Hey, this is Saki aka Saki the Marketer. My real name is Saikat Sarkar. Well, so why Saki? Many of my clients asked me this question. Honestly it’s because easier to pronounce.
I have another name too (Hmm, looks too many names, right? – Lord Krishna had 108 names, I have less than that, lol) – and this is ElectricEye, I am mostly popular (registered) as ElectricEye in different IM forums like WF, DigitalPoint, etc. Read here what clients say about Saki and his service.
After finishing my Graduate school in Business Management, I chose to live online as a full-timer. It was my passion to explore different arena of online marketing since I was only 14. Now I am 30, a happily married individual who loves to spend his life with his work, wifey, car and friends.
Professionally I am an article marketer, online entrepreneur and online business development expert and web development professional. Being an experienced online business coach, I love to help my clients to start their online business. I offer my support and valuable services to solopreneurs and small business owners and help them to sell or promote their services or products successfully online.
Spending time online and working for my clients is just not my profession, but passion too. I love to work and I am a workaholic. Most importantly, I love to experiment with this virtual world and with lots of trials and errors for last couple of years as an online entrepreneur, I finally discovered quite a few stable channels to start making money online.
Saki – A Guru? A Marketer? A Skilled Worker?
Many a times, I have to face these questions – am I a guru? No, 100% Nah! I am no Guru and don’t wanna be a Guru, ever. I do not sell any dreams, what I deliver is the reality, a hardcore reality.
Yes, I do not disagree with the facts that –
Anyone can make money online (earning may vary quite significantly, but everyone can)
Automated income is possible (but not from day one and without knowing anything)
But I completely disagree with the hyped ideas born based on these 2 innocent and real factors that actually mislead many newbies and force them to run after unrealistic dreams and irrational promises.
Saki is not a Guru who spreads baseless hypes. Saki is not a marketer who shares only those secrets that he never implements in his strategy and most importantly doesn’t know what he is talking about (unfortunately this is most of the common case of all).
You can call Saki a skilled worker who knows what he is talking about, who know what and how things are running, who never spreads any misleading ideas and who only shares those secrets that he can implement himself and turn out profit for him and for others. I really hate those people who promise to build business for others and do not know how to build own business.
What Makes Me Pissed Off These Days?
Initially this blog was made just for fun and to share my knowledge with the world in my spare time (though I hardly have any spare time, I am too busy being a full-time online guy). But honestly, I am simply pissed off with the hypes running all over and how newbie people get trapped into it. 90% of my clients came to me after at least one bitter experience in their lives.
Yes, this is true that many are scared of outsourcing and they rely more on big talks of these hyped marketers. So, it is obvious for them to get easily trapped by these false claims and fake offers.
No, I do not have any plan to change anyone’s lives or thoughts or even business.
The motto of this blog is still same, that is helping people to build a real income stream online by giving them actual knowledge on what’s happening around. But I would take it more seriously to build a solid base based on which a newbie can gather right knowledge about how to build a business.
Yes, 99% people buy BS stuff because they do not know what they are doing.
And I really hate to see when they come to me with the mind full of hope and they want me to build a base for them based on the products they get from such and such BS marketer who sold them a ‘priceless’ plugin just to make their life easy and that also in a dirty cheap $17 with a guarantee (that practically doesn’t exist) to make millions overnight, if followed correctly.
Yes, this is the keyword ‘if followed correctly’, whereas there is nothing to follow.
Allow me to share a few of my recent experiences.
One of my very nice new clients came to me and told me “please visit this link and see the videos listed there – do you know it will make me thousands if I can correctly follow the setup he described in his video? Since I cannot do all these stuffs, can you please do this for me? And they told if I can follow correctly, I will pull thousands of visitors in next 3 days and start making residual income within 1 month and leave my full-time job in 3 months. I really want this and please follow correctly all the steps described, don’t skip any and build it for me”.
Interesting, right? I also got interested. After all, it’s a video series man! Everything can be seen over the shoulder, right?
I clicked the membership link my client provided to me, visited the membership area and what the heck!! I got disappointed when I saw the list of video series – there are 19 videos in the series and from the TOC only it could be seen at least 3-4 have no relevance in 2012. God!
Anyways, still I entered just because of my client.
Can you believe the first one (the introductory one is nothing but a BS strategy that never works today) is a still pic and his boring lecture for 45 minutes or something like that?
The second one – it’s the same picture again and his boring lecture and how he is making tons and tons of money and bringing millions of visitors using his such a crappy and useless technique, sounds kinda poor video sales page.
The third one – you can easily imagine, he started lecturing on KW research (okay I agreed that it’s for newbie) and then he started affiliating Market Samurai and other KW research tools.
The fourth one – (No, I am not going to make you bored by describing each of the 19s, this is the last description I promise) – is setting up with the WP site. Oh my Goodness! From this on, I have seen the best of the best craps online – the video is made up on WP2.8 and most of the shitty plugins he was describing either do not exist anymore or not upgraded for last 2 years! The crap is not ended here – he started suggesting so much silly things (I cannot go into further details, because I have already given too many hints for that marketer to understand if he lands on this page and I really don’t like throwing dirt) that can do everything but cannot earn a single dime, that’s a guarantee.
I raise my hand on to the client and said I cannot do like this. As told he is a new client. He is already so much motivated with all these hyped marketers and they did not possibly leave any stones unturned to convince him to snatch his money that he somehow did not keep his trust on me and left me. Never mind, I know some day he will feel if that time also he sticks to IM.
Another story: one of my clients (when he was new to me) gave me a script and asked me to install it for him on his domain. It will start making money instantly it is up – this was the theory by the marketer. Oh BTW, did I tell you that it is one of the most popular faces in IM who offered this product?
Now, the bad part comes. The script is well described with a video and how to do it steps. It was a damn simple upload from Cpanel (basically it was nothing but a site and its database, he might have built for his own purpose sometime and now selling it out to everyone the same damn copy, don’t know how people could make out of it! Anyways, that was not my lookout!).
The fun begins: Every time the installation failed whereas all the steps were followed correctly (there was nothing to follow, really, it was so much basic). I wondered why this is happening. Looked back the membership section again – well, got the answer. Guess what?
- You either have to buy their affiliated hosting (I never heard of that hosting before, whereas the video was based on Hostgator) or
- You need to pay them $97 to install the script!
Voila! I got my answer. Checked back the script – investigated it thoroughly (though I am not a master coder in PhP, but I even found that they simply deleted some important hooks that are crucial for the installation, can you imagine? No business could as cheap as this one is!)
I told my client the story. My client, though he was a new one, but I did setup some really challenging projects for him meanwhile, so he has built his trust on me and understood the problem. I told him that to install this script, you either have to move to their host or you need to pay them an installation fee. He asked me what the script is all about, I told him, he told me to pass this BS.
Another client of mine – she is a charming lady and really nice. She showed me a program that she used to build her Amazon store. Good deal, yeah, especially for the one who wants to avoid coding, right?
And the program is all way compact as it involves site building to promotion of the site. And the best part of it is she can make as many sites as she wants on any niche she wants. Really it looks too good to be true.
But she was wondering why the heck she is not making any money on Amazon store whereas she was getting around thousands clicks per day! Surprising for me! As I get around 1 sale on my Amazon sites (not very popular niches in Amazon) per 25-30 clicks on average. Well, I am not saying that can be the rule, but no sales in thousands clicks, really weird!
I was curious to check from inside. When I get into the program, I saw it’s creating some shitty and same 1 page template based on 2-3 products and same content, same layout, same header and shittiest of all is all these sites are hosted as a sub-domain of the program. I checked a few made 2-3 months back – you can easily imagine the result at this point, none of them are even indexed! All CRAP!
Why I am trying to stay active on this blog?
I became inactive because of my extremely busy schedule. But I love this place and I really want to stay active on this blog from now on. Reason is simple and I am sure you already get it. I want to share the real life examples, problems and solutions for it out of my own experience. I hope you will enjoy your stay here.
So, this blog is basically a place for me to share my experience. I would love to help you if you are a newbie. It’s newbie who is extremely confused and doesn’t know what to do or where to go. I hope this blog helps you to start an online business and take it to the next level successfully.
BTW, as you can easily understand, my name is inspired from the song Electric Eye (Judas Priest). If you love this song, it’s time to listen it once again:
Thanks for visiting my site.
To all your success,