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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Nathan D.

Nathan D.

Content Management - AAS, CPT/CFT, CSN

United States - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 12

Nathan DeMetz provides content management services to various companies via the freelancer website oDesk. Currently engaged in ongoing projects with eBay, he focuses primarily on quality assurance. Additionally, Nathan works with content creators to help them understand and implement changes in the project processes over time, and works closely with project managers to ensure requirements and deadlines are met. Previously, Nathan worked in the hospitality industry as management, leading the better part of two-dozen employees through day-to-day activities. In this role, he also worked closely with business-to-business customers as well as the average traveler to increase guest satisfaction and increase sales. Nathan's prior management experience also includes overseeing daily activities in the lamination department of Medtec Ambulance and two stints as a receiving group leader with separate companies. Outside of his day job, Nathan operates Nathan DeMetz Personal Training, as he has a desire to help people reach their fitness and health goals, in hopes that this will lead to a better life for these people, who will in turn pay it forward.

$24.44 /hr
681 hours
5.00
Ariane A

Ariane A

Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creati...

Philippines - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 6

Ariane is a proficient writer who can adapt to both creative and technical projects. She has experience in corporate, academic and media writing, and is well-versed in marketing, public relations, SEO and social media. Backed up by a B.A. in Communication Arts, 3 years in the field of freelancing, and 2 years in corporate communications, she is more than ready and capable for your writing, layouting and voice talent needs. -- Ariane is also a professional voice talent whose voice has been featured in various radio and television commercials in the Philippines. She has also done automated phone prompts for some of the biggest companies in Manila. Using her excellent English skills, she speaks fluently and passionately, and is flexible enough to do both character and announcer roles.

$17.00 /hr
1,676 hours
4.94
Courtney Phillips

Courtney Phillips

Expert Administrative Assistant, Writer & People P...

United States - Last active: 7 days ago - Tests: 10

I have over seven years experience as an Administrative Professional and Personal Assistant, and have proven myself a maestro at everything from scheduling and data entry to client relations, outreach, customer assistance, calendaring, content creation and more! I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Writing. I'd love to use those professional and academic writing skills to move your next project forward, or even just craft you up some professional emails. I like to solve problems, make cool stuff, and find new ways to better myself and the world around me. I think there's always a way to turn a negative situation into a positive one, you've just got to get a little creative! I'd love to meet you. Let's cross that next project off your to do list!

$18.50 /hr
39 hours
5.00
Kari Busard

Kari Busard

Professional Instructional Designer and Training F...

United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

The combination of my education and experience is a solid foundation for a position within Instructional Design (ID). Having completed a BS and MS in Instructional Design, I have a strong foundation of ID methodology, theory, and design principles. I have over 3 years working experience within higher education as an Instructional Designer and educator, in addition to my time learning through higher education. My roles have ranged from my work with The Center for the Application of Information Technologies at Western Illinois University as an Instructional Designer meeting with faculty and building online educational systems, to teaching undergraduate students technology within the classroom, to developing online and classroom training and professional development materials for East Carolina University Office of Grants and Contracts. I also have corporate training development experience with UnitedHealthcare and Manic Media Group, INC, based in Washington D.C.. Within those two positions I managed multiple projects and assumed a lead designer role. I was tasked with implementing best practices, solid design work, and suggesting appropriate design methods while remaining innovative. Within Instructional Design, I am a multipurpose tool. I excel at front-end analysis, developing the foundation for design and development through the ADDIE model, evaluation and measurement, and overall client relations. Furthermore, as a creative individual, I also excel at storyboarding, multimedia development, photography, and various design software programs, such as the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. I have intermediate to proficient skills with most technologies used in this fiend, to include BlackBoard, Lectora, and Camtasia. Being able to design and develop instructional materials and systems with outstanding design and visual principles, and developing full working instructional design systems that are rich with analysis and instructional design theory, I feel I am a perfect candidate for this position. Furthermore, my written and verbal communication skills are superb, and allow me to navigate a variety of conversations and situations. Having been a non-traditional student, I also understand the demands and needs of online learning students from the viewpoints of the University, the Faculty, and the student alike.

$34.00 /hr
429 hours
5.00
Maria Medina

Maria Medina

Translator (English to Spanish and viceversa) - Ed...

Venezuela - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 19 - Portfolio: 3

Bilingual (English and Spanish) with solid experience in various support roles with International Companies, transcribing, translating and proofreading. As a Translator, I have experience assisting clients with writing, editing, proofreading, and formatting. I am an efficient and thorough translator because I enjoy the process and have excellent technical language skills (technical documentation, manuals, and software for engineering, medical and technology companies). If the examples of my work on my portfolio, past works on oDesk and client reviews/feedback are not enough for you to assess my professional abilities, I can provide a small sample from the project you are hiring for in order to show you what I am capable of delivering. My high feedback score is a great indication of how seriously I take my commitment to each and every project. I have years of experience and I always take great pride in producing quality translations. I am reliable and dependable, I never abandon projects and I meet all of my deadlines. I also prefer to complete my work sooner rather than later, and I usually do so before the deadline if at all possible. I am looking to expand my experience to other areas of translating, and I would love to be given a chance to work with you!

$15.00 /hr
681 hours
4.97
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
Anne N.

Anne N. Agency Contractor

Resume Pro, H.R, Administrative Expert

Kenya - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

A dedicated, conscientious individual with a solid background in resume writing, administration, customer service and office operations. I offer 10 years experience of vast, unsurpassed skills ranging from resume writing/ editing, article writing/ editing, strong MS office tools application, data entry, to name but a few. I have been working with clients in differing industries and with unique needs, aiding them in not only revamping their resumes to suit their target jobs but also offering career counselling. Helping individuals find the right job match for their skills. It is not simply enough to get a job, but getting a job that one enjoys makes the difference in being in a fulfilling career instead of feeling like you are in a never ending rat-race. Should it be a resume, cover letter or career advice that you seek, then I am the person to get in touch with. Have the assurance of positive results and improved chances within a competitive job market. In addition, I provide Virtual Assistant support, with proficiency in customer care and office operations. I would welcome the chance to detailed talk with you for mutual gain.

Associated with: ResumesOnPoint
$27.78 /hr
2,050 hours
4.99
Kimberly S.

Kimberly S.

Writer: Content / SEO / Copywriter / Creative

United States - Last active: 09/05/2014 - Tests: 2

Over the past 15 years I have developed a wide range of skills working as an independent contractor. I love to learn and because of that there are multiple jobs that I enjoy and excel at. Although I enjoy all of my jobs, I am most passionate about writing. I am fortunate to have a lot of experience in many areas, such as: Writing: SEO Content, Copy writer, Creative (bachelor's degree in Journalism), Mac Specialist, IT (tech support for AOL), Paralegal (legal asst. degree), Private Investigation (licensed), Researcher, Data Entry, Writing for ChaCha and Ask.com, Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Automotive Knowledge (1 year auto mechanics), and more. However, whatever it is that I am tasked to do I give my all. It is very important to me that I do the job to my employer's expectations; it makes them feel good which makes me feel good.

$33.33 /hr
847 hours
4.99
Tracie McKelvin

Tracie McKelvin

Virtual Assistant/Consultant

United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 4

For the past 20+ years, I have been a grant writer, project manager, and virtual assistant for corporations and non-profits. I am strategic and passionate in assisting organizations and businesses in setup, organizing, fundraising, and marketing. Though I have an extensive profile of the various organizations, ministries, and companies I have assisted in becoming successful, I am extremely modest about "tooting my own horn" for I firmly believe in being in background proudly watching individuals and companies soar. I am greatly experienced in Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, and Adobe Acrobat. I have some technical savvy in troubleshooting minor computer issues. I am also a customer service expert and a strong networker. Tracie is a member of the American Grant Writer's Association and the International Virtual Assistant's Association.

$25.00 /hr
150 hours
5.00