Turning $50 into over a $1 Million seems like an impossible task right? A venture that would undoubtedly be extremely complex and take a very, very long time to accomplish wouldn’t it?
Not for 21-year-old Alex Tew, who had a little idea, with big potential, and accomplished just that. Alex invested about $50 (actually £50) for a domain name www.MillionDollarHomepage.com and simple hosting service. Then, Tew sold every pixel, of the 1,000,000 pixels that composed his homepage, for 1 dollar per pixel. MillionDollarHomepage.com was launched August 25th 2005 and sold the last 1,000 pixels on eBay, January 11th 2006 for $38,100, which brought the total gross income for Alex to $1,037,100.
So what lesson does teach the rest of us? Perhaps, it is that every one of us has a potential million-dollar idea brewing somewhere in our domes, or more appropriately that oftentimes success can be found in simplest of ideas.
In the end, what will continue to have folks like you and I shaking our heads in disbelief, has put over $1 Million in a 21-year-old’s pocket. Hats off to you Alex Tew.