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  1. Joseph D.

    Joseph D.

    Web Researcher/Expert Data Entry/Lead Generation/Craiglist Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 5

    To obtain a full time position that will utilize my persuasive abilities and outgoing personality for maximum success. I want to be part of the company that is related on my field of studies, because for me its fun, challenging and exciting. I learn faster when it comes to this field which is computer related job. Base on my experience, I really feel excitement on having new project or meeting new people on the job. That's why it inspires me working everyday. So I'm looking forward on working other projects specially on computer related job, and I will give my very best shot out of it.

    $4.50 /hr
    1,879 hours
    3.68
  2. Emalyn Dejarisco

    Emalyn Dejarisco Agency Contractor

    Data Entry Specialist

    Philippines - Last active: 25 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
  3. RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

    RICHMOND JOHN TABUENA

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

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - 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
    1,516 hours
    0.00
  4. Joshua Fairfield

    Joshua Fairfield

    Writer and Editor with a Web Design Focus

    United States - Last active: 10/24/2014 - 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
  5. Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Ricielle Amour Zuleta

    Exceptional lead generator, appointment setter, and researcher

    Philippines - Last active: 7 days 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
    5,975 hours
    4.81
  6. Joan M.

    Joan M. Agency Contractor

    Email Support & Research Specialist | Proofreader | SEO Writer

    Philippines - Last active: 2 days 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
  7. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 11 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
    1,706 hours
    4.74
  8. Ljiljana P.

    Ljiljana P.

    MBA

    Serbia - Last active: 1 day 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
    1,846 hours
    4.99
  9. John Ruen Sypiecco

    John Ruen Sypiecco

    Professional SEO Content Writer & Customer Service Representative

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 2

    Over the years, I have developed and mastered my skills in both writing and speaking. I have been writing keyword-rich summaries for Thumbtack professionals for more than two years. You can check out their site at www.thumbtack.com. I have also experienced handling billing and sales calls for AT&T Uverse Blue at Sutherland Global Services, Davao City, Philippines. I am also a former point person of the Local Store Marketing Team at McDonald's, Cagayan de Oro City. My job involved managing a group of marketing representatives, handling local store promotions and kid-oriented programs, and ensuring 100% customer satisfaction.

    $3.50 /hr
    1,011 hours
    5.00
  10. Marjorie W.

    Marjorie W.

    Virtual Assistant/Project Managment

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Tests: 6

    With over six years of positive virtual experiences combined with over 20 years of corporate experience. My professionalism and dedication to my clients have proved to be a strong asset. My expertise is in Executive Assistance, Accounting, Marketing and Project Management. Working for companies including Web Development, Real Estate, Marketing and Accounting. My virtual relationships have lasted a year or more due to my strong common sense and professional background. I am proficient using Microsoft programs 1997-2007 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, Google Docs, Salesforce, QuickBooks, Basecamp, iContact and Constant Contact, Mailchimp, CMS, CRM, Wordpress, Wix.com and Social Media.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,776 hours
    4.92