I need a virtual assistant. Someone who can devote around 4-6 hours a day for my assignments. You don't have to be at my beck and call but I expect you to be online through Yahoo Messenger on previously agreed upon time and schedules. I only need to talk to you for a collective number of hours of around 3 hours a day: 1) 30-60 minutes for instructions and workload assignment, 2) 30-60 minutes for questions and clarification, and 3) another 30-60 minutes for the delivery of the work and revision requests, if any. The rest will be for you to work on my assignments.
This is a monthly thing but I want a test run of 5 days, so please place a bid for 5 days of 4-6 hours a day. I'll pay on the 5th day and if I'm happy, I'll work with you on a regular basis. Succeeding payments will be made weekly every Monday.
Regular work schedule will be 4-6 hours a day, 5-6 days a week between 10AM to 4PM EST.
Expertise on MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Familiarity with PhotoShop, Pagemaker
Please understand that these are the things that the winning bidder will do for me BUT it does not mean that he/she will be doing all of these in one day. She/He may do 3-4 of these in a day with very little supervision. There will be assignments that will require a 1-2 hour turnaround time but some of them will require at least 48 hours of turnaround time. You just have to manage your time wisely.
1) Data Entry
--Usually manual lead generation from Switchboard and other online directories
--Entry of stats into Excel worksheets
--Basic checking for grammatical errors of articles. Should highlight parts that were changed.
3) Plagiarism Checks
--Running articles through Copyscape, DupeCop. Report hits to me. No need to rewrite.
4) Creation/Preparation of Outlines/Reports/Instructions
--Use charts based on data provided
--Write progress and performance reports
--Write instructions for me.
5) Checking against Specs
--Review articles if they have followed the specs/instructions provided.
6) Simple Research
--Look for articles that can be rewritten.
--Articles that can be rewritten and used for blogs.
--Look for data online.
--Grab lists of establishments from readily available resources online.
7) Occasional audio transcription
--usually with a single speaker, maximum of 2 speakers.
8) Layout Brochures/Newsletters
I need someone who can work fast with a strong eye for detail. I still do QAs afterwards.
FOR ME TO CONSIDER YOUR BIDS, PLEASE WRITE A 300-WORD ESSAY ON WHY I SHOULD HIRE YOU AND SEND IT VIA PM, NOT in the MESSAGE CLARIFICATION BOARD! ENUMERATE THE SKILLS THAT YOU THINK WILL HELP YOU HELP ME BETTER.
I have shortlisted the 16 bidders to 6. I'm waiting for their response to my tests/queries, etc. I'm torn between two or three for now so I guess the clincher will have to be the bid rate. As I state above, this is just a test run. The winning bidder will work with me for 5 days at around 4-6 hours a day. If things go well, we'll proceed with a monthly regular working relationship.