It’s no secret that the cost of living has gone up significantly. Being able to provide for yourself and live comfortably, seems to get harder and harder every year, and that’s the case even for those with a partner.
And in many cases, even if you can support yourself, the cost of necessities can often leave you with little to no income to spare for entertainment or fun. Ergo, many young professionals have resorted to pursuing other, side jobs and gigs in order to supplement their income and give themselves a little breathing room.
And although there’s plenty of side jobs for singles and that you can do on your own, making extra money with your partner can be a fun way to spend time together and fund date night. Here are seven side hustles you can do with your partner.
1. Party Business
If you work 9-5, some side hustles can be tricky to fit in, however, unlike other services party planning more often than not falls on weekends or evenings. Opt to help people plan out their parties by working together as coordinators. Assist people in finding good vendors and spaces to host their events when they may not have the time themselves. Split up duties between you and your partner by each taking various categories of the event, and offer your services at an hourly rate.
2. Catering Service
If one of you is a particularly good cook, a catering business can be a great way to make extra money. Again, most events tend to take place on off-hours of the day, which means you could offer your services for when it fits around your schedule.
Whichever partner doesn’t do the cooking can handle the business side and setup of the food. This could be a great option if baking is your thing as well; not too many people try to create their own professional cakes, so if baking is your forte, one partner could bake and the other could deliver. Most people are willing to pay a fair amount to have catered food, so this can be one great way to make extra income.
3. Rent Out Your Home
You’ve likely heard of Air BnB, so you probably know that it can be a great way to make extra cash. Split the duties by having one person in charge of the pictures and listing, and having the other take charge of cleaning and renters instructions. Air BnB’s and home rentals are increasingly becoming the popular way to travel, and can definitely bring in an influx of income. That being said, this is a better option if you tend to live in a more popular tourist destination or bigger city, as those are the locations many travelers are likely to flock to.
4. Set Up a B & B
This option might require a little more work, but with the right location and setup, having your own B & B can be a lucrative side business. Find the perfect home to update and consider opening your own bed and breakfast that’s open on the weekends or holidays. If you and your partner love to meet new people and love hosting, this can be a fun and rewarding option.
Again, this generally works better if you live in a popular destination or scenic area. Moreover, this will be more work in the beginning and require some effort, so be sure to carefully consider this option before moving ahead.
5. House or Pet Sit
While you can house or pet sit alone, doing so with your partner can make the experience all the more fun. Sign up on sites like Tailster or Trusted Housesitters to put your services out there. The amount of time and days you do this all depends on which offers you take, which makes it easy to work around your schedule.
Pet sitters tend to have weekly rates or charge per pet and hour, where house sitters tend to earn a solid fee. That being said, if you hope to make a fair amount be sure to sign up with a reputable website.Making extra money with your partner can be a fun way to spend time together and fund date night. Click To Tweet
6. Start a Cleaning Business
If cleaning is one chore you don’t mind, starting a cleaning business on the side can also bring in good money. There’s an array of people today that opt to hire their cleaning done, and if you don’t mind working on weekends or have flexible hours this could be perfect for you and your partner. Start with friends and family to get a feel for what duties you’ll each take and your routine, and then expand your business from there.
Moreover, since you’ll have a partner, it won’t take as long as if you’d done it yourself. One thing to consider, however, is that most people prefer to have their homes cleaned during the weekdays, so if you both work unusual hours, this could be a great supplement.
This might sound like an odd one, but I know lots of couples who love to babysit together. If you and your partner love kids, and have friends and family members who could use the help, babysitting can be a fun and easy way to make extra money. Furthermore, people often need babysitters for a variety of hours, so no matter when you work, you can likely fit in a job somewhere. Another great route with this one is to sign up for a site like Care.com to expand your clientele, just be sure clients are ok with having two babysitters instead of one.
Side hustles can be a helpful way to provide you with extra income. Most importantly, they don’t have to be something boring, instead it can be something you both thoroughly enjoy. Just think, date night will be even more rewarding than usual knowing that you both worked hard to earn the money for it.
Would you start a side hustle with your partner? How would you split the duties for some of these businesses?