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Young Man Makes a Million Bucks on Internet (Legally)

 
 
Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:17 am
You know what they say about building a better mousetrap? Well, this 21 year old guy had an idea. He created a website, and sold space for a buck a pixel. In four months, he has made close to a million dollars.

Link to Story

And here is what started it all:

http://www.milliondollarhomepage.com./

Apparently, he thought up this idea to pay for school. Now he may not need the schooling, as companies have been approaching him offering jobs, and investors have shown a lot of interest in him.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:31 am
pretty clever. good for him.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:38 am
wow, that website is a really cool idea.

lucky little ****! I wish I would have thought of that!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:51 am
I've followed that site since a couple of month now - quite inpressive!

Check out his blog: if you read the first posting and then skip to the middle, and then go to the last few, you really get a good picture of how it all happened and how the mindset of the owner of the site changes throughout the last several months.


I've read somewhere that there are over 350 copy-cat sites by now.
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:55 am
totally cool
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 07:57 am
I really feel very happy when I hear stories like this. Apparently, in this society, a person with drive, and a good idea, can really make it in this world! Very Happy
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 08:03 am
I have this idea about a plastic ring about 3 feet around that one could swivel around one's hips in a perpetual motion sorta way. Like a hoola dancer.
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parados
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 09:42 am
Dys, If its 3' across wouldn't it be a plastic hoop? and like a hoola dancer you say? It sounds really cool. Maybe you can name it "plastic dancer."
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 09:50 am
My idea would be 'humping hup'.

No, better: Hoola hup.


Eh, doesn't sound so good, especially not in English.


That's it: HULA HOOP!!!!
(Just give me 3.5% from the sales, dys, and a perhaps a map of NM.)
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 10:49 am
Walter, there are no maps of New Mexico. Your horse knows the way.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2005 11:09 am
3.5% and a horse really is a better offer. Thanks, dys, .... and have a adulterated Tequila on your birthday.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 10:55 am
An update:

The proprietor of The Million Dollar Homepage has sold 999,000 pixels (for $1 each) and is auctioning off the final 1,000 pixels on eBay (current bid is ~$30,100).


Link to ebay
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