You dove in and said, “I do.” Congratulations! You’re now happily married and have an advantage with your financial situation. If you want to earn some additional income, your spouse is your new partner in crime. You don’t have to put in all the effort yourself.
Take these tips and use the extra money to save for your dream home — or finally relax on the beaches of Tahiti with your beloved. Whatever your motivation, you’ll move forward on the right foot if you implement the strategies below. Let’s get started!
1. Drive for Uber or Lyft
Do you have a newer model of vehicle? If so, you can earn a significant additional income by driving for Uber or Lyft in your spare time. Since you’re doing this with your spouse, you can take turns picking up your customers and driving them to their destinations.
Perhaps you and your partner drive an old beater that’s on its last legs. If you need to replace the family car, but you lack the funds, Uber has a vehicle lease program
where you can pay for your new ride with labor.
2. Rent a Room on Airbnb
Do you have a spare bedroom or perhaps a guest casita on your property? You can earn a substantial extra income by renting it out on Airbnb, especially if you live in an area frequented by tourists. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to meet people from all over the nation, even the globe. What an awesome way to build your circle of friends!
You’ll need to determine the going rate for your rental, of course. Real estate professionals often run a comparative market analysis
, or comps, to see what similar properties lease for in the area. You can see what other homeowners charge for their room rentals in the app.
3. Cater Events and Weddings
Do you and your new spouse battle for the privilege of cooking dinner? Why don’t you take your love of cooking and start a small catering business with your partner?
Start by taking an inventory of your equipment
to see what you need — now, you have an excuse to engage in retail therapy. You’ll also need to research what licenses and permits your local region requires to open your doors.
4. Help Out With Home Maintenance
Are you a regular Mr. or Mrs. Fix-It? If so, there are tons of homeowners in your local area that need help with small jobs. They can find it challenging to hire large general contractors who focus on similarly large projects.
How much will you make? You can earn anywhere from $60 to $125 per hour
if you have some DIY experience.
5. Act as Local Tour Guides
Do you live in a metropolitan area like New York or San Francisco? If so, why not share your love of your city with tourists by opening a guide business with your spouse?
After all, you know the best ways to avoid traffic and all the cool local restaurants that aren’t as well known.
6. Deliver for Postmates
Perhaps you’re concerned about your carbon footprint, and you don’t want to drive your car for extra cash. That’s okay — did you know that you can use your bicycle
to deliver for Postmates?
You’ll get your exercise while you’re earning additional money. Talk about a win-win!
7. Sell Creations on Etsy
Are you and your beau a crafty couple? If you make homemade birthday and Christmas gifts together every year, why not share the love with strangers by selling your wares
This way, you don’t lose time from engaging in your shared passion.
8. Run a Small Daycare
If you and your spouse love the little ones, why not consider running a daycare from home? You could also offer babysitting services if the idea of having germy toddlers crawling on your white carpet unsettles you.
If the two of you haven’t started a family yet, and you plan to have children, you can think of it as a trial run!
9. Dog-Walk and Pet-Sit
Maybe you prefer four-legged critters to the two-legged varieties. That’s okay! If you work shift labor, people need their precious poodles walked while they go to work — make extra money while you get your exercise.
You could also offer to board pets at your property if you’re a homeowner. If you have a spacious and fenced-in backyard, put it to good use by letting puppies play there while their owners are on holiday.
Make Some Extra Cash!
Now that you have two to share the workload, you can make your side hustle more profitable than ever. Take these ideas and earn the extra cash you need to take that trip you’ve been fantasizing about!