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  1. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people. To be able to find a job that would improve and develop my capabilities.

    Associated with: PhWebDV.com

    $3.00 /hr
    2,808 hours
    4.20
  2. Sandeep Shede

    Sandeep Shede

    Business consultant, Strategist, Researcher Writer

    India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    I am having more than 8 years of Business consulting, Corporate & Marketing strategy development and Market research experience. Academically I am qualified with Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) , MBA (Marketing), PhD (International Business). I offer 100 percent commitment to excellence, innovation, perseverance and the most important undying attention to customer needs. My key performance Indicator on www.elance.com, 58 skill test cleared 11 groups joined 783 out of 72847 in sales and marketing, as on 29 July, 2015. I am seasoned Management & Marketing strategist focussed on International business research. I have worked for clients across geographies with focus on U.S., Middle East, Africa, and Europe. I am focused on end end management services to clients from varied industry vertical. I am a keen communicator, and have analytical and problem solving abilities. Worked in market research, business modelling, data interpretation, data analysis, business development in varied industry verticals. Key performance indicator for me are top down approach with uniqueness in idea generation and execution. CORPORATE & BUSINESS STRATEGY: The Development of Corporate and Business strategy to take on the competition that improve the Key Performance Indicators to propel the profit. Strategic solutions with sustainable business plan for your ongoing growth offered are clear, robust and easy to implement. Managed and executed strategy and due diligence projects, market sizing, market entry, target screening and identification, competitor benchmarking, M&A strategy, and business/financial analysis. Conducting research for preparing reports comprising of market trends, company profiles, feasibility / financial reports, ad-hoc research, PoVs, Benchmark studies. Ensure client-ready deliverables ENTREPRENEURS & MICRO BUSINESSES OWNERS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT : Start-ups need unique strategic business plans that differ from well established competitors. I create unique solutions well analysed from the vision, SWOT and Market analysis. BUSINESS PLAN DEVELOPMENT: I Develop business plans to secure investment from the big quality investors worldwide with the emphasis on the business fundamentals, growth expectations and overall Market scenario worldwide. Quantitative analysis was adopted to forecast the future cash flow, its optimization and profit maximization inputs. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION: I create Business Communication plans and content to tackle the queries raised by the internal stakeholders and the external media agencies. it was done in more professional manner by adopting the ethical standards. BRANDING + ADVERTISING SOLUTIONS: - Business vertical / Company / Product / Service / Brand Naming - Company Logo Development suggestions - Tag Lines / Slogans - Brand consulting - Print and online advertisement content development TRADITIONAL + DIGITAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS: - Sales Letters - Sales and Marketing Copy writing - Customer loyalty engagement - Email Campaigns design and execution - Pay-Per-Click (PPC) - Google AdSense / AdWords - Blogging content development and execution - Social Media Marketing - Mobile Advertising, SMS and Short code, long code engagement strategies - End to end Marketing Plans

    $11.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 17

    11 years of experience as a professional transcriptionist (7 of those years spent working as a freelancer), editor, researcher and paid academic/technical article writer. Seeking ongoing hourly work as a copywriter/editor or administrative or project manager. Typing speed of 120 WPM with a 99.9 % accuracy. For Project Management: Experienced in managing a team of 250+ writers and 15-20 transcriptionists. I also have professional experience within the construction industry (owner and managing partner of American Global Renovations between 2006 and 2010 - commercial and residential construction). I'm extremely organized, driven and efficient. Previous job duties included general HR (recruiting, hiring, training and managing), general accounting duties (payroll, accounts receivable and payable, taxes and so on), marketing (including online marketing and promotion), online presence management (designed and built company websites, wrote and edited content and managed updates), social networking (established following on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and with company blogs and articles), document creation and preparation (contracts, bid proposals, invoices, brochures, newsletters, magazine covers, design and compilation, business card design, logo design and branding and so on), and general customer service (via phone, chat, email and in-person). For Transcription: Published author and business owner looking for new personal opportunities (with smaller jobs) and larger jobs to include my transcription team. Experienced in all types of transcription with a focus on focus groups and research interviews. Seeking transcription jobs of any size (experience with managing and completing large jobs of 50 + audio hours). For Writing & Editing: Seeking virtual assistant jobs, writing jobs and editing positions. Experienced in technical writing, article writing, blogging, newsletters, resume writing, letters and inquires, writing queries, academic writing, data entry, research, website design, copywriting, fiction, poetry, children's literature I'm also helped several candidates successfully land employment by writing professional resumes/CVs, assisting with the online job search, producing general and position-specific cover letters, completing online applications and contacting employers online, offering job interview coaching and tips and offering basic training, such as MS Word/Excel, Internet Explorer and so on. I occasionally do voice over work (generally related to business). I'm experienced in writing successful manuscript query letters (my query letters get a good response), professional business letters, legal letters and so on. Background and Experience: Business management, almost all aspects of administrative work, all aspects of the construction business (focusing on hard surface installation, drywall, paint, bidding, bid proposals, human resources and more), sales, travel (international), skincare, health management (focusing on alternative health and weight loss). I've also done extensive research in natural/alternative treatments, focusing on pain management and quitting smoking. I've successfully developed an all-natural quit smoking plan and I've developed several alternative/natural pain management methods (pain oils, creams, mouthwash, etc). My research has been of interest to medical communities in three countries and is ongoing. Currently studying psychology at Argosy University. I have a background with criminal justice administrative work and also do some photography on the side. I have valuable business contacts throughout the world, which can often assist in the timely completion of large projects (professional photographers, authors, editors, printers, website designers, commercial construction contacts, models, makeup artists, freelance writers and so on). I can assist in business setup/management by taking a look at what your immediate and long-term goals are and creating a solid business plan to help you set things in motion. I'm also available to manage this aspect of your business. I'm experienced with creating business plans, marketing plans and can also help with grant proposals and other financial proposals. I've helped several ODesk contractors put together an award-winning profile, write cover letters designed to get a positive response and help with compiling a professional portfolio. I do a lot of different things and my experience comes from not only my own experience owning and managing two successful businesses (and working successfully as a professional writer/editor), but from helping other business owners and freelancers (businesses of all sizes) put together or reorganize a business.

    Associated with: Blue Digital Solutions Agency

    $38.89 /hr
    1,716 hours
    4.74
  4. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 17

    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
    1,846 hours
    4.99
  5. Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Maria Elizabeth Jabonillo

    Recruitment Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    For the last 7 years or more, I have been in different industries, practicing my profession and trying out new things. I have been a bookkeeper, a very challenging job, and I was able to enhance my accounting skills, dealing with real problems that are far different from what I studied. I have also worked as a call center agent. Not only did I enhance my English-speaking skills, I was also able to learn more from it. I have faced with customers' tough problems and was able to find solutions to it all. Currently, I am a copyeditor/proofreader. I am more knowledgeable when it comes to grammar correction, syntax correction, etc. I can say that I have now acquired more skills than I ever needed. Skills that will stay with me wherever I go. On the other hand, my focus is both on proofreading/copyediting and customer service support (phone/chat/email). However, I want to try new skills like data entry, writing, spinning articles, etc., to challenge my capacity and capability and to enhance my knowledge as well. I can also do accounting/bookkeeping to broaden my skills more on those fields.

    $6.00 /hr
    535 hours
    4.88
  6. Latasha J.

    Latasha J.

    Project Manager/Editor/Writer/Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am eager to become your "go to" Assistant for any and all projects that you may need. No project is too small for me to handle. My specialty is just about anything you do not feel like doing such as, posting to WordPress, writing web content, data entry, responding to emails and these are just a few of my many services. I am also an experienced Project Manager, of which I have managed a team of 15. Those duties also included, creating payroll invoices, recruiting and screening new applicants, delegating projects, proofing and editing written projects and most importantly, making sure DEADLINES ARE MET! I take pride is making my client's work load lighter, so that they can focus on the meat of their business. I am very easy to work with and can complete work without any hand-holding. Just tell me what you need and I will take care of the rest! I welcome projects that include: MS Excel MS Word content writing blog writing Email Basecamp Project Manager Data Entry WordPress

    $22.22 /hr
    3,134 hours
    4.99
  7. Alora Deocampo

    Alora Deocampo

    Expert writer with experiences in Human Resources and call center

    Philippines - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    To be able to utilize my professional skills the best possible way while doing my duties at home. I worked as a customer service representative for two years. The job requires me to answer customer inquiries and complains and process subscription applications. Also part of the job is to call back clients for update on their subscription application. I used to work as a store manager for a 24-hour convenience store. I was responsible for the general operation of my branch i.e, determining the profit and losses of the store, book keeping, inventory, people management, physical arrangement of the store, and others. I also worked as a Human Resources staff for Belle Corporation. My major role there is to scout applicants for vacant positions. I also keep records the employees’ payroll and benefits and compensations. Being a Journalism graduate, I am highly efficient in oral and written English communication. I always have the passion in writing and reading. Some Journalism jobs that I specialize in are news writing, feature writing, editorial writing, proof reading, and copy writing.

    $5.56 /hr
    704 hours
    5.00
  8. Stephanie lyn D.

    Stephanie lyn D.

    INBOUND/OUTBOUND Telemarketer and Flexible Virtual Assistant

    Philippines - Last active: 17 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a freelancer for some quite time now and I have handled projects that involve online marketing, market research email marketing, and to maintain as well as promote the business through the use of social media like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Back Page, Wordpress, Posting Ads and Online Marketing Strategies. I am proficient in combining traditional and web based marketing strategies, including social media and branding. After that, I transferred to Consulting Firm as a Research Data Base Manager that handles graphics projects such as creating brochures, flyers, PowerPoint Presentations, And etc.. For different clients with commercial businesses. I also have skills in writing resume, and business letters. I finished a few projects that involve real estate. Wherein I managed Wordpress Accounts for different Realtor and as well as updating their everyday listings. I have experience in a BPO Industry that molded my skills to strive to deliver real results and also help me to build my knowledge about sales and technical world. I can offer my employee honest, punctual, and superlative teamwork. I am friendly and well mannered with a bubbly personality, yet hard working and self motivated. Can communicate and relate with people of all ages and a dedicated member to anything I start, but am also eager to continue learning.

    $3.33 /hr
    479 hours
    4.82
  9. Bolaji O.

    Bolaji O.

    Professional Writer/ Editor/Journalist

    Australia - Last active: 26 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 2

    Creative writing. Copywriting. Journalism. Proofreading/Editing. Marketing communications. Project management. Media consulting. Business consulting. Creative direction. Award-winning writer. I'm particularly interested in writing for film, TV, video and game development. I'm also looking to edit and polish book manuscripts to perfection. I have a thorough grasp of plot elements and how they should come together to make compelling, compulsive reading. Try me.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    4.87
  10. Evangeline C.

    Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

    Real Estate, WordPress, VA, LinkedIn Expert, Email Marketing Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 20

    To accomplish and fulfill my desire to be happy in an environment where I can offer my skills and experiences. To learn more as I grow in a company or with an employer who is willing to give me a chance to improve and use other skills that I have and am willing to learn, if given the opportunity. Expertise in the following tasks... * Data Entry * Web Research * Lead Generator * Mailing List Development * Email Marketing Campaigns > Infusionsoft > Aweber > Mailchimp > LeadPages > Zapier > Freedomsoft > PODIO * Database Development/Maintenance * Property Research * List Creation/Extraction * Product Listings * PDF to Excel file * Content Moderation/Update * Ad Postings (Backpage, Trulia & eBay Classified) * Managing Social Media Networks > Facebook > Twitter > You Tube > WordPress > LinkedIn * Web link and Directory Submission * Article Submission * Payroll processing, Invoicing * Logo Design * Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)

    Associated with: UrDataOutsourcingTeam Agency

    $8.89 /hr
    4,029 hours
    4.59