stay as far away from ANY service can you possibly can.
Good with your hands, have a truck and live in a fairly large metro area? Pick up old lawn mowers and small appliances (not microwaves), repair them and sell them. You may be able to get some apartment complexes to agree to let you pick this stuff up. Remember, some city police will ARREST you for picking up "trash" sitting on the street, so BE CAREFUL.
You can repair a lawn mower for $10-$15 and sell it for $50-$100.
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