Are you on Upwork yet?

There are plenty of work from home opportunities for New Zealander’s on Upwork. You will need to create an account and login to view them. It is definitely worth it.

Positions such as this:

Seeking: Polynesian & Maori Voice Talents for Freelance Voice Work

Administrative support required for an interesting range of tasks (NZ client)

New Zealand Voice Over Actor Needed

Latest NZ work from home opportunities

My posts are slow because I’ve been busy working from home!

I’m contracted 25 hours a week now, plus with my sales on Trade Me and eBay life is crazy but as we come into winter, I don’t have to leave the house. There is nothing quite like working from home by the fire when the weather is crappy outside.

Anyway, here is an updated list of opportunities:

Outbound Sales 

Experienced Digital Marketing Contractor


More New Zealand work from home roles

Administrative Superhero – WORK FROM HOME – This one is work from home 10 hours a week, you can be outside of Auckland but need to attend an initial training session in Auckland.

Customer Service Stars – Set your own hours but there is over 5 weeks of training first, online and in an Auckland office.

I’ll be posting these up more regularly now that I have got through tax season and some other projects.

I’ll write more soon about how I sell both on Trade Me and eBay. I’m not a huge eBay but I am working on growing it. All good things take time.


Online Selling Internationally

One of the ways I supplement income is by selling off old stuff on Trade Me. I have plenty floating around the house to be rid of, and on the odd occasion I sell something I find in an Op Shop for a small profit but its rarely enough to sing about from the rooftops.

One thing many people are afraid of in little old New Zealand is selling on eBay. We are so used to Trade Me it becomes our automatic “go to” but a much wider range of customers can be reached via eBay or Etsy.

I have a small store on each. I don’t sell a huge amount but I can see the potential there. Its amazing when you dig a little on each site to find other New Zealander’s on there who have taken the plunge. Its really not too hard though and there are Facebook groups that make it a whole lot less scarier and give you an idea of what kind of items are in demand. International postage is actually easy and if you haven’t tried it, New Zealand Posts online system for sending a parcel internationally is awesome. You literally just put in dimensions and weight of a package and print out a label on a regular printer and stick it to your package. Done! If you’re not sure what you might have that is worth selling start by taking a look at any old collections you might have. Old toys from the 80’s are popular, or linens your grandmother might have passed down. There really is a collector for everything. I sold some old Marvel comic pin badges recently that sold like hotcakes.

One of the things my husband and I are working on now is setting up businesses so we can actually try and make a living from our endeavours. This is where business plans come in but I find this a little daunting and have no idea where to begin really. I think its important though before any huge efforts are made to make money through all these kind of sites to make the plunge from being a regular Mum and Dad seller to being a profit making business.

Today is Mother’s Day but I have a bunch of packages to wrap up of some little things I have sold. It’s a great way to make money from junk you have floating around the house you don’t use anymore. One thing I don’t intend on listing is my new fitbit I got for Mother’s Day.  I am trying to stay active despite working from home and this should keep me going!

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