If you are one of the people that keep wondering whether your million dollar idea is worth exploring or not then this article is something that you need to check out. We often hear through various news outlets about people striking up almost ridiculous ideas and hit it rich seemingly overnight. Either their ideas are incredibly simple to the point where you wonder why you didn’t think about it, or they are as out there as selling ice to Eskimos. In this article, we are going to check out some of the most unimaginable ways people became rich. Helping us through the list is Matthew Santoro, one of YouTube’s most prolific list creators and all-around funny guy.
One of the more interesting ideas on the list is Gary Dahl’s incredible money-generating Pet Rock idea. It was sold by the marketing executive as a hassle-free pet and came complete with a cardboard box pet carrier and a pet training manual for $3.95 back in the 70s. You can still get this insanely easy-to-take-care-of pet over at Amazon for $13.00. There is even a USB Pet Rock that you can get for $15.33. That has got to be the coolest way someone became rich, don’t you think?
Another, perhaps more well-known, money-making idea came from Alex Tew in 2005 who wanted to find a way to pay for his college education. His idea? Well, you might have heard of The Million Dollar Homepage, the site that made people aware of the money-making potentials of the Internet. The whole concept was simple. Setup a website with one million pixels and sell them as ad space for one dollar per pixel. The website launched on 26 August 2005, and the last 1,000 pixels were auctioned off on eBay on 1 January 2006 for $38,100 making the total money earned a whopping $1,037,100.
As you can see, if you have an idea never sit on it. Launch it and see what it can do. It’s better to check out the potential of your idea than to keep wondering for the rest of your life whether it was any good or not. Who knows, maybe you are the next money-making sensation who will be the talk of the town. Also, there are no bad ideas, only bad ways to execute them.
If you by any chance should have already launched your million-dollar idea, please let us know in the comment section below so that we can all check out how awesome it is! Now, check out the other 8 clever ways people became rich in the video below.
Top 10 Ways People Became Rich