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Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Broad orientated virtual assistant with entrepreneurial experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

My place of stay is in Prague, Czech Republic, and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. I have: - experience in customer service because I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone; - been selling contracts in mobile telephony, internet and rental space. During this period I had extensive training on the job; - standardized applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer value; - proven myself to be a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself; - eye for detail and I know how to visualize your business; - no issue with adapting to set up structures which I try to make my own and improve to gain better results; - strong communication skills and experience to work with cultural differences. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also made me the person who thinks about your business by showing keen interest. During my recent projects on oDesk I improved my Office (Microsoft/Google) skills significantly. Other software I work(ed) with but not limited to are: - Wordpress, - GetResponse, - AutoRespond, - Mailchimp, - SurveyMonkey, - Gimp, - Audacity, - Google products I also cooperate with other freelancers. In the case you would like me to control your project feel free to contact me as well. I will hire the designated freelancers myself and for you there will be just one contact. I operate under the name Non-stop Strategy. Feel free to contact me in case you have something to share or want to offer. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I am looking forward to start doing business with you. Best Regards, Freddie

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
4,922 hours

Mary Crawford

Mary Crawford

Mgmt-Team Lead-Customer Care-V.A.-Sales-Writer

United States - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 4

I have specialized in the sales,customer service field as a manager and sales manager, top sales performer and Team leader creating an exemplary team to monitor Quality Assurance for the three major call centers of a National company Responsibilities included: - Leading the growth and development of my company's Quality monitoring. -Procuring top talent and carefully selecting exceptional candidates for the formation of an exemplary team. - Overseeing preparation of uniquely quantitative and qualitative QA reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly agent specific reporting criteria. . - Edit and distribute to reporting and process critical feedback to all 3 call centers while discovering, managing, and resolving any discrepancies in information or processes. -Meeting on a weekly basis with the different teams for discussion of action items and training of customer care agents. -Preparation of itinerary and hosting weekly QA meetings with my team for a clear portrait of feedback across the globe and preparation of the teams weekly assignments. Accomplishments I am proud of include: -excellent managerial skills in office or performing online virtual assistant responsibilities! -High ranking percentile in communication and negotiation skills, phone, hospitality, email etiquette plus customer care. -Proficiency in business communications understanding that communication is the key to success! -I have received recognition for my careful attention to detail and ability to provide spot on feedback including meeting notes. - I am a publish writer, a foreign language and body language student. - I am tech savvy, a self starter and have an impeccable ability to work independently managing time well. - I pride myself with dedication and maintaining a great work ethic being completely trustworthy. -I am equally content following direction from one supervisor, as a team player, as a team leader or in a managerial setting. - I am very flexible with my hours and enjoy long term positions with an opportunity for advancement and working as many hours as possible. - I am an eager and quick study, always up for a new task contributing 100% effort ! References available I look forward to hearing from you,

96% Job Success
$15.56 /hr
7,608 hours

Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,468 hours

Jonathan Albert Uy

Jonathan Albert Uy


Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

I intend to do my best in any way I can and to be a responsible and efficient affiliate adhering to company's policies and standards. I've been working for almost 5 yrs now. Currently working in a BPO company current position is Recruitment Officer and Home Based Email Marketer. Also worked at a Lending and Investment Company. Also worked as a Graphic Designer. Handled phone calls for both inbound and outbound. Trained to handle interviews for applicants and interns. Encoder. Etc...

$5.56 /hr
1,149 hours

Irish ruby P.

Irish ruby P.

Snippet Writer

Philippines - Tests: 3

I am a work oriented and team player. My four years of experience came from being an office staff at different local companies. My tasks commonly circulates on data entry, bookkeeping and accounting. I am experienced in various microsft office applications and in browsing the internet. I was a working student and yet I remained at the top of the class. I am also a good public speaker and academic writer. I am currently seeking a career that is home based and where I could apply my skills, learn and at the same time earn.

$4.11 /hr
2,108 hours

Lesseree rose S.

Lesseree rose S.

Data Entry - Analyst - Researcher - Sourcing Specialist - Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

I am one of UpWork's top rated freelancers with 99% success rate 23 jobs accomplished 1000+ hours worked Having difficulty in your Math subjects? Let's give that subject an A! Having trouble with sales on your online store (Amazon, Etsy and eBay)? I'll help you reach the top sales $$$ Need help with research? I'll give you as much information you need! Are you having trouble writing an article for a magazine or a paper to be submitted in class? Do you need a powerpoint for your report? I could do it for you! With experience as a data entry specialist, researcher, eCommerce store manager, writer, tutor and technical support, I'll accomplish the tasks that you need help with!

99% Job Success
$8.89 /hr
1,143 hours

Donna alma q. E.

Donna alma q. E.

Part Time Personal Assistant /Researcher/Creative Writer

Philippines - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

I am a Credit Specialist by profession, an Accountant and a part-time online researcher and virtual assistant. I want to maximize my skills in full potential thus I don't limit my self to just one job. I put honesty into my work to establish a good working relationship to my employer as well to my co-worker. I'm hard-working, self learner, diligent as I do my best effort to make my services worth being paid for.

100% Job Success
$3.33 /hr
1,248 hours

Elizabeth Stamour sosa

Elizabeth Stamour sosa

Independent Contractor

Dominican Republic - Tests: 14 - Portfolio: 3

Hello, my name is Elizabeth. I have over ten years in the customer service field, including being a Team Leader over seven co-workers. I have over six years of experience as a Test Plan Engineer. I have experience with both automatic and manual testing in QC and QA, which makes me very detailed oriented. I am a reliable, self-motivated individual. I work hard in any task I'm given. I am fluent in English, French, and Creole. I have good office skills and work well in fields such as translation, typing, internet researching, data entry, and various customer services. I type 65 wpm with a 98% accuracy. I enjoy working with customer support and love working with data and information.

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
3,845 hours

Steven D.

Steven D.

Marketing and Sales Expert, Business Plan and Strategy Development

United States - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 1

Not long ago I heard someone say, "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, just wait until you hire an amateur". If you have an immediate need put me on it to bring solutions to you quickly. Every project you hire me for deserves a winning strategy. I live to create win-win-win scenarios because it brings you not just new repeat clients but many champion advocates. I am: * Highly resilient and persistent. * Focused and determined. * Friendly and amiable. * Interested and interesting. People tell me again and again I am a breath of fresh air. Steve

80% Job Success
$43.00 /hr
1,337 hours

Kiley Hentges

Kiley Hentges

VA, Customer service, Phone outreach, Email Handling

Bangladesh - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

I have intermediate to expert level of knowledge about MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint), email handling, and customer support. A strong strength of mine is communication skills: on phone, email or in person. Online research / lead generation is another field I am good at. I am very familiar with collecting leads from Linkedin,, Zoominfo and similar platforms and have done some lead collection work in the past. Some more of my skills are: Bidding on, Slack, Creating event pages, FTP, WordPress, Trello, Dropbox, Zopim, Helpscout, Recruiterbox, Photoshop, Skype, Squarespace. Originally from the United States, I have moved to Bangladesh and have been living with my husband since 2014.

$14.44 /hr
1,420 hours