Days like this don’t happen often enough in this business. One of my clients published his first website today, and I was actually around to push the button when he went live.
I met Dr. Mike years ago. We were both in the same church band; in fact we were both bass players in the same church band. We rotated Sundays and it worked out well as there was another church requiring my services every other weekend. There was never a feeling of competition, and although we didn’t see each other all that often our relationship was friendly and we became “friends” on FaceBook and LinkedIn. After a few years the church and I were going in different directions musically, and philosophically. My Buddhist girlfriend (now wife) was tolerant of some of the egregious language of the Evangelical Christian Church (everybody is OK as long as they think exactly the way we do…) but not enthusiastic over spending our Sundays driving a half hour each direction to do so. They had found yet another bass player so we just drifted off.
Mike started Chiropractic school with a vengeance, and kissed his wife goodbye for a couple of years to become a slave to the classrooms and studies. After the rigorous course, and several panic attacks during exams, Mike was ready to hang up his shingle and announce his practice (again on FaceBook and LinkedIn) and I began to follow him. Oh the joys of social media, being re-connected with old friends.
Forgetting that age had crept up on me my back went out while engaged in some construction activity that should probably have been left for a man half my age. It took a few days for me to become convinced that it was not somehow going to miraculously work itself out, and would indeed require the intervention of a skilled practitioner. It was so bad that walking was almost out of the question, and ice and heat were required to merely sit in front of a football game on television.
Remembering our association, and the current status of Dr. Mike the Chiropractor, it was easy to recall my pleasant experiences with the service and call upon his expertise to alleviate my current condition. The only negative memory of Chiropractic being that my health plan sucks, and it can be a bit expensive out of pocket. This minor setback was alleviated after my first visit with our agreement to barter his services for mine as an internet marketing consultant. As it turns out, so was my back pain. In a matter of 3 weeks it was loose and relatively painless and the mobility returned to the point that noon 2 mile hikes were back in the picture.
Every visit to his office was accompanied by an hour or so of marketing discussions. We went over Facebook, Youtube, Hotmail, Blogs, google.com, Markets, Websites, Products, WordPress, Linkedin, youtube videos, and general integration into social media.
The past few visits he has come up to the office and we really got down with our website provider and started to create. His work is as outstanding on the site is it is at his practice. It is truly satisfying to have a client listen and take the advice that one works so hard to provide. At the suggestion of one of my associates, I have for some time, really not encouraged any of my clients to do any of their own work; it simply usually doesn’t get done.
Even with a newborn first child at home, Dr. Mike has written some 20 technical blogs revolving around healthcare and Chiropractic medicine. It was with great pride that this humble internet marketer was able to watch the birth of www.rogersonchiropractic.com. Well done Dr. Mike!