Want to know how to make coins fast on Farmville and level up fast on Farmville at the same time? This article is a comprehensive guide to teach you exactly how to do so. If you take the time to follow the rules here, and you play often for the first week or two, there is a very good chance you will be level 20 or above by the end of those two weeks. I did it, even making mistakes, so I believe anyone can easily level up fast in Farmville and make coins fast in Farmville if they follow this guide.
Besides being a general guide to making coins fast in Farmville and leveling up fast in Farmville, this guide specifically covers coins and Farmville cash, xp and levels, land use, neighbors, gifts, earning ribbons, buying animals and trees, and planting the best crops.
Starting in Farmville: Land Use
When you first start, make all of your land into a giant field full of plots. You can use the green plow to make as many plots as your farm can fit. Try to line them up so you don’t waste any space. You can delete these plots later down the line, once you have more coins and XP and are at a high enough level to unlock the things you really want. You can leave a strip of land to hold any gifts people send and you can always delete plots if you need a bit more roomto hold gifts. Don’t waste your coins or land on a whole lot of buildings and animals because they won’t make you much coins or XP and you can buy them later after you have expanded your farm and have a lot of coins. When you are a higher level and have earned a lot of coins, you can decide how much of your land you actually want covered with crops.
In the beginning of the game, you can look through all the market has to offer and start to think about what kind of farm you eventually want to have. Figure out what level you need to be in order to buy your dream house or other stuff, and then plan to work only to make coins and level up until you can qualify for and afford to buy the things you want. At that point, you can delete the plots on your farm, if you want, and you can re-arrange everything to get the farm to look how you would like it to look. Just remember to leave enough forms of income, like trees, animals, and some plots of land, to continue earning yourself a decent income. Once you buy the stuff you want, you may not want to dedicate so much land to crops and instead, buy some trees and animals even though they have a lower net profit than crops do. Also, trees and animals do not go bad if you fail to harvest them on time, which is great if you slow down your rate of play later on. Basically, it pays to plan and refrain from buying a bunch of stuff in the beginning.
Do not spend your Farmville cash. The coins are fine to spend, but unless you want to use real money to play this game, you need to hold on to the Farmville cash. It takes a long time to replenish. There are certain items in this game you can’t buy without the Farmville cash. The game will sometimes give you one Farmville dollar each time you get a ribbon or level up. If you never spend them, you can decide later what you would like to spend them on, when you have your farm up and running and making tons of coins.
Starting in Farmville: Neighbors and Gifts
You need to get neighbors to do well in Farmville. You can find lists of people who play Farmville on various forums and invite them all to be your friend on Facebook if you want to get more gifts and level up more quickly. You can add the people you don’t know to a special group on your Facebook and then set the privacy settings for that group so they can’t see everything on your profile.
Once you do this, from the game itself, ask all Farmville playing friends to be your neighbor. If you don’t have enough of those you can always ask non-Farmville playing friends to be your neighbor, but you can’t just rely on them necessarily sending gifts, or even getting hooked into it, even if they try the game out for a bit.
Once or twice a day or as much as the game will let you, send gifts to people. If a lot of the same people keep sending you gifts, return the favor to them. If you have enough neighbors, you will start getting a very large number of gifts every day. This game is extremely popular.
There are 4 ribbons for each category. They are yellow, white, red and blue. Every time you earn a ribbon, you gain a combination of XP, coins and/or gifts. Earning ribbons can really help you level up faster and build your farm up. In the early stages of the game, you should do everything with the ribbons in mind so as to play more efficiently. You will spend more than enough time harvesting crops. You don’t want to waste more time and money later trying to get these ribbons to get the gifts, coins, and XP.
Not Spoiled, Gifted Ribbons: Leave all gifts for as long as you can in your gift box to earn the ribbons. If you get double gifts, only use one of them, until you have up to 30 unique gifts in your gift box at one time. At that point, you will have maxed out the ribbons and from then on, you can remove all gifts from the gift box at any time.
Local Celebrity Ribbons: Make lots of friends. Pretty self-explanatory. You can do what was mentioned above to get more friends on Farmville.
Good Samaritan Ribbons: You need to help friends in order to earn these ribbons. You have to basically refresh “My neighbors” again and again to find friends to help, or sit around waiting for a help box to pop up, or visit each friend and hope they need help. It is a pain. Luckily, you will often be knocking out these ribbons and the Crop Whisperer ribbons at the same time when you help your friends by fertilizing their crops!
High Roller Ribbons: Earn up to 1,000,000 coins.
A Pretty Penny Ribbons: Spend up to 1,500,000 million coins. (Apparently, just like real life, they want us to spend more than we earn. But I digress.)
Don’t worry about the “High Roller” or “A Pretty Penny”. You will get them when you get them in this game.
Cream of the Crop Ribbons: Harvest up to 50,000 crops to earn all of these ribbons. Don’t worry about this either. You will earn these as you focus on getting crops. The blue ribbon is probably the hardest one to earn, as the red ribbon before it only requires you to harvest 5,000.
Knock on Wood Ribbons: Harvest up to 5,000 trees to earn the ribbons. You will either get these as you harvest a few trees over and over, or you can make a little tree farm within your farm if you want to in order to speed up the process. You have to decide what you want to do. Per day, trees can make more than animals and they take up less space than many of the bigger animals, so if you want to set aside a bit of land for some trees, it may actually not be a bad idea. I am going for a “forest retreat” look, myself, so I bought a lot of the maple trees when they were available because I knew I wanted that theme. This set me back, though, because I should have spent my first coins on crops, not trees.
Zoologist Ribbons: Collect from up to 5,000 animals to earn these ribbons. You can collect from the same few animals every time until you get these, or go out of your way to get a lot of animals to speed up the process. The problem is, animals are not worth the space they take up. You only get a few coins a day from each of them and it would take more than a month to make your coins back on the animals you buy. A plot of land could make you thousands of coins in that same time frame. Animals are really best if they are received as gifts, or if purchased after you have expanded your farm to the size you want it to be and are making enough money to justify starting a low-earning dairy farm, etc.
Animal Shelter Ribbons: Keep your eyes open for lost animals. Try to see if your real friends (as opposed to the ones you just added for Farmville) will message you or tell you if they find something. Usually if someone finds something they are given the option of posting a status update that allows the friends to adopt the lost animal. It is kind of luck if you get these. I do not believe you can adopt the animals you find yourself.
Tree Hugger Ribbons: Make it a point to collect unique trees so you can harvest them. Once you have collected 15 you will have maxed out the 4 ribbons. Let people send you the trees. You can also purchase one of each tree and line them up on your property in order to at least start the process of harvesting them. If you want a small tree farm, try to collect 15 unique trees, first, to take care of these ribbons, and then go from there so you can work toward the Knock on Wood ribbons.
Noah’s Ark Ribbons: Let people send you the animals at first or buy one of each when you have the coins, if you must. Don’t buy more than one of each when you are starting. You need 8 animals to harvest in order to get all the ribbons. You can buy a cow, pig and sheep and let people send you seasonal animals, like reindeer, plus rabbits, chickens, ducks, horses, etc. The best way to do this is to just wait until you have been gifted animals. Then you don’t have to spend coins. Don’t waste your Farmville Cash on special colored chickens, either, unless you know for sure you don’t want to buy anything else with the Farmville Cash later.
Crop Whisperer Ribbons: You need to fertilize up to 5,000 crops to get all of these ribbons and you can only fertilize 5 plots on a neighbor’s farm at time. So, as you can see, this takes quite some time. You should go to “My Neighbors” and help your neighbors out for coins and XP. You also will sometimes be allowed to fertilize your neighbor’s crops once a day and in doing so you can earn these ribbons. There is no really easy way to earn these. It takes a lot of refreshing the “My Neighbors” page to get this done and it generally just takes a long time and can get tedious.
King of Compost Ribbons: You need to harvest up to 600 fertilized crops to earn these ribbons. The only way to get these somewhat fast is to have a lot of friends who will fertilize your crops for you. You can post status updates asking people to fertilize your crops when you plant, but don’t post these too often or you will seriously annoy your non-Farmville playing friends and they will likely block updates about your game and maybe even you, in general. I think we all know how annoying game status updates can be on our news feeds.
Flower Power Ribbons: Harvest up to 25,000 flowers for these ribbons. Flowers don’t make a very good net profit per hour, so do not start out the game trying to plant only flowers. Once you start making money, you can, once in awhile, spend some time planting nothing but flowers to get these ribbons, but they are not good in the beginning. Also, buy a garden shed before you bother planting flowers. You will need somewhere to store “perfect flower bouquets” in order to get the Pretty Garden ribbons.
Pretty Garden Ribbons: Place up to 50 flower bouquets around your farm to earn these ribbons. You need to buy a garden shed to do this and your first garden shed comes with 10 flower bouquets to be used immediately. You will have the first two ribbons right after doing this. Once you start planting flowers, you can save the perfect flower bouquets you find in your shed and then use them around your farm to earn the rest of these ribbons.
Architect Ribbons: Own up to 30 buildings at one time. Keep all the buildings people give you, even if you don’t like them or want them, until you get these ribbons completed. You will need to at least get the garden shed in order to complete the “Pretty Garden” ribbons, and you will likely come across a rest tent and a well at some point without buying it (gifts from other ribbons.) Do not buy any buildings early in the game. They won’t help you advance more quickly.
Pack Rat Ribbons: Have up to 250 decorations on your farm at one time. This is the best one, because you can make loads of XP while doing it and then get XP and some gifts when you get the ribbons. Hay Bales are the cheapest way to earn XP in the game. They essentially cost you 19 coins for 1 XP. (Hay bales cost 100 coins and you can sell them for 5 coins. 100-5= 95 and 95 coins/5 xp gives you a cost of 19 coins for 1 xp.)
For almost all other decorations and buildings you end up paying 95 coins for only 1 xp and that is only if you sell them after buying them. Not a great ratio. To get all 4 pack rat ribbons and earn and additional 1250 XP, you need to buy 250 bales of hay at one time. You should not delete any hay bales after buying them, because you need that many to get the achievement. You have to open up some land in order to make sure they all fit at the same time. Luckily they are not very big. To get all of the ribbons, it will cost you 25,000 coins, so you should wait until you have enough to do this (and do it when you have crops planted so that you will be able to harvest them and have more than enough coins to re-plant and make more coins.) The gifts for these ribbons are picnic table, stone mailbox, covered wagon, and small pond. These gifts would cost you a lot of coins in the market, so you are really getting a good deal in terms of items and XP when you spend those 25,000 coins. When you get all the ribbons, sell the hay bales and get back 1250 coins.
Green Thumb Ribbons: Plant up to 17 unique crops. Just plant one plot for each type of seed until you reach 17 plots of unique crops. You have to level up to do this because you actually need 17 types of seeds available to pull this off. However, doing it this way will get you the ribbons more quickly and you can plant one plot for each type of seed as they become available to you.
Starting in Farmville: Crops as a Main Source of Income and Tips for Choosing and Growing the Best Crops
In order to earn a great deal of XP and coins you must use almost all of your land to grow crops in the beginning. Crops grow in the amount of time stated in the game and they wither and die after 2x their growing rate has passed (Ex: strawberries grow in 2 hours and will wither and die after 4 hours has passed.)
Always figure out how much one plot of land will make you an hour if you plant a certain type of crop. To do this take the selling price of the crop and subtract both the cost of the crop 15 coins for the cost of plowing (this is the case even if you use a tractor.) You will now have the net profit of this crop. Take the net profit and divide it by the number of hours it will take to grow. Now you have the amount of coins one plot of land growing that crop will make you per hour. You want to choose the crops that will provide you the best net profit. At the time of this writing strawberries and pumpkins are two of the best crops for early level players.
Strawberries sell for 35 coins and cost 10 coins plus the 15 coins for plowing. (35-10 = 25- 15 = 10 coin net profit.) They take 2 hours to grow (10 coins/2 hours = 5 coins) and so they will make you 5 coins per plot, per hour. Pumpkins sell for 68 coins, cost 30 coins and plowing is 15 coins. They take 8 hours to grow. (68-30 = 38. 38-15= 23. 23 coins/8 hours = 2.87 coins) Pumpkins will make you 2.87 coins an hour per plot. Rice is even better at 3 coins per plot per an hour. Rice takes 12 hours.
Many of the crops that sell for a lot but take a day or more to grow have very poor profit margins. Also, the more often you plant most crops, the more XP you can make in one day. If you want to make coins fast and level up fast and you can come online often to play, then fill your entire farm with strawberries in the early levels. Otherwise, plant the rice and pumpkin or do your own math to decide what to plant so that you can make the most money according to how often you want to play. Don’t forget that you have a buffer time of 2x the rate of growth for each crop when you decide what to plant.
As you get up in levels, raspberries (2 hours to grow, 5.5 coins an hour) are a really good way to make coins fast, but don’t give any XP. When you are an even higher level, blueberries are great (4 hours to grow, 6.5 coins an hour – you could also, theoretically, make 5xp or 6 xp per plot, per day, if you re-planted around every 4 hours.) Tomatoes (8 hours to grow, 7.25 coins an hour) are also a really good choice. Do your own math, though, as the prices and crops may change.
You will notice that after you reach level 9, you start to earn “mastery” points every time you harvest a crop. If you look in the market, right under the pictures of each type of seed, it will show you how many crops you need to reach the first, second, or third star for each crop. If you stick with one crop to make most of your money, you can earn additional XP and money by achieving these stars.
As far as tractors and other vehicles go, I would not bother with them, as they cost Farmville cash to re-fuel. They do cut your time down, though, if you really can’t stand plowing one plot at a time. Also, as you make enough coins (and gain enough neighbors and levels) to buy a bigger farm, you should do so. Fill the new land up with more plots. An additional tip is to use hay bales or other things to box your avatar in so they can’t walk around anymore. If you do this, you will cut down the time it takes you to plow and plant and harvest dramatically.
Keep on the look-out for special items that Farmville offers for different seasons and at other times. Do the math before choosing a crop; don’t just choose it because it is a special item. Also, if you are just starting out, don’t waste all your coins on seasonal specialty decorations and buildings, as you will probably regret it in a week or two when you don’t have any coins left and can’t expand your farm.
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