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Clarence Oakes

Clarence Oakes

Expert SEO Content Writer & WordPress Developer

United States - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 20

Satisfaction Guaranteed (see below) As an expert SEO content creator, I develop articles which both inform and entertain. However, because every website has two audiences, I write for both. I create content which gets results from both the search engines and readers. This is accomplished by carefully ensuring that keywords and keyword combinations are used to the right density. If you need help determining the best keywords/combos, I can research this for you. I specialize in... >Creative Website Content >eBooks >Technical Writing When creating website content and eBooks, I follow the AIDA marketing principle so that you get the results you want. I also provide content written in American, Australian, or UK English. Books can be delivered in .doc, pdf, or both formats ready for print or electronic publication as desired. MY GUARANTEE: If you are dissatisfied for any reason, I will make it right. I guarantee my work...Always. If you have a special project, I would be happy to discuss your needs. I am also proficient in WordPress. I look forward to hearing from you. Jeff

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

$25.00 /hr
298 hours

Merritt Jethro Naanos

Merritt Jethro Naanos

Data Entry|Web Design|Graphic Design|PA|VA

Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

To be able to offer a quality work to my employer and guarantee satisfaction. I have many skills that allow me to perform a wide range of duties, and am always finding new things to add to this. I respect other people's time, effort and money that's why I always provide high quality deliverables in quick turn around time. If you are looking speed and efficiency, then I am the right person for you. I am completely organized, honest and hard-working person. When I work, I dedicate myself completely to the work in order to do it as fast as possible, with the maximum of quality. As a freelancer, I work hard to secure the employers with my working etiquette and will provide them with their expected results. I take my pride in my work and enjoys the challenge seeking opportunity to learn and improve skills. I never count hours and I always seek to produce quality work.

$3.33 /hr
651 hours

Debashis M.

Debashis M.

Wordpress Expert, HTML/CSS, SEO & Logo Design

India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 19

Over the last 6 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using Wordpress, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, and CSS including sites for start-up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development such that the values, the aim and objectives of the company are reflected in every bit of the design along with the selection of words and content showing the company or projects adaptability, competence, flexibility and creative ability. And I develop solutions using latest web-based technologies while providing tailor-made internet consulting with creativity and innovative approach. My strength is my openness, constant and regular contact follow-up with clients and the willingness to learn. I believe in providing the latest and best of the technology to my clients.

100% Job Success
$7.78 /hr
16 hours

Pauline Nguyen

Pauline Nguyen

NYC based International Business Consultant

United States - Tests: 2

I'm back in the USA after spending 6 years developing and improving businesses in Middle East and Asia. What that means for you is the advantage to easily and conveniently access an international business consultant who has worked on projects related to over 19 countries from start-ups to multinationals. You will benefit from my work portfolio which includes: 1) Countries: United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Hong Kong, Afghanistan 2) Industries: Finance, retail and consumer, professional services, industrial, social entrepreneurship/non-profit, energy sector service providers 3) Education: MS in Global Finance I am happy to leverage my diversified geographic and sector experience to help you create effective detailed business plans, investor proposals, pitch presentations, business development and marketing materials, and market entry/growth strategy.

$25.56 /hr
29 hours

Joseph Piros

Joseph Piros

Senior Business Technology Consultant

United States - Tests: 7

Graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with degree in Information Technology. I worked independently as a consultant for small and medium sized businesses. I streamline their work process using computer technologies. I specialize in network security, Database, and consumer relations. I run my own non-profit charity giving back to the deaf community. I work with the utmost professionalism, and provide 5 star service. Currently entering field of Law with the goal of passing the California Bar. I have a serious grasp of complicated concepts. My talents would be best used in a court room setting, and legal arguments support.

$30.00 /hr
3 hours

Anirudha V.

NDA,Contracts Drafting, Patent, Website terms & Privacy Policy

India - Tests: 1

More than five years of experience as a Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Legal Researcher. My objective is to obtain a position whereby I can demonstrate my writing and research skills. I am very proficient at legal research in any jurisdiction, and I produce an excellent work product. Main job responsibilities includes Contract Drafting, Contract Review, Contract abstraction, Contract summary, drafting and review of non-disclosure agreement, patent and trademark search on USPTO site, Document review and many more paralegal processes.

$11.11 /hr
19 hours

Omar J.

Omar J. Agency Contractor

Administrative Support | Graphic Designing | Research | Data Entry

United Arab Emirates - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 26

Last 5 years, I've been developed Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Light-room, Corel-draw. I think, I am a creative designer, which includes making wedding albums, photo retouch, photo manipulation making brochures,clipping path, banners and logos. I am a good data entry expert also. I am seeking opportunities that will enable me to put my skills to use while providing great value and benefit to my clients...

Associated with: Bizway (Pty).

$3.33 /hr
7 hours

Andrew M.

US/UK Lawyer - Skilled at contract drafting and review

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

A UK and US lawyer with over ten years experience in the corporate world. I have the skills and experience in drafting and reviewing a broad range of legal, corporate and commercial documents Incorporation - drafts incorporation and formation papers for corporations, LLC and related business entities Shareholder and Director Resolutions Employment Agreements Nondisclosure/Noncompetition Agreements Management and Consulting Agreements Limited Partnership Agreements Joint Venture Agreements General Partnership Agreements Software Agreements License Agreements EULAs Copyright Notices Privacy Policies Various other vendor/royalty/license agreements Powers of Attorney Will and Estate Documents RFP (Request for Proposal) I also have experience writing business plans to secure capital investment for product development or content acquisition; responding to RFPs from numerous Government departments and project managing various corporate initiatives. I also have a significant amount of International experience. As well as my roles in London and the United States, I have had exposure working for other businesses around the world and have become well-versed in local laws and regulations. I am a focused self-starter who strives to consistently provide work of the highest standard. Whether our working relationship is short or long, one assignment or many, it is my aim to ensure that I develop with you a trusting and mutually beneficial working relationship. I am a quick and diligent worker and I aim to complete most assignments within a few hours.

$44.44 /hr
24 hours

Kristine H.

Communications Consultant / Writer / Web Designer

United States - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

I'm a native English speaker located in the United States. Skills: • Press releases • Web content writing and editing - specialized knowledge of legal, technology, and business issues • Start-up and small business consulting • CSS + HTML • Wordpress design • Web and print graphic design using Adobe Creative Suite Relevant Experience: • 5 years experience as a Website and Communications Manager • Press releases for a major scientific publisher • Freelance graphic design and marketing consulting for entertainment industry clients • Experience working with web and print content in Italian and French • Undergraduate degree in journalism • J.D. degree

$30.00 /hr
3 hours

Prakash J.

Prakash J.

Affiliate Marketing, Online Reputation, Wordpress, SEO, PHP Expert

India - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 9

***** Experience as an Affiliate Marketing Professional ***** Over the last 7 years, I have worked as an outsourced affiliate marketing manager and have helped many clients in various activities like affiliate program launch strategies, competitor analysis, affiliate research, affiliate recruitment, affiliate program setup, management, promotions, affiliate directory submission and affiliate marketing forum management. I have advanced knowledge of Post Affiliate Pro, HasOffers, iDevAffiliate and networks like CJ, Shareasale etc. ***** Experience as an SEO Professional ***** Over the last 7 years, I also have worked as Search Engine Optimization customization (SEO) consultant and have helped clients in improving their search engine ranking positions. I also have experience in dealing with search engine penalties and shorting it out. I have good command on On Page SEO, Link Building, SEO Analysis. ***** Experience as a Social Media Marketing Professional ***** Over the last 7 years, I have worked as social media consultant for few clients where I have handles activities like managing day-to-day activities of social media activities and customer engagement. ***** Experience as Programmer ***** Over the last 7 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using Wordpress, Joomla, CSS, PHP, HTML, HTML 5, DHTML, and MySQL including sites for start up companies and small businesses. My core competency lies in complete end-end management of a new website development project, and I am seeking opportunities to build websites from the ground up for you or your business. I also have some experience in the following areas: SQL, Ajax, OOP, and software design and testing. ***** Experience as a Web Researcher ***** Over the last 7 years, I also have worked as web researcher and data entry person too handling various data entry activities like phot editing, web research for emails/contacts/addresses/website etc. ***** Experience as an Online Reputation Management Consultant ***** Over the last 7 years, I have helped individual person and companies in getting rid of their negative links in search engine. For businesses as well as for individuals, its very important to have good reputation and if there are negative links, it can affect business a lot. I have helped clients in downgrading their negative links.

$5.00 /hr
79 hours