Wednesday, February 08, 2006

One Pixel for One Dollar (Not 100 Pixels At One Dollar Each)

Here is an idea I have been sitting on for months. Why? Well because it seemed like a really good idea. I thought it might be a money maker, but like so many good ideas implementing it turned out to be a real pain in the ass.

Basically it is just another “pixel page” like The Million Dollar Homepage successfully implemented by Alex Tew in which one sells pixels as advertising/links on a single page.

There are a slew of these pages, but they all suffer the same impediment. You cannot actually buy 1 pixel for 1 dollar. The reason being… 1 pixel is too small to represent a company logo or ad and the resulting page is just a mess of multicolored pixels.

In my version you actually buy 1 pixel for 1 dollar. That pixel is represented by a reasonably sized jpg that is displayed in the center of the page when your pixel is “moused over” (see above.) The added bonus is that the first person to buy a pixel owns every pixel on the page. When a second buyer comes on board he splits those pixels with the original buyer, so on and so forth. So early joiners will enjoy large bits of real estate before the page becomes crowded.

If you like this idea and think there is still time to earn in the pixel world (there isn’t) feel free to take this idea and run with it.

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