So many people these days are looking for ways to earn a little extra cash. The gig economy in America is booming, but it’s not all roses. Folks driving for ride sharing companies, delivering food, or charging electric scooters put in a lot of work for small returns. They end up feeling like they’ve wasted a lot of time and effort making large companies richer. It’s led a lot of people to reassess what they want out of a side job. More and more they’re searching for how to turn a hobby or something fun into a small money-making venture. Metal scrapping is a great way people who love working with their hands can learn a skill and make some cash.

You Can Make it Work if You’ve Got the Space

Scrapping metal frequently involves taking apart large appliances to separate out valuable copper wires or brass pipes. You’re going to need a place other than the front lawn to store all those appliances and break them apart. A garage is a great place to start a DIY scrapping operation. Park the cars in the driveway so you can put your metal haul inside where it won’t upset the neighbors. Separating ferrous and non-ferrous materials can take time, especially for beginners. Take your time, though, it can be a lot of fun as you learn the ins and outs of different machines.