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1 Million In 6 Months! Real Story!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Tony Barns, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Damn sometimes it;s the simple ideas that work!

    A first year student at Nottingham University hopes to avoid graduating with debt by selling a million US dollars of internet advertising space.
    Alex Tew, 21, of Cricklade, Wiltshire, who is studying business management, has launched milliondollarhomepage.com.

    Companies can choose from the one million pixels on the site and buy their own for one dollar (54p) each.

    "A few weeks ago I looked at my account and I was heavily overdrawn before I had even got to university," he said.

    One of Alex's three older brothers left university owing £30,000, prompting him to make a firm decision not to slide any further into the red.

    "I was up late with my note-pad when it came to me," said Alex.

    On the site is a grid of 10,000 boxes, each 100 pixels (10 by 10) in size.

    Customers can place advertising logos on the purchased space, linking web users to their own websites.

    If his site succeeds, he will leave university with $1m (£543,615).


    At the and he sold all of his ads and even sold some spots for $32.000 on eBay. He got a ton of media attention.

    I thought it would be fun to try this so I went ahead and made a similar site which isn't doing so bad. Just as a experiment.
     
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  2. Qpido

    Qpido Newbie

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    This is old and copied, some kid did this in 2003 and he sold each and every pixel for a dollar and made a million that way. Or whatever he had left after taxes...

    Q~
     
  3. AutoBlogger

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    He actually begged the whole 1 million $.
     
  4. Tony Barns

    Tony Barns Regular Member

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    Yes it is old everything gets old but can still remain effective. Another thing I never said it wasn't copied I gave a link to his website with the article on it!

    The idea is great and with a twist can still pull in a good few bucks. I wouldn't say he begged because he still offered something and the site still remains, the ads are worth the money and his site receives a shit load of visitors to this day!
     
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    the early bird catchs the ppc worm
     
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    homenet Power Member

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    Welcome to 2005.
     
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    link-package Junior Member

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    I thought it was something new. Really old story. I think he came up with pixel V2 or something (can't recall the name) but it didn't do well.
     
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    And another 2 kids from college went to make a machine that become a computer... True story.

    Welcome back to the 1960s.
     
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  9. _Bryan_

    _Bryan_ Regular Member

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    Yes, this is quite old. But it shows how easy it is to make money on the internet, you just have to be original (Even tho it was easier to do it back in 2003).
     
  10. ToryFX

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    You could probably make another site just like the one in OP as long as you promote it and get some hype behind it before launching.
     
  11. Tony Barns

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    My site isn't doing to badly right now I put a small twist to the original idea and have lots of good contacts willing to spend just a few bucks on permanent ads.

    Another site got a shit load of backlinks doing this idea instead of users buying ads they asked for a backlinks.

    If your creative you can still make a good few hundred bucks from similar ideas!
     
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    nightshade787 Junior Member

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    How old is this news?
     
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    old as your grandpa's grandpa.
     
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  15. Tony Barns

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    I was simply trying to share a method I am currently using to generate some cash. Yes it's old we get the point on that one already.

    But we share old and new ideas on here every day we put a twist on them and make them work. There was a site that made tons of cash with the same type of idea they put a twist on it and made a killing. Not sure exactly how much but over $153k.
     
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    rofl!! :D

    good one DamageX!!
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Computer displays has evolved from vga to full hd, now you have to put a lot of more pixels for wide displays on that site, this means more money of course.
     
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    thats crazy! good idea but yeah as they said over played
     
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    Older than dirt. Seriously I cannot believe this is even talked about anymore
     
  20. Union

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    btw, why people like to count Others Money ? im serious, i cannot understand this...