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  1. Melisan Atkinson

    Melisan Atkinson Agency Contractor

    Sales Copywriter & Business Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 10/21/2013 - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 15

    Do you want to deliver an engaging message that converts your site's visitors into buyers? How about serving up SEO content that catches the attention of bots and real people? I've learned from the top copywriters how to position the benefits of your product/service to your clients using compelling copy that persuades readers to enter the sales funnel... and keeps moving them towards the close. Do yourself a favor and hire a competent copywriter who understands the psychology of sales. I offer free strategy consultations and am always happy to offer you my insight on what I think your most effective advertising campaign should look like. Contact me and let's discuss how we can work to make your sales numbers pop.

    Associated with: oDesk Payroll

    $45.00 /hr
    448 hours
    4.95
  2. Steven D.

    Steven D.

    Marketing and Sales Expert, Business Plan and Strategy Development

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 9

    Not long ago I heard someone say, "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional, just wait until you hire an amateur". If you have an immediate need put me on it to bring solutions to you quickly. Every project you hire me for deserves a winning strategy. I live to create win-win-win scenarios because it brings you not just new repeat clients but many champion advocates. I am: * Highly resilient and persistent. * Focused and determined. * Friendly and amiable. * Interested and interesting. People tell me again and again I am a breath of fresh air. Steve

    $43.00 /hr
    1,320 hours
    4.42
  3. Geoffory C.

    Geoffory C.

    Business and Technology Executive and Consultant

    United States - Last active: 22 hours 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
    4,149 hours
    5.00
  4. Andrew Hessel

    Andrew Hessel

    wordsmith

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I'm a gifted storyteller, dedicated to helping clients tell theirs. I say this unabashedly and with complete confidence. The proof, of course, is the words. Today, finding the right words is more important than ever, and I strive to under-promise but over-deliver. The name of my company says it all: words-are-my-biz And my philosophy is simple: The right words sell. The wrong words leave sales on the table. WHO AM I? I’m a professional writer living in Portland, Oregon with a lifelong passion for the power of the written word. I’ve written everything from novels to blogs, sales collateral to web content, ad copy to letters, business proposals to sales plans and training manuals. Not to mention a few thousand papers getting my four kids through high school and college. I love what I do. WHAT IS MY BACKGROUND? I bring more than thirty years of sales and marketing business management experience to every project, and by this I’m talking about major corporations to mid-size companies and start-ups, working in fields including software, real estate, law, publishing, advertising and services. I confess to having a particular fondness for high degree-of-difficulty challenges. JUST HOW DO I DO WHAT I DO? By asking questions, listening and considering what I hear, followed by collaborative brainstorming to develop a plan we both embrace with confidence and enthusiasm. As you seek synergy within your organization, I seek it with my clients. It pays huge dividends. The common thread is in finding the way to communicate more effectively, internally and externally, with staff, customers and prospects. The common challenge is in identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and unique competitive factors confronting each client. HOW CAN YOU LEARN MORE ABOUT ME? Visit my website, home to my novels, blog and publishing company, Old Dog Publishing.

    $95.00 /hr
    714 hours
    4.98
  5. Sigbjørn Hovda

    Sigbjørn Hovda

    Norwegian senior translator and marketer

    Norway - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Specialised in the fields of marketing, IT, finance and business with particularly strong expertise in technology, consumer electronics, software/video games and investor relations. I also provide marketing services ranging from cold calling, prospecting to copywriting, sales presentations and closing of sales. Typical projects: - Press releases - Marketing brochures - Product descriptions - Website texts - Ads - Software user interface - Newsletters - User manuals - Financial reports - General business communication (e.g. letters, internal/external policies, notifications) - Forms/surveys Key accounts include: - Acer - Cisco - Electronic Arts - Dell Computers - JVC - Microsoft - MSC Cruises - Olympus - Panasonic - Samsung - Sony - Ubisoft

    Groups: Certified Translation Professionals

    $60.00 /hr
    40 hours
    5.00
  6. Steve Pike

    Steve Pike

    Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

    United States - Last active: 15 days ago - Tests: 3

    My objective is to help clients create marketing/sales leverage. Archimedes discovered the principle of leverage, how a small weight can move a large object. And marketing leverage is how businesses grow. Identify the fulcrum (aka "The Big Idea"), apply marketing weight, and lift sales dramatically. With 20 years of marketing and sales management experience at big (Pepsi, Holiday Inn, AAA) and small companies, I've managed virtually every aspect of strategic planning, marketing and sales program development, collateral and communications production, internet presence, and research and analysis. Two of my programs won national "Best of the Year" honors in separate industries. I have a degree from the Wharton School. I appreciate working with clients who understand the value of talent and experience, and who expect great results.

    $125.00 /hr
    1,166 hours
    4.93
  7. Chirag Shah

    Chirag Shah

    Business Coach and Strategic Consultant

    India - Last active: 1 day 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
  8. Alexander Kravchuk

    Alexander Kravchuk

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

    Belarus - Last active: 10 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
  9. Michael S.

    Michael S.

    C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

    United States - Last active: 22 hours ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 2

    Every successful business begins with one person and a vision. Inevitably, that vision must segue to a strategic plan and focused execution. This is a space I've successfully lived in for over 20 years. My strengths lie in visionary business planning and strategy. I can take role as an advisor, collaborator, and/or team member to execute plans or strategic initiatives. I develop Business Plans, Strategic Plans, Operational plans, create financials, and help recruit top management. I help clients positively deliver results to their bottom line, take them from "marginal to viable", and often I help position them for a high(er) probability of an 'exit' when the time is right. I help deliver organized, business-focused narratives and messaging that inform internally and to external stakeholders, vendors, clients or investors. Whether a start up, early stage, or middle market, I approach every engagement in the same manner. I first establish an understanding of the business as it exists today. I review the current business structure. I peel back the layers to clearly assess the business, financials, market dynamics, team, and strategy. I look at the business in its current iteration and then sit down with you to discuss both the 'big picture' and what the goal line looks like to you. Early on, we may well reach a point where I share less-than-good news; There's still work to be done. But it is at this point where I see clients reach a level of cognitive realization, who understand and agree with my position or feedback, and that's where things can start to get exciting. Engage me on an initial consultation (no fee) regarding your business goals and strategy. The outcome of that dialogue will tell us both if there's a fit and whether it makes sense to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship to advance your goals. Michael

    $33.00 /hr
    1,406 hours
    4.95
  10. Julieta Cestari

    Julieta Cestari

    Virtual Assistance and Translations

    Argentina - Last active: 22 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
    4,561 hours
    5.00