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THE SIMPLE ENTREPRENEUR

| ENTREPRENEUR | BUSINESS | FAMILY | FITNESS | HEALTH | LIFE |

Hello. My name is Marco and I am an entrepreneur based in Sydney Australia. I was born in Vietnam, grew up in Italy and currently residing in Australia. My passion is in the digital space and I have launched several digital products. You will find these on the portfolio page. I started this website so I could leave a digital footprint of my random thoughts, ideas and life in general. I hope this website can be an inspiration and help you in your own journey in the digital space.

Major Milestones

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The start

1978 : Born

The start of my awesome life. Was born in Baclieu, Vietnam.

1978-1987 : Lived in Malaysia and Italy

Parents fled Vietnam as refugees a few months after I was born. Our family spent time in Malaysia before being given the opportunity to live in Italy.

1987 : Moved to Australia

Our family moved to Australia.

1996 : HSC

Completed Year 12 and was accepted to UTS studying Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) majoring in Telecommunications Engineering

1997 : Love

Met the love of my life

1998-1999 : Project Manager/LAN Administrator Assistant @ Transgrid

Started my first job at Transgrid

2002 : Graduation

Graduated from Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

2004 : Graduated from Masters

Completed Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Telecommunications Networks

2003-2004 : Network Project Manager @ RTA

Project Management of various network project to specify, install, configure and commission new systems and services for the Roads and Traffic Authority

2004-2005 : Senior Network Officer @ ABC

A technical role to provide support and maintain voice and data network for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

1/2006 : Married

Married to my beautiful wife Angela.

2005-2006 : Infrastructure and Telecoms Engineer @ Lilly

Managed the voice, voicemail, data – (routers, switches, VPN, firewalls), fax, teleconferencing, web conferencing, mobile phones, wireless and blackberry services and provided Tier Support for Australia and New Zealand

2/2006 : First company Advertise Me

Started my first company. Came up with an idea whilst attending a course and soon after launched Advertise Me. Advertise Me is a digital advertising company that primarily focused on the digital signage industry. The company now focuses on digital solutions. This includes custom tools, mobile applications, advertising so much more. I’ve learnt so much since the inception of this company. Visit Advertise Me

11/2007 : Son

My son Jayden entered into this world.

8/2011 : Daughter

My daughter Olivia joined our family. Our OJAM (Olivia Jayden Angela Marco) clan is complete.

5/2012 : Launched Squeak

Whilst working on a number of projects for Advertise Me we saw an opportunity in the mobile space to create an exciting app that helps consumers shop and find great sales based on their interests. Visit Squeak

6/2015 : Launched Social Wall

Our parent company Advertise Me launched a new product and website called Social Wall. The idea with this product started as we saw a need to be able to display social media posts on digital screens. Social Wall is a simple and easy to use tool to aggregate and display social media posts on any digital device. Visit Social Wall

9/2012 : Launched StinkyThePig

Helped started a cool and funky brand called StinkyThePig. I turned a friend’s idea into an actual product. Visit Stinky The Pig

1/2017 : Launched this website

Decided to start my own personal blog and here we are.

12/2018 : ePosters Launch

Launched a new digital signage solution product called ePosters. This is an interactive digital poster solution designed to be used for events, exhibitions or any location that requires displaying interactive posters. Visit ePosters

3/2018 : Vegan Journey

Started the Vegan journey. Decided it was time to move from a Vegetarian to a Vegan diet and launched a new website called Veggie Meals. Visit Veggie Meals

5/2019 : Social Timeline

Social Timeline is a new Idea for a social media application to display digital content. Created the beta version so visit Social Timeline

2/2020 : Online Hosting Solutions

Online Hosting Solutions is a hosting business and I started this because I was frustrated with domain renewal costs. I’m looking at expanding to hosting SaaS tools.
I'm still learning and growing

Featured Posts

Featured posts you may be interested in

ANNUAL REVIEW 2020 AND GOALS FOR 2021

Another year has quickly gone by. 2020 was a year that many of us won’t forget especially due to the pandemic and the bush fires. Life simply goes on and I wanted to spend some time in reflecting on some of my achievements in 2020 and write down some goals for 2021. Out curiosity, I […]

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AFFILIATE COMMISSIONS REVIEW 2020

How was your affiliate journey in 2020? My journey thus far has had its fair share of ups and downs but in this post, I wanted to simply share my affiliate commission earnings for 2020. I was inspired to do this as I have been watching a few videos and reading different articles of people […]

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MAKING MONEY FROM CLICKBANK

If you’ve been an affiliate marketer you have probably heard about Clickbank. Clickbank is an affiliate network marketplace that helps sellers promote their product and services and help affiliate advertisers earn a commission for each sale they make. Many years ago I started using Clickbank to promote a product and never really got anywhere. In […]

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Latest Blog Posts

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USING FLEXCLIP TO CREATE PROFESSIONAL VIDEOS

If you're looking at creating quick and easy videos using templates then you should check out Flexclip. It's a tool I've used to create professional-looking videos and the tool has audio and video stock clips you can use. Let me quickly show you what you need to do: Select a...

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HOW TO EMBED A GOOGLE SHEET ON A WEBSITE

If you want to embed a Google Sheet or a Google Doc on your website or blog, then you need to read this post. I had to do this for a particular project where the information on a spreadsheet needed to be constantly updated and displayed to the public. Google...

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I HAVE A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

Firstly, let me clarify what I meant by the title of this article. Let me clear things up by clearly stating that I was technically a participant in the Guinness World Record for Most users to complete a remote 10 km in 24 hours and I’m not sure if it’s even an official record yet. This...

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HOW TO ADD THE TIDYCAL BOOKINGS PAGE TO A WORDPRESS PAGE

If you’re looking for a booking tool for your website then try TidyCal. You can actually see it in action on my website on the BOOK ME page. On this page you will see that the TidyCal booking page is actually embedded on the WordPress page and in this article I will show you how to do it. Firstly, you need to...






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