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Jobby Benoza

Jobby Benoza

Online Freelancer

Philippines - Tests: 4

I aim to build a successful and thriving career here at by providing excellent and quality service to discerning clients. I am a goal-oriented person, handles deadlines and pressure with grace, and I also have a good command of the English language. I am a gamer by heart, a teacher by trade and a professional person all-around. I am into sports, movies and loves reading.

92% Job Success
$4.44 /hr
2,983 hours

John Thompson

John Thompson

Lead Generation and Marketing Expert.

United States

I have over 13 years of experience in Marketing, Information Technology, SEO, appointment setting, sales, research, lead generation, client interaction, Business Plan development, among many other areas of online contracting. I attended WV University and completed courses in Computer Science, Information Technology and Troubleshooting, and Business Management. I own and operate SJ Services LLC and live by that seal of excellence. Other qualifications: excellent phone skills Strong verbal communication skills Ability to work outside of a fixed scenario Flexible hours Excellent English Persistence Goldmine CRM Salesforce CRM Sugar CRM and Zoho CRM

47% Job Success
$22.00 /hr
1,714 hours

Patrick Seguin

Patrick Seguin

Expert Copywriter & Editor with Marketing Experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

I write copy that helps you build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with your customers. Complementary marketing skills enable me to identify market needs and communicate clear solutions. Writing has always been fundamental to my career. With over two decades of personal and professional experience, I can ensure that you speak with your audience effectively. I have over 15 years of experience in online marketing and product marketing, gained through positions in major international companies operating in the Czech Republic, including O2 and AVG Technologies. At present, I'm developing and executing communications strategies and producing content for eFace2Face, Inc., provider of the world’s only complete web-based video selling and electronic signature solution. I enjoy using my writing skills to breathe life into innovative ideas while working with talented people who are eager to share their knowledge and skills. Let me know what I can do for you. I look forward to meeting you!

91% Job Success
$50.00 /hr
4,188 hours

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Broad orientated virtual assistant with entrepreneurial experience

Czech Republic - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

My place of stay is in Prague, Czech Republic, and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. I have: - experience in customer service because I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone; - been selling contracts in mobile telephony, internet and rental space. During this period I had extensive training on the job; - standardized applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer value; - proven myself to be a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself; - eye for detail and I know how to visualize your business; - no issue with adapting to set up structures which I try to make my own and improve to gain better results; - strong communication skills and experience to work with cultural differences. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also made me the person who thinks about your business by showing keen interest. During my recent projects on oDesk I improved my Office (Microsoft/Google) skills significantly. Other software I work(ed) with but not limited to are: - Wordpress, - GetResponse, - AutoRespond, - Mailchimp, - SurveyMonkey, - Photoshop/Gimp, - Audacity, - Google products I also cooperate with other freelancers. In the case you would like me to control your project feel free to contact me as well. I will hire the designated freelancers myself and for you there will be just one contact. I operate under the name Nonstop Strategy. Feel free to contact me in case you have something to share or want to offer. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I am looking forward to start doing business with you. Best Regards, Freddie

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
4,961 hours

Mary Crawford

Mary Crawford

Mgmt-Team Lead-Customer Care-V.A.-Sales-Writer

United States - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 4

I have specialized in the sales,customer service field as a manager and sales manager, top sales performer and Team leader creating an exemplary team to monitor Quality Assurance for the three major call centers of a National company Responsibilities included: - Leading the growth and development of my company's Quality monitoring. -Procuring top talent and carefully selecting exceptional candidates for the formation of an exemplary team. - Overseeing preparation of uniquely quantitative and qualitative QA reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly agent specific reporting criteria. . - Edit and distribute to reporting and process critical feedback to all 3 call centers while discovering, managing, and resolving any discrepancies in information or processes. -Meeting on a weekly basis with the different teams for discussion of action items and training of customer care agents. -Preparation of itinerary and hosting weekly QA meetings with my team for a clear portrait of feedback across the globe and preparation of the teams weekly assignments. Accomplishments I am proud of include: -excellent managerial skills in office or performing online virtual assistant responsibilities! -High ranking percentile in communication and negotiation skills, phone, hospitality, email etiquette plus customer care. -Proficiency in business communications understanding that communication is the key to success! -I have received recognition for my careful attention to detail and ability to provide spot on feedback including meeting notes. - I am a publish writer, a foreign language and body language student. - I am tech savvy, a self starter and have an impeccable ability to work independently managing time well. - I pride myself with dedication and maintaining a great work ethic being completely trustworthy. -I am equally content following direction from one supervisor, as a team player, as a team leader or in a managerial setting. - I am very flexible with my hours and enjoy long term positions with an opportunity for advancement and working as many hours as possible. - I am an eager and quick study, always up for a new task contributing 100% effort ! References available I look forward to hearing from you,

96% Job Success
$15.56 /hr
7,637 hours

Paolo A.

Paolo A.

Graphic Designer / Content Writer

Philippines - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 6

I work fast without compromise to quality. 8 years combined experience in Graphic Design and Content Writing. 5 years combined experience in Technical Support and Customer Service. Skilled with relevant experience in: Advertising, Public Relations, Creative Writing, Proofreading and Editing Currently interested in: Music, Voice Acting, JavaScript, PHP and SQL Programming. Finished Bachelor's Degree in Communications Major in Advertising.

100% Job Success
$6.67 /hr
3,092 hours

Courtney Neil

Courtney Neil

Skilled Communications Practitioner, Data Analyst and Lead Generator.

Jamaica - Tests: 2

I am a humble and hard working individual who works very well with other persons. I have a plethora of experience in mass communication, public speaking, and relating with individuals. I have also recently acquired experience in data analysis, lead generation and data entry. I am currently a tertiary level student at Northern Caribbean University, and I have also worked in various organizations; for example: Guidance Centre- St. Elizabeth Technical High School Helped surveys throughout the school Also worked as a receptionist. Also did paper work. Aided in counseling troubled individuals Health Centre- St. Elizabeth Technical High School Filing Paper work Worked at front desk Police Station- Junction St. Elizabeth Worked at front desk Dealt with a wide array of persons In five (5) years I plan to have successfully graduated University with my bachelors degree in Mass Communication and minor in Psychology, and would've already settled down in a successful organization. Success is granted through hard work, and hard work is what I do best.

$7.00 /hr
1,034 hours

Dimitri D.

Dimitri D. Agency Contractor

Game Designer

France - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 4

I fell in love with videogames with (Super) Street Fighter 2 in 1994. Since then, I’m obsessed with games creation in all its forms and platforms. What I particularly like is testing and iterating new systems and the teamwork process that transform a simple idea into a finished game. My goal is to build a long lasting relationship with my clients. Key Skills - Rational Design : Difficulty Balancing, Rythm, Variety Distribution and Player Progression. - Game Mechanism : Creation, iteration and balancing - Versatile : Able to fit in different places with the same motivation and willingness to learn, no matter the type of game or Team Size - Management : Able to organize, manage and motivate people to work toward a same goal. Monetization : Elaboration of economic model, Data mining analyze.

Associated with: Amerald Inc Agency

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
4,840 hours

Chad Stetson

Chad Stetson Agency Contractor

Prolific Writer, Editor, Project Manager

Canada - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 6

I’m currently a writer for eBay US, eBay UK, and eBay AU. I’ve written for many notable clients on oDesk on a long-term basis including Travelocity, Trefis, and Worldstart, as well as numerous individual clients. My feedback scores speak for themselves, as does the amount of money I have earned on this platform alone. My skills include writing, editing, and project management. I’ve worked in a variety of environments both online and offline, and have proven myself as an intelligent and dependable worker and leader. I’m a motivated individual who has put more than my fair share of blood and sweat into my work. I’ve held a variety of positions at various companies during my 10+ years in the professional world, including being an Owner, Communications Director, Project Manager, Editor, Copywriter, SEO Specialist, and Social Media Manager. If you’re looking to review my track record, I highly suggest reviewing my feedback comments and scores, or check out some of my portfolio pieces. A quick example of my published work can be found here: Educationally speaking, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology) from the University of Manitoba. I'm currently completing a Master degree at Trinity Western University. Additionally, I've completed certification in Academic Writing and Religious Studies. If I seem like a match for you, don't hesitate to send me a message or an invitation to interview. I'm always open to discussing new projects and I'm constantly looking for more work. Additional samples and references available upon request. Cheers, Chad Stetson

Associated with: YiDesigns Agency, Kinzer Projects, LLC Agency

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
1,482 hours

Nickson Uriarte

Nickson Uriarte Agency Contractor

Customer Service/ Virtual Assistant

Philippines - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

Through my service I seek to aid verbal and or written communication needs, for product management, sales, research and development. With my proficient communication and public relation skills it is my mission to effectively supplement your professional needs. skills: 1. Efficient in Microsoft Office tools such as Ms Word, PowerPoint, Excel 2. Web Research, Content and Technical Writing 3. Social Media Management and Marketing 4. Data Gathering, Extraction, and Data Entry 5. Medical Transcription 6. Customer Service Relations, Email- Handling

Associated with: Virtual Ejv Co., Virtual Solutions Co.

100% Job Success
$5.56 /hr
5,520 hours