Difficulty: 5/10 ∙ Earning potential: High ∙ Time to start: 6 months to learn how to restore furniture
This is a great starting point and one of the most popular business ideas for couples around. Tired of planning to donate or throw out that old furniture but never seem to get around to doing it? Why not flip it? Old or ‘reclaimed’ furniture is all the rage right now, and transforming an aging sofa, table, or set of drawers can be a rewarding – and profitable – experience.
But why stop at your own furniture? Head out to the local thrift shop or goodwill store or ask the community if they have any old furniture they want to get rid of – and restore it. Even the most beat-down items can be fixed up into bespoke ‘antique’ pieces for which people are willing to pay good money.
- How to do it: Set up a website and use social media for marketing your side hustle. Take advantage of platforms like Facebook Marketplace or Etsy to sell your finished products.