The gameplay in The Sims Mobile is based on participating in events - all sorts of them. They can be related to other sims, raising a child, or to hobby and work. Each of them grants certain rewards.
Duration of events
The events have different duration. The longer it takes to finish one of them, the better the reward. However, the short events turn out more profitable. After devoting the amount of time required for completing a longer event to a couple shorter ones, you can make five times the profit.
Helping the sim
During the events, you can help your sim, making it act much faster. You have to remember, though, that this makes you lose energy points. Just clicking the markers above the items and choosing the right option is all it takes. If you're going to be helping your sim, it can complete a 1-hour task even in five minutes.
Items granting points
There are some special items in The Sims Mobile, which you will unlock while developing hobby or work. You will find them in the collections. Leave them in the area, where you're working to get additional event points.