How to Earn in Upland

Earning in Upland takes on several forms. There are two types of currency that you can earn in Upland. Firstly, you earn in UPX, which is the in game currency within Upland (not to be confused with the crypto coin of the same name. They are unrelated). Secondly, it is also possible to earn US Dollars within the game. Lastly spark is valuable asset in the game that cannot be transferred, but can be accumulated. Learn more about spark here.

In addition to ways you can earn in Upland, read our introduction to the blockchain. If you are unfamiliar with what it is, it’s the underlying technology that allows players to earn by playing Upland. Bitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are sold and exchanged using the blockchain. Find out some other unique ways that you can begin to earn cryptocurrencies.

Earn USD

Sell property

Guide directory also lists other businesses that provide other tools. Properties that are part of collections typically have much higher markup values. If you are able to mint one of those properties, it is a great way to increase your net worth quickly. If you own a home or other type of structure on your property, the value of that property is significantly higher than a property without one. The value of a structure has no base definition in the game, and is completely determined by the market. You can sell properties for both UPX and USD.

Sell Block Explorer

Block explorers can be sold in Metaventures for UPX, as well as for USD.  Learn more here about how to sell your asset in a metaventure as a sub-merchant.

Sell NFL Player Legits

NFL Player Legits can be sold in Metaventure Fan Shops for UPX, as well as for USD. Learn more here about how to sell your asset in a metaventure as a sub-merchant.

Open a Metaventure

Open a metaventure.  When other players list their assets in your store on consignment, you can earn (2-10%, as defined by you).  Assets can be sold for both UPX and USD.

Earn UPX

Sell property

Guide directory also lists other businesses that provide other tools. Properties that are part of collections typically have much higher markup values. If you are able to mint one of those properties, it is a great way to increase your net worth quickly. If you own a home or other type of structure on your property, the value of that property is significantly higher than a property without one. The value of a structure has no base definition in the game, and is completely determined by the market. You can sell properties for both UPX and USD.

Rent out spark

Spark is the resource used to build structures on your properties. Read more about spark and how to get it here. If you own spark, there are numerous people and/or groups that are willing to pay you to rent your spark. See the Upland Guide Directory. In the future there will be the ability within the game to rent out your spark, but for now all the deals are made directly between the players, typically within discord channels. You can be paid by UPX transfers, visits to your property purchasing of burner properties.

Earn property yield

Every property in Upland produces an annual yield.  The annual yield is currently 14.7% (as of January 27, 2022).  These earnings can be collected on a 3 hour basis. The yield is calculated from the mint price of the property. Read hear to understand the property card and how to calculate important factors like mint price, neighborhood value and monthly earnings. It is expected that in the future, as the Upland economy grows that this earning percentage will change.

Completing a collection

By completing a collection within Upland, you are rewarded with a one time bonus for completing it. The rarer the collection is to complete, the higher the bonus is. When new cities are released in Upland, some are released in "Vanilla Mode", meaning that the collections are predetermined, yet not released to the players ahead of time. Players must guess as to where the collection properties are in the hopes of earning these rewards. You can also complete collections by buying or trading properties on the secondary market. Read more about collections here, and the strategy for creating your first collections.

Earn boosted yield from collection properties

Once you have completed a collection, the properties you have selected to be a part of that collection have their earnings multiplied by the factor of that specific collection, providing you with a greater yield. You only earn this additional boost if the collection is active. These earnings are also paid out on a 3 hour basis.

Collect visiting fees

When someone visits a property that is not their own, the player must pay the visitor fee. Depending on the city, the visiting fees vary. The minimum and maximum prices can vary from 5 UPX to 100 UPX. Within the fixed range, the owner of a property is able to set the visiting fees for each of their properties. It is important to note that if you receive a visit from a visitor, the fee is not immediately paid out. Only once he becomes an uplander is the visitor fee paid out. If you are playing for free, there are many communities who will visit your properties to help you reach uplander status. Aside from this, do not expect that receiving visits will be a substantial source of revenue for you. Read more about sends here.

Treasure hunting

Treasure hunts involve you sending your block explorers to different properties within a city to try and find a treasure within a short period of time. If you are able to find the treasure you will win UPX or there is also a possibility of winning spark. Note that you are not guaranteed to win, and it can cost you money, as you must use sends to travel across a city. There is a learning curve for treasure hunting and it is not recommended for new players with a small net worth and minimal liquidity. Part of the strategy is owning a large number of properties spread across the city so that you can send yourself to your own properties, which do not cost UPX or using up a send. If you are able to master the skill of treasure hunting, this can be a good source of revenue. If you haven't started hunting yet, make sure you read up on our top 5 things to understand before treasure hunting.

Sell block explorers

Block explorers can be sold in Metaventures for UPX, as well as for USD.  Learn more here about how to sell your asset in a metaventure as a sub-merchant.

Sell NFL player Legits

NFL Player Legits can be sold in Metaventure Fan Shops for UPX, as well as for USD. Learn more here about how to sell your asset in a metaventure as a sub-merchant.

Win contests

There are a variety of different contests that Upland holds and in many instances players who rank at the top are able to win UPX.

Transfer UPX

Many players have the need to transfer UPX between players.  One example of this is if a player is running a contest.  If I wanted to give away 100,000 UPX, historically this was done through buying a "burner" property from another player.  This features (introduced February 2022) allows for the transfer of UPX without it being tied to an asset.  Note that in order to send/receive UPX in the fashion you must have completed the KYC process for the ability to sell for USD.

Open a metaventure

Open a metaventure.  When other players list their assets in your store on consignment, you can earn (2-10%, as defined by you).  Assets can be sold for both UPX and USD.

Earn Spark

Treasure hunting

Treasure hunts involve you sending your block explorers to different properties within a city to try and find a treasure within a short period of time. If you are able to find the treasure you will win UPX or there is also a possibility of winning spark. Spark can be found in approximately 5% of the standard treasures.  Note that you are not guaranteed to win, and it can cost you money, as you must use sends to travel across a city. There is a learning curve for treasure hunting and it is not recommended for new players with a small net worth and minimal liquidity. Part of the strategy is owning a large number of properties spread across the city so that you can send yourself to your own properties, which do not cost UPX or using up a send. If you are able to master the skill of treasure hunting, this can be a good source of revenue. If you haven't started hunting yet, make sure you read up on our top 5 things to understand before treasure hunting.

Spark Bonus Treasures

During spark week there are competitive treasure hunts that guarantee the winners spark.  This is a great opportunity for players who are experienced in treasure hunting to earn more spark.

Daily login spark bonus

During selected periods, players who login to Upland consecutively for 7 days will be rewarded a variable amount of spark, with 0.01 being the minimum.

Level up to director and beyond

When you level up to the following statuses, you are guaranteed to receive spark:

Level up during Spark Week

During spark week Upland offers players bonus spark when leveling up to the next status.  Even leveling up to Uplander will get you spark! Learn about the special level up bonuses here.

Win contests

There are a variety of different contests that Upland holds and in many instances players who rank at the top are able to win spark.

Legits

It is not possible yet to sell Legits, but this functionality is still being developed. If you do buy Legits, people are hoping that they will be valuable in the future, and this could be another source of earnings in either UPX or USD.

More ways to earn

Upland is currently developing new methods to earn while in the metaverse. They are developing the ability for players to own an in game business, and more. Start growing your net worth and engaging in the community. It is a great way to be seen and make connections within upland, which may be helpful down the road! Drop in to the Upland Guide discord server and say hi! Learn about other ways you can earn cryptocurrencies with additional referral bonuses from the Upland Guide.

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