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  1. Paul Walden

    Paul Walden

    Copywriter at plantadvertising.com

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    An Australian copywriter with over 14 years’ experience, I got my first full-time agency position when renowned advertising profile Steve Trygg saw the work I was doing whilst studying at Berghs School of Communication, one of Europe’s foremost marketing academies. Steve immediately offered me employment at his B2B agency SandbergTrygg, at whose European headquarters I then worked in parallel with my copywriting studies. This was way back in 2001. Covering quite technical accounts in the telecommunications, trucking and stock-trading industries, I stayed with SandbergTrygg until relocating to Cairns in 2003. Adpower Plus, at the time North Queensland’s largest advertising agency, then employed me to service their clients – a mix of B2B and B2C companies and organisations, including Stockland Shopping Centres, Pacific Toyota, Medtel, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Convention Centre, to name a few. Having made my mark on the Queensland market, I proceeded to go international with my own business in 2006 and have since worked for clients ranging from large corporations and organisations such as Rio Tinto, City West Water and the Maavarim Group to smaller outfits such as Zimperium Technologies, Enteract and Joolca. This has involved research, analysis, conceptualisation, copywriting and creative direction for numerous very different products. In other words: I’m equally at home advertising fast-moving products in the Western retail market as I am selling hospital equipment to African governments. Every last bit of my creative is built on solid research. Simply put, I not only come up with HOW to convey your message; I also provide the strategy required to decide WHAT to say. Since 2011, I am based out of Melbourne, where I run the strategic marketing agency Plant Advertising. And it’s only now that this piece of text is going to get truly valuable to you, because, for all that I’ve told you above, what really matters is how good my actual copy is, right? So, check out the work samples at www.plantadvertising.com or have a look in the special Dropbox folder that I’ve prepared for oDesk clients at http://bit.ly/1t95lkB Remember, whatever copywriter you end up selecting for your project, the whole point of creative is to increase sales or otherwise convince your target group of this, that or the other – and far from all copy does that. Bottom line: if you’re going to compromise on your marketing, you might as well not do it at all. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Paul Walden

    $85.00 /hr
    154 hours
    4.98
  2. Charl van Wyk

    Charl van Wyk

    Creative Direction | Consulting & Design

    South Africa - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 67

    designbuoy ~ creative lifesaving www.behance.net/designbuoy As a designer I love to collaborate with people, using the creative process to find new ideas and innovative solutions to design challenges, I call this ~ creative lifesaving. I am passionate about People, Creativity, Design, Innovation, Technology & South Africa. SERVICES Creative Direction (Ideation) Brand Design (Strategy & Development) Product Design (Strategy & Development) Digital Design (UX & UI / User Experience & User Interface) Mobile Application Design (iOS, Android & Windows Phone) Game Design (Mobile Devices) Print Design (Graphic Design) Illustration (Traditional & Digital) Visualisation (Information Design) DESIGNBUOY | CREATIVE LIFESAVING DESIGN Studio www.designbuoy.co.za DESIGN Experience www.linkedin.com/in/designbuoy DESIGN Portfolio www.behance.net/designbuoy DESIGN Sensibility www.pinterest.com/designbuoy DESIGN Thoughts twitter - designbuoy WORK ETHIC | BUSINESS ETIQUETTE | AVAILABILITY I am a very approachable individual, forthcoming and open to engage with people. I am also a professional designer, I conduct myself and schedule my time like a professional design studio. In a business relationship I follow appropriate business etiquette and schedule meetings accordingly. I am available on Skype / Gmail during studio hours and I will always make myself available to communicate with my clients. I am available for short, medium and long-term projects and I am always interested in new project opportunities. 08:00am - 12:00pm | 02:00pm - 06:00pm | Cape Town (UTC +2) North America | Europe | South Africa | Asia | Australasia

    Groups: Application Developers Alliance, Corona Labs...

    $44.44 /hr
    1,370 hours
    4.95
  3. Christine M.

    Christine M.

    Landscape Architect

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    Ohio Registered Landscape Architect with solid work experience in real estate development, ranging from residential and mixed-use to corporate office and public projects. Use strong organizational skills and attention to detail to guide the process from concept design and entitlements through site coordination and construction administration. Also an American-born, English-speaking writer/proofreader/editor with excellent grammar and verbal skills. Have published several articles on topics including design, sustainability, and real estate and have performed marketing functions including the design of brochures and development of written materials to target and land prospective clients.

    $33.33 /hr
    112 hours
    4.99
  4. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 12

    Too often, online marketers get caught up in chasing the next fad. But doing more business online is, at the heart of it, very similar to doing more business offline. Relationships are what's important, and hacks and tricks only go so far. I'm not your ordinary freelancer. I sometimes describe myself as "a writer who's not afraid of numbers." My drive to understand the written word and the world of business has given me an unusual collection of experiences and skills: -I'm an experienced copywriter who has created sales letters and other marketing materials for businesses several industries. -I'm a Google Partner, with certification in AdWords, Bing, and Google Analytics. I've successfully managed PPC programs with monthly spend ranging from under $1,000 to close to $45,000. I've also designed and run website split testing programs for clients. ***Please note that my rate for PPC is $50/hour.**** -In the past, I worked in publishing as a writer and editor for about 10 years, giving me a solid grounding in proper editorial procedures and standards, what materials sell, and the financial considerations involved in publishing a book. I've found that a lot of the business skills I've learned in this world are highly transferable to other industries. -I've been managing my own web-based businesses on the side since 2003. To any project, I bring a drive for thoroughness, patience, good judgment, and a deep investment in seeing my clients meet and exceed their goals. Your success is my success. I constantly test and look for data to support decisions. For my clients' ultimate benefit, I constantly seek out new learning opportunities (conferences, webinars, workshops, etc...). Finally, I'm highly dependable: I'm very selective about the commitments I make to insure that when I do take on a project I not only meet my responsibilities but hopefully knock it out of the park. I'm most interested in projects that allow me to work with a website's marketing needs in a holistic manner. Rather than push the particular solutions I can personally offer, such as AdWords or a content marketing campaign, I much prefer to analyze the needs of that particular business and come up with a plan that will address what's most needed, in the most effective way. If I don't think that a certain marketing technique will work well for you, I'll tell you so. I also work best with clients who understand that good results take time. I audit the work of others frequently, and have seen the consequences of going for the quick win without attention to long-term profitability. Sample Results (see also portfolio section below): -Created an extensive remarketing program with the highest ROI in an individual campaign at over 800%. For this client I have also been successful at cutting spend (in the case of one campaign as much as 88%) while maintaining sales. -Another client brought me on board to see if a display campaign set up by a previous consultant could be optimized further. When auditing the campaign I identified changes to the targeting that led to a 600% increase in leads. -I improved the click-through-rate (CTR) of an assisted living facility by 1700%, while halving the cost per click and raising the average position. -Through testing, I achieved ad-level CTRs as high as 12.28% (average 2.56%) for a WordPress developer. These results are for non-branded keywords. Client Comments (see also oDesk reviews): "Just took a look inside the account. You've really turned around the conversion rate. Thanks again for the great work on this." "I really appreciate your weekly reports, and how you provide a different perspective on the account's performance and what can be improved each time." "Your audit and keyword research has been extremely helpful to us in thinking about our business." [This client, a web developer, liked my analysis so much that they've hired me to provide the same service for their own clients.] "Thanks for the detailed report. This is a great start. Today we had 3 leads come in within 1h and 30m. That is highly unusual." I'd be delighted to discuss your online marketing program and what I can do to help.

    $40.00 /hr
    866 hours
    5.00
  5. Bogdan B.

    Bogdan B.

    Sr Linux System Admin (Nginx, Magento, Percona, Mongo, Redis, MySQL)

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 5

    - Linux maintenance/troubleshooting (RHEL, Centos, Debian), - Cloud hosting (Amazon EC2, AWS, S3, Digital Ocean), - Networking (dhcp, DNS:powerdns/bind/named, vpn: openvpn/pptp, firewalls: iptables/ipfw, qos, proxies), - LAMP/LNMP Stack - Mail servers (exim, postfix , antispam/ antivirus: clamav/spamassassin/amavis, courier, dovecot), - Bulk marketing (DKIM, SPF,DMARK,ADSP, high speed/inboxing, Interspire, PowerMTA), - Automation (puppet, shell scripting), - Automation Deployment (Capistrano) - Monitoring (nagios,Icinga, zabbix,Cacti,Graphite), - Magento System Performance Optimization - Wordpress Performance Optimization - Mysql Perfomance Optimization, Replication - Full Disk Encryption / Remote Unlock /PXE unlock (Luks/DiskCryptor) - Load Balancer (haproxy)

    $38.89 /hr
    269 hours
    5.00
  6. Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson

    Video Made Easy: Software demos, Explainers, Promos, and more.

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

    I've created hundreds of professional online videos, in a wide range of styles. Do you need a demo for your software? A promotional video for your business? An animated explainer video or a whiteboard video for your big idea? I'm here to help. And as a voiceover professional, I've also narrated thousands of online videos, hundreds of articles, and more than 25 full-length audiobooks. Bottom line: I write, narrate, and produce professional videos designed to turn casual viewers into confident users and happy customers. SGAcreative: Video, made easy.

    $35.00 /hr
    210 hours
    4.97
  7. Lucia R.

    Lucia R.

    Infusionsoft : Expert - Consultant - Couch - Training | Customer Hub

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 10

    Expert in Infusionsoft: High Level Marketing Automation, Campaign Builder, E-commerce, Billing Automation, Customer Hub, Wordpress integration, Reporting and more. Over 5 years on oDesk/upWork, more than 2,300 hours, worked 60+ jobs with a 5 Stars feedback and a TOP RATED badge. I have launched and maintained several Infusionsoft applications implementing complex campaigns and marketing automation successfully. I have also integrated the app with Customer Hub, LeadPages, PlusThis, iMember360 and Wordpress. I can now help you and your business grow by doing the same. I can also teach you 1 on 1 or train your team on how to use Infusionsoft efficiently including sharing my own tricks and works around. I will gladly give you my advice on any existing campaign or provide you with ideas on how to use Infusionsoft to its full potential saving you time and money by automating tasks and process. I enjoy assisting others in solving any problems they may have, be it service, technical, information or support related. I have the knowledge, experience, skills, qualifications and drive needed. I'm also an expert in VBA MACROS EXCEL and WORDPRESS because I truly find it a challenging & rewarding field. My Database background offers an advantage in better understanding today's expanding information technologies. However I'm very versatile and I have successfully perform other tasks like project manager, bookkeeping, logistics, etc. Because of my experience, education (Computer Engineer / Masters in Computer Science/ Consultant Certified), desire, skill base, not to mention my extremely high rate of typing, I am able to accomplish any number of different job assignments accurately, above expectations remarkably fast, most within a mere matter of hours. I prefer to choose only jobs I enjoy doing, therefore I know I'll do the job right fast. Only in this way does everyone benefit. Excellent oral & written communication, troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational skills, with the ability to effectively interact in all levels of management & customer bases. Manage multiple customer cases simultaneously, provide regular progress updates to customers & management. Ability to think strategically & outside the box while presenting technical concepts & actions in a clear manner to management or customer clientele. 18 yrs of IT experience with all size companies. Large as AT&T, Monterrey Tech, CEMEX, Towers Watson & Microsoft. Medium and Small like Propel Consulting, SchulzBusiness, Pure Salt Design, etc. were I've won top awards. 100% fluent in Spanish & English, able to translate and/or transcript in either.

    $78.00 /hr
    2,386 hours
    5.00
  8. Jesse Nickles

    Jesse Nickles

    WordPress + Loading Speed + SSL + Optimization

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6

    My specialty is loading speed and on-site optimization re: WordPress websites. Specifically, I can optimize your DNS records, web server (VPS), WordPress (cache, plugins, etc) and source code (HTML, CSS, JS, fonts, images, etc) to be more efficient and secure. I am well versed in WordPress (#1 on oDesk), WooCommerce, Nginx servers, CloudFlare, SSL certificates, and SEO. Loading speed and SSL are now two of the biggest factors in SEO according to Google, whose robots are constantly analyzing the quality of your website. Don't get left behind by the competition. https://www.littlebizzy.com/seo-is-dead (case study) Whether you need a one-time consultation, or fully managed WordPress hosting, I am not shy in making important suggestions that will improve the experience of your customers. I can work alone as a project manager of sorts or alongside your current team members. I stay in close touch with your team via email, Google Docs, and Skype. My recommended services: CloudFlare (DNS) - http://goo.gl/CMyxyZ Digital Ocean (VPS) - http://goo.gl/kY6AWB ($10 coupon) MaxCDN (CDN) - http://goo.gl/qawqv6 CodeGuard (backups) - http://goo.gl/FNF2j5 DigiCert (SSL) - http://goo.gl/bW5KJf YMLP (newsletters) - http://goo.gl/YqUFHi For email, I recommend Google Apps (name@company.com) + SendGrid (for things like lost password reminders, WooCommerce notifications, etc). My oDesk policies: - Not able to sign NDAs - Not available for phone calls - Free 30 minute Skype consultation - VPS servers do not have email services - When migration begins, please pause all work - Not able to join 3rd-party project management apps - Not available for tutoring, training, or creating manuals/guides - I automatically close out hourly contracts over $500 (renewal requested) - As a policy, I only work with DO's $10/mo VPS or higher, one domain per VPS *Serious clients only please, as I'm unable to offer "budget" pricing. I leave all of my oDesk clients positive 5-star reviews on completed projects, and I offer a 100% refund guarantee ~

    $33.33 /hr
    120 hours
    5.00
  9. Alex Fortuna

    Alex Fortuna

    Senior Ruby on Rails Developer / Development Consultant

    Russia - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm seeking opportunities to build high-quality dynamic web solutions in Ruby on Rails. I've got a solid programming background with over 15 years experience. I'm a self-organized, disciplined and quality-oriented performer with good team management skills. A list of skills/features follows. * Passion for programming. * 15+ years overall development experience in 10+ languages. * 10+ years team leadership experience. * 10+ years Unix admin and TCP/IP networking experience. * 7+ years Ruby experience. * 5+ years Ruby on Rails experience. * Contributing to Ruby/Rails open source community (https://github.com/dadooda). * Clean, distinct, well-documented and reusable code is a *MUST*. * Solid understanding and everyday use of TDD (RSpec). * Strong JavaScript: raw language, jQuery, frameworks. * Everyday Git usage. * Practical programmer’s knowledge of HTML/CSS. * Hands-on experience of building high-traffic web applications in Unix environment (nginx, memcached, SQL server tuning, load testing tools, etc.). * 10+ years LAMP experience.

    $37.00 /hr
    2,466 hours
    4.77
  10. Miranda R.

    Miranda R.

    XHTML/CSS/Flash/Photoshop/Illustrator Pro in Seattle, USA

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last several years I have developed many websites using a variety of methods. I enjoy the flexibility that CSS/XHTML provides, so that is my medium of choice - all of my work is standards-compliant (XHTML 1.0 strict), and I have also converted many outdated sites into standards-compliant sites with table-free CSS layouts and improved functionality, leading to a better overall user experience. In addition to web coding, I have extensive experience in photography and traditional graphic design. My goal is always to produce sites that are as visually appealing as they are functional. I also have experience working with ColdFusion, Flash, PHP, JavaSript, and related technologies, and can convert PSD files into themes for Wordpress, Joomla, osCommerce, and similar formats, with great attention to detail and retention of full functionality. I believe in keeping 'the big picture' in mind - I incorporate SEO techniques into every project, and plan projects to allow for future expansion and updates.

    $38.89 /hr
    7,675 hours
    4.85