Skint student's $1m brainwave
An internet brainwave has put a skint student on the way to becoming a millionaire in just four months.
Alex Tew planned to pay off fees on his degree course with his web page - made up of 10,000 tiny advert boxes.
But the idea took off so fast he is set to reach his target of $1million - £566,861 - by Christmas Day, reports the Mirror.
Firms buy a box on www.milliondollarhomepage.com for $100 (£57) which then directs users to their own website.
Alex, 21, of Cricklade, Wilts, England, said: "I have always been skint."
A few weeks ago I read an interview with Mr Tew, in which he explained that the idea came to him one evening that he could make a million pounds if he could get a million people to pay a pound for an advertising space. He went to sleep and in the morning it still seemed like good idea, so he created the milliondollar website. A few weeks later, the cash was pouring into his student account.
Since it is the season of goodwill, I will only say well done to young Alex for his brilliantly simple business idea.
At any other time I would curse him for being a thoroughly jammy little git.