The complete Phasmophobia guide to making money

Dolla dolla bills y'all

Ghost hunting isn’t cheap, and it’s also severely underpaid. You can find groundbreaking evidence of spectral activity and be given Pawn Stars worthy offers of $10 per piece of evidence. While evidence rewards are non-negotiable, we’ll guide you on how to make money in your next game of Phasmophobia.

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Objectives are the main way every Phasmophobia player makes their money. You receive four objectives from the list below at the beginning of each game, and your goal is to complete them to the best of your ability. If you don’t complete all four objectives, the game will not punish you for packing up and leaving the location, it just won’t pay you for work you didn’t complete.

  • Discover what type of ghost you’re dealing with.
  • Have a member of you team witness a Ghost Event.
  • Capture a photo of the Ghost.
  • Capture a photo of Dirty Water in a sink.
  • Find evidence of the paranormal with an EMF Reader.
  • Detect a room below 10 Celsius/50 Fahrenheit with a Thermometer.
  • Detect a Ghost’s presence with a Motion Sensor.
  • Cleanse the area near the Ghost using Smudge Sticks.
  • Prevent the Ghost from hunting with a Crucifix.
  • Get a Ghost to walk through Salt.

All objectives pay the same, but the difficulty of completing each one vary. Some objectives are riskier than others, so figure out if waiting for Dirty Water to pop up is worth $10. Hint: it’s not.


Difficulty multipliers make the world of a difference in your bank account. There are three Phasmophobia difficulty levels:

  • Amateur: 1x reward multiplier, 25-second hunts, a 5-minute set up phase, and provides 50% insurance to cover lost items if you die.
  • Intermediate: 2x reward multiplier, 1.5x experience gain, a 2-minute set up phase, 1.5x increased sanity consumption, 35-second hunts, and 25% insurance to cover lost items if you die.
  • Professional: 3x reward multiplier, 2x experience gain, no set up phase, 2x increased sanity consumption, 50-second hunts, and no insurance to cover lost items if you die.

Choose your difficulty carefully, as you might not be prepared for the intensity of Professional level Phasmophobia. Avoid reckless people or lobbies that want to play Professional for the spooks. Losing items and money isn’t fun when you’re the one ponying up your inventory.


The bones are their money in Phasmophobia. Most players don’t realize there are two ways to make money off of bones. Next time you stumble into a bone, snap a picture and grab the bone. Taking a photo of the bone is worth $5-15 depending on the difficulty, and picking the bone up is worth $10-30 as Bone Evidence.

This is important to remember: take a photo first before picking the bone up. Once you pick the bone up, you can’t put it back down to take a photo.

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We already talked about how photos of the bone make money, but there are other ways to cash in with your photo camera. Taking photos is a great source of income, so make sure to save your film for when you need. Each photo is worth $5 before factoring difficulty multipliers. Here’s a list of things that count as photo evidence:

  • Ghost
  • Bone
  • Ghost interaction (Moving doors or items, radio playing, Ghost Writing book)
  • Fingerprints
  • Footprints
  • Dirty Water
  • Ouija Board
  • Dead body

Multiple photos of the same event won’t stack money either, so try to clear the categories above with a solid photo representing everything. A photo will also cover only one subject, so don’t try to fit multiple subjects in one shot.

Daily challenges

Very easy to overlook, but daily challenges provide a great source of additional income as you play through locations. Keep an eye out on the pre-game lobby whiteboard for challenges you need to complete. They reset daily so there’s always something new.

Don’t die

This last one is sometimes easier said than done, but don’t put yourself in a position to die. You won’t earn money in Phasmophobia if you’re dead. Once you see those lights flashing, make your way to the closest safe bathroom, closet, locker, or exit.

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Aja Jones

Writer from Toronto, Canada. Can taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Learned how to play drums through Rock Band. Named after a Steely Dan album.
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