Idiot Wins a Threesome

A guy named Jim bet his girfriend Allison that he could get 2 million visitors to a website. She didn't think he could do it.

Talk about your good bets. If he loses, he wears a t-shirt for a week that says he's an idiot. If he wins, he gets a ménage-à-trois with his gf and another player to be named later (can't be a former gf or a prostitute, according to the rules.)

Apparently, she has never heard of Digg.

Here's the basic timeline:
Feb 28, 2006: The bet is made.
Mar 14, 2006: Jim creates a "quality" website, HelpWinMyBet.com
March 28, 2006: 1000 hits
April 5, 2006: Site is digged.
April 5, 2006, 10 am: 10,000 hits.
April 5, 2006, 2pm: 50,000 hits.
April 5, 2006, 5pm: 300,000 hits.
April 6 wee hours of the morning, passed 2,000,000.

Jim, congrats. But put on the t-shirt. You're still an idiot for not doing better with that traffic. Banners don't work. The pleas for financial help cannot be working well either. Nobody feels sorry for a guy who's about to be a Jim-sammich.

Since you're a betting man, here's one for you. I bet you won't ever collect on your winnings. Save the shirt for later.

UPDATE: oh man, Shoemoney gave the site owner a call. Brilliant.

UPDATE 2/29/06: WTF? This clinches it. The guy's got one of the top shame-sies on the net and he can't even keep it running? Anybody know where it went? Has it really just gone dark?

Posted on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 07:02:20 AM in Affiliate Marketing
Scott Jangro

By Scott Jangro

Scott Jangro is a co-founder of Shareist. He's an entrepreneur, an old school affiliate marketer, web developer, a dad, a cyclist, and golfer.

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