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  1. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    866 hours
    5.00
  2. Belinda B.

    Belinda B.

    Expert Resume Writer - Career Consultant/Strategist/LinkedIn Profiles

    United States - Last active: 2 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
    156 hours
    4.96
  3. Robert C.

    Robert C.

    TIBCO Consultant & E-Commerce Architect

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Good Day and thank you for taking a moment to read my profile! I started working in IT about four years ago as a technical support representative for Simple Helix, a Magento specialist web hosting company. From there, I had the opportunity to spend a year as a Network Analyst for a local, carrier class, ISP before moving on to a position as a Linux Systems Engineer with a Magento development firm. In the present, I work as an Applications Engineer with a focus on the TIBCO stack, most notably AMX, BusinessWorks, EMS, and SilverFabric. I have a very strong background in Linux/Unix administration and have worked extensively with CentOS, Red Hat, and Debian. I've worked with networks from a physical perspective, as a NOC Technican, as well as logical perspective troubleshooting complex application issues. Over the past few months I've taken the opportunity to learn to code in Java and I've recently attended Red Hat training for JBoss EAP 6. I'm a CPTE (Certified Penetration Testing Engineer) and would happily pursue projects as an E-Commerce Architect, Systems Engineer, TIBCO Engineer, JBoss Administrator, entry-level Programmer, or entry-level Ethical Hacker. I am available for new jobs immediately outside of US business hours.

    $33.33 /hr
    440 hours
    4.86
  4. Marcus P.

    Marcus P.

    Product / Project Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 18 hours 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
    811 hours
    4.90
  5. Karla G.

    Karla G.

    Legal Transcriptionist

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 10

    Let my 20+ years of experience as a transcriptionist and legal assistant help you present your business in the best light! With Word and WordPerfect knowledge your transcripts can be done accuracy and with the highest quality possible. My background knowledge is diverse to include legal, medical, real estate, construction, oil and gas, technology and general business. If you need your letters, reports, interviews or spreadsheets to be professionally done and present your best image, let me help! All work is strictly confidential and I am HIPAA certified. My rates may be high, but your satisfaction is guaranteed!

    $60.00 /hr
    287 hours
    4.96
  6. Alison C.

    Alison C.

    Expert Translator and Accountant

    United Kingdom - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    I am a native English-speaker with key skills in translation (German and Italian to English) and proof-reading. I am a qualified chartered accountant, and I have 12 years' experience in preparing and proof-reading financial statements and reports. I also have professional experience translating Italian internal audit reports into English, and translating/ proofreading German audit reports to management. My main areas of expertise are in proof-reading financial documents and translating financial, business and IT matter to English from German and Italian. I also am interested in proof-reading non-financial documents, as I am an avid reader of novels and a keen racket sport player (specifically tennis and badminton). I have over 12 years experience working as a Chartered Accountant. I am currently FD of a small limited company and run my own accountancy practice in the UK.

    $40.00 /hr
    81 hours
    4.98
  7. Dale M.

    Dale M.

    Skilled writer and editor with strong HR and sales experience, PHR

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 2

    In my long career, I've developed expertise in a number of areas, especially communication (written and oral), human resources, sales, administrative services, and related disciplines. One of my greatest strengths is analyzing jobs or tasks and breaking them down into their component parts, then making routines of them so that they can be easily replicated. I am very experienced in business communication and am developing a portfolio of writing in more contemporary topics.

    $44.44 /hr
    699 hours
    4.91
  8. Richard Batchelor

    Richard Batchelor

    Change Management Professional (HR, OD, BPR, IT)

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Richard is a well respected and very experienced Change Management Professional, specializing in supporting businesses through changes and effectively managing the impact of the change upon the people within the business. He has been delivering successful projects in organisational change, development and effectiveness for almost 20 years and is noted for developing targeting, insightful and influential multi level communications to facilitate successful change. His work with strategic human resources develops positive transformational impacts across a breadth of HR deliverables, including recruitment, succession planning, learning and organizational development and competency based framework integration for performance, development and talent acquisition approaches. He is a certified lean six sigma green belt, certified in design for six sigma and operational excellence and has delivered on many business improvement and re-engineering projects. Being a certified project, program and portfolio manager also. Richard understands the need to get the best from technology in the workplace and appreciates the need to get the right physical environment to help a smooth business transition. Richard is the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals and keen to develop the future integration of the practice of change management through his writings, speaking and other public engagements.

    $150.00 /hr
    660 hours
    4.80
  9. Dawn C.

    Dawn C.

    HR Consultant-Expert Resume Writer/ Policy and Handbook Writer/Trainer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a HR Consultant, MBA, and expert Resume, Cover Letter and LinkedIn profile writer. Over the years I have held various positions in the HR field such as Recruiter, Benefits Specialist, HR Generalist,Training Manager, and VP of HR. I own and operate a HR Consulting company and have been assisting small businesses in many areas of HR for over 8 years. I also found a large demand for my services from job seekers and have been assisting individuals put their best foot forward when applying for jobs. What I offer for job seekers: I know what recruiters are looking for! ☛ Career Consulting. ☛ Tailored Resume and Cover Letter writing to highlight strengths and accomplishments. ☛ LinkedIn profile writing. ☛ Interview Prep. What I offer for businesses: I can help your HR dept. run smoothly! ☛ Successful development and administration of company-wide policies and procedures. ☛ Employee Handbook creation. ☛ Effective job posting and job description writing. ☛ Recruitment of most qualified individuals for open positions. ☛ Cost effective creation of a complete benefits package and administration of benefits. ☛ Counseling for managers and employees in resolving employee relation issues. ☛ Consultation, creation, and facilitation of successful training programs for soft skills training. ☛ Performance Appraisals administration. ☛ Employee Recognition Program creation. ☛ Bio writing. Additional services include article writing, business plan writing for investor appeal, web content writing, and test creation.

    $55.56 /hr
    284 hours
    4.93
  10. Melanie E.

    Melanie E.

    The Presentation Diva - I can make your message sparkle :)

    Canada - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    I have developed hundreds of presentations over my 12+ year career within the corporate communications world. As a communications expert, I am well versed in the best practices when it comes to all aspects of building a GREAT presentation including story lines, wording and layout. I can create a presentation design from scratch or revamp an existing deck. My combination of relevant imagery, custom illustrations and great headlines, in line with your brand guidelines, will help you communicate your key points in a memorable way.

    $30.00 /hr
    230 hours
    4.99