Sometimes, someone comes up with an idea which is entirely ingenious, and which ends up making them piles of cash.
The Million Dollar Homepage is such an idea. The lad is 21, and was just looking for a way to pay for his University years. He covered all of that in the first few days the site went live. The concept is simple, but oh so damned clever… buy a pixel on his front page for $1 (or buy as many as you like). So far he has sold over 205,000. Not bad going… and bloody good luck to him, wish I thought of it.
[Edit: I have closed comments for this post, and deleted the existing ones. It was beginning to attract the milliondollar wannabes and quite frankly I am not interested in providing free advertising for those who want to ride on the back of Alex’s ingenuity and good fortune.]