What is the meaning of “Pantika”, would you ask yourself… Well, it is simple. More than 10 years back, when Michel Gerard discovered the Internet, he had a friend open a Hotmail account.
At first, he tried to register a username with his first name, but he was not so pleased to have to use michel23675. Then he tried his wife’s first name. This was taken too! The third attempt “Pantika”, his daughter’s first name was available. And that was how Pantika came to be.
Later on he made his first Pantika web page on a free hosting service dedicated to his profile. At the time, he was a cameraman, and a director of photography working on commercials, documentaries and TV series in Asia. Pantika.com was registered in April 2002 and served as his very first paid hosted website after he had gone on to discover Multi-Level Marketing and Affiliate Marketing.
It all started mostly as a hobby, teaching IT being his primary occupation in those days. On different sub-domains he decided to create different resources like a classified directory, free tools pages, a team’s section, etc. All of which were HTML and PHP. Pantika.com was like a testing ground about making money online and he did eventually make money!
In 2005, after 2 MLM companies he was working for were not making him as much money as he would have preferred, due to a change in their commission plan for one, and a change of owner for the other, He gradually lost interest in pantika.com after losing most of his downline and deleted everything soon afterwards. At this time, he had other websites on different topics which he monetized with affiliate marketing.
Just about a year later, he was recruited in 2006 to work as an Affiliate Manager for a reputable affiliate management firm. Being at the same time an affiliate and an Affiliate Manager can be quite the eye opener as you can see the two sides. One position helped him to perform better in the other. He also learned from the affiliates themselves seeing how they promoted the merchant and also how a lot of them were making money with blogs.
Michel attended Ecole national superior Louis-Lumiere where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Cinematography where he learned film making, photography, screen-play writing, lighting and directing.
Michel speaks three languages, English, Thai and French.
He currently works as an Independent Internet Marketer and offer his services as you can see in this video:Serious about making money online? This video reveals the TRUTH: