About

Welcome!

I launched my self-employed professional career in 2007. That was after about 10 years of honing website design and development skills as well as gaining finance and real estate industry experience. It was one of the best changes I could make.

If you're tired of spending time worrying if your digital marketing efforts are making an impact or not then it may be time to get some help.

As you can see below, I have experience with many digital marketing tools and an understanding of several industries. Why not reach out and see how we may be able to work together to get your digital marketing working for your business.

My Story

I grew up in a very small town among the corn and soybean fields in central Iowa. I think, at the time, there may have been just shy of 300 residents of the town where my family lived. We had a library, post office, auto repair shop, a tavern, and a gas station. There were a few other businesses but as a kid I don't recall what they were.

My high school was actually in another small town 2 miles away. That town probably had 1,100 or so residents and my graduating class was less than 50 students.

Growing up in such a small environment surrounded by farming didn't give me much of an exposure to discover what the world had to offer. My parents grew up on Midwest farms and ranches but my immediate family weren't farmers and I had little knowledge of what I wanted to be when I grew up. When it came time to decide whether to go to college or not, I felt that not having a clear direction wouldn't help me focus in a college setting and there wasn't much for employment opportunities for a high school graduate outside small business and farming.

So I enlisted in the United States Air Force where I was trained as an aircraft mechanic and served 10 honorable years.

It was during my service that I began to see what the world had to offer. From the places I went to the people I worked with I started to understand what I wanted to do.

In the early 1990s I came across a laptop that none of the other mechanics knew how to use. After my aircraft maintenance duties where complete I would spend another couple hours learning how this heavy, clunky laptop worked.

Later, in my last assignment, my supervisor asked that I learn HTML (hyper-text markup language) so I could build a website for the organization we worked in. After a few months of study and tinkering around, I was able to launch that first website in 1996. That is where it all began.

Website design and development has led me to incorporate email marketing, graphic design, social media marketing, and content creating which are my main specialties.

So after more than 25 years I feel that the skills, knowledge, and experience I've gained can help you cut down the time to improve your digital marketing efforts and deliver value to your customers while building loyalty with them.

What I Do

As your digital marketing manager/consultant I'm responsible to guiding and executing digital marketing campaigns to promote you, your products, or your services on all available digital marketing channels.

Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud (since 2013)
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Audition, Lightroom

Portfolio

Digital Documents (since 2013)
Custom fillable PDF forms and documents including brochures and catalogs

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing (since 2010)
Google Analytics, Google Search Console, Google My Business, technical SEO techniques

Email Marketing (since 2010)
BombBomb, Constant Contact, MailChimp, iContact, Infusionsoft

Copywriting (since 2010)
Writing, editing, proofreading web content and digital media to communicate and sell

WordPress (since 2010)
Installation, theme development (Oxygen Builder - 2019 to present), management, repair, maintenance, and support

Website Design & Development (since 1996)
HTML/CSS, PHP, Javascript

Project Management (since 1992)
Define project, develop roadmap of work, execute plans and track assignments, provide quality control, and ensure timely deliverables

Experience

Michael D. Erickson LLC (2007 - Present)
Digital Marketing, Website Design & Development, Email Marketing, Social Media, SEO/SEM, Graphic Design, Podcasting, Audio/Video Editing, Writing, Business Coaching

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (2016-2019)
Residential Real Estate Agent

American Home Mortgage (2002-2007)
Operations Management, Information Systems Management, Technical Support, Mortgage Loan Origination

Convergys (2001-2002)
Software Support Engineer

Benefits & Retirement Strategies (1999-2001)
Information Systems Manager, Assistant Pension Administrator

AVT RightFax (1999)
Sales Support

Jim Click Automotive Group (1998)
New Automobile Sales

United States Air Force (1988-1998)
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Dedicated Crew Chief, Quality Improvement Manager

Testimonials

"Thank You for the great volunteer work for TOMLF. Having a fillable pdf application for the JGMS [Jolly Green Merit Scholarship] is a great step forward for us.

We really appreciate the time and effort and I look forward to meeting you next time I’m in your area."
Todd Bolger
Chairman, That Others May Live Foundation
"Mike made some really good suggestions on how to make my WordPress site more secure, such as integrating a new Admin user and utilizing reCAPTCHA. Thank you Mike - I feel more comfortable knowing my WordPress site is secure!"
Scott Olsen
Totally Digital, Inc.
"Mike Erickson has been a Godsend to me. He is a brilliant and professional web designer. Beyond that he helps with every aspect of social media to help publicize my upcoming memoir. I would give him 10 stars if they had that many, his fees are also very reasonable. I plan to give him more work as needed."
Matthew Schwartz
Investigative Reporter, Author, Speaker
"I want to give a HUGE shout out to my talented web designer, Mike Erickson. For anyone with a need, he is your man! He is amazing, on time, and goes beyond!"
Lala Corriere
Best Selling Author
"Mike Erickson is amazing. He's helped me figure out what my business needs to grow, and has both suggested and helped me implement good strategies. I highly recommend him!"
Rita Gibbs
REALTOR®
"Mike Erickson is a consummate professional: He is super smart, talented, and helpful in every way. His attention to detail is unsurpassed AND he is a heck of a nice guy too! I would never hesitate to recommend Mike, as his knowledge and expertise are extensive and his sincere motivation to help in every way is amazingly apparent in each and every interaction."
Laura Tremaine
Real Estate Investor
"Mike is a great guy. Will get the job done and is willing to go the extra mile for you."
Dr. Shaun McGuire
Chiropractor
"Mike is a very skillful and talented professional with a multitude of talents of which I do not possess or have the time to learn. Mike has provided me with not only business coaching skills but also advise and expertise in the marketing and social media realms as well as analyzing data regarding my industry and current trends."
Michelle Hart
Clinical Thermographer
"Mike was very professional and personable as we discussed designing our website. His creative ideas were invaluable, and his attention to detail was amazing. He was very patient with my revision requests, and always put my best interests first. I highly recommend Mike, and will continue to promote his skills and expertise going forward."
Dave Kipling
Real Estate Broker
"Mike did a great job helping me begin my first professional website. I trust his judgement, his knowledge, and most importantly his honesty. He used his skills to help create my concept which I greatly appreciated. Whenever I need to do anything related to my website, I turn to Mike and ONLY Mike."
Catherine Ellinwood
Mortgage Loan Officer
"Mike has created video email templates which we use in our SendOutCards business. It’s always a pleasure to work with Mike because he does what he says he is going to do. He provides a great product at the price he advertises and in the timeline he promises."
Ed Euken
Business Consultant
"Mike Erickson is one of the most creative talents I have had the pleasure to work with over my 34 years in business. I simply gave Mike a general concept and his creative genius goes to work and the end result is nothing short of amazing 100% of the time. Each of the several projects that he has completed for my company was done quickly, efficiently, and on budget. If you are searching for the very best in new media marketing skill and ability your search is over."
John M. Almond
Business Development Manager

Hello, my name is JD Almond in Austin, TX owner of SmallBizMarketing and I just wanted to do a video about Mike Erickson and uExclusive and ComF5Solutions. Mike does amazing work on anything from a simple template all the way to a full blown website and he does it extremely quick. The other night, just to give you an example, I needed a template by the next day at noon. I didn't think it would happen but Mike did whatever he could to get it done for me so that I could have a good presentation. So, if you're thinking about using Mike, I can definitely assure you that his work is great, its done extremely quick, and his prices are absolutely amazing for the amount of service and work he provides. Thank you so much.

JD Almond
Entrepreneur
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