You may or may have not heard of milliondollarwiki.com. If you haven’t it’s of course a wiki site, but with a twist.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
Milliondollarwiki is Graham Langdon’s attempt to make a million dollars on the internet. Graham is a senior at the University of Conneticut, and he is in debt up to his eyeballs with student loans. Awhile back Graham had an idea about how he could make some money to pay that off.
What was his idea? He created a wiki and sold pages on the wiki for $100 a piece. The $100 gets the buyer a page for life on the milliondollarwiki.
That sounds too simple to be true right? It is simple, but most great ideas are. Look at themilliondollarhomepage. That guy had a simple idea to sell 1 million pixels on his site for $1 a piece. By the way, he sold all of them. You do the math.
I applaud Graham on his ingenious idea and wish him the best, but that’s not really why I am writing this. From time to time I read his blog to check up on his progress (375 pages sold as of this post). Today, I came across a post entitled “Good-bye UConn!“. I took it from the title that he was quitting school. That was no big shocker. I understand he’s got to embrace this wave and ride it as far as he can, because he can always go back to school. What I didn’t expect was what motivated him to quit.
Here’s the first line of the aforementioned post.
Would you call me crazy if I told you that I dropped out of school because a fortune cookie told me to?
Apparently Graham was taking his new girlfriend out for chinese, and his fortune cookie that night had a message that he took very literal.
Come on Graham! Just admit you wanted to quit school and focus on your website. Don’t blame it on the poor fortune cookie.
I am thinking of sending Graham a “free” fortune cookie. You think he would give his site to me if that fortune cookie told him to? I bet not.
Note: Graham posted in the comments to let me know that he didn’t quit school. He just quit his RA position.