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Blog by Insglas

A Million Dollar Homepage

There are lots of tech business ideas that are stillborn from the very beginning. People who fostered them may be hyping them up with unprecedented advertising campaigns, pumping in millions and billions of dollars to no avail. Google+, Ping, Windows Vista: all of them were born dead, and their creators were no Jesus to bring them back to life.

What I'm driving at is that, whereas there are plenty of business ideas that are not worth a low fart in a high wind, you can always find gobs of other projects that were created in a house basement by a schoolboy in his free time, however, they're attracting greenbacks like a magnet.

milliondollarhomepage.com is exactly one of these schoolboy projects turning out to be way better than those by big international corporations like Apple or Microsoft. Alex Tew, the guy who set up the site on the Web, did it just to earn a couple of bucks because he wanted to help his parent pay for his college. He made up a webpage consisting of 1,000,000 pixels in a 1,000 x 1,000 grid. Each pixel came at 1 dollar and an purchaser could buy a block of pixels to display their ad. In January 2006, Tew sold the last 1,000 pixels, pulling in about $650,000–$700,000 in net income. His setup costs amounted to about €50.

Think about it.

 

Comments (6)

Vivien_Leigh Vivien_Leigh # 0 Up Down

Well-done for the guy. The collage looks really neat and it's catchy.

Insglas Insglas # 0 Up Down

Excuse me, have you read the post? What 'collage' are you talking about?

BlackDragon BlackDragon # 0 Up Down

A good example of heart-and-soul applied project. This boy will go far.

Anna Anna # 0 Up Down

Another example that confirms the idea: simple concepts allow you to earn money)

BookWorm BookWorm # 0 Up Down

This case once again confirms the idea that you can do almost everything from nothing…

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