# Earning CUDOS
There are several ways to use the Cudos Network to earn CUDOS
Become a Cudos Validator and earn CUDOS from transactions. This is the best way to earn yields on your CUDOS, but requires active participation in securing the network.
Stake your CUDOS with a Validator to earn a portion of their transaction rewards. This is the easiest way for any CUDOS holder to not only further secure the network, but also earn yields with their tokens.
Join our incentive testnet programme Project Artemis to complete tasks and earn CUDOS rewards. Or alternately just start developing on the Cudos Network with your own custom smart contracts that leverage scalable compute.