. The Final Fantasy XIV in-game currency ‘Gil’ can buy you better weapons, fancy hairstyles, awesome mounts, and even your own house. So obviously, we want to fill our pockets with lots and lots of Gil. In short, you can earn Gil from completing quests, selling items, slaying foes and doing dungeons and challenges.
Don’t get overly excited though; there are many great ways to make lots of Gil, but they all require a bit of time and effort. There’s no shortcut that will make you the richest FFXIV player in just a few hours. That said, here are some of the best ways to make Gil that are highly rewarding, relatively low-effort, and fast.
One of the best things about making money in Final Fantasy XIV, is that you can get a little help from your trusty sidekicks; the Retainers. After completing the ‘Scions of the Seventh Dawn’ Main Scenario Quest, you can send your Retainers on so-called ‘Retainer Ventures’. Completing these ventures awards you with experience and, of course, Gil.
The more Ventures your Retainers complete, the higher their level will become and the better your rewards. Although the Retainer Ventures aren’t the most profitable activity to make Gil in FFXIV, they are an easy source of income that will grow over time.
Note that you need to acquire a Venture currency before you can start a Retainer Venture. You can get them from doing Beast Tribe Quests and Guildleves, or buy them from your Grand Company Vendor.