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  1. Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

    Administrative Support/Customer Care/Data Analyst/WEB RESEARCHER/SEO

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

    For the past 5 years I've been exposed with different types of work such as clerical, recruitment, managing production on a customer service side and forecasting or handling 800 people in terms of business needs.  My previous experiences had taught me a lot and could help out in all the projects that will be assigned. Currently I worked as a Keyword Researcher and help out our Internet Marketing Manager in analyzing keywords for the website

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  2. Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Dr. Kitty Bickford

    Nonprofit 501c3 Tax Exempt Status: Idea to Reality

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

    I am author of the Do Your Own Nonprofit 51-book state series and Nonprofit Touchdown: Winning the 501c3 Game Against IRS. Also founder of Pasture Valley Children Missions and Owner of Chalfant Eckert Publishing, a traditional publisher with hybrid qualities allowing authors to keep their rights and royalties while enjoying world-class publishing services. I can take your idea for a nonprofit organization, even if it is only an idea, and turn it into a reality quickly. The paperwork and process are intimidating, but not to me. Let me help you get it finished so you can get to the mission you are on to make the world a better place! I put my rates in at $50 an hour. For new U.S. nonprofits less than 27 months old with annual revenue this minute of less than $50,000 and assets less than $250,000, that hourly rate translates to 2 hours total for the state and federal paperwork. The exception is for schools, hospitals, churches. That paperwork is much more involved and will require a closer look and a conversation to come up with what is fair and gets the job done. In any case, I am fair, reasonable, know what I am doing, don't waste my time or yours, and provide quality work. Are you are writer? Want to know your actual publishing potential? Need a ghostwriter, content or developmental editor, copy editor or proofreader, publicist? Chalfant Eckert Publishing has them all at a fair price for GREAT work. Some of our authors have been publicized into Best Seller status and have made appearances on national syndicated talk shows. We are good at what we do, we have to be. I own the company and I won't settle for anything less! LOTS of references available upon request for nonprofit services and publishing, including attorneys. What are you waiting for? It is time to get started!

    $50.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  3. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 24 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
  4. Kharen Arpilleda

    Kharen Arpilleda

    Virtual Assitant /email response handling/ Data Entry/ Data Analysis

    Philippines - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 2

    I'm hard working, good listener, open-minded, fast learner and willing to work long hours and I'm willing to adjust my time to meet whatever time difference between me and my employer. I am a good communicator and I always plan ahead and make sure to keep my work fast, clear and organized. I have a strong networking skills and the ability to foster and build relationships, I am dedicated to succeed centered on building trusted relationships, strong work ethic, persistence, and a desire to reach my full potential but despite of this I am still very much willing to learn new ideas in different ways. Proficient with Microsoft documents (words,excel, powerpoint ) Internet marketing, Online media marketing, Sales, Virtual assistant, Administrative support, article writing, blogger. Advanced knowledge with calendar management, Google docs. An active user of different social media sites Facebook, Instagram, linkedIn, craighslist, mailchimp, dropbox etc.. I can be reach through wechat, viber, whatsapp, chaton and skype.

    $4.50 /hr
    666 hours
    0.00
  5. Tiffany M Harris

    Tiffany M Harris

    Talent and Training Professional

    United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Portfolio: 1

    Highly accomplished Training professional with extensive industry and consulting experience. Excels at Human Resource and Training activities such as interviewing, reviewing and critiquing resumes, and identifying top talent; creating and delivering training materials to include: training presentations, User Guides, Facilitator Guides, and Job Aids using Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, and Captivate.

    $60.00 /hr
    66 hours
    4.03
  6. Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Exceptional lead generator, appointment setter, and researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    Good Day! I used to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare owning campaign. I've also worked as a data encoder for a manufacturing company for over three years. At that moment, I still believe I am an average girl, and I won't stand out. I don't have a very impressive background like those of other freelancers, all I have are DREAMS for my family. This motivates me to strive harder and become EXCEPTIONAL. I may not have the most impressive profile and proposal, but I know that what I'm saying right now is coming deep inside my heart and that every words written is sincere. I know this may take a little bit of your time but I would like to BOLDLY explain to you why I believe I should be given a chance. I will start with my educational background. I am a constant honor student from elementary until high school. However, I haven't been able to go to college because of the financial status of my family. I've worked in a manufacturing company for six years. The first three years was as a production operator but then my superior saw a potential from me and was recommended for a promotion as a data encoder. This is pretty tough because all my competitors have a college degree background, but I proved myself and got the job. I've worked as a data encoder for the last three years that I stayed in that company. My job is to put all the daily production output in an MS Excel spreadsheet. I also do data entry of the Names, Address, Contact numbers and skills of the production operators. At times, I help in doing the skill refreshment exams, I use MS Word for this job. However, I've got higher goals. I want to send all my siblings to college so I decided to find a higher paid job. That's when I got a chance to work as an appointment setter for a home improvement and timeshare campaign. The job is to convince individuals ( business / residential ) to attend a presentation. I do the email follow ups and confirmation. Send the driving directions as well as the confirmation code that they need to present upon arriving the showroom. They don't require a college degree because they pay on a minimum wage basis, but they give you a pretty good commission for every successful appointment that is measured on how many shows you can make in a month. This helped me to gain more earnings, because I can make a pretty good number of shows. Hence, I was awarded as one of the show maker in our company. This is in a form of cash incentive so I was very happy and contented with my job. Then, a crisis struck the company that affects their finances so they have to lay-off some agents and being one of the new members, I was included in the lay-off. I am quite old now to be employed here in our country. There are other companies that I still qualify for my age but won't qualify in my educational background. That was when a friend of mine told me about freelance job, particularly Elance. She helped me put up everything I need to get started. The computer, a 24/7 post-paid internet connection, and the basic tools I need for this job. Luckily, I've got a job. It's a fixed price job as an appointment setter. After finishing the job, the client hired me for her 2nd project, but then we have to cancel it for it requires a US number. I'm using a Google Voice at that time but right now I've already got a VoIP service and Virtual number as well. I also dream of having a team of 2-3 members perhaps, but right now my focus is to get a job as an individual so that I can make money to improve my performance and status as a freelancer. An Admin Support job or a Sales job both suites for me. It can be a data entry or a quick typing job that will require a 40-50 wpm. I can do cold calling, B2B or B2C. Email follow ups, or even Facebook Marketing. I've passed English skills test and got a pretty good result in Facebook Marketing skills. That is how I started as a freelancer on Elance. It was more than a year now and I already got vast experiences there. Lead generator, appointment setter, researcher, and other sales and administrative task. Now, I am trying my luck here on Upwork, I believe you are aware as I am, that this will soon be a single platform combining freelancer and clients from Elance and Upwork. So, I am hoping that I will be given the same chance as I did on Elance. I can assure you a quality service at a minimal cost. I am well motivated and I have self-discipline. I treat my clients as treasures so if you are going to hire me, I'll make it a point not to fail you. Thank you so much for taking time to read my story, and I am looking forward to work with you soon.

    $4.00 /hr
    5,969 hours
    4.81
  7. Sandeep Shede

    Sandeep Shede

    Business consultant, Strategist, Researcher Writer

    India - Last active: 20 hours ago - 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
  8. Joan M.

    Joan M. Agency Contractor

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

    Personal Background • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Highly Skilled in Microsoft Programs such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Speaks effectively to a variety of audiences • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Experienced in performance management and internal promotions processing (HR) • Works closely with IT specialists in system enhancement projects • Trained in Campus Journalism and served as Editor-in-Chief in college paper • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    Associated with: Joan Monderin Group

    $5.56 /hr
    1,061 hours
    4.52
  9. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 20 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
    1,704 hours
    4.74
  10. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 20 hours 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
    1,845 hours
    4.99