Where did the idea for Millennial Living come from?
Tom R started to do remodeling in early 2003. He had a terrible remodeling experience and learned a great deal. He decided to provide tips to others so they could get the best out of their remodeling projects and avoid problems. Tom also saw the need to integrate energy use into remodeling and home improvement and write articles on these subjects too.
Millennial Living is funded by Tom and has grown steadily since it started in 2003.
Why do people seem to like Millennial Living?
Quite simply we are easy to talk to and are very happy to answer questions and help people out. We encourage people to Ask Tom and also encourage people to comment on our articles and in the Forums. Our testimonials support this contention. We also provide very detailed articles and blog posts that people can understand on subjects they are interested in. The articles and blog posts are focused on helping people instead of trying to get them to buy stuff.
There are plenty of websites and TV shows like HGTV that deal with "eye candy" and the great results of a remodeling project. Then there are websites that deal with the DIY (do it yourself crowd). Millennial Living focuses on people who are interested in getting value for their money and achieving a great renovation that serves their needs. They may not comfortable with a hammer but they do care about how things are built and safety. Millennial Living also goes well beyond the typical general articles found on many websites.
We dig deep and cover situations and topics that our users are struggling with.
What kinds of people use Millennial Living?
We don't keep count or profile members of the community. However, according to Alexa, a web information company, most of our visitors are overwhelmingly women who went to college.
How do I join?
You can join the community very easily by signing up. It only takes a few minutes and membership is free.
Can I comment on articles and posts?
Yes, we welcome comments, but please make sure they add value and are not spam. See what makes a good comment.
How is Millennial Living website built?
Tom works with a web application called Drupal. He developed and maintains the website with the help of the Drupal Community. All of the functionality provided on the website are provided by the Drupal Content Management Software. Tom plans on adding groups to allow users who are remodeling in specific metropolitan areas to find each other and to share information and resources.
Millennial Living is a member of the Drupal Association.
How do you make money from Millennial Living?
We make enough money to pay for web hosting and routine matters. We don't have a much time to market and only a few text/banner advertisements from Google Adsense, Kontera, and Chitika to generate revenue. We are now reaching out directly to companies that serve our webs visitors in the areas of remodeling, home improvement, home decoration and green energy. See Advertise with Millennial Living for more information.
Tom researches and posts many articles on remodeling and energy. This takes time. In fact, it takes an average of 3-5 hours to research and write an article. He also helps many people when they get into trouble [see testimonials] and routinely answers questions via Ask Tom.
There is no fee for the content on the site or when Tom helps you. We only ask that you consider the following:
- We provide links to Amazon.com's great collection of Home Improvement Tools and Fixtures when you are ready to explore and make purchases. While membership is free, we hope you will consider purchasing your tools and other home improvement products from Amazon.com.
- If you need a book, tool, a gift, etc, use our Amazon Store. We'll appreciate the affiliate income we get from your purchases.
- Spread the word about us by emailing five friends about us or referring us to any of the social networks.
What's next for Millennial Living?
We're paying close attention to what our users want and trying to focus more on helping users with specific questions. We plan to build Millennial Living Inc. into a successful, revenue-generating company over the next few years. We are also testing new ideas on the website using Google Analytics. We plan on offering additional services in the near future.
Feel free to contact us with service questions, advertising, partnership proposals, or media inquiries or write us at:
Millennial Living Inc.
4201 Wilson Blvd, Ste 110481
Arlington VA 22203