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  1. Pavel K.

    Digital Marketer

    Estonia - Last active: 01/03/2014

    My experience covers various things from creation to marketing & distribution (incl. affiliate) of online services or products. Things I do: 1. Development and implementation of digital marketing strategies for small and large online businesses. Strong focus on automation and product improvement. 2. Automated email marketing strategies using most modern platforms such as GetVero, Intercom, Autopilot or others. 3. E-commerce and performance tracking strategies for your business. Definition of KPIs and business intelligence dashboards. 4. Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Competition reports & consulting on weak spots that help you take action. I have proficient knowledge on the topic and pedantic approach to on-page factors. My "to-do" lists to improve your rankings do not include bullshit steps most "experts" provide which are compiled by cheap software like Internet Business Promoter (not that they are worthless). I can compile huge lists of backlink database of your competitors to help your "match & exceed" approach. 5. Web development & front end UX audits. Development roadmaps & web optimization tasks. If you already have a product or website, I will provide constructive criticism and actionable steps you (or your developer) can do to make it work and sell better. 6. Creative copy. How would you react to your product if it was the first time you saw it? Would it be a Space Odyssey’s "HAL9000" or Interstellar’s "TARS"? Help me turn your product from a human-enslaving artificial intelligence into the coolest robot sidekick. 7. PCC (Google AdWords) consulting & minor jobs such as setup of branding and remarketing (retargeting) campaigns. Ad Copy optimization and bulk keywords research. 8. Affiliate marketing, my experience covers being both an affiliate marketer as well as affiliate manager. If you run business with strong affiliate distribution I may help with a thing or two. 9. Wire-framing and prototyping new products in HTML/CSS/JS. Some of the products or services I am using: • Segment • Zopim • GetVero • Moz.com • Ahrefs • SEO PowerSuite • Market Samurai • SEMrush • Google Analytics • Google Webmaster Tools • Google Developer Insights • Google AdWords • AdRoll • Quantcast • Bananatag • Invision • Bootstrap

    $48.89 /hr
    2,369 hours
    5.00
  2. 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
    1,840 hours
    4.63
  3. Miko Gandhi Paulin

    Miko Gandhi Paulin Agency Contractor

    Project Manager/Web Development Engineer/Online Support

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

    I am very motivated and a team player. I started working full-time as a freelance consultant/project manager and further strengthen my skills. I can easily connect with other professionals from different cultures and I work best under pressure. Communication is second nature to me and with my strong technical background, I always aim to provide a solid customer service experience for the clients. • Over 18 years I.T. experience in technical sales supports, I.T. consultancy and help desk support. • Strong project management skills; can multitask projects in a cross-functional setting. • Drive change through innovative solutions that will strengthen organizational processes and enhance productivity. • An active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to clearly communicate complex issues and ideas into manageable components. • Establishes innovative solutions that drive change, strengthen organizations, and enhance productivity. • Uncommon planning, team building, negotiating, mentoring, and communication skills. • Active proponent of collaborative leadership and participative management with the ability to succinctly communicate complex issues and ideas. • Strong technical background ensures through project knowledge; further, solid customer service and project management experience ensures quality management and satisfactory results. Proven Record of Delivering: • Capital Project Management • Leadership & Team Building • Cross-functional Leadership • Executive Presentation • Strategic Planning • Customer-centric Solutions • Performance Management • Efficiency Improvement • Multi-site Administration • Web Site Development & Enhancements • Web Applications and Services Projects

    Associated with: KineticDesignz Services and Consultancy

    $9.50 /hr
    1,591 hours
    4.91
  4. Theresa Goodell

    Theresa Goodell Agency Contractor

    #1 Native US English Content Writer/Editor/Proofreader/SEO/VA

    United States - Last active: 06/23/2014 - Tests: 26 - Portfolio: 21

    “Quality, quality, quality: never waver from it, even when you don't see how you can afford to keep it up. When you compromise, you become a commodity and and then you die.” [Gary Hirshberg] I am a U.S.-based native English speaker and writer. My English is American; however, I regularly work with British businesses, so I can do that as well. I have outstanding skills in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation and style, and can significantly edit work, if necessary, without losing the author's voice. I have a keen eye for (and ability to fix) typos, awkward use of language, clichés, style inconsistencies and other problems in articles, blog posts, ads, brochures, landing pages, websites, e-books and entire publications. I also understand and appreciate the relationship between text and search engine optimization when writing for the Web. I always approach my work with creativity and energy. I’m fast, accurate, write with spirit & humor, and even have the ability to inject interest and personality into dreary technical topics! My proofreading and copy editor experience includes numerous online publishers, websites, a law firm, an IT firm, an employee health/pension benefits plan and more. I regularly work with WordPress and Joomla sites, but can also proofread/edit source code with Notepad++. My SEO strengths include: • Ability to learn the language of your target audience • Knowledge of search engine algorithms • Keyword research and analysis • Ability to analyze site usability and architecture • Well-versed in the importance of keyword-focused breadcrumb navigation • Understanding of HTML tags and markup that comprise web pages and how to optimize them • Image optimization • Traffic analysis • Link analysis • Relevant external link building • Internal link optimization • Proper anchor text optimization • Strong communication skills • Skillful writing of keyword-optimized content • Well-versed in content distribution • Ability to find content gaps • Seasoned editor/proofreader • Experienced at social integration to leverage its power for any business • Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools • Google Authorship/rich snippets I also specialize in creating WordPress websites and managing your WordPress content.

    Associated with: Hill & Associates

    $25.00 /hr
    3,091 hours
    3.40
  5. Bonnielou Bugas

    Bonnielou Bugas

    Interior Designer, Certified Customer Service & Support, Game Tester

    Philippines - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

    A 34 year old, Interior Designer in the Philippines; committed, hard-working, results oriented, well organized with over 7 years experience in the fields of Customer Service, Private Home Designing, Commercial Designing, Landscaping, AutoCad Drawing and 3D Studio Max Designing. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my skills and professionalism. I am very proficient of using MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and Windows based Operating System. Computer efficient with a 50wpm, able to apply Data Entry and other administrative skills.

    $7.78 /hr
    2,446 hours
    4.94
  6. Russ C.

    Russ C.

    Senior Technical Author, Microsoft Word and Self-publishing Wizard

    Thailand - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 50 - Portfolio: 96

    A professional, diligent, multi-talented author with a proven track record in producing documentation across many industries. A native British national with advanced Microsoft Word skills, and a wealth of experience as a technical author, proof-reader, editor, and self-publishing wizard, means I can transform your work from where it is, to where it needs to be, while maintaining or achieving the highest standards. - - - - "Exceptional eye to detail."- - - - * With excellent skills in PowerPoint, Excel, and many other common programs, such as PhotoShop, Wordpress and other Internet-related apps, you will gain one of the most important factors when looking for professionals online - peace-of-mind. - - - - "Russ was amazing to work with..." - - - - * Peace-of-mind that allows you to focus on what YOU need to do to build your business; peace-of-mind about not having to worry about whether your money is being well spent; and, the peace-of-mind from knowing that you have made the right choice and that you will get what you need, on time, ahead of budget, and of the highest quality. - - - - "It was a pleasure to work with you..." - - - - * I believe in trust, I believe in relationships, and I believe in satisfaction. Most of my clients, on oDesk/Upwork (and elsewhere) are repeat clients and this only comes through listening to and delivering what they need; and that only occurs through effective communication, feedback, and flexibility. - - - - "...if you need someone with Russ' skills, we can't recommend him highly enough." - - - -* Indeed, when reviews include the above client comments (all taken from client feedback available in full in my work history), you know that not only are you are making a sound choice, but also you are getting the best for your money and you are getting that oh so valuable peace-of-mind that you both want and need. So why risk it? I have been a Word user for 21-years, a technical author for 18, a designer of professional Word templates for just a little less, am a qualified English Language teacher (CELTA), have a 1st Class Honours degree in English Language (with High Academic Achievement award), and guarantee my work 100%. - - - -"Russ was perfect for the task (and perfect for most tasks, I'd imagine)" - - - -* If you have any questions about me, about the work I've done, if you think I can help you, or are even just after some advice, then feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes, Russ * Quotes are from client feedback on my profile below.

    $50.00 /hr
    1,338 hours
    5.00
  7. Vinissa A.

    Vinissa A.

    Technical Encoder/Data Entry/Virtual Assistant/Web Searcher

    Philippines - Last active: 15 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    To secure any position that commensurate to my qualification and obtain a challenging duty and opportunity to increase responsibility with a career path of advancement and to enhance and share my knowledge and to help the company in meeting their mission and objectives

    $5.56 /hr
    3,077 hours
    4.45
  8. Anna Mae Galino

    Anna Mae Galino

    IT Professional, Translator, Graphics Designer, Customer Service Rep.

    Philippines - Last active: 20 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 7

    -2 Years of experience with high profile technology companies including SPi Global, Inc. -Competent at managing responsibilities in a high-volume atmosphere -Skilled at interacting with customers of all socioeconomic backgrounds -Hard worker, quick learner, and ability to assume responsibility -Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly -Talented in problem solving and office system design -Meticulous worker; attentive to quality and detail -Committed to providing total quality work -Strong skills in organizing workflow, ideas, materials, people -Proficient in the use of computers

    $11.11 /hr
    1,048 hours
    4.93
  9. Lizette B.

    Lizette B.

    Web Content Expert

    South Africa - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 2

    With over 1525 oDesk hours, a 100% job success rating and more than 139 clients since 2011, you will be hard pressed to find better value in a quality content creator who specializes in web content. It gives me great satisfaction when clients place their trust in me, and I like to thank them for it by treating their brands as my own by valuing their time, respecting their privacy, and providing quality, unique content. As a professional copywriter, editor, blog manager and usability testing consultant, I have the experience required to provide you with quality services which include SEO articles, blog writing, link building, comment management, proofreading, editing, rewrites, transcriptions, and basic web design. With clients located across the globe, I am proficient in UK and USA English with good scores in Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version), English Vocabulary Test (UK Version), English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version), Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version), UK English Basic Skills Test, and 2nd place in the oDesk Readiness Test. Yours Truly, Lizette Balsdon

    $23.00 /hr
    1,594 hours
    4.72
  10. Elaine Hansen

    Elaine Hansen

    ACCURATE. DETAILED. FRIENDLY. Gets YOUR Job Done Right the 1st time.

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 10

    YOU need Precision, Speedy Turnaround and Excellence? With ELAINE HANSEN, You've found the Right Fit. I have / offer: -> Accurate 76 wpm type speed (22,800 kph) -> Quality Assurance / Editor / Proofreader / Transcription / Data Entry / Research -> B. S. degree in Education / English -> Native English language -> 25+ years successful provision of corporate / nonprofit Administrative support -> Trusted with highly-sensitive, confidential information -> Awarded 1st Place for Spelling skills in both U.S. and UK and Top 10% placement for skills in Communication, English and Vocabulary -> Freedom for You to do other things while I work Independently and Consistently I look forward to putting my Knowledge, Skills and Abilities to work for YOU Today!

    $12.56 /hr
    1,340 hours
    4.61