the data discs. So save yourself some time and sell the excess discs to Paulie.
Ack only needs 1 of each upgrade chip so there is no reason to keep additional ones. Like everything else, just sell the extra chips to Paulie. Is there anything this guy will not buy?
How to Make Money in My Time at Portia with Cotton Llamas
When the Southblock trade post opens, you can buy golden ginseng. This is needed for bait to trap the Cotton Llama. They have expensive tastes, don’t they?
2 aroma apples, 2 golden ginseng, and an advance trap are what you need. Place the trap, behind the workshop and wait a day. If you are lucky, you will catch a cotton llama worth a whopping 11,950 gols. No training required.
If no cotton llama is there, replenish bait and check again tomorrow. Do not forget to check the trap the day after you place it. If you don’t and you caught a Cotton Llama, it will eat your bait and escape.
When you catch one, you will have to tame it in a mini game. You will now own the llama, if you are successful. If you have trouble with the mini game, feed it 5 snakeberries, aroma apples, etc. The mini game will be much easier.
How to Make Money in My Time at Portia with Glitches
The Duplication Glitch
If you really want to make money so badly that you would use a glitch, you are in luck. There are a few that I know works on the console versions. One such glitch is the duplication glitch.
At the time of writing this post, the glitch only works in a shop menu. Grab an item you want to duplicate and put it on your active bar. Make sure you have free space in your inventory and go to a store.
While on the shop menu, go to your item and press quick move and confirm buttons at the same time. If you did the timing right, you should have the duplicate item in your inventory. Repeat as many times as you want.
After you duplicate it several times, stack them.You will get several stacks of the item with a number higher than one. Put all these stacks, except for one to sell, in different chests because if you don’t, they will disappear when you sell 1 whole stack.
With this glitch, you can duplicate and sell a lot of king ranked fish and clear out each stores’ gold. (You can duplicate ocean bounty and the like to overpower your character if you choose.)
I came across this glitch from watching a youtube video called My Time at Portia – Item Duplication & Infinite Money – PS4. XBOX 1 & Switch by Spork The BOAT Gaming. Many people in the comments were saying that it no longer worked at that time, but this glitch only works in the shop menu.
The Party Glitch
Another glitch deals with parties that you can throw after getting the banquet table from the Southblock trade post. I haven’t heard anyone say anything about this glitch but it had happened to me several times.
Throw a party and invite whoever you want. If most of the people do not come, the game still acts like they are there. Dishes will still disappear and need to be refilled so to speak.
After the party, pick up the food. If you had been refilling the dishes throughout the party, you will have lots to pick up. The game however sometimes gives more food back than you put out.
For instance, I have received a range of 300 to 900 plus spicy fish soup when I clear the table. I only had 30 in my inventory before the party. It seems what it duplicates is random and if the food dish quantity goes over 999 then it reverts to a lower number.
I have tried this many times and so far, it works with rainbow lemonade, spicy fish soup, creamy salmon stew, fruit salad, cheap soda and bacon fish roll.
This may be useful if you are planning to throw parties a lot to raise relationship statuses or if the glitch above gets patched. Otherwise, it is more efficient to use the glitch listed previously.
Below is a video for party glitch. It is recommended to watch with subtitles on since that is the only way I communicate in this video.
Tips Review For How to Make Money in My Time at Portia
In the beginning, there are very few ways of making money but more opportunities open up as you progress through the story. Here are ways you can make money:
- Buy Low, Sell High
- Capture Cotton Llamas
- Glitches if you do not mind using them
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What is the fastest way to make money in my time at Portia? ›
Fishing has the best in-game time to Gol ratio out of anything in the game. The amount of Gol that can be made from Fishing is all subjective to the amount of time you're willing to spend and the amount of Stamina you have.How do I get a lot of money in my time at Portia? ›
- 6 Hoard Your Finds In The Mine.
- 7 Prioritize your Stamina. ...
- 8 Patch Your House. ...
- 9 Build A Furnace Army. ...
- 10 Focus On Upgrades. ...
- 11 Don't Jump Into Romance. ...
- 12 Focus On Foraging. ...
- Selling items to shops.
- Completing missions and commissions.
- Defeating various monsters inside the Hazardous Ruins.
- Destroying barrels/urns/crates in Hazardous Ruins and Amber Island's Cave.
- The Knowledge Tree. The Knowledge Tree is a great way to get some extra money. ...
- Create Resources Before Selling Them. ...
- Keep Track of the Market Price. ...
- Do Your Daily Commissions. ...
- Become a rideshare driver. ...
- Focus on freelancing. ...
- Sell unused gift cards. ...
- Carsharing or parking spot rentals. ...
- Send app referrals. ...
- Find unclaimed money. ...
- Deliver groceries or take out. ...
- Sell your clothes online.
Our My Time At Portia trainer has over 8 cheats and supports Steam, Epic Games, and Xbox. Cheat in this game and more with the WeMod app! 80,040 WeMod members play this game. These cheats are part of our PC Game Pass collection.What is the max in My Time at Portia? ›
The maximum level a player can be is 99, for a maximum amount of 98 skill points, though the point total of all skill levels is 137.How many girlfriends can you have in My Time at Portia? ›
Though the player can date as many people as they'd like, they can only marry one person, and all other boyfriends/girlfriends will lose relationship points and revert to a non-romantic status with the player upon marriage as if the player has given them the Withered Branch.How many hearts do you need to marry in My Time at Portia? ›
The player can propose to their boyfriend or girlfriend after reaching Lover status (8-9 hearts) with them by gifting them a Wedding Ring. The wedding will take place the next morning, if they accept.What is the best way to mine Portia? ›
The player can mine by using any Pickaxe on the rocky ground or walls of the ruin. The higher quality the pickaxe, the more materials are excavated with each swing.
How do you make a dee dee stop? ›
Dee-Dee Stop can be crafted using the Assembly Station after the player obtains the diagram for 3 Data Discs from Petra during the mission Diagram for Dee-Dee Stop.What is the main crop in Portia? ›
Each city in the Alliance helps each other and develops together. Among them, Portia, with its agricultural expertise, is developing rapidly, trying to become the center of trade in the central part of the Alliance..." "So, what is the main crop type in Portia?" Should be wheat.Who is the richest man in Portia? ›
Musa is a wealthy businessman looking for worthwhile places to invest his money, and he is known as the richest man in the Alliance of Free Cities. He is professional in all of his efforts.Is Sandrock better than Portia? ›
Sandrock is the superior game as it takes everything that is great about Portia and has improved it (except fishing!), but the game isn't done, while Portia is finished, so you'll have a lot more play out of it NOW.Should I play Portia before Sandrock? ›
My Time at Sandrock is a standalone game; you don't have to have played Portia to be able to enjoy it. The game takes new characters to a new location and updates some mechanics for the better. However, if you have played the previous game, it will feel very familiar, like returning home to see an old friend.How to make $1,000 ASAP? ›
- Food Delivery. This is one of the easiest ways to make $1,000 fast, and DoorDash dominates the market, controlling nearly 60% of the market share. ...
- Take Online Surveys. ...
- Rent Out Your Unused Space. ...
- Rent Out Your Car. ...
- Open a New Bank Account. ...
- Make Money When You Buy Gas. ...
- Earn Cash Back When You Shop. ...
- Pet Sitting & Dog Walking.
- Deliver groceries and goods. ...
- Walk dogs or pet-sit. ...
- Take online surveys. ...
- Become an Amazon reseller. ...
- Open your own Etsy shop. ...
- Rent a spare room in your home. ...
- Become a rideshare driver. ...
- Rent your car out.
When focusing on the main objectives, My Time At Portia is about 70½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 135 Hours to obtain 100% completion.When should I sleep My Time At Portia? ›
The player awakens at 7:00 and is able to stay up until 3:00 in the morning. Hours between 3:00 and 7:00 are inaccessible. If 3:00 passes before the player goes to sleep, then the player will pass out and wake up in bed at 7:00 (or be teleported to their home if they do not have a bed placed there).Is My Time At Portia endless? ›
As long as you want. No more quests will be there until new content comes out, but you can always farm and do building commissions to your heart's content.
How many babies can you have in Portia? ›
In My Time at Portia, the player character can have up to a total of two children, though both children do not need to be from one partner.Can you marry Nora in My Time at Portia? ›
Nora is a resident of Portia that the player can befriend and eventually marry.Can you have kids in my time in Portia? ›
After the player reaches 12 Relationship hearts with their spouse, has a Level 4 house, and has a Cradle or a two-person bed that can accommodate a baby, they can have children.Can you remarry after ginger dies Portia? ›
Ginger's relationship with the player also changes to Deceased Wife. The player keeps any children they may have had with Ginger, and can remarry if they wish.What happens if you miss a date Portia? ›
If the player fails to start the date or play date within the scheduled time window, they will lose the option to start it and will get -20 relationship points penalty with the character they are meeting up with.How must Portia choose her husband? ›
Her father's will states that any would-be husband of Portia's has to correctly complete a task. The men must choose from three caskets – one is made of gold, one silver and the third, lead. One of the caskets holds a portrait of Portia and whoever chooses this one will become her husband.Can I marry Arlo in Portia? ›
Arlo is a resident of Portia that the player can befriend and eventually marry.How many hearts do you need to date Abigail? ›
This often concerns players and forces them to wonder if Abigail is romanceable in Stardew Valley? The good news is yes, you are able to marry Stardew Valley's Abigail. It will require getting her to eight hearts and gifting her a bouquet which will unlock the next two hearts.What is the easiest way to get Sapphire in My Time at Portia? ›
Obtaining. Sapphire can be mined from large Crystal deposits on Amber Island and in the Collapsed Wasteland as a rare additional drop. Sapphire can be grown on a Crystella Tree as a rare additional drop. Keeping the Crystella Tree fully fertilized the entire growth period increases the chance of dropping Sapphire.What should I buy first Portia? ›
To start off with you'll want to upgrade your axe and pickaxe abilities first, as you'll be mining/chopping wood a lot to begin with and will see the benefits immediately.
How do I get better weapons in Portia? ›
Once the player unlocks the Forge by giving 10 Data Discs to the Research Center, they can revise a weapon to the stats of any higher tier weapon of the same type. The upgraded weapon's stats change after forging, but it retains its original attack speed, animation, combos, and special effects.What is the last mission in my time at Portia? ›
As Django prepares a lightning charged fist, the Rogue Knight realizes his identity as the Storm Knight and surrenders. The Rogue Knight stabs the ground with his sword before fleeing. Django allows him to flee, stating he will never return to Portia again. Once the cutscene ends, the rest of the day ends.Can you drive the Dee-Dee transport? ›
Dee-Dee Transports cannot be manually driven. Instead, they can only be ridden in a cutscene after interacting with Dee-Dee Stops within the Dee-Dee Transport System.Where are all the Dee-Dee stops? ›
- Peach Plaza Stop.
- Tree Farm Stop.
- Portia Harbor Stop.
- Research Center Stop.
- Amber Island Stop.
Almost every crafting station that produces items can be placed on any of the spaces, including furnaces, cutters, skivers, grinders, and blenders. Each machine grants a different number of slots available at the Auto Workstation. These slots can then be used to queue up items for automatic construction.What animal is Portia? ›
Portia is a genus of jumping spider that feeds on other spiders (i.e., they are araneophagic or arachnophagic). They are remarkable for their intelligent hunting behaviour, which suggests that they are capable of learning and problem solving, traits normally attributed to much larger animals.How do you get large crops in Portia? ›
By planting a Special Giant Seed in a Large Planter Box, the player can harvest a giant variant of a random crop 22 days later (or 50 days later for the apple tree: 28 to mature + 22 to produce the first harvest).Why is Portia the strongest character? ›
Portia is a rich girl from Belmont and she has a powerful personality, pure love and the ability to change the fate of man . Portia uses her intelligence to Bassanio to choose the correct casket by her song . she saves Antonio when she becomes a lawyer in the court to free him from shylock` pound .Who is worth more Ellen or Portia? ›
Ellen DeGeneres' Net Worth
12 spot on Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities in the world. In 2022, Forbes ranked her No. 72 on its list of America's Self-Made Women. Her wife — actress Portia de Rossi — has her own $50 million fortune, Celebrity Net Worth reported.
Portia is obedient and loyal to her father even after his death, though, undeniably, she feels frustration and resentment, which she vents by insulting her suitors when they are out of earshot. Nevertheless, she honors her father's wishes even when the quality of her suitors tempts her to use sabotage.
What is the fastest way to make money on Portia? ›
Fishing has the best in-game time to Gol ratio out of anything in the game. The amount of Gol that can be made from Fishing is all subjective to the amount of time you're willing to spend and the amount of Stamina you have. Unlike the other 4 methods on this list, Fishing is the only one that doesn't overlap.What is Portia weakness? ›
Portia finds a weakness in the agreement - she tells Shylock that he can take his pound of flesh but must spill no blood.Does birthday matter in My Time at Portia? ›
Birthdays are the anniversary of a day in which a character was born, occurring once a year. During one's birthday, gifting an item to that character usually will yield a higher or lower relationship value, as they will react greatly to it.Does gender matter in My Time at Portia? ›
Gender. There are two base characters to choose from: the male character or the female character. Most content and dialogue referring to or involving the player remains the same regardless of gender.Can you marry people in My Time at Sandrock? ›
Romance is a social gameplay mechanic that allows the player to date and eventually marry any eligible marriage candidate, regardless of gender. Not all characters can be romanced.What is the best way to mine in My Time At Portia? ›
The player can mine by using any Pickaxe on the rocky ground or walls of the ruin. The higher quality the pickaxe, the more materials are excavated with each swing.How do you win the slot machine My Time At Portia? ›
- The slots are spun by inserting Gols. ...
- Stop button To stop the slots, the player can press on the orange circle button above the x10 cost.
- In order to win, all three images must be the same. ...
- If one or more images are dissimilar, the player earns nothing.
- Landing on Animal Feces rewards nothing.
If the inventory is full of items, no additional items (that do not stack with any of the items already in the inventory) can be obtained in the overworld, treasure chests, shops, or through other means.What is the best food for HP My Time At Portia? ›
Roasted Pork With Honey is a simple recipe that can be made in the early game. Unlike some other recipes, though, this is one of the best ways to top off your health while battling. Eating the food will give you an instant 60 points of health and can be strangely given to QQ for 12 friendship points.Can you remarry in My Time At Portia? ›
The player can remarry the character they have divorced before. After earning enough hearts with that character, the player can confess and propose to them normally. The chances of them accepting the player's confession and/or proposal are the same as if they have never been married to the player before.
How many girlfriends can you have in My Time At Portia? ›
Though the player can date as many people as they'd like, they can only marry one person, and all other boyfriends/girlfriends will lose relationship points and revert to a non-romantic status with the player upon marriage as if the player has given them the Withered Branch.Is My Time At Portia beatable? ›
When focusing on the main objectives, My Time At Portia is about 70½ Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 135 Hours to obtain 100% completion.Is there a trick to picking slot machines? ›
The best way to improve your chances to win at slots is to ask the right questions and look for the right numbers. There are no simple hacks, slots tips or tricks to winning on slot machines. If you want better odds to win on slots, you need to: Choose the slots that have high payouts.Is there a cheat for slot machines? ›
The most common ways to cheat slot machines in 2022 are by using casino software glitches, replacing slot machine computer chips and by using fake coins.Is there a strategy to slot machines? ›
Slots are almost entirely down to chance, meaning there is very little strategy involved, and every player has the same odds of winning. You simply spin the reels and hope to match symbols along the various paylines. For a more detailed breakdown of the rules, check out our page on how to play slots.What is the limit in My Time at Portia? ›
Time limits can vary between missions, ranging from 1 hour to 28 days, or uncommonly more than 28 days. Missions without time limits are not included in this category.How long can you stay up in My Time at Portia? ›
The player awakens at 7:00 and is able to stay up until 3:00 in the morning. Hours between 3:00 and 7:00 are inaccessible. If 3:00 passes before the player goes to sleep, then the player will pass out and wake up in bed at 7:00 (or be teleported to their home if they do not have a bed placed there).What to do with cows my time at Portia? ›
Once fully grown, a cow will still have to be petted and fed daily, but will then produce materials daily. It can produce one Milk and two Colorful Fur daily. Additionally it will always produce two Animal Feces per day. A fully grown cow can be sold for significantly more than a baby calf.What should I feed QQ in my time at Portia? ›
In order to feed QQ, the player must gift QQ food items that QQ likes or loves, such as Apple, Aroma Apple, or Milk. Any food items that QQ does not like or love will not count towards the requirements of this mission.