Got together with a partner and have had your sweet, loving dates? Now it is time to start earning income as a couple for the future. While some couples may feel like it is a bad idea for couples to become business partners, there are actually benefits of a two-person team too. Here are the best business ideas for couples in Malaysia in 2021 by BusinessNewsDaily.
Business ideas for couples in Malaysia 2021
1. Catering company
Some couples fight over who should cook dinner, but for others, preparing a meal together is a bonding activity. If you and your partner fall into the latter category – and are good cooks – you may want to consider starting your own catering business. Let the resident gourmand cover most of the food prep while the other serves as a customer service rep and sous-chef. As we all know, every Malaysia loves food!
2. Coffee shop
Sometimes, socializing with the public is what couples need to successfully work together. If that sounds like you, consider opening a small coffee shop. A coffee shop does not require a lot of space, and having a limited menu is a good way to focus on high-quality or specialty items without having to stretch yourself thin. One of you can head the customer service while the other works on the coffee. Think about hiring a manager and employee so you can take turns having days off without closing the shop.
3. Food truck vendor
If you’re foodies who love to travel, consider becoming food truck vendors. Whether you’re setting up shop at music festivals, block parties or private events, food trucks are a great way to make extra money while traveling and meeting interesting people. The freedom of the open road and the appeal of their favorite activities has led many food truck vendors to start such a venture, and doing so with the person you love might be even better.
4. E-commerce retailer
Crafty couples with a passion for DIY projects can launch on platforms such as Etsy or Zibbet. One of you can handle marketing, the other can manage customer service and both of you can fill orders. E-commerce not only represents a money-making opportunity but also offers you and your partner a chance to be creative together. What’s better than having fun while turning a profit?
5. Online reseller
Perhaps you are a couple who loves shopping together. If you enjoy looking through garage sales and thrift shops and are knowledgeable about antiques or vintage items, you might consider being an online reseller, as sometimes, the items you come across are valuable and can be resold in a niche market. Antiques, old toys, and comic books are just a few examples of items that might catch a potential shopper’s eye, especially online.
Since there is a pandemic going on, start by opening an online store through social media platforms such as Facebook Marketplace or a site like eBay, where both of you can advertise your items locally and garner sales. If your business grows, consider expanding into a brick-and-mortar location.
6. Fitness instructor
If you’re a couple that runs and hits the gym together, launching a fitness business could be right for you. Whether you’re interested in personal training or class instruction, you can become certified through organizations and then begin accepting clients. If you and your partner specialize in the same area, you can double the number of sessions or classes you book. Alternatively, if one of you is a personal trainer and the other teaches a class, you can expand your client base through your service variety.
7. Home cleaning service
For working parents with long hours, cleaning the house can fall to the bottom of the to-do list. Offer your weekends and evenings to these families, for housework chores such as vacuuming, dusting, floor washing and bathroom cleaning. With you and your partner working as a team, you’ll be able to get these tasks done twice as quickly.
8. Pet sitting business
Do you and your partner love animals? Spread the word to friends and neighbors that you’re available to watch their pets while the owners go on a vacation or weekend trip. Pet owners often feel more comfortable leaving their furry friends in the care of a trusted homeowner than placing them in a boarding facility, so getting referrals shouldn’t be too difficult. Offering two caretakers means more individualized attention for your clients’ pets, which can be a great selling point.
9. Landscaping and garden consultancy
Are you and your partner master gardeners? Take your talents on the road, and help others do the same. Plenty of homeowners are willing to pay for advice on turning a humdrum backyard garden into a real Eden. Beyond gardening, you can help homeowners create a more environmentally friendly backyard by helping them install rain gardens, rain barrels and compost piles. These types of services are becoming more popular as people become increasingly mindful of their environmental footprint.
Do you think you have what it takes to be a YouTube star? Documenting your life might sound cheesy, but it can benefit you financially. If you’re a creative couple with stories and ideas, share them through a blog or video blog. You can turn your blog into a business by maintaining an interesting theme and posting content regularly. Whether it’s a collection of travels or entries of date ideas, your blog can boost your income and strengthen your bond.
These are some business ideas for couples in Malaysia. Building a business on your own might sound stressful. However, with the love and support your partner gives you, you can easily support each other and build your way up to own a successful business.
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