How to Earn Bells Fast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Updated: 24 Jun 2020 4:38 PM PDT
Posted: 23 Jun 2020 9:37 PM PDT

Tips and Tricks for Earning Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Earning bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons isn't as difficult as you might think. There are several things you can do daily to increase your cash flow, including playing the stalk market. Stick with these daily tasks, and you'll have a wealth of bells in no time. Here are the best ways to earn bells fast in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.


Bell Vouchers

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Want a lot of bells really quick? You can trade 500 Nook Miles for a voucher to sell to Nook's Cranny for 3,000 bells. This method is the fastest way to get a lot of bells in ACNH, especially if you've stockpiled Nook Miles.

Players earn Nook Miles for completing daily mini-tasks like shooting balloons, cutting trees, or catching fish. Nook Miles can purchase all sorts of patterns at the start of the game, but you quickly rack up tons of them.

Play the Stalk Market

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Playing the stalk market in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is another great way to earn bells. Every Sunday morning, Daisy Mae visits your island from 5 AM to 12 PM. She will sell you turnips priced between 90 bells to 110 bells.

Nook's Cranny offers a different price for the turnips each day – a morning and an afternoon price. The price the Nook twins offer generally follows one of four over-arching patterns. Sometimes turnips will sell for as high as 600 bells, or the market may crash to 30 bells per turnip. The stalk market is a high-risk, high-reward way to make bells.

Websites like Turnip Prophet can help you keep track of which pattern your island is following. You can also coordinate to sell your turnips on someone else's island, taking advantage of their big profits.

Sell 'Hot Items'

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Every day, Nook's Cranny will offer a different 'hot item' that sells for twice its usual price. The item the Nook twins choose each day is completely random and usually something you can make. Sometimes the 'hot item' isn't worth selling, but other times it can reap a huge profit.

You should check the 'hot item' every day at Nook's Cranny to see if you want to sell it. Save up crafting materials in your home's storage so you can craft lots of items to sell.

Sell Unwanted Furniture

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There are hundreds of furniture items in the game that you probably don't like or want. Sell those items at Nook's Cranny to make extra bells. Your house storage will thank you later since the max storage only offers 1,600 slots.

Did you accidentally sell something you want to get back? Check your Resident Services app catalog, and you can probably re-order it. You'll have to wait a day to receive the new item, but it's not gone forever.

You can also trade furniture sets with the ACNH community at large and earn bells. Some players are willing to pay for full furniture collections. Once you have completed a furniture collection, you can sell indefinite copies using Resident Services or crafting.

Catch and Sell Fish & Bugs

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Catching fish and bugs to sell is the main way you'll earn bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The available fish and bugs change every month to keep things interesting.

You should save your big-ticket fish and bugs to sell to Flick and C.J. instead of the Nook twins. Both island visitors will buy fish and bugs for 150% of the usual price they fetch at Nook's Cranny. That means you get 12,000 bells per tarantula instead of just 8,000 bells.

Find Your Money Rock

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Every day there is a rock on your island that spits out money instead of resources. Each time you hit the rock, it doubles the amount of money it spits out.

Always start with a fresh shovel and dig two holes catty-cornered to keep yourself from being pushed away. The final swing of your Shovel will grant a bell bag worth 8,000 bells. If you hit the rock all eight times, you'll earn 16,000 bells. The money rock appears once each day, so it's worth hunting down.

Visit Tarantula Island

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One of the Nook Mystery Islands is perfect for spawning tarantulas and scorpions at night. These are the rarest insects in the game and sell for 8,000 bells to the Nook twins. One trip to Tarantula Island with an empty inventory can easily net over 250,000 bells per trip.

Since Tarantula Island has a rare chance of spawning, this one is kind of random. You can terra-form certain mystery islands to become Tarantula Island. Bamboo and Hardwood tree islands with no elevation, rivers, or ponds are best for doing this.

Sell Seashells

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New seashells wash up on your island's shores occasionally. Most of them only sell for a handful of bells, but some are 1,000 per shell. It's worth trawling your beach every few hours to gather the shells that wash up. Players need them for certain DIY recipes, and they create a reliable daily profit.

Sell Fossils

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Have you already collected all the fossils on your island for Blathers? You can sell assessed fossils to the Nook twins for lots of bells for some of the rarer fossils. Once you've filled out your museum, selling fossils is a great way to earn bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Shoot Down Presents

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About every five minutes or so, a floating present travels across your island. Using a slingshot to shoot it down can net a wide variety of goodies. Players earn new DIY recipes, furniture, clothing, and yes, even bells. Some presents can drop as much as 10,000 bells at a time.

Plant Non-Native Trees

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Planting non-native fruit on your island is another great way to make bells. Non-native fruit sells for 500 bells per item at Nook's Cranny. That means you earn slightly more on your fruits that you gather from Nook Mystery Islands.

If your island's native fruit is cherries, you should plant orange, apple, and pear trees. Coconut trees are always considered exotic, so feel free to plant them up and down your beaches. They also sell for 500 bells to the Nook twins.


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