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  1. Greg Rawlings

    Greg Rawlings

    CPA with Masters Degree in Business Taxation

    United States - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 8

    Assisting Entreprenuers on an Independent Basis in the Areas of Accounting, Finance and Taxation: Senior Tax Accountant - Price Waterhouse Los Angeles; Accounting Instructor - University of La Verne; Sole Proprietor - Greg L. Rawlings CPA; Chief Financial Officer - RWR Homes and related companies; Trustee - family trusts of undisclosed high net worth family; Valuation Consultant - FDIC structured transaction pools

    $125.00 /hr
    754 hours
    4.99
  2. Dragos Madarasan

    Dragos Madarasan

    IT Consultant [MCSE, CCNA] , Google Apps Certified Specialist

    Romania - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3

    During the past 4 years I have specialized in managing Windows, Active Directory based networks. I am skilled in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center Data Protection Manager (2007/2010). I also posses networking skills (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, Wi-Fi) and am comfortable with Cisco switches and routers. Lately I am very interested in cloud based applications and Google Apps in particular. I am a certified Google Apps Deployment Specialist

    Groups: Microsoft Certified Professionals

    $35.00 /hr
    124 hours
    4.70
  3. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 4 days 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
    860 hours
    5.00
  4. Marcus P.

    Marcus P.

    Product / Project Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    I am a British Prince 2 qualified project manager now specialising in providing Agile web and app product development, project management and support to start-ups and small businesses. I have over 12 years’ experience of both in-office and virtual team project and people management as well as a broad range of skills that I bring to every project, including experience in: ● App product development (Web, RoR, Android, IoS). ● Management of web design & development (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP) ● Product development, startup support and sales landing page development. ● Recruitment, performance and task management of remote contractors / technical teams. ● Evaluating and implementing strategic small business SAAS cloud systems. ● eCommerce, sourcing, production, fulfillment, shipping & returns management. ● After sales, customer service and product, quality control and process improvements. ● Pivotal Tracker, Slack, DaPulse, Basecamp Further info and my portfolio can be found at www.project-ally.com I look forward to helping your business!

    $33.00 /hr
    799 hours
    4.90
  5. Tasha hyeongyeon C.

    Tasha hyeongyeon C.

    Localization Specialist

    South Korea - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 3

    My goal is to bring Silicon Valley's amazing services and products to Korea. Since Korea is a very unique and protected market, it is important to understand not only the language but also the culture and business dynamics of the country to provide high quality localization service. Leveraging my professional experience and network in tech industry in Korea as a consultant and business/service developer, I am ready to provide the highest level of localization service for Korea market.

    $44.44 /hr
    15 hours
    4.71
  6. Belinda B.

    Belinda B.

    Expert Resume Writer - Career Consultant/Strategist/LinkedIn Profiles

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    ★ I create resumes and career marketing documents that Recruiters and Hiring Managers expect in today's competitive job market ~ I go beyond writing expert resumes, I get you that interview and help you land your dream job! If you are looking for an inspiring and talented Professional Resume Writer and Career Strategist, I am the person who will bring passion and polish to your resume in a style that will communicate to others the true value of your career. Whether you just want to refresh your resume, write your career story, or to create an eye-catching LinkedIn Profile that will get you noticed by potential employers - I am the person you are looking for. WHAT I DO: ✔ I plan, manage and organize individualized career campaigns to help my clients land their target job. ✔ I bring 15+ years of experience in Executive Recruiting, Career Development and Corporate HR to develop a proven strategy learned through my inside experience from the hiring desk. ✔ I work one-on-one with my clients to develop the professional documents, skills and strategy required for success. ✔ As an accomplished writer and career professional, I understand the power of words in increasing the marketability of clients working in a wide range of careers. ✔ I believe in empowering others and I will work with you to get you excited about your career again. I teach you to take charge of your career development by encouraging you to “think BIG” – and land the role of your dreams. ✔ The job market can be tough - the stakes are high and competition is fierce. To succeed, accomplished professionals must embrace change, understand their value, and successfully promote and market their competitive advantage. Whether employed or in transition, your career must be in constant motion forward. Whether it is resume writing, job search strategy, interview coaching, or exploring career options, I tailor my services to your specific needs to move you forward in your career! Key Areas of Expertise ►Executive Resumes ►e-Resumes ►Federal Resumes ►LinkedIn Profile Optimization ►Career Transition ►Career Consultation and Coaching ►Branding Strategy ►Online Networking Strategy ►Job Search Strategy ►Executive Coaching The ability to promote yourself and ensure the best possible ROI - return on your investment (YOU) is why I offer you everything from resume planning to career coaching. “Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.”

    $45.00 /hr
    152 hours
    4.96
  7. Nick Phelps

    Nick Phelps

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 2

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    899 hours
    4.98
  8. Keith R.

    Keith R.

    Communications Strategist - Writer, Editor, Creative Wordsmith

    Spain - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    Every company, organization, and individual has a motivation – a thought that comes into being, waiting for the moment to be expressed into actions and words. Often, thoughts linger on the verge of development due to the inability to partially or entirely transform them into literature; or the hesitation that doing so will deviate from the powerful essence of a thought that could ‘become’. Benefit from a communications strategist who will collaborate with you – from a writer, editor, and creative wordsmith perspective – to create original content as well as interpret your ideas, concepts, and literary works. Your existing communications will also be developed and enhanced to exceed your objectives and goals. We will work together to identify areas for improvement while outlining a strategy for change, and exploring innovative possibilities. Ours is a potential collaboration towards successfully creating, developing, and achieving your communication goals. I offer clarification through consultation and compose to establish literary flow. I am a wordsmith architect whose expertise is complemented by 20+ years of collaborating with companies from multiple sectors, corporate-level executives, entrepreneurs, and others. My sought-after consultation is also a reflection of my inherent ability to ‘engage’ by accessing the feeling of what you are trying to communicate. My collaborations have included: Entrepreneurs - establishing clear communication of their ideas Corporations - helping to develop written strategies Websites - in search of quality content Book authors - requiring a keen eye for creative and emotional infusion Book publishers - editing and proofreading for continuity Business startups - developing the foundation of their identity Marketing companies - for perspective to improving and expanding their message Translations companies - quality English writing across multiple industries The mom - seeking to express the depth of her sentimentality The student - fulfilling his/her written university requirements The executive - requiring beneficial insight and organization These collaborations, and more, are supported by an ongoing recognition of achievements and acknowledgements: "You get me." "You exceeded my expectations." "You knew exactly what I wanted to say." "You understood the objective from my perspective." "Your ability to evaluate, communicate, and deliver is extraordinary."

    $30.00 /hr
    2,988 hours
    4.99
  9. Adam G.

    Adam G.

    Business Analyst and Excel Expert

    United States - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    Excel expert available for consulting and project work. Highly experienced Excel user capable of complex data analysis. Excellent at setting up programming for easy and repeatable report generation, or drilling down through "data dumps" to locate vital data and identify significant trends. Utilize expert level formulas and macros to minimize end user effort and maximize output that is both useful and meaningful. Very experienced creating a wide variety of aesthetically pleasing charts and tables for high level overviews and intricate outlines of existing data for client presentations.

    $35.00 /hr
    18 hours
    4.87
  10. Ben D.

    Ben D.

    *Top Rated* Australian Marketer: eCommerce, SEO/SEM & Social Media

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    *Top Rated* Status. Honored as a Top 5% oDesk Freelancer on August 5th, 2013 by oDesk CEO Gary Swart! Awarded by Facebook's Small Business Team as "one of the best" amongst their 1 million+ advertisers (see below). *Note* I am currently close to full capacity and as such I am only taking on higher budget projects in the $1,000+/month range, and phone consulting sessions. Thank you. I am an Australian currently living in Sydney, and from here I provide Internet Marketing services & consulting to multiple domestic and international businesses; helping them get more new customers & make more sales online. I help achieve this through developing an effective online marketing strategy incorporating eCommerce, White Hat Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Google AdWords Campaigns (SEM), and Social Media Marketing (SMM). I have been working in the I.T. Industry for over 8 years, having completed a Bachelor Degree of Computing in Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney in 2006. I majored in Internet Business Technology. I now work solely online as a fully self-employed Internet Marketer since 2010. Testimonials & Results April 2015: Earned exclusive 'Top Rated' status on oDesk. November 2014: oDesk reached out to me to be interviewed by Business Spectator on their behalf for the article 'Why freelancing is the new ‘job for life’' (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/business-spectator/ ) August 2013: Awarded Top 5% of oDesk Freelancers (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/odesk/ ) November 2013: Awarded by Facebook as "one of the best" amongst their 1 million advertisers (link: http://bendavidson.com.au/facebook/ ) "Ben is always efficient and great to work with. He provided a detailed report that has already begun to increase sales and I continue to work with him on an ongoing basis." -Doron Ostrin, Chef Works Australia (www.chefworks.com.au & aprons.com.au) "Ben has become a very important member of our team, and has helped grow our business to where it is today. He is very knowledgeable and has helped with everything from social media, SEO and advertising, to helping with back end website design, and even helping us implement online and cloud internal practices ... All in all, Ben is awesome." -George Angel, Canalside Interiors (www.canalside.com.au) "With Ben's help we increased conversions on our site by 12% within a month! ...he literally paid for his services in less than 3 weeks." -Gabe Lee, owner of Maven Labs (www.mavenlabs.com) More generally my areas of expertise are: ✓ Internet Marketing ✓ Project Management ✓ eCommerce: Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, WooCommerce ✓ WordPress Websites/CMS/Blogs ✓ Email Marketing: MailChimp, AWeber, iContact ✓ Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO): Landing Pages, Unbounce, Copywriting ✓ Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): Google, Yahoo, Bing ✓ Search Engine Marketing (SEM): PPC/AdWords ✓ Social Media Marketing (SMM): Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn ✓ Affiliate Marketing: AdSense, Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction, and more ✓ Keyword Research ✓ Social Media Sites (Web 2.0): Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Etsy, Flickr, Gumtree, Wikis, and more ✓ The entire suite of Google Tools (AdWords/Analytics/AdSense/Webmaster Tools/Apps for Business (gMail, Calendar, Docs, etc)) I am very passionate about my work, and enjoy each new project. I have a keen eye for detail, and take pride in delivering quality work, and quality results. I pride myself on giving open and honest advice, and helping businesses master their online marketing efforts. Get in contact with me today to see how I can help grow your online business! Ben

    $139.00 /hr
    1,457 hours
    4.82