Entrepreneur’s Project to Make $1 Million by Advertising Names

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A British entrepreneur aims to generate extra funds to help toward being able to afford a mortgage to buy his first home. He is asking for names to be displayed on his Web site to advertise other Web sites. Paul Nichol launched his Web site ‘The Million Names Project’ (http://www.millionnamesproject.com) hoping that he could raise enough money to help toward a mortgage by asking people to add names to his Web site for $1 per name to advertise their site.

A 28-year-old British entrepreneur is trying to raise enough money to help toward a mortgage and buy his first home by selling space on his Web site. His idea — one million names to be displayed at one dollar per name to advertise other sites.

Paul Nichol, from Newcastle, England, launched his site millionnamesproject.com after hearing various success stories born from simple ideas for other Web sites. This got him thinking of simple ideas that he could use that might actually work and could help toward buying his first home. Paul is finding it impossible, as a first time buyer, to get a mortgage to buy a home at today’s house prices. Paul said, “As a first time buyer and with today’s house prices being so high in the UK, it’s impossible to be able to get a mortgage anywhere near enough to be able to buy a home,” Paul said. “So I decided to try and think of simple ways I could use to make some extra income to help toward buying a home.”

Paul launched his site in January and despite only posting his site on free Web sites and spending very little on promotion, there have been over 100 advertisers investing in advertising on his site. Since the launch he has made just over $300.

Paul says that anyone can advertise their name that will link to their Web site. They could advertise their name and link it to their business site, blog, or even their own MySpace.com page to receive more exposure.

Paul will keep the Web site online for at least five years so anyone adding a name to advertise their site will be receiving great value for their money. “I will keep the site online for at least five years maybe longer if it is still generating enough interest,” said Paul. “Who knows the target of 1 million names on the site may not be reached in five years time and we might still be adding names.”

Asked how he came about the idea for his site Paul explained, “After seeing a mortgage advisor and seeing what little mortgage I could afford, they asked if I had any other income which might help toward a mortgage, but I didn’t. So this got me thinking of ways I could generate some extra income. After seeing how big internet advertising has become especially pixel ads, I decided to try and think of a different but simple idea I could use for advertising on a Web site that might catch people’s eyes and so I came up with The Million Names Project.”

About The Million Names Project:

The Million Names Project launched in January and is all about adding a name and link to the homepage that will stay for five years. It is an inexpensive and simple way for people and businesses to advertise their Web site. The links could be to people’s homepages, business sites, blogs or even just a favorite site that someone likes using. So even if it is a personal homepage or blog that's all about family or student life they can add their name and link it to their site. Find out more about Paul Nichol and his million names project at http://www.millionnamesproject.com


Paul Nichol

The Million Names Project

+ 44 7900686026

paul (at) millionnamesproject.com


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