About ThaboN
Joined March 2016
When I was seven I almost died. I was playing at the backyard of my house in South Africa, and then I heard my grandfather tell me to stand still. Now, I had always listened to that wise man. I stood still for what seemed forever, but I learned later that it was only for a few minutes.

In any case, I waited for his permission to move. When I turned around, I saw my grandfather holding a shovel and on it was the severed head of a snake.

That was my introduction to the importance of communication.

Jump ahead years later and I am studying in America. Now, as they say, is the rest of the story.

I am a business and creative writer with an M. A. in Mass Communication from Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. I hold a B. A. in writing from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY. That said, I'm not a techie and I'll probably need help as I pursue my new endeavor with Wealthy Affiliate.

On the positive side, I literally owe my life because of good communication. I'll always be open-minded to anyone who has a constructive suggestion. I look forward to the journey. Oh Yeah, thanks granddad. I hope the angels are taking good care of you.

I saved the last words for my mother. She is a former nurse who for many years has suffered from a back injury. I have seen up close the battles that people with her condition have with living a productive and happy life. With all her pain, mom remains resilient and inspiring. She has taught me what real strength is.

One of the things I hope to do with WA is to create a website that will show people who suffer from back injury not only the ways they can live a more comfortable life, but the many ways they still have a positive impact on the people who they love and who love them.
I have also become a believer in the benefits of CBD oil. CTFO Changing the Future Outcome, I am on a mission to change pain to thriving! Ask me about CBD Oil and how life changing it is!  And if  you are 
ready to start your own really profitable business for FREE PM me.
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dbriley Premium
Thanks for adding me to your network, I enjoy meeting like minded friends here at WA.
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ThaboN Premium
It was my pleasure.

Thabo
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MojalefaR Premium
Hello, Thabo. I just responded to your blog post a moment ago, but I believe I had not thanked you yet for accepting my invitation. I am very privileged to be in the network of yet another South African. I am certain, there will be many moments of interaction between us.

I read your bio with some interest, Your command of the written word is admirable for I do love a well-constructed sentence! I look forward to learning a great deal from you in this regard.

I wish you every success on this journey.

All the best and ...

Awesomeness!
Mojalefa.
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Trujunco Premium
Thabo, Recently I've read a comment from you on Xavier's post which intrigued me to visit your profile to discover more about your background ...so happy I have.

From the start I realized your command with writing your thoughts, so it comes as no surprise that your degree lies in communication (a true interest of mine).

Mostly self-taught with a natural curiosity for language and culture, I look to follow those who share my interest in writing,
To learn and improve in my own efforts.

And with you,Thabo, there is such a wealth of that information I stand in admiration and gratefulness for your participation here
At WA.. I will visit and comment frequently to read and learn.

And by the way, Your back story of your grandfather and life's
Lesson in listening...truly a wonderful memory.


In pursuit of all things beneficial may we form a lasting bond,,,respectfully, David
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ThaboN Premium
Thanks a lot, David. I look forward to more conversations.

Thabo
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Cynthiah1 Premium
A very inspiring bio Thabo. Best wishes to you and your mother.
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ThaboN Premium
Thanks so much, Cynthia. I appreciate the support.

Thabo
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Thabo,
Thanks for the follow back! It's great to meet you here and an honor to be a part of your network as well.

You're definitely right, good communication is so very important...as your story shows, it can literally mean life or death to those involved!

I hope all is going well for you and your family...your mom's job working as a nurse is not an easy one, and from experience in that field, it definitely causes a lot of back problems.

Anyways, glad to see your niche is on helping people with back injuries...I'll have to check it out more!

Best wishes :) ~Sherry
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esteadman Premium
Hi Thabo,

Hope you and your family are all well. It's great to hear your story. You are alive because you listened. How many times have we seen tragedy because of either a lack of communication or not listening to urgent warnings when they are given?
Wishing you the best that life can give and good luck on your journey here at WA.

Ed
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Fleeky Premium
"I hope and pray the angels are taking good care of you... "
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ThaboN Premium
Thanks for the nice thoughts. I return the same well wishes.

Thabo
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brichnow21 Premium
Hello, Thabo.
I enjoyed your profile.
Many of us have suffered serious challenges in this thing called, Life. What I've learned that with each challenge, there is a lesson, and if we learn from the challenge, we grow stronger, and thus, can share our experience, strength and hope, with others, with others, when that need arises...that "Positive impact on the people they love and who love them."...and sometimes, those that don't love us, as well.
I hope you're enjoying some real success!
Barb
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BPryga Premium
Hello Thabo
I enjoyed reading your profile. You have a way with words that holds the reader's attention. Such wonderful family stories. I can relate to individuals with back problems. About 10 years ago, I had back surgery to replace a vertebrae that had been destroyed by myeloma. They tell me my surgery lasted over 13 hours. But- the surgeon was a miracle worker for me. I recovered and for the most part life a normal life. Pains now & then I can deal with.

I am anxious to see your website though! Best wishes as your pursue your goals here at WA.
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ThaboN Premium
I'm so glad that your surgery went well, and now you are managing your pain. A while back I noticed that a lot of runners were coming to check out my site, as back pain and running injuries are often related. So don't be surprised to see information about running injuries.

Most of all, I wish you continued good health. I'm glad that you are one of the people who found hope, even after pain, and recaptured a life of normalcy.

Thabo
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Pernilla Premium
Hello Thabo!

I'm very pleased to meet you and happy to follow you now. I just read a comment of yours about how to write a blog. You really has got a great gift in writing and communicating. Your story is very captivating and I'm so glad it went out well.

Hope you are doing fine within this business. You have a great aim with wanting to help people. Wish you great success and happiness!

All the best,
:-) Pernilla
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ThaboN Premium
Hi Pernilla,

Thanks for the kind words and follow. I'm honored to follow you back.
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Pernilla Premium
Thabo, thank you so much for following me back.
An honor to be in the same Crew!!
:-)
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Cindyda1 Premium
Awesome story! You will continue to do very well my new friend!
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IElectronics Premium
Thanks For Following! Good Luck with Your SEO... If I can Help drop Me A PM!
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PaulineIA Premium
Hi Thabo, your story is inspiring.

Take this opportunity and make you who want you to be. I'm still new on WA but I look forward to accomplishing my goals.

Wish you success.
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ThaboN Premium
Pauline thanks for the kind words. I also wish you much success.
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FreshD Premium
Dear Thabo,
I just want to say somthing: You are a great man, author, creator of your wonderful helpful website and just a impressive human. Thanks for be like this and please never change. You give so much hope!
Lots of Love Leonie
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ThaboN Premium
Dear Leonie,

Thank you so much for the kind words. They mean a lot to me. I wish you the best of luck in all you do.
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danomah Premium
Wow that's some introduction!
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ThaboN Premium
Thank you. My granddad was quite a character. The kind of guy you find in an novel. Lucky for me, he was very real.
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danomah Premium
Your opening line reminded me of the first line of To Kill A Mockingbird. You could write a book with that opening and it would be a bestseller. All the best for your journey!
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ThaboN Premium
Thank you. I appreciate the kind words.
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Magieken Premium
Hi thanks for the follow I am following you back. I hope everything is gong well for you here at WA.
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gibb0 Premium
Welcome Thabon, i wish for you great success in this business
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ThaboN Premium
Thanks!
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upsgirl Premium
Congrats on becoming our newest Premium Member! You made a wise decision to invest in your online businesses! As you know, if you need anything, we're here for you! Again, CONGRATS!!!
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ThaboN Premium
Thank you!
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upsgirl Premium
You're welcome!
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Mac01 Premium
Welcome to Premium!
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ThaboN Premium
Nice to be welcomed by so many. Thanks a lot.
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SRosenthal Premium
Hello. Congratulations on your decision to become a premium member. I know that you will find success in the premium community here and that it really does work to guide you in building a successful online business with the complete training program and support available to you. If there's ever anything that I can do for you please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck!!!
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ThaboN Premium
I am very grateful for the support.
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Tw1 Premium
Congratulations on going Premium! You have made a great decision to invest in your future! I wish you great success and prosperity!
Let me know if I can ever be of assistance,
Sincerely,
Tom
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ThaboN Premium
Thank you. Feels good to have such generous support.
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pribs Premium
Hey Thabo, when you first joined Wealthy Affiliate through me I mentioned a bonus if you upgrade to premium within the first seven days. I just wanted to let you know that I'm now giving that bonus to all members regardless of what day they upgrade, so if you decide to take the leap and get really serious about your internet business and working through the lessons here at WA, I'll make sure to send it your way as soon as you upgrade. I hope everything is going well! As always, let me know if you need anything.
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ThaboN Premium
Hi Pribs,
I have done some thinking and will upgrade for three months. Talk to you soon.
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pribs Premium
Sounds good, Thabo! See you on the other side, and let me know if you have any questions :)
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pribs Premium
Hey Thabo, I see that you're able to communicate within the WA community again! How's everything coming along?
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ThaboN Premium
Hi Pribs,

I just finished lesson 9 of the starter membership. I wanted feedback on my "About Me" page, but I was informed that my link isn't live. Can't figure why this is the case. Can you help?

Thabo
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pribs Premium
You probably just haven't published the page, as long as you're interpreting the issue correctly. Send me the link and I'll take a look.
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pribs Premium
Hey Thabo, how's everything coming along now that you've been a member for a few days? I hope you've found your way into the "Get Started Here" training toward the top of the menu on the left and that you're enjoying yourself so far!

Some people gravitate towards the "Affiliate Bootcamp" training which is something I don't recommend right off of the bat if you've never made money in internet marketing before. I have a detailed blog post covering this topic if it's something you're wrestling with and you'd like me to send you the link.

I know that may be a bit confusing, but if you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask! I hope you're enjoying your time here so far :)
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pribs Premium
It looks like you're moving along very nicely, Thabo! I see you have your profile all setup and hopefully you've been engaging with the community a bit!


I'd love to get to know you and your income goals better so that I can do my best to set you up for success. Would you mind taking a minute to chime in and share here: I keep a pretty close watch on that thread (and so do the co-founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson), so posting your income goals there will give us a much better idea of what we can do to help you!


And of course, let me know if there's anything I can help you with Thabo :)
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Kyle Premium
I hope things are going well. I know you are getting rolling within the training and there is ONE thing that always tends to confuse people and that is "what is my niche?". lol

I know, same thing happened to me when I started.

I just wanted to reach out and let you know that I am here if you ever want to run any niche "ideas" by me or you have any questions about finding your niche.

Get back at me! :)
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pribs Premium
Hey Thabo! I wanted to start you off with a quick note that could SIGNIFICANTLY impact your success with Wealthy Affiliate. Read this entire message if you are serious about being successful in internet marketing (it's lengthy, but I'm not joking when I say that this advice could make or break your entire internet marketing career):


1) You'll need to work consistently and hard. There's going to be a lot to learn in the beginning and you may feel overwhelmed at a point, but keep pressing forward and you'll make it through. It happened to me and every other successful internet marketer at some point, and the only way to become successful in this industry is to push past that overload whenever you get there.


Do yourself a favor and commit to a number of hours that you can work each week right now. It doesn't have to be massive, but it should be more than 10 between evenings and weekends at least. Just remember the more you work each week, the faster you'll learn and draw closer to success.


After you've picked the number of hours you can work each week, commit to working that much for AT LEAST six months - a year would be better. You won't see results immediately in this industry, and being consistent is the key. Pick a number of hours you can work each week, then work those hours for at least six months. It's something you've probably never done in this industry, and this advice alone will make a HUGE difference in your chances at succeeding with internet marketing as long as you take it seriously and STICK WITH IT.


2) I recommend starting off with this training (which you can access with your free account): It just scratches the surface of the MASSIVE amount of helpful content in WA, but you'll get a good "feel" for the teaching style here and begin to see the power of all of the great things they're teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate.


3) DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. Two of the best places you can go to for help when you get stuck are the "Live Chat" and the "Classrooms" sections located on the panel to your left. You'll find direction and inspiration through the community here, which is one of the reasons I recommend WA so highly.


4) Finally, you don't ever have to upgrade to the premium account here at Wealthy Affiliate if you don't want to. You'll have limited access using your free account for as long as you wish. HOWEVER, if you're serious about internet and affiliate marketing then you should invest in the premium membership for AT LEAST one month. You could look back on it years from now and see it as a pivotal moment in your internet marketing career, but you never will if you don't at least give it a try.


Check it out for a few days though - you don't need to upgrade right now. Make sure it's a good fit for you, and if you upgrade within the first 7 days you'll receive your first month's membership at more than 50% off. I keep my membership active and recurring every month so I can be here for the people I refer like you, so realize that I'm putting my money where my mouth is here!


On top of that, if you upgrade to a premium membership at the discounted rate within the first 7 days I have a special bonus EXCLUSIVE to people that join WA through me and upgrade within the first week of creating their free account. This bonus will show you how to be twice as successful with WA or any other legitimate internet marketing program out there and gives you some very valuable video lessons (which I recorded for you personally, of course) to ensure you get off to the right step in your internet marketing business.


I keep a close watch on the list of people that upgrade from starter to premium, so I'll send the bonus your way within 24 hours. If you upgrade and don't receive it within that time frame for some reason, just post on my WA profile and let me know!


I don't offer that bonus so you'll spring for the membership and make me more money, I offer the bonus just in case you needed that tiny "push" to make sure you invest in this training because I know that you will use for the rest of your IM career and it could change your life. I've referred hundreds of people now and I have NEVER had anyone tell me they were dissatisfied.


Best of luck to you! You're about to embark on a journey that could change your life forever, so make sure you take it seriously, put in the time and effort, and expect great things in return!


You know where to find me,
Ian Pribyl


P.S. I know I've thrown A LOT of information your way in this message, but I wanted to give you one last thing. Here is a video tour of the members' area to help ensure you get the most out of your free membership as possible: http://youtu.be/NDmMcMtMB8c


Sorry for sending so much your way at once, I just want to set you up for success as much as I possibly can!
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