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Friday
Dec302005

How to make a million dollars in 4 Months.

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To all those who said to me "I can't see it" when I bought $100 worth of pixels on The million dollar homepage and broke this story on the Sydney Morning Herald months ago - read this and weep.

"Massive worldwide coverage, million mark certain

Things have gone absolutely ballistic! Like never before. There has been a massive upsurge in interest and traffic to the site as a result of one of the world's biggest news agencies, Reuters, picking up the story about my site. This in turn has been picked up by media outlets across the globe: newspapers, TV channels, radio stations, websites - everything! Here are just a few links to give you an idea of what's going on right now:

Student cashes in with $million Web idea (CNN)
A $1 million Web idea, one pixel at a time (MSNBC)
Cash pours in for student with $million Web idea (ABC News)
For a buck a pixel, Brit kid nets nearly $1 million (CNET)
I'm writing this early Friday morning, and I just looked at the web statistics for Thursday. I'm blown away: the site received a huge 231,475 unique visitors - in one day! Right now, as I type, 25,000 unique visitors are hitting the site every single HOUR. That means a projected 600,000 unique visitors by the end of Friday. Wow!

As for pixel orders, they are flowing in at a truly tremendous rate. We're currently facing a 48,000+ pixel order backlog - which means the million mark will be almost certainly be reached within the next few hours, which is before the new year arrives - awesome! I really didn't expect it to happen this fast, but this little project of mine has just entered a new stratosphere.

I'm sitting here going through some of the thousands of new e-mails I'm receiving but they're arriving faster than I can read them. My brother is next door uploading orders, and my brother's fiance is sitting next to me on another laptop also handling pixel orders. It's gonna be an all-nighter. There are loads of orders and e-mails to get through. The pixel factory is gonna be working overtime!

This is probably the single most simultaneously hectic and exciting time so far on this crazy adventure. Please bear with me in terms of replying to e-mails and media requests. Orders are being taken care of but if you want your pixels to be part of internet history, then you must order within the next few hours otherwise there will likely be no pixels left tommorrow.

Oh yeah, check out this TV interview I recorded when I was in New York last month. Hope you like it! Ok, back to the pixel factory. I'll update tommorrow and let you know how things are going :) Alex Tew"

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Reader Comments (8)

I just stumbled on your site from randomly clicking on the million dollar website. Looks like it's working!
December 30, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMetaCortex
And I found it by clicking through to your article on the 'Press' page of milliondollarhomepage.com then following your directions to finding this site (left of the chicken, under the ant) - good directions!

Love your blog, and a very Happy New Year!
January 1, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
I was going to ask if you had any numbers on the hits from your add.

It looks like you made a good move.
January 1, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterallan
Traffic has been steady - handful a day. But with the new publicity jumped to 200+ Unique Visitors a day. $100 for five years? Gotta be value I think. Good luck to Alex - great idea.
January 1, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlambe, paris
There is a great looking version of this in Australia now.
http://www.australianpixeladvertising.com
January 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterTrent
Mate, there are a million versions. The original is still the best. ;)
January 2, 2006 | Registered CommenterMalcolm Lambe
Hello, I bought 600 pixels on the million dollar homepage at the end of october, I received over 3000 hits since then, and yes it has been increasing in the last 3 weeks. I think the traffic will go down in 2006. Who do you think will still go to see it in jly 2006 ? I don't know. But I think the concept will continue to work for others, me I've done my own version in french, and the 600 pixels I bought them for my site. I also bought one icon at the milliondollarscreenshot.com which is a nice idea too. My site is at http://www.MonPremierMillion.com in case you're interested in seeing what original stuff I may have done with the idea. Nice blog you have, I like when it's not TOO politically correct. Bye.
January 2, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPascal
We're so politically incorrect I'm waiting for the C.I.A. visit any day now, Pascal. Good luck with the pixies...I mean pixels.
January 2, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterlambe, paris

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