• 09.01.07

Her Space: A Guide to Ashley’s World

“It’s all about giving girls what they want,” is the way the 17-year-old explains her success.

The Magazine
When Ashley launched a magazine to encourage more response from her audience, a thousand teens volunteered to contribute.


The Site Builder
More than 58,000 visitors have used the teen-to- teen tutorial and tools for creating a Web site that were introduced in May.

The Layouts
Whateverlife took off when friends asked Ashley to design their MySpace pages. The inventory of more than 2,600 free layouts is still the site’s main draw.

About the author

Chuck Salter is a senior editor at Fast Company and a longtime award-winning feature writer for the magazine. In addition to his print, online and video stories, he performs live reported narratives at various conferences, and he edited the Fast Company anthologies Breakthrough Leadership, Hacking Hollywood, and #Unplug.