American College Student Takes Million Dollar Idea to Next Level

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An American college student has come up with a way to revolutionize a million dollar concept and in the process save people millions of dollars per year.

A college student has come up with a way to revolutionize a million dollar concept and in the process save people millions of dollars per year.

When prospective British college student Alex Tew created the Million Dollar Home Page, no one thought it would catch on like it did. Even Tew was shocked by its rocket-like rise in popularity. Now an American college student has found a way to one-up Tew by creating a site that could dwarf the Million Dollar Homepage in its popularity and earnings.

Called the 10 Million Dollar Savings Page,, it aims to at least double what Tew made from the Million Dollar Homepage by creating a site that is truly useful to its visitors. As its name implies, the site will attempt to save people over $10,000,000 per year and in the process, generate at least $2 million dollars for its inventor, Andrew Ladson. Currently on break from an American University, Ladson, in his senior year of a business degree, conceived this concept around the time that Tew was reaching his million dollar goal. "Unlike Alex, who had his idea while laying in bed one night, the idea for this site hit me while getting ready for work one morning," says Ladson. He continues, "Alex's site was interesting, but it didn't really offer people anything once they got to the site, so I wanted to change that and focus on the visitors first and the businesses second." Indeed, putting the customer first is a tried-and-true concept used throughout the business world. And by putting his visitors first, Ladson has created a site that people will not only visit once to satisfy their curiosity, but come back to time and time again for the benefits it offers. That's one of the reasons he thinks he can at least double what Tew achieved.

Another reason people will keep coming back, and perhaps one of the most useful features of the site, are the so-called deal dispatches. Rather than a weekly digest of all the information added to the site, these are highly specific e-mails that only contain the information a visitor requests. "Some of the best deals added to the site are only available for a few hours, or at most a couple of days, so if you rely on a weekly newsletter to stay informed, you've missed out," says Ladson. Plus, the dispatches are very short -- often only containing only one or two lines -- so you don't have to wade through page after page of information you do not want in order to find the nuggets of information you do want. They allow people to stay up-to-date without having to visit the site everyday, which even Ladson himself agrees can become a chore after a while.

When asked whether his goal for the site was to be able to afford new socks like Tew claimed, Ladson confessed that what he really needed was a slightly newer car. "The SUV I'm driving now is over 10 years old and doesn't really get the best gas mileage." With gas prices nearing $3.00 per gallon around the country, a lot of people are starting to feel the strain on their budgets and college students are no different. "But that's one of the great things about this site," continues Ladson, "if I can save people money on things they're going to buy anyway, then the rising fuel costs are offset and people don't have to slash their budget in other areas."

With such an ambitious goal backed by a genuinely useful concept, it should prove fascinating to watch this site grow over the coming days and weeks. Tew's site spawned numerous copycats during its rise to fame, but none even came close to the success and popularity that it enjoyed. Now a true contender has emerged that can not only eclipse what the Million Dollar Homepage achieved, but save a lot of people a lot of money in the process.


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