Not a bad Internet success story: Step one: A 22-year-old creates a goofy website that allows you to have glitter sent to "people you hate." Step two: It explodes in popularity, so much so that Australian Mathew Carpenter stops taking orders and pleads with people to please, God, stop asking him to handle glitter. Step three: Carpenter just sold the website, called ShipYourEnemiesGlitter, for $85,000, reports the Guardian.
A decent result for sure, though Entrepreneur thinks Carpenter committed the "eighth deadly sin of business" by squandering a genuine opportunity: "With more commitment and seriousness, Carpenter probably could have had an actual successful business on his hands." Before he bailed, Carpenter wrote that he had taken more than 2,000 orders at $7.99 a pop, and he estimated a profit of up to $6.50 on each one, reports CNBC. (A woman is accused of using a glitter bomb, among other things, to get back at her former boss.)