Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Million-Dollar Homepage

Just when you thought that all the million-dollar ideas were taken, makes a million dollars for a 21-year old student.

Visit the site to learn more. You might read it, then shake your head and wonder, “why didn’t I think of that?”

This idea is brilliant in it’s uniqueness, simplicity, low risk and huge return. Copycats are imitating but with unimpressive results so far. Being first is risky but most often gives the best return. And like the Pet Rock some things only work once.

The concept – create a one-page site and sell small ads by the pixel. Minimum order is 100 pixels – i.e. 10x10 pixels. That is small. Each ad is linked to the advertisers website. With a total of one million pixels on the page – the potential is one million US dollars in sales. A bodacious goal. But very little to lose.

This is also a rags-to-riches story. Alex Tew, the 21-year old student who conceived and implemented this idea started it because he needed money for tuition. Looks like he will have a lot of money left over for other things. I wonder how many parents of college kids will send this article to their little darlings.

Congratulations Alex Tew!
Congrats for thinking big and taking the chance.
And thanks for inspiring others to do the same.

George Torok
(Shaking my head and thinking, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”)

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