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  1. Brian Schmitt

    Brian Schmitt

    A/B Test Implementation | Conversion Optimization Consulting

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

    Why A/B Test? Optimizing your conversion rate creates a compounding increase on the percentage of visitors deciding to trade their money for your solution. Getting a 5% lift in conversions from a single test gives you that same 5% for several months to come. I’m disappointed if a test just increases lift 5%. One of our e-commerce clients saw a 33% lift in revenue from a new navigation structured around the customer’s device type instead of the clients product collections. A test that took 12 days to run grew revenue by 33%! One of our SaaS clients saw a 38% increase in signups from a homepage overhaul. How does it work? We will help you by: strategically deciding what needs to be tested, implementing the test, QA’ing the test, then launching and monitoring it as it progresses. We’ll have a conference call at appropriate times to discuss results and planning for the next test. Not all testing produces gains in your conversions. Sometimes a test will cause a dip in revenue or signups. We learn from those tests too. Then we move on and test again based on what we’ve learned. What is it going to cost? We will do a full Conversion Rate Optimization Analysis of your site delivered in a report with clear action items you should change now and clearly defined tests we'll be happy to run for you, or you can go and run yourself. We'll deliver the report and schedule a one hour phone call to go over any questions you have and to discuss how to prioritize the tests. The CRO Analysis takes about two weeks to produce and runs $1,500. If you would like us to conduct the testing for you, we'll run it from start to finish for $700 per test. We've found it easier to let clients go as fast or slow as they want. So we charge a flat rate per test. Some clients have enough conversions they can run three or four tests a week while others can only run one or two tests over a 4 to 8 week period. We ask for a two test commitment because the first test actually includes an A/A test to be sure we've instrumented the goals properly and tracking is working as expected. After we confirm the A/A is running correctly we implement, QA, and send you the approval email to begin the first A/B test. We'll monitor the results of each test and report the results once the test has either reached a state where it can be concluded or is apparent the changes are not having a positive effect. The only thing you'll need to take care of is signing up for an Optimizely account and having their small script installed on your site. We highly recommend also signing up for and installing CrazyEgg. If you're ready to get started contact me through oDesk or setup a time to visit via phone or Skype through my open calendar: https://calendly.com/brianschmitt Who are we? I’m Brian Schmitt. I began learning about Conversion Optimization from Jeffrey and Bryan Eisenberg in 2001 when they taught a Wizards of Web course in Austin, Texas. I’ve been learning and applying the principles of Conversion Optimization and persuasion ever since. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our client roster includes: 99designs, Adobe, BioLite Stove, DialMyCalls, Extole, Facebook, Fuze, Gobbler, JobScore, Schedulicity, Spartan Race, Stella & Dot, Thomson Safaris, Trulia, Tuft & Needle, UnSeat.Me., and more.

    $125.00 /hr
    3,398 hours
    4.97
  2. Andrew Hessel

    Andrew Hessel

    wordsmith

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

    I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

    $95.00 /hr
    754 hours
    4.99
  3. Marina Janeiko

    Marina Janeiko

    UX & Product Design

    United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 5

    Portfolio site (WIP): www.marinajaneiko.com I am looking for a new exciting product design opportunity in a creative, innovative and enthusiastic virtual environment, and I am eager to join a fast moving and fast learning, constantly improving and experimenting team. I am a vibrant and self-motivated individual with passion for self development, learning new things and creating meaningful experiences through my work.

    $69.00 /hr
    4,187 hours
    5.00
  4. Glen Maree

    Glen Maree

    Sales Copy Master, Hypnotic Writing, NLP, WordSmith of Distinction

    South Africa - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 30

    - - - virtual office closed until further notice - - - Direct Response Copy That SELLS .. Period! if a word .. like IMAGINE .......... was a picture ..... what do you see? if a word .. like INTENSE .......... was a sound ...... how do you hear it? if a word .. like PASSION .......... was a smell ....... who do you think of? if a word .. like HYPNOTIC ........ was a taste ...... why do you hunger? if a word .. like MAGNETIC ....... was a feeling ... where do you feel it? if a word .. like PERFECTION ... was a sixth ...... when do you sense it? NOW synergize six senses .. in a sentence .. so you're sold .. so sweetly so subtly .. suggestively .. SOLD .. how'd that happen? it's all in the conditioned psyche of the subconscious where instinctive decisions are made you need to get in there I'm your key use me .. NOW _________________________________________________________ Hypnotic Sales Copywriting will catapult your conversion, no question! Video Sales Letter Scripts, Email Autoresponder Sequences, Web Content, Sales and Landing Pages .. and all the written marketing collateral you need in between .. plus expert reviews, advice and IM strategies to ensure your sales funnel, and the visual balance and flow of your offering, work best for you. So .. when a massive increase in conversion will work wonders for your business .. and the very best is the least you expect .. get set to expect beyond expectation, because .. I incorporate subtle, suggestive and persuasive, hypnotic NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) patterns and techniques into my words, while supercharging content with expert skills and knowledge gained through an illustrious career in sales, business and life management. I excel at crafting engaging and compelling sales copy that subtly manipulates the subconscious mind into a receptive and willing buying state .. and I'm a born perfectionist with a superior intellect. This mix guarantees exceptional standards of professionalism and impressively captivating, distinctive creativity. This exceptional mix also guarantees a substantial increase in conversion for you. In every writing assignment, besides absolute employer satisfaction, my primary objective is to outdo myself .. and I'm as diligent and as thorough as if your business were my own. ** Everything I touch turns to SOLD **

    $97.00 /hr
    632 hours
    4.91
  5. John P.

    John P.

    Business Finance Consultant

    United States - Last active: 20 hours 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
    3,283 hours
    4.93
  6. Greg Rawlings

    Greg Rawlings

    CPA with Masters Degree in Business Taxation

    United States - Last active: 3 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
    760 hours
    4.99
  7. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.

    Data Specialist

    United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    Over the last 8 years, I've been involved in a wide range of research projects performing statistical analyses, database management, technical writing, and business analytics. I'm highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite (with a special focus on Microsoft Excel), SPSS, and SAS statistical software, research writing and editing. My core competency lies in complete end-to-end management of research and data projects, from collecting/analyzing data, to creating high quality and clean graphs, to writing finished technical reports. I am well-versed in both parametric and non-parametric tests. I am seeking opportunities to organize, analyze, and interpret data from all sizes of projects. I also have experience in the following areas: HTML5, CSS3, social media, graphing data, and teaching.

    $39.00 /hr
    235 hours
    4.96
  8. Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Valiantsina Zianishyna

    Accountant, Bookkeeper, QuickBooks, XERO, Excel

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Have bachelor's of science in economics & marketing + extra accounting units (all As), currently studying to sit for the CPA exam. Proficient with QuickBooks (many PC & Mac versions), XERO, MS Excel. 5 years full charge accounting experience, including but not limited to setting up an accounting system for a company, bank and c/c reconciliations, AP/AR, payroll, inventories, depreciation and amortization, financial statements presentations, GAAP and tax compliance. Other office experience includes data entry & analysis, Internet research, logistics, marketing, e-commerce, translations Russian - English and administrative support. Honesty and reliability are my priorities, I see challenging problems as a space to learn and grow, ready to go the extra mile to achieve the best results in the shortest time.

    $50.00 /hr
    884 hours
    5.00
  9. Dragos Madarasan

    Dragos Madarasan

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

    Romania - Last active: 14 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
  10. 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
    884 hours
    5.00