Hi there! I’m Fabrizio Van Marciano and a warm welcome to Magnet4Blogging Media.
So let me tell you a little bit about myself before anything else.
I’m a 39 year old professional blogger, freelance web designer, WordPress developer and digital marketer from North Devon, England, UK.
I’m also the founder of Magnet4Blogging.
I’ve been doing business online for quite some time now.
Interestingly enough, October (2016) marked the 10th year anniversary of when I started my first business venture on the internet.
It all started back in 2004, when I started a business as a struggling artist (painter). I built a semi-decent website and began selling my artwork online.
Oh, and the internet was a completely different landscape back then I can tell you.
Within a few years of starting, I’d built a sustainable little business for myself, simply from creating and selling paintings around the world, all using the internet.
In 2006 I was able to quit my “mundane” job as a sales executive, to focus on my online art business full-time.
I didn’t know this at the time, but that time would be the last time I’d ever work a 9 to 5 again… So far so good I guess.
Business was booming, and with the help of my website and various other ecommerce platforms I was using such as eBay and Etsy, I was able to sell enough of my paintings and promote my business worldwide to make a reasonably comfortable living.
I was also living with my parents at the time, so I didn’t really have that many commitments as such.
Then came the recession in 2008 and things started going downhill fast. Not just for my business either, but things in my personal life was also taking a bit of a nose dive.
In the same year I also met my girlfriend and soulmate Samantha. Samantha and I got married in the summer of 2016.
When 2009 finally came around, I decided that I was going to start a new online business venture. It was either that or go back to work a 9 to 5.
My first blogging and web design venture
I started dabbling with websites a little bit more. I discovered WordPress and in 2010 I started my first blogging venture called Magnet4Marketing.
Within a few years of launching Magnet4Marketing, I had managed to build a thriving little community of readers online.
It was a steep learning curve to say the least. Blogging was completely mind boggling to me back then, and things were very different from what they are now.
My interest in WordPress development, front-end design and branding also grew stronger. I was learning how to code and how to use an array of website development tools.
Things was going pretty swell and I was making some decent income with my blog, mainly through the selling of advertising space on my site, and monetising with Google AdSense.
Unfortunately when Google Panda and Google Penguin was introduced in 2012, all of that changed and things started to go downhill fast for the site…
Failure the second time around?
It was indeed.
In January 2014 I decided to take Magnet4Marketing offline, and just put it down to experience of learning and making mistakes in online business.
You can learn more about how Google killed my first blogging business here in this detailed post.
My second blogging, web design and digital marketing business venture…
So I failed twice at running my own internet business, however, I wasn’t going to accept defeat just yet.
I don’t consider myself to be an expert at anything, in fact I hate using the word “expert”.
I do consider myself however to be is very experienced and knowledgable in my industry.
I am also very passionate about what I do as a blogger, web designer and solopreneur.
I started Magnet4Blogging in December of 2013, and this time with a completely different mindset. A more “business focused” mindset.
I began building the new site very quickly, focusing on creating lots of problem solving content. Content focused around blogging, WordPress website design and development, and of course digital marketing.
I quickly made a lot of progress, and since I wasn’t starting as a complete newbie or novice, I was aware of a lot of the mistakes and pitfalls I had to avoid, in starting an new online business venture.
As a blogger and online marketer of more than 6 years now, I consider myself to be experienced and knowledgable in:
- Creative blog writing
- WordPress design and development
- Conversion optimization and digital marketing.
My aim here at Magnet4Blogging is to help YOU become a smarter blogger. And to help YOU improve your website and grow your business online through smart design, branding and clever marketing.
As a web designer and developer, I’m skilled in:
- Genesis theme development and customization.
- Thrive theme development and customization.
- Conversion marketing and optimization.
- Graphic design and creative branding.
Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
That quote above is my all-time favorite quote by Albert Einstein. And it’s a quote that I stand by both in my life and in my business. Which brings me back to my purpose here at Magnet4Blogging.
I’m here to help you
That’s right, I’m here to serve you however best I can.
I love solving problems for people, well I try may hardest to anyway.
I love helping my clients create a smart website that not only looks a cut above their competition, but one that will also help them attract their ideal customers and increase their bottom line.
If that sounds like you by the way, I’d love to hear from you.
Who writes for the Magnet4Blogging blog?
At the time of writing this page, 95% of the content published on the Magnet4Blogging blog is created by myself or Samantha. However from time to time I will publish articles from reputable experts, industry leaders and various influential writers that I trust.
Where have I and this website been featured or mentioned on?
I have been featured and mentioned on the following industry leading and influential blogs and websites.
- Huffington Post Business (Two mentions, here and here).
- Warfare Plugins. (Expert roundup traffic)
- ReachForce (Expert Interview Series)
- Flight Media. (Social media expert roundup)
- Earnworthy. (Podcast interview)
- Small Biz Trends (Small Business Influencer Award Nominee 2012)
- Time Management Chef (Productivity tips)
- Thoughtful Growth (Motivational hacks and tips)
- Blogging Aid (Expert roundup email marketing post)
- Iris Signals (Expert roundup content marketing).
- And many more other places…
Connect with me.
Whether you’re a new or established blogger, small business owner, solopreneur, influential writer, public speaker, author, company CEO, company marketer, or just someone looking to learn more about blogging, WordPress and website design and development or digital marketing – I invite you to connect with me on the following social networking sites.
- Facebook Page for Magnet4Blogging
- Google+ Profile for Fabrizio Van Marciano
- Twitter Profile for Fabrizio Van Marciano
- LinkedIn Profile for Fabrizio Van Marciano
- Instagram Updates for Fabrizio Van Marciano
In addition, I would also love it if you could sign up to my bi-weekly email newsletter above.
When you signup you’ll not only get updates delivered straight to your inbox every few weeks, but you’ll also get instant access to my awesome exclusive members only content, including valuable eBooks, guides and templates, cheat sheets and more.
Note: If you do signup, I may reach out to you at some point to see whether you’re getting value from my emails and also from my blog. I may also ask you if there is anything I can help you with regarding your website or blog. I believe in strengthening the relationships that I have with my audience, and learning more about each person that visits and subscribes to my website, so that I can be a better person of value.
Here’s to your continued online success, I look forward to connecting with you on the inside. I truly appreciate you.
Fabrizio Van Marciano (Blogger, Web Designer, Digital Marketer)