10.24.2012

How To Make $400 In 5 Minutes.

 
 
It all started with this bad boy.
Or girl.
Clearly a girl.
The phone is white.
If you are a boy and you are carrying around the white iPhone, I assume you are secretly a girl.
Anyhow, back to the point of this "how to become a millionaire" post.
So once upon a time I got bored.
Well, when I get bored I apparently think that ordering new cell phones is a good idea.
So that's what I did.
A whopping month later the phone shows up at my doorstep (which would be yesterday).
And this is where I got smart.
I thought to myself "self....I am not even that excited right now that UPS just delivered this shiny nugget of Heaven...you must sell it on Craigslist."
You see, Craigslist kinda rules this house.
If we want it, we go to Craigslist.
If we don't want it, we go to Craigslist.
If we decide it is time for one of us to cash in on our life insurance policy, we go to Craigslist.
 
Yes, I have increased my husband's life insurance policy since he has started shopping on Craigslist.
You may call it bad luck.
I call it owning a lush pad with a huge pool, driving a benz, and having one of those cool washers that Kelly Ripa endorses.
 
Anyhow. I didn't even open the package.
My husband listed it on Craigslist.
30 minutes later we had 5 people wanting to buy it.
Sold.
$625.
To somebody who drove 2 1/2 hours to come pick it up no less.....
 
I am now $425 richer..
All thanks to a little dose of boredom.
 
And that my friends, is how you make $400+ in 5 minutes.
 
You know how else to make $400 in 5 minutes?
Build your own coffee table instead of buying one at some fancy store.
Remember how I said I saw this on Pinterest and was enrolling my husband to make one for me?
{have you noticed yet that I enroll my husband to do basically everything for me....you should see how awkward it gets when I need to wipe....}
Taaaa-da.
 
He built the darn thing and it turned out pretty freaking well if you ask me.
Now, we do not have it in it's official location yet nor do we have it all prettied up with little pieces of decoration, but it'll get there.
The best part? It was SO easy.
Oh right, I didn't do anything.
 
I think I am telling you all of this today just because I really really wanted to participate in my besties Steph and Katie's "Saw It. Pinned It. Did It." link-up party today.
 
 
Moving on, the third way to make $400 in 5 minutes? Announce that you are now accepting November sponsors in your blog post.
Oh hey, I'm accepting sponsors for November!!!!! Deets found here.
pssssst....I should mention that my sponsor spots are all changing come January. The number of guest posts that will be on this blog in an entire month? 2. Tops. And the applause is starting now....
 
Okay and the last and FINAL thing for you today is the item I am most excited about.
Yes, even more so than the fact I just sold my iPhone for $425 more than I paid for it.....
okay, maybe not that but......
 
I'm co-hosting a Vlog partaaaaay on October 31st!
Here is the scoop:
 

Ashley at 5ohWifey and I invite YOU to come share with the rest of us what you need to make it through the day {I'm thinking wine, mascara, cell phone, etc}. And maybe make a few new friends along the way. All you have to do is follow both of our blogs, post a button anywhere on your blog, and post a short vlog answering the following questions. You'll only have to link up on one of the host's blogs because our links will be interlinked. We really hope you join us. You can grab a button below to put up on your blog. Spread the word and lets get to know each other a little better! Here are the deets... feel free to make your video your own but please try to stick to these prompts and the time limit.
The Girl Behind The Blog- Show and Tell
Time limit: Vlogs should be 2-3 minutes long
Introduce yourself and your blog
Share with the rest of us: What are 3 items you couldnt get through the day without?

5ohwifey
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Get those Vlogs ready ladies and be sure to join us on October 31st.
I can't wait to see what it is you can't live without.
 
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37 comments:

  1. Well aren't u just a lucky duck? what do you plan on doing with all that money?
    I love that coffee table! he did a great job on it! Maybe ill put my hubby to work and have him make me one!
    Maybe your hubbs can make more and put them on craigslist?
    XoXO

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  2. Loooove the table!!
    You should have sold your phone for more! Carissa's roommate sold his for $1000!!! But now you don't have an upgrade for a year and a half lol. Oh well $$$$$ <3
    www.losethecushion.com

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  3. what an awesome coffee table.
    I love your blog and ideas:)

    whoooo on making money, we love craigslist here as well :)

    http://ramblingmomma03.blogspot.ca/

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  4. Oh my goodness, that crate table is GORGEOUS! I'm adding that to my list of summer projects.

    And so happy you'll be hosting with 5ohwifey for "girl behind the vlog". I'm guessing one of your 3 items will be a bottle of wine ;)

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  5. love that table! seriously fantastic! and way to make the monay! By the way I am excited you are co-hosting girl behind the blog! This will be my third time doing it! woohoo!

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  6. You didn't know that Craigslist is now called Mattslist because of my boyfriend? He put his truck on there yesterday, got a really great offer then told the person he wasn't sure he wanted to get rid of yet! haha...craigslist is to him as Target is to us!

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  7. Love that coffee table I am going to make it for my next craft tutorial!!!

    Marci
    http://wakinguptothis.blogspot.com

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  8. Hahahahaha I just died about the white phone part...I got my husband a white phone and he wasn't trilled now he has a sleek black cover to hide it

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  9. Genius! Nice work on selling the iPhone. Love that you received it in the mail and was less than thrilled about it so you immediately put it on CL. hahah

    The table turned out amazing!! I'm slightly jealous and might also enlist my husband's handy skills to make me one! :) We shall see.

    Died laughing at "you should see how awkward it gets when I need to wipe" hahahhahahahah hilarious!

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  10. I have that same table pinned to one of my pinterest boards, my cheezy ross table is about to snap so im planning on enlisting my husband to make it for us.

    Looking forward to the link up!

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  11. Looks like I found my second vlog ever. Woohoo!

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  12. I love that coffee table! & I love that you're cohosting the girl behind the blog this month!

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  13. People are crazy about iPhones. It is really not that serious people. Sheesh!

    But good for you to use the cray cray to your advantage and monetary gain.

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  14. People are crazy about iPhones. It is really not that serious people. Sheesh!

    But good for you to use the cray cray to your advantage and monetary gain.

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  15. love love love the table girl! that may be on the husband's list of things to do this weekend! :)
    and I for one, can not wait until my sponsorship in November! :)

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  16. So, I'm wondering how you got an iPhone 5 for $200 in the first place?! Where can i sign up for that?! I LOVE that crate table. My goodness so easy! I bet I can even find crates in China!! WHoop. I'll have the hubbs get on that, too. Anything difficult, I have him do. Lately, I find myself calling for him, exasperated, even when he's not even there. Like carrying grocery bags that are too heavy, and calling his name, even though he's like 5 buildings away and upstairs. It's not laziness, it's just...okay.. it's laziness.Too bad we can't sit back and drink wine together while our husbands make stuff for us. ;p

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  17. What!? $400+, I would have totally sold that bad boy, I mean girl in a heart beat!!! I haven't vlogged yet so maybe I will just do that! :)

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  18. The table came out perfect! He did a great job.

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  19. I really love that coffee table!! So gorgeous! well done hubby of yours!

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  20. Vlogging scares the crap out of me. But I do love that table! And you selling that girl for $400 makes my cheap heart so happy. So very happy.

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  21. That coffee table is gorgeous! And clearly you're a genius when it comes to Craigslist. :)

    Shelby xoxo

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  22. I want to love Craigslist so much... but I also don't want to get raped. I need a husband so I can sell things on Craigslist without getting raped.

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  23. Oh sweet Jesus I NEED to enroll Beau in making one of those coffee tables for me. LIke yesterday. He's not the handyist (sp?) of people but seriously...he NEEDS to figure that out. Can't be that hard...right?!

    Thanks for the shoutout muffin toots! xoxoxoxox

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  24. The coffee table looks amazing! He did such a great job!!!

    Go you on selling that iPhone and making a profit!!!

    Our craigslist sucks - everything is so worn out or worse from the 80's not the lovely vintage bits from the 70's and before. It's mostly trailer furniture or worse. Gotta love living in Alabama. I think all the good stuff is scooped up and sold at auctions around here and/or never given up. Too much history I'm sure.

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  25. The table looks SO good!! I love it!

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  26. this is amazing. I knew you'd (ok Shawn) would deliver. ;) can he make me one? thanks for linking up woman!

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  27. Now if I could only talk my husband into this Craigslist thing...the money would be flowing.

    And the crate coffee table is gorgeous!!!
    I have a bunch of these (being a country girl and all) and I just might have to make one!
    Thanks!!!

    Erin
    www.cali-landchic.com

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  28. You make me want to run out, buy an iPhone and slap that bad boy on craigslist asap, lol.

    I love the table and I am often looking for little "projects" to get my bf to do because "we can SO make that for less". Where did you get the crates from?

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  29. I have seriously got to quit reading your blog at work because this whole laughing loudly in a room that is dead silent is starting to get me bad looks....

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  30. Loooove that table! Can't wait to link up next week! I haven't done a vlog in a while...guess I should do my hair that day.

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  31. That coffee table looks great! I think I'll need to enroll my boyfriend into making one as well :) Because I love it!

    And on a completely separate note - that comment about wiping was awesome. I laughed a little too hard to be "working" at my desk right now...

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  32. OMG you kill me but I promise in a good way! Love the coffee table AND dude I think this may just be my excuse for my very first blog... but I must get these bushes otherwise known as le eyebrows waxed and a face lift or a bottle of wine before I can totally committ to it... did I just spell committ wrong because it doesn't look right? Wow! {I know right... lay off the Pinot Marcy!}

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  33. That table is super cute! I hope you got a cookie for all that work. What with looking, and pinning. It's exhausting, I know.

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  34. Love the Table! I planned on doing the "get an iphone 5 then sell it because I don't care" thing since my contract would have been up..but silly me dropped my phone in the ocean 3 weeks before the iphone 5 was released!! Glad you made your $425!!

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  35. I just bought an iPhone 5 when I switched phone carriers for $150. I'm not selling it though. She's my new best friend.

    Found your blog through Raven's blog. Your About Me section just had me nodding along. Love it here already. New follower! :)

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  36. Love that table! I really loved your post the other day about real life friends and loved ones vs friends on the internet. It really spoke to me.

    Your blog is such an enjoyment! You make me laugh :)
    xoxo j
    http://jessicaiswriting.wordpress.com/

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  37. Good afternoon! Thanks for the shout-out on the table from DIY Vintage Chic. I just stumbled on your table and wondered if you wanted to join the Inspiration Page? I'd post a pic of your table with a link to your blog obviously. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks!

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)