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Joseph Diola

Joseph Diola

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

Philippines - 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. My skills sets include: * Data Entry Expert * Marketing/Data Entry Specialist * Craigslist Expert * Market Research * Web Researcher * Lead Generation * SEO * LinkedIn Audit

100% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,276 hours

Mithuna Subramanian

Mithuna Subramanian

Google Shopping Feed | Excel Expert | Data Researcher | Data Entry

India - Tests: 7

Reliable contractor who fulfills the needs of client 100%. Strives hard for customer delight and five star rating. Over the last 3 years, I'm working on Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) on a daily basis. I have experience in data researching / data mining apart from data entry. I also have experience in fixing remote computer problems using teamviewer.

100% Job Success
$10.00 /hr
0 hours

Joe M.

Joe M.

IT Specialist

Israel - Tests: 7

With over 20 years experience in the IT/Internet & Multimedia fields, I am ready to undertake any challenge. My main specialties include: IT Project Management, IT & Network Infrastructure, Active Directory, SharePoint, MS Azure, E-commerce, eBay, Web Development, Wordpress, ,Graphic Design, English-Hebrew Translation, Web Research and Data Entry/Scraping/Mining Processes.

Groups: LoginRadius

100% Job Success
$16.00 /hr
734 hours

Kandis Knight

Kandis Knight

Publicist, Social Media Expert, Published Journalist, Business Analyst

United States - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Greetings, my name is Kandis Knight ( ), it will be a pleasure to assist with your business needs. In today's competitive market, an experienced social media strategist is what you need, one who is also a master publicist and clearly understands the delicate balance of proper "word choice" and brand reputation. Over the last 15 years, I have developed a wide range of internet marketing techniques based on my experience in journalism, entertainment, guerilla marketing, public relations and social media. My specially designed techniques are used in many layers to help publicize my clients, both small businesses and large corporations. I have worked hard to maintain a Klout score of 60 and an International email database of over 800,000 featuring direct contact to some of the best leaders in business, community, entertainment, sports and real estate. In, addition, I have a social media following of over 20K (Twitter 10,000, Facebook 7,000, LinkedIn 1,000, Myspace 6,000, Instagram 7,000). My core competency lies in helping companies develop their internet profiles and "personas", and teaching companies how to harness the power of the internet. I also serve as a resource to my networks, providing my social media channels with information about my clients and information that can help them in their daily lives. My techniques always positively affect "bottom-lines" due to the aggressive tactics I have learned from years of experience and the extent of the creativity I use to employ my campaigns. I operate a full service social media command center in my home, complete with all necessary office tools and resources to best benefit your campaign, including high speed internet, and Apple products and all necessary printing and monitoring devices. I also have experience in the following areas: Blogging WordPress TypePad Twitter (and many Twitter Management Applications) Live Writer Podcasting Audacity FeedBlitz Bloglines LinkedIn Facebook MySpace Flickr Twitter Ning Pinterest HTML / HTML editors YouTube Digg StumbleUpon Technorati reddit Google and related tools (Analytics, etc.) Camtasia/Screenflow/Keynote/Powerpoint PitchEngine Sprout Social Twellow Microsoft mastery in all packages (Office, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

$12.22 /hr
0 hours

Farzana Y.

Farzana Y.

Senior WordPress Developer and SEO expert, WordPress SEO, SMM

Bangladesh - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 17

----------- --------------- 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 : 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.

72% Job Success
$5.60 /hr
2,029 hours

Kali K.

Kali K.

World-Class Project Manager

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

Quality. Efficiency. Integrity. Let's get it done! Coming from 12 years of engineering and project management at Microsoft, I bring all the best-in-class patterns and practices to help companies of any size build applications and content that are professional, smart, and clean. I am here to help you succeed with a variety of site building, team management, and communication goals, including: program management/project management business writing copy writing specs web content creative writing While I don't perform them myself, I am well experienced in supervising service desks on the ITIL standard, and VA services/administrative capacities to help keep your operation or product highly tuned. These include data curation ticket resolution SharePoint administration email handling and management transcription web research As an owner of startups myself, I am daily immersed in managing and deploying new technology, applications, and trends on both the proprietary and open source sides of the aisle, especially related to international business, e-commerce, blogging, the knowledge of which I’ll be happy to bring to your aid. Here is just a sampling of what I interact with day after day: Teamwork, Assembla, Asana, Basecamp, and Trello Microsoft SQL Server Visual Studio Team Foundation Server nopCommerce Joomla! ASP.NET PHP IIS Amazon PayPal Expressions Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) Google Docs Google Analytics Aweber …and a host of custom built applications For more info, visit my page at and read my latest blogs like: "PM? VA? Consultant? What’s the difference anyway?" "The Philosophy of Wait: Why getting it tomorrow can bite you" "Availability: When it’s Bad (and Good) for Business" "Why would a home-grown Puget Sounder move to Ecuador?" "7 Lessons from a Bus Nut Entrepreneur and former Microsoftie"

100% Job Success
$21.67 /hr
2,055 hours

April Banta

April Banta

Creative Approach. Results-Driven Focus.

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

Results-oriented, forward thinking marketing executive with proven, consistent ability to strategically plan, design, and execute marketing strategies through multichannel management and collaborative teamwork. Solid track record of success in strategic planning, brand development and management, process development and implementation, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, and relationship management. Utilize strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, as well as oversee marketing staff of four and marketing budgets. A driven leader with a passion for effective campaigns and the determination necessary to ensure project completion.

90% Job Success
$55.00 /hr
115 hours