Friday, March 29, 2013

Work Update - Ebook Creation and Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 28 & 29, 2013
Hours Worked: 09:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $19.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.16 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

Administrative Support:
  • I have also watched other videos where you have shown how to create a hit on mechanical turk. I have watched the videos twice, but to be honest I didn't understand it completely. I have tried to create a HIT on the new account, but I really stuck very soon. 

  •  Also I think its a perfect opportunity to create a new video out of it.
  • About backlink checker SEO tool, here I know a similar service (webconfs.com), I have checked both sites. For party games website homepage, its showing only 1 backlink and for IH homepage it doesn't show any records. So please have a review of it and let me know how authentic this service is. 
  • Here are some more free similar tools.
  • I also listened to the '01 -  - Happy Easter + Major business decisions' and have already started reading the said forums and discussions and will try to come up with my feedback as soon as I am finished with the reading

Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed More Pages via RSS
  • Submitted all newly acquired Truth or Dare stories and publish only 1 of them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Work Update - Transcription Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 26 & 27, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.27 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy










  • Transcribed the following text and Submitted as a comment.
  • Abi has transcribed all other audios related to Glasses research case study. Please see folder Glasses Research Case Study in the Dropbox.
Ideal-Header Website Update:
  • I have created a training manual for BB2 conversion. Please have a review of How to Convert BB1 to BB2.docx in the Dropbox
  • Perhaps it lacks some information about the right hand extra column so I will try to complete this by tomorrow.
  • I was just looking around some other features on Site-designer and found out that we can also change the however link-text color.
  • Similarly there are a lot of similar options that we can use with the Nav bar. for example we can change the hover text color, hove border color and hover background color

    P.S: I have not changed anything there :)



Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed More DUYP Pages via RSS
  • Received a short submission, which I published as a comment.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Work Update - Website Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 25, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $11.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.21 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • About Mechanical Turk ID card video, I have signed up as a requestor on MT and its not limited only to United States' workers, people all over the world can sign up to MT. (See screenshot above)

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • About blekko.com, I have tried with your provided login details, but still when I enter the search query, it reflects me to the same old message that you don't have an SEO subscription.
  • About the newly received content 2.0 submission, I have formatted it a further. Kindly have a review. Here is the oDesk Link to XXXXX consultation (Name and link of the company not included due to privacy reasons).

    I have also researched whether we can discuss such topics on a personal website or blog, but couldn't find any helpful information.

    However, I think that that we should add a disclaimer note to this post that this post is truly based on submitters opinion and experience and ideal-helper doesn't have any association with the writer or the content. 
  • Also transcribed and submitted a bloglet. 
  • A transcript for T3 Define-Productivity has been transcribed by Abi, I have reviewed it and made the necessary changes. Please have a review of the Work Update response folder and let me know if its OK to build.
  • I have also researched some quotes for 'integrity' and added to the above said document.
  • Participated in some random tests in Fivesecondtest to earn some free Karma points.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed More Page via RSS.
  • Received another short submission on DUYP, but couldn't find a proper page therefore I have moved it to a word document. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

Work Update - YouTube Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 21 & 22, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.20 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Embedded the video into the Mechanical Turk Outside US page and also other illustration and text as you advised in the work update video.
  • Added Channel art and other links to the Ideal-Helper YouTube channel. 
  • Subscribed to all video channels that you said in one of the high priority videos.
  • Also changed other settings as you said in another video.
  • Reworked the Mechanical Turk outside page and place the picture on the top with text.

Administrative Support:

  • Transcribed and mailed the reply to Tatiana
  • I have researched copyright and usage information for all Facebook Ads photos, please have a look of FB Ads Pics Info.xlxs in the Dropbox.
  • About preparing-linkbuilding video: I have signed up to blekko.com, but unfortunately I couldn't run the desired queries because we don't have an SEO subscription and new registration is closed at this time (this is the message I got over there).
  • Updated Master Keyword List (MKL) notepad with 'Done' for all built tier pages.
  • Created click-tests for both callout box color testing and NavBar Design variation testing.
  • Please have a review of IH homepage, Right hand Extra column FBI Poll. because its width is sort of stretching out of  the column and Also I think color scheme of this survey box is also not appropriate so kindly have a review. 
  • Worked on two of Kathrin's recent mails and made necessary changes to both Aweber mailing list and linke pages.
  • Also changed the color and style of "Meet Real Life Virtual Assistants" box same as call-out box so that we don't have too complex color combination on IH homepage.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Fixed the text that you said in one of the high priority videos:
  • Transcribed the videos for Mailout and placed the text into the mail. Please have a review. Also previewed and tested it again and then set it to send on 10th-Apr-2013 
  • Transcribed and submitted the comment under this post. Also rectified the latest changes.
  • Removed Twitter-truth-or-dare from RSS feed
  • Converted Truth-or-dare-party-1 to BB2 
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via RSS

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Work Update - Split Testing between Website Header Banners

Overview
Work Period: Mar 19 & 20, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $22.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.49 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • I have removed the grey background color from the ideal-helper header. Please see 'L&f' folder (L&F = look and feel). 
  • Plz see L&F folder, I have saved more experimental versions of header in the 'Reworked folder'
  • I have uploaded the latest version of the white header to Ideal helper. Kindly have a review.
  • I have also saved some more header design variations because I don't think that a white blank header is looking good. Perhaps your designer friend can help us in this regard. Please have a review of the folder "New Header Templates" in the "L&F" folder

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Transcribed and posted a comment under this post.
  • Based on your researched blogs, I have deeply researched all blogs for possible commenting opportunities, kindly have a review of Link Building Google spreadsheet.
  • There were some emails pending from Kathrin so I work on all her pending suggestions and made necessary changes to both Aweber mailing list and linked pages.
  • Based on your provided playback script, I have cropped necessary parts and inserted to the MT video. Please have a review of How-to-use-mt-outside-us (with Speech).wma in the Dropbox.
  • Also uploaded the video to Youtube.
  • Also created an account at http://www.scribd.com, updated the profile and uploaded the pdf, please have a review here. We can also embed the pdf to ideal-helper or anywhere else, I have also shared the embedding code to the same folder. 
  • Also as I mentioned earlier that the existing blog post about how to get registered on MT doesn't provide sufficient information. In fact it only tells the ips parcel and similar services. Since the existing page ranks good, so I think we can update the information accordingly or can also embed the pdf or video.

Party Games Website Administrative Support:
  • Distributed more pages via RSS

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Work Update - Administrative Support for Virtual Assistant Blog

Overview
Work Period: Mar 18 & 19, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $23.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.53 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











  • Transcribed and submitted a bloglet, please have a review.
  • Illustrated and posted another blog post. Please have a review. Had to publish it directly so that I can add a pin it button to it.

Administrative Support:
  • I have also updated 'Website Projects' both presentation and spreadsheet accordingly.
  • Also reviewed all Glasses research case study transcribed posts. Please have a review of Dropbox
  • Thanks for purchasing the audio logo for the MT video, I will try to make a final video out of your transcripts soon.
  • About Abi's work update, as I told you before that for the past few weeks, we don't have a lot of work for Abi. But still she is quite responsive and usually complete whatever work I assigned here within one-two days.
  • About mechanical turk account, yes I have created an account on mechanical turk. Login and password is as usual. Same information is duly updated to All-login.xlsx


Party Games Website Update:
  • Received another single-liner DUYP submission. Posted it as a comment. Please have a review.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Work Update - Website Content Writing and Adminstrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 14 & 15, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $21.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.31 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











  • I have wrote a blog post on how to view others work screenshots, illustrated it with pictures and submitted to odesk invitation as a content 2.0. Kindly have a review. Also it needs come further cleaning up and illustration, I will do that once published.
  • In reply to another work update response video where you asked me about the location of a podcast video, I have moved the video to this Dropbox.
  • Also none of these videos are used so far anywhere.
  • Transcribed the audio for the glasses research (first part) please have a review of Glasses Research Case Study Step 1&2.doc in the Dropbox because it needs proofreading.
  • Sent the 2nd part of the Glasses Research to Abi for transcription.
  • I have transcribed and saved the play-back script for the 'How to get registered on amazon mechanical turk' video, please have a review:


  • I have also tried to research introductory music (for first slide showing www.ideal-helper.com presents) for the video, but unfortunately couldn't find a proper one. Most of them were either too long or not free. I have also saved some small and low price music clips to Dropbox. Please have a review. Else I would have to research more for this.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Received a short C2 submission which I published as a comment.
  • Rotated more DUYP pages via RSS

Link Building/Social Bookmarking Support:
  • Submitted following pages to stumbleupon directory.
    • Pros and cons of outsourcing
    • Free online survey tool
    • Biotech Job Search
  • Researched some more links for link building/forums/blogs and added to the Google spreadsheet for linkbuilding.
  • Also added another pinterest board

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Work Update - Transcription and Administration Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 12 & 13, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $22.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.42 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











  • Transcribed another comment and submitted to this blog post.
  • Submitted another transcribed bloglet
  • Transcribed and submitted comments to following SBI! Forum Posts:

Administrative Support:
  • I have update the Link Building Google-Spreadsheet, In fact I have moved all done comment links to a new spreadsheet (within the same document) and have checked all comments whether they are approved, rejected or are under moderation.
  • I have saved some more design templates for Ideal-helper. Actually I was about to download some of the already researched designs from SBI! Resourced HQ where I found some more interesting designs for Ideal-Helper. So Please have a review. I think we should first shortlist at least three templates and then should ask for the opinion from the five seconds test.
  • Built and illustrated Pros and Cons of Outsourcing, but the page is 'nofollow' 'noindex' because the analyze it report has some serious errors. So kindly have a review and publish it live if its okay. 
  • Also please review analyze it report for the same page, because it has some considerable errors especially regarding keywords blending. 
  • I have created a coverpage for Ideal-helper Facebook fan page. Please have a review and let me know with your feedback. I have saved it in the Dropbox.

  • Please review a copyright information note in the same folder.
  • About providing Social Media assistance to another SBIer, I am also not an expert of using Facebook and similar stuff because I even don't use facebook myself, but perhaps we can provide other services related to SBI! About fiver, I have checked and it is possible to outsource the facebook cover page design to fiverr for $5. 
  • Researched more about this topic and posted my research results as a reply under your comment.
  • Checked all Tier pages for missing 'Return to Homepage' link, there were four such pages and I have inserted the reuseable block to all these four pages.
  • I have moved all Youtube video URLs from DB.docs (in T2_dropbox folder) to Outsourcing Youtube videos.xlsx (High Priority folder) and then removed the DB.docs
Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed more pages via RSS

Monday, March 11, 2013

Work Update - Uploading Content to Website

Overview
Work Period: Mar 11, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.17 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium












  • I have not published the page, its still 'nofollow' 'noindex' so please have a review and publish it live or let me know I will do that.
  • Analyze report was not 100% ok, but still ignorable.
  • Created a new cover page for that because I didn't like previously created cover page.
  • Created paywithatweet button and added ebook button within the page.
  • Also updated the related FBI thank-you page accordingly.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Thanks for proofreading the comment, I have submitted it to SBI forum. Kindly have a review.
  • Submitted another transcribed bloglet.
  • Enhanced the width and height of ideal-helper's twitter account to cover more area, please have a review. 
  • Transcribed and published a bloglet, Please review it here. 
  • Transcribed and submitted a comment to this zzzprofits thread. 
  • Sorry that neither of my researched YouTube Rss feed worked, I have liked one video and also subscribed to a user channel, so please recheck if it works with hootsuite or not.
  • Enhanced the width and height of ideal-helper's twitter account to cover more area, please have a review
  • Transcribed and published a bloglet. 
  • Sorry that neither of my researched YouTube Rss feed worked, I have liked one video and also subscribed to a user channel, so please recheck if it works with hootsuite or not.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Work Update - Creative Commons Photo Research via flickr

Overview
Work Period: Mar 07 & 08, 2013
Hours Worked: 13:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $26.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.86 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium










  • Researched Creative Commons photos for 'Fun and Hot Truth or Dare Photos Gallery' via flickr.
Dare: Hickey Attack!

Pool dare for guys!

Meatball Dare!

Beer Pong Dare!

Suggest a face Dare!

Sitting on the lap Dare!

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • I have added some more posts to storify. Please have a review and let me know your feedback and if its okay to proceed.
  • Based on a high priority video (where you asked me to research some SBI site designers), please have a review of SBI site designer comparison.doc in the Dropbox
Transcription Support:
  • Submitted a transcribed bloglet. 
  • Transcribed the long transcript for Pros and Cons of Outsourcing tier page, please have a review of Pros and Cons of Outsourcing.docs in the Dropbox.
  • Submitted another proofread bloglet.
  • Also transcribed another SBI forum post, but didn't submitted it because it needs some proofreading. Please review Dropbox and proofread the comment when you have time.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Cleaned up the form data for FBI homepage poll
  • Reworked all said changes to Anna's diaper embarrassment page and also merged all three submissions together. Please have a review. 
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Work Update - Transcription Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 05 & 06, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $23.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.60 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Transcribe a comment for Busy People Turn to Virtual Assistant post, but couldn't submit it because comment are not visible to me. I think this is due to my geographical location. So if you can please submit the following text as a comment to this post.
It’s so important to understand that virtual assistants are for normal people. I started hiring a VA when I was in college. Like every college student I had not that much money to spend, but still investing some of that money into a virtual assistant Proves to be priceless.

So if you're thinking about getting some virtual help, I can strongly recommend it even if you are not a big CEO.
  • Transcribed long transcript for Wall Street Journal video and posted it as a blog post.
  • Transcribed and submitted a comment to SBI forum
  • Transcribed and submitted the following comment to hide n seek post.

Administrative Support:

  • Added both said links to recently published Bloglet.
  • Created user profile on Wall Street Journal, please have a review. Its a very high PR account and I think it will be very helpful if we use it correctly. There are a lot of information you can add to your profile to make your account more interesting. I strongly suggest that you take a while to see it and add some more information to the profile. Login details are as usual and are duly updated to All_Login.xlsx.
  • By the way, I watched the other video later on where you asked me to research whether you can sign up for a free account on WS Journal. of course it is possible. You can set up either your own account or you can also use facebook account to login, but I created a free account on WS Journal. So please go ahead and record some comments
  • About the voicemail you sent me where you asked me to research a video (where a person outsourced his day job to an indian....) I think you are talking about this video
  • I have also changed the background and some design features of ideal-helper twitter page. There wasn't a good background picture in Themeleon (default background photo provider for twitter) therefore I created an own personalized background picture for this purpose. Kindly have a review and let me know if you want any changes.
  • I have also made recent changes according to your latest work update video.
  • By mistake I have logged into some other work diary, therefore I added manual time of 1.5 hours, Please also see Dropbox where I have saved all screenshots of work during this period.
  • About the Ideal Helper YouTube channel, Idealhelper is already taken  Although it is not possible to change the username, but there is a trick you can change your username. Because we didn't had any comments or videos associated with our old Idealhelper1 account, therefore I closed that account and created a new account with same email ID. The new username is TheIdealHelper (this was the best available option).
  • I have added some captions to your youtube introduction movie. Please see 'Mein Film (with captions).mp4
  • About the sitesell virtual assistant INV duplicate post, I have made the necessary changes and then deleted the duplicate post. Kindly have a review. 

Party Games Website Update:
  • Changed the placement and design of DUYP homepage form build it form. Please have a review. 
  • Distributed more pages via RSS

Monday, March 4, 2013

Work Update - Link Building and Content 2.0 Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 04, 2013
Hours Worked: 6:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $12.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.39 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Published a short Content 2.0 Submission as a comment
  • Here is another one:
  • Here is another Content 2.0 comment:
  • Transcribed and submitted a comment under this post
  • Transcribed and submitted comments to the following blog posts.
  • Transcribed and submitted following comments to SBI! Forum posts.
    • How Many Pages For a Site To Be Big?
    • So Many Russian Porn Sites
    • Online Casino Link request - dodgy?
    • At 27 pages, not ranked at all on Google or Bing

Administrative Support:
  • Submitted a transcribed bloglet.
  • Checked both sites for any broken links and fixed them all.
  • Renewed all expired craigslist ads
  • About the user submitted wedgie dare photo, i don't think that the picture is original. Therefore, I have removed the photos along with the submission. 

Party Games Website Update:
  • Submitted the email comment from Brisbane under this post. 
  • Distributed more pages via RSS
  • Also checked all seven parts of wedgie dares autoresponders and proofread all hyphens and apostrophes. Sometimes HTML doesn't support hyphens and apostrophes especially when the text is copied from MS word, therefore I have rectified all 7 parts.