Couples who share a common interest can start a business together whether they just tied the knot or are already in their retirement age. By setting up your own business, you become your own boss and decide on what direction to take moving forward.
For couples with children, this route is ideal as it allows both spouses to earn an income. It can be the best option particularly if one spouse is not fortunate enough to get a job he or she wants that pays well. It can also mean additional income to couples who are employed.
Today, many businesses run by couples online and offline are successful. Some have even expanded to cater to international customers.
If you’re interested in becoming an entrepreneur, do your research first to determine the best business to set up with your partner. There are many ideas available but what matters is you choose the one that you have full knowledge of and you are passionate about. Having a common interest and commitment to the business and respect for each other are vital in the success of the partnership, according to a San Diego divorce lawyer from 619divorce.com.
Don’t limit yourself to selling products because you can also offer services even online.
Freelance writers are still in demand online. Depending on your skills, you can decide to focus on specific topics or you can cover as many topics as you want.
With this type of business, you can start on your own or you can create a team so you can accept more writing assignments moving forward. You don’t even have to set up an office because you can just hire team members who can work from home. Even retired couples can offer this kind of service.
Tutoring is also a great business ideal not only for young couples and even the retirees. The seniors who previously worked as teachers can still help students as private tutors.
With a flexible schedule, the tutoring can last only for an hour on weekdays and three to four hours on weekends depending on the preference of students. A tutor will be most helpful particularly when students are preparing for their SAT, college admission and other standardized tests.
Bed and Breakfast
A couple who loves to cook and do housekeeping work can open a bed and breakfast (B&B) business. You can do this if you have an investment property such as a large house with several rooms that you can offer at cheaper rates.
Some people prefer accommodation that offers a homey ambiance but make sure you also have a large dining area and bathrooms. Interestingly, 72 percent of bed and breakfast owners in the U.S. are actually couples, according to The Professional Association of Innkeepers International.
Couples who have culinary skills can very well get into the catering business. You can come up with your set menu for specific occasions so it would be easy for your clients to choose the food they want.
Do check the requirements for this kind of business in your locality first to make everything legal. Expect home inspections hence, be sure to keep your place clean and sanitary particularly because you’ll be handling food that will be served to your clients.
Those who love working with numbers and computing taxes can set up a tax service business. These tax-related skills are always in demand all year round which means even if you’re already retired, you can still earn an income.
This can also be a home-base business as long you as you market your services well to be able to get more clients. For non-CPAs and non-attorneys, however, you need to register with the IRS first, pass a proficiency exam and enrol in a yearly continuing education training program to be able to work as a tax professional.
Whether young or already retired, couples can also take on online juror jobs. This is a very convenient work as it can be done in the comfort of your home and you don’t need to have any background on law and criminology. A few most important qualifications, though, are you need to have a clean criminal record, good moral character and a sound mind.
There are companies that allow people to sit on mock juries and give feedback to lawyers and jury consultants regarding the cases they are handling. You can check with eJury, Jury Test and Online Verdict.
An important reminder here is that couples have to share responsibilities in managing their business in order to succeed. Problems need to be discussed as soon as possible so the proper action can be taken to solve them. Teamwork is a must!
Originally posted on February 8, 2015 @ 3:19 pm