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Partner Up for Profit: 10 Side Gigs for Couples

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Bringing in extra income often requires solo hustling after work or on weekends, leaving couples resenting lost quality time. However, with the right entrepreneurial side pursuits, you and your partner can fatten joint paychecks without sacrificing meaningful moments together.

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We’ve uncovered ten of the top money-making ventures for partners seeking profits and quality bonding all at the same time. Get ready to win/win with your significant other!

1. Get Creative with Online Shops

E-commerce sites like Etsy allow creative duos to combine talents launching digital storefronts selling homemade crafts, art or curated vintage pieces. Together, brainstorm something you both enjoy — say baking, photography, jewelry-making or refurbishing furniture.

Band together handling roles like product creation, listing write-ups, order processing, social media marketing and shipping. With passion fueling your shared small biz, increased earnings directly support joint goals like travel, home upgrades or padding savings.

You can also open joint seller accounts on sites like eBay, Poshmark or Mercari to resell random household items or clothing pieces you mutually agree won’t be missed. Additionally, source more inventory hitting estate sales, auctions and thrift shops to multiply listed wares for sale. Manage listings, photography, customer inquiries and shipping as a resale duo to unlock hidden value stashed around your home already.

2. Rent Out Extra Space

Apps like Airbnb, VRBO and HipCamp let owners rent spare rooms, granny flats, backhouses or even camping spots on their property. Couples can tackle hosting chores like cleaning between visitors, restocking supplies, responding to guest questions and managing ratings together. Not only does this option set you up for potentially large profits, but many hosts cite community connections as a welcome bonus, too.

3. Teach a Skill

Have a talent like photography, martial arts, crafting, coding, painting, dancing or other teachable aptitude? Consider pooling know-how with your special someone to offer private or group lessons. For example, maybe one person excels at watercolor landscapes while the other rocks still-life techniques. Together, you can create an innovative painting course combining your strengths.

Promote offerings on platforms like Skillshare, Udemy or your own website. Students get two instructors for the price of one while you multiply lesson revenues, split proceeds and sustain creativity.

4. Content Creating

The rise of the influencer economy hands creative couples ample monetization options if you’re already actively posting lifestyle, travel, foodie or other content. Come together as co-stars on platforms like YouTube, TikTok or Instagram and teach specialized skills or document your joined personal experiences around shared interests for engaged niche audiences.

Monetize through affiliate sponsorships, launching paid content subscriptions or marketing services related to your brand. For devoted partners, content creation turns mutual passions into profits.

5. Flip Houses

Real estate-obsessed duos can hunt down fixer-upper homes jointly, then reshape interiors/exteriors prepping for profitable resale. Combining masculine and feminine design perspectives while tackling remodeling projects together makes for both memorable bonding and potentially lucrative flips.

Ensure you thoroughly calculate costs for all renovations upfront and verify projected home valuation increases in your target area to confirm sufficient profits. Wielding both power tools and style savvy, this is one sweat equity-fueled side hustle with a potential to deliver big future returns.

6. Drive for Uber/Lyft

Driving apps like Uber and Lyft allow two-person teams to cash in from ferrying passengers, while taking turns behind the wheel. Partners can pass slower hours enjoyably in conversation together rather than solo drivers left bored.

Simply confirm you both meet eligibility criteria around age, licenses, vehicle requirements and insurance particulars. Then hit the road while the rideshare platforms handle dispatch requests and trip payments seamlessly.

7. Garden/Farm Stand

Got matching green thumbs and some acreage? Grow bumper crops of popular produce or farm stand best-sellers like eggs, honey, flowers or baked goods cooperatively. Tend lush fields together by day, then run a colorful roadside stand selling harvests direct to neighbors.

Not only does this option allow couples to toil happily side-by-side outdoors, but scarce, small-farm offerings often fetch premium local prices, compounding revenues. When passion, hard work and talents combine, this organically cultivated side hustle bears fruit, satisfying labor and financial needs simultaneously.

8. Rent Out Your Car

Apps like Turo and GetAround make letting strangers rent your extra vehicle whenever you aren’t using it surprisingly simple. As hosts, couples can collaborate managing account creation, pricing, scheduling and vehicle upkeep between trips. Income reports detail exactly how much your willing wheels rake in minus modest platform fees. Assuming you structure fees to cover costs, this essentially frees up passive profits from a depreciating asset you already own.

9. Launch Online Courses

Know a topic or skill inside-out that could fill an informational void? As a teaching team, create an online course, eBook or video training series around your mutually mastered subject to sell globally. Split duties creating video or text lessons, building sales funnels, handling tech troubleshooting and monitoring course comments once published. This ingenious income stream continues paying long after the initial workload by harnessing your shared niche wisdom.

10. House/Pet Sit in Paradise

Want to travel more together without breaking budgets? Sign up as a house sitting team through Trusted Housesitters to care for luxury homes and adorable pets in desirable destinations completely gratis in exchange for responsible property minding. Schedule tandem house sits during vacation days from regular jobs and enjoy free accommodations abroad without sacrificing together time or incomes.

If pet sitting is not your vibe, you can always sign up to walk dogs on Rover or Wag! You can offer  joint pet care services — no special certifications required. Share responsibilities like meet-and-greets with new clients, mid-day dog walking routes when available and administering medication for pets with special needs. This flexible endeavor works around couple’s schedules while satisfying fur-baby cuddling cravings, too!

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The Takeaway

The more diverse money-making ventures couples share matching passions for, the less it feels like dreary extra work after regular jobs. Align incentives behind profit motivations without abandoning personal priorities and joint side hustling becomes exponentially more enjoyable. Ultimately by pairing up around common goals, couples can target impressive paydays while still cherishing time side-by-side!

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