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.