How to make a million dollars in 4 Months.
Friday, December 30, 2005 at 09:56AM
Malcolm Lambe

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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"

Update on Monday, January 2, 2006 at 08:46AM by Registered CommenterMalcolm Lambe

The last 1000 pixels are on Ebay. Have a look - eBay So far the bids are over $6000 or 6 times the original price. Clever move. Demand has outstripped supply. I wonder if someone would pay me $600 for my original $100 worth of pixels? And, indeed, would Alex let me do it?

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