Yes, even the simpliest crazy idea can get you big bucks. Just look at 21-year old Alex Tew of Wiltshire, England who came up with the idea for “The Million Dollar Homepage“.
His business model?
The idea is simple: to try and make $1m (US) by selling 1,000,000 pixels for $1 each. Hence, ‘The Million Dollar Homepage”. The main motivation for doing this is to pay for my degree studies, because I don’t like the idea of graduating with a huge student debt. I know people who are paying off student loans 15-20 years after they graduated. Not a nice thought!
Who would buy that sort of bull? Well, just so happened that a lot of people were amazed at how crazy this is and it’s actually getting huge traffic and profits. As of today, he already grossed up to USD$28,800 or roughly Php1.62 Million.
The idea got so hyped up that it was digged and traffic was rushing in waves. It made his new website an instant fame. Alexa has even ranked The Million Dollar Homepage 4th in it’s list of “Movers and Shakers” right next to Apple, Chevrolet and NFL.
It’s still a long way to $1 Million dollars but Alex Tew is already a title-holder.