Dinkum Money Guide: How to Make Money Fast?

Here's your extensive Dinkum money guide to earn Dinks as fast as possible. We listed the best methods varying from selling butterflies to constant excavating.

How to make money fast in Dinkum?

At the time of writing, Dinkum is among the most popular early-access game on Steam. With over six thousand reviews, James Bendon's life sim is rated Overwhelmingly Positive on the platform. That's because Dinkum offers the ultimate formula of crafting and base management. It also comes with various hardships that encourage players to explore and discover their islands. And one of those hardships is, of course, making money in the game.

The currency in the world of Dinkum is called Dinks. They are essential in building your life on this lovely and fertile island. This Dinkum money guide will tell you all you need to make money fast.

Dinkum Money Making: How to earn Dinks fast?

Before we elaborate on the methods below, know that there are lots of ways of making money in the Dinkum. Catching and selling butterflies and treasures found with Metal Detector will fill your pockets in no time. Of course, there are a lot faster and more effective ways of making money in Dinkum. But catching and selling butterflies is the best way to make money in the game, especially in the early stages. You can also check our Dinkum cheat codes here.

1. Catch bugs and butterflies.

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Catching bugs and butterflies is honest work for those who want to make money fast in Dinkum. It is one of the best methods of earning money in the game in the beginning. Here's how to do it:

After building the initial tents, your island will welcome its first guest. And John will the first trader on your lovely island.

  • Go to John's shop and buy a net.
  • This will allow you to hunt bugs and butterflies around the island.
  • Simply swing your net when you are close to a bug or a butterfly.
  • Go back to John's store and select all the bugs and butterflies you have caught and sell them to earn Dinks.

Get a Metal Detector and find gems.

As you progress further into the game, you will get your hands on various licenses. This will allow you to get a Metal Detector, which costs 250 Permit Points. This device will help you find valuable gems and items. They cost a real fortune at John's shop.

Here's how to get a Metal Detector:

  • Go to Fletch's Tent.
  • Talk to Fletch. She is the old lady that serves as a mentor for your journey in Dinkum.
  • Select Licenses.
  • Buy Metal Detecting License and Excavation License. This will cost you a total of 1000 Permit Points.
  • If you don't have enough Permit Points, open the game's task menu and complete quests.

After acquiring the required equipment, you can begin your treasure hunt on the shores. Hold on to the items you find as they can be precious at John's store. You are likely to find Shiny Discs and Old Keys during your treasure hunt as well. Do not sell them to John as they will be very useful later in the game.

3. Collect Rubies and sell them to make money in Dinkum.

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Rubies are the best way of earning Dinks in the game. That being said, you will only be able to get your hands on these valuable items once you unlock the Mines. It is possible to go into Mines with an elevator.

Note that rubies are one of the most rarely found items in the world of Dinkum. You can only find them in Deep Mine and heading there costs 25,000 Dinks.

  • Search for Rubies in Deep Mine.
  • Put them in the elevator and keep searching for new ones.
  • After making sure you have enough of these valuable gems, take the elevator back to the ground level.


You will realize that there are a ton of ways to make money in Dinkum. The lovely island of yours has plenty of ways to fill your pockets. The ones above are great suggestions for various stages of the game.

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