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I recently became aware of the financial investing site Acorns. While I have not yet used it from an investment stand point (aside from my initial $5 deposit), I recommend having an account purely to earn money from referring friends! During the month of February, you can actually make $1,060! All you have to do is get 12 friends to sign up with your referral link. You’ll get $5 for every friend that signs up (the normal referral amount), plus an additional $1,000 if you get 12 friends or more. The only caveat is that your friend must invest at least $5 and keep it in the account for at least 30 days. An extremely easy and painless process if you ask me!Opening up an account was a quick process taking no more then 5 minutes. You do have to give your social security number, which I do not love, but I still did it. Your call whether or not you are comfortable giving out your info. You’ll also need to link your checking account for the one-time or recurring deposit. Of course you can deposit more money, but I kept it safe with just $5 for now. You will also be charged a fee of $1 a month if you have less then $5,000 in the account or .25% if you have more then $5,000. While the fees can be steep, the referral bonus definitely makes up for it. You can open an account here.
The best thing about the sign up bonus is if you sign up now, your referral link is available immediately! So there is still time to get your friends on board. You can share your link through all your social media networks which makes it easy to get friends to sign up. This is a nice chunk of change so I suggest looking into it to see if it works for you!
There is also a “Found Money” section that works similar to an online shopping portal. Make a purchase with an Acorn partner through the Acorn site or with a linked credit/debit card and receive money back into your Acorn account. There are actually some generous payouts with their partners. One particular good deal is with the travel booking site Upside. I am personally a huge fan of Upside, I’ve used it myself and have written about it many times. With Acorn you can receive $100 back in your Acorn account when you book a $600+ business travel package. Upside is also paying out $100 for new members (or you can opt for a Bose headphones or Bose speakers). Since I am not a new member to Upside I cannot try it out myself, but by using the Acorn promo and the new member promo you should be able to ultimately get $200 back on a $600 travel booking! You can learn more about Upside and their new member bonus here.
Here is my Acorn referral link. Thanks in advance for using it – I truly do appreciate it. I also invite you to leave your own referral link in the comments section below for readers to use. My goal is for everyone to make some money!
Have you used Acorn before? Feel free to comment below with your experience.