The Million Dollar Homepage – Blog Jan 7 2006
Alex Tew figured out a new way to SELL
something nothing (PIXELS) for $1 / each making almost pure profit and he will have made well over $1,000,000 in just over four months since he’s eBaying the final 1,000 pixels and the current bid is over $150,000. All I can say, is congratulations. You are THE MAN, Alex. For now at least… 🙂
And check out his Popeye arms in his blog picture. But still, $1,000,000 in FOUR MONTHS from ONE WEBPAGE. Just a fricking little genious PUNK isn’t he. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. 🙂
Here’s his first post:
Friday 26th Aug 2005
The Million Dollar Homepage is launched
So I had this little idea the other day. I was trying to think of interesting ways to make some cash before going to Uni (which is in about a month’s time) and somehow this crazy thought entered my head: I’ll try and make a million dollars, by selling 1,000,000 pixels, for $1 each.
And so ‘The Million Dollar Homepage’ is born…
I thought, this could be something crazy enough to work! Because I think people like crazy/quirky ideas. If this captures people’s imaginations and people check out the site, then the pixels on the homepage will have value – and people will buy them (to display their ads etc). That’s the theory anyway. The way I see it though: I’ve got nothing to lose by trying. And I’m sure it’ll be fun.
So anyway, I’ve spent the last few days building the site, registering the domain name, and working out a plan. I love making plans. And here is the result. Check out the freshly made FAQ for all the answers you’ll ever need, and don’t hesitate to buy some pixels!
You can read the rest of his blog :The Million Dollar Homepage – Blog
And the (now) famous site: http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com/