Do you miss your partner when you’re at your day job? Well, at least you can do your side gigs together! You can earn extra cash with your significant other with these easy ways for couples to make money.
9 Ways for Couples to Make Money
Are you and your partner looking to make some extra cash? Whether you have an unplanned expense, need some extra to help out with bills or want to save money for the holidays, making money together is easier than you think. Here are some ways to earn extra income together.
1. Rent out your real estate
Do you have an extra room, extra garage, a mother-in-law suite, or even a driveway or parking space? One easy way to make money with minimal effort is renting out your space. You can advertise for a roommate or list your room on short-term rental sites.
Getting your bedroom listed on renting websites is very easy, and services like Airbnb make renting a breeze! Here’s a list of websites where you can easily list your space for rent:
- SpotHero (for parking space rentals)
Get your extra space listed, and start earning money as a couple now.
2. Start teaching
Are you great at math, while your partner is an English whiz or knows another language fluently? You may both be able to start teaching or tutoring online. This side hustle pays well and can often even be done from home.
Here is a list of websites where you can list yourself as a tutor:
If you’ve got a grip on basic subjects, utilize it and use it to earn extra money.
3. Sell online courses
This is a bit different from the previous tip, in the sense that once you’ve completed making all your slides and content for the subject, you can sell it as a package for potential students.
Websites like Udemy or Teachable allow you to list your courses, and you get a percentage of the total subscription fee of your course. The more relevant the content is, the higher chance you’ll get students.
This is a great option for couples to make money when they’re both experts in the same subject. You can take turns making course videos, or one person makes the videos while the other writes the slides/documents or handles the editing.
4. Write a blog
Do you and your partner love to write and share a passion for a particular topic? If so, starting a blog can be a great way to express your passion and make money doing it.
By creating articles and entertaining or educating people, you can help others find the information they are looking for, while earning income at the same time. From video games to lifestyle tips and everything in between, there’s a demand for everything out there!
I started writing and blogging when my son was born. My husband was working evenings and I had extra time after the kids were in bed. This extra income helped my family and has now evolved into a full time job.
As a couple, blogging can be ideal because each individual can focus on particular tasks and help share the duties. The process of making a successful blog can take some time, but it pays off. You can start providing information on anything you like and be helpful and relevant.
As your user base grows, you can start advertising on your blog, which will help you build a passive income. Need some help getting started? Here is how to start a blog.
5. Learn a skill
These days, there’s a huge market for skill-based work. Both individuals and companies outsource things like social media management, data mining, content writing, etc.
Learning these skills doesn’t take a lot of your time, and you can have a handy source of income by working from home.
You can learn from YouTube or do free courses from websites like DataCamp and Coursera, which will give you a general guideline of how to work. After that, it’s just a matter of getting your first gig.
6. Sell your old things
We all know you’ve got a collection of stuff that you don’t want to sell. But maybe it’s finally time to get rid of that sofa or that study table you don’t use anymore.
Start by making a list of essential things, and stuff you just keep around for the sake of it. There may be a whole attic’s worth of old furniture, clothes, books, etc. that you are better off selling.
Make a listing on market platforms such as eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist. After that, potential buyers will directly contact you and hopefully you’ll be able to sell away anything you don’t need.
I regularly make an extra $100 or more a month by selling and consigning old toys, clothes my kids have outgrown, and other things we no longer need. This extra income can really add up!
7. Try cryptocurrency investing
Crypto has finally become a legitimate way of earning, as long as you know what you’re doing. It can take some time, since the learning curve is a bit steep on this one, but the payoff is good. Thousands of people are able to make hundreds of dollars a day, simply by having knowledge about the cryptocurrency market.
However, crypto can be a risky way to try to make money, since coins can go down in value as easily as they can go up. Earning high interest on stablecoins through a platform like Celsius can be a safer option.
8. Invest in the stock market
If investing in crypto is a bit too confusing for you, stocks are an easier option, though you still might have to hit the books before you consider this a proper source of income.
Learning how current events affect companies, and predicting their value takes some learning, but it’s a great source of income as well as being fun to learn.
Apps like Wealthfront, Acorns, and Robinhood allow you to easily make an investment account, and offer other helpful functions as well. You can make a portfolio that can serve as a sort of retirement fund for you as well, helping you later in life.
9. Start a business
Have you always wished you could start a business? It’s never too late to start acting on that dream. Jeff Bezos was thirty years old when he started Amazon, and he’s the richest man on earth today.
So start planning. Your business could be anything, from providing services to making products. And as long as you give the business the proper time and effort, you can surely make an income out of it.
The beauty of starting a business is that it can grow so much you won’t need your main job anymore! Doing what you love will also make you less bored, and hopefully you’ll be able to retire with a fortune.
Need extra income to help pay the bills while your new business is building? Opportunities like DoorDash, Rover, Instacart and Fiverr are just one of many side hustles that can be fun and profitable. And walking dogs or driving delivery orders becomes fun when you get to spend time with your partner while you’re at it!
Choose Your Favorite Ways to Make Money as A Couple
If you and your significant other are looking to earn extra cash together, there are lots of ways to make extra dough. Deciding to get started is the biggest step, and once your plan is in motion, everything is easier from there. Be sure to check out DollarSanity’s additional ways to make money no matter what your situation is.
Have ways to make money as a couple that aren’t on this list? Leave a comment below!
Kim Ritter is a frugal living expert, blogger and mom of two from small-town Iowa. What began as an effort to help her family save a few dollars a month has now transformed into a full-time passion to help other parents money. Visit her online at twokidsandacoupon.com and follow her on Twitter at @2kidsandacoupon for more ways your family can have fun on a budget.