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  1. Glen Maree

    Glen Maree

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

    South Africa - Last active: 7 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
  2. Zachary L.

    Zachary L.

    MBA Candidate Business Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

    I have worked as a business development consultant for organizations in both the private and public sector, providing everything from basic structural business mechanisms to entrepreneurial strategy advice. I have significant experience in research and reporting data, which serve as the foundation for good business and marketing decision-making. I hope to continue to use my skills for the benefit of clients who seek deliverables that are backed by accurate information. Past projects have included business plans, industry analyses, branding strategies, and market research quality assurance reports.

    $55.56 /hr
    331 hours
    4.94
  3. Anna K.

    Anna K.

    Start-up Consultant and Technical Writer

    United States - Last active: 14 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    Hello! I am an experienced start-up consultant and technical writer. I specialize in writing investment business plans and technology white papers and case studies. My educational credentials include Bachelor's in Business Administration and Master's in Public Administration. Upwork performance highlights - 94% Job Success Rate and 33% conversion rate of one-time clients into long-term employers. Thank you for taking the time to scroll through my page and happy working!

    $45.00 /hr
    112 hours
    4.93
  4. Dawn C.

    Dawn C.

    HR Consultant & Expert Resume Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 2

    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 ● Resume and Cover Letter Writing (Job specific to highlight key strengths and abilities) ● LinkedIn Profile Creation ● Biography writing What I offer for businesses: I can help your HR dept. run smoothly! ● Company-wide Policies and Procedures (development and administration) ● Employee Handbook creation ● Job Posting and Job Description writing ● Recruitment of most qualified individuals ● Cost effective creation and administration of a complete Benefits Package ● Employee Relations Counseling for Managers and Employees ● Leadership Training Program development (Consultation, Creation, and Facilitation) ● Performance Appraisals creation and administration ● Employee Recognition Program implementation ● Biography 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
  5. Jose Bello

    Jose Bello

    Business Consulting

    United States - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 11

    I create plans and models for entrepreneurs and startups. My documents help them pitch to investors, banks, and potential business partners. Many of my clients are founders, organizations and companies seeking to create business and marketing plans, business models, full pitch decks or online presentations. Among my past clients I have financial institutions, food distribution companies, entertainment start-ups, media websites and green energy companies, plus many nonprofit organizations. My best clients are the ones with new and disruptive ideas. In my process I ask many questions, do a lot of research, propose new ideas, explore diverse channel of distribution, provide a lot of graphics, create models using a canvas business model system, run numbers and create financial projections. At the end, I do everything I can to create useful and powerful documents for my clients. "OFF-LINE" I have my own business consulting firm working from New York City - www.glaction.com. I have an MPA from Cornell University (USA) and I speak English and Spanish. ----- MY PHILOSOPHY on writing business plan is simple: every business plan is unique and every client deserves a professional and timely service. I do not over promise, I do what I said I will do. Simple. Some business and marketing plans are designed to get a loan from a bank, others to get potential investors excited about a project. Most of the time is a tool to raise money, but all the time should be an instrument to guide your future. In my work I get inspiration from big angel and venture capitalist firms, such as the giant investor Sequoia Capital; that has invested in companies like Apple, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Yahoo!, Atari, Kayak, Zappos, and LinkedIn. I always suggest my potential clients to read what they are asking from people that want to get funds from them: www.sequoiacap.com/ideas They are not asking for a 100-page business plan. They believe that the best founders are clear thinkers. ----- MY PROCESS is also simple. I start with your ideas and your initial data and work until you are completely satisfied. I want to invite you to see my process of writing business plans here: http://goo.gl/ugB0l1 Before you hire me I give you a very clear plan of what I will do for you, step by step, with a feasible timetable. Again, I do not over-promise, I do what I said I will do. By hours, this is a breakdown of my typical development process: 1) Business Consulting (2-6 hours) 2) Market (Research and Plan) (4 to 8 hours) 3) Financials (4 to 10 hours) - 3 to 5 years of Sales, Profit & Loss, Cash Flow and Balance Sheet forecasts. 4) Writing (8 to 16 hours) - following the format of California VC firm Sequoia Capital and adding charts, maps, graphics, etc., to clarify your business pitch. My tools are 1)Internet for research, 2) Skype for communication, 3) ASANA to organize my work, 4) Excel to plot all financial projections, 5) PowerPoint to design pitch decks, and 6) a few RedBulls to work overnight and on time. Everything will start with a Skype chat and we go from there. ----- TERMS I work around your budget. I know that startups are not cash cows. Because every plan is unique, I like to discuss final payment terms during the interview process. My original bid is a guide for the client, and is based, usually, on a week of work (about 40 hours). Depending on the nature, format and stage of your business project, my work could take about a week and in some cases several weeks. My hourly rate is $80, and usually will take me 20 to 40 hours of work to develop a comprehensive plan. If you hire me as a fixed rate contract, I operate on a 3-payment basis. The first 20% is due at project start, a second payment of 40% at an agreed upon middle milestone, and the final 40% upon completion of the project. ------- SAMPLES Looking for samples of my work? Here is a list of some of my past projects: IT service start-up in Germany, data center in Uganda, online food service platform in Brazil, crowdfunding site in California, niche social network in the UK, nonprofit in Mozambique, real estate fund in Taiwan, TV production company in Los Angeles, agro-business in Nigeria, entertainment company in Holland, publishing service in Spain, beverage company in the UK, entrepreneurial education center in Dubai, pharmaceutical start up in Lebanon, electric company in Saudi Arabia, and several iOS native app start-up in Australia, Ukraine, Puerto Rico and USA. Sample Business plan - http://goo.gl/4AUmUy Sample Pitch Deck - http://goo.gl/YcIMWa If you request a connection via Linkedin you can see past clients’ recommendations here: www.linkedin.com/in/josebello ----- FINAL NOTE: If you do not hire me, let me wish you good luck in your future business. Keep it up and dream big. Jose

    $80.00 /hr
    523 hours
    4.87
  6. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall

    Business Coach Analysis Marketing Sales InfusionSoft Wordpress

    Canada - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 18

    Step on the gas & let's go! I help small & new business owners save money and get things done. I save you money by helping you avoid common mistakes and reduce areas of risk as you plan to scale. > If you haven't bought InfusionSoft yet and are considering it. ~ WAIT! ~ I can save you $500-1000 on your set-up fees and drastically reduce the monthly commitment! > Are you building a website worth $7500 or more? ~ STOP! ~ Consult with me for 6-10 hours. If I can't find a way to save you as much on your build cost or marketing & operational systems... as the cost of consultation - it's on me. (no charge) > But, wait there's MORE! (lol) In-depth SEO audit & reports of you and you competitors, Marketing + Operations Analysis, Coaching from concept through launch+, plus many other dreadfully boring things nobody but me seems to actually like doing. Frustrated and need intelligent help with the abundance of techie tasks holding you back and eating up time? Making sense of conversion rates, online behavioral marketing, funnels, landing pages, email campaigns, CRMs, social media, memberships, HTML this, CSS that... [What is a cPanel again?] the list goes on and it's mind numbing at best. You need to work on your business. Let me take a load off your shoulders. HAVE SOMETHING MORE ADVANCED IN MIND? Throw me a curve. Do 5 figure months bore you to death? Do you currently gross more than $1m/yr ? Let's cut the small talk and play ball. SERVICE OFFERINGS & RATE SCHEDULE - "As Needed" or short-term consulting under 10 hours, $100-250/hr dependent on specific industry experience. - Long-term consulting greater than 10 hours per week. $65/hr - Analysis / Website Development / General IT / Marketing / software related tasks totaling up to 30 hours per week. $35/hr (InfusionSoft $55/hr) - Infusionsoft Kick-Start. If you purchase IS through me, I will give you 10 hours of my time at a discounted rate of $35/hr. Save money + get set-up properly for YOUR business! TURN 'WORK' INTO PASSION & PLAY Do you want the freedom to spend more time with family and friends? Travel the world? Live spontaneously? Imagine walking the great Wall of China, Swimming in Bora Bora, Climbing a Mayan Temple, or Leaning Tower of Pisa. Perhaps go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or simply watch the sun set from your favorite resort 1/2 the year? I have done all of this and much more, and I can help YOU realize these types of dreams too! It begins with a relaxed mind and a well oiled online business. My experiences which span 24 years in business and 30+ years online are concentrated on community building, business processes, marketing and general analysis. These skills have been exercised across several industries including: Retail, eCommerce, Hospitality, Fitness,Travel, Real Estate, Charities and Online Community Development. I will work closely with you to understand your exact needs, goals and ambitions. Together, we will discuss the situation and brainstorm potential scenarios until we narrow the field to a working solution. If you require ongoing support, I will be there for you when the time comes to review progress and suggest/implement tweaks as your path or details change. Helping people achieve business goals based on their desired lifestyle has become a passion. I have personally earned a lifestyle which has taken me around the world and have experienced things most will only see in a magazine or on television. It is my purpose and goal to help others create a situation for themselves, where they too have this opportunity to live out loud. During the interview process, I will listen carefully to your concerns and weigh all options before moving forward. I am not looking for a 'job' as much as long term partners. If you have a great idea, a solid team and sufficient finances to back it up, but are lacking a piece of the puzzle... I may be able to help you. As much as you will interview me, I will interview the situation and will only accept contracts where I believe the client will ultimately be successful. My schedule is purposefully left fluid as much as possible to accommodate client deadlines, the beach and sanity. We are most productive when we are energetic and full of life. I can help you create a similar situation for yourself. Due to confidentiality reasons, previous business relationships will not be displayed on a public profile. Please do not ask for samples of business, marketing or strategy plans as these files are critical to the survival of a company, could violate NDA's, unduly expose IP rights and open the doors for legal action. You should expect the same level of respect and confidentiality from me. If you are serious about taking the next step. If you honestly have a burning desire and are ready to do whatever it takes... we need to talk.

    $38.89 /hr
    786 hours
    5.00
  7. Brian Mellett

    Brian Mellett

    Business Consultant, Merger and Acquisition Specialist, Entrepreneur

    United States - Last active: 9 days ago - Tests: 1

    5 STAR RATED BUSINESS CONSULTANT --- TOP 1% UPWORK PROVIDER I am a US born and educated business consultant, merger and acquisition specialist and entrepreneur, with over twenty years of experience. I have consulted with international businesses large and small with a passion for start ups, especially in the technology space. I have a unique and thorough understanding of the challenges that growing businesses face, having personally grown two companies that were acquired, the second by a Fortune 200 company. Preparing your business for growth is what I do best! I've been heavily involved in the development and management of hundreds of online properties. I am extremely well-versed in the areas of website development, mobile technology, online marketing, lead generation and social media. I invite you to browse my LinkedIn profile at http://linkedin.com/in/brianmellett

    $50.00 /hr
    266 hours
    5.00
  8. Dave K.

    Dave K.

    Business Writing Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 6

    To help business owners experience more success through better communications including writing business plans, marketing plans, sales tracts, grant proposals, blog, article and web post editing. I have many years of experience in writing and selling comprehensive financial plans, making the technical and mundane easily understandable to enhance sales. More recently I have served successfully as a business consultant in all of the above listed areas. I can help your ideas be communicated clearly in an inspirational manner!

    $38.89 /hr
    116 hours
    4.81
  9. Tonia T.

    Tonia T.

    SaaS Consultant, Startup Advisor & Virtual CMO

    United States - Last active: 21 days ago - Tests: 7

    Upwork Top Rated consultant & former SaaS CMO with proven success in raising funding & successful exits. Specializing in SaaS consulting. If you want to accelerate the growth of your business, contact me today! I can help you with: * Business plans * Product launch & go-to-market strategy * Sales & investor presentation delivery critiques * Pitch decks * Marketing & communication strategy * Competitor & market analysis * Customer onboarding * Copywriting * Branding * Social media * KPI definitions * Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) Due to the nature of my work, I cannot publicly post samples or reference contact information. However, references and samples are available upon request. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon!

    $125.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.98
  10. Puneet Gandhi

    Puneet Gandhi

    Experienced Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs and UBS

    India - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 4

    1. Worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and UBS for five years across IT & BPO, Financial Services, Metals & Mining and Infrastructure 2. Completed several transactions across M&A, equity and debt capital markets 3. Career Portfolio Statistics - 3 M&As - 11 Capital Markets Transactions - 50+ Valuation/Deal models - 250+ Investor/Board/Pitch Presentations 4. Areas of Specialisation - Financial Modeling - Investor Presentations - Business Plans - Corporate Finance & Capitalization - Financial Planning & Analysis - Budgeting/Forecasting - Mergers and Acquisitions - Valuations - Fundraising Strategies

    $225.00 /hr
    1,291 hours
    5.00