That title might be a bit of a misnomer, but I couldn’t pass it up. Perhaps it should read something like, “Money for a Great Idea and Clicks for a Minimum of $100 Per Advertiser.” Not quite as catchy though, you know?
If you haven’t been following The Million Dollar Homepage, you should check it out. It’s the brainchild of a 21-year-old who thought he could sell pixels of advertising space on a page strictly devoted to advertising. The goal is to attract visitors just through the sheer genius of the idea. To date, it’s quite effective.
The part I love about it is that every single person who sees the page is confronted with the age-old question: ‘why didn’t I think of that???’
Just to attest to this kid’s smarts, he is listing the last 1,000 pixels on eBay. As of this writing, the auction is at $133,433.33, for a grand total of $1,132,433.33 (less eBay fees on the auction amount).
Brains over brawn, my friends, brains over brawn.