1 . The Million Dollar Homepage
Alex Tews website made UD$ 1, 037 million in just a few months. He sold single pixels in a grid of 1000 x 1000 pixels for UD$1 each. Novelty value allowed him to sell the last spot for over US$38 000. The lucky recipients are now a part of history.
2 . MySpace Tutorials
A high school dropout, Ashley Qualls, earns more than US$70 000 a day by providing layouts and free tutorials for MySpace. Qualls site receives more than seven million monthly visitors and 60 million page views.
3 . Virtual Eternity
With this programme families can create digital clones of each member to be preserved in an interactive time capsule for future generations. The company hopes to give the gift of immortality while allowing future generations to connect with their roots. It is yet to be seen if people will accept this somewhat creepy technology.
4 . Virtual assistant
This business allows people to delegate the work associated with online dating to someone else. Everything from picking the correct sites to the arrangement of facetoface meetings can be organised by your assistant. The owner now earns a six figure income.
5 . Toilet training for cats
CitiKitty sells toilet training kits for cats so owners no longer have to deal with litter trays. Their kit includes a toilet training seat suitable for all cats over three months old.Their revenue is in the millions and they boast eight years of positive reviews from customers.
6 . Sunglasses for dogs
Doggle sells goggles to protect dogs eyes from the sun and wind. The goggles are designed specifically for the unique facial features of a dog. Lenses are UV resistant, shatterproof and antifog. The company makes over US$3 million in annual sales.
7 . Pet rocks
As unbelievable as it sounds, in 1976 a business made US$ 15 million in their first six months of selling pet rocks. The rocks come with a complete care guide and food as well. The purchase of a pet rock became a fad which eventually died out.Another company started selling them last year.
8 . Bed Bug Barriers
Australian, Tony Abrams, became a millionaire by inventing barriers for underneath the legs of a bed to prevent bed bugs from crawling up. He also sells a range of other products to prevent bed bug bites. He was motivated to start the business after the Sydney Olympic Games which resulted in an infestation of bed bugs.
9 . Rentachicken
This gives urban farmers an opportunity to test their skills at raising chickens before actually buying all the equipment. The idea behind the business is to reduce your chances of being left with chickens and a coop when you discover you actually do not enjoy keeping chickens.
10 . The Pet Loo
This square of fake grass with a waste containment system underneath is making waves in the US and Australia. People living in apartments are buying them for their pets to use in between walks. Last year they saw a 53% increase in sales.