When you start in Stardew Valley, it might be difficult to figure out how to make more money. Here are five ways to generate more income for you and your farm in Pelican Town.
Fish when you can
Fishing is one of the best ways to get a lot of extra income, especially when you to start and I don’t have a lot of resources yet. All it takes is patience, good reflexes and a fishing rod, which you can get for free from Willy at the start of the game.
Fishing in Stardew Valley involves spending time in the game, especially since the energy cost of fishing is relatively low. Your character can stay up until 2 a.m., so try to maximize the time you spend fishing at the end of the day. During your first few weeks of play, after you finish your daily chores, such as foraging and working on the farm, spend the rest of your time fishing.
You should also fish a lot every time it rains. The fish you can catch are completely different from what you get when the weather is nice. In addition, they generally sell at a higher price. Take advantage of the time you save so that you do not have to water your crops.
Rarer and more precious fish appear every time you move away from the earth. Although the maximum of your fishing rod consumes more energy, it can be worth it if you only have a limited time to fish. Keep an eye out for bubbles that appear randomly in various bodies of water. Throwing your rod at these locations greatly accelerates the bite of the fish.
When you have the money for it, upgrade your post. You should be able to purchase the fiberglass pole within the first few weeks. This allows you to use bait to increase your bite rate. Later, you can buy the Iridium pole, which allows you to use tackles that have different special effects on your fishing.
Unlock the bridge on the beach
Another great way to make money at the start of the game is to have Robin build the bridge over the beach. To unlock it, you need to collect 300 antlers by cutting branches and trees. With the 300 woods in your inventory, approach the broken bridge on the east side of the beach.
Once construction is complete, you can access the tidal pool. You can find a ton of unique items to look for here everyday, such as corals and precious sea urchins. This is a great way to easily supplement your income from the start because it is relatively consistent. Plus, you don’t need to save them for future recipes.
The tide area is filled with forageable items after a storm. Be sure to retrieve them before updating them the next day. During the summer you will probably find rainbow shells here, which can weigh up to 600 g.
Plant lots of berries
If you prefer simple farming, planting a ton of berries each season is a good bet. All berries produce multiple crops per crop and grow back several days after harvest. They also don’t have to be made into jams or wines to become very profitable.
There is a unique berry for each season: strawberries for spring, blueberries for summer and cranberries for fall. Although strawberry seeds are difficult to obtain in your first season, maximize the opportunity during summer and fall to plant as many berries as possible on the first day.
Since a single berry plot has multiple crops per season, be sure to start growing them as soon as possible. If you plant them late, you risk losing one or more harvest cycles. Remember to add fertilizer or Speed-Gro when planting – you cannot add anything to the soil once the crop has already grown.
Like all cultures, it takes a lot of energy to maintain them. You should try to upgrade your watering can and build sprinklers as soon as possible.
Start making sprinklers
At the start of the game, you will find yourself trying to maximize the number of activities you can do in a day. However, you will be limited by two things: time and energy. While you can eat food to replenish your energy, there is nothing you can do to make up for lost time.
Sprinklers automatically water your crops, so you can spend less time and energy on them each day. This gives you more time to perform other lucrative tasks, such as fishing and mining. It also allows you to maintain more harvests simultaneously, giving you more profit per harvest.
There are three types of sprinklers in Stardew Valley:
Sprinklers: These can sprinkle four adjacent tiles.
Quality sprinklers: These can sprinkle eight adjacent tiles.
Iridium sprinklers: These can water 24 adjacent tiles.
The basic version of a sprinkler is very ineffective, so we recommend that you produce quality sprinklers when you unlock the recipe instead. To make a quality sprinkler, you must have a level 6 farming skill, as well as an iron and gold bar and refined quartz.
Improve your skills
As you progress through Stardew Valley, your skill levels will increase. When you reach level 5 or 10 in a skill, you select a profession, which is an ability that will give you special bonuses.
Certain professions will increase the shipping price for certain groups of items. For example, when your farming skill reaches level 5, you can decide to be a farmer or a farmer. Farmers can sell animal products for 20% more than their basic price, while farmers can sell crops for an additional 10%. There are also similar bonuses for increasing your levels in mining and fishing.
Stardew Valley is one of our favorite relaxing video games to play. If you haven’t tried it yet, check it out. It is available for a wide variety of platforms, including Windows PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iPhone, iPad, Android, PlayStation Vita and Linux.