1. Million Dollar Homepage
Take out a page with a 1,000,000 pixels. Charge a dollar per pixel. That’s perhaps the dumbest idea for an online business anyone could have possibly come up with. Still, Alex Tew, a 21-year-old who came up with the idea, is now a millionaire.
Ok, how’s this for a brilliant idea. Get a postal address in the North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids. Well, Byron Reese has sent over 200,000 letters since the start of the business in 2001, which makes him a couple of million dollars richer.
Create goggles for dogs and sell them online? Boy, this IS the dumbest idea for a business. How in the world did they manage to become millionaires and have shops all over the world with that one? Beyond me.
LaserMonks.com is a for-profit subsidiary of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, an eight-monk monastery in the hills of Monroe County, 90 miles northwest of Madison. Yeah, real monks refilling your cartridges. Hallelujah! Their 2005 sales were $2.5 million! Praise the Lord.
You can’t sell antenna balls online. There is no way. And surely it wouldn’t make you rich. But this is exactly what Jason Wall did, and now he is a millionaire.