I made it my goal last year to start my own business. I wanted to have more control in my work life. I am now doing handyman work, and it has been going really well for me. I have even learned that I can use the copper scrap left over after a job so that I can get the best scrap copper prices per pound and make some extra cash as well.
I hope to never have to work for any person every again. I just was not made for working for someone else and needing to put up with someone else’s plans. For so many years, I spoke up about great ideas I had at many of the companies that I worked at, and quickly found that my voice was not heard or a boss would take credit for my ideas. I wanted to things my own way, but also employees who speak up and I would be willing to listen to what they have to say. I have a great group of people working for me, and it makes me happy to make their work life happy on a daily basis.
When each job is completed at a homeowner’s residence, there is almost always something that needs to be hauled away. The best thing for me is when the homeowner has old pipes or other types of coils made of copper that they need taken away. This brings the most money per pound when you take it in to be recycled. However, I always make sure to alert the homeowner that it will bring in money and ask them if they want to turn it in for money themselves. In almost every case, they just want it hauled away. I have saved enough money by selling the scraps that I have been able to take a vacation with my wife and four children.