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Amazing Business Ideas Couples Can Start Right Now (With NO Money!)

Entrepreneurship can be an exciting idea, and although a lot of us WANT to start our own businesses, sometimes we’re stuck wondering WHAT kind of business to start? This article is ALL about the different businesses YOU can start- as a couple (with your significant other) or even with your family. You could always do these businesses on your own as well, of course, but everything is more fun when you do it with your favorite people! *wink wink*

Why should I (or we) start a business?

There’s LOTS of reasons you might want to start a business, and of course that’s going to be a bit different for every couple, family or individual. Some of the BIGGEST reasons people decide to start a business, however, include:

Reason #1: You need to make more money.

We live in an age where a lot of people are struggling to live the quality of life they would like to, even with a solid 9-to-5 type of job. When money gets tight, couples (and people in general) think about starting a business or a side hustle to increase their income.  This is always a pretty movitating factor- I mean come on, who wouldn’t want more money?  

It’s a lot less stressful going through your daily life when the bills aren’t piling up on the counter. A side hustle or new biz can definitely help reduce the pressure of monthly expenses.

Reason #2: You want to SAVE more money.

Another reason couples might be wanting to start a new business is to save money. 

Some families need to save money for an emergency fund, sometimes to pay off debt or student loans, and sometimes even to buy a bigger house or a new car. 

One of the most popular reasons to save money is to hit your F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early) number and retire. 

People everywhere are tired of the rat race and are eager to retire before the age of 50, or sometimes even before 40!  We will not go into the F.I.R.E concept here, seeing as there are plenty of resources out there about the subject, but we definitely see the perks of working towards that F.I.R.E. life- in fact, we’re living what we like to call the L.O.F.I. Lifestyle. (P.S.- you can read to the end if you want to find out what the L.O.F.I. life is!) 

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What are the benefits of starting a business with my significant other?

Working together as a couple may seem scary or like a bad idea. You might have asked others and been awarded with the response, “don’t mix business with love.” 

This is true, but it is also true for anyone starting a business with someone else.  So why not at least start one with the person you love and trust.

Starting a business with your significant other does come with some downfalls, but what you don’t hear enough are the benefits! 

Three reasons starting a business with your spouse or partner will improve your life and relationship: 

  1. Working together brings you closer
  2. You gain experience collaborating, compromising and finding solutions as a team
  3. Prepares you for real life challenges

What are some businesses we can start as a couple?

You can watch the video above for the FULL details of each of these amazing business ideas, but I’ll list them here also! 

Don’t forget- these are also great ideas for you to do on your own, if you like!

Business Idea #1: Dropshipping

This is a great business idea because it has SO many different possibilities! Not only are there unlimited products you can sell, but there are a lot of different websites and platforms you get sell on and get started very quickly! 

This is a business you can literally do from ANYWHERE in the world, making it an easy choice for an extra source of income with GREAT potential for growth!


Business Idea #2: Print On Demand

This is very similar to dropshipping- except that you DON’T need to worry about inventory, and you get a LOT more customization options, which can really expand your customer base!

We have TONS of great resources for PoD businesses (it’s kinda our favorite business model…), so you should definitely check out this YouTube playlist to learn the FULL 411 on Print on Demand (PoD) and it’s many perks.

Business Idea #3: Gig Economy Services

We’ve definitely seen an explosion in Gig services since Covid-19 has happened, and this isn’t an area of business that’s going away any time soon!

Gig services can be anything- with things as simple and streamlined as being an Uber driver or a DoorDash delivery person, all the way to launching your own service company like social media marketing services, virtual assistant work, video editing and so much more!

The cool thing about the Gig Economy is that you can find a way to monetize (and make a business out of) just about anything if you enjoy it enough- so thinking about what talents and skills YOU have that you could offer to the world is a great place to start!

Business Idea #4: Video Game Services

Okay, so this one’s a bit out of the box, but since it was technically how WE got started in the world of entrepreneurship, it would be CRAZY not to include this here!


Video gaming is something that constantly changes, so there’s always new opportunities that can be found! Whether you launch a biz that creates powerful gaming character profiles (like Dungeons and Dragons or WoW characters!), or provide a service WITHIN a game (an Animal Crossing lawn care service actually exists, y’all) ideas are limitless!

We talk about this more in the video above, so if you’re thinking that I’m super nuts right about now, watch the vid. If you’ve already seen the video, then you know what I’m talking about. *wink wink*

Business Idea #5: Digital Downloads

If you’re noticing a theme here, you’re right- these are all businesses we’ve actually tried and succeeded with at some point in our entrepreneurial history!

Selling digital downloads is another GREAT way to launch a side hustle or full time biz that can be done from anywhere in the world! 

From planners, how-to ebooks, coloring pages, lesson plans for teachers, or even party supplies- there’s seriously SO MANY ideas that can be turned into sellable downloads! 

Business Idea #6: Handcrafted Goods

Here’s another business idea with SO many different possibilities! From holiday decorations and jewelry to custom wood furniture, if you like making something with your hands, you might want to consider selling it!

This is a great business idea for couples or families to do together- but it does require a bit of product research to find out whether customers are interested in buying your product. You don’t want to spend ten hours making a custom coaster set only to have it sit there forever, without a single interested buyer. On the other hand, you might find out that those mala bracelets you love making are SUPER popular and could make a great profit on Etsy!

This business idea is more hands-on and definitely something you can get passionate about!


The big take-aways about starting a business:

There are numerous reasons why some couples may want a business. 

Whether you want to save money, earn extra money, or even replace an income, a lot of businesses started with little to no money.  It just takes some outside of the box thinking and patience. 

These 5 business ideas are a great way to open that creative mind and get some of YOUR great ideas started.  And just in case no one has told you yet: YOU CAN DO THIS!!!  If we did, you can too! 

Don’t forget to snag that awesome download up above (the 50+ Amazing Business Ideas) and get your brainstorming started! Good luck! *yay*

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