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Julie S.

Julie S. Agency Contractor

Top Rated Marketing Writer & Content Manager

United States - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 7

Recently named a Top Rated Freelancer by oDesk, I create web-based content marketing, advertising and PR campaigns that communicate your most compelling value propositions to prospects and customers. I’ll form your brand, create your “voice,” get you found, and convert visitors to buyers. Among the strategies I manage are complete web copywriting services, content marketing, social marketing, e-mail campaigns, and journalism PR, where my clients gain credibility and visibility through thought leadership in the form of ghost-written or edited guest blogs, e-guides, and articles in targeted media forums. My goal is to keep working with serious clients who may be just starting out but who have a great business model, where an excellent communications and marketing strategy is all that's needed to propel them to success.

Associated with: The Message Maven
$67.00 /hr
1,115 hours
4.96
Fanny Nathaniel

Fanny Nathaniel Agency Contractor

Facebook Ads Expert (Assess, Strategise, Implement...

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 4

Revelling in the best conversion rate I've had so far: 71.24% in a lead generation campaign that I launched on Facebook for my client 2 days ago (14Oct2014)!. I've increased the budget and I'm excited to see where this is going to take us :-) Update 31Oct2014: It's still holding between 69-70% conversion rate, tweaked the targeting, hiked the budget and keeping fingers crossed! Update 27Jan2015: Crossed a whopping 20,000 conversions in 3 months! Conversion Rate steady at around 50%. Update 3March2015: 25,000 leads in 18 weeks & counting! Conversion Rate holding around 50% with constant tweaks to audience, budget, ad copy, etc. 30March2015: I seem to have also hit the perfect balance for another client's lead generation campaign that gave us a CTR of 24.67% for just $27.63 (Cost per click: $0.02 - 1724 clicks in just 3 days). Although I have to admit that I haven't seen anything remotely close to this conversion rate, I strongly believe that of all internet marketing efforts, Facebook Advertising truly offers value for your money but only if your advertising campaigns are managed well. That's where I come in. So, if you are sitting on the fence about FB advertising as you just don't have the time or the right people to take the learning curve, you should seriously consider hiring me to get your targeted advertising off the ground. If you've already tasted how good FB advertising can be for your business, you should hire me to keep it flying high. Or if you are on the verge of giving up as you are just not able to figure out FB's idiosyncrasies, you could let me have a look at your ad campaigns and your landing pages to see if there's something you haven't tried yet. I have been managing Facebook advertising for clients since December 2013 and find it very rewarding both for my clients and for me! I have tried and tested several ads and campaigns and have created reporting systems that make some sense of Facebook's confusing reports. I've attended several webinars by experts and brainstormed a few. I maintain a close eye on ad/campaign performance and create new ads or edit existing ads according to audience reactions. I'm really good at creating landing pages that convert. I use Unbounce and LeadPages. I work well with design and development teams. I keep my finger on the pulse of what's happening so I'm usually full of new ideas on how to make campaigns better and laser focused on conversions. I have more than 20 years experience in managing projects, organising and simplifying complicated processes, creating appropriate documentation to capture important data, hiring staff, writing and editing content, transcribing audio clips, creating presentations, web research, etc. I worked as a personal assistant to top management in 4 different organisations (Calcutta Jute Industries, Growmore Business Associates, Maranatha Charitable Organisation, Willingdon Hospital) over a period of ten years (1988 to 1998) which included extensive administrative work involving independent decision-making and business correspondence. I also ran a small business for 12 years (1996 to 2008). I simultaneously worked in the field of clinical research as a freelance clinical trials coordinator in several hospitals in Chennai, India, which involved considerable documentation, data entry and compilation, independent correspondence, etc. Both these fields involved extensive data entry and database management. I have since headed a clinical research site management organisation, Merit Medical and Allied Sciences Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai as the CEO from 2007 to 2009. As it was a start up, I did everything that is required to set up the organisation from finding the right location, hiring the right staff, interacting with clients, putting together business proposals to setting up processes and documentation. In January 2010, I broke a leg in a road accident and this kept me confined to bed for a few months when I discovered working online through oDesk. There has been no turning back since then. It has been an awesome experience the last five years, working with clients from all over the world and I wouldn't exchange this for anything else!

$50.00 /hr
5,818 hours
4.79
Faisal Javed

Faisal Javed Agency Contractor

Investor Ready Business Plans and Pitch Decks

Pakistan - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 18 - Portfolio: 21

QUICK OVERVIEW: * Over 7 years of progressive experience in writing business plans, pitch books, financial projections/analysis, and accounting. * Expertise lies in the preparation of investor-ready business plans, immigration business plans, venture capital business plans, and business plans for internal assessment/feasibility purposes. * Worked with high net worth individuals and companies generating a multimillion-dollar turnover per annum or seeking as much as $300 million in start-up funding. * 100% customer satisfaction backed by a unique oDesk Money Back Guarantee on hourly contracts, meaning you will get your money back from oDesk in case of dissatisfaction. * 98.8% positive reviews on oDesk. * Highly recommended business plan writer by previous customers * IBISWorld industry research reports are available for US-based companies, which is a highly reputable source for collecting industry statistics and trusted by private investors, bankers, and venture capitalists. IBISWorld charges $950 per industry report that you will get included in your business plan free of cost. * Offering free branding (logo) services to start-up entrepreneurs requesting business plan and pitch deck together. * Use of royalty free images in the business plan and pitch book that you can even publicize on your website, flyers, social media, and other promotional materials. * Free business plan review available! * Ranked 1st in the Business Plan test among over 9,000 test takers, by achieving 100% score. The test result is visible on the profile. Ranked among the top 10% or 20% successful test takers in all other relevant tests. * Sophisticated and appealing designs for business plans and pitch decks to inspire your prospective investors and other stakeholders. * Willing to sign an NDA to provide maximum protection to your business model and commercial interests. PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Faisal has over 7 years of progressive experience in writing award-winning business plans, investor pitch books, marketing plans, new business development, business coaching, market research, industry analysis, branding, pricing, financial analysis, corporate accounting and management consulting fields. A savvy start-up business planner and strategist, Faisal commenced his professional career back in 2007 when he secured his first employment in Comprehensive Business Consultant, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Assistant Auditor. He accelerated his professional career further in accounting and financial analysis fields by joining SNL Financial as Financial Analyst in 2009, a leading financial data providing firm located in the US. Acknowledging his tireless efforts and dedication to work, he was promoted to Coverage Analyst role later in 2011 where he continued to serve the organization for another one year. At the beginning of 2012, Faisal combined his business acumen and vast experience and founded his own business plan writing firm, Aceplans. Being a business plan writer and project manager at Aceplans, he has worked with over 130 start-up companies. Most of them were from the US, Canada and Australia, and helped them in preparing business plans, business strategies, operational plans, marketing strategies, and financial projections. I am looking forward to meeting you and discussing your startup business idea and needs. So what are you waiting for? Contact me today and let's start working on your business plan right away! WORK SAMPLE: Please review two business plans and one investor proposal samples by visiting the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ozdcxc316wfcem1/Business%20Plan%20Samples.pdf WHAT MY BUSINESS PLAN WILL INCLUDE? Please download and review the table of contents that I normally follow to prepare a business plan. The final business plan could have slightly different contents based on your actual requirements. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc9zqm59wpdxcza/Table%20of%20Contents.pdf?dl=0

Associated with: Bright Outsourcer
$50.00 /hr
2,135 hours
4.96
Aditya A.

Aditya A. Agency Contractor

Consultant

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 24 - Portfolio: 12

Outstanding business and technology consultant. Over 20 years of industry experience in Business and Technology Consulting, Strategy, and Technology implementation. Superior writing skills. Expert in: Web development and Webmaster: - Wordpress, HTML, CSS based website development and maintenance Writing: - blogs, articles, reports, sales copy, tech documentation Business Consulting: - strategic planning, marketing, business development Social Media Marketing: - SEO / SEM / SMM, analytics, landing pages, optimization Proposal Management - proposals, bids, tenders, contracts management and writing Project & People Management and Recruitment Usability analysis and review

$40.00 /hr
4,122 hours
4.98
Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan

Sivaramakrishnan Srinivasan

Angel/Equity Investor Business Plan, Market Resear...

India - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 8

I Sivaramakrishnan working as a Consultant & Researcher have 4 years of experience in creating market research reports, business plans marketing plans, strategy documents, competition analysis report, financial projections etc. I have worked with clients from a gamut of sectors including IT, Healthcare, FMCG, e-commerce, Education, OTC , Hospitality, Retail and Real estate, both from India and worldwide. I pride myself in providing a customized approach to the preparation of business plans and research reports which has benefited a number of entrepreneurs in new product launches, raising capital, determining USP, effectively reaching target segments, streamlining operations and devising marketing/financial strategies.

$83.33 /hr
2,178 hours
4.73
Andreea A.

Andreea A.

Ph.D. in Finance

Romania - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 12 - Portfolio: 3

In top 5% freelancers at oDesk, I am a professionally trained academic writer, financial analyst and market researcher with two years oDesk experience and over 2,000 hours worked to design academic articles, research projects, market reports, marketing presentations, business plans, financial analyses and economic studies. I hold a bachelor degree in finance-Specialization "Finance and Banks", a master degree in Economics and a doctorate degree in "Finance" with merit Excellent (2011). I have written 34 articles published in international databases rated journals or published in the volumes of national and international conferences from Romania and abroad (Kavala-Greece, Prague, Hradec Kralove-the Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed), Izmir-Turkey, Tallin-Estonia, Chisinau-Republic of Moldova). Education -Doctorate Degree in Finance with merit Excellent, 2011; -Diploma for participating in the national science writing program included in the project "Doctorate in Excellence Schools- The Evaluation of Research Quality in Universities and Increasing Visibility by Scientific Publications", April 29-30, organized by UEFISCU and the National Government of Romania, 2010; -Master Degree in Economics, 2008; -Jean Monnet permanent course "European monetary and financial integration" Certificate No. 001763, 2006-2007, organized by the Center for European Studies, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, Romania, 2008; -Bachelor of Finance (specialization: Finance and Banks), 2007. Articles published in international databases rated journals (National University Research Council- CNCSIS B+) or CNCSIS acknowledged journals: 2011: The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism under Financial Distress. An Overview, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 1832-1838, co-author; 2011: Optimum Currency Areas Theory: Economic Foundation for Monetary Unification, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Vol. XI, Issue 1, (B+), RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, pp. 2315-2320, co-author; 2010: The Challenges Facing Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis”, Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series (B+),RePEC, DOAJ, Ovidius University Press, ISSN 1582-9383, pp. 211-216; III. Articles published in the volumes of international conferences from abroad: 2011: Determinants of Romanian Credit Default Swap Spreads in the Context of the European Debt Crisis, Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference Economies of Central and Eastern Europe: Convergence, Opportunities and challenges, Tallin School of Economics and Business Administration of the Tallin University of Technology, Tallin, Estonia, (co-author); 2011: Romania and the Challenges of Economic and Monetary Union: An Overview, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Doctoral Conference of Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague, Czech Republic (ISI Proceedings indexed); 2011: Testing for Government Bond Market Integration. The case of the European Union, Proceedings of the 14th International Students’ Conference on Economics, Izmir, Turkey; 2011: Financial Integration of European Money Market: from EMU to the Global Crisis and Beyond, Proceedings of Hradec Economic Days 2011 Economic. Development and Management of Regions, University of Hradec Kralove Publishing House, Czech Republic, ISBN 978-80-7435-101-3, pp. 17-21, (co-author); 2010: The Implications of European Retail Banking Integration on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Financing. An Overview, Proceedings of Management of International Business and Economic Systems, Department of Information Management, Kavala Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece, ISBN 978-960-98411-8-4, pp. 605-619, (co-author); 2010: Private Equity Investments and Innovation Stimulation, published in the volume of the international conference Competitiveness and innovation in Knowledge Economy, Economic Studies Academy, Chisinau (co-author); 2010: Perspectives on Single Euro Payments Area Adoption in the Light of the Financial Crisis, published in the volume of the international conference Financial policies for growth recovery under the global economic crisis, Policolor Publishing House, Chisinau, ISBN 978-9975-9956-2-7, pp. 90-95.

$50.00 /hr
2,512 hours
4.86
Steve Pike

Steve Pike

Award winning Marketing pro...Wharton degree

United States - Last active: 7 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
Michael S.

Michael S.

C-Level DNA - Prolific Business Strategist

United States - Last active: 4 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
1,398 hours
4.95
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
Heuila Yang

Heuila Yang

Native Korean, English-Fluent

United States - Last active: 13 days ago - Tests: 3

I'm a native South Korean, fluent in both Korean and American-English (mid-western dialect). I'm able to, and experienced in, both written and spoken Korean and English. I hold a B.S. in tourism, conventions and event management and graduated with highest-honor with a 3.9 GPA. I have work and volunteer experience in the service industry, government, business and have also worked extensively with university affairs and research, which afforded me much experience with more formal written English.

$22.22 /hr
2,519 hours
4.54