OSRS top 10 skilling money makers for P2P players

Even though we recommend PVM for moneymaking, there are many skills in osrs that can make you decent money and experience. Here are the top 10 P2P skilling money makers in OSRS, ranked in order by requirements (easiest > hardest).

1. [SMITHING] Blast furnace: up to 900K Profit/hr

OSRS money making with smithing at the blast furnace is the most profitable way to make money with smithing.

level required: 15

Profits: 60 – 900K/hr depending on your smithing level

More making smithing money-making methods in a separate guide

The blast furnace minigame not only offers one of the best money/exp rates in old school Runescape, but it’s also actually fun to do. When running the blast furnace in one of the 15 official worlds, you often see players converse with each other. Which takes me back to the nostalgic days of skilling, where people actually enjoyed the game and weren’t just mindlessly grinding.


  • Start The Giant Dwarf (anyone can do it)
  • Ice gloves (not needed but it does help a lot with GP/exp rates)


You should always run the blast furnace on the official worlds as those are the only ones where the blast furnace is actually running all the day, for which you’ll have to pay 75K per hour you spent there. If you’re unsure where to find the blast furnace or how to use it, we have a guide for that.

2. [FLETCHING] Stringing Bows: up to 225K Profit/hr

stringing bows are a great way to make money while you get 99 fletching

Level required: 55

Profits: 200K – 225K/hr depending on your fletching level

Fletching is a skill that becomes really profitable, really quickly. That is because leveling fletching is incredibly fast, you can get from levels 1 – 55 fletching in as little as 2.5 hours.

While cutting bows is also profitable, stringing bows is even better for money-making and has higher experience rates.

The bows you’ll be stringing are:

  • Levels 55 – 85: Maple longbow (u) for 200k profit per hour
  • Levels 85 – 99: Magic longbow (u) for 225K per hour

More in-depth fletching money making methods in a separate guide.

3. [COOKING] Cooking Karambwans: Up to 500K Profit/hr

afk or 1-tick karambwans are great ways to make money with the cooking skill

Cooking level required: 30, higher is highly recommended

Cooking is one of the easiest 99’s in the game because it’s so fast to level. Not to mention, you make money with the skill making it perfect for newer players.

Cooking Karambwans is a great cooking money making method where you can earn between 200 and 500K profit per hour depending on your level of attention. By regularly cooking Karambwans you make about 200K per hour but by using tick-manipulation you can make up to 500K per hour! 1-tick karambwans is also the fastest way to get 99 cooking as you can earn up to 1M Exp per hour!

4. [FARMING] Making money with Herb runs: up to 1M Profit/day

doing daily herb runs is a great skilling money making method with farming

Farming level required: 32

Other requirements:

  • Magic secateurs (increase herb yield by 10%)

Read: OSRS Farming Guide

Herb running is the perfect way to make passive money during the day. It’s possible to make over 1M a day doing this method if you do at least 5 runs a day with all patches unlocked.

Herb runs starts being profitable at 32 farming which is when you unlock ranarrs, though for players on a budget 38 farming is recommended for toadflax. Toadflax seed only costs 1.6K so it’s not the end of the world when a herb dies.

At lower levels, with toadflax seeds you’ll earn about 40 – 90K per trip depending on the number of patches you have unlocked. You can do herb runs every 80 minutes and your patches grow while you’re offline too so you can log in on osrs mobile from work, school, or anywhere else.

At higher levels, with snapdragon seeds players can earn between 80 – 200K per herb run, depending on the number of patches they have unlocked.

For more in-depth info on efficient herb running and patches location, check out our Efficient herb running guide.

5. [MINING] Gemstones: up to 500K Profit/hr

mining gemstones is a low level requirement way to make money with mining in osrs

Mining level required: 40

Other requirements:

  • Shilo village
  • Karamja gloves 3 (access to the mine + teleport there)
  • Gem bag (not necessary but reduces banking)

Mining gemstones can make you up to 500K profit per hour while also gaining a nice 50K exp per hour making this a great viable method to train mining.

However, profits of course depend on your mining level so a higher level is always advised. Lower levels (40+) will be making around 250K per hour doing this method.

6. [FISHING] Catching Sacred Eels: up to 350K Profit/hr

catching sacred eels is a very afk way to make money with fishing

Fishing Level required: 87

Other requirements:

  • Regicide quest
  • 72 cooking

There’s a reason many gold farmers come here, catching sacred eels is good money and very AFK. You can easily catch these while you’re doing homework, watching Netflix, or even while you’re playing a different game.

You also don’t have to bank, ever, which is nice. As you’ll be using a knife on the eels to turn them in Zulrah’s Scales.

7. [MAGIC] Humidifying clay: up to 900K profit/hr

humidifying clay is a great money making method to train your magic level up.

Magic Level required: 68

Other requirements:

  • Dream Mentor
  • Lunar Diplomacy

Players who have completed dream mentor and lunar diplomacy can make a lot of money by training their magic level. You can get 50K experience per hour doing this method which makes it a great way to train magic and make money at the same time.

For this you’ll need to equip a steam battlestaff and have astral runes to cast the spell + clay in your inventory. You will then turn the clay into soft clay using the humidify spell, that’s it!

8. [RUNECRAFTING] Astral Runes: up to 1.5M Profit/hr

crafting astral runes has the best profit/exp rate for runecrafting.

Level required: 82

Other requirements:

  • 82 Magic
  • Lunar Diplomacy completed

Runecrafting has many profitable money-making methods but running Astral Runes is one of the best ones in my opinion. You can make a nice 1.5M per hour while still receiving 35K per hour, which, believe it or not is a very good experience rate for runecrafting.

Runecrafting is a very slow skill to level but it can make you some serious money, which is why this made it to the bottom of this top 10 money-making methods in osrs list. If you plan to start training your runecrafting you should check out our recent runecrafting guide to help you gain levels quickly so you can start making money!

9. [HUNTER] Hunting Black Chinchompas: up to 1.6M Profit/hr

Black chinchompas are the best way to make money with hunter, they are only available in the wilderness.

Hunter Level Required: 80

Other requirements:

  • High magic defence gear such as black d’hide
  • Eagles Peak (to set up box traps)

Hunter is a very profitable skill at higher levels and hunting black chinchompas is the most profitable method to make money with hunter. However, it does require you to hunt in the wilderness making this a high-risk and stressful method to make money.

If you want to lower the risk you can hunt red chinchompas but you’ll be making half the money you’d make if you were hunting black chinchompas.

10. [THIEVING] Pickpocketing Elves: up to 3M Profit/hr

pickpocketting elves is the best way to make money with skilling in osrs.

Thieving Level Requirement: 85

Other requirements:

  • 97 herblore (93 with botanical pie) only needed for an extra 400K profit per hour
  • 50 agility (rogues outfit for double profit)
  • Song of the elves master-level quest
  • Ardougne hard diar (for Ardougne Cloak 3)

Pickpocketing elves is currently the best way to make money with skilling in OSRS, however, it has very high requirements such as the song of the elves master-level quest, 85 thieving, and 97 herblore to increase profits.

To stop failing this method, you need to have completed Ardougne Hard Diaries which increases your success rate by 10%, and you need to wear the thieving skillcape which adds the same effect. The 20% success rate increase, combined with 99 thieving means you will no longer fail.

Players with these very high requirements, can spam-click their way to 3M per hour, pretty neat, right?

If you’re interested in this money-making method but you’re not quite there yet, check out our thieving guide for some other moneymaking and fast leveling methods.

Alternative top 10 skilling methods

If none of the methods listed on here are anything for you, or you prefer video guides, check out the top 10 skilling money makers uploaded by theEdBoys for alternative methods.

Hopefully, you learned some new osrs skilling money making methods. For newer players, we highly recommend training your fletching, cooking, and smithing as these yield very low requirements but you can make good money doing them.