Ana is an American living in Alaska, and blogging about her passion for home improvement, with a particular emphasis on carpentry. After discovering what a blog was, she created one over at blogger.com and started sharing her plans on line.
After only a few months, she was linked to by the popular Apartment Therapy site, and her traffic increased dramatically. With high quality content, Ana's site community grew and grew, and today she has over 3 million page views per month.
With so many readers-eyeballs, the advertising she displays on her site now supports her family and lifestyle in Alaska.
Isn't it great that ordinary people who work hard and share their passion online can sometimes get to make it their day job? Her site is really helpful and the community that has grown around it are also passionate about DIY and improving their lives and style.
Ana seems to be a down-to-earth, hard-working, honest-to-goodness person. It makes me super-happy when I find successful stories like this happening to ordinary, extraordinary, people. Check out her site - she's going through a chicken-coop phase at the moment, but I'm thinking of giving this laundry hamper organiser a go.
[PS: WILL INCLUDE A LINK TO THE INTERVIEW AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE]
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