*This is a collaborative post.
As a kid I always had great respect for those that served in the military. Growing up with Grandparents who served in various wars, it was important for me to share other stories like theirs with friends and family members. One of these particular stories is Dan Anton’s. He may just seem like a regular success story to some, but to others who are in the business and blogging world, he is of extreme value. So why should we care about Dan and his story? Let’s start at the beginning.
Dan was born in New Jersey, the oldest of three boys. Dan’s parents were very involved with their kids to help them pave the way for success. Dan began to find his passion with boxing but with too many blows to the head, his father thought it would too much for his son to endure with only being a sophomore in high school. He decided to pursue a creative passion elsewhere.
One of his younger brother’s Matt asked Dan “Why would people buy from you and not direct?” This was a question that Dan had explained about a large community of people online who were searching for video games. They would pay for someone to find the particular game and have it shipped to them. He began to purchase popular video games like World of Warcraft from local stores and sell them online with a markup. Dan started to make thousands of dollars while in high school part-time and really enjoyed it until the Twin Towers fell.
Alongside thousands of other men and women, he signed up to fight for his country without a second thought. He put off his career as an internet entrepreneur and enlisted to go to basic training once he graduated with honors from Montclair State University. He then became a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.
After his first deployment, Dan once again began to find an interest in internet marketing again. He once again talked to his brother Matt about building a social network for gamers which was similar to the popular MySpace back in 2006. Dan had a deep passion for everyday life and the risk he took was beginning to take place in his work ethic. Dan and Matt began learning every aspect of the internet marketing including EMail Marketing, SEO, PPC, Social Media and more! The video gamer trader now was envisioning a more stable and secure business for himself and his family and how to begin to make a difference with those around him and around the United States. He began to dream big and dreaming lead to the bigger dreams that he wanted to make happen with his sibling.
Matt and Dan began getting clients locally and from business forums. He began to notice that many of them didn’t have the desire to market their own products or service themselves online and that’s where they wanted to help. Matt came on as the online marketing manager for Liberty Travel while Dan worked on complicated computer systems and solutions as well as problem solving what was plaguing small business owners. His computer science background was helpful as he kept seeing inefficiencies in human-based tasks and in turn, developed a software to assist in the process of increasing ranks in Yahoo, Google and Bing. The military had taught him the importance of small details which served him well when working with creating his software.
Currently, Dan runs RankCrew, a successful software program and manages a team of developers and marketing specialist. His products and services are used by thousands of businesses each day, and as a byproduct he has become a multi-millionaire. He helps those that are looking to take their business and blog to the next level. RankCrew offers a variety of packages to help all your needs no matter the task. Take it from a military expert turned incredibly successful entrepreneur. He, and his business, is the help you need, the person you trust and the story you want to share over and over with your friends and family members.
Do you know a personal military story?
Have they shared the same success as Dan has?