Wiltshire, England-based Alex Tew wanted to graduate without debt and decided to take matters into his own hands. No, he didn't slave away at two jobs while juggling a full school load of classes. Instead, he launched the milliondollarhomepage.com in 2005.
His plan was to sell each one of the million pixels on his website for $1. The pixels were only available in 100 pixel blocks that consisted of 10 by 10 pixels. A URL was linked to the pixels, and if you hovered over one, a slogan from the buyer popped up. He promised to keep the website up for five years.
The result: He was receiving over 200,000 visits per week at one point and the final tally was $1,037,100.