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  1. Margaret L Hartmann

    Margaret L Hartmann

    Copywriter and Online Marketing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 9

    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
    844 hours
    5.00
  2. Dan Kaufman

    Dan Kaufman

    Copywriter, Blogger, Social Media Expert, Direct Response Marketer

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Entrepreneurial executive with more than 15 years of experience managing operations, sales, direct response marketing and personnel. Adept at driving growth of company revenues and improving sales-team performance. Exceptional mentor and coach. Tenacious in building new business, securing customer loyalty, and forging strong relationships with external business partners. Big Picture thinker, talented and driven to impact bottom line while ensuring staff compliance with enterprise standards, procedures and regulations.

    $175.00 /hr
    98 hours
    4.95
  3. Marcus P.

    Marcus P.

    Product / Project Manager

    Malaysia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    I am a British Prince 2 qualified project manager now specialising in providing Agile web and app product development, project management and consultancy to start-ups and entrepreneurs. 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 (RoR, Android, IoS). ● Web design & development ● Pivotal Tracker, Slack, DaPulse, Basecamp ● Recruitment, performance and task management of remote contractors / technical teams. ● Startup consultancy and support. ● 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. I look forward to helping your business!

    $33.00 /hr
    756 hours
    4.90
  4. Thomas Hughes

    Thomas Hughes

    Writer

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    I am an experienced market watcher, armchair economist, trader, writer and blogger. I have been working in the field of online content generation and management for over five years and am extensively published. My focus is broad, I write, manage and edit content for several websites and am always looking for the next project. I provide the highest quality work, with the quickest turnaround possible and strive to leave every completely satisfied.

    $35.00 /hr
    1,182 hours
    5.00
  5. John P.

    John P.

    Business Finance Consultant

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 1

    My unique approach to financial management is designed to reveal both insights and opportunities. Building upon a background of National Account Management, Commercial Banking, Brokerage Services, and Senior-Level Financial Consulting, I draw upon a wealth of practical, first-hand experience to benefit clients in the ways that matter most: A broad-based understanding of business finance that achieves defined, sustainable goals. A common theme linking disparate industries at different stages of development and maturity comes courtesy of an understanding of the flow of every dollar, from sales to expense to operating income. Examined through a lens that is customized for every client and each business, and reflects their unique challenges and competitive advantages. The result is what I call Functional Financial Management. It’s not merely the numbers, but the story inside the numbers. Customized, relevant, and with a practical utility that can be nothing short of game-changing. These are also the hallmarks of financial management guidance provided through Business Expedition Partners, the financial consulting firm I founded to offer clients around the world specialized financial consulting. From start-ups to mature companies, it is an honest, hard-working, unrelenting attention to detail that delivers results exceeding expectations. Top 5% Odesk Contractor!

    $96.67 /hr
    3,192 hours
    4.94
  6. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 18

    Over the years I have developed myself and others in various business and leadership skills. My recent clients were family owned small businesses, but also Fortune 500 companies whose brands are in our homes wherever we might live at the moment. I studied and worked in several countries around the world - US, Switzerland, Middle East and Europe - in start-ups and operations management of multinationals. I consult and coach international clients mostly in business management and marketing. Am often writing or editing training or other manuals for them. Since Nov 2012. I am also the principal consultant for WiFi Austria Institute's 'HR Manager' course. This is 9 month course for which I also develop training material. My blog is No Panic Management and if you Google me you will find few more websites I made, with copies I wrote. My name is on first page of Google (when searching for it.) My objective is to work only on things I like, with people I like. They are professionals with integrity and attitude. It means they like and respect business, as well as others they work with. Do not work for companies who do not treat employees well. Ultimately I am looking for ways to help business grow and create jobs, whether it is mine or anyone else's company. That is a greater mission behind any ''small'' task I undertake. I take different jobs at my spare time, those I can do well, enjoy, and those that enhance my business experience while delivering result. Should you have a good business proposal or idea for me, I'd be happy to hear it. Am always welcoming new opportunities for business development and mutually beneficial partnerships.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,473 hours
    4.78
  7. Ashley K.

    Ashley K.

    Business Owner with Writing, PR and Marketing Experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm the owner of a professional B2B writing & PR agency. I specialize in helping a variety of clients across multiple industries boost their brand and increase their companies' visibility. As of today, I have clients in tech, healthcare, fashion and beauty, lifestyle, equestrian and legal fields and understand the unique needs of those sectors. Since I specialize in bringing brands to life across various mediums, I am able to work alone as well as with a graphic designer to create visual tools to encourage customers to engage with your brand and convert them into customers. Consistent branding across all platforms is crucial to earning a customer's trust and helping create a brand's longevity and increase their market share. Contact me if you want an experienced professional who understands how to use a company's goals to forge a promising future. What follows is some of the features I specialize in for companies and individuals: Write and distribute press releases Monitoring and researching publicity opportunities Social media management Blogging Content creation Consulting Branding or rebranding a company Copywriting and copyediting Have a great day and don't be afraid to contact me with any questions or concerns.

    $55.00 /hr
    299 hours
    5.00
  8. Mazhar S.

    Mazhar S.

    Maverick at crafting presentations, consulting, sales & marketing

    India - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 1

    Hi my name is Maz & I am a maverick at crafting presentations. I have crafted pitches and slide decks for clients like Citigroup, McKinsey, K-Mart, several Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies. I am an expert at handling Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, PowerPoint and several other graphic and motion design softwares, My latest presentation portfolio is only available to interested customers on request. Ready for a visual overhaul ? Drop me a message, lets connect.

    $33.00 /hr
    285 hours
    4.81
  9. Richard Batchelor

    Richard Batchelor

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

    Canada - Last active: 1 month 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
  10. David Miller

    David Miller

    Screen Scraping, Data Harvesting, Mozenda EXPERT

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

    I am a Mozenda and data harvesting expert. As an ex-Mozenda employee I am familiar with the software inside and out. I have been working with Mozenda longer than anyone else out there. My work is fast and accurate. Contact me for any job using Mozenda, or any job about data harvesting, mining, scraping, etc. I am able to manage large projects and assemble and manage a team of Mozenda professionals. I have built and managed literally tens of thousands of agents.

    $80.00 /hr
    269 hours
    4.86