May 25

10 money making ideas for couples


Making money as a couple can be a fun way to spend time with your loved one whilst making extra cash to spend on your next date night.

Recently we’ve been asked a lot about how you can make money with your partner, so we’ve compiled a list of money making ideas for couples below.

Take a look and tell us which ones you’ve tried or will be trying.

  1. Freebies for couples who love to be wined and dined
  2. Make money sharing your skills and passions
  3. Take a look at this hassle free moneyspinner 
  4. Commit to this money maker and it could really pay off
  5. Swap home and get a free holiday or house sitting 
  6. Money maker for animal lovers 
  7. Make money answering the phone
  8. Set up your own business
  9. Can you handle the heat?
  10. Collectors and makers


1. Mystery shopping

make money mystery shopperIf you’re a couple who can’t afford to pay for a night out or a hotel stay then mystery shopping is a great money making idea for you.

In most cases (not all) you won’t actually get paid for mystery shopping, but what you will get is free meals in restaurants, stays in hotels and free drinks in bars.

This can be great for a couple who can’t afford the treat of a night out.

Different mystery shopping companies will provide you with different assignments depending on who their clients are but if you and your partner both sign-up to mystery shopping then it is likely you will both get different assignments – which means double the freebies!

We can show you here how to get mystery shopping jobs and lots of freebies as a mystery shopper.


2. Make money tutoring

tutoringIf you and your partner share the same skills or passions how about teaching them to others and charging for your services?

Do you play a musical instrument? Or speak another language? Perhaps your talent lies in writing or pottery?

Whatever your skill is you can make money from it by tutoring people or groups and charging by the hour.

In fact, if you read our article you’ll find out how to make as much as £80 an hour tutoring.


3. Make money renting

mortgageDo you and your partner have a spare room?

If you do why not turn it into a moneyspinner by renting it out?

You choose who stays and for how long, so it really is a good way to make money with little hassle.

You can advertise your room for free on Easyroomate or GumtreeTake a look at our full article on renting out your room here.

Keep in mind if you like your privacy and can’t bear the idea of sharing your bathroom and kitchen with a stranger, this is probably not for you. However, there are many other ways to make money from renting without compromising on your privacy.



4. Make money setting up a B&B

B and BDo you fancy the ultimate work-from-home job?

Do you live in a popular area, with lots of spare rooms?

Do you like meeting lots of new people?

Are you an adventurous couple?

If yes, you might consider running a B&B – it’s a long term  money-making scheme for those who are willing to make a real commitment – but get it right and you could be onto a serious earner for you and your partner.

You could make anything from a few hundred quid a month to a few thousand a month, depending on where you live and how many rooms you have.

However, it can be hard work and it’ll take a lot of effort initially to get things going, so do consider it fully before you make any decisions. Take a look at our article on how to run a B&B here.


5. House swapping for a free holiday or house sitting

REITs Property House HomeIf you’re a couple wanting to explore the country together  (and possibly the world) house swapping is the thing for you.

It’s a great way to get a cheap holiday.

The major selling point of house swapping is that the person you’re swapping with could live anywhere in the world, so while they’re heading to your pad in London or Edinburgh or Slough you could be flying out to their home in Australia, Paris, Rome or Florida.

Learn how to have a house swap holiday here.

If you want to make money then you could try house sitting with your partner instead.

It isn’t a big money maker- the pay is minimal and the work’s unlikely to be regular – but it’s a good way to earn a bit of money on the side and possibly have some fun whilst you’re at it.

Not all house sitting agencies pay, so  for regular work register with a reputable agency like Trusted Housesitters

Learn more about making money house sitting here.



6. Make money looking after pets

pet sittingIf you’re a animal loving couple, pet sitting can be an easy and fun way to make money.

Pet sitters look after people’s animals while they are away from home and they do it in the owners’ homes. You will have to visit the house a couple of times a day, typically for between 30 minutes to an hour at a time so you and your partner can alternate on shifts.

Pet sitters usually charge per pet, per hour but weekly rates or discounts for multiple pets can be put in place. Rates tend to range from around £6 per visit up to £15.

By simply signing up for free to a site like Tailster you can advertise your services to thousands of dog owners a month.

Take a look at our full guide to making money from pet sitting here. 


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7. Make money answering the phone

Make money phoning peopleDid you know you can make money answering phones?

If you’re going to be at home all day and able to take calls, then you’re well suited, but if you have to be out and about a lot, it’s not going to work for you. You need to be there to answer the calls your clients can’t.

As a couple you can take it in turns to answer the phone and even give each other shifts so one person can pop out while the other stays in.

There’s an issue if you have small children or a dog, as you’ll need absolute silence when answering all calls or you’ll seem unprofessional.

This money maker is  particularly well suited to retried couples who have a lot of spare time and not many commitments.

Having said that, you may still have more flexibility than you would in most full-time receptionist jobs. When the phone isn’t ringing, you’ll have time to get on with household chores or other projects.

Click here or all the ins and outs of making money from answering phones.


8. Set up your own cleaning business

cleaningsuppliesEver thought about becoming a cleaning double act?

People always need things cleaning and it can be a good way of making money in your spare time if you have flexible working hours or can give up weekends.

Setting up your own business as a cleaner can be a good extra revenue source, but with hard, high standards and a bit of luck you could see it become a full-time business.

You can both ask family and friends if they need a cleaner first. This way, you’ll both get a feel for the job and the standards people generally expect – people usually have much higher standards of cleanliness if they are paying for it. It will also help you with a recommendation or reference when you advertise to the public.

People tend to want their houses cleaned while they are working, so if you and your partner are available during office hours it will be handy and the most effective way to get lots of work.



9. Make money ironing

ironingDo you and your partner spend lots of time in front of the telly?

If yes, why not start an ironing business from the comfort of your own home.

With two of you a big load can be done in half the time and it can be a good money maker if you’re  looking to make extra cash in your spare time.

There’s an extremely high demand for efficient and quality ironing services so you will need to be able to iron to a high standard and have the essentials: a good iron and ironing board.

Click here for more tips on how to make money by running an ironing business.


10. Collecting/making and selling

collectcomicsAt Moneymagpie we’ve come up with loads of things you can collect and later sell on at a profit.

Items that you can collect to make money include clothes, Disney DVDsVintage Computers, comics, piggy banks, phones and loads more.

Whatever it is you want to collect, two people are definitely better than one when it comes to finding those rare collectibles that are hard to get hold of.

If collecting isn’t your thing but making or baking is, one partner can do all the handy work while the other sells. One of you could be baking cakes or making jewelry while the other is responsible for selling.


So there you have it –  10 money making ideas for couples. If you didn’t find any of these ideas useful we have 1,000s of money making ideas for you here.

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