10 Side-Jobs You Can Do from a New Zealand Garage

10 Side-Jobs You Can Do from a New Zealand Garage

Is the day-to-day grind of your usual career getting you down? Perhaps you’d like to see a bit of extra cash on the side? Starting a second job out of your garage can be a great way to both find more inspiration and earn a little bit extra too.

Here are the top ten out-of-your-garage jobs that we’ve come up with at Garador.

Repair Work

This one is a no-brainer for handy-men and women everywhere. Not only do many people not have the skills for basic repair jobs around their home, but they’ll lack the tools to perform them with. Many people accumulate heaps of tools to perform all manner of jobs – don’t let them go to waste! Share your skills, your workshop, and your passion with others. Even easier to advertise now in this age of the internet!

Bicycle Repair

Bicycles are another thing that always need fixing. If you know how to do it, why not make some cash doing it?


Woodworking is a rare skill, yet a passion for many. Share your passion for woodworking with others!

Freelance Writer

The great thing about doing freelance writing is that all you need is a desk and a computer and an internet connection. Many places are always in need of freelance writers to do copywriting or basic marketing work. If you have a talent for the written word – this is a great option!


If you’re academically inclined, becoming a tutor is a great way to make a few extra bucks on the side. Don’t let some of your skills fall into disuse just because your regular job doesn’t utilize them! In our increasingly diverse community there are often immigrants to New Zealand who are looking for English tutors – especially conversational English tutors. Making a few extra bucks could be as easy as having a chat to a non-native speaker for an hour every week.


If you’re an expert with a sewing machine – people’s clothes always need fixing and readjusting.

Social Media Consultant

If you are one of those people with endless followers on social media, then there’s a reason why. Social media consultants are constantly in demand these days – share your skills with up and coming companies or people.

Music Lessons

Music is a passion many people undertake early on but then let go by the wayside as their career takes hold. Don’t let your old skills go to waste – great music teachers can make a healthy per-hour figure too!

Restore and Recycle Furniture

Many people don’t know what to do with their old furniture, and often just leave it outside to be collected. This leaves many opportunities for someone with the know-how to restore old furniture into something new and fabulous.


Bloggers with a unique view of the world – whether it’s on books, movies, fashion, business, politics or whatever – can develop quite a reputation, and eventually make money out of advertisements. If you’re an engaging writer – consider this one.

Every Kiwi deserves a reliable garage door (especially if you’re running a business out of it!). For all your garage door needs, contact Garador today!


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