Million Dollar Home Page Idea
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|Alex Tew, a 21-year-old student from a small town in England, is cleverer than you. And he is proving it by earning a million dollars in four months on the Internet. And, astonishingly enough, it's legal, and does not involve food items shaped vaguely like religious icons.|
The idea: turn his home page into a billboard made up of a million dots, and sell them for a dollar a dot to anyone who wants to put up their logo. A 10 by 10 dot square, roughly the size of a letter of type, costs $100.
Numerous companies and internet concerns have been buying up his pixels as word of the home page gets around. So far they have bought up 911,800 pixels. Tew's home page now looks like a patchwork quilt of tiny clickable ads. It's kind of pretty if you squint.
He has had to juggle running the site with his first term at college, where he is studying business.
"It's been quite a difficulty trying to balance going to lectures and doing the site," he said.
But he may not have to study for long. Job offers have been coming in from Internet companies impressed by a young man who managed to figure out an original way to make money online.
Check out the news story.