$22,500 worth of pixels!
21 years old and facing a monster overdraft: it’s typical. We’ve all done it, haven’t we? But how do you turn from an indebted student into a self-made millionaire in a matter of months? Observe this quirky poster and learn – it’s a large-scale version of a legendary webpage that made its owner a mint from doing very little indeed, and it might just trigger off a genius idea of your own.
Linny counts her ad revenue
Measuring 60cm x 60cm and in full glorious colour, every detail is visible in this poster’s high-gloss finish – and the story itself has a finish that can’t be beat either.
The tale began in August 2005, when Alex Tew decided one evening that he needed to solve his financial problems fast. After just a few minutes of brainstorming he wrote down three words: Million Dollar Homepage.
...another $22,500 slice of internet history!
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The idea was, like all the good ‘uns, awesomely simple. Alex made a webpage and sold advertising space by the pixel. When someone clicked on an advertiser’s pixel, they went straight to that company’s website. Kind of like an online notice board in the newsagent’s window, but with one incredible difference: people were prepared to spend big and get in on the story.
Four months later, the page had made a whopping $990,000. As the story got bigger and bigger, more and more people wanted a slice of the ad action, and the final slot on the page went for $38,100 – not bad for under five months’ work.
The story has become written in Internet legend and appeared in every paper and blog around the world – now you can own a piece yourself by getting hold of this awesome poster version of the finished page, absolutely exclusive to Firebox. Get this up on your walls and get thinking. The next big idea could be yours!