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Meredith F.

Meredith F.

Digital Marketing & Web Analytics Expert

Philippines - Tests: 13 - Portfolio: 3

I am passionate about how inbound marketing (SEO, SEM) and online branding can help today's entrepreneurs and companies achieve greater success in an increasingly globalized economy. Trained in advertising and computer science, I have the expertise and over ten years of experience in the conceptual, technical, content, and design development of sales-driving websites and strong online brands. I am seeking for opportunities to help clients in this regard. I am especially skilled and experienced in the following digital marketing channels, CRMs, and Social Media and SEO tools: Email & Marketing Automation --- Proficient in the use and management of Infusionsoft, LyrisHQ (EmailLabs), GetResponse, MailChimp, ConstantContact, iContact, Aweber, Bronto, and HTML Email designing. CRM --- Experienced in the use and management of ZohoCRM, Infusionsoft, Google Business Apps Website Analytics & Conversion Rate Optimization --- Trained and adept at Google Analytics, Yahoo Analytics, ClickTale, CrazyEgg SEM-SEO --- Experienced user: Moz tools, SEOBook, Wordtracker, Pingler, AHREFS, SEMRush, CrazyEgg CMS-Based & Ecommerce Website Design & Development --- Experienced webmaster /developer: Wordpress, Shopify, Volusion, Yahoo! Store, Magento Social Media Management --- Experienced user: Hootsuite, ViralWoot, SocialOomph, TweetDeck

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
1,018 hours

Sanjid Rahman

Sanjid Rahman

SEM | SEO | Link Building | Social Media Marketing | eBay

Bangladesh - Tests: 1

My intention is to become best service provider in Upwork. I want to make good relation and contact with every single person I am working with and also to satisfy them by quality service and communication in time with whom I am working with and with whom I am going to work with.

$10.00 /hr
17 hours

Corey Davis

Corey Davis

Real Estate Internet Marketing Consultant

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 7

I am about analyzing the current status of my client’s online presence and assess what needs to be added, adapted, or replaced in order to help my client reach his or her goals for a profitable web presence. Since 2008, I have paved the way for real estate professionals and businesses nationwide to maximize their online presence, increase their web traffic and improve their profitability. I provide website design, website management and internet marketing strategy designed to meet or exceed the desired outcomes and goals of my clients. Please feel free to review some of my most recent projects below.

100% Job Success
$44.44 /hr
292 hours

Ignacio M.

Ignacio M.

Spanish translator (from English, German and French)

Spain - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

I have years of experience translating from English, French and German to Spanish. In addition to my background in translation, I have a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, which allows me to translate both financial content (like Forex and academic finance) and marketing, including localizing SEO, SEM, ASO and marketing translations. I can translate code (XML, HTML, Python, Poedit, Wordpress), as coding is a hobby of mine. I have experience working repeatedly for companies like Amazon, eBay, Pergo, Sony or Wordreference. I own copies of MS Office 2007 and Trados 2011. I can work with new software on demand. My quality is top notch and I've never missed a deadline.

100% Job Success
$17.78 /hr
798 hours

Chesmer Melissa Forlales

Chesmer Melissa Forlales

Team Leader for Creative Marketing

Philippines - Tests: 3

For the past 3 and a half years, I have been working as part of the marketing team. Currently, I am the Team Leader for Creative Marketing of a local online shopping site here in the Philippines. My main task would be to suggest, craft, and implement promotions/contests to gain more traffic and fans on our social media page. I also supervise a team of 7 - making sure that we are on track with our marketing targets. I have done a few online jobs for data entry and research before on other websites. I would love to do it again. For travel planning, all I have is personal travel planning and planning of trips for my friends - which I think I can improve in the future. I have been writing English articles since high school and I worked as a content writer for several companies here in the Philippines. I also have a certification from IELTS with a grade of 7.

$5.00 /hr
5 hours

Bhavesh Patel

Bhavesh Patel Agency Contractor

SEO | Google+ Places | Citation | Link Building | WEB 2.0 Expert

India - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 2

Providing Affordable SEO Service for businesses and other organizations looking for quality traffic and leads. I take time to understand your businesses product & service, build custom SEO plan and work within Google's SEO ethics for best rank position for your website in search results. Specialities: from On-page Optimization to full Off-page SEO service, Google Places Optimization, Google+ Local, Map Listing, Citation Building and Optimization, Contextual Link Building, Infographic, WEB 2.0 Links, Social Media Marketing, Niche Directory Listing, Guest Posting for clients around the globe with 6+ years of experience.

Groups: BoonEx

Associated with: SEO Local

91% Job Success
$9.00 /hr
3,265 hours

Karen A.

Karen A.

Research and Data Entry Professional, VA

Philippines - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 18

To utilize the skills I have gained and be reliable to current and prospective buyers. To help and contribute to a company's progress and development. To be an asset and not a burden to employers and fellow workers.

Groups: Bluehost Developers and Designers

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
13,698 hours

Faisal Mushtaq

Faisal Mushtaq

Technologist & Business Expert

Pakistan - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

Over eighth years of experience in IT Operations, Network Administration and IT Technical Support along with my services for HR, Billing and Operations Departments for department restructuring. During the years, I've developed my skills in professional letter writing along with in my area of specialization i.e, Network Administration. I look forward to do more to explore and prove my multi-dimensional abilities.

$13.00 /hr
3 hours

Arpana Mishra

Arpana Mishra Agency Contractor

SEO/SEM Manager, Content Manager

India - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I am an innovative, self-motivated, and value-driven professional providing interactive marketing strategies and business consulting services to start-ups and well-established organizations. Leveraging more than 4 years of experience as a SEO management, SEM and Article Writer, I can deliver best of my services to the clients. I also have great experience as website content writer, blog and article writer, and seek challenges in these areas. My goal is to offer quality creative work for the employers and hence develop a long term relationship. I am dedicated and willing to go that extra mile in order to perform a good job. With over 1500 hours of experience in oDesk, you can be rest assured for quality oriented and genuine work. Punctuality and quality are two of my assets which will provide you with utmost genuine and timely work.

Associated with: Web Writers

100% Job Success
$11.11 /hr
2,060 hours