[Top 10 Methods] Animal Crossing New Leaf Best Way To Make Bells

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99,000 Bells!

Although Animal Crossing: New Leaf may not be played as much as the newer installment of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there’s a great amount of nostalgia and enjoyment that New Leaf still offers. If you’re trying to become a ‘bellionaire’, these are the Top 10 methods to provide a profitable and lucrative bank account.


10) How to: Make Lots of Bells (Animal Crossing New Leaf Welcome Amiibo)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has many daily grinds that can provide decent income around your town. Here is how you can make lots of bells!

  • Sell duplicate fossils you find in the ground
  • Meow coupons can be sold for a tidy profit of about 3000 bells per coupon.
  • Dream Suites can be utilized every day for 5000 bells.
  • Selling your native fruit in your town will earn you 100 bells.
  • Selling your perfect native fruit in your town will earn you 600 bells.
  • Selling your non-native fruit in your town will earn you 500 bells.
  • Selling your perfect native fruit in another town will earn you 3,000 bells.
  • The sign outside of the retail store will list anything Reese will buy for extra bells than usual.)



This is a glitch method within the game that can earn you unlimited bells. Before you begin this method, you will need 100,000 in your ATM. Save and then quit the game and go into system settings. Change the date 20 years from when you attempt this method. Go back into the game and check your mailbox where there should be mail. 

  • After doing the above instructions, a letter from the post office will send you 99,999 bells in interest.
  • You can do this as many times as you want as long as you change your system settings date to 20 years!


8) Animal Crossing: New Leaf: How to get Millions of Bells in Minutes!


It’s a bit of a slower method but selling Infinite Fruit is a very lucrative way to earn millions of bells in your New Leaf game. Although it is a hacked item and was only available to earlier versions of the game, you can find the basket of Infinite Fruit in a giveaway town or another player.

  • Acquire a free unlimited basket of perfect infinite fruit.
  • Grab 1 fruit at a time and fill up your inventory. Keep doing this until your entire inventory is filled with the fruit in batches of 9.
  • Sell these fruits to Reese who will give you over 200,000 bells.
  • This method can be done unlimited times as long as you have the basket of Infinite Fruit.


7) How to Make Mega Bells (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)

 Fishing on the island can be a really lucrative way to earn money. Many sharks in the ocean can be sold for a very good price. Remember to fish at night though as these underwater creatures can only be found late at night.

  • The whale shark can be sold for 13,000 bells. 
  •  The hammerhead shark can be sold for 8,000 bells.
  • The saw shark can be sold for 12,000 bells.
  • The ocean sunfish can be sold for 4,000 bells.
  • The shark can be sold for a whopping 15,000 bells.


6) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Part 56: Get Rich Quick 2.5 Million Bells in 5 Minutes!

Who wants to be a 'Bellionaire'? Well, you certainly can be after this tutorial on how to make at least 2.5 million bells in 5 minutes. Essentially you will be cloning bells and will need to start with at least 99,000 bells to do this mega money-making method.

  • Here is a tutorial on the basics of cloning: https://youtu.be/h85gL5nzBl8 
  • You need a trusted friend to drop off the items on their island in front of the train station. 
  • This cloning method will keep on doubling each time you do this.



  There are many life hacks in Animal Crossing New Leaf that may not be the quickest get-rich methods but there are a few awesome tips you can do in your town to provide some extra and residual income.

  • Improving the relationship with your villagers as well as earning some extra cash with this method. Send letters to your villagers with gifts attached with your town’s native fruit. You may get non-native fruit back and can plant the seeds and eventually sell them for bells.
  • Planting a money tree in your town can be a good way to make money although it isn’t for certain how much you will make due to the success rate of the tree. A good amount to bury is 50,000 bells for a 50% chance profit success rate.


4) 3DS Animal Crossing: How to Sell Turnips and Make a Million of Bells! 


Although New Leaf may be an older game, there are still avid players in the community. This method of turnip selling may not be as profitable as it used to be but it can still be a good way to make some cash in your game.

  • Find the Turnip lady from 6 AM until noon around your town on Sundays.
  • Turnip prices will differ each Sunday from around 80 to 120 bells.
  • You can make at least 6 million bells for spending about 700,000 bells to start with.


3) Animal Crossing New Leaf Get Rich Quick 16,100 Bells in 10 Minutes!

Money rocks can be found around your town once a day and if you are super lucky, you may be able to earn 16,100 bells due to a positioning technique!

  • Dig holes behind your avatar standing between the rock and the holes to prevent missing hitting the rock.
  • Position yourself diagonally and hit the rock with a shovel 8 times quickly.
  • This method if done correctly can earn you 16,100 a day in less than 10 minutes!


2) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - How to get 400k Bells Quickly

  It truly seems that bug hunting can provide the most lucrative way to make bells on Animal Crossing New Leaf. This specific tutorial lists what beetles and stags can be sold for bells and even included a list of “useless bugs” that aren’t as high priced.

  • The Goliath Beetle can be sold for 600 bells.
  • The Rainbow Stag can be sold for 10,000 bells.
  • Fruit beetle, wharf roach, hermit crab, lantern fly, horned dynastid, tiger beetle, Miyama stag, saw stag, and walking stick are all insects deemed “useless” and most likely will not give you any profit in the game.


1) How to Make 2,000,000 Bells a Day

Okay, so making 2,000,000 bells a day seems like a ridiculous claim but it is very much possible. Empty out your rucksack before heading out to the island. Chop down every tree and pluck all the weeds on the island. Once your island is clear you can start catching beetles and insects.

  • The Cyclommatus Stag spawns the most and the sell rate is 8,000 bells.
  • Galactic Beetle can be sold for 6,000 bells.
  • Horned Atlas can be sold for 8,000 bells.
  • The Golden Beetle can be sold for 8,000 bells.
  • Horned Hercules and the Golden Stag can be sold for 12,000 bells each.


Do you still play Animal Crossing: New Leaf? Have you tried these methods before? Please let us know in the comments!

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