Ashley Qualls: Teenage Millionaire

November 5, 2007 at 11:13 pm | Posted in money | Leave a comment
Tags: , , ,

Thanks to Raina for bringing this story to my attention.

Ashley Qualls is a 17 year old who has built a fortune by giving away free myspace page backgrounds. Her income initially came from Google Adsense advertising placed on her pages. She is now diversifying into a magazine as well as other online content.

2007qualls1.jpgShe has hired her mother as an employee. She has turned down a $1.5 million offer for her website. Here site is rumored to receive more traffic than oprah.com.
Her website can be found at whateverlife.com. Ashley’s business is an excellent example of taking something that she loves and building her work around that idea.

Read on for a video piece on Ashley as well as links to some writeups about her success.

doshdosh.com has an excellent and thorough analysis of her business to date as well as the directions that she should/could take to build on the excellent potential of her business.

fastcompany.com looks at her business from the entrepreneurial angle.

CNN piece – search YouTube for Ashley Qualls and find even more.

]

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: