How To Make A Million On Your Website

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Mr. Anderson, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #1
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

    Lacero

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    #2
    Crap! Should have thought of that. LOL :D

    The novelty will wear off. The hits are coming because of the buzz, but unless he can keep up with getting hits, the page will die. It'll eventually simmer down to your basic web banner ad. It's ingenious, though.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  3. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Monterrey, México
    #3
    hmm... I wonder if the Internet has room for 2 of these sites. I could start the "500 thousand dollar website" and charge $50 a pixel. Cheapskates would rather advertise on my site, wouldn't they?:(

    Edit: oh crap! somebody already thought that as well. There are ads on that very page for "20c pixels" and "Million $ adpage". I guess it's too late
     
  4. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    somewhere between here and there.
    #4
    Better luck next time. ;) :)

    Great idea, now I have to think of something "original." ;)
     
  5. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #5
    That's the whole trick, isn't it?

    But for him, the press release was the genius part - that's worth remembering and store away to use for any good *ideas*.

    D
     
  6. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    somewhere between here and there.
    #6
    Why do I have a bad feeling that, every company now will try the same "press release" route.

    It was brilliant for an unknown person and or company, at first. However I hope it doesn't get abused.
     
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2004
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    #7
    I gotta hand it to the kid, it was a great idea, too bad the copy cat sites have already appeared.
     
  8. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    somewhere between here and there.
    #8
    He made his million, what does he care? :rolleyes:
     
  9. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #9
    You know an idea is good when people start copying it! For example all the flippin ipod clones out there! Similarly theres a plethora of copy cat sites willing to sell you pixels and no ones else is doing too well!
     
  10. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

    Kobushi

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Location:
    Right behind you.
    #10
    I don't really see why you would advertise on that site. It looks like somebody swallowed a newstand and harfed it up. *sigh* the things you can make a million bucks from. Oh well, kudos to the 21-year-old that just got his driver's liscense *snicker* ;)
     
  11. Aarow macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    #11
    I saw this site when it hardly had any pixels bought. I thought people would never buy all the pixels, I was wrong.:cool:
     
  12. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 8, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #12
    Yeah this 1st hit news headlines when he made like 20k or something. I actually knew it was gonna make it simply by the hype of it all. He got tons of free publicity when it was on Sky news.
     
  13. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    somewhere between here and there.
    #13
    In many countries, you do not require a license since public transportation is very good. Or you either live in the city and work there as well. ;)

    I know many people who are over the age of 21 without a license to drive for the reasons mentioned above. :)
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #14
    Advertising is built on exposure. This site was getting the hits and the exposure. Sure, it won't last, but that was the beauty of it. The kid gets his money, and the companies get their exposure. A win - win for everyone and a nice story.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  15. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #15
    Update: the website was blackmailed and hacked

    Link to full story on FT.com

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  16. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #16
    internet terrorism?

    that's just sad

    D
     
  17. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Monterrey, México
    #17
    publicity stunt?
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #18
    Simple, yet clever - good for him! Yes, I wish I would have thought of that, but meh, my time will come as well. :cool:
     
  19. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

    ~Shard~

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Location:
    1123.6536.5321
    #20
    Thanks, that's a sure-fire formula! :D
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #21
    Ah man, with this attack on his website and the attention he's getting from it, he'll have 2 million dollars simply by starting another site or making a "Page 2".
     
  21. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Location:
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    #22
    nice indeed...some people got all the luck, i want a million dollars!


    Bless
     
  22. sebisworld macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2003
    #23
    Yeah, I wish I had an idea like that. Or a Virgin Mary Toast. But I only have something no one wants to buy... My desperate deed at eBay

    Hope you'll like it:)
     

Share This Page