My previous line of work led to the start of a VA business. My goal is to work with what I like and keep up the trend of various tasks. The rate described is my lowest rate, which I usuallay apply because I sometimes like to do assignments to keep my skills at a recent level, then that rate apply. On the other hand could other assigments require a higher rate. My VA role is one of the multi skilled, or multifaceted as I use for marketing, since I've learned a lot of different skills during the positions I held. I'm very service minded, as I started out as a cashier and office girl and had the privilege to work with people with genuine feeling for service. I find it likable and I also think it makes sense to keep a service minded attitude towards customers. If you see someone without a smile - give them one of yours kind of recaps what service is about. Besides the service offered in the line of work, that is. Later on I've for several years each, held positions as sales secretary, school secretary, administrative consultant, application specialist and web/system developer. In addition to work I've been studying sociology, psychology and computer science at academic level. Still today I feel at home in almost any constellation of work, I like to do repetitive tasks from time to time, and challenging tasks from time to time. Work satisfaction is important to me and it means delivering good results, to be of benefit to the receiver. For myself the help and learn part goes a long way. One other thing to mention is that I learned to type at early age. That skill has been both useful and fun during the years. Besides skills in service and typing I'm interested in languages, both human and computer. Where human language is concerned I write with good imagination, do my research and have a very good vocabulary. Where computers are concerned I like to do life easier for end users and I also focus on usability. Where both languages are involved I also like to enhance the experience for the reader/user. Oh, I nearly forgot (if yo're still reading this short essay that is), I also do some graphic designs from time to time. Web design, Logo designs, Business Cards, Newsletter, formatting in Word, layouts in PowerPoint and so on! We need beautiful things! Cheers!
Too often, online marketers get caught up in chasing the next fad. But doing more business online is, at the heart of it, very similar to doing more business offline. Relationships are what's important, and hacks and tricks only go so far. I'm not your ordinary freelancer. I sometimes describe myself as "a writer who's not afraid of numbers." My drive to understand the written word and the world of business has given me an unusual collection of experiences and skills: -I'm an experienced copywriter who has created sales letters and other marketing materials for businesses several industries. -I'm a Google Partner, with certification in AdWords, Bing, and Google Analytics. I've successfully managed PPC programs with monthly spend ranging from under $1,000 to close to $45,000. I've also designed and run website split testing programs for clients. ***Please note that my rate for PPC is $50/hour.**** -In the past, I worked in publishing as a writer and editor for about 10 years, giving me a solid grounding in proper editorial procedures and standards, what materials sell, and the financial considerations involved in publishing a book. I've found that a lot of the business skills I've learned in this world are highly transferable to other industries. -I've been managing my own web-based businesses on the side since 2003. To any project, I bring a drive for thoroughness, patience, good judgment, and a deep investment in seeing my clients meet and exceed their goals. Your success is my success. I constantly test and look for data to support decisions. For my clients' ultimate benefit, I constantly seek out new learning opportunities (conferences, webinars, workshops, etc...). Finally, I'm highly dependable: I'm very selective about the commitments I make to insure that when I do take on a project I not only meet my responsibilities but hopefully knock it out of the park. I'm most interested in projects that allow me to work with a website's marketing needs in a holistic manner. Rather than push the particular solutions I can personally offer, such as AdWords or a content marketing campaign, I much prefer to analyze the needs of that particular business and come up with a plan that will address what's most needed, in the most effective way. If I don't think that a certain marketing technique will work well for you, I'll tell you so. I also work best with clients who understand that good results take time. I audit the work of others frequently, and have seen the consequences of going for the quick win without attention to long-term profitability. Sample Results (see also portfolio section below): -Created an extensive remarketing program with the highest ROI in an individual campaign at over 800%. For this client I have also been successful at cutting spend (in the case of one campaign as much as 88%) while maintaining sales. -Another client brought me on board to see if a display campaign set up by a previous consultant could be optimized further. When auditing the campaign I identified changes to the targeting that led to a 600% increase in leads. -I improved the click-through-rate (CTR) of an assisted living facility by 1700%, while halving the cost per click and raising the average position. -Through testing, I achieved ad-level CTRs as high as 12.28% (average 2.56%) for a WordPress developer. These results are for non-branded keywords. Client Comments (see also oDesk reviews): "Just took a look inside the account. You've really turned around the conversion rate. Thanks again for the great work on this." "I really appreciate your weekly reports, and how you provide a different perspective on the account's performance and what can be improved each time." "Your audit and keyword research has been extremely helpful to us in thinking about our business." [This client, a web developer, liked my analysis so much that they've hired me to provide the same service for their own clients.] "Thanks for the detailed report. This is a great start. Today we had 3 leads come in within 1h and 30m. That is highly unusual." I'd be delighted to discuss your online marketing program and what I can do to help.
Hi, my name is Don Blake, I am US-BASED and have been in the IT field for 17 years. During that time I have been a Senior Solution Architect for some of the big name consulting companies Architecting and Configuring solutions around VMware (View, vCloud, Site Recovery Manager), Citrix (XenDesktop, XenApp, Netscaler, PVS) and Microsoft (Hyper-V, System Center Suite, Exchange, AD, Sharepoint, many more). I have worked for Big Enterprise size companies to small start up companies. My expertise is in the Virtualization arena with knowledge ranging from Storage to Microsoft products. I not only like to help clients design and troubleshoot any issues, but also like to teach them the ins and outs so they understand what is happening. I am also very big into documentation and communication. I want to make sure you are comfortable and have more information than you need. Look forward to working with you. Specialties: VMware vSphere Design and Architect VMWare vCloud Design and Architect Citrix Xenapp Design and Architect Citrix XenDesktop Design and Architect Citrix XenServer Design and Architect VMWare View Design and Architect Microsoft System Center Design and Architect Microsoft Hyper-V Design and Architect Quest vWorkspace Design and Architect Microsoft Technologies
I am a talented writer and highly skilled editor for technical as well as creative endeavors. As an editor, I view each piece of writing holistically to ensure that it is not only grammatically correct but that it also serves its intended purpose. As a writer, my goal is to create documentation that fits my clients' needs and complies with their chosen style guides, whether I'm creating user or admin guides for software or hardware, online documentation, website copy, or computer-based training. I do high-quality work because I love what I do.
Over the last 10 years, I have developed a wide range of websites using BigCommerce | Adobe Business Catalyst | Wordpress | Magento | Volusion | WordPress | HMTL | including sites for startup companies and small businesses. I have experience fixing hundreds of template issues both small and large. I am amazingly fast at making HTML/CSS edits and I never consider a job done though until my client says, "That looks great!" I know the Bigcommerce platform inside and out and learned a lot of its idiosyncrasies. I have experience with many other hosting platforms as well. I also have some experience in the following areas: Ajax, JQuery, XHTML, Responsive Design, website design and slicing . My goals are to meet deadlines at any cost with excellent quality of work .
I'm a front-end web developer with about 5 years experience with WordPress creating themes and plugins from scratch. I recently released an open-source plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/stripe-for-woocommerce/) that integrates Stripe as a payment gateway for WooCommerce and have plenty more in the works. In addition to my WordPress work, I've developed a few jQuery plugins and countless responsive sites. I do a lot of testing before releasing a product to ensure that bugs are difficult to find if not non-existant.
I'm senior software engineer with more than 9 years of experience in the software development area. The last 5 years I developed mobile applications starting from problem statement formulation and documentation development to end-user product delivery. My clients are always happy to work with me, which is the main reason of having 5 stars with more than 13 completed large projects. I hope you will be happy as well. The applications that I used to develop include: - Audio/Video conference, p2p connectivity - Messaging applications, supporting connectivity with various social networks and messaging platforms - Image processing and multimedia based programming with AVFoundation and OpenAL - Network programming, network monitoring solutions development - Database design and high performance database object models automation frameworks development - 2D/3D programming with OpenCV and OpenGL
Both Senior Instructional Designer and Developer (as well as technical writer and project manager), I have used Articulate Storyline and Studio, Captivate, Camtasia, Lectora, and VideoScribe for over 22+ years for clients like Bank of America, Wachovia, American Express, Chase, Hartford Life, Knowledge Transfer International, Procter & Gamble, etc. Projects I am looking for include any work related to instructional design in any phase of the ADDIE model (Analysis and scoping, Design, Development, etc.), as well as technical writing and project management. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University, and an M.S. degree in Education from Hunter College. I also attended law school at the University of Georgia for a year. I have written several books pertaining to legal subjects. As a result of my work on the Constitution, I have appeared on the Tom Snyder radio show, as well as C-SPAN. I am also listed as an encyclopedia entry in the Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments. Linked-in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/barry-krusch/2/5b2/6a Skype: barrykrusch