17-year-old runs million-dollar MySpace business - HotHardware
17-year-old runs million-dollar MySpace business

17-year-old runs million-dollar MySpace business

What can we say except, this is disgusting.  All right, it's rampant jealousy on our part, but a 17-year-old who has a site that gets 7 million visits a month?  And who has turned down a $5 million offer for her business?  And get this - Ashley Qualls' business is customizing MySpace pages for other teens.

The 17-year-old Southgate entrepreneur has been building her online business for two years. She started by showing off Web page designs to her friends and has watched traffic grow to 7 million unique visitors each month to her site, according to Google Analytics. She has declined offers of up to $5 million for her business.

Her concept seems simple enough. Her Web site, www. whateverlife.com, provides designs that teenagers can use for their www.myspace.com pages.

Her advantage: She
is the demographic she's aiming for.

It's another of those "why didn't I think of that" ideas.  Since we're not in the correct demographic though, most likely our customization ideas may not resonate quite so well as hers.
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actually i think it's great that she doesn't sell it, too many times you see people capitalize on a need of other people and we end up getting screwed, cedega anyone? her site offers nothing more than what you can learn yourself out of an html/css book, so if she started charging, people would either learn, or go to another one of these sights, there is a ridiculous amount to choose from btw

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This is a perfect example of how powerful and explosive the net can be. All you need is just a good idea and with a global audience, if your idea is good enough, the world will beat a path down to your door. Kudos Ashley, kudos.

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