Around 2008, when Kayvan Mott was handed $1,000 cash in a white envelope at Starbucks, something great was starting. Kayvan had successfully landed his first client for the Doc Sites, who also happened to be a dentist.
The co-founder of the Doc Sites, Ali, is no stranger to our online dental community. And while Kayvan may be a new face, the Nifty Thrifty community will get to know him well. For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Doc Sites is a website design and marketing company that works for—you guessed it—doctors.
And while Kayvan’s first client was a dentist and the Doc Sites is largely purposed for doctors, dentistry was actually a niche the founders of the Doc Sites fell into. Kayvan attended UCLA to pursue graphic design, while his business partners Ali and Parham bring experience in development & SEO and communications, respectively. “I don’t have a brand, I don’t have clients,” their first client told the three. “Just do whatever you website marketing guys do and get me going.”
From there, it’s safe to say the soon-to-be Doc Sites crew delivered. Since his humble beginnings, this dentist went from owning one practice to 13 over the span of eight years. Although they couldn’t take credit for all his success, the team definitely got the ball rolling in his favor.
This client recommended the team to his wife, an orthodontist, who then recommended them to her brother, another practice owner, and so on… “Before we knew it, 60-70% of our clients were dentists,” Kayan says. “It came organically.”
About six years ago, the team finally created the Doc Sites as “an affordable, effective way to do websites and marketing.” Before this, Kayvan says they were doing “boutique websites and boutique pricing” until the crew realized this shut many dentists out of their pool of prospects.
Their portfolio proves that the team hasn’t sacrificed quality for affordability—when you look at those websites, they do look like they’re boutique. With the Doc Sites, you can have something that looks really nice, and it’s not gonna break the bank.
Kayvan and I agree that offering these services at reasonable prices is so important for the community. The Doc Sites has satisfied practices of all kinds for what Kayvan chalks up to two factors:
1) We care,
2) We know the dental industry and we go that extra step.
The team’s knowledge of the industry helps them create the most efficient websites possible. On top of this, I know firsthand that the Doc Sites offers customer support that goes above and beyond.
If you want a testament to how responsive the team is, I’ll be the first to vouch for them. Ali always says, “Hey, you got my cell phone, just call me whenever.” And I tested it—I literally told someone, “You know what, just call like late at night and see if he answers.” He did answer!
Thanks to the reputation the Doc Sites has earned, businesses outside of the dental industry have come to Kayvan and the team seeking their services. However, Kayvan maintains that it’s important to limit their business to dentistry out of care for their customers. By continuing to work in this niche, the Doc Sites crew learns and grows more with each experience.
“It’s really like focusing on what we do, and doing it really well… we don’t try to sell you a bunch of things you don’t need. Our doctors appreciate that… and it allows us to do what we deliver, which is websites, online marketing, SEO, basic social media, Google ads, and do it very, very well,” Kayvan explains.
Kayvan lightheartedly calls the Doc Sites “the In-N-Out of websites and marketing.” Their “animal style” burger would be equal to their premiere package, which includes Google ads, SEO, and more.
The Doc Sites has worked so hard to become accessible to a wide variety of practice owners that clients are shocked at the quality of service they receive at such low prices. Kayvan and the team have worked for a doctor from Texas who told them he almost passed them by because he couldn’t believe their rates would get him exactly what he needed—he was pleasantly surprised!
Now, the Doc Sites serves around 700 clients. I see their pricing as evidence of the team’s efficiency— they could charge more, but they don’t have to because they have their systems down. Their pricing is not only low, but cut and dry. The price is on the website—there’s no extra fees.
To top it off, the Doc Sites offers a Nifty deal for members of the community! To take advantage of this offer, you can text or call Ali at 818-416-0007. The Doc Sites provides three website options, and Nifty Thrifty members get a discount on all of them! That’s not to mention how the team can help you with SEO and overall marketing.
The goal of a website is to get more new patients in your practice—it’s not to show off. You’re not buying a Rolls Royce and rolling up to your friend’s house to have them look at it. The job is to get patients there, and these guys know how to do it!
Kayvan is grateful and surprised by the success the team reaps today. “It’s evolved so much… it’s always evolving. Even from January to where we are here.”
I can confirm the team is always looking to level up. They’re at all these conferences making connections, learning, listening to what’s important to us because the same things that were important five years ago have been replaced by new things.. These guys stay on top of it all..
That’s something you wanna think about when you’re working with a company that’s gonna get you the new website and revamp your old one. If you own a car, you don’t just drive until the wheels fall off—same thing with your website. If it’s been a while since you’ve updated anything, shouldn’t you look into that?
Every business needs a website that shines. You could create a website yourself—through WordPress, Wix, etc.—but it can be really hard to launch a DIY website that stands a chance against a website from a competitor like a big-budget DSO. That’s why there are guys like Kayvan who can help you build an effective website that keeps customers informed, showcases an active presence, and impresses prospects and leads.
The Doc Sites might be the key to building your brand and becoming a source of wisdom for dental professionals and patients alike. So, what are you waiting for!? Give your website the shine it deserves!
- How did Kayvan and the rest of the team meet?
- Why does Glenn think the Doc Sites team can be too humble?
Hint: their work deserves a lot of credit!
- What are the issues you can run into when you entrust a friend or family member with building your site from scratch? (Or even trying to take it on yourself!)
- How does Glenn compare maintaining a website to owning a car?
- What makes the Doc Sites’s customer service so supportive?
- How do the competitors compare to the Doc Sites?
Hint: you may be losing upwards of thousands of dollars with the other guys.
- How does Glenn think some practice owners lose sight of the real purpose of a website?
- How can the team help those who already have a website that needs improvement?
- 25% OFF one-time setup fee
- Monthly fee is $59/month with SSL certificate and includes monthly hosting with free updates (by request), and no long-term contracts.
Get the deal: https://www.docsites.com/landing-pages/nifty-thrifty/
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