What I wish I knew BEFORE starting to make money in Fae Farm!
So you’ve probably just picked up the most popular cozy farm-sim RPG of the year – Fae Farm, congratulations.
I can tell you now, after over 15 hours of gameplay, that it lives up to the hype.
I never thought I’d be into farming sims at my age but I can’t put this adorable fairy game down. I didn’t honestly know what to expect from Fae Farm and it’s taken me many hours of trial and error to earn money.
The grind is real folks.
If you are short on time though, no worries – I’ve already put in the hard work so you don’t have to!
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Why is it important to earn money fast in Fae Farm? You need Florins, the in-game currency, to upgrade your tools, backpack and cabin. The quicker you upgrade the easier it will be for you to progress through the main storyline.
Here is what I wish I’d known before starting so you can make the most of your time and make money in Fae Farm quickly.
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11 Beginner’s Tips for Making Money FAST in Fae Farm
1. Complete Chapter 3
I didn’t realize it at the time but it took me 15 hours of gameplay before I completed Chapter 3 – A Port in a Magical Storm.
I spent so much time doing the side quests and exploring the wonderful world of Azoria that I lost track of what chapter I was on.
No spoilers, but the game doesn’t really get started until you complete this chapter. You’ll see why. If you want to get to the end of Chapter 3 quickly you need to prioritize crafting seals for your dungeon.
2. Upgrade Your Pickax
When you upgrade to an Iron Pickax you unlock a special ability, you can press and hold ‘Y’ to smash a 3×3 area. You can upgrade your tools from Cinder down at the Docks.
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3. Upgrade Your Fishing Rod
I’ve got to be honest—I’m not a fan of fishing in games. But hey, it’s a solid way to rake in some cash in Fae Farm.
Some fish are basically underwater bling, and they’ll sell for a pretty penny.
Want to catch these sparkling swimmers? Upgrade your fishing rod. You’ll find Eddy, the mariner, hanging out at Stay-A-While-Bay to help you out.
4. Purchase An Extra Produce Stand
Early in the game, you’ll get a side quest prompting you to buy an extra stall.
While it might seem counterintuitive to spend your hard-earned cash on another stall—especially when you already have four in the marketplace—this one’s worth it.
Not only will it give you more room to display your items for sale, but it’s also conveniently located right outside your homestead. This makes it super easy to place any items you’ve harvested, cooked, or polished straight from your farm.
5. Don’t Sell Your Gems!
Ever play Disney Dreamlight Valley? Selling gems early on is a bad move. Trust me, I found out the hard way.
As you start to work your way through the mines you’ll begin collecting Aquamarine, Topaz, and Emerald, among others. I recommend storing them all in your House Storage for now.
Later, you can craft a Gem Polisher. This crafting table turns raw gems into more profitable jewels that you can sell in the marketplace.
Try selling your gems individually and you’ll not only waste space on the stalls but you won’t see a great return either.
Raw gems aren’t a great way to make money in Fae Farm.
But don’t polish all your gems; you’ll need raw ones to gift to Azorians later.
6. Make The Most Of Your Time
In Azoria, days zip by in just about 20 minutes. Too quick, right?
It clashes with the game’s cozy vibe and leaves you scrambling to tick off that daily checklist.
My hot tip? Use that end-of-day screen to both high-five yourself for what you’ve done and to plan your game plan for tomorrow.
Oh, and sometimes your Chickoos and Cottontails will just have to fend for themselves, no hard feelings.
7. Prepare Your Food
The first crafting station you place will probably be the Cooking Fire.
It’s really simple to just place berries and fish inside and let them cook. But a bit later you’ll get access to the Food Prep Table and Cooking Hearth.
I recommend always preparing your ingredients first so you can make a wider variety of foods. The Wild Salad for example will return +50 energy!
They’ll give you more energy so you can spend longer in the mines getting those coveted gems.
8. Invest in Potions
Although there’s very little magic in the first 3 chapters of Fae Farm you can still buy a few potions.
The one you’ll want to stock up on is the Small Gone Potion.
This potion turns you invisible so you can spend more time mining and less time attacking enemies. But be warned, if you accidentally attack an enemy the invisibility will stop.
Get your potions from Vera in East Town.
9. Expand Your Farm
Chickoos and Cottontails are adorable, let’s be honest.
They can be bought for a fairly cheap price. From caring for them you’ll be gifted 1 egg or piece of cotton per day. You can craft these into sellable items to make money in Fae Farm.
Speak to Earline in Plains of Plenty.
Jeremiah on the other hand sells Woolyhorns and Mamoos, which will also drop valuable products, but they aren’t available until after Chapter 3.
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10. Quick Travel
As soon as you can I recommend crafting seals for your Wayshrines.
There’s one right next to your homestead! This will save you so much time running from Saltwater Mines each day so you’ll have more time to earn money.
11. Shipping Contracts
And last but not least, Shipping Contracts. Available after Chapter 3, they are a recurring feature that offers you the opportunities to earn rewards. Sometimes Florins but also rarer items.
To unlock Shipping Contracts you’ll first need to speak to Jade in the Shipping Docks once she sends you a letter in the mail.
You can only have one contract at a time though so choose wisely. It’s a good way to earn money in Fae Farm.