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.
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.
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.
Adobe Creative Cloud (since 2013)
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Audition, Lightroom
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)
Project Management (since 1992)
Define project, develop roadmap of work, execute plans and track assignments, provide quality control, and ensure timely deliverables
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
Software Support Engineer
Benefits & Retirement Strategies (1999-2001)
Information Systems Manager, Assistant Pension Administrator
AVT RightFax (1999)
Jim Click Automotive Group (1998)
New Automobile Sales
United States Air Force (1988-1998)
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Dedicated Crew Chief, Quality Improvement Manager
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