How I Sold A Magazine For $172.00

United States
October 21, 2009 11:48am CST
I find money everywhere and here is an example of what I mean. The other day my girlfriend was about to throw away one of those god awfull magazines where they write 20 page stories about John and Kate plus 8 and I has an idea. Paper beads! For those of you that dont know just google "paper beads" Anyway, I was able to get 64 .25" beads from one page. Since there was 54 pages, I was able to make 3456 beads of various colors. I know that sounds like alot but it really only took me a few hours a day for about a week. So it was the weekend and I took my beads to the weekend market and sold them for 1.00 for a package of 20 beads. This made me 172.00 at the end of the weekend and it all came from a recycled magazine! This is a good example of using a little creativity to turn trash into cash. I hope this little story stimulates new ideas for everyone. :)
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6 responses
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
21 Oct 09
Wow, that's prtty clever!. My girlfriend has teken up a hobby of using grocery store plastic bags to croche' a stronger, more premanent shopping bag. she cuts the bags in to strips and then takes an ordinary croche needle and weaves the strips in to a pretty strong bag. I don't know if she plans on selling them or not, I think she aught to though, maybe on ebay or something. I think in tough times like these a lot of people are looking for inovative ways to make a few extra bucks. Things like this are great for that.
• United States
27 Oct 09
You should encourage her to sell those on ebay or something like that if she doesnt have the time to sell them at a flea market or such. Ideas/methods like theses are great int his time of economic crisis as people like to feel as if they are helping eachother and not so much the huge corporations. Thank for the great reply!.
@mysdianait (66211)
• Italy
21 Oct 09
Brilliant! Your username fits your attitude so perfectly! That was a brainwave you had there and time so well spent. Hats off to you for doing it and I am sure it must have given you a lot of satisfaction! Well done! I bet you allow your girlfriend to buy all the magazines she wants now right?
• United States
27 Oct 09
Thank you very much. Yeah that was some brainwave! I get those from time to time and soem ideas are better than others but I think it's a good concept. If you just look around and use your imagination, you may be able to reap great rewards. Thanks to everyone who replied to this topic and keep an eye out as I will post more money making ideas like these in the time to come. Thanks again! Rick
@ekoytyas (4680)
• Indonesia
10 Jan 11
just try to promote your magazine at ebay brother, i think most people will come and if that was nice stuff, many people interested to buy it.
@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
15 Dec 09
That's great. I had old magazines of various stars and I sold them on eBay I got over $30 for each magazine. That's good too, right? That's cool that you got to make beads out of the magazine. Do you make them for other people? I think I'd be interested. Thank you!
@jpso138 (7859)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
That is certainly a great thinking on your part. Most people who are rich nowadays if I am not mistaken has started in from their own little concept and made that concept a reality. I do think that you will make it big one day given your kind of attitude and determination. I am glad that you have posted what you have done. It is surely and inspiration. Best to you and more earnings to come!
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
23 Oct 09
Great idea, and real income from your smart head and skilled hands. For some time, we are getting back to simple way of life, from which we find fun and financial rewarding, as well. As friendly environment endeavors, we are using bags made of old clothing, which otherwise might be thrown away.