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Evangeline C.

Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

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

Philippines - 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

97% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
4,160 hours

Ma Linda Belza

Ma Linda Belza Agency Contractor


Philippines - Tests: 4

MORE THAN 10 YEARS IN ADMIN/CLERICAL; specialized in MS OFFICE such as MS - WORD, MS-EXCELl and MS-POWERPOINT; EXPERT DATA/WEB RESEARCHER AND DATA ENCODER; EMAIL HANDLING; EMAIL MARKETING; WITH SALES and MARKETING EXPERIENCE on REAL ESTATE DEVT. CO. CAREER OBJECTIVES: 1. To be able to render the best quality service with utmost satisfaction towards the client or to the company. 2. To excel in solo projects/task, as well as in-group team projects even in the absence of the supervision of a team leader. 3. Prepare & perform other business functions with utmost quality as necessary. 4.To apply my knowledge, education and training in a position commensurate to my qualification and use it in a challenging task/project.

Associated with: INFINITE BLESSINGS Agency

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
1,370 hours

Revy A.

Revy A. Agency Contractor

Internet Marketing Expert, Top Google Adwords Pro, SEO, Writer, SMM

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 13

A degree holder in Management Accounting with more than 5 years of experience in Internet Marketing through professional Google Adwords management, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing (SMM), and quality writing (copy writing, content writing, article writing, press releases, and blogging). I am always up for a challenge to further improve my skills. Maximizing profits by lowering expenses without affecting quality is my primary objective on oDesk. Here to start a long-term relationship with a few reliable buyers on oDesk that will be able to make the best use of my skill sets and experiences. Remember buyers, quality is what I am here for. Buyer satisfaction, guaranteed!

Associated with: PayPerClick, Inc.

100% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
5,466 hours

Theresa Goodell

Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

#1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

United States - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

“Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

Associated with: Hill & Associates

58% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
3,091 hours

Ariane A

Ariane A

Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creatives Associate

Philippines - Tests: 6

Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

100% Job Success
$17.00 /hr
1,740 hours

Phyllis Griffith

Phyllis Griffith


United States - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 1

When we communicate, we need and want to be understood. Careful proofreading and editing can ensure that our words build a bridge to our readers. Whether we are expressing an idea, describing a method, or sharing a belief, it is our responsibility to guide our readers to an understanding of our meaning. For the last three years, I have been proofreading a daily blog for a metrics company that provides software for analyzing the performance of websites. Also, I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education (business) and over eight years of experience as a real estate paralegal in law firms. Let me help you make a connection with your readers.

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
1,646 hours

Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

Jaqueline Mendoza-Bongco

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

Philippines - 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

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
2,943 hours

Alexi Rodrigo Monardez Miranda

Alexi Rodrigo Monardez Miranda

Editor / Project Manager / Business Assistant

Spain - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 3

I'm a hardworking and responsible guy aware of the latest trends. I'm learning more languages to increase my skills. I'm also a very well educated and informed person. I have a lot of experience at administrative support and international customer service and relations. I'm a native Spanish speaker and Catalan and English with an advanced level. Because of my job i'm pretty used to work with Microsoft Office and social networks, having a very good management, administrative and computer skills. Feel free to contact me for any question or purpose.

100% Job Success
$28.00 /hr
1,085 hours

Ma cristina B.

Ma cristina B. Agency Contractor

Data Entry Specialist / General Transcriptionist / V.A.

Philippines - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 3

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected" - Steve Jobs. In everything I do, I always strive to do my best. I believe that producing work with quality and value is very important in staying in this line of work. I love online work because it never fails to pose a challenge for me. I love challenges and learning new things. My skill set includes being fast & efficient. I am self-motivated, organized, responsible and disciplined. I have a keen eye to details and always strive to produce quality work. I am tolerant and flexible, and easily adjusts to different situations. I am a quick learner and can work with minimum supervision.

Associated with: Committed Quality Service Agency (CQSA), Excelsor Data Solutions Agency, WAHT Work-at-Home Team, Cristina

100% Job Success
$6.00 /hr
3,972 hours