About TheAnt
Joined May 2016
Antonio, that's me, (from sunny South Africa)...I started out working for a boss in the Hotel Industry and it took me three months to realise that I had a keen business brain, and different ideas to improve turnover...after six months and turning his business around with a 60% growth, I decided to do things for myself. I managed to borrow some money and the rest is history. My speciality is starting a new business, getting it going and selling it to someone hungry to make it succeed. Since 1992, I have successfully started 10 companies and taken over 5 struggling businesses and turned them around into profitable enterprises. I also have had one failure (stock market tutorial based business), but that taught me valuable life lessons. I am currently having one active company, and various commercial buildings which I rent out that brings in steady income. This gives me the free time to start an on-line business and blog where I will try to share my experience and hopefully help entrepreneurs with my knowledge.
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Raven9 Premium
Thanks for the following! Wow - you have an impressive background - Good for you!! You should have no problem with this internet marketing thing - there's a steep learning curve, but it sounds like you have the stamina to conquer it!
Best of Luck with all of your future endeavors!
Krystal :)
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PeterShelton Premium
Hi Ant, thank you for your follow and I am more than happy to return the compliment albeit a bit late. Wow that is some skill you have there and you obviously have a lot of knowledge and experience to pass on and utilise in your online business. I wish you well my friend and look forward to reading your Posts.
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ECamacho Premium
Thank you Antonio, for following me I greatly appreciate it! Yes we all would come to a point of realization of working for someone. Now with technology and the advances it has impacted millions of people and the opportunity to work from home, Wishing us all the SUCCESS with WA and may you have a great weekend!

Cheerfully,
Elizabeth-Liz
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TheAnt Premium
Thanks Elizabeth-Liz...you have a great one too!
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Greetings,

I like reading comments made, and if one stands out for me, I start to follow them. Your name stood out, so here I am.

I'm in my 3rd week now, thoroughly enjoying ever minute of it - scary - but still exhilarating!!!

I just read your post, all I can say is WOW!!!
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TheAnt Premium
Hi there Veronica,

Thanks for the very nice comment, and thank you for adding me to your growing network!

I foresee great things for you online, and the fact that you love writing will hold you in good stead when it comes to posting content.

Well, good luck, and I'm always available to try and assist where I can... if you need anything, just give me or anybody on here a shout...there is always someone who can help.

Best Wishes Always,

Antonio
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VeronicasLuv Premium
Thank You Antonio, I really appreciate you extending your very experienced and successful helping hand, lol!
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kmer6 Premium
Good morning to you Antonio, my name is Ken and I welcome you to WA and thank you for the follow. In order to be successful, one needs to do everything a successful person does, so I am following you back. You can never know too much. lol
I look forward to working with you and helping you whenever needed. I wish you much success online and offline and much prosperity to you.
Ken
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RPenland Premium
Sorry I have been remiss keeping up with follows. Thanks for checking out my profile. If you like music and find yourself sitting at your computer, I invite you to check out my streaming station The Mad Music Asylum. There is a little something for everyone. http://www.themadmusicasylum.com New shows every Sunday at 8 pm eastern time.
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Hi Ant hope your making good progress I have finished two of my websites and Pinged on Ping o matic to bring them to Googles attention .
I tried the free website builder but you can't add plugins so I use my own Domains and hosting .
Then i can add as many as i want and find them essential to build a quality website .
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Tony,

I'm taking it nice and slow...still winding down my normal 7-6 day jobs, will get into the online side seriously as from February when I will have the freedom of time on my hands..

Great achievement on completing your two websites...great stuff!
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Dmitriy Premium
Hi Antonio, thanks for following me - it's nice to meet you here at WA!

I wish you to become an AWESOME online marketer (if you aren't already :) ) and live a life of your dreams!

My greatest passion is video games and I strongly believe that games can influence our lives in a very positive and beneficial way. I'm always ready and willing to discuss the topic, so feel free to contact me anytime, if you're even slightly interested.

Also, if you ever need anything, have questions to ask, thoughts to share or just want to chat – just send me a message and I will try to help as best I can.

Cheers, good luck and see you around!
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MudreM Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow.
Today I feel like sharing a great guiding thought for newbies and more experienced alike:

Take up one idea.
Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.
Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone.
This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda

I wish you plenty of energy, consistency and focus in the future months.
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TheAnt Premium
Thanks for the positive and vibey thought! I like it!!
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Rpetry144 Premium
Hey Antonio. Cool. Your following me. Saw your web sites and your blog about Mars. Your doing awesome. Cant wait to see the final product on the dragon sites. Im hoping my site will be published soon. Still has not been indexed by Google. Would like to follow back nd keep up on your progress as well. Be reading your other blogs too.

Rob
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sag3 Premium
Thank You for Following:

It’s really awesome to see more people are getting into Wealthy Affiliate. Making NEW connections is one the best ways to stay your path to success.

Remember, you will have a few setbacks before SUCCESS. Learn from your setbacks to keep moving forward.

I have been working in WA since March of 2014. Let me know if you need assistance along the way. Just look me up at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/sag3/blog

Great to Make the Connection
Ken ~ Yearly Premium Member

PS: Please stop by to add a comment to one of my 2 websites. I then visit your website to add a comment of my own..
www.kensagendorph.com
www.affiliateincomes.org
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TheAnt Premium
Thanks Ken, will do soon!
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T1967 Premium
Hi Antonio, Thanks for the FOLLOW. You have certainly been busy since may....i hope things are going well for you and i will definately be reading some of your blogs....i like the look of discovering your gift. I will get back to you when i have read it and no doubt ask you some questions and if there is anything that i can do to help you in the meantime please contact me and i will try. I LOVE it here at WA and i hope that you do to....
Chat soon.
Tania :-))
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Tania,

Yes I'm really enjoying it here on W.A....quite addictive! Thanks, I think that you will enjoy reading some of my blogs, I try and make it interesting!

All the best,

Antonio
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Give It A Go Premium
Hi Antonio. Thank you for including me in your circle of friends here at WA. It's lovely to meet you. Well done in all of your business ventures thus far, you must feel very proud of yourself. You are where I want to be in life, and its great that you are able to build another stream of income with online business too. Wishing you much success with it all. Ange
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TheAnt Premium
Hi there Ange.

Yes, I'm 47 now, want to be really chilling by the time the big Five Oh gets me...so my 3 year goal is to get my on-line portfolio up and running so that I can relax a little!
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Give It A Go Premium
I'm pretty sure with your drive, you will get there in one or two! Keep up the great effort. I'm looking forward to seeing you achieve it all. Ange
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TheAnt Premium
Thank you Ange, wishing you much success and all of the best too!
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bluzy1 Premium
Hi and thanks for the follow! It’s nice to meet you and I’m so pleased to be included into your network. I hope you’re enjoying your time here so far and that you’re having a positive experience! This is a great place to be and I’m excited to follow your successes and I can't wait to learn from you.

Peace, and make it a great day.
Sheila.
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TheAnt Premium
Thanks Sheila!
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SWATTS99 Premium
Hello Antonio,

It is a pleasure to meet you and I wanted to extend a note of gratitude for the follow. WOW your profile is wonderful and you are very business savvy so I know you will do GREAT things here a WA!

Great success, health and wealth to you and thank you again for the follow.

Shawna
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Shawna,

Thanks for the lovely comment! I wish you the same...succeess, health and wealth...mmmm..it's got a nice ring to it!

Antonio
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TomMoore Premium
Antonio...you are a most interesting person. Your background makes your chances of success in other endeavors pretty much guaranteed. Although not much in life is guaranteed, you seem to have a knack for being at the right place at the right time. Welcome to WA and thank you for following me. I'm right behind you, too. I look forward to more success stories coming from South Africa!
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TheAnt Premium
Hi there Tom.

Thank you for taking the time to drop a note. Yes, nothing in life is guaranteed, but if you work hard and if you really want something, chances are good that you will achieve your goals.

I wish you all the best, see you around!
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AllanC Premium
Hey LeAntonio, welcome to my world. Based on your experience I'd say the most valuable asset you bring to WA is your understanding that it takes dedication and real work in order to achieve success in business.
I believe the lack of that realization is the cause for many failed online ventures. I hope we get the chance to connect some time, so feel free to drop by anytime you wish.
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Allen.

Yes, all businesses, whether online or not, require the basics in order to make it work...there are no short cuts.
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NDyria Premium
Hello Antonio, Thanks for the connection. Much success to you with your online business!. I'm sure you will do well since you have a great business sense already. I just wanted give you some inspiring words along the way. If you ever need any help feel free to reach out. :)

Dawn
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Dawn,
Thank you, you have inspired me! Best wishes to you too!
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DELJAR Premium
Hi, Antonio. Thank you for the following and commenting on my first WA tutorial. I am now following you. I am positive that I will learn a lot from you. As you have said, you have taken over 5 struggling businesses and turned them around into profitable enterprises. You are definitely born to be an entrepreneur! Looking forward to networking with you. Wish you every success in all your business ventures!
Adel :)
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TheAnt Premium
Hi Adel, thank you. We can all learn from each other, you are more than welcome, I will help wherever I can! I wish you all the best.
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Kyle Premium
Antonio, I see you are making some good progress through the Affiliate Bootcamp. Just wanted to pop by and see if you need a hand with anything?

I also wanted to mention the success rates of Bootcamp. Absolutely everyone that has taken action on all of the phases of Bootcamp has a business that is generating consistent income online. MANY of these folks are going to be at our super affiliate conference next year.

I want this to be you and I want you to succeed with your promotions. So, please promise me that if you ever need a hand or feel stuck as you move forward, that you will get in touch with me!

Trust me, I know things can be a little overwhelming sometimes and I don't want you feeling like that.

Anyways, just checking in. Get back at me if you need anything Antonio.
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TheAnt Premium
Thanks Kyle. Will do so.
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