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 certified in AdWords, Bing, and Google Analytics and have successfully managed PPC programs with monthly spend ranging from under $1,000 to close to $45,000. Depending on current clients' spend, I'm sometimes able to meet Google Partners qualifications. I have 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.
* over 20 years of programming experience * focused on unit testing and test-driven design (the code is not finished until it passes the tests) * wrote a book on TDD available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/TDD-example-Evaluating-expression-ebook/dp/B005TEN130 * sample code (personal projects) on https://github.com/mdpopescu/public * most experience in back-end C# applications and web applications using ASP.NET MVC with Razor (with some experience in web UI using JQuery) * MS SQL experience, including data modeling and normalization up to third normal form; however, I dislike having complex logic in stored procedures * I strongly prefer working during the 9am to 5pm US East Coast timezone; I have no problem starting work earlier to solve any overnight issues that might have occurred * I love both greenfield development (starting a project from scratch) and brownfield troubleshooting (taking existing software and fixing problems); however, everything I touch gets tests and I don't consider it finished until the tests pass * I have worked for US companies for the last 15 years; I am fluent in English both written and spoken
Valerie Reed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and an MBA from the University of Florida with concentrations in Marketing and Competitive Strategy. Valerie’s technical background, entrepreneurial and project management experience, aptitude for client relations, and marketing strategy expertise is a versatile and valuable skillset for a wide range of businesses. Valerie focuses on configuring and customizing SalesForce.com and Wordpress website creation and social media management for ongoing marketing success. Because of her extensive experience in software development, marketing strategy and SalesForce CRM, Valerie can help any company define its marketing strategy and implement systems that drive business results.
Over the past 10 years I've developed software both professionally, and as a hobby. I enjoy working on more than just my daily grind, so I've come here for a little something extra. Do you have an interesting project? Read on, I may have the skills you need. Let's talk desktop/back-end development: C#, Ruby, Go, C, Objective-C, Powerbuilder, SQL (ANSI/MSSQL), Perl. Those aren't languages I've just spent a few hours on; I've shipped products or currently maintain projects in those languages. How about web development? I love writing responsive, cross-browser/cross-platform sites that work as well on the desktop as they do on your phone or tablet. It's a great challenge to stay ahead of the curve.
I am a devoted Software Engineer, it's my passion creating the best possible software for each case. I have experience with requirements gathering, analysis, design, development and testing of software solutions. My main areas of knowledge are full stack web development, web scraping, data manipulation and machine learning algorithms. Working in team on Data Science Heroes, ask us about any data science project! http://datascienceheroes.com/
I'm the artist you need to ensure your project is completed with high quality, attention to detail and delivered on time at a fair price. I have a Master's degree in Digital Media Arts and Sciences from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Environmental Design from Purdue University. I have been working as a freelance artist since 2001. My work can be seen on television, dvds, web, billboards, books and posters, and I've worked for companies such as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Walt Disney World, 3M, Tempus Resorts International, Impact Golf, Laser Institute of America, Lockheed Martin, United States Coast Guard and many more. My clients enjoy the individualized attention they receive, and keep coming back with confidence in my creative, technical and management skills, and for the peace of mind that their projects will always be completed on time and with only the highest quality.
Professional and hobbyist developer, with over 15 years of actual development under the belt and 6 years in 'hands-on' management positions (as engagement manager in a consulting firm and then as a CTO in a web startup). My technical experience ranges from desktop (C/C++/C#/Java/VB, scripting in Python/Ruby/VBA), embedded (PIC, ATMEGA, ARM), web (PHP, Ruby on Rails, JS/Coffeescript, HTML5 and some understanding of web design principles and UX construction) and ERP/Business Intelligence (SAP BW, QlickView). These days (2014), I am mostly doing web dev (front-end/back-end) in Ruby, Python and CoffeeScript - they allow very quick iterations and cutting through tons of boilerplate to get to a MVP as quickly as possible. My skills in C/C++ are a bit rusty, but I'll gladly dust them off for an interesting project :) I read Java and C# and don't mind using them as external dependencies, but I do not enjoy working with those. As for my management experience, I have been leading small and large engagements (up to 2 millions EUR) in offshore settings (India, China), both on-site and remotely I feel like I have a good understanding of the communication and management challenges involved in freelancing. As your contractor, I see myself adding value by challenging your requirements, helping you define clear specifications and, if the assignment is large enough to need more than myself as a developer, I can help you screen out other offshore resources and simplify your outsourcing experience.
I`m a developer from Ukraine. Looking for opportunity to become a part of your team in Front-end aspect. Guarantee: - fast responsibility for amendments of the employer; - clear and friendly as for development as for SEO code; - high attention to users experience features; - across all popular browsers; - after-contract services.
Senior Access Database and Excel VBA Developer with over 25 years of programming experience. Native English Speaker. Hard-working, honest, reliable, creative, self-motivated and efficient. Working extensively with Access, Excel together with VBA since 1995 and SQL Server since 2003. Outstanding analysis skills to ensure requirements are fully satisfied. Available to work in different timezones. VP Development in Software house - Access/SQL and Excel developer building complex algorithms.