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, 2,329 Virtual Assistant projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

2,329

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: May 1, 2015
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Angela L.

Angela L.

Top Notch Customer Service and Administrative Supp...

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 11 - Portfolio: 1

I am a proven leader, always willing to help other team members. I am experienced with Zendesk, Uservoice, e-mail support, Word, Excel, Google Docs, Five9, LivePerson, Instant Service, Internet Research, and have the ability to learn new or proprietary software quickly. With over 13 years experience working from home, I have the self-discipline it takes to work without a manager standing over my shoulder. I have extensive training and experience in customer service and basic tech support - via phone, email, live chat and ticket support. I have experience following written guidelines and exceeding required quality guidelines. I am able to perform data entry tasks quickly and accurately and have a great attention to detail, allowing me to excel at tasks that some might consider tedious. I have a private office within my home from which to work, so when I am performing tasks for my clients there are no outside distractions or background noise.

$15.56 /hr
3,122 hours
4.99
Ariane A

Ariane A

Expert Writer / Professional Voice Talent / Creati...

Philippines - Last active: 12 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
Oleksandr N.

Oleksandr N.

Senior System Administrator, Security officer, Mig...

Ukraine - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 20 - Portfolio: 16

YOUR POSITIVE FEEDBACK IS THE HIGHEST AWARD FOR ME ;) Will do my best to assist you in any questions and tasks you may have =) Here is some info about my experience. SUMMARY Specialties: Information Technology / Internet / IT Division / Computer security/ Internet Services / System Administration/ Webmaster Support / Web Analysis/ SEO / SEM / Internet Marketing Web hosting services (SSD hosting solutions) EXPERIENCE: d(-_-)b Linux/Windows system administrator, Operations team EuroVPS/WebDomSolutions January 2012 - May 2013 Greece, Athens Responsibilities: - Tickets; - System administration and monitoring. Theoretical and practical skills: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Debian/Ubuntu, FreeBSD, Windows Server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: Virtuozzo, OpenVZ, VMware, Onapp Xen, Apache CloudStack; - Setup/configuration: nagios, kayako, racktables, confluence, observium, nginx, php-fpm, liteSpeed, Apache CloudStack, Hostbill, WHMCS, redmine; - Control panels: Plesk, WHM Cpanel. - Database Administration: SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <( -'.'- )> freelancer SEO freelance October 2010 - March 2012 (1 years 6 months) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ o(^_^)o System Administrator / Techsupport Webintellects/Webhostgian/Jumpline/Webdomsolutions November 2010 - March 2012 (1 year 5 months) US, Ohio Responsibilities: - Live Chat support, Tickets; - System/Server/Control Panel administration; - Nagios monitoring; - Internet research and work with technical documentation. Operating Systems: * RedHat/CentOS,Fedora * Windows server 2003/2008 * VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo Containers); Advanced theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Operating Systems: RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, Windows server 2003/2008; - Virtualization: VPS setup and configuration (Parallels Virtuozzo); - Security: Advanced knowledge of Linux security, Firewalls ( IPtables, CSF, APF, BFD, Fail2Ban), Encryption ( SSL), SSH, Host Security Auditing; - Software: Apache servers (versions 1.3.x/2.2), DNS (BIND 9), QMail, Sendmail, exim, LAMP, Plesk/Exim/Cpanel (installing/upgrading/maintaining), Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, OsCommerce applications, Yum/RPM usage; - Database Administration: SQL Server 2003/2008, MySQL, MS access. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ b(^_^)d Internet Marketing Specialist || Web Analyst DCoM Soft, Inc. December 2009 – August 2010 (9 months) Responsibilities: - Internet Marketing strategy and tactics - Information architecture and Web site content planning - Research of partners - Internet Market Research - Research Usability Design - Online promotion of company's web-based products Skills: - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Paid online Marketing / Pay per Click Management (PPC) - SEO Copywriting/Editing - Social Media Optimization and Marketing (SMO/SMM) - Experience running USA-targeted social Marketing - Writing press releases - Social networking (Twitter, Facebook, Google follow etc) - Google Products, AdWords/AdSense, Google Analytics, Webmaster tools, Google Merchant, etc. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \(^_^)/ Customer Relations Representative || Advanced Technical Agent Ecommerce, Inc. May 2007 – October 2009 (2 years 6 months) Responsibilities: - Sales, billing and technical support in solving problems reported by clients; - Chat, helpdesk system, correspondence; - View, Adaptation, "repair" clients' sites; - Basic server/service diagnostic and reports to sysadmin department; - Internet research and work with technical documentation; - Work in team. Basic theoretical and practical skills in such areas: - Linux / Unix OS, Windows server 2000/2003, Windows XP/98; - Servers: Apache, bind, sendmail, ProFTP, MySQL, SQUID / SOCKS, MSSQL, Samba; - Easy coding: PHP, PERL / CGI, HTML, JavaScript, CF, ASP,. NET, C + +; - Widely used protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP (s), TCP / UDP, etc); - HSPHERE control panel (versions 2.3 and 3).

$34.88 /hr
1,222 hours
5.00
Jamin C.

Jamin C.

Determined Fast and Reliable

United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 7

I am currently doing volunteer teaching work in France. I speak, read and write both English and French with English being my first language. I have done translation and interpreting work on an individual basis and for large groups. Over the past 4 years I've worked as a Licensed Personal Banker for 2 large banks in New York. Within the bank I managed the sales team, was responsible for meeting sales goals and assisted the manager in managing all functions of the branch. I have strong sales skills but also excellent oral and written communication skills. Part of my job was written communication with clients from diverse backgrounds. This helped me to become proficient in writing, proofreading, and correction. Also I have worked as a Personal Assistant and Manager where I was in charge of organizing meetings, travel arrangements and doing research projects. As a Personal Assistant I managed the team and kept things running in the office. I touch type 60 words per minute and I am very comfortable working with computers. I have transcribed videos and audio files. I enjoy writing and this passion has helped me to write many articles on a variety of topics in both English and French. I know the value of getting work done quickly and accurately. I am good at leading others to accomplish that same goal.

$16.67 /hr
6,622 hours
4.72
Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Freddie Van Der Ploeg

Bachelor in Commerce

Czech Republic - Last active: 2 days 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
4,162 hours
5.00
Danijela Jaredic

Danijela Jaredic

Professor/Translator (ITA, ESP, ENG, SRB) and auto...

Montenegro - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 4

I'm not one of those people who are being satisfied with the simple things. In life I have learned to respect the deadlines, follow the instructions and use them to get to the best possible result. I do not accept a job solely for financial gain but because I want to improve and perfect my knowledges. From my employer I expect to provide me a totaly freedom, because a perfectionist like me knows very well how to do his job. I like to improve myself everyday, learn unusal and non common things. My biggest passion are languages. I am fluent in Italian, English and Spanish. I'm a professor of Italian and Spanish and I have a strong desire to prove myself. I would like to open language school, which will be dominated by Italian and Oriental languages​​, above all Hindi. I have extensive experience in translation and I'm a person that will meet all your expectations in terms of translation. I speak Italian from the age of seven and the majority of Italian speakers do not believe that I was not born in Italy. This is a brief summary of my experiences and expectations, and you should contact me if you are offering a job in the field of Italian language. My primary interest is the Italian language but I'm also interested in jobs like: data entry, administrative support, blog writing, article writing, virtual assistent, web design, autoCAD modelling etc. My expressed qualities are optimistic spirit, communication skills, accuracy and extraordinary verbal skills.

$22.22 /hr
4,531 hours
4.99
Carolina S.

Carolina S.

Administrative Assistant/ Customer Service Rep.

United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5

Over the past years I have enjoyed volunteering within my community. I am proficient with the application of communication and leadership skills. I have the ability to work both independently, and as an integral part of a successful team. I am thoughtfully organized and highly adaptable with the ability to perform in a fast paced environment. My desire is to obtain a position that will offer me the opportunity to utilize my current skills and to allow me to gain additional skills that will help me contribute as a value added team member in a professional work setting.

$16.67 /hr
2,663 hours
5.00
Petro Vermeulen

Petro Vermeulen

Effective, Efficient & Organized Assistant

South Africa - Last active: 13 hours ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 2

I’m a proactive, professional Assistant, my areas of expertise will enable you to use your time more effectively. In addition to being systematic, detail orientated and resourceful, I have the ability to handle multiple tasks, and to be flexible and adaptable to the client's needs and demands. There are several tasks for business owners to complete in their typical 8 hour day – over and above their personal interests and responsibilities. Very few businesses can afford not to be frugal when hiring employees. I have the perfect solution; I act as a contractor and perform specialized tasks for your business. I offer effective, efficient and comprehensive services to varied business, to fit every business owner’s needs. Business owners waste valuable time doing tasks that are necessary, but time-consuming. That’s where I come in. I combine high quality performance with standard work ethics, especially when in relation to confidentiality of information. Service Description - - Administrative Duties - Database Management and Data Entry - Online Research & Analysis Services - Email Management - Convert just about anything to PDF - PDF, Word Fillable Forms - Building Contacts Database - Receptionist Services - Word Processing - Appointment/Calendar Management - Dictations - - Marketing - Email Marketing - Newsletters - Promotions & Social Media - - Bookkeeping and General Accounting & Payroll - - List of specialties: - Executive Assistance - Skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook - Programs: Netsuite, Box.net, Basecamp, Salesforce, Constant Contact, Dropbox, Linkedin

$16.67 /hr
9,789 hours
5.00
Bing S.

Bing S.

Your reliable English-Chinese translator/Personal...

China - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 10

Translate English to all kinds of Chinese, no matter you need traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Taiwanese, or your target readers are people from Hong Kong, I can make it; Article writing; Blog writing; Logo design, Tutor for those who have passion in learning Chinese. If you are going to do business in China and need a personal assistant or virtual assistant, please contact me.

$16.00 /hr
1,724 hours
4.95
Rona Villanueva

Rona Villanueva

Virtual Assistant, Web Researcher and Data Analyst

Philippines - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 6

Dedicated individual. Accurate and honest. Undertake all projects with enthusiasm and get them done in a timely manner. I have excellent web search and data entry skills plus proficient in excel and word. Can provide admin support and very good at organizing. Technical Specifications: Dual Monitor and 2 mpbs

$7.78 /hr
3,994 hours
5.00