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! :-)

Be Sociable, Simply Click On The Site Icons You Want To Share This Post To!

This entry was posted on at and is filed under Life, Making Money. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

13 Responses to “From A Paperclip To A House In 14 Steps”

  1. Severo Says:

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

  2. Andy Says:

    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.

  3. Rene Whitlock Says:

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


  4. David Maddux Says:

    Hello Ed,

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

    Best wishes,

    David Maddux

  5. Cheryl Jones Says:


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


  6. Lesley "Wes" Klatt Says:

    Hi Edward,

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



  7. Chris Says:

    That was fantastic! Though… I’m still puzzled by the weekend in Yahk traded for a truck – Bizarre! :)

  8. Wayne Cooper Says:

    Hi Ed

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


  9. David Henderson Says:

    Wonderful story, thank you for sharing it Ed.

  10. Marquina Rawlings Says:

    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.


  11. Edward Rush Says:

    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 :-)

  12. Demetris Says:

    Very inspirational! Thanks a lot!

  13. personal goal setting Says:

    achieve success…

    […]From A Paperclip To A House In 14 Steps | Edward Rush Dot Com[…]…

Leave a Reply