When I first heard of the Million Dollar Wiki I first thought of the milliondollarhomepage. You know the story some dude sold pixels and made money. Hell I even dropped $100 on it for 1 pixel that you cant even see. To my surprise I did get a few hits from it…. not many but a few.. It was more for just to say “I was apart of it” more then anything else really.
So I heard about this site called Million Dollar Wiki and my first instinct was … ya… right another pixel page. But then a few weeks back John Chow wrote about the page and how he was seeing some nice traffic from it. I still was a little hesitant but I just keep seeing more and more people investing in this thing and I thought… damn maybe this boat is going to float after all??
So last week I purchased a page for $100 for Free Ringtones. In about 10 minutes I received a reply with my user name and password. I logged in and made my page… took about 30 mins or so (most of the time was spent getting images). I have
spammed edited wikipedia enough I was familiar with the wysiwyg editor to make my page. If you haven’t used the editor it takes a minute to get used to some of the functions but its pretty easy to learn.
SO what to put on my page…. Well I wanted to do 2 things.
1) I wanted to make a post that there REALLY ARE FREE RINGTONE sites out there where people can get there ringtones for free.
2) I wanted to drive traffic to my free ringtone site.
So I made a basic review site but of course I listed my Free Ringtone site as the first one and its the only one with a hyper link… Some may think this is sneaky… I say smart. ufeelme?.
I set this up last Thursday then I kind of forgot about it. After all… the site owner says the pages will be online for a MINIMUM 15 years. This was something I was not planning on coming back to for a while.
So this morning I was looking at my Nextpimp statistics and low and behold… it had sent almost 180 unqiue visitors of which 2 purchased a premium membership to the website. Now the Nextpimp Premium membership is $19.95 per 6 months and it auto renews… so if these people stay on board for 2 cycles I already have almost broke even in… 4 days superhot! Now I don’t expect this to happen much but one thing is for sure – I will for sure get my money back.
So I wonder where the traffic came from… I looked for a “new sites” or something listed but could not find one. Then I checked out the forums and wow there is a lot of people talking in there. This thing might be a hit after all. A lot of the people talking in the forums area all talking about how they are making money from there million dollar wiki page.
The dude who owns it has sold almost 500 pages…. which translates to 50k! Being the site started about a month ago I would say thats pretty fricking good. unlike million dollar homepage I have actually gotten a measurable return on my investment.
Here is the bottom line. People are buying great keyword related domains everyday on this site. Are you going to take a chance for only $100 that you missed the boat on your niche? I am not.