Are you and your significant other saving up for some plans down the road? Maybe you’re setting aside a wedding fund, preparing to start a family, or saving up for your dream vacation. Or perhaps you want to get a headstart with your retirement fund.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through 23 different side hustle ideas you can do with your significant other. There’s something for every couple here, so read on to learn how you and your partner can make some extra cash.
1. Home repair and maintenance tasks
If you and your partner like working together to fix a leaky sink or wonky table, this side gig is for you. Some tasks are two-person jobs, so having your partner with you can come in handy when doing some electric or plumbing work. You could spot them while they work on some fuses or climb a ladder. Or, you could do some heavy lifting together and get the task done faster. Time saved means more clients and more money!
2. Furniture assembly
Are you and your partner good with assembling furniture and setting up new appliances? Do you perhaps even consider it “fun” to decipher those product assembly instructions? Then this side hustle will fit you and your partner perfectly. (Bonus: You’ll probably get ideas on nifty appliances to buy next for your own home!)
3. Delivering groceries
Getting groceries isn’t just an errand married couples do together; it’s a great opportunity to make money together, too. When getting groceries for other people, divide and conquer. You can split the grocery list in half and tackle it faster with your partner. Minimal time spent, maximum number of clients!
4. Removal services
Have you and your partner become experts at packing furniture, hauling boxes, and moving them to your new apartment? If you’ve become a pro at moving, removal services will make an excellent side hustle.
Packing usually needs more than one person to handle all the tasks after all. Plus, you and your partner can spend some bonding time on the road between pickup and dropoff. Team up with your partner and earn money by helping others move to their new homes.
5. Cleaning houses
Cleaning is one of the best side hustles for couples since it can easily become a two-person job. You can do multiple rooms or bigger offices in half the time or take turns working on hard-to-reach areas. And since houses need to be cleaned regularly, setting up a cleaning business could mean regular clientele and a steady income.
6. Clothing repairs
Are you and your partner quite skilled with the sewing machine? Maybe you’re great at fixing rips and tears, while your partner can tailor a jacket in record time! If this sounds like something you’d enjoy doing in your downtime, it’s time to become the go-to clothing repair couple in your neighbourhood!
7. Gardening work
This is the perfect side hustle for couples who love plants and outdoor bonding. When you start a garden maintenance business with your significant other, you’ll get to enjoy the outdoors, take care of plants together, and, most importantly, earn extra money.
When doing garden work as a side hustle, you can take on the same tasks side-by-side or divide the tasks. You could do the weeding and fertiliser application while your partner cuts the grass and prunes the trees.
8. Painting houses
Painting houses with your partner can be quite a productive side hustle. Since most painting clients will achieve a faster turnaround time, having your partner paint one wall while you prime another will help keep your customers happy. If you are working with high ladders, you and your partner can take turns spotting each other and handing tools to each other. Bonus: You might even get some renovation and repainting ideas for your own home while working with your clients.
9. Office administration tasks
While office administration typically looks like a solo gig, you and your partner could easily turn it into a side hustle. If you find an office administration client who needs a payroll assistant and someone to take charge of correspondence, you can sign up as a team.
10. Virtual assistant
Wondering what jobs couples can do together without leaving home? Try signing up as virtual assistants! In this job, you’ll be tasked with scheduling appointments, making and taking calls, organising emails, doing research, and preparing reports. You and your partner can team up and share the load from one client or do your work side-by-side. Now that’s romantic and productive!
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11. Research work
This side hustle is perfect for grad student couples or those who are in the academic field. If your client has provided a list of topics or sources, you and your partner can split the list between yourselves.
12. Data entry
Want a side hustle that’s not too stressful but can still be done with your favourite person? You can try looking for data entry jobs, especially those with long lists and quick turnaround times. Besides the advantage of finishing the job faster, you and your significant other can help proofread and check each other’s work to make sure it’s error-free.
And speaking of proofreading…
Did you know proofreading isn’t just for solo side hustlers but also for couples? You and your partner can take on different proofreading jobs simultaneously, divide a lengthy academic paper or thesis into two manageable portions, or even do two rounds of proofreading on the same material.
It always helps to have that extra set of eyes (and hands) to ensure your client doesn’t have an embarrassing typo!
14. Academic writing
This job is best for couples who excel at composing professional content, such as reports, resumes, letters, and papers. When you sign up for academic writing jobs, you’ll be asked to edit those kinds of materials. This may also include some research and proofreading.
One benefit of taking on academic writing as a side gig with your significant other is that you can do it together from anywhere you like! Plus, you get to do it together, with one of you handling outlines and proofreading while the other one fleshes out paragraphs and bibliographies.
Writing website content, articles, blogs, or ads can be a great way to earn extra money without having to leave your desk. If you and your partner both are writers, setting up a copywriting side business is right up your alley.
16. Content creation
Creating content together is another way to work with your significant other and make extra cash. Suppose you and/ or your partner excel in writing or graphic design. In that case, you can offer your services to small businesses that need content for their website or social media feeds.
17. Social media management
Social media management often covers posting content, answering comments and messages, setting up ads, and reviewing analytics.
Since social media management gigs consist of multiple tasks, you and your partner may want to assign one person to posting and responding to comments while the other works on setting up ads and monitoring analytics reports. Having someone to share the load with will be beneficial once you get multiple clients!
Do you and your partner love taking photos of each other? You can both sign up as models or learn a bit of photography so you can take turns being behind and in front of the camera. Small businesses will love being able to hire a skilled model-photographer duo in one go, making this a great side gig for couples.
19. House sitting
Do you want to spend quality time with your partner in a different setting? If you’re still saving up for your dream vacation, you could take on house sitting as a side gig.
House sitting is a great, low-stress way to make some extra cash as a couple since it mainly involves just switching lights on and off, watering plants and feeding pets, plus some light cleaning. Besides that, you and your partner will have tons of downtime to spend with each other. Definitely at the top of the list of best jobs for married couples to do together!
If you and your partner are planning to have kids sometime in the future, try signing up for babysitting jobs. It’s a great side hustle idea for couples who want to spend time with kids and have a “test run” of what life as a parent could be like. If only one of you has had some child-minding experience, you could see how you work as a team once you have kids of your own.
Babysitting is also a good idea for couples who are already parents and love spending time with kids. Not only do you have the experience and passion clients will appreciate, but you’ll also know what to expect when you walk through that door!
This can be an incredibly fulfilling side hustle and even quite lucrative if you live in an area with lots of young kids.
21. Pet sitting
If you and your partner enjoy taking care of pets or if you’re getting a dog together soon, you could consider offering pet sitter services. This couple job can involve clients dropping off their pet at your home or asking you to watch the pet at their own home. This makes great practice for caring for a pet, and you’ll get to learn more about yourself and your partner as you handle this gig together!
22. Dog walking
Dog walking is another great side hustle for couples who love dogs! If you’re already thinking of offering pet sitting and pet grooming, you and your partner might want to consider expanding your services to include dog walking.
Not only will you get to see your favourite person surrounded by half a dozen cute dogs – you’ll get to earn extra cash for spending time with all of them at once! (Oh, and it’s a great way to get some exercise with your partner, too!)
23. Pet grooming
Grooming pets is another good business idea for couples, especially if you live in an area with many pet owners. Some pets may need more than one person handling them while grooming, so it’s great to have a person you can trust nearby. Just make sure you and your partner invest in the proper tools and training before setting up your side gig!
|Also read: How to become a dog groomer|
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