How To Make Money

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Sell your photos online, raise money for social causes, post AdSense advertising, create a social network for pets, create another Million Dollar Post, create a Facebook application, buy and sell on eBay, play poker online, sell products using the LongTail, sell game characters, become a prostitute in Second Life, become a paid participant in consumer and research surveys, be a PaperPost writer paid to write blog posts….

Did you ever had a simple, good idea?
I'm sure, yes.

But as usual, you thought "oh, it will never work, forget it."

One young UK student didn't forget it. Now, he's rich…

What did he do? he create the most simple website that you've never seen : the Million Dollar Page.

Have a look on it, and imagine that this page (unesthetic) gave more than $ 1 000 000 to its creator, a 21 years old student…
Let's see what is it exactly.

The Million Dollar Homepage is a website conceived by Alex Tew, a then 21-year-old student from Cricklade, Wiltshire, England, to help raise money for his university education. Launched on August 26, 2005, the website is said to have generated a gross income of $1,037,100 USD….

The index page of the site consists of a 1000×1000 pixel grid (one million pixels), on which image-based links were sold for US $1 per pixel, in minimum ten by ten blocks. The purchasers of these pixel blocks provided tiny images to be displayed on them, a URL to which they were linked, and a slogan displayed when hovering the cursor over the link. The aim of the site was to sell all of the pixels in the image, thus generating one million dollars of income for the creator.

On January 1, 2006, the final 1,000 pixels left were put up for auction on eBay (as you can see, this man has really understood how to use Internet…a new idea, and Ebay!).
The auction closed on January 11 with a winning bid of $38,100.00, bringing the final tally to $1,037,100 USD in gross income.

That was the story told by Wikipedia, I took it because I find it very good explained.

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