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  1. 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
  2. Justin Golschneider

    Justin Golschneider

    College-educated editor, proofreader and writer.

    United States - Last active: less than one minute ago - Portfolio: 17

    Quality-driven professional with four years' combined experience in editor, proofreader, writer, and writing tutor positions. Bachelor of Arts in English: Journalism and Creative Writing; graduated magna cum laude.

    $25.00 /hr
    1,689 hours
    5.00
  3. Farzana Y.

    Farzana Y.

    Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

    ----------- http://farzanayasmin.com --------------- I'm Farzana Yasmin. I'm a WEB DESIGN/DEVELOPMENT AND SEO EXPERT. Here is my full details and work experience please review the site : http://bay-coders.com/farzana-yasmin/ I’m part of a local IT firm. I have 4+ years of experience in Wordpress, Graphics Design, Web Development, SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google. Now I have a little team at 4 members. I believe in high quality results and I do my best to deliver on-time work with great results for the client. For me, success comes after the completion of the project to the client's satisfaction. I am available in Skype and google hangout.

    $5.60 /hr
    1,830 hours
    4.63
  4. Fysal M.

    Fysal M.

    Admin Support/Product Uploading/Web-Research/VA/Data-Entry/Itunes

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

    Hi, I am Fysal Mahad From Bangladesh. I am dedicated to provide Quality and Efficient service accurately and on time. I have over 5 years working experience in VA, Personal assistant of mobile app company, Product uploading, Email Handling, Data Entry, Web Research, Magneto, Business Research, Link Building, WordPress, Facebook, Article Submission, Blog Commenting, Forum Posting, YouTube and Classified Ad Posting. I am a fast learner and I pride myself on my accuracy, efficiency and reliability. There are numbers of completed projects in my oDesk Portfolio that reflect my strong experience and dedication for each and every project I completed my for oDesk Clients. Thanks. Have a nice time!!!

    $6.00 /hr
    2,427 hours
    4.94
  5. Rick Kievin Dayak

    Rick Kievin Dayak

    Data Entry Professional

    Philippines - Last active: 3 days ago - 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
    2,171 hours
    5.00
  6. Barbara W.

    Barbara W. Agency Contractor

    Editor, Content Ideas Consultant, Writing Team Manager, Writer

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 4

    I am a lifelong writer and experienced editor who returned to college a little more than ten years ago. I earned top honors at Quincy College with a 4.0 GPA. My fellow classmates also voted me class leader because of all the help I was able to give them alongside our teachers. I've studied a variety of subjects over the years, earning over 60 college credits, focusing mainly on English, economics, business communications and computer applications. My most recent certification was from Sullivan and Cogliano Computer School. After college, I became an editorial assistant for Gatehouse Media, working on several community newspapers. When I worked the Old Colony Memorial newsroom, my editor-in-chief awarded me Employee of the Month, but when the recession hit the newspaper industry three years later, they implemented massive layoffs, and had to let me go, along with 34 others that day. That's when my small business, Write My Stuff, was born. Thanks to the great editors at the newspaper, I can write and edit just about anything out there, from articles and website content to social media and blog posts, as well as video scripts, e-books and much more. I also produce unique website content ideas by creating titles and article descriptions for various teams of writers. At this time, I manage a small team of writers by assigning batches of articles according to my client's editorial calendar. In addition, I edit, track and file all returned articles in a timely manner, within 48 hours (business days only), unless I have to send them back to a writer for a revisit. One of the best parts of my editing work is being able to make other writers better. I enjoy critiquing their writing and providing constructive criticism. It is fulfilling to watch a writer improve dramatically right before my eyes. That's what I get to do. I consider this a gift, and I am forever grateful for it. I can also provide many of my own pictures, as a published photographer and member of the Plymouth Digital Photographers Club. Many of my photos appear in local magazines, newsletters and newspapers, as well as some websites and blogs. I am skilled at using the latest WordPress SEO and editing tools. I am a fast learner who is always willing to pick up something quickly and efficiently in order to be able to provide the quality work every client deserves. Having worked on the Internet since the beginning, I have a clear understanding of what people want to read online - and how they want to read it. My passion for writing and creating something excellent from nothing more than a blank page shows in everything I do. I never back down from a challenge, because I believe in continuously learning and perfecting my skills, so I can offer my clients the highest level of expertise. If you've read this entire overview, I want to thank you. Although it is long, it covers only a fraction of my work and school experiences. I sincerely hope to hear from you soon, because I hope to be the last editor you'll ever have to hire. Thank you.

    Groups: Article Samurai

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll, Write My Stuff

    $24.44 /hr
    7,961 hours
    4.94
  7. Wei Zhou

    Wei Zhou Agency Contractor

    Photographer, Translator, Writer

    Canada - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2

    Successful, multi-talented creative individual with 11 years of work experience in writing, translation, editing and photography. Graduated with Honor of Distinction from MA course in communication studies from one of England's most prestigious Universities. Superior verbal and written communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese. Proficiency in French. An expert in cross-cultural communication and translation between Chinese and English. Proven adeptness at producing exceptional quality content in both Chinese and English. Previous employers include Cirque du Soleil Inc, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency and RCS, the biggest international media group in Europe.

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll Canada

    $44.44 /hr
    3,286 hours
    5.00
  8. Evangeline C.

    Evangeline C. Agency Contractor

    Real Estate, WordPress, VA, LinkedIn Expert, Email Marketing Expert

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 20

    To accomplish and fulfill my desire to be happy in an environment where I can offer my skills and experiences. To learn more as I grow in a company or with an employer who is willing to give me a chance to improve and use other skills that I have and am willing to learn, if given the opportunity. Expertise in the following tasks... * Data Entry * Web Research * Lead Generator * Mailing List Development * Email Marketing Campaigns > Infusionsoft > Aweber > Mailchimp > LeadPages > Zapier > Freedomsoft > PODIO * Database Development/Maintenance * Property Research * List Creation/Extraction * Product Listings * PDF to Excel file * Content Moderation/Update * Ad Postings (Backpage, Trulia & eBay Classified) * Managing Social Media Networks > Facebook > Twitter > You Tube > WordPress > LinkedIn * Web link and Directory Submission * Article Submission * Payroll processing, Invoicing * Logo Design * Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator)

    Associated with: UrDataOutsourcingTeam Agency

    $8.89 /hr
    4,028 hours
    4.59
  9. Rosy Rani

    Rosy Rani Agency Contractor

    SEO Expert,On-Page and Off-Page, Google Local,Wordpress Pro, Php

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

    I am having 7 years of experience in SEO/SEM/SMM, I provider and a user of white-hat technique. I can assure you that I will exert my best effort to promote your websites rank on Google/Yahoo/Bing search. I have got experiences in the field of SEO, SEM and SMM with my almost 7 years of experience. I specialize in organic Google search engine optimization services. If you would like to see your company website ranked on page 1 of Google then you should contact me immediately for a risk free SEO service. I eliminate all risks for my clients that are why I consider myself to be one of the best and most ethical SEO Consultant on the web. I am on standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can reach me VIA my Mobile number or email or Skype. I will reply within 4-5 hours to all email inquiries. I guarantee and stand by all of my SEO services. I can beat any real SEO company when it comes to pricing, level of service and results. If i do not rank your website within the agreed upon time frame i will work for Free until the agreed upon results are achieved. This is a fail-safe method that i implement to ensure that all of my clients get the results they deserve. My SEO services include: ORGANIC SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION: Whether you need to focus on a strategy to strengthen your local SEO presence or boost your organic results with a national SEO campaign, getting results to increase your revenue is what our search optimization team is focused on—from strategy to implementation. LOCAL SEO AND LOCAL MAPS: I offer both organic and paid local search services to help fortify your local listings in the search engines, so you will be found in your local market. SOCIAL MEDIA OPTIMIZATION AND MARKETING: As Facebook and other social networks become more and more valuable, our expert social media marketers can help craft a strategy that takes advantage of Facebook advertising services and more. SEARCH-OPTIMIZED DESIGN AND CONVERSION OPTIMIZATION: I can tweak your entire website – or even build one from scratch – that will be search engine friendly and convert leads into action. SEO STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: Not sure what you need, but have an SEO budget? I’ll work with you to define a custom needs assessment and strategy for long-term search marketing success. OPTIMIZING YOUR WEBSITE: SEO (Search Engine Optimization) involves optimizing a website's coding, presentation, and structure to ensure that your website content is easily indexed by search engine robots. In addition to making your website more search engine friendly, we may recommend adding unique quality content to your site, improving usability, navigation and the design of your website. KEYWORD RESEARCH: The first step to implementing a successful SEO campaign is performing keyword research. I identify relevant high value keyword phrases that will increase traffic, target your demographic and potentially convert at a higher rate. I also take into consideration the consumer buying process for your industry to identify keywords that are utilized in the beginning and end of the buying process. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS: Are you neck and neck with the competition and need to know exactly what they’re doing and how? I’ll break down their on- and off-site tactics, potential service providers, budget estimates and more. CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & OPTIMIZATION: Creating engaging content that is also optimized for search engines is at the forefront of our SEO services. My professional writers create unique content that tells your story and explains the benefits of your products or services while delivering your marketing message in a way that is balanced in its SEO value and delivering a clear message to users. LINK BUILDING: Link building is an essential part of SEO. Google’s algorithm indexes and analyzes links from every web page that they can find throughout the Internet. They use a complex algorithm to determine your website’s topical relevance and trust factor. A key indicator to Google of a website’s value is that other sites are linking to it. The amount, quality and topical relevance of the websites that link to you, as well as the text they use in those links (anchor text), are a heavily weighted indicator that Google uses to determine the value of your website and what it is about. Link building can involve many different techniques, a few of which include content distribution and syndication, press release optimization, directory submissions, content exchanges, contacting webmasters and influential bloggers, widget creation, social bookmarking, creating link-worthy content, link bait, video distribution, viral video creation, widget creation, badge creation… and we could keep going. REPORTING: Once optimization is complete, I run reports again every 30 days to check on the progress of your Website – you will be updated on these monthly ranking report results via e-mail..

    Associated with: UNIQ WEB TECHNOLOGY

    $8.89 /hr
    5,544 hours
    4.79
  10. Darwin S.

    Darwin S.

    Excellent Admin Assistant, Data Miner, PA

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 5

    Administrative support professional offering versatile office management skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs. Strong planner, program developer and problem solver who readily adapts to change. Works independently and exceeds expectations. Able to juggle multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality. With more than 12 years of experience in doing administrative jobs, data entry expert, excellent virtual assistant, and jack of all trades. Advance knowledge in MS Office 2007, basic Photoshop CS4, basic Html, blogging. Researcher and data miner, data analysis, friendly email responder. Always doing my best to exceed your expectations!

    $4.00 /hr
    2,051 hours
    4.52