From A Paperclip To A House In 14 Steps

I love a good success story and this guys story is absolutely amazing.

Kyle Macdonald had a simple idea to play a trading game online using the online bidding site Craigslist.

It started out a as a bit of laugh when he decided to make his first trade a simple red paperclip.

He then made a series of trades and over the course of a year he ended up with…..wait for it a House!!

I’ve included Kyles story in the video below, I urge you to watch it as it should be an inspiration to anyone wanting to achieve something in their lives.

It’s a truly amazing story….enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Severo

    July 30, 2010

    It’s an inspiring success story that emulates growth from the biblical mustard seed.

  • Andy

    July 30, 2010

    Brilliant, inspirational and emotional what a great concept. What I really like about this story is it shows up the best qualities in our species. Excellent.

  • Rene Whitlock

    August 6, 2010

    Wow that was fantastic. You just never know what’s around the corner!


  • David Maddux

    August 10, 2010

    Hello Ed,

    Thanks for posting that video, the story is incredible. Now that’s thinking “outside the box”!

    Best wishes,

    David Maddux

  • Cheryl Jones

    August 18, 2010


    That is an amazing story. It shows the power of taking action starting with one small step.


  • Lesley "Wes" Klatt

    August 24, 2010

    Hi Edward,

    I love this story. It just goes to show that you can accomplish anything as long as you keep moving forward.



  • Chris

    August 27, 2010

    That was fantastic! Though… I’m still puzzled by the weekend in Yahk traded for a truck – Bizarre! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wayne Cooper

    September 7, 2010

    Hi Ed

    What an amazing story. One red paper clip. But I agree its Kyle’s inspiration that made his objective achievable.


  • David Henderson

    September 9, 2010

    Wonderful story, thank you for sharing it Ed.

  • Marquina Rawlings

    September 13, 2010

    That is a phenomenal story! I had heard of the paper clip story through one of the LOA or internet marketing gurus I get emails from (probably someone connected with Joe Vitale in some way or another) and wanted to know what happened, how this was done. I am just beginning to realize that people put interesting/strange values on different things. Guess it depends on what they want or need.

    Thank you for posting this!

    By the way, I found your blog on Tony Shepherd’s web page for “Affordable Mentoring”. I found Tony Shepherd through Sara Brown’s “Jobhater’s Newsletter” probably 5 years ago when I had nothing to do – yet again – at my corporate job (I left 3 years ago). Not sure how I found her, though…

    Just to let you know, I liked your ‘Vacuum Cleaner’ article, so I’m trying out your “Beginners Guide to Online Marketing” book.


  • Edward Rush

    September 13, 2010

    Hi Marquina

    Thanks for commenting.

    It’s nice to get feedback like this, makes it all worthwhile.

    Yes the internet is a strange place indeed with lots of wierd little niche markets out there waiting to be tapped.

    Tony Shepherd is one of the good guys and I have followed him for a few years now which is why I have no hesitation in recommending his products.

    Hope you enjoy the book and if you need anything else just give me a buzz ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Demetris

    July 21, 2011

    Very inspirational! Thanks a lot!

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