max22, on 17 February 2013 - 03:22, said:
Really how did you make so much money ?
Start off with getting a $50k loan at the start and just pour cash into industrial and loads of residential (tonnes of tax revenue, even on the 9% default tax rate), leave space for a mid-size section of commercial and industrial and watch it grow considerably. Then pay your debt off if you haven't already.
Then to really get the major cash flowing, build casinos. In the first few minutes you'll find that they'll be losing money but if you build the expensive rooms on top of the casinos and zone small amount of residential and some more commercial, visitors will come and stay to spend all their money. After a while you'll be able to upgrade your casino to the big shiney looking office block, and that's when the big cash flows your way!
Make sure the road systems in your city are also up to scratch and get a bus system with 2 bus stations (max out the busses) and a hell of a load of bus stops in place. Use the road upgrade tool if necessary.
Your factories will also grow if you educate your sims through the schools. So getting a decent school with pick up for the school bus system will allow your industrial factories to expand to bigger and better factories faster.
Hope that helps