Virtual Office Assistants

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Post your virtual assistant project on oDesk and find intelligent and organized VAs who provide sales, email, training and administrative support. You’ll find reliable freelancers who have excellent English communication skills, in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and Google Analytics. They may have experience in basic keyword research, search engine optimization (SEO) and Internet marketing concepts, as well as CPM and PPC campaigns. They can conduct Internet research and competitor analysis, or prepare detailed PDF reports, manage your WordPress, Drupal or Joomla CMS and website content. They can also add, remove and update product listings in your eCommerce website.

A virtual assistant (VA) provides remote administrative, technical or personal support. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, professional virtual assistants can schedule appointments and meetings, help with event planning, write articles or prepare contracts and proofread business documents. They can also manage social media accounts, update social network profiles, handle personal tasks, and provide you with full-time virtual assistant services via Skype or Google Voice.

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Virtual Assistant Job Cost Overview

Typical total cost of oDesk Virtual Assistant projects based on completed and fixed-price jobs.

oDesk Virtual Assistant Jobs Completed Quarterly

On average, 2,169 Virtual Assistant projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

2,169

Time to Complete oDesk Virtual Assistant Jobs

Time needed to complete a Virtual Assistant project on oDesk.

Average Virtual Assistant Freelancer Feedback Score

Virtual Assistant oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.59.

4.59
Last updated: April 1, 2015
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XinYin Qin

XinYin Qin

Translator, Sales/Marketing Expert,MBA,ERP Expert

China - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 74 - Portfolio: 59

Professional Translator. Professional Business and Technical Translation Expert. Best Skills on Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese translation. Good Culture Background knowledge : China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. Best Skills on Marketing and Outbound Sales Best Network and Resource to Expand Your Business in China mainland. Include Online Business Promotion & Offline Business, Such as All Kinds of Out-Sourcing Marketing , iOS or Android App marketing and etc. Low Cost, High Quality Customer and Considerable Market Share Get For You. Market Research Expert for Web Research, Sourcing, Cold Calling Help you to find most valuable information and supplier in China. A Good Sourcing Agent in China. Customer Service Expert A Best Virtual Assistant. Best Assistant to Localize Your Business in China Mainland & Hong Kong. Database Expert, Best Skills on SQL Server 2012. Business Intelligence Professional

$20.00 /hr
2,526 hours
4.96
Michele Wilcox

Michele Wilcox

Experienced Executive Assistant

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 7

I have been an assistant for over 20 years, with more than the last decade at the Executive level of Vice Presidents, Presidents, and CEOs. I have experience in personal assisting services, such as calendar management and travel accommodations, as well as project management services, such as spreadsheet maintenance. In addition to the above, I am experienced in word processing, newsletter creation, blogging, blog maintenance, and freelance writing.

$25.00 /hr
2,012 hours
5.00
Pandora H.

Pandora H.

Project Management / Internet Marketing

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 7

My primary focus is offering a range of project management services to Internet Entrepreneurs and Internet Marketing Agencies. My on-site experience in high level administrative, project management, and internet marketing have allowed me to take these skills to remote clients and offer a large range of skills that are an asset to clients who need long term professional assistance. My core skills are: - Team Leadership and Management (Day-to-Day Managing, Project Tracking, Reporting, Hiring) - Digital Data Management and Organization (Solutions for Shared, Organized File Systems) - Project and Business Planning (Proposals, Budgets, Service Packages) - Marketing and Campaign Strategies (Research, Demographics, Digital Marketing Solutions) - Client and Customer Service (Email, Voice, Helpdesk) - Process and Procedure Development and Training (SOP's, Training Guides & Videos) I have a full suite of office software applications including: MS Office 2010 Adobe Creative Suite CS4 Teamviewer 9 Skype Google Drive Dropbox

$26.00 /hr
553 hours
4.98
Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Bachelor in Commerce

Czech Republic - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

My place of stay is in Prague and I can be contacted for part- and/or full-time home based opportunities. My skills are useful to the entrepreneur who seeks some assistance with his/her business. I am also cooperating with other freelancers. In case you would like me to control a whole 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 Non-stop Strategy. Freelancers I work with and recommend: Kristina Simkova https://www.odesk.com/users/~0142ad7f4d6c105c30 About me: I gained a lot of experience in customer service as I dealt directly with customers face-to-face, by email and by phone. Applicable values as long-term relationship and increasing customer value are standard concepts to me. I am a quick learner (see my reference of Accenture) and I enjoy developing myself. I work easily with set up structures which I try to make my own, and improve to gain better results. I studied Small Business & Retail Management and in this area I gained a lot of knowledge in the past years. It also makes 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 are Wordpress, GetResponse, AutoRespond, Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, Gimp, Audacity and basically all Google products. 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

$30.00 /hr
4,130 hours
5.00
Zena L Thornton

Zena L Thornton Agency Contractor

Putting the "Personal" in "Virtual"

United States - Last active: 30 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

*An Elite Consultant Service* Your Go-to Admin is your support solution! Call on Your Go-to Admin when only the best will do! Specializing in advanced professional and managerial work planning, directing and coordinating administrative services, including finance, project management, budget, internal audit, human resources and payroll, personnel and employee relations, purchasing, general support services, and facilities management. I am your “right hand”, your partner in success, Your Go-to Admin; providing you with exceptional service and by taking over your administrative services, in order to allow you to focus your time and energy on daily operations, business development and generating revenue. I take a genuine interest in helping you achieve further success in your business. Partnering with me helps you reduce stress, protect cash flow, and eliminate administrative hassles. I have worked as a focused and determined administrative professional for the past 10 years, with the last year of these in a virtual capacity. I currently consult part-time, with several companies. You can depend on me to use my vast repertoire of experience in the legal, public, and corporate sectors to meet your deadlines ahead of schedule, maximize your bottom line and to motivate your staff and clients. I have superior office skills, extensive administrative and fiscal background, and a "whatever it takes to get the job done" attitude. If you are looking for someone with a capacity to provide comprehensive support, a proven track record of accurately completing research, reporting, and information management, with a first rate ability to develop and maintain detailed administrative and procedural process that reduce redundancy, improve accuracy and efficiency and achieve organizational objectives, all with enthusiasm, look no further . . .

Associated with: Your Go-to Admin Agency
$27.78 /hr
230 hours
5.00
Kisha C.

Kisha C. Agency Contractor

Expert Language Consultant, Writer/Editor, certifi...

United States - Last active: 19 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 5

I am an American writer and editor who has been writing for corporations and academically since 2007. I have studied English and worked as a staff member for various American firms as both a Writer and a Language Consultant. I am also a teacher. I have taught Business English, Conversational English, English for Children, and Test Preparations. I have been offering my services as a Language Consultant to IT firms, banks, ad agencies, public offices, government offices, and language schools for the past 7 years now. I am the editor to an American fashion magazine and a Canadian music magazine. I also provide voice work in English and Spanish. I have just started working as a freelancer. I have been providing services remotely since November 2013. If you are looking for someone who has an excellent command of the English Language and is able to edit and transcribe with a quick turnaround, then I am the person you are looking for. I also have the following experience: -3 years experience as a DJ and pod-caster. -Voiceover work for both American and International Projects (English Dubbings) -5 years accounting experience -Webmaster -Network Administrator -Children's Librarian (4 years) -Project Manager Assistant (3 years) Proficient with the following programs: -Microsoft Access -Microsoft Word- -Lotus Notes -Powerpoint -Excel -Quickbooks -Express Scribe 5 -Google+ Business Clients should hire me because I take pride in my work and dedicate myself fully to the projects that I commit to.

$27.78 /hr
207 hours
4.82
Egzon Halili

Egzon Halili Agency Contractor

Expert Writer, Business Developer and Marketing St...

Albania - Last active: 6 hours ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

Here to lend a hand and showcase my abilities. If you need assistance for content/article writing, business plans, project planning and implementation, PR and business management, feel free to contact me. My aim of bringing my character traits and work characteristics to my oDesk reputation will be very advantageous for the clients who hire me, as the determination to achieve my aim will ensure top-notch dedication in my work. High employer satisfaction absolutely guaranteed. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Having recently graduated in Rochester Institute of Technology, i have had a very successful career to date (Project Manager, Business Developer), continually surpassing expectations despite the young age. Despite being currently employed in the Business Development and Marketing Department at a commercial bank (Banka Ekonomike, Republic of Kosovo), as well as managing a breakthrough textile and embroidery company called "Inovalty", i am here in oDesk to further expand my skills and knowledge through working with different people and cultures. If I am someone in need of a freelancer, I would hire ME due to the following reasons: - Excellent and unique writing skills - Vast knowledge and research-oriented - Well aware of the value of time and meeting deadlines - Open for communication while the contract is on-going - Self-motivated and eager to learn - Very dedicated, responsible, and reliable - Ready to handle key responsibilities in improving business - Excellent in developing new market strategies - A natural in coordinating and managing - Tendency to surpass client and employer expectations - Tendency to go the extra mile for trust and satisfaction - Quick witted to learn new jobs and methods immediately What can i do? I would like to focus on my career path and everything related. However, i have gone through many different communities, cultures, job projects among other things in life, thus inevitably learning many different skills along the way. Some of the areas and jobs i can also be of assistance are: Social Networking Customer support Client relationship management Order processing Administrative support Web research Data management Team management Thank you.

Associated with: The Taskforce
$16.67 /hr
1,603 hours
4.96
Lailanie S.

Lailanie S. Agency Contractor

Professional VA | Project Manager | Customer Servi...

Philippines - Last active: 6 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

Cum laude graduate specializing in Organizational Communications with junior-level managerial and administrative experience. I have been in customer service for 5 years and a project manager for over a year. I live to socialize (wait, that didn't sound right... I was referring to nudging people to get and keep the ball rolling if you know what I mean). *imagine smiley here* If you like what you see so far then please continue reading... I am... - an all around virtual assistant (executive, administrative and operations) - a very crafty social media manager - a "perfectionist" when it comes to project management - a well experienced customer service professional and a trainer/coach at that - an introvert yet an overachiever - left-handed but taught myself to write and use chopsticks with my right hand (it's my personal equivalent to Caesar's "I came, I saw, I conquered" which shows how persistent I am) The core of my professional experience is centered on customer service and improving customer experience. I earned my internship from two respected advertising companies and exposed myself to research, customer – client relations, media, public relations, marketing, and advertising at the time. I had my share of doing freelance projects for such agencies for almost two years before I finished my degree. After college, I worked at JPMorgan Chase Bank as a specialist. I learned fast and worked diligently to develop the different skills I needed to perform well. I was recognized several times as top analyst in our process. I was then selected to assume a post in the company’s Performance Improvement Team as a Voice and Communication’s Coach supporting the site’s different lines of businesses. My main objective was to help our specialists improve their customer conversations and be advocates of customer satisfaction. I was then selected to be a Relief Team Manager handling a team of specialists and driving their performance. This role fully developed me in managing my time, coaching people, developing reports, and coordinating with leaders and cross site functions. If not for freelancing I will never realize how many titles and roles I can immerse myself into. I have worked for various industries and became the right hand of very strong minded CEOs. Tools: Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007; Adobe Applications; Google docs; Photo editors: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Photoscape, Pixlr; Video Editor: Windows Movie Maker, Camtasia, Animoto; Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google +/pages; Blogs: Blogger, Wordpress, Squarespace, Kajabi; CRM: Bitrix24, Zendesk, Zenoffice, Zopim Chat, Uservoice; Lead/Project Management: Highrise, Timetrade, Smartsheet, Basecamp; Other applications: Clarify it, Snagit, Iubenda, Join.me, Audacity, Callfire, Mailchimp, Bitbucket Skills Summary: Strong English communication skills both oral and written (I write articles, proofread and edit other contributors/contractors' articles) Effective coaching and management skills Superb customer- relationship skills and inter-personal skills. Advanced knowledge in computer applications especially Microsoft Office, Adobe and web-based resources SEO Content and Social Media Management Great call handling skills Email response handling and management Highly creative and keen with design and layout (i.e posters, business card, powerpoint presentations) Reliable and experienced in using social networking tools and social media such as Facebook, Youtube etc. Efficient in conducting research, analysis, presentations, blogging, and technical writing Capable of making timely decisions and has initiative Fast-learner, goal driven, efficient, and resourceful (Can learn navigating new CRM easily!) Team player and has deep appreciation in group dynamics Organized and efficient with time and task management Experienced in Project Management - managing other freelancers or contractors Critical thinker Software and computer application tester

Associated with: RAVN
$20.00 /hr
2,062 hours
5.00
Alessandro Lione

Alessandro Lione

Business services and administration - Start-up co...

Australia - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 10

Born in a competitive environment where a pause was an error and an error was a catastrophe I quickly learned that desires had to be gained too. A programming and IT industry background gave me an analytical thinking that, coupled with a natural cool blood and patience, makes me able to solve the most complex issues and obtain the best results even complex tasks with pressing deadlines. Well before the legal age I had to take the reins of a family business, giving it a x3 income boost in less than two years, while my home country faced one of the worst crises in the recent economical and political history. That was only the sparkle that started it all; I've already two successful start-up under my belt (from initial business plan to deploying) and the chance of new challenges makes my mind rev faster. I'm an "hands on" approach lover and if I choose to undertake a project I always succeed and exceed expectations. When I wished to learn about web and social media marketing I ended up writing a book aimed at new start-up and entrepreneurs. I'm a great buyer, I love it; give me an internet connection and an Excel spreadsheet and you'll have the best buy at the lowest possible price. When I find a good offer, then I'll make it a bargain. I've experience in leading and coaching small to big sized teams (50 people) through complex tasks and tight deadlines. As an added bonus I'm passionate in everything is complex and, thanks to a continuous learning process, my knowledge cover a vast amount of different topics. Experiences: Business planning Business analysis and tweaking Bookkeeping Buying Team leading and coaching Clients loyalty and retention Marketing and copywriting PR management Italian native speaker English fluent speaker

$38.89 /hr
4,613 hours
5.00
Mike D.

Mike D.

Project Management, Business Consulting, Customer...

Philippines - Last active: 05/26/2013 - Tests: 14

I am an Experienced Professional with more than 8 years of broad IT / Business experience in IT Consulting and Support, Banking and Financial Services, Business Process Outsourcing and Customer Services, Telecommunications, and Healthcare industries. With a track record of exemplary client service, performance, skilled leadership, detailed office / project management, business analysis, communication, analytical and negotiation skills, I am looking for a challenging career opportunity, one that would further broaden my capabilities and enhance my skills. I am seeking a position in your organization that may be suitable for my competencies. My work, training experience, and involvement in numerous business operations have made me adept in various demanding and fast paced positions. I am trustworthy, highly reliable and dependable, very detailed and keen on numbers, a team player and an efficient worker. I am confident that I would make a worthy contribution in a dynamic environment.

$20.00 /hr
506 hours
5.00