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  1. Steve Pike

    Steve Pike

    Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 8

    My objective is to help clients create marketing/sales leverage. Archimedes discovered the principle of leverage, how a small weight can move a large object. And marketing leverage is how businesses grow. Identify the fulcrum (aka "The Big Idea"), apply marketing weight, and lift sales dramatically. With 20 years of marketing and sales management experience at big (Pepsi, Holiday Inn, AAA) and small companies, I've managed virtually every aspect of strategic planning, marketing and sales program development, collateral and communications production, internet presence, and research and analysis. Two of my programs won national "Best of the Year" honors in separate industries. I have a degree from the Wharton School. I appreciate working with clients who understand the value of talent and experience, and who expect great results.

    $125.00 /hr
    1,167 hours
    4.93
  2. XinYin Qin

    XinYin Qin

    Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

    China - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 67

    Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

    $20.00 /hr
    2,662 hours
    4.96
  3. Eashani Rodrigo

    Eashani Rodrigo

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

    Sri Lanka - Last active: 23 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
    1,897 hours
    4.99
  4. Joseph Dager

    Joseph Dager

    Implementer of Sales & Marketing Tactics

    United States - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 19

    Are you a SaaS Company with a great product? My strength is making that second "S" service as large as the first "S", software. I develop On-boarding programs that not only engage your customers but deliver sales opportunities. Marketing to the unprofitable masses is a failed strategy. Stop marketing through a funnel of depletion but market towards opportunity. Find out how to develop and implement the Funnel of Opportunity. I use my process thinking and over thirty years in sales and marketing within a wide variety of industries and apply it through Lean Marketing Concepts. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that has participated with companies involved in retail, manufacturing, software and professional services along their Quality Journey. In these companies, I have developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies. Always being a process thinker, I attached Lean to the way of implementing sales and marketing and has advanced those practices through Design Thinking and Service Design concepts. The Business901 Blog and Podcast includes many leading edge thinkers and been featured numerous times for its contributions to the Bloomberg’s Business Week Exchange. I have authored four books with the most recent published this past year, The Lean Engagement Team. What others say: In the past 20 years, Joe and I have collaborated on many difficult issues. Joe’s ability to combine his expertise with “out of the box” thinking is unsurpassed. He has always delivered quickly, cost effectively and with ingenuity. A brilliant mind that is always a pleasure to work with.” – James R. “Joe Dager is a leading author on Lean Six Sigma and Marketing and frequent contributor to the Lean Six Sigma Group community. Joe Dager is an experienced transformational executive and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with deep expertise in implementing value stream marketing systems that assist his clients in achieving rapid results in reaching their targeted customer markets. Joe is polished in the various online networking tools that enrich messaging in areas like podcasts, blogs, audio and video media, event marketing, and qualifying leads into prospects for rapid business development of opportunities. If you are in need of a professional lean six sigma consultant in sales and marketing processes, I recommend networking with Joe Dager, I am confident you will find his approach simple and results-focused.”-Steve B.

    $55.56 /hr
    3,586 hours
    4.99
  5. Elizabeth Lytle

    Elizabeth Lytle Agency Contractor

    Business Managing Professional (Administrative)

    United States - Last active: 23 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
    1,570 hours
    4.90
  6. Richard W.

    Richard W.

    Native English / Language Specialist / Proofreader / Editor

    South Africa - Last active: 09/10/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 5

    "Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten" – Gucci Family Motto. Although my translation abilities include Dutch, Afrikaans, Germanic, French and Welsh language pairs, these are not principally promoted as my primary function and objective is to transform formal and academic English into a globally understandable, readable, taut, grammatically correct, and acceptable style of English while maintaining an understanding of the need and place for using of localized vernacular. Make your literary task easier by taking advantage of the skills of a TRUE Native English specialist (born, bred, and educated in the homeland of the English language – perhaps the reason it is called English because it was invented (developed) in England), who has spent a lifetime developing, cultivating and updating his literary competence in many far-flung parts of globe becoming familiar with the language in all its flavours (including US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, East Africa, and points between) and developing skills in editing and proofreading (Chicago / Oxford / MLA / APA 5 / APA 6 / AMS / IEEE / Harvard / Vancouver / Elsevier styles, and plain, old-fashioned Queens English, among others). Corrected output can be returned in MS Word format (with "track changes", sidebar comments and advice) for all changes, or in Latex typeset format with native raw code and PDF output depending on the client's choice. All house style requirements are strictly adhered to in either case. Citing and language are in accordance with accepted modern style standards. My core competence lies in taking a literary product or service then polishing until it shines so you can see your reflection, and these services are offered to help clients effectively and efficiently produce an ideal "final product". I am currently seeking opportunities where my high competence in written / spoken English (all varieties), multifaceted business skills, and extensive experience with current communication facilities could be used for mutual benefit. "It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity" – Mohandas Gandhi.

    Groups: Cheetahs, oTranslators

    $16.67 /hr
    1,229 hours
    4.90
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Freddie Van Der Ploeg

    Bachelor in Commerce

    Czech Republic - Last active: 23 hours ago - 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. Freelancers I work with and recommend: - Kristina Simkova - experienced data analyst and web researcher https://www.upwork.com/users/~0142ad7f4d6c105c30 - Martin Galis - web designer and customer service specialist https://www.upwork.com/users/_~01d1f493a3e3598a46 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

    $30.00 /hr
    4,482 hours
    5.00
  10. Ruth Agor

    Ruth Agor

    Project Manager/ Supervisor, Personal Assistant, Expert Freelancer

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 4

    To be able to share my potentials and extend my quality service in affordable manner and shall work with commitment, integrity, accuracy, efficiency and reliability for the benefit and satisfaction of my employer. Hire me and I shall prove everything that you never made a mistake of having me as your employee as you grow your business and company.

    $8.89 /hr
    4,294 hours
    4.79