There are some ideas I wish I have had before they appeared. From all of them, this is the most amazing one.
This guy all of the sudden thought about selling ‘pixels‘ of his homepage. The idea was to break the homepage’s space into 10×10 pixel squares and sell each square to anyone willing to pay $1USD per pixel, that is, $100 per square. In these squares you would place an image with a link to your website.
I think he’s absolutely mad: Who on earth would pay $100 to put an image on a 10 pixel square in this unknown personal website?
Just as last night when I was wrong about that other guy doing a big bluff, this guy is making big bucks.
He opened the website on the 26th of August and after only 3 weeks he’s not only having more than 100.000 unique visitors a day (top 3rd “climber” with Alexa) he sold more than 64 thousand pixels (thatâ€™s $64.000 to you and me). And all because he wanted to pay for his University fees on his own (did I mention he’s 21?). Media agencies beware: there’s a new kind of marketeer in town!
Update: This idea seems to have created a whole new market, by the looks of the copycats already found on the web:Ideas