Sims 3 Business Buyouts (Simoleans the easy way)

Simoleans the Easy Way

“Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free”

I’ll just tell you straight out, the easiest way to make money in the sims is by buying the businesses. There are a hundred different ways to earn enough money and I’ll let you choose which one you want, but I will also give you big shove toward some of my favorites.

  1. Write Bestsellers, this takes a while but you get big simoleans
  2. Get Famous, perform and sign autographs
  3. Act Criminal – it’s dirty, but you’ll have respect AND the simoleans
  4. pull in thousands a day just for a few hours deathfishing!
  5. Literally Grow multiple high priced items with omni plants

consider yourself shoved. check out my other guides for more detailed ways to earn!


Business Buyouts:

Here are the list of businesses and how much Cash you need to Buy them out. The earlier you can buy a business in the game, the better, although I prefer having enough to fully buy them out instead of partial ownership.

business/partner cost/full owner cost/§ generated/weeks to earn back investment(s)

Diner: §6,000/§18,000 = 2,000 weekly = 8 weeks
Bookstore: §7,000/§20,000 = 2,000 weekly = 14 weeks
Grocery: §7,000/§20,000 = 2,000 weekly = 14 weeks
Bistro: §12,500/§25,000 = 4,000 weekly = 10 weeks
Day Spa: §15,000/§35,000 = 6,000 weekly = 9 weeks
Warehouse: §15,000/§35,000 = 6,000 weekly = 9 weeks
Business: §18,000/§40,000 = 6,000 weekly = 10 weeks
Theatre: §18,000/§40,000 = 6,000 weekly = 10 weeks
Hospital: §30,000/§75,000 = 12,000 weekly = 9 weeks
Stadium: §35,000/§80,000 = 13,000 weekly = 10 weeks
Science: §40,000/§100,000 = 15,000 weekly = 10 weeks

*weekly pay sometimes randomly varies by §1,000



So that’s pretty much it. Every Monday during business hours a new payment will be awaiting you at the destination you own. Simply go there and click “pick up money” and your sim will spend about 15 minutes getting your paycheck from you receptionist. How easy was that!

The drawbacks are it takes a while to earn enough, but if you buyout businesses early on, in 9-14 weeks you will begin to see FULL profit and each week you’ll keep getting rich. Don’t sit around with 100,000 or more simoleans, go ahead and buyout a business or two so you can earn your investment back for pure profit. This is NOT advised for those who choose short sim lifespans and only play a single generation. Think of it as a trust fund or retirement option for your sims children. Take over the town, rename all the businesses to your liking, and enjoy the easy life!

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Athletic Career Path

The life of an athlete is the American Dream. Everyone wants to be famous and just play sports as their job, and in the sims it’s definitely one of my favs. So nothing special to note really, there a few bonuses that you can get from the athletic skill that I will add, but it’s pretty cut and dry. Lift weights to increase muscles and do cardio workouts to get thin. That’s it.

  • For all careers MOOD is always factored into performance!
  • Items in bold have changed from previous week (pay increases by default so it is not bolded as to highlight major changes only)
  • days in orange are game days, you will be reminded the morning of the game.
  • *where asterisk are listed, please see bottom of page.

Work Options

  • Prepare for Game
  • Meet Teammates
  • Hang with Teammates
  • Slack Off in Locker Room
  • Work Out in Gym


Level 1 – Rabid Fan

  • Hours 3-9:00 pm
  • MTWT-S-

Level 2 – Snack Hawker

  • Hours 3-9:00 pm
  • MTWT-S-

Level 3 – Toddler Sports Coach

  • Hours 3-9:00 pm
  • MTWT-S-
  • Athletic

Level 4 – Minor Leaguer

  • Hours 3-9:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates

Level 5 – Rookie

  • 83/HR
  • Hours 3-8:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record*

Level 6 – Starter

  • 140/HR
  • Hours 3-8:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record

Level 7 – Team Captain

  • 207/HR
  • Hours 3-7:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record

Level 8 – MVP

  • 247/HR (2,484)
  • Hours 3-7:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record

Level 9 – Superstar

  • 391/HR (2,964)
  • Hours 3-6:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record

Level 10 – Sports Legend

  • ◊ sign autographs **
  • ◊ do advertising deal***
  • 468/HR (4,692)
  • Hours 3-6:00 pm
  • Athletic + Teammates + Game Record


  • 35/HR


*Prepare for Game – you must have this option ticked at work to fill your prepare for game bar. When it is full (usually after one day) you will pretty much always win the game as long as your teammate level is high as. Do not forget to tick this option. I once forgot and barely won the game by a single point, where normally I’d win by 10+ points.

**Autograph sessions can be held at any time. They last exactly one hour. The goal is to bring business into a store, so sign as many autographs as you can so that people will not stand in line anymore waiting for you. Try to choose open areas so that sims don’t get caught in each others paths or have to work their way around objects. You make a little money for each autograph signed, and you get a lot of money for each sim that visits the venue you have chosen to sign autographs at. It’s a very lucrative action, but you have to wait a matter of days between signings so take advantage of them when you choose to attempt it.

***Advertising Deals aren’t as good as Autograph Sessions, at least in my experience. I tried to do a deal and just got “okay”. I’m not sure what that means, but whatever the case, the option is there for you.