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  1. 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

    $5.56 /hr
    2,940 hours
    4.87
  2. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    Since graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor of Arts in English, I have established my own business that helps companies leverage the power of SEO, SEM, and emerging technologies through the creation and curating of value-added content. In simpler, less inflated terms: I am a writer and designer who has learned how to write and design for the web. I love writing website content, email marketing campaigns, blog articles, press releases, journalistic pieces and everything in-between. I'm delving deeper and deeper into developing websites and creating complete marketing campaigns. I'm excited about where the future might take me. Contact me today so we can start working on a better future together.

    $30.00 /hr
    1,761 hours
    4.96
  3. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    Data Entry, Researcher,Virtual assistant, Encoder, gamer, game-testing

    Philippines - Tests: 5

    Looking for a job where i can use my educational qualification and convert my theoretical knowledge into practical work through which I hope to achieve professional growth and also be of help to the company in reaching its goals.

    $3.33 /hr
    1,654 hours
    0.00
  4. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - 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
    1,994 hours
    4.99
  5. Mariah P.

    Mariah P.

    Marketing Project Coordinator

    United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

    I have been freelance writing for several years but recently began to devote my entire workday to freelancing opportunities. With extensive experience in writing, editing and proofreading, I am also proficient at PowerPoint creation, Excel and database management. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, and have earned a reputation with my former coworkers as being able to pick up a misspelling or be able to correct sloppy writing quickly and accurately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

    $20.00 /hr
    1,673 hours
    4.94
  6. John Ruen Sypiecco

    John Ruen Sypiecco

    Professional SEO Content Writer & Customer Service Representative

    Philippines - Tests: 2

    Over the years, I have developed and mastered my skills in both writing and speaking. I have written exemplary summaries of service listings using SEO keywords for the last two years. My expertise has helped Thumbtack professionals get on top of Google's page ranking. I have also experienced handling billing and sales calls for an AT&T Uverse account in Davao, and managing the Local Store Marketing Team at McDonald's Cagayan de Oro City. I am a well-organized and highly motivated freelance professional. I work hard to attain my goals on time and make my employers proud.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,011 hours
    5.00
  7. France Nuyen Ramos

    France Nuyen Ramos

    Administrative Support / Date Entry & Web Research / Email Handling

    Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 14

    To serve my client with their goal to achieve in their projects in maximum effort. Product listing in Amazon and other online market sites. Finding the UPC, Asin and Sku for the products as well as their prices, I also updating prices using the entry with excel file. In wordpress, upload content is the task I always do and parent pages as well as the images, blogs and administrative support. Google research and contact information with different sites, like yelp and manta, where you can easily find there websites and all social media accounts as well as their email addresses. I'm always glad to learn and grow more with every client that trusted me with their projects, learning is the most important thing although I am learning with payment, doing the best in the task is the least I can do, they are helping me to improve skills. I am willing to learn more and more.

    $7.78 /hr
    14,101 hours
    4.95
  8. Rick Kievin Dayak

    Rick Kievin Dayak

    Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 7

    Over the past 4 years I have experienced to use my skills and hardworking ability in data entry jobs, to benefit my employer and be of service to others. Through this experiences I can now proudly say that I have enough knowledge in performing several administrative tasks particularly in data entry, copy writing jobs and being a virtual assistant.

    $3.00 /hr
    2,189 hours
    5.00
  9. Joan M.

    Joan M.

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Tests: 7

    Skills and Competencies • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills • Speaks/writes effectively to a variety of audience • Trained in effective multi-tasking • Extensively trained in campus journalism by serving as an editor-in-chief in a university paper • Well experienced in providing high-quality proofreading and copyediting services • Highly skilled in using Microsoft programs such as MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Highly skilled in using Google Drive and Documents • Well experienced in efficiently managing WordPress accounts (adding and formatting web contents; i.e., images and texts) • Adept at efficient data entry and web research skills • Well experienced in working closely with IT specialists for system enhancement projects • Highly proficient in creating and analyzing employee performance management reports and implementing internal promotions processing (HR) • Perceives limitations and weaknesses as learning opportunities

    $7.78 /hr
    1,236 hours
    4.52
  10. Md Waliullah

    Md Waliullah

    Fast Data Entry, Web Research, V. A, Graphic Designer

    Bangladesh - Tests: 10

    Hi, I am Wali from Bangladesh who is determined, hardworking, ambitious and results-driven. Also very much conscious about responsibility. With over 5 years of combined work experience in All type of Data Entry (Online, Offline), Web Researching, Administrative Support/Virtual assistant, Directory submission, sales and marketing, and public and media relations, I know that I am able to provide your company with excellent professional service. Why you should hire me: 1. I will always try to keep me updated about the progresses of your work. 2. I will surely stay in touch via Skype and e-mail always. (I am using e-mail & Skype via my smart-phone). 3. I am promised to provide 100% qualified output. 4. I will try to support you in any need. Again I am determined to provide you a qualified output. I am Looking forward to working with you.

    $3.33 /hr
    4,415 hours
    5.00