Careers & Earning Money

This section will answer your questions about earning money and how careers work.

How do I earn money in Virtual Families 3?

The primary way to earn money in Virtual Families 3 is to encourage your little people to work at their careers. There are other ways to earn money, as well:
  • Completing Goals, which award coins as each one is accomplished. Many of these can be completed very early in the game, and the coins can add up quickly. Check the Goals screen on the Menu for a complete list.
  • Picking up and selling duplicate collectibles that appear in the yard. This is a great activity for the children in the family!
  • The random events can be a source of extra income. Although there are also events that cost money, those are more than balanced out by events that increase the family’s money.
  • Selling furniture and decor that are no longer needed can provide some extra coins when you need them.

How are salaries paid in Virtual Families 3?

The working adults will automatically earn their daily salary, which is divided up into 24 hourly payments, even if they don’t work at their career. However, they can earn additional coins and progress to higher-level salaries if you encourage them to work by praising them and giving them fruit and candy while they’re working at their careers. 
In addition to being paid part of their daily salary every hour, they will earn a few coins each time they complete a successful work cycle. The higher their salary, the more coins they will earn with each work cycle.

Why isn’t my little person making much progress in their career?

Your little people make progress in their career only while they are actually working, so it’s important to make sure that you encourage them to work at their careers by praising them wth the green glove and giving them rewards, such as candy and fruit
If you have encouraged them to work, and they don’t seem to be progressing in their careers, make sure that they are not sick or hungry and that everything in the house is in working order. They will not work as much when there is a baby to care for, so you’ll see less progress on their career when they are taking care of a baby.

Why did my little person’s salary go down after they got a promotion?

There are many different careers and pay scales in Virtual Families 3, and most of them will produce higher income with each promotion. However, there are some riskier careers in the game (such as trading in stocks or playing the lotto) where salaries will go up and down as the little person moves through the career levels.

How do I maximize the money my little family earns in Virtual Families 3?

Some of the ways you can maximize the family’s earnings include:
  • Adopting a little person with a good career, and avoiding little people with riskier careers (such as trading in stocks or playing the lotto). It will take some experience to learn which careers are best, since the highest starting salaries don’t always produce the most income as career levels increase.
  • Encourage your little person to work by praising them wth the green glove and giving them rewards, such as candy and fruit, while they are working at their career. Be careful not to use the green glove too many times in a row, or they will become annoyed with you.
  • Purchase career room upgrades from the Career section of the store as soon as your family can afford them. Each career room upgrade speeds up your little person’s progress in their career, which increases their salary more quickly.
  • Choose to marry a little person who will work in the same career room as their partner. This will effectively double the benefit from every career room upgrade that you purchase for your family.
  • Purchasing career magazines from the Flea Market or Advanced Career Training from the Upgrade Me! Icon on the little person’s detail page can also boost earnings, but the cost of those items isn’t always justified for workers with low salaries.

What are career room upgrades, and how do they help my little people?

The upgrades found in the Career section of the store will speed up career progress for your little people, which results in them reaching higher career levels sooner. 
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