Friday, November 29, 2013

Work Update - Full Time VA Project

Overview
Work Period: Nov 28 & 29, 2013
Hours Worked: 9:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $19.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.16 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium












Here is the Full Time VA Project Update:

  • I have started working on the Full Time VA project and have created subfolder “FULL TIME VA” within Dropbox.
  • Saved all eBooks (in pdf format) in the folder “1 - Ebooks Reading”
  • Also created another folder “2 - Niche Twittering” and saved all links from the TNT HQ there. Since its not possible to access SBI material without having an account (as you said that you will not share SBI! account with the new provider at start), so I have converted all links in to pdfs. 
  • Because the new provider will not be able to open internal links and SBI! forum posts, therefore I have also made pdfs for all internal SBI articles and forum posts and added a reference within pdfs.

  •  Also created a spreadsheet with the name of ‘SBI Vocabulary’ and added SBI specific terms and abbreviations.

Blogger Diary Update:

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • Talk to Mr. Wizard
    • The Speed Dating Game
  • Published a new HIT of icebreaker games via Mechanical Turk.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Illustrated the bloglet with an image and archived it for future.
  • received email reply from shareasale team that they do not recognize any account associated with ideal-helper email.
  • Sent more email messages via different listmailers.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Work Update - Blogger Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 26 & 27, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Uploaded following work updates to Blogger.
    • Work Update - Website Administrative Support
    • Work Update - Blogger Administrative Support
    • Work Update - Transcription and Administration Support
    • Work Update - Uploading Content to Website
    • Work Update - Creative Commons Photo Research via flickr
    • Work Update - Transcription Support
    • Work Update - Link Building and Content 2.0 Administrative Support
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Transcribed and submitted a comment to SBI! Forum post.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers.
  • Researched some affiliate programs from shareasale.com based on the given criteria, but could not find many. Please have a review of Shareasale Merchant Research.xlsx in the high priority folder.
  • Sent an email to shareasaleteam inquired about the current account status and how to enable it so that we can join more affiliate programs.
  • About the Warrior Forums, I am unable to login to it. Also tried to reset password via the virtual-assistant email, but it doesn't work as this email is not associated to any account.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Removed the copyright infringing image from newly published icebreaker game "What Happened Next"
  • We have also used the same photo on another page (Two People drinking game), so I have removed the image from there as well.
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • What Happened Next
    • The Picnic Game

  • Distributed more pages via Rss.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Work Update - Website Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 25, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Added a link to the respective tier pages to all images on index-3 page.
  • Was out of karma points to create more tests therefore earned more karma points.
  • Created a split test (clicktest) between another two font styles for Ideal-helper blog page. Please have a review.
  • Created another click test between two font styles (content block). Please have a review. 
  • Sent more mail messages via different listmailers.
  • Watched both work update feedback videos. Thanks for sharing your feedback especially about hiring a full time VA project.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed more pages via Rss.
  • Here is recently published icebreaker game: Inviting the dead
  • Cleaned up the Nude Dare Blackmail story and merged into another page. 
  • Transcribed and submitted the comment under this story. Please have a review. 
  • Moved the story submitted by Lynn to the explicit content folder and then deleted the actual submission.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Work Update - Website Editing and Management

Overview
Work Period: Nov 11, 2013
Hours Worked: 5:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $10.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.14 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy













Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published icebreaker game: Courage and Truth
  • Approved 5 icebreaker games, researched one image for each post and submitted to party games website. Submission rate is very low for this HIT, I have published the HIT twice but only got 7 submissions so far.
  • I have deleted the single-liner C2 submission ‘My blog on Mylot’
  • Also removed all posts and comments from mylot.com. Although it was not possible to completely delete the account forever, however I have removed all website links associated with the profile.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Sent email messages via all list mailing accounts.
  • Once again tried to update link popularity index of party games website, but failed to do so. 

Work Update - Creation of Facebook Coverpage via PicMonkey Collage

Overview
Work Period: Nov 12 & 13, 2013
Hours Worked: 8:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $17.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.87 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is the recently published Icebreaker game: The chore game
  • Approved 5 more icebreaker games from Mechanical Turk HIT.
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:


  • Created a click test between two font styles for Ideal Helper blog. Please have a review
  • Added Real Life Outsourcing blog to Clicky Web Analytics
  • Thanks for the list mailing project feedback, about Listfrog: yes it’s one of the bad performers and we have agreed to discontinue that long time ago.
  • Also updated downlines and affiliates for all list mailers.

Transcription and Link Building Support:
  • Abi has also transcribed recently recorded linkbuilding audios, I have reviewed all four of them and then submitted to the respective blog/forum post. Link Building google spreadsheet is also updated accordingly.
  • Researched more blog posts from chrisducker.com and added to the linkbuilding spreadsheet.

Ideal Helper Design Feedback and Update:
  • Researched and reviewed the SBI! forum post (from guaduabamboo.com) and checked out some of the suggested services (from SBI forum posts) for website slideshows. Unfortunately most of the suggested services are either not good or not free.

    However, I researched some more tools and services at my own and as I think that we can make a blog post out of it, so I put my researched findings and content into a worksheet. please have a review of Website Sliders.docx in the Future blog posts folder.
  • I also have another suggestion to improve the visibility of ideal-helper. My suggestion is to use separate image and text snippet for all C2 posts instead of the existing style. I know its possible that we can hide invitation form and show only submissions from visitors (like you did in this page), but I don’t know whether it is possible to show only C2 invitation without any C2 submissions (A C2 invitation that does not show any posts under it). So if that is possible we can use customized text/image blocks for our C2 submissions just like guaduabamboo.com or even better.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Work Update - Blogger Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 21 & 22, 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











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

  • Uploaded the following work updates to blogger:
Ideal-Helper Work Update:

  • Based on your recent instructions, I have reworked Ideal-Helper FB cover page. Please have a review of PicMonkey Collage V4.2 in the Dropbox.
  • Closed all open job postings for hiring a negotiator/virtual assistant.
  • I have re-watched the video about hiring a full-time assistant and added my feedback and list of tasks to Full Time VA (Philippines) - Supporting Info and Discussion
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • An adult riddle game to play at parties
    • Party Icebreaker Game - The Dance Tag
  • Distributed more pages via RSS. 
  • Updated link popularity index, previous score was 39.3 and updated is 39.6

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Work Update - Website Design Changes and Split Testing

Overview
Work Period: Nov 19, 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











  • I have reworked and restored the previous version of Index-3 page. Also created a rounded border around each of the sub-section as you mentioned in the video. Please have a review. 
  • Added page information on index-3 same as the original homepage.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published icebreaker game:
    • Ultimate Breakage of an Iceberg (Party Edition) Iceberg and Lava
  • Distributed more DUYP pages via RSS.

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Put all previous information and discussion into the Full Time VA (Philippines) - Supporting Info and Discussion (Saved and Shared in Google Drive)
  • Read the document about "Full Time VA (Philippines) - possible work"

Monday, November 18, 2013

Work Update - Website Design Changes

Overview
Work Period: Nov 04 & 05, 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: Easy











  • Created thumbnails for each T2 page within Index-3 page.
  • Also added a jump tag to each of the topics.
  • Since it’s a bit hard to eliminate the space between the image and ‘Back to Overview’ link (Its possible with HTML, but its hard to manage that within BB2 interface) therefore, I experimented and tried to create a column layout style template for text blocks but I think its also not looking good and hard to read. So I will change that tomorrow. Also I think that Normal text size in ideal-helper is a bit too large and thats making all pages unnecessarily long.

Party Games Website Update:


  • Here is today’s icebreaker game: Visual Telephone
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Approved more Icebreaker game submissions from Mechanical Turk, researched an image for each submissions and submitted to party games website.

List Mailing Project Update:
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.
  • Based on your video feedback, I have created text and banner ads on all listmailers where possible. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Work Update - Website Split Testing via TheClicktest

Overview
Work Period: Nov 14 & 15, 2013
Hours Worked: 7:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $14.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.61 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Created a click test for party games website homepage callout box. Please have a review. 
  • Earned some more Karma points for the click test

Party Games Website Update: 
  • Here is recently published icebreaker game: The Nail Polish Game
  • Approved two more icebreaker games from Mechanical Turk.
  • Created a customized thank you page for ‘Visitor Survey’ form based on the given instructions.
  • Converted the text message that you saved in Aweber list into HTML format with a template.

Administrative Support:
  • I have reworked and recreated the picmonkey collage for Facebook fanpage, please have a review of PicMonkey Collage Version 3.1 in the Dropbox.
  • Researched about either we can use www.ideal-helper.com on the facebook coverpage or not, but didn’t find any post or material that restricts to do so.
  • I have sent an email to ABI and conveyed your message to her.
  • I have watched the long video about Hiring a full time VA from the Philippines and jotted down some of the notes from the video. I want to watch the video one more time and will then start working on this project.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Work Update - Blogger Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 07 & 08, 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: Easy











  • Added ‘VA’s Diary’ as a sub-menu to Ideal-Helper navigation bar and linked to blogger domain.
  • Uploaded following work updates to Blogger diary:

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Created a five second test for the Ideal-Helper homepage, Please have a review.
  • The test is almost complete and most of the responses suggest that the design is way too old. People feels that they are in 80’s or 90’s with this design. A nice idea to improve the website design is to add a slider to this website. I know a website where we can create a free slider.

    For a test I have quickly created a simple slider out of your vacation photos and implemented to a tier page and it worked out well. Please have a review of it here. I think a nice slider can add value to the design. We can also add links to the slides.
  • Abi has transcribed all files from the link building spreadsheet, therefore I have reviewed them and submitted to their respective posts. Google Listbuilding tracking is also updated accordingly.
  • Fixed the broken link which you sent me via LinkFixIt report.
  • Also searched and fixed all broken links via brokenlinkcheck.com for both websites.
  • Updated Ideal-Helper link popularity index. Previous score was 30.6, updated score is 30.9
  • Removed diary ebook block from Sitewide dot and placed only into the following pages:

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published Icebreaker games:
    • What’s in your wallet
    • Icebreaker Game Breaker Ball
  • There is a page 'My Blog on Mylot' which is less than 300 words without a ‘noindex’ tag and mylot profile link is also broken.
  • Tried to update link popularity index, but it was not working. I will try it later.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Work Update - Website Proofreading and Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 05 & 06, 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











Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published drinking stories:
    • Dirk and the legend of Albino Hollow
    • The Truth of What Happened At the Flying X Saloon
  • Received another story from Lynn Miller (the person we sent the email). This time the story was not explicit and he also submitted an image and that was also acceptable. Therefore, I published the story along with the image. Please have a review. 
  • Rotated more pages via RSS
  • Build 2 more merged submission pages. Some pages still left due to titles and page descriptions.

Mechanical Turk Administrative Support:
  • Approved 4 icebreaker games from MT HIT, researched one image for each post and submitted to the party games website.
  • Approved all 5 submissions from ‘Never Ever Ideas’, cleaned up them and moved to a spreadsheet. Please see Dropbox.
List Mailing Project Update:
  • Sent more mail messages via different listmailers.
  • Watched the long video about list mailing analysis and future conversion plan and moved to List Building Project after watching it.
  • Also watched other two videos from the same folder. 
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Created a user account on Clicky.com to track list mailing landing page performance.
  • Also inserted the tracking code by editing the page layout HTML template.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Work Update - Virtual Assistant Blog Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Nov 04, 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: Medium











  • Illustrated said blog post with an image and also archived it for future post.
  • Similarly illustrated the other bloglet, but did not archive it for future use. (Although you asked not to illustrate this post in another video, but I already added the image before watching the other video)

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Researched and downloaded more stock photos via daily free subscription. 
  • Since we are already using custom CSS code for ideal-helper blog page therefore, it is possible to use a custom font style (outside SBI! templates). I have experimented it with some top font styles. Please have a review Dropbox (Blog Font Styles).
  • I have updated Listbuilding_Tracking_Sheet and now It will also calculate and analyze list mailing performance for the current month.
  • Sent more mail messages for all list mailers 
  • Just to inform you that I have separately tracking time spent on hiring of a the new contractor. Till now I have spent around 2-2.5 hours (rough estimate, It’s not less than 2 hours and not more than 2.5 hours)
  • Also watched the long video about GAP, initially moved it to its concerned folder after watching it and will work on it when I don’t have any other high priority task.
  • I have created similar pictures and variations for FB fanpage with PicMonkey Collage, please have a review of “PicMonkey Collage” in the High Priority folder.
Also saved some screenshots for the possible C2 post within the same folder.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published drinking story: One night at the Frat Party
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.