17-year old girl makes up to $70K a month with MySpace site
Thu Oct 04, 2007 02:16
Fast Company published a fairly long article in the September edition of their magazine about the 17-year old Ashley Qualls.
This girl runs a MySpace layout and graphics site called Whateverlife. I never heard about this site before but she seems to be doing amazingly well, according to the article the three-year old site receives 7 million unique visitors and 60 million page views a month and this earns her up to $70,000 a month. Most of this revenue seems to come through Google AdSense and ValueClick.
At 17 going on 37 (at least), Ashley is very much an Internet professional. In the less than two years since Whateverlife took off, she has dropped out of high school, bought a house, helped launch artists such as Lily Allen, and rejected offers to buy her young company. Although Ashley was flattered to be offered $1.5 million and a car of her choice?as long as the price tag wasn?t more than $100,000?she responded, in effect, Whatever. ?I don?t even have my license yet,? she says.
Ashley is evidence of the meritocracy on the Internet that allows even companies run by neophyte entrepreneurs to compete, regardless of funding, location, size, or experience?and she?s a reminder that ingenuity is ageless. She has taken in more than $1 million, thanks to a now-familiar Web-friendly business model. Her MySpace page layouts are available for the bargain price of?nothing. They?re free for the taking. Her only significant source of revenue so far is advertising.
I already knew that MySpace related sites can bring in a lot of money but this story amazed me, the kind of money she?s pulling in from this site is stunning. Looks like I?m in the wrong niche lol
You can read the full story over here. One of the funny things is that a court ruled in January that neither Ashley nor her parents are allowed to manage her finances:
Until she turns 18, next June, a court-appointed conservator is controlling Whateverlife?s assets; Ashley must request funds for any expense outside the agreed-upon monthly budget.
The arrangement, she says, affects her ability to react in a volatile industry. ?It?s not like I?m selling lemonade,? she says. Besides, it?s her company. If she wants to contract developers or employ her mother, Ashley says, why shouldn?t she be able to do it without the conservator?s approval?
So the teenager has hired a lawyer. She wants to emancipate herself and be declared an adult. Now. At 17. Why not just sit tight until June? The girl trying to grow up fast can?t wait that long.
Her site: whateverlife.com
Actualy i think its impossible make $70k. impossible.
Thu Oct 04, 2007 03:22
well imo if you have the right idea you can make alot off $
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Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:00
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:04
just know after skype he got over50k a monthjust for working there lucky 1
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:05
Same as the guys who started Google.com in their garden shed!!
They're now raking it in!!
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:09
yeaaa alot off site maker have to much $$$$$$ now damm wish it where me
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:12
Microsoft rake it millions - but heres the catch, their genuine software crashes (people pay for this) and pirate versions of WindowsXP and Windows Vista are much more stable - and they're FREE!!!!
Microsoft are well hhmmmm shit!
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If microsoft have aproblem with this comment come and see me - bring it on
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:15
well when it come to microsoft imo it is all about making $$$$ and more ore less shit on service when you need something but remember it is my opionen :roll:
Thu Oct 04, 2007 04:31
I asked Microsoft.com (usa) for help. They told me (didn't give me a link) told me to Microsoft (uk) for help, and their site looks like a basic version of my own site, not a lot of work went into it.
It's like come and buy Windows Vista (£300) for ultimate version and i had to upgrade my system, even after Windws Upgrade Advisor told me my older system would run it fine.
My motherboard wasn't recognised, so my soundcard, tv card and graphics card were rendered useless, a lot of my new games i bought didnt run unless you got a patch.
If your not connected to the net you were screwed basically.
Where as WindowsXP came with all drivers (known as Bloatware) however it was more trustworthy than Vista.
They then announced a Service Pack for November but then announced we are concentrating on Windws Server 2008! and a Service Pack wont be available now till next year, so Microsoft - Get a god damn grip on your customer service support teams.
I run my own website / productions, my customer service is magic - compared to their multi-million pound corporation
Thu Oct 04, 2007 05:08
thats the main prob with Windws Upgrade Advisor if wanna run vista you need to put in almost every thing from motherbord etc even tho it is working 100% so that suck .meaning that alot off 100% working hard/software is remowe even if the work bahhh make me puke like hell