Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Work Update - Keyword Research for Tier Pages

Overview
Work Period: Sep 27 & 28, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.22 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Researched keywords for the rest of the interview pages. Also added titles and descriptions for each tier page.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Received a very well written user submitted original story. Researched an image for it and published that under strip poker invitation. Please have a review. 
  • Approved Eight stories from drinking dare HIT via Amazon Mechanical Turk, research a creative commons image for each story and submitted to the website.
  • Removed ‘see more #sthash’ function from whole website

Administrative Support:

  • Managed Aneel and his productivity tracking sheet, also sent email messages via different list mailers where available. 
  • Researched some possible BB2 conversion websites via SBI! forums, please have a review of Dropbox

Monday, August 26, 2013

Work Update - Finished Split Testing Between Two Workers

Overview
Work Period: Aug 26, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.10 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Thanks for ending Aizha's contract with us and leaving her a good feedback comment and score, I also got a reply from her, she acknowledged my email where I talked about ending her contract. She has refused to the interview offer because as per her, she can't share her personal photos and details.
  • Updated all information on Aneel’s new tracking and worksheet and sent him revised instructions for working on Aizha’s account.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Rotated more pages via Rss.
  • Here is today’s published drinking story: Just Like the Fish Do
  • Received a short submission that I posted into another post (Great Dares for Guys and Girls)
  • Received another submission that I published. The user originally submitted an image with it but as I couldn't find any relevant copyright information for it therefore removed it and researched another photo for it via flickr.  Since the submission was less than 300 words therefore merged it into another page. 
  • Another submission was way too explicit therefore deleted it and didn't publish it.

Administrative Support:

  • Sent email messages via all list mailers
  • Researched Data Entry projects on Fiverr, please see in the Dropbox: Fiver DE Projects.xlsx
  • Brainstormed keywords for new interview tier pages along with titles and descriptions. The task is still incomplete and ongoing as many pages still left. 
  • Since I was out of new stories, therefore published a batch of 10 new drinking stories via Mechanical Turk.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Work Update - Finalizing the Split Test Between Two Workers

Overview
Work Period: Aug 20 & 21, 2013
Hours Worked: 6:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $12.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.36 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











(A sreenshot from today's work diary)

  • About Aizha’s and Aneel Split Test, I think now its clear that Aneel is more productive than Aizha and I also agree that we should end the contract with her and that she is always a good worker. She lost the split test but I think it’s not her fault, Aneel has a 3 x times faster computer than her.

    I still appreciate her regular work efforts, she regularly worked during all the contract and I don’t remember that she ever skipped a day or two. In fact most of the times she also worked on Weekends. So I strongly recommend her a 5 star score with a good feedback comment.
  • I have changed all of her list mailing passwords, removed the shared folder with her and sent her an email about ending the contract in which I appreciated her work, promised her a 5 star feedback and also offered her an interview request. 
  • But please do not end her contract yet because if she is willing to do the interview then we will have to wait until she is finished with it. 

Email List Mailing Update:

  • Managed and Reviewed both Aizha and Aneel and updated their respective worksheets.
  • Also sent email messages from different listmailers (where available) with both Aizha and Aneel’s accounts.
  • I am not sending emails from Aneel’s accounts because today Aneel was unclear on some issues so I had a little chat with him on skype and  he sent me a screenshot, In that screenshot I noticed a spamming warning (Please see the screenshot below). Therefore I stopped sending messages from his account. Please advise in this regard.

  • I have also asked him for his long time work ability and he is looking for a long term job, in fact he is a bit work hungry and looking for more work than he is actually working at the moment. 

Party Games Website Update:

  • Approved last HIT from amazon Mechanical Turk (Dares over Phone) and put them into Dropbox
  • Rotated more pages via Rss.

Administrative Support:

  • Completely reviewed the interview transcript, divided that into parts where possible, but I guess some parts are still too long so I will try to divide them into more pages. It still has some missing word so please have a review of the transcript.
  • Transcribed and submitted the comment to the SBI! forum.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Work Update- Content Creation Via Mechanical Turk

Overview
Work Period: Aug 21, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.10 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Approved more Dares over the phone and moved to Dropbox. I acknowledge your instructions to not publish more Dares over phone HITs, but the current HIT is still in progress.
  • Moved both explicit drinking stories to the Explicit-Adult content folder.
  • Also received 2nd submission for Truth or Ddare videos HIT, please see Amazon Video Hit document in the Dropbox

Party Games Website Support:
  • Rotated more DUYP Pages via Rss.
  • Moved both explicit drinking stories to the Explicit-Adult content folder.
  • About Jelly Belly, I have removed both content within the post and comment that was not relevant to this post. Created a new content 2.0 page and moved the deleted content to the new page. Then merged this newly created C2 page into this page. 
  • Edited and cropped out the unwanted part of the image from the said page. Same image was also used on another page, so I have also changed it over there.

  • Merged ‘Ready for Kinky Dares’ into ‘Hot Double Dog Dare Challenges’. Also removed ‘nofollow’ ‘noindex’
  • Moved the art outfit to Icebreaker Games invitation and merged with Icebreaker Games for Parties
  • Published another story (submitted by a real visitor), since the story was less than 300 words, therefore published as noindex and nofollow.

Administrative Support:

  • Transcribed and sent the email reply to Russ via ideal-helper email account.
  • About the post "Do not join Imagine consultation team", I have checked it via copyscape, we have published this page on March 24, 2013, but copyscape shows that the matched results were posted earlier than ours, also the duplication percentage is very high (94%), therefore I have removed this post.

Email List Mailing Update:

  • Sent more email messages via all list mailers from Aizha’s account.
  • Also created shortened link for Aneel’s list mailing services via ViralURL and sent email messages via all list mailers (Except Adcheiver) from his account.
  • Maintaining a tracking sheet for Aneel’s Work (similar to Aizha), Please have a review of ListBuilding_Tracking_Aneel.xlsx in the Dropbox.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Work Update - Virtual Administrative Support for Websites

Overview
Work Period: May 22 & 23, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.22 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

Ideal-Helper Website Update:

  • Fixed the broken link which you sent me via LinkFixIt!
  • Invitation request which you sent me to join doesn't work anymore so Please resend me the activation link.
  • All Aweber subject line comparison tests (via the clicktest) have been completed, so I have implemented the results to related Aweber emails. Then deleted the related worksheet from Google Drive 
  • Worked on some of the pending Kathrin's Aweber mailing list suggestions and made all proposed changes.
  • Earned more credits for all list mailers
  • Also cleaned up all list mailer's inboxes. 
  • Transcribed and sent the interview request to David via his website contact us page.
  • About the facebook viralurl link (which was not working apparently), I think that the link was correctly cloaked. I have created another tracking link but that is also not working.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Checked all dares via copyscape and then moved to Dropbox
  • Received another short submission and posted that as a comment


  • Researched one picture for all pending stories and submitted all three pending stories.
  • Since there are only 2 stories left, therefore I have created a new batch of 10 stories via Mechanical Turk.
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Published another newly bought story, kindly have a review.
  •  I have marked all dares (recieved from MT) according to various keywords, please have a review of Dropbox

Virtual Assistant Diary @ Blogger Update:

  • I have successfully joined virtual assistant diary blog from my personal email. But I don't have the permissions to change its templates and look.
  • Also posted first two work updates.

Work Update - Uploading Work Updates to Blogger

Overview
Work Period: July 15 & 16, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $20.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.24 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Uploaded following work updates to diary@blogger:

Productivity Tracking and Split Test:

  • Here is Aizha’s Productivity tracking report for the current week.
  • Here is Aneel’s Productivity tracking report for the current week.

Content Outsourcing Via Mechanical Turk:

  • Received a submission from Truth or Dare videos Mechanical turk HIT, Please have a review of Dropbox
  • Approved some more dares from Truth or Dare over phone Mechanical Turk HIT.
  • Approved more drinking stories from Mechanical Turk and submitted them with one researched image.

Party Games Website Support:

  • Rotated more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Received another single line submission, please have a review:

Administrative Support:

  • Managed Aizha and Aneel’s work and updated their relevant tracking sheets.
  • Sent more email messages via different listmailer’s where available.
  • Abi has finished with the long interview transcription, it took her 21:50 hours to complete this whole transcription (21,553 words). 
  • I have already started reviewing and dividing it into several parts, but it’s still incomplete. I will let you know when I am finished with it. However you can still have a review of the updated transcript, please see Dropbox

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Work Update - Managing of Amazon Mechanical Turk

Overview
Work Period: Aug 14 & 15, 2013
Hours Worked: 4:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $9.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.03 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)


  • Reposted the truth or dare over the phone HIT on Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Also re-posted the drinking stories HIT for a new batch of stories because all existing stories are already published.
  • Got some results and approved five of them, some were less than 300 words therefore rejected them. Submitted the approved stories with after researching one image for each story. 
  • Cancelled the previous Truth or Dare video HIT, increased 10 cents hit and republished the HIT with increased rate.

Administrative Support:

  • Please see Dropbox for Google Bounceback Analysis research results.
  • Managed and reviewed Aizha and Aneel’s work. I have sent Aneel a message regarding the irrelevant screenshot from his work diary and asked him to remove that. 
  • Sent more email messages via different listmailers where available.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Rotated more pages via Rss.
  • Received another short submission that I added under this post as you advised last time.
  • About email forwarding from zohomail, I have successfully added my gmail account to email forwarding. I have used same details and successfully added my gmail to email forwarding. Hope this will also work for you.
  • Changed the email address from zohomail signature.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Work Update - Completion of BB2 Conversion Job

Overview
Work Period: Aug 12, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $11.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.25 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

  • Completed the latest Blockbuilder 2 conversion job.
  • I have checked all designer-wallcoverings pages for any spelling and grammar errors and fixed all of them.
  • Also added another column to conversion log for page description analysis for each designer-wallcoverings page.
  • Transcribed and saved the final email response to designer-wallcoverings site owner.
  • Also worked on other videos regarding the conversion and made all said changes. I have also sent you an email to both you and Kathrin.

Hiring of New Provider Update:

  • Interviewed and hired Aneel Kumar from Pakistan. He was the most qualified candidate among all others. Has a reasonable internet connection with a very fast PC (intel core i5 with 6GB ram). 
  • I have also explained him everything in detail and assigned the contract to him. Lets see how well he performs.

List Mailing Productivity Comparison Report:

  • Managed Aizha, updated her productivity report, here is her performance report for August so far:

Party Games Website Update:

  • Rotated more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Received a short submission which I posted as a comment under this post.

Administrative Support:

  • Also sent an email message from all list mailing services.
  • Transcribed and submitted email message to Nick. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Work Update - Screening, Shortlisting and Interviewing of Candidates

Overview
Work Period: July 01 & 02, 2013
Hours Worked: 10:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $21.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.38 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • I have shortlisted 8 candidates and messaged them for their internet and pc speed test.
  • Although I have just finished the hiring process and have finalized a candidate(M. Azhar from Pakistan), interviewed him via skype, also shared a folder with him, but didn’t open the contract yet because I don’t want to experience another M.Ayub (A contractor who was very hard to handle because of his low internet and pc skills).

    He has a very fast Pc and a powerful internet connection (5 times more fast than any other applicant), but I have a feeling that he hasn't a good understanding of computers and internet and he is not a good starter because he has asked me questions that are clearly written in the training manual. anyways job is still open, fortunately I will have some free time tomorrow and I will try to interview some other applicants as well.

Party Games Website Update:

  • About Wedgies for a week, since after your comment, this submission has more than 300 words, therefore I did not include the ‘noindex’ ‘nofollow’ tag. You have also asked me to mark this story as ‘Comment done’ in sitemap, but this story is not added to the sitemap. Only those C2 submissions that are in the top 300 high traffic pages are added to the sitemap.
  • Rotated more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Here are newly published drinking stories:
    • Revealing the hidden truth behind the dare.
    • A night to remember
  • Approved two Dares over phone assignments via Mechanical Turk.

Diary@blogger Update:

Administrative Support:

  • Also linked it again from text at the bottom.
  • About the question (Is it safe to say that you would be able - with your faster CPU - to generate roughly double of that traffic?): I think surely I can generate at least 2xmore credits than aizha. I think that if not 6000, but a provider must earn at least 4000 credits/hour. On the other hand if a contractor earns 6000 credits/hour on one day/s and 1500 on the other day/s that is something to worry of and not justifiable, because it shows that you have the potency to earn 6000 credits/day with the same pc and same internet connection. 
  • Work on one pending mail from Kathrin and made all changes to both linked page and aweber message.

Outsourcing Coaching Blog Update:

  • Also turned off the nav-bar
  • Created a new 160x600 banner and replaced to the old one.
  • Created two more variations of the same banner
  • Earned karma points and created a split test on fivesecondtest.
  • Received 10 responses, please review Dropbox for final results screenshot.

Email List Mailing Update:

  • Managed Aizha and sent email messages via different list mailers where available.
  • Made all your proposed changes to list mailer’s productivity tracking sheet, please have a review of Dropbox for Productivity Tracking Sheet