Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Work Update - Posting of a Job Description via oDesk

Overview
Work Period: Oct 29 & 30, 2013
Hours Worked: 12:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $24.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.64 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











  • Made all advised changes to the recent oDesk job description and published it. Also researched some qualified freelancers and sent them job invitation.
  • Unfortunately, the response of the job opening was very bad and only 5 persons applied for the position. None of them passed ‘sunshine’ test and clearly not qualifying for the job.
  • On the following day, I reposted the same job. 14 people have been applied for that so far. Only one of them has passed ‘sunshine test’ and unfortunately none of these 14 is well-qualified for this job.
  • I manually researched more freelancer and sent them an interview invitation.
  • Also I have taken the screenshots of the process and saved to future blogposts folder

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published stories:
    • If I kiss then you win
    • Double Whammy
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Set up a new content 2.0 invitation based on your feedback and inserted into ‘Never have I ever’ page

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Checked and cleaned up the Link Building Google Spreadsheet. Removed all entries that are not active now.
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.
  • I have reworked top 150 pages of ideal-helper, checked and fixed all text formatting issues. Will try to complete all pages as soon as possible.
  • Created an account on simpleology.com and tried to learn the process. Still I don’t know how to add tasks to someone else’s list. Account login are saved to the All Logins spreadsheet
  • However I request you to have a review of it and add an introductory paragraph to it. File is saved to Dropbox under the Future blog post folder
  • Researched free stock photos for Kathrin and sent to you
  • Worked on downloaded images and added to following interview sub pages:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Work Update - oDesk Job Posting for Hiring of Another Assistant

Overview
Work Period: Oct 28, 2013
Hours Worked: 6:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $13.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.47 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Listened to your voicemail, created notes out of it and saved to Dropbox\....\New Hire.docx
  • Created a private job opening for the new positions. Please have a review of it. 
Party Games Website Update:
  • About online shop for party games website and card manufacturer research, long time ago, I researched some custom card manufacturers for one of my clients. Although the research was very specific, but still I think it can help you. Fortunately I have successfully retrieved those searched results from my sent mails. Please let me know if you need these results.
  • Approved 2 more drinking stories from Mechanical Turk, researched one photo for each story and submitted to party games website. 
  • I think now we have enough drinking stories under drinking stories invitation and I think we should now ask for other stories. Please advise.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Here is recently published drinking story: You Need a Damn Ashtray
  • Over the past few days party games website has been receiving so many stories by a Visitor (Lynn). But most of these submissions are pretty adult and explicit. However today I have published one of his story after some reworking because it was not that adult. Please have a review. He also submitted an original photo of the story, but it was too explicit. Therefore, I removed it from the submission. Didn’t distribute it via RSS
  • There was another story submitted by another visitor, but that was too explicit. Therefore I moved it to explicit content folder and then delete the submission. 

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • From recently added list mailer’s Listinsomnia has very bad performance. We already have sent out 14000+ mail messages, but conversion rate is around 0.16%. Therefore, I have asked Anil to stop earning credits for this service. 

  • Sent more mail messages via all list mailing accounts.
  • Transcribed and added page descriptions to Suvidh Marwaha Tier page. Distributed it via RSS feed. Analyze it report was not okay, but still ignorable.
  • I’ve saved screenshots from opening a worker account on Amazon Mechanical Turk to Dropbox
  • Submitted following two pages to Stumbleupon directory:
    • http://www.ideal-helper.com/virtual-assistants-retention-problems.html
    • http://www.ideal-helper.com/effective-outsourcing.html

Friday, October 25, 2013

Work Update - Stumbleupon Social Bookmarking

Overview
Work Period: Oct 24 & 25, 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











  • Bookmarked following pages to Stumbleupon directory:

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published drinking stories:
    • I wore a dress, pantyhose and heels
    • Homeless tent cities and scary places
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Cleaned up keywords related to ‘Wedgies’ from the Master Keyword List.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.
  • Moved all keywords related to “sell photos online” and “selling photos” to ideal-helper Master Keyword List and removed from party games website.
  • Change all SBI! affiliate links to ‘nofollow’ and to open in a new window from all Ideal Helper pages (wherever used).

Blogger Administrative Support:

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Work Update - Creation of a Worker Account on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Overview
Work Period: Sep 22 & 23, 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











  • About opening a worker account on Mechanical Turk, I have opened an account and currently my application is under review. According to Mechanical Turk admin, it will take upto 48 hours to get the decision.
  • Update: After review, they have declined my application for some unknown reason. As per their email, they cannot disclose the reason to decline. 

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.
    • Page description is missing for this page.
    • Return from Suvidh Marwaha to it’s T2 page link is missing.
    • About Suvidh’s top image, I have removed the previous image and added a screenshot image from the video, hope this is acceptable.
    • Analyze report is not okay, but still ignorable.
  • About the weird width of the comments, I have tried to remove socialize it and other blocks and then rebuilt page with them, but It didn’t work.

    Also removed and rebuilt the C2 form within a tier page to see whether it solves the problem or not, but all in vain.

    Rebuilt a C2 invitation and comment settings but It also didn't work out.

    Also research SBI! forums for a possible solution but couldn't get any helpful post.
  • Submitted following pages to stumbleupon directory:
    • Researched some posts in Virtualassistantforums.com and added to Linkbuilding_Google_Spreadsheet

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published drinking stories: 
    • How not to tell your girlfriend you got a hickey playing truth or dare
    • Last Man Standing
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Published a new HIT for 10 drinking stories via Mechanical Turk
  • Merged newly submitted story (First Kiss and Wake up story) into First time kissing stories
  • Also transcribed the comment and added it under the post. Please have a review.
  • Also made all text adjustments to Joschka’s 2nd submission which I added into another as a list of dares. Please have a review.
  • Received 2 more submissions from Lynn, but both were too adult. Therefore, moved it to Explicit-Adult Content folder
  • Received another submission from same visitor, that was not so explicit. Therefore, published it (Couples Truth or Dare) and merged into this post. Did not distribute it via RSS.
  • Thanks for providing more page information details for merged content 2.0 pages. I have merged and built more stories into one page

Monday, October 21, 2013

Work Update - Content 2.0 Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Sep 15 & 21, 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: Medium











  • Here is recently published Content 2.0 Drinking story: Dionysus God of Wine
  • Received two short submissions (from same visitor) which were way too explicit (visitor also submitted a lot of images and those were also very explicit), therefore I deleted the submission after moving it to Dropbox
  • Same visitor submitted another story which was somehow acceptable. I published that after some cleaning up. Didn’t distribute it via Rss. Please have a review (Blindfolded wife).
  • Received another short user submitted post (Truth, Dare and Identity), published it and merged into another post.
  • Received a short submission on DUYP, which I published and merged into this post
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Sent more email messages via all list mailers
  • Submitted following two pages to Stumbleupon directory:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Work Update - Illustration of Blog Posts

Overview
Work Period: Sep 14, 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











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Illustrated the said bloglet with an image. Also archived it for future use.

Link Popularity Index Report:
  • Updated link popularity index reports for both Websites, Here are latest figures:
Website         Previous Score                   Updated Score        
             Ideal-Helper            30.3 30.6
Party Games 37.5 39.7

Administrative Support:
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.
  • Submitted following pages to the Stumbleupon directory:
  • Uploaded following updates to Blogger diary:

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published drinking stories: Stuck on a Cliff
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Created a complete backup of ideal-helper with HTTRACK and saved to dropbox.
  • Also created complete backup of DUYP. Since DUYP is way too large than ideal-helper, therefore I couldn't completely create a back of DUYP. It took more than 10 hours (Over 900 Mbs of data), but still it’s incomplete. I will try to complete it tomorrow. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Work Update - Social Bookmarking with Stumbleupon

Overview
Work Period: Sep 10 & 11, 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: Very Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Submitted following two pages to Stumbleupon directory.

Blogger Diary Administrative Support:
Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published drinking story: Road Rash Everywhere
  • Merged more C2 stories into one single page, still many pages are pending for Titles and descriptions.
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via Rss.

List Mailing Project Update:
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Work Update - List Building Project Update

Overview
Work Period: Oct 08 & 09, 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: Medium











  • Moved bad-performing list mailer’s data and charts to  Dropbox
  • I have emailed Aneel to not earn more credits for these two services.
  • Also researched and opened accounts on three more list mailers (from Zero to Hero Ebook).
  • Surfed 50 ads to one of the services to activate the account.
  • Updated both Listbuilding_Tracking Sheet and Aneel’s Tracking sheet with the latest list mailers’ information.
  • Also reworked both tracking sheets so that tracking analysis and charts work properly.
  • Updated the manual about where to get credit information for these three services.
  • Created new cloaking links for these three list mailers via Viralurl

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.
  • After changing Ideal-helper to 2-column, comments width looks a bit weird. Please review the screenshot below:
  • I have had a quick research in the SBI! forums, but couldn't find any helpful post.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published drinking story:
  • The Secret Admirer
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

  • Completely converted all 3 pages from BB1 to BB2
  • Based on your latest feedback about this conversion, I have made all advised changes and sent you the latest productivity report.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Work Update - SBI to WordPress Conversion Research

Overview
Work Period: Apr 02 & 03, 2013
Hours Worked: 13:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $27.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.97 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Read and researched all material that you provided for a possible WP conversion of Ideal helper. Please have review Dropbox for researched document.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Received a short C2 submission that I posted as a comment. 
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via RSS
  • Some days ago I researched some pictures for a truth or dare gallery page where all previous photos were broken (actually removed from an external website) and you approved all my researched photos, but I forgot to replace all broken pictures. Now I have reworked and update the same C2 page. Kindly have a review of Truth or Dare Photo Gallery
  •  Converted Truth or Dare Pics 1 to BB2. Also built all photos as a gallery. Kindly have a review (especially their alt descriptions because I think they need some fine tuning) 

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Transcribed and sent the mail to hello@procedureoffice.com. you are also copied to the mail as a BCC.
  • Worked some of Kathrin's pending emails and implemented her said changes.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Work Update - Mechanical Turk Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Oct 07, 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)
  • Approved 3 pending drinking stories from Mechanical Turk, research one creative commons image for that and submitted to party games website.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published drinking story: Dare Gone Wrong on a Pitch Black Road
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via Rss.
  • Approved a short visitor submitted post, please have a review. Since the submission was less than 300 words, therefore merged it into another page.  
  • Merged all Content 2.0 stories where you provided title and descriptions. Still a lot of stories left and pending for Title and descriptions. 

Blogger Administrative Support:
  • Uploaded following work updates to diary@ideal-helper:
    • Work Update - Administrative Support for Content 2.0 Pages
    • Work Update - List Building Tracking and Cost Calculation
    • Work Update - General Administrative Support

List Mailing Project Update:
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing services

Friday, October 4, 2013

Work Update - Administrative Support for Content 2.0 Pages

Overview
Work Period: Oct 03 & 04, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Merged and combined Content 2.0 stories into following posts. Distributed only one of them to the Rss feed. Will distributed one story each day to RSS blog.
    • Your childhood truth or dare stories 
    • Stories about playing truth or dare with your crush 
    • Eew disgusting truth or dare stories 
    • Collection of stripping truth or dare stories 
    • Gay truth or dare stories safe content 
    • Teenage stories about truth or dare 
    • Unsafe dare stories 
    • Stories about playing truth or dare with guys 

Ideal-Helper Website Update:

  • Checked top 100 ideal-helper pages for text and image formatting issues and fixed a lot of issues. Since the content column is wider now, therefore I have also used and changed existing images to a wider size image.
    Please see the Excel File Ideal-Helper_Reworked.xlsx to see which pages I’ve worked on.

List Building Project Update:

  • Sent more email messages with different list mailing services
  • I have moved the part where I updated you regarding list building cost calculation to Aneel's List Building Productivity.docx in the Future Blog Posts folder.
  • About rechecking these numbers, I have rechecked all numbers and confirm you that the actual cost per click is $0.011 (for September). Actually there was some confusion in the previous month calculation.

    As I told you that in that month Aneel was working on other accounts and Aizha was working on these list mailing accounts. Then we moved Aneel to these accounts and he took over all accounts. Still very confusing but I have figured out that August’s cost was 2 cents/visit. I have updated the cost calculation in the same word document for the month of August.
  • Brainstormed keywords for the above future blog post. ‘Viral Marketing’ itself is a powerful keyword and have a lot of deep keywords. I found more than 400 keywords under this niche. Cleaned up most of them, but MKL still has 13 keywords with good numbers

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published drinking stories:
    • Biking under the influence
    • A memorable drinking night with friends
  • Approved more drinking stories from Mechanical Turk HIT and submitted after researching one creative commons image for each story.
  • Distributed more pages via Rss.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Work Update - List Building Tracking and Cost Calculation

Overview
Work Period: Oct 01 & 02, 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











  • Here are Aneel’s performance for the month of September 2013:

  • Here is list building tracking and analysis reports for the month of September 2013:
  • Here is list building cost calculation per visit:

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • I have worked on most of the tasks from the checklist of “T3 draft suvidh blog posts.docs”. Please have a review of the document and provide further instructions for the page.

List Mailing Project Update:

  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers.
  • Deleted emails and cleaned up all mailbox within viralinbox.

Party Games Website Support:

  • Distributed more pages via Rss.
  • Here are recently published drinking stories:
    • Truth or Dare Ends in Emergency Room Visit
    • Old Crow
  • Published a new HIT on Amazon Mechanical Turk for 10 more drinking stories.
  • Approved 3 stories, researched creative commons pictures for them and submitted to DUYP.