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  1. Chao C.

    Chao C. Agency Contractor

    China Business Consultant / Chinese Marketing Expert

    China - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 18

    ★WHAT DO I DO? I help businesses, from startups to big names develop optimal solutions for entry and growth in the China market. ※Understanding the China/Chinese market is a challenging task.※ No matter you are considering entering the China market with little or no knowledge about China or you had an established presence in China already, You might need help. The following titles are given by my clients: *China Business Consultant *China Marketing Expert, *Professional Chinese Translator/Copywriter, *China Representative, *Chinese Market Researcher, *eCommerce Website Project Manager, *Global Digital Marketer... ★WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE ME? * 16 years China marketing experience * 12 years Digital Marketing experience, Chinese SEO + SMM, China PPC * China Business Consulting on various sectors and industries. * Internet Entrepreneur with successful experience and learned lessons from failures. * Working under diversified environment and can handle different Chinese cultures. * Had been worked in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hongkong. ★WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? * Easy to Communicate, Quick Response * I had served 1000+ global clients on translation and consulting business * You will get market insights quickly through affordable, but effective methods * You can establish your local presence with ease * You can get truly local Chinese website, suitable to the China market * Your digital marketing will be in the right hands in a long-run, either PPC, SEO or SMM. ★WHAT SERVICES? * China Market Research * Sourcing from China & Exporting to China * Industry Analysis * Feasibility Studies * Market Entry Strategy * Website Localization * Website Development * eCommerce Web Design * Translation & Copywriting * China internet marketing

    Groups: oTranslators

    Associated with: SinoStep China Consulting

    $49.99 /hr
    2,497 hours
    4.97
  2. Andreea A.

    Andreea A.

    Ph.D. in Economics, Market research expert

    Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

    In top 5% freelancers at Upwork, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with three-years Upwork experience and over 2,500 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). I am in Top 10% Market Research test takers at Upwork. I have accomplished numerous research tasks for various companies across the world, as follows: • DwellAware.com (http://www.DwellAware.com), USA: Market research for Residential Real Estate sector • Hankinson Consulting Inc. (Canada): In-depth Market Research in the Real Estate Agent Software Market • Dalberg Global Development Advisors (Switzerland): Research blending facilities around the globe • IdeaMash (Canada): peer-to-peer business counseling project building. • Empire Holdings LLC (USA): Report on the investment environment in Dubai, UAE and China • Stijn Vandersyppe (Belgium): Assist with start-up hedge fund in setting up company structure, legal counseling, develop risk assessment, develop calculation methods for investors, assist in strategically thinking • The Bitsopoulos Company (Greece): Market research to expand into the bakery industry in Angola. • JP LED Lighting Canada (http://www.jpledlighting.com): Market research to expand into the LED bulbs industry in Thailand. • Foreign Investor Research Group USA (http://www.foreignirg.com): Developing of marketing strategy, financial analysis, business plan production. • CloudStaff Australia: Market research on venture capital firms in the US, UK and Australia • Access Legal Search and Research (USA): Research on developing an online clothing and accessories store • Dr. Peter Carter (Canada): Market research and report on the full cost- full benefit of total conversion off fossil fuel energy to clean true renewable energy sources. • Vanloor Vanloor (US): Market research on US hospitals • M.d.C. Technology (Italy): Market research on electronic management solutions for swimming pools Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author);

    $50.00 /hr
    2,550 hours
    4.87
  3. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Business Growth Strategist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. Inevitably, that vision must segue to a strategic plan and focused execution. This is a space I've successfully lived in for over 20 years. My strengths lie in visionary business planning and strategy. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans or strategic initiatives. I assist in developing Business, Strategic, and Operational plans. I help prepare companies for raising capital, and where practical, provide introductions. I help recruit top management. I help clients deliver positive results to their bottom line, take them from "marginal to viable", and often I help position them for a high(er) probability of an 'exit' when the time is right. I help deliver organized, business-focused narratives and messaging that inform internally and to external stakeholders, vendors, clients or investors. Whether a start up, early stage, or middle market, I approach every engagement in the same manner. I first establish an understanding of the business as it exists today. I review the current business structure. I peel back the layers to clearly assess the business, financials, market dynamics, team, and strategy. I look at the business in its current iteration and then sit down with you to discuss both the 'big picture' and what the goal line looks like to you. Early on, we may well reach a point where I share less-than-good news; There's still work to be done. But it is at this point where I see clients reach a level of cognitive realization, who understand and agree with my position or feedback, and that's where things can start to get exciting. Engage me on an initial consultation (no fee) regarding your business goals and strategy. The outcome of that dialogue will tell us both if there's a fit and whether it makes sense to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship to advance your goals. Michael

    $45.00 /hr
    1,505 hours
    4.95
  4. Eashani Rodrigo

    Eashani Rodrigo

    Business Consultant (Marketing Materials/ PPT/ ITIL/ Academic Writing)

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 16

    My domain of knowledge covers the fields-: IT , Business & Marketing Management & Organizational Psychology. I have gained my experience and knowledge in IT Service Management (ITSM), IT Marketing and Business Analysis areas working in IT Industry. I am experienced in business management, marketing and sales, online marketing, business consultancy and online research. Specialties: -- IT Service Management (ITSM in relation to ITIL) -- IT Marketing Management -- Online Marketing Management -- Project Management -- Business Management -- Organizational Psychology/ Business coaching -- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Skills -- PowerPoint Presentation Designing (Business, Educational, Training) -- Presentation Video production ( PPT to Video using Camtasia) -- Marketing Material Preparation ( Presentations, Flyers, Brochures, Videos) -- Business Profiles / Business Proposals / Marketing Proposals/ Sales Proposals and Other Business Documents preparation -- Website content writing -- Online Research -- Process diagrams, flowcharts designing (using MS Visio) -- Personal Coaching Academic Background *** Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. (Hons) in IT Management) *** *** Masters Degree (M.Sc. in Business Psychology) *** As a successful academic I am skilled in: -- Article Writing -- Academic Writing -- Preparation of Online Tutorials ( Knowledge area : Business Psychology, Business Management, Marketing, Online Marketing, IT, ITSM, ITIL, Leadership, Change management and Neuro-Linguistic Programming [NLP]).

    $20.00 /hr
    1,889 hours
    4.99
  5. Alvina K.

    Alvina K.

    Finance, Web Research,Data Entry Specialist

    Armenia - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 9

    Hello. I am a qualified linguist of English, Russian and Spanish languages. After graduating I applied to Master of Agribusiness Program at ATC in partnership with the Department of Agricultural Economics of the Texas A&M University. The knowledge which I got from State Linguistic University and ATC was helpful to implement during my internships. Besides, I have participated in a number of surveys, due to which I now communicate easily with people and comprehensively understand the situation in each business, act quickly and smartly. I also know SPSS, Stata and Simetar. I have good language skills and statistical, accounting, marketing and finance skills. I hope that my eye for detail, eagerness to learn new things and my ability to perform, qualifies me for consideration. I would like to become a member of your team.

    $5.00 /hr
    1,340 hours
    4.99
  6. Heuila Yang

    Heuila Yang

    Native Korean, English-Fluent

    United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 3

    I'm a native South Korean, fluent in both Korean and American-English (mid-western dialect). I'm able to, and experienced in, both written and spoken Korean and English. I hold a B.S. in tourism, conventions and event management and graduated with highest-honor with a 3.9 GPA. I have work and volunteer experience in the service industry, government, business and have also worked extensively with university affairs and research, which afforded me much experience with more formal written English.

    $22.22 /hr
    2,560 hours
    4.54
  7. Fanny Nathaniel

    Fanny Nathaniel Agency Contractor

    Facebook Ads Expert (Assess, Strategise, Implement & Manage)

    India - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 6

    Revelling in the best conversion rate I've had so far: 71.24% in a lead generation campaign that I launched on Facebook for my client 2 days ago (14Oct2014)!. I've increased the budget and I'm excited to see where this is going to take us :-) Update 31Oct2014: It's still holding between 69-70% conversion rate, tweaked the targeting, hiked the budget and keeping fingers crossed! Update 27Jan2015: Crossed a whopping 20,000 conversions in 3 months! Conversion Rate steady at around 50%. Update 3March2015: 25,000 leads in 18 weeks & counting! Conversion Rate holding around 50% with constant tweaks to audience, budget, ad copy, etc. 30March2015: I seem to have also hit the perfect balance for another client's lead generation campaign that gave us a CTR of 24.67% for just $27.63 (Cost per click: $0.02 - 1724 clicks in just 3 days). Although I have to admit that I haven't seen anything remotely close to this conversion rate, I strongly believe that of all internet marketing efforts, Facebook Advertising truly offers value for your money but only if your advertising campaigns are managed well. That's where I come in. So, if you are sitting on the fence about FB advertising as you just don't have the time or the right people to take the learning curve, you should seriously consider hiring me to get your targeted advertising off the ground. If you've already tasted how good FB advertising can be for your business, you should hire me to keep it flying high. Or if you are on the verge of giving up as you are just not able to figure out FB's idiosyncrasies, you could let me have a look at your ad campaigns and your landing pages to see if there's something you haven't tried yet. I have been managing Facebook advertising for clients since May 2013 and find it very rewarding both for my clients and for me! I have tried and tested several ads and campaigns and have created reporting systems that make some sense of Facebook's confusing reports. I've attended several webinars by experts and brainstormed a few. I maintain a close eye on ad/campaign performance and create new ads or edit existing ads according to audience reactions. I'm really good at creating landing pages that convert. I use Unbounce and LeadPages. I work well with design and development teams. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening so I'm usually full of new ideas on how to make campaigns better and laser focused on conversions. I have more than 20 years experience in managing projects, organising and simplifying complicated processes, creating appropriate documentation to capture important data, hiring staff, writing and editing content, transcribing audio clips, creating presentations, web research, etc. I worked as a personal assistant to top management in 4 different organisations (Calcutta Jute Industries, Growmore Business Associates, Maranatha Charitable Organisation, Willingdon Hospital) over a period of ten years (1988 to 1998) which included extensive administrative work involving independent decision-making and business correspondence. I also ran a small business for 12 years (1996 to 2008). I simultaneously worked in the field of clinical research as a freelance clinical trials coordinator in several hospitals in Chennai, India, which involved considerable documentation, data entry and compilation, independent correspondence, etc. Both these fields involved extensive data entry and database management. I have since headed a clinical research site management organisation, Merit Medical and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. As it was a start up, I did everything that is required to set up the organisation from finding the right location, hiring the right staff, interacting with clients, putting together business proposals to setting up processes and documentation. In January 2010, I broke a leg in a road accident and this kept me confined to bed for a few months when I discovered working online through oDesk. There has been no turning back since then. It has been an awesome experience the last five years, working with clients from all over the world and I wouldn't exchange this for anything else!

    Associated with: Competent Solutions, Competent Solutions

    $50.00 /hr
    5,946 hours
    4.87
  8. Curie S.

    Curie S. Agency Contractor

    Research Analyst, Media Monitoring

    India - Last active: 20 hours ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 7

    MBA with 4+ years of strong and proven expertise in research analysis, market research, media monitoring, portfolio analysis and business plans,. * Ability to provide results based on organized research and data mining. * Knowledge of CRM tools like SME, MCA Suite, JobNimbus, entering timesheets in Quickbooks and other in-house CRMs * Proficient in providing sound business plans backed by credible research on following domains - mobile apps, healthcare and education * Creative writing skills capabilities coupled with strong articulation and clear communication. * Specific expertise in providing marketing research and deep analysis on mobile apps (iOS & Android) * Hands-on experience on following platforms & software- Microsoft Windows 7, Apple iOS 6.0 (iPad, iPod Touch), BlackBerry v5.2, Android 4.1, Microsoft Office, Google docs. * Experience on Digital Marketing (SEO including Off Page/On Page Optimization, SMM, etc.)

    Associated with: Cornerstone

    $9.00 /hr
    2,488 hours
    4.99
  9. Cynthia P.

    Cynthia P.

    CSR/VA/EA/ Event Planner/Admin Professional/Data Entry/Email Marketing

    Philippines - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I am a polished and extremely professional individual with excellent communication skills, both written and oral. I was educated and raised in Canada and am now living in the Philippines. I provided administrative support for Senior VPs/Management Staff, and office staff with customer driven incentives, and individualized contract derived tasks with a customer base of 500+. Proven ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner. I was responsible for calendar management, booking flights, responding to customer queries, supporting field staff, writing, editing, proofreading reports, event planning for employees, preparing monthly financial presentations for AVPs, and offering general support for staff.

    $10.00 /hr
    3,876 hours
    5.00
  10. Maria Cristina Apostol

    Maria Cristina Apostol

    Virtual Assistant / Live Chat Support/Researcher/Recruiter/Team Leader

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 12

    An experienced and skilled freelance worker from oDesk/Upwork for more than 7 years! Studying in 9.0 NINER IELTS Review Center honed my written and spoken English. I can type 85 words/minute, spelling and good grammar are my strong points. I have good mastery of MS Office such as Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel. Researching on different search engines for vital information related to the topic at hand is an indispensable skill I have developed over the years. Aside from Researching, I am also focused on Project Management and oDesk Recruiting. Part of being a Project Manager and Recruiter is to post jobs and to hunt people that will suit a specific job description. As a recruitment officer, I had been trained to search a needle in a haystack by employing various tests and conducting interviews to have a clear picture of an applicant. Moreover, staffing and delegating someone who is a hundred miles from my office is something unusual to do. And as such, this job had trained me to be the most careful and mistake-free Hiring Officer.

    $5.00 /hr
    7,941 hours
    4.93