Thursday, December 14, 2006

The Million Dollar Homepage

Have you guys ever seen this? Apparently it made news a year ago this month, but I just accidentally stumbled across it during the weekend.

The 21 year old who created the website was a millionaire just a few short months after he first hatched the idea. What he did was registered the domain name and began selling pixels to his friends and family. There are a million pixels on the page and a minimum purchase of $100 is required (that would be a 10 x 10 square of pixels). The design or logo which was placed on the purchased pixels would act as a link carrying visitors to the advertised spots. After the first $1000 dollars was made from people he knew, he spent money on advertising and the whole thing just started snowballing out of hand.

Pure genius! I am jealous that I cannot ever think of anything quite so clever.

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