Anton Diaz worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines for 12+ years, straight out of college as the Chief Information Officer, before becoming a full time Online Entrepreneur. He decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.
OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the number #1 food and travel blog in the Philippines with over 1,000,000+ hits in 2 months, 44,000+ followers and 10,200+ readers, and is still growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets in the Philippines” and to inspire Filipinos that living in the Philippines is truly awesome!
He was recognized as Go Negosyo’s Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He was featured in Go Negosyo’s 7th book: “Go Negosyo’s 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs” in 2011.
Recently, he is the co-founder of the successful weekend markets called Mercato Centrale @ Bonifacio Global City, Mezza Norte @ Trinoma, Cucina Andare – the first Food Truck Market, Levante @ Eastwood City, Cocina Centrale @ Marquee Mall, Angeles, Pampanga and Fiesta Bahia @ SM By the Bay, SM Mall of Asia.
He wanted to help more Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines as much as he wanted to raise his three (3) boys the best that they can be. With the help of his day job, he was able to finance the Awesome Planet, and for Mercato, they partnered with somebody who would have the cash to make it happen.
Via OAP, He was able to meet foodies, travelers and passionate Filipinos who love the Philippines. This is the single biggest reward that he get from Our Awesome Planet and he promised more exciting things for OAP’s blog viewers in the next few months.
The spirit behind OAP’s advocacy is to show the world how beautiful the Philippines is, so that each Filipino will love their country. In the future, he would like to focus on digital publishing, continue to develop the Internet Marketing models and scale up his targeted audience.
Learn from the Best
Anton believed that “Innovative Thinking, Social Media Marketing and Digital Content” are the top three ingredients needed to be successful in this line of business. A person must anticipate the trend, leverage on new ideas before they become mainstream and know how to manage and market online.
He stated that in order to find the right business, you have to fail fast and experiment. It takes a lot of guts, patience and prayers to find the right business for you. Typically, you’ll know it’s right when you feel good and earn money from it. Surround yourself with other successful entrepreneurs, learn from the best and make sure to seek your own mentor. He also hopes that his journey will inspire at least one soul to strive hard and be the best that he/she can be.
Visit his site, and explore awesomeness at http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/