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How to Make Money on Reddit in 2021 (5 Easy Ways)

By April 15, 2021September 27th, 2021Make Money, Save Money6 min read
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Looking for ways to make money on Reddit in 2021? Well, look no further!

With over 430 million active users and 2.7+ million subreddits, Reddit is a great way to help your business grow and find communities to learn from. It can also be a great platform to make a bit of extra money from.

While you can’t make money directly through the app, you can still use the platform to find jobs, tasks, surveys, referral codes, and build your online business.

The 5 methods below are subreddits that will help you earn and save some extra money.

They aren’t going to make you rich, but the subreddits can help supplement your income or help you develop a side hustle.

Let’s get started!

5 Ways to Make Money From Reddit

The best 5 ways to make money on Reddit.

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  1. Redirect traffic to your blog, website, business, or YouTube channel.
  2. r/BeerMoney: Find ways/jobs to make money online.
  3. r/SlaveLabour: Work for below-market rates.
  4. r/SignUpsForPay: Join referral programs that pay you to sign up.
  5. r/Swagbucks: Get the most out of the popular app.
  6. r/Frugal: Learn money-saving tips and tricks.

Redirect traffic

Did you know that you can use Reddit as a tool to redirect traffic to your blog or YouTube channel? While it can work, you need to be cautious about the rules of different communities.

The way I’d go about redirecting traffic to your blog/video is to join communities in your niche. Over a month or so, actively participate in discussions and give out helpful answers.

This is the crucial part; only link back to your blog post if it’s helpful and relevant to the question asked. No spam promoting your blog posts, as you’ll likely get banned quickly.

Reddit’s guidelines explain this topic, “it’s perfectly fine to be a redditor with a website, it’s not okay to be a website with a reddit account.” 

In other words, try not to use the app purely for redirecting traffic to your website.

The way that you’d be able to make money is if the directed blog post or YouTube video had display advertising or affiliate links. Another plus would be to have an email list opt-in.

Now it might be a tedious process, and you certainly won’t get rich from it, but in actively commenting and joining these communities, you might be able to get some website traffic and make some money.

Reddit is also a great way to see the types of questions people ask and answer them in your blog posts. You’ll most likely learn a lot about your niche through Reddit.

Recommended read: How to Start a Profitable Blog in 2021 (Beginner’s Guide)


Beer Money is a community that discusses how to make money online. While you can’t make money directly from the community itself, you can learn helpful advice and tips from people making money online.

With over 770,000 members, Beer Money is a super popular subreddit that’s grown substantially over the past few years.

You can find awesome money-making ideas like online surveys, how to sell stuff (stock photography, stickers, etc.), and so much more.

I really recommend this community to anyone who wants to learn how to make money online with the help of Reddit.

Popular posts:
Making $108 in a week teaching people English
I make $100-$300 a month writing articles on Medium
How to get free food (pizza, waffles, pancakes, etc)


Slave labor is a community for those who need extra cash and work for jobs below the market rate.

With a growing community of over 220,000 people, you’ll be sure to find someone willing to pay you for your work.

This community is based on online work (like photo editing, virtual assistants, etc.), but it will still allow you to complete physical jobs.

I’ve seen jobs like $2 tarot card reading, $1 phone calls, and even hand-drawn portraits for $15. No job is too weird for this subreddit, and it can be perfect for getting paid for your skills.

If you’re desperate for work and need some extra cash, this can be the perfect community for you.

It’s also beneficial for those who need work done for them; just simply search in the group, and you’ll find a person who’s willing to work.

Like free stuff?


Sign-ups for pay is a wonderful community to make some extra money on Reddit.

The subreddit is precisely the title. You simply sign up to various different platforms/apps/services in exchange for payment.

It’s an accessible community to make a quick buck, and the sign-up fees range from a couple of dollars to hundreds.

With a community of over 50,000 people, you’ll be sure to find at least someone to sign up with through your referral link.


The Swagbucks community is all about teaching you how to earn more money with the popular app Swagbucks.

The community of over 80,000 people helps you to make the most out of your Swagbucks account.

Earn quick SB points through surveys, giveaways, and cash-backs. The subreddit will help you find the most possible ways to make the most out of the app.

Popular posts:
Make 212 SB within 30 seconds
Make 38 SB points daily

Bonus Money Saving Tip


While this technically isn’t a way to make money on Reddit, you’ll undoubtedly learn a lot of helpful information on how to save money and be frugal in your everyday life.

I like to see the creative (and sometimes genius) ways that people can save money.

The r/Frugal community has 1.7+ million members, so your questions about frugality will always be answered.

The subreddit breaks down the cost of everyday small purchases, gives cheaper alternatives, and helps to reduce your number of outgoings.

Popular posts:
Cost of brewing vs. buying coffee
Cheap wedding under $3K (cost breakdown)


So there we have the 5 different ways on how to make money on Reddit in 2021.

Like all social media platforms, Reddit can take a while to understand and get used to. It’s probably my favorite platform that can teach you so much!

Remember that these tips won’t make you rich, but they’re an easy way to earn some extra pocket money or visitors to your website or YouTube channel.

Which tip will you use to make money on Reddit?

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