Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ashley Qualls earns Millions from Blogging at her teenage - Read the Success story

Creating her own website at the age of 14 and hitting millions of traffic regularly is truly inspiring to turn your ideas into success. Yes, Ashley Quells, an American teenager has proved it that you don’t have to be an adult to become a successful online entrepreneur. Her website whateverlife.com is so popular that it attracts more visitors than some popular teen magazines like Seventeen, Teen, Vogue and Cosmogirl.

Ashley couldn’t wait to complete her formal education as she needs to know more than what educational system could provide. Dropped out of high school, Ashley had done a crash course to learn how to run your own business and make it profitable.

Starting Up with Blogging

Born on June 4th, 1990 in America, Ashley was always interested in graphic designs. Because of her talent she was popular among her friends also. While she was in school, she saw her friends customizing their Myspace layouts and that time social networking was also growing up. She too thought of designing her own by using various colors and using quotes from her favorite songs. Her layouts made her famous among her friends and that was the time when she thought of creating her own website.



By borrowing $8 from her mother this young school going kid started her own website and named it whateverlife.com. Ashley says that the name of her website itself reflects her goals and objectives. She says that for whatever life you lead, she is going to write for everyone. Thus only at the age of 14, she started her business at the basement of her suburban house at Detroit with an old computer and employed her mother and some of her friends. She was unaware of the fact that she is going to be a successful entrepreneur within a few years. She just took it for fun to share her cool MySpace background designs with others.

Success Hit Her within Few Years

Success story of Ashley is different from other online young entrepreneurs who became a millionaire. Neither her parents were into any business nor did she get any help from any elder sibling. She never had any contacts also. She designed her website to provide free Myspace layouts and also started giving HTML tutorials to kids who were eager to learn how to make their own coding and graphic designs. She used to run her website entirely from advertising revenue like Google AdSense and ValueClick.

Though she was alone, in 2006, Ian Moray, manager of media development for ValueClick Media got attracted by Ashley’s website. ValueClick Media is an online advertising broking firm, which helped Ashley grow her business. Moray was unaware of the fact that he is dealing with a teenager as whatever Ashley used to respond via email and phone seemed to be like an internet professional. Almost after a year when a magazine company contacted Moray to write about Ashley and her business, Moray discovered her real age. It was then Ashley was earning about $70,000 per month.

Her website whateverlife.com draws traffic of 7 million visitors and 60 million page views per month. With such a big audience hitting everyday, lot of advertisers gets attracted also.

By the time her website became popular world-wide, she got an offer of 1.5 million dollars for her business and also a car of her own choice. But she turned down that offer. By September 2006, Ashley bought a new house in a fenced-off subdivision in the community of Southgate for an amount of $250,000. She shifted to that new four bed-room house with her mother and younger sister. All these she achieved before she turned 18. It was really awesome and brilliant for a teenager to achieve such success before attaining adulthood.

Managing Her Assets at Minor Age

Ashley faced certain difficulties because of her young age since being a minor she had no legal control over her income. Thus after a family dispute, the court appointed a conservator for controlling all the assets of whateverlife.com. A monthly budget was fixed and if Ashley had to spend more than the budget she had to request for the extra funds. But Ashley got frustrated with this arrangement. She had to hire employees and contractors and also software developers from India for her business. But every time she had to take the permission of the conservator to spend money. Finally after she attained 18 years, she got the legal emancipation and was very happy to get the legal status as an adult.

Reinventing Whateverlife.com

With the idea of taking her website to the next level, she tried to make certain improvisations to her website. Few users and over 200 ambassadors giving input on features and designs are helping to rebuilt whateverlife. She realized that many teenager kids are interested to design their own graphics and want to create their own websites. Keeping these in mind she wants to relaunch her website. The new whateverlife will allow uploading, storing and sharing your own creations whether it may be graphics, social templates, tutorials blogs, videos etc.

This new platform will help to upgrade your own profiles with a wide exposure. Ashley has also developed a branded widget for whateverlife. It will broadcast music and video and the whateverlife staff will choose a star every week. The widget will help to create a virtual network across the social media world through Facebook and other social networking sites. Thus she is providing the platform or outlet for those who are creative.

With various other innovative ideas in mind Ashley has teamed up with a company called Subculture Interactive based in Los Angelos to rebuilt whateverlife.

Guiding Principles of Ahsley

Being a hard working lady, Ahsley believes to focus on every little detail of a project to make 100% out of it. She thinks anything could be done till you believe in it. Turning up dream into reality made her really feel happy. She says that if you love to do something just follow it and don’t let your passion wasted. Let your passion turn to profit and be an expert of whatever job you are doing.

She thinks involving adults and good consultants to your business and taking their advice really helps you to become successful in your own business.

This is all about Ashley Qualls, who became a millionaire by creating her own website at the age of 14. This is truly motivating and inspiring not only to kids but also to adults who are planning to start something on their own.

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