What Can You Learn About Making Money From Your Granddaughter?

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Ashley Qualls made $400 while this photo was being shot

Do you have a teenage daughter, granddaughter, niece, family friend who has worried you and given you heartache, perhaps?  What if they got so far off your own predefined track that they dropped out of high school?  Scary, eh?

I don’t want to be known as one who interferes with children’s education … but quite honestly I dropped out of high school and it’s entirely possible ore kids ought to as well.  Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a educational advocate … I now have a high school diploma and lots of college hours (although no degree there either … long story) and I have several annuities and an online income that takes care of my wife and I as long as either shall live … so telling the irrelevant babysitters that passed for some of the teachers I was saddled with to “Pound Salt” hasn’t destroyed my life yet.

Richard Brautigan

I remember all those thousands of hours
that I spent in grade school watching the clock,
waiting for recess or lunch or to go home.


Waiting: for anything but school.
My teachers could easily have ridden with Jesse James      
for all the time they stole from me.

I don’t know Ashley’s circumstances and motivation for not completing the lockstep waste of time that so many adults feel is necessary, but it certainly hasn’t ruined her life, either.

  • 17 year-old high school dropout.
  • Made (so far) more than $1 million.
  • Earns as much as $70K a month.
  • 7 million monthly visitors and 60 million page views.
  • Her first AdSense paycheck was $2,790
  • Already rejected a $1.5 million buyout offer.

Read more about Ashley Qualls here and visit her website, Whateverlife.com, and see if you can figure out how she’s doing it.  I intend to take apart a number of her efforts in the future and show you how much more she could be making.  She isn’t even scratching the surface in some areas.

As has been pointed out, what Ashley is doing is not ‘earth shaking” nor is it something she would have ever learned at Uni anyway. Most good money-making ideas are much less “revolutionary” than “evolutionary” The formula for making money is the same regardless of education … find a need and fill it … innovation is strictly optional.

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