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! :-)

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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!

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