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  1. Michael Epstein

    Michael Epstein

    Accomplished Online Marketing, Growth Strategy & Operations Expert

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 2

    I know first-hand how to craft successful brands and profitable businesses. Starting with a few hundred dollars and no marketing budget, the company I founded achieved a million dollars in sales in its first year and continued to expand, generating tens of millions in revenue. As CEO, I was responsible for leading everything from sales and marketing, web development, and operations to personnel management and award-winning product development. As my company grew as a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of consumer electronics and software, the company also acquired several distressed online businesses and reinvigorated these brands with new products, marketing, and distribution. These refocused businesses again began to grow and flourish. Having cultivated a successful corporation with global reach, the company was acquired in 2013 by private capital buyers. I'm now helping numerous businesses from start-ups to $100M+ organizations understand how to grow their online traffic and brand engagement, achieve their online performance goals, and efficiently integrate their online & offline operations. As a multi-year Inc. 5000 CEO, I am an intuitive, driven leader with diverse functional experience, strategic mindset, and a tenacious commitment to the utmost excellence in people, performance, products, and processes. I offer a proven ability to swiftly analyze and execute key business drivers to grow top line and increase operational efficiency in a fast-paced environment. I'm known as being relentlessly focused on strategic business process improvement and value creation for all stakeholders. Areas of Excellence • Entrepreneurial Leadership • Online Marketing through Cost Per Click, Email Automation and Inbound Marketing Tactics Including Search Engine Optimization, Public Relations, Affiliate Programs and Social Media • Ecommerce • Conversion Rate Optimization Utilizing Analytics Analysis, Split Testing, & Other User Experience Measurement Tools • Website Development and Launch • Business Processes, Strategy and Optimization • Marketing/Operational Strategy, Development, Data Analysis & Action Planning • Online Sales and Content Platform Development • Automating and Outsourcing Routine and Complex Tasks • Team Building • Deal Negotiation and Strategic Partnerships • Customer Service Protocols REACH YOUR TARGET MARKET Are your online marketing efforts falling flat? If you're unsure about how to reach out to and engage with your target market, you're not alone. Developing a measurable and scalable, truly effective marketing campaign requires a highly-specialized, comprehensive understanding of SEO, PPC marketing, social media, email platforms, and analytics that most businesses don't have the time or resources to develop. With my experience helping businesses reduce cost per acquisition and increase conversion rates by up to 50%, I will help you create and implement a cohesive online marketing strategy, scalable campaign and an engaging message that reaches true potential buyers. ACHIEVE WEBSITE PERFORMANCE GOALS You shouldn't have to adjust your business to fit your software. Your software should fit your business. Publishing and ecommerce platforms such as Magento or Wordpress can be easy to use, but your business is unique. These platforms allow for customization that is impractical for those who would rather be building their business than learning how to build websites and analyze conversion metrics. By spearheading the development of revolutionary front- and back-end features that offered robust usability and advanced functionality, my company thrived as an efficient, multi-million dollar corporation. I can help amplify your company's online experience, from developing custom search algorithms and customer loyalty programs to automated order management processes that vastly improve transparency and reduce processing times. I will analyze and implement ways to improve your customer experience and site performance, helping you convert more of your existing traffic into leads/customers. GET MORE DONE WITH LESS Often, staff are forced to spend much of their time on administrative or repetitive tasks, leaving significantly less time to focus on their primary responsibilities and strengths. Thoughtful, skilled business process optimization can pinpoint ways for streamlining and automating processes to relieve bottlenecks, maximize efficiency, and prevent costly and time-consuming errors by up to 90%. I will help you dramatically lower costs and increase productivity through tailored innovations such as inventory management systems, creating key management metrics, and utilizing qualified outsourced labor. GET IN TOUCH Schedule a free consultation to discuss what we can achieve together.

    $138.89 /hr
    558 hours
    5.00
  2. T. Merritt Wiley

    T. Merritt Wiley

    International Business Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 1

    Strategic Management, Operations, Logistics and Marketing authority with significant and progressive global trade experience complimented by advanced IT capabilities. A track record of engineering and re-engineering sales and operations teams that focus on achieving or exceeding revenue and service targets. I like to learn and work with all career levels, it's part of what makes working remotely fun!

    $125.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  3. Geoffory C.

    Geoffory C.

    Business and Technology Executive and Consultant

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    To utilize my vast skills, experience and knowledge in the Technology and Business Management fields. Over the past 16 years, I have assisted several companies in everything from production to analysis to growing companies to valuation to liquidation. I have mentored and coached several young future business people in the arts of efficiency, confidence and maximization of potential. I am a problem solver, entrepreneur, innovator, engineer, motivator and, most importantly, a deliverer of results. My proven track record in technology and business management, marketing and leadership speaks for itself. When you get me as a consultant and manager, you get what I live, breathe, eat and even sleep - success!

    $55.56 /hr
    4,150 hours
    5.00
  4. Chirag Shah

    Chirag Shah

    Business Coach and Strategic Consultant

    India - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 8

    I am Chartered Accountant with 13+ years of Entrepreneurial experience. I have ventured into various projects and have been integral part of many start-ups. Couple of ventures which I was associated with got acquired at a valuation. I am currently business coaching 1) Woman Entrepreneur in Switzerland 2) Lean Mobile apps and online start-up in USA 3) Digital Marketing Start-up in USA 4) Top 20 IT product and services Company in Middle East I have Business Coached: 1) Online MLM Company in Netherlands 2) Job services Company in USA 3) Health and Fitness Company in Australia 4) Mobile App start-up Company in Australia 5) eCommerce Consultant to Company in UK 6) Investment Banking Boutique in UK 7) HR policies and procedure consultancy to a Company in Africa 8) IT and eCommerce Companies in India I am on the advisory board of technical institute and was judge for Student in free enterprise (SIFE) global entrepreneurial competition. My Skills are: 1) Business planning and strategy 2) Turning around businesses and business coaching 3) Financial planing and projections 4) Making business plans and Information Memorandum 5) Business development and marketing strategies 6) HR policies and Employee Management programs My brief profile: • Ventured in to then premature domain of E-learning in 1999 and was first to introduce online (Web-based) learning platform for CA Exam Prep in India. • Integral part of start-up team to introduce first online learning platform for US CPA Exam prep in 2002. • Defined and Structured E-learning platforms along with learning contents for US Based Companies like CPApass.Com, Smartpros & USCPASuccess. • Instrumental in Incorporating Broadllyne Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BTPL) in 2005 an IT Services Company specialized in Education and IT services domain. BTPL developed and implemented first of its kind Education ERPs for School, Colleges and provided application development services to various Organizations. • Conceptualized and developed a unique online digital language learning platform – eduologue for anytime-anywhere language learning. • Conceptualized and architected online CA Audit management System to automate Audit processes, first of its kind in India. • Designed eLearning custom contents for the courses related to finance for CA Courses, USCPA courses, IFRS, Policy and Procedures for ADIB, Derivatives course for leading Financial services Company etc. • Designed eLearning courses for Technical and Behavioral training for Geometric Limited, UASC, Etihad Airways, Marico etc. • Consulted and developed applications based on process systems for Government Organizations like Central Institute of Fisheries education (CIFE), CIRCOAT, Western Railways etc. • Conceptualized and Developed Human Resource Management System (HRMS). • Consulted Number one CA Coaching Classes in India for Franchise development, Train the Tutors program etc. • On the Advisory Board of M.M.College of Technology, Raipur - India. • Lead Special Audit Team at Tata AIG and Themis Pharmaceuticals in 1999-2000. • Special Judge at Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) a global entrepreneur competition. • Consulted various IIT-Powai incubated start-ups like Webaroo and Computer Masti on Business strategies and development. • Project Consultant to Chanakya Insitute of Management, All India Local self Government outfit for ICT in Government Schools project. • Conceptualized and developed first of its kind community and training portal for Food industry, Food industry professionals Academy (FIPA). Integral part of content development team for developing training modules based on new FSSA Act. • Mentored various Companies in defining business plans and financial projections. Also assisted them in raising PE and Angel funds. I can be your friend, philosopher and guide for your business or projects and be rest assured its done.

    $42.00 /hr
    583 hours
    4.97
  5. Alexander Kravchuk

    Alexander Kravchuk

    ASP.NET/MVC/SQL/Javascript/Angular/Umbraco

    Belarus - Last active: 11 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

    More than 6 years of experience in the field of web development. Main stream of my work is .NET platform and development of web application using ASP.NET MVC. I like this platform very much. Also I have experience in client side development: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery. Skills\technologies: .NET, IIS, ASP.NET, MVC, Umbraco, AJAX, Razor, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuert Mobile, Knockout, AngularJS, C#, Silverlight, WPF, MVVM, IoC, Windows Phone, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, MS SQL, T-SQL, LINQ, ADO.NET, Entity Framework, Orchard CMS, Dot Net Nuke CMS, DevExpress, Facebook API, Youtube API, Picnik API. For developing I am using VS2013

    $35.00 /hr
    838 hours
    5.00
  6. Julieta Cestari

    Julieta Cestari

    Virtual Assistance and Translations

    Argentina - Last active: 3 hours ago - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 6

    I'm an experienced multilingual Virtual Assistant based in Argentina, but I've lived in Italy for a long time. Now I run my own business of virtual assistance and I help international clients to succeed in their projects from very diverse industries. I've worked on a variety of different projects mostly requiring project management and communication abilities. Projects: translations, marketing communication, web writing, web design, community management, online researches, team lead. Public Relations and Advertising degree from the IULM University of Milan. Languages: -Spanish -Italian -English Skills -Project Managment -Translation skills :English-Italian / English - Spanish / Italian - Spanish / Spanish - Italian -Web design -Web Communication & Marketing (Adwords, Facebook Ads) -E-learning Expert, Teacher Programs: - Ms Office (Powerpoint, Excell, Word) - Google Hangouts, Webmeeting - Webdesign (Wordpress) - Photoshop - Wordpress

    $19.00 /hr
    4,564 hours
    5.00
  7. Tony Hall

    Tony Hall

    Business Coach Analysis Marketing Sales InfusionSoft Wordpress

    Canada - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 18

    Step on the gas & let's go! I help small & new business owners save money and get things done. I save you money by helping you avoid common mistakes and reduce areas of risk as you plan to scale. > If you haven't bought InfusionSoft yet and are considering it. ~ WAIT! ~ I can save you up to $1300 on your set-up fees and possibly more on the monthly commitment! > Are you building a website worth $7500 or more? ~ STOP! ~ Consult with me for 6-10 hours. If I can't find a way to save you as much on your build cost or marketing & operational systems... as the cost of consultation - it's on me. (no charge) > But, wait there's MORE! (lol) In-depth SEO audit & reports of you and you competitors, Marketing + Operations Analysis, Coaching from concept through launch+, plus many other dreadfully boring things nobody but me seems to actually like doing. Frustrated and need intelligent help with the abundance of techie tasks holding you back and eating up time? Making sense of conversion rates, online behavioral marketing, funnels, landing pages, email campaigns, CRMs, social media, memberships, HTML this, CSS that... [What is a cPanel again?] the list goes on and it's mind numbing at best. You need to work on your business. Let me take a load off your shoulders. HAVE SOMETHING MORE ADVANCED IN MIND? Throw me a curve. Do 5 figure months bore you to death? Do you currently gross more than $1m/yr ? Let's cut the small talk and play ball. SERVICE OFFERINGS & RATE SCHEDULE - Analysis / Website Development / General IT / Marketing / InfusionSoft & similar software related tasks totaling up to 30 hours per week. $35/hr - Long-term consulting greater than 10 hours per week. $65/hr - "As Needed" or short-term consulting under 10 hours, $100-250/hr dependent on specific industry experience. TURN 'WORK' INTO PASSION & PLAY Do you want the freedom to spend more time with family and friends? Travel the world? Live spontaneously? Imagine walking the great Wall of China, Swimming in Bora Bora, Climbing a Mayan Temple, or Leaning Tower of Pisa. Perhaps go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or simply watch the sun set from your favorite resort 1/2 the year? I have done all of this and much more, and I can help YOU realize these types of dreams too! It begins with a relaxed mind and a well oiled online business. My experiences which span 24 years in business and 30+ years online are concentrated on community building, business processes, marketing and general analysis. These skills have been exercised across several industries including: Retail, eCommerce, Hospitality, Fitness,Travel, Real Estate, Charities and Online Community Development. I will work closely with you to understand your exact needs, goals and ambitions. Together, we will discuss the situation and brainstorm potential scenarios until we narrow the field to a working solution. If you require ongoing support, I will be there for you when the time comes to review progress and suggest/implement tweaks as your path or details change. Helping people achieve business goals based on their desired lifestyle has become a passion. I have personally earned a lifestyle which has taken me around the world and have experienced things most will only see in a magazine or on television. It is my purpose and goal to help others create a situation for themselves, where they too have this opportunity to live out loud. During the interview process, I will listen carefully to your concerns and weigh all options before moving forward. I am not looking for a 'job' as much as long term partners. If you have a great idea, a solid team and sufficient finances to back it up, but are lacking a piece of the puzzle... I may be able to help you. As much as you will interview me, I will interview the situation and will only accept contracts where I believe the client will ultimately be successful. My schedule is purposefully left fluid as much as possible to accommodate client deadlines, the beach and sanity. We are most productive when we are energetic and full of life. I can help you create a similar situation for yourself. Due to confidentiality reasons, previous business relationships will not be displayed on a public profile. Please do not ask for samples of business, marketing or strategy plans as these files are critical to the survival of a company, could violate NDA's, unduly expose IP rights and open the doors for legal action. You should expect the same level of respect and confidentiality from me. If you are serious about taking the next step. If you honestly have a burning desire and are ready to do whatever it takes... we need to talk.

    $38.89 /hr
    748 hours
    5.00
  8. Robert Joseph Batac

    Robert Joseph Batac

    Java Developer/Project Management/Applications/Wordpress

    Philippines - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I specialize in Java Application Software Development, Project Management, and Hardware Interfacing. Other areas I've been involved in are Web Design, Wordpress, VPN, CMS, Open Source Solution/Customization and Testing for both Manual and Automated, and I recently added Android App Development in my portfolio. I have endeavored in freelance, business, and team and enterprise solution projects. Primary technologies I use are Java SE, Swing, Webstart, NetBeans, PostgreSQL, third party APIs, OpenVPN, Mysql, Selenium and Android Studio. Other experiences I've had are in the line of CCTV Surveillance and Security Systems integration. Please visit my profile website for past projects I have been involved with. http://bertbatac.weebly.com/ Thanks, Bert Batac

    $20.00 /hr
    1,031 hours
    4.95
  9. Nick Graff

    Nick Graff

    Sales Funnel Consultant - copywriting, consulting, development, design

    United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 5

    I build automated conversion funnels using ClickFunnels. I will essentially create a business for you. All I need from you is your products and content. I have been building websites, driving traffic, and creating conversion systems since 2009. I have built over 100 WordPress sites and built conversion funnels behind most of them. I have setup my business as an "all in one", done for you, internet marketing and sales funnel development service so you don't have to manage another team. I have studied under some of the most successful internet marketers including Eban Pagan, Frank Kern, Brendon Burchard, Russell Brunson, George Brown, Anik Singal, Perry Marshall, Ryan Deiss, and Perry Belcher. My biggest takeaway from the thousands of dollars I spent on their programs and countless hours of studying is this… He or she who is ready, willing, and able to spend the most money to acquire a customer wins! I learned that from Ryan Deiss and he learned that from Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon. Jeff spent millions of dollars and busted his guts for 6 years before he made any money. Maybe you are not that aggressive but for most entrepreneurs that looks like setting a conversion funnel up and driving lots of quality leads. This allows you to see what works and what doesn't so that you can put more money into marketing, which means more profit for you. The biggest challenge for most business owners is setting that digital sales funnel up. Most entrepreneurs are too busy with day to day operations and don’t have a few hours a day to learn something new and another few hours a day to implement it. That is where I come in. I will set you up with a 5 piece system that looks like this… 1. Lead Magnet: Drive people into your automated system by offering something compelling and valuable for free. 2. Trip Wire: Offer something even more valuable for a very low cost to sort the curious from the serious and reimburse you for some of your ad costs. 3. Core Offer: Now that you have under-promised and over-delivered two times, they are really starting to dig you. They are beginning to envision a long-term relationship and may be ready to buy your main thing. You should be profitable at this point and if so, you have a self liquidating offer which you can scale. 4. Profit Maximizer: Offer them something that complements your core offer. Usually this would be something that automates the process or makes their life easier or better in some way. For example, if you sold golf clubs, you would want to offer a golf bag or a golf membership. If your core offer was consulting, offer a done for you service. If you are a landscaper, offer annual fertilization. This is the icing on the cake. 5. Return Path: Now that you know who your prospects are and have identified a few different types of customers, you should segment your email list so that you are sending relevant messages. If you have been building your email list but have not been utilizing it effectively, it is because you have not segmented your list and setup autoresponders for each segment. The first 4 steps happen instantly. They opt in to your email list and these offers come one after the other. The 5th step is your email automation: this happens gradually over time. With all 5 steps you can sell your products and services automatically and make way more money than your competition. If you are the kind of business owner who really believes in something like this but doesn’t have the time to implement it, I am your solution. If you hire me, we will work closely together over the next few months or years as I build, test, and optimize your sales funnel. The reason my rate is $75/hour is because I do not have a bunch of stats and data. As soon as I do have more proof, my rate will go up considerably. But for now, remember that my system is proven by others like Ryan Deiss. We all know the internet is here to stay. We all know that advertising online is legit and we all know that automating the sales process will save you time, money, and frustration in the long run: not to mention you become exponentially more scalable. So, the only question left is, is Nick the right guy for the job? Through oDesk you can see that I am legit. Maybe I don’t have decades of experience but who does? This internet thing is still evolving and there are very few people in this world who can do what I do. And the ones that can, are too busy doing it for their own businesses. For $75/hour, I think it’s worth the risk. My mentors charge $15,000 MINIMUM to set one of these funnels up. The value of what I do is much more than $75/hr and since the system I create for you is yours to keep, you will benefit from it for years to come. It’s what I like to call an exponential ROI. Keep in mind, building sales funnels is time intensive and I can only handle a few clients at a time. Best Regards, Nick Graff PS - To see my package deal visit http://dfyfunnel.com/ .

    $75.00 /hr
    277 hours
    4.76
  10. Sam R.

    Sam R. Agency Contractor

    The Quintessential Agile Management Pro

    Hong Kong - Last active: 02/26/2013 - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 2

    The quintessential 'Agile' online executive is available to tackle your next project successfully with precision. 100% Unconditional Satisfaction Guarantee! As my Employer you can expect: * A highly skilled contractor at unconventionally low rates so you can minimize your budget and maximize your results! * A native English speaking professional who was raised and educated in the West with strong credentials so you don't have to worry about language, culture, or nuances! * A skilled and well qualified executive (MBA & M Sc.Eng.) so you can count on the work I do for you being done right the first time! * An established track record of performance. Nearly twenty years at two of the top Companies on the Planet. (Big 5 Management Consulting, Far East Energy Conglomerate) So you know that I actually can do what I say I can! * A superior command of Global Best Practices that can be applied to your Organization. People, Process, & Technology. So that you know you'll get someone who is flexible and adaptive. * Focus on Quality, Innovation, Performance, & Excellence. So you'll get a commitment to growth! * A superior command of Business Needs & Technology Enablement so you will get a team player with Cross-Functional experience in delivering pragmatic solutions on-time and on budget! * An accurate Profile and Tests that have been completed without reference materials. Go ahead! Try me. I'm up to the challenge! *Availability to work on a Pro-Bono or reduced rate basis for qualified non- commercial Worthy Causes (Social Impact, Charitable). *Excellent Connectivity across Win 7 and Mac OSX Platforms including fully equipped home offices in Hong Kong, Karachi, and Singapore. I travel twice a month (off-time) between cities but remain online 100% through devices.

    Associated with: Invictus (Pvt) Ltd., Cohesian, Ltd. Agency

    $138.89 /hr
    2,536 hours
    5.00