The Million Dollar Homepage – Blog

Alex Tew figured out a new way to SELL something nothing (PIXELS) for $1 / each making almost pure profit and he will have made well over $1,000,000 in just over four months since he’s eBaying the final 1,000 pixels and the current bid is over $150,000. All I can say, is congratulations. You are THE MAN, Alex. For now at least… 🙂


And check out his Popeye arms in his blog picture. But still, $1,000,000 in FOUR MONTHS from ONE WEBPAGE. Just a fricking little genious PUNK isn’t he. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. 🙂

Here’s his first post:

Friday 26th Aug 2005
The Million Dollar Homepage is launched

So I had this little idea the other day. I was trying to think of interesting ways to make some cash before going to Uni (which is in about a month’s time) and somehow this crazy thought entered my head: I’ll try and make a million dollars, by selling 1,000,000 pixels, for $1 each.

And so ‘The Million Dollar Homepage’ is born…

I thought, this could be something crazy enough to work! Because I think people like crazy/quirky ideas. If this captures people’s imaginations and people check out the site, then the pixels on the homepage will have value – and people will buy them (to display their ads etc). That’s the theory anyway. The way I see it though: I’ve got nothing to lose by trying. And I’m sure it’ll be fun.

So anyway, I’ve spent the last few days building the site, registering the domain name, and working out a plan. I love making plans. And here is the result. Check out the freshly made FAQ for all the answers you’ll ever need, and don’t hesitate to buy some pixels!

You can read the rest of his blog :The Million Dollar Homepage – Blog

And the (now) famous site:

23 responses to “The Million Dollar Homepage – Blog”

  1. To promote your account of casino, bingo or bets

    Ha been born a new Web type but exclusively for casinos, biNgos.
    By single 20$ you have the possibility of including your own block of 10 xs 10 Pixels or what is the same… 100 Pixels.

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  2. News from

    ‘a Devon business with global ambition’

    Date: Monday 16 January 2006

    Australia asks Devon Designer for Help

    Devon internet businessman and web designer Alan Wheeler has launched an innovative web advertising service which has already attracted an international company to sign up.

    Bovey Tracey based Mr Wheeler has also been asked by Australian charity ‘Hope for Children’ to help them design and set up a similar web-based advertising service.

    His web-service enables businesses to buy a square of pixels, on the web page. Customers click on the coloured pixels and are immediately transported to the advertiser’s web site.

    With each block of 100 pixels costing just £60 (60p per unit) it is, believes Mr Wheeler, one of the best value advertising and promotion options for businesses of all sizes and a potentially valuable boost to tourism related services.

    And, in the longer term, advertisers could end up bidding for space on what is being described as internet ‘real estate’.

    Mr Wheeler, aged 42, said “It’s a quick and easy way for people to find a service or firm and it also gives competitive advantage to the businesses because, with the millions of web sites available, this will draw potential customers to them much more easily.”

    “Without a doubt there are people globally willing to pay for quite gimmicky advertising solutions. The internet is a fast moving place with over eight million web pages added on a daily basis. For a website to stand out and generate sales it needs to stand out from the rest,” he added

    Last autumn university student Alex Tew set up the Million Dollar site and since then has been overwhelmed by the success of a venture intended to raise enough money to pay for his way through university.

    Alan Wheeler’s is, he says, the next big step in the concept because, in effect, businesses are ‘leasing’ virtual real estate on the web to promote their businesses.

    Launched just two weeks ago, has already won the backing of international business Optis Europe Ltd, an operations management company, which is using the site to promote its business.

    With more customers advertising it is, says Mr Wheeler, inevitable that like real property, some of the pixels on his site will become increasingly valuable for their ‘owners’ as more business is generated.

    However, the last 1200 pixels, or advertising blocks, will eventually be auctioned off in support of the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, said Mr Wheeler.


  3. We are very pleased with our investment in the Million Dollar Homepage. I managed to get in there quite early, buying the large red /blue and white target near the centre of the page.
    Within that image there are links to 5 different websites. Our main Corporate Gifts website reached a peak of 5000 unique visitors a day and has levelled off to 500 a day at the moment.
    I know the traffic is untargeted, but there are ways to increase the success of it. I found that a easy way to get more benefit is to have a special offer on the page that is linked to by the MDHP. We have now recouped a large part of our investment within 3 months.
    Thanks Alex.

  4. Jobless Boy Launches A Website To Sell 10,000 Jeans On The Internet!

    USA jobless boy has set his sights on earning himself a million dollars after thinking of a simple idea of selling brands new and used jeans on his homepage
    He had been thinking of ideas on how to make a little extra money for himself but some of his ideas either never worked out or were just far too ambitious.
    So far there are 28 jeans sold on the homepage which has netted him just $1300 but as visitors grow and more people hear about the site, no doubt more jeans will be added and he will progress towards his target of 10,000 jeans on his homepage and one million dollars in the bank.
    You can view the website by visiting

  5. I believe that Alex’s site still generates some indirect value for advertisers at least by improving their visibility in search engines. It has a PageRank of 7 and many still continue to add links to it (by the way, this article has just added one link). So, getting the link from website with such a high PageRank for as low as 1$ it is clearly a reasonable investment. Good luck to all the copycats 🙂

  6. Novel Idea
    HI Everyone.
    I have got an idea of making an website, which will sell the peice of moon. Means any person

    can write the message on the moon.
    Yaa virtual moon…
    The whole plan starts:
    If you are asked something like this:
    “What if you are given the chance of writing the name or message for your loved one on the

    What will your answer would be. Yes of course…
    It is also said in many love stories about comparing the moon with the face of their loved ones

    So my idea is to sell the peices of moon to those person, who can do any thing for their loved


    This idea could be great hit in the coming days as the valentine is coming up..
    as i do not have techinical expertise to develop the website, if any body of you can I will be

    great ful to you, because I will be the first person to book the space on the moon. as i am

    also among one of the lovers.

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