Unemployed College Grads Take Pixel Sales to Facebook, Selling $10,000 Worth of Pixel Ads on Facebook Fan Page in First Month

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Aged 23 and 27, these two entrepreneurs are raising the funds and publicity to launch a social media company that connects businesses with their customers. They're kicking it off with a social media twist on the pixel sales concept pioneered by Alex Tew in 2005. You can visit their page at TheMillionDollarFanPage.com.

On August 26, 2010, the 5 year anniversary of the launch of MillionDollarHomePage.com by an enterprising English student named Alex Tew in 2005, two unemployed college grads launched TheMillionDollarFanPage.com, which redirects visitors to a Facebook page with a million advertising pixels for sale at one US dollar apiece. After purchasing the domain and putting up the Facebook page they have already sold over $10,000 worth of pixels in their first month.

Back in 2005, as Alex Tew promoted a page that would eventually sell all 1 million pixels in a few short months, he encouraged potential advertisers to "Own a piece of internet history!" Today, the two young entrepreneurs behind TheMillionDollarFanPage.com are encouraging advertisers to "Own the next piece of Internet history- social media."

(Learn more about The Million Dollar Home Page with this infographic: http://i.imgur.com/m0Wul.png)

Tew's Million Dollar Home Page spread virally through the then new phenomenon called Internet web logging or blogging for short, Messamore and his colleague Nick Leavens expect their page to spread even more virally through the Facebook and Twitter mediums which were either brand new or non-existent in August of 2005.

Messamore, aged 23, says: "This is the Age of Social Media. It's huge. We've got The Social Network movie out, Facebook's recently been valued at over $30 billion, and businesses want to learn how to use social media to build relationships with their customers.

"What we're doing now could not have been done in 2005 when Facebook was a brand new website for college students at select schools, and not the social media and marketing titan that it is today. Just imagine a visitor sees that his Facebook friend Liked TheMillionDollarFanPage; he checks it out for himself and clicks on one of the pixel ads; the link takes him to an advertiser's Facebook fan page and he Likes it- the visitor stayed in Facebook the whole time and now the advertiser can build a friendship with him."

Leavens, aged 27, already has his sights set beyond TheMillionDollarFanPage: "Raising the money is awesome, but the publicity is just as important. We're planning to use both to launch a social media company called CrowdNow to help businesses, non-profits, bloggers, and anyone else who wants to learn how to use social media to build relationships and get a crowd to their websites, social media pages, or even their real-world location. You can visit our website at CrowdNow.com."

Visit: http://www.themilliondollarfanpage.com for more information.
Email: contact(at)themilliondollarfanpage(dot)com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MDollarFanPage
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Million-Dollar-Fan-Page/141257845910879
Phone: 571.357.4592

Contact: Wes Messamore
Email: contact(at)themilliondollarfanpage(dot)com
Phone: 571.357.4592


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