5 Essential tips how to run business with your spouse

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How do we build business together and stay married.  My wife and I have been working together building our business for the last 18th years.

We will share the tips on how couple can build successful business and stay married.

How to run successful business with your spouse

Your spouse can be your biggest source of motivation. Your spouse can be your inspiration.

When you share such a strong bond with your spouse, you might wonder how to create successful affiliate marketing business with your spouse!

Well, It’s possible! The knowledge behind how to run a business together and stay married is the key to success.

If you are thinking about the fights, you can read these 5 essential tips running successful affiliate marketing business with your spouse. 

#1. Focus On Humour And Light Mood

Yes, you heard that right. It does not just work in your personal life, but it can be great for the business too. When the two of you feel stressed about a decision, focus on light mood.

  • Try to solve the issue in a good way.

  • Be as humble as possible.

  • Even if the situation is stressful, try to understand it as a business person.

  • Keep your business life separate from personal life and it’s absolutely possible. You just have to work a little harder. It would be worth it!

  • If you have a good sense of humor then it’s great! Otherwise, there is a fine line between humor and saying something that can offend your spouse. Your words matter! It’s important you use the right words at the right time.

#2. Try To Focus On Same Goals And Vision

Not two individuals are the same. Even the twin have different personalities.

Why would you expect someone to think same as you! But it’s possible to find the common grounds, right?

  • Discuss the whole scenario and find common goals.

  • Look at the bigger picture and see if you share the same vision. It’s possible that you would be trying to reach the same destination but through different routes.

  • You have to work on your communication. It’s the key to solving many problems both in personal life and professional life.

  • Don’t bring in the fights or the family drama into the business. Be clear from day one that your personal arguments won’t cloud your judgment when it comes to decision making for the business.

Start your business with your spouse

#3. Complement And Support Each Other

Appreciating someone truly from the heart has become a rare commodity. People praise each other on social media but as husband and wife, you have to be each other’s support system.

  • Remember your spouse is always there for you no matter what. When they do something great for the business, please appreciate it! They deserve it more than anyone.

  • When you show gratitude or positive feeling toward a person, you can observe that they are likely to do more for you next time. Complement each other on a good decision about the business.

  • Be forgiving! It’s really important to maintain a healthy relationship. You have to understand each other. If there is something bothering the two of you, talk it out. Hold a business meeting once a month, or maybe every week. Talk out the differences.

  • Remember the success of your business can help you grow as a couple. The better you are at managing the firm, the better it would be for the business. If there are differences in your relationship, you have to work that out before committing to the business.

  • If there are kids in the family, make sure you are appreciating each other efforts for helping with the family and not just the business.

#4. Maintain A Work-Life Balance

You married each other for a reason! It was love. It’s important to keep the spark alive in marriage.

If you are talking just about the business from dust till dawn it won’t be a good idea.

  • Keep separate hours for the business. Make sure you are discussing about the business in just those hours. During the personal time, focus on your kids, family, and spend time together as a couple.

  • Plan your vacations. Make sure you are putting in the extra effort to enjoy your time as a couple. When you were newly married, there was excitement. It’s important for you to keep in mind that as a couple you are also growing together. You would learn a lot about each other during this journey!

  • Give priority to each other. Leave some personal space. Spend time with your friends. It’s possible that over the years you might have common friends. You can plan fun trips or evenings! Or maybe do something totally different.

#5. Define Role And Distribute Responsibilities

It’s possible that you might be an expert at marketing while your spouse would be great at communication or financing. In any case, it’s best if you are defying your roles from the beginning and distributing the responsibilities.

  • With kids in the picture, it becomes even more important to know who’s supposed to do what! Each of you should know what you are expected to do for the business.

  • Never assume that the other person is going to do all the pending work on your behalf. It’s important that you are already discussing the do’s and don’t of the business.

  • If possible, it would be great to define and divide the roles and responsibilities in writing. This way each of you would remember what they were supposed to do!

Final Words

Treat Each Other As Professionals

You have to put in a little effort, but running a business with your spouse can be so much interesting.

Rather than spending time at different jobs or businesses and rarely seeing each other isn’t it great to spend time together to grow your business and work for a common goal?

The key here is to keep your business life separate from your personal life.

Treat each other as professionals but don’t forget the strong relationship that keeps you together.

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22 thoughts on “5 Essential tips how to run business with your spouse”

  1. What a lovely post Kalle and Marie – I am in the process of establishing my own online business, and while my husband is not fully involved yet, the plan will be for him to get involved when its a bit more established. Your tips and ideas definitely resonate with me and provided me a good perspective. I’ll be bookmarking this post to read later when me and my husband are at the stage of working together!

    • Thank you Priya for stopping by, and thank you for being loyal reader to our blog.

      Glad to know that you like our article, and found the content valuable to you.

      We wish you all the best, and keep on visiting us…

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie

  2.  Thank you very much. Our business was founded on a simple
     idea that has developed into a major website hosting platform, but our
     success didn’t just materialize. It was dependent on communication and
     collaboration, which took us both a long time to grasp. the essential tips that you have outlined here helped us. thank you very much

    • Thank you Licas for stopping by and shares your experience with us

      Good communication is one of the key to build a successful business with your spouse.

      All the best

      Kalle & Marie

  3. My wife and i have had a business together in the past and we worked very well together. as i review the points in your article, i can see that we engaged in some of them without being as intentional as you are suggesting.

    i think each and every one of your suggestions are valid and important. in fact, a couple embarking upon an affiliate marketing business together would be wise to:
    1) start the business by implementing your suggestions, and,
    2) use your article as a checklist to do weekly check-ups, assessing how well a couple is living out your recommendations and where there is opportunity for improvement.

    by doing so, your article could effectively set a married couple up for success in the business and in marriage

    • Hi Glenn
      Thank you for stopping by, and sharing your experience. Great Input!

      We are also suggesting that you could participate in Free-Course to get familiar with affiliate marketing, and discover the potential of affiliate marketing business for you and your spouse.

      Thank you once again, looking forward for another great input and suggestion from you.

      All the best
      Kalle & Marie



    • Hi Glenn,

      Thank you that you found our article useful.

      Great input, appreciate your thought regarding doing business together with the spouse can significantly help to grow the affiliate business.

      All the best

      Kalle & Marie

  5. Wow, these are really good ideas and I love every bit as it does come because I have been really willing to run a business with my wife and truly she has some really great ideas but I have always wondered how we both can run it. But with the information you have given here I can go with it 

    • Hi Justin,

      Thank you for following and reading our article form time to time.

      Appreciate your thought, and we are happy that you found our article helps.

      Yes, go a head, start your adventure together, we recommend that you visit our best article (at the very top – top bar), and also start here page to get more insightful information on how to start your business together with your spouse.

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie

  6. This is such a beautiful article Kalle & Marie, thank you for sharing this. Your article ‘5 Essential Tips How To Run Business With Your Spouse’ was really insightful and I’m glad I came across this. As a couple it is very hard to always different between the business and personal relationship and as such, most times, a rift can exist in the marriage. 

    • Hi Beesean,

      Thank you for your comment.  

      Yes, there is a way to co-exist… :-), Building your business together with your spouse could be difficult, but again, if you and spouse understand the bigger picture, and threat them as a business. It got a lot more easier…

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie

  7. Wow! I’m actually happy for you that you guys were able to work things out for so long here. Honestly, if I can I will like to emulate something like this with my wife too when I’m finally married. Being able to actually engage with your spouse and working together towards a certain goal is really great. Thanks so much for sharing here

    • Hi Nath,

      Welcome back, thank you for sharing your thought with us.

      Building business together with your spouse is not that scary as you read or as what people said.  It is fun, and challenging in the same time, with understanding, and willingness to move forward, you and wife can overcome the challenges and become successful.

      All the best

      Kalle & Marie 

  8. Thank you for your motivation post and tips! It’s very helpful for those who would like to run business with your spouse. To maintain a work-life-balance it’s the factor how to manage your time between both sides. I totally agree with you. It’s always good to see how a couple get successful on their business together. Please keep your work going, and write us more about this kind of quality articles in future!

    • Hi Ling Tse,

      Thank you for sharing your thought with us.

      Yes, sharing a work-life-balance is very important. We glad that you like our article.  The best way to not missing out our new article is by subscribing to our newsletter.  You can find the link below.

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie

  9. Thanks you so much Kalle and Marie for sharing a great post to read about how to run a business with your spouse and 5 essential tips that will help many couples to build up a successful business together.

    I really enjoyed reading your article and I can say my husband and I are running our online business together, we started to work one year ago and everything is going great, I started the business and then he started to help me a little and today we work together. We took some time to see what each one was good at and we started to work on it, business is growing good and we are happy to work together and see our business growing with our work together.

    I highly recommend to anyone who is currently working on its own business project to read your article as it will be a big help to start working with its partner in life, it worth to give it a try!

    • Hi Alejandra,

      Thank you for sharing your thought with us.

      This is why we made our blog, we want to encourage other couple to start their business together  We are glad that you have started to build your business together.  Spread the positive message to other…


      Kalle & Marie

  10. Reading through your article i got to remember how my wife and I began a business together once again 2 years back. We bootstrapped the business with ALL our savings and built something that went from $0 – $3k in 4 months and was gainful in  2 month.

    What makes it work?
    We have totally different expertise and CLEAR depiction of functional responsibility.
    If the business failed, we were both exceptionally employable and would have had excellent jobs rapidly.
    We paid off on the significantly diminished way of life since our business income dropped by 90%. No more get-away, shopping binges, and so on.

    Its a good piece you had to put up there.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome article, I will have to book-mark this page for reference purpose in the future

    • Thank you Tgos,

      We always love to hear how the other couple took the step and building their business together.  Knowing your spouse expertise, and trust each other is definitely one of the key success, and you are mentioning about knowing the risk, and how to manage the risk… powerfull!

      Thank you for sharing your thought with us, looking forward to hear your thought in another great article.

      Best Regards,

      Kalle & Marie

  11. I have never thought of running a business with my wife before but now that I am reading this post here, I think that it is something that I am willing to give a try and maybe we both can become very successful with it because there a number of business owners who run their business with their wives and have seen a good amount of success at doing that.

    • Hi Suz,

      Thank you for your comment.

      In business and In love, you will find that building a business with your love one will be an exciting journey.  The 5 essential tips will give you an idea how to build successful business together, but of-course you can always add value according what you and your wife think will work.  

      Have fun, and keep on coming back, we love to hear your experience and your thought.

      All the best,

      Kalle & Marie


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