One activity you're going to find yourself doing a lot in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is making money or, to be accurate, making Animal Crossing Bells .
There are loads of ways you can make money in New Horizons; it could be as simple as selling sea shells or as risky as playing the stalk market.
In this guide, you'll find a variety of money, sorry - bell, making methods we've discovered in Animal Crossing: New Horizons to help you stay as wealthy as possible.
Hit the Money Rock
Each island has five rocks scattered around. Hitting most of these with a Shovel or Axe will yield Stones or Iron Nuggets, but one of the rocks will produce Bells when struck. There is only one “Money Rock” each day, but hitting it 8 times in a row will net you around 20,000 Bells.
Sell the 'Hot Item' of the day at Nook's Cranny. Once Nook's Cranny has opened on your island, the Nooklings will select a 'Hot Item' every day. If you sell this specific item to the Nooklings on this day, you'll receive double the profit. The 'Hot Item' is randomly selected, so you might not always be able to take advantage of this bonus.
Selling unwanted furniture. Throughout your time in New Horizons, you're going to receive, find, buy or create an awful lot of furniture, some of which you're not going to want. Selling this unwanted furniture is a great way to earn some bells. You can even further this by using your spare crafting materials to create furniture to sell to the Nooklings as well.
Catch And Sell High-Value Bugs and Fish
Obviously some are more valuable than others, but if you're playing on launch day in March, you should keep an eye out for Paper Kite Butterflies (white and black wings), Emperor Butterflies (light blue wings), and Peacock Butterflies (green and black wings). Each of these will sell for between 1,000 and 4,000 Bells and are well worth chasing.
Other valuable bugs include the Tiger Beetle and the Tarantula, which you can spot just chilling on the ground in your town. Just be ready with the Tarantula, as it will charge and you’ll have to time your net swing perfectly.
Fish are more inconsistent because you won't know what type of fish you're catching until you pull it up. There are plenty of low value fish with giant shadows and high value fish with small shadows, so there’s no great rule of thumb for which to go after. That said, filling your pockets with 20 fish is very likely to net you several thousand Bells so it's never a waste of time.
The one high value fish we’ve seen that's a little more consistent is the Sturgeon. They have large shadows and only appear at the mouth of a river as it exits into the ocean. So if you see a large shadow in that spot, it’s always wise to go after it.
Growing Bell Trees
Every day, there will be a glowing spot somewhere on your island. If you dig at that spot, you’ll net an easy 1,000 Bells. But after digging out the Bells, you'll notice that there's now a glowing hole.
Pull open your inventory and tap the number indicating how many Bells you currently have. This will allow you to pull bags of Bells directly into your pockets.
Once you have a bag of Bells in your pockets and you’re standing next to the glowing hole, you can choose to plant that bag, thus growing a legit Bell Tree. Once the tree is fully grown (after five days or so), you can harvest three Bell bags from it, thus tripling your initial investment. For more on Animal Crossing New Horizons be sure to visit https://www.igvault.com/Animal-Crossing-New-Horizons-Bells . There's also sell Animal Crossing Bells to help you enjoy the game.