The guest commentary below was written by Camila Campton of This piece does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Hedgeye.

5 Ways To Earn Bitcoin - swan

One thing you may hear a lot is that in order for you to under­stand Bitcoin, you have to get some skin in the game and actually have some bitcoin of your own. Well, what if I told you that there are ways you can earn extra bitcoin or get off zero if you don’t own any?

Whether you are someone that is just starting to stack some sats, or a Bitcoin veteran that is a relent­less stacker, here are 5 ways that you can add more bitcoin to your freedom stash.

It might make sense just to get some in case it catches on. If enough people think the same way, that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” - Satoshi Nakamoto 

1. Get Paid To Onboard New Bitcoiners with Swan Bitcoin

Earning Poten­tial: High

Category: Affiliate/Referral

Location: Global

Company: Swan Bitcoin

Cost: Free

Quick Bit: Each person you refer will get $10 of free Bitcoin when they sign up with Swan, and as an affil­iate, you will receive 25% of Swan’s fees on every purchase they make for one entire year. Swan customers and non-customers qualify.

As a bitcoiner, our mission is simple. Onboard as many people on the Bitcoin train as possible. One of the most successful ways of doing this is by educating people and giving them their first “orange-pill”. This usually comes in the form of a book, podcast or article that intro­duces Bitcoin to an individual. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid for every time you orange-pilled someone?

Well, you can with Swan Force! Swan Force is a global Swan Bitcoin referral program with payouts in bitcoin. When you join Swan Force you’ll get a custom URL and landing page, which also offers Yan Pritzker’s book “Inventing Bitcoin” for free. Each person you refer will get $ 10 of free bitcoin when they sign up with Swan, and as an affil­iate, you will receive 25 % of Swan’s fees on every purchase they make for one entire year.

Affil­iate marketing programs, such as Swan Force, have become a very popular way to earn extra Bitcoin. The Swan Force program was built for influ­encers and bloggers, as well as the everyday person that just likes to talk about Bitcoin with family and friends. 

Our Swan team is also constantly working on ways that we can help you succeed with onboarding people. As a new member, you will get the chance to schedule a 1‑on‑1 call with our Swan Force managing director so that she may guide you through best practices and tips and tricks on how to get started sharing your custom Swan Force link once it has been approved. 

Swan Force can also become a very lucra­tive revenue stream for members that onboard affil­i­ates, high-networth individ­uals, or even businesses with Swan. Our top Swan Force members have earned more than one full Bitcoin by spreading their links far and wide. Sign Up Here.

2. Daily Earning Opportunities Straight From Your Phone

Earning Poten­tial: Medium-High

Category: Sats-back

Location: USA

Compa­nies: Fold and Lolli

Cost: Fold (Free — $150 Annual Fee for Premium Users) Lolli (Free)

Quick Bit: With the Fold Visa Debit Card at partic­i­pating retailers or buy a prepaid gift card from our selec­tion of top stores. Lolli gives you free bitcoin or cash when you shop at over 1,000 top stores. Download the apps to your phone. 

Earning Bitcoin for free sounds too good to be true, especially when you just need your phone to do so. But it’s a reality with Fold and Lolli. Download both apps, create an account and start earning today! 

Fold offers one daily spin for a chance to earn free satoshis and other prizes. Addition­ally, with the Fold Card, you can make sats back on your purchases and get multiple spins per day. (Several whole Bitcoins have been awarded to users of this app!)

Lolli has a slightly similar offering, but instead of spinning a wheel you’re presented with a treasure chest to open, which consis­tently gives out over 100 sats per day!

If you have zero bitcoin, this is an easy way to stack!

Pro Tip: There are times where you will be able to buy from a Lolli-approved store, and then use your Fold card to pay. This means that you will get double sats back. 

3. Get Cash-Back in Bitcoin When You Shop Online 

Earning Poten­tial: Medium

Category: Cash-back, Sats-back

Location: USA

Company: Lolli

Cost: Free

Quick Bit: Lolli partners with top stores that pay us when you shop. Once you make a purchase, merchants pay us and then they pay you, sending you free bitcoin or cash to your Lolli wallet. Download Chrome Exten­sion here.

In addition to the free daily stack on the Lolli-app, earn Bitcoin back on purchases by adding their exten­sion to your browser. When you’re on a Lolli partner site, the exten­sion will turn green to signal it’s active (stay logged in to see this). The best part, the exten­sion is free. 

Here are some of the retailers that partner with them:

  • Expedia
  • Chewy
  • Sephora
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Bloomingdale’s

What’s incred­ible is that the cashback can be as high as 27% and new retailers are added frequently. 

4. Get Paid in Bitcoin with Bitcoin-Only Jobs

Earning Poten­tial: High

Category: Full-time, Part-time, Contrac­tors

Location: USA/ Global

Quick Bit: We Are ₿itcoiners, We Are Satoshi. Bitcoiner Jobs helps connect Bitcoiners with Bitcoin-only compa­nies. Many of these jobs will pay you in Bitcoin when hired. Apply Here.

Now more than ever, people take notice that Bitcoin is becoming more mainstream and of course want to be paid in Bitcoin. There are a couple ways to achieve this, either through freelance contracts through a Bitcoin company and/or by getting hired by a Bitcoin company. Whether you’re a hairstylist, social media manager, or handyman, you can earn Bitcoin for your services now.

Some recom­mended job sites to check out are:

If you’re a freelancer, create an account on platforms like Cash App, and have customers send you Bitcoin through the app. Either have them scan your QR code or use the tag associ­ated with your profile (this will begin with $). Trans­ac­tions are instan­ta­neous since every­thing happens within Cash App’s internal system. 

5. Add a Bitcoin Plugin to Your Site

Earning Poten­tial: Low- Medium

Category: Plug-ins/ Freelancing

Location: Global

Cost: $29+

Quick Bit: Create your own websites to promote your blogs/services and get donations in Bitcoin by installing this plug-in and adding it to your site.

Q: What is a plugin?

A: A plugin is a piece of software that acts as an add-on to a web browser and gives the browser additional function­ality. Simply download the Bitcoin plugin and activate it on your website. 

It’s quite easy to start a WordPress through one of their website builder templates. Whether you would like to start a blog or create a dropship­ping business, a Bitcoin plugin makes for a seamless addition to your site.

If you’re a blogger, you may find yourself writing about popular topics and providing links to other sites that can add value to the audience. Bring your interest in Bitcoin to your audience! Add a donate button to your site with Bitcoin Donate for people to support your efforts. 

Search for the Bitcoin Plugin on Envato for a number of options.

All these are simple ways to stack extra sats! And when you are ready to start accumu­lating more bitcoin, go to to set up an account with automatic recur­ring buys and instant buys. Our mission is to walk along­side you on your journey into Bitcoin, the future of money.


Camila Campton is a passionate bitcoiner that disseminates Bitcoin education both in English and in Spanish. She is the co-host of the Swan Bitcoin show “Bitcoin en Español” and also uses the social voice platform, Twitter Spaces, to cover Bitcoin topics and educational content.