Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Work Update - Lucidchart Work Feedback and Process Flow of Working with a Team of Virtual Assistants

Overview
Work Period: Dec 26-31, 2013
Hours Worked: 12:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $24.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.71 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











  • Thanks for providing clarification video about the Lucidchart related task. I have closely watched the long video and it was very helpful for me to understand the process flow. I have moved both videos to Full-Time VA folder because they will be very helpful when I will actually be working on content creation with a full-time virtual assistant.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Approved another 9 icebreaker games from the Mechanical Turk HIT, researched one CreativeCommons image for each post and submitted to party games website.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
  • The Pillow Game  
  • When the Wind Blows 
  • Sleepover Icebreaker Game - Glow in the Dark 
  • Fixed the link that you sent me via LinkFixIt Report.

Blogger Administrative Support:
  • Checked and fixed all affiliate links from all Blogger posts and made them 'nofollow' and to be opened in a new window.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Watched most of the videos from Outsourcing Youtube videos.xlsx and added bullet points related to their topics and content in front of each video URL. Please have a review of the same document. Just four videos remaining and I will do them on the next working day.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Work Update - Watching Feedback and Future Work Instruction Videos

Overview
Work Period: Dec 23, 2013
Hours Worked: 3:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $7.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $0.81 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











 (A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Watched the feedback video you saved into high priority folder, made all said changes and added all tasks into my to-do list and will work on them if I run out of work.
  • About adding 'nofollow' to all SBI! links, I remembered that you have also asked me do the same in the past. Although I always check ''rel=nofollow' attribute' and ''Open this link in a new window" to all such links, but I am not sure why they are not saved when you review and publish those links. However, I have added this into my to-do list and will check and fix all SBI! related links.
  • Also watched other 30 minutes video about lucidchart, but it was very hard for me to understand the process chart because the chart is too complicated and I was unable to grab the information within the blocks. However, I will watch the video again and try to understand it again.
  • Sent More email messages via different list mailing accounts.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Approved one icebreaker game from Amazon Mechanical Turk, researched one CreativeCommons image for that and submitted to party games website. 
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Work Update - Submission of Blog Archives as Content 2.0 Merged Posts

Overview
Work Period: Dec 19 & 20, 2013
Hours Worked: 7:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $14.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.54charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium












  • Submitted and merged all blog archives for the month of July, September, October and November 2013. Please have a review:
  • Note: Have not distributed any of the above pages to RSS feed. 

Other Administrative Support:

  • Uploaded following work update to Blogger:
    • Conversion of More Pages into BB2
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers.
  • Distributed more party game website pages via RSS.
  • About the high priority video where you asked me to research a solution for HTML Photo Slideshow Code, I have researched a solution code about how to automatically start an HTML slideshow at startup. Here is the trick:
    •  Add the following code before </script> and it will automatically start with the page load:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Work Update - Conversion of More Pages into BB2

Overview
Work Period: Dec 17 & 18, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

  • Converted following pages into BB2:
    • Group Icebreaker Game
    • Adult Birthday Party Games
    • Icebreaker Games for Kids

Party Games Website Update:
  • Added icebreaker games visitor survey to all sub-pages.
  • Illustrated Ice breaker game form’s Thank you page with an image.

Blogger Update:
  • Work Update - Conversion of Pages into BB2
  • Work Update - Setting Up Members Area for Party Games Website

Monday, December 16, 2013

Work Update - Conversion of Pages into BB2

Overview
Work Period: Dec 16, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)

  • Converted following icebreaker games sub pages into BB2:
    • Funny Icebreaker Questions Game
    • Fuck Marry Kill 
    • Smoking Game
    • Telephone Prank Calls
    • Party Games for Large Groups
    • Icebreaker Games for Small Groups
  • Some T3 pages are still left for conversion.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Removed the additional space from ice-breaker-games invitation.
  • Some T3 pages are still left for conversion.
  • Sent more email messages via list mailers.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Work Update - Setting Up Members Area for Party Games Website

Overview
Work Period: Dec 12 & 14, 2013
Hours Worked: 8:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $16.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.80 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium











 (A screenshot from today's work diary)

  • Watched the long feedback video about setting up members only pages for party games website.
  • About changing username for Authpro account, the only possibility to remove this is to delete the existing account and create a new one.
  • About customization of registration forms, there are a lot of options. You can change texts and fields, can add more fields and also can change the position of existing fields.
  • Verification email is also completely customizable and we can add text links and picture to it.
  • Created a new footer for members area and saved as a Reusable block. Please have a review. 

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • About your question about duplication of work for adding work updates to both Blogger and Google Docs, I think it’s definitely duplication of work and it would save some time if I post them directly to Blogger. But as I also add links from party games website to Google docs and remove them while uploading them to Blogger, So I think this would be something that either you will have to remove unnecessary links before publishing or we have to make a system so that we filter out unnecessary links and updates before publishing them.
  • Read the complete SBI! Forum post about MKL Groups, 5,000 Keyword Limit Rolling Out.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers.

Party Games Website:
  • Here are recently published Icebreaker games:
    • Who's Who - The Perfect Icebreaker for Large Parties
    • What do you want to know
  • Distributed more page via RSS.
  • Published a new HIT for Icebreaker games via Amazon Mechanical Turk

Blogger Diary Update:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Work Update - Managing Content 2.0 Submissions

Overview
Work Period: Dec 10 & 11, 2013
Hours Worked: 11:10 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $22.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.46 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Easy











  • Received some user submitted stories, one of them was short liner which I submitted as a comment under this post.

  • Received another submission that was interesting and well written, so i formatted it and cleaned up it a bit more, researched one image for it and then published it. Please have a review of Playing the Game of Naughty Fun.

  • Thanks for providing feedback about the above post, I have made all said adjustments.
  • Another was little adult therefore moved that to explicit content folder and then deleted the actual submission.
  • Another story was well-written and long enough to be published, but was too adult. Therefore moved that to explicit content folder.
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • Funniest Party Games - Saddle Up
    • Let the Mixing Begin
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Annel is still not back, I have emailed him and asked about his availability but did not get any reply from him, therefore earned more credits for different listmailers.
  • Sent more email messages via different listmailers.
  • Since Viralinbox’s disk space has passed more than 78% of the disk usage, therefore I cleaned up all mailboxes so that we can have more free space for new emails.
Blogger Administrative Support:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Work Update - Website Members Area Beta Testing

Overview
Work Period: Dec 09, 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: Easy











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Thanks for providing feedback about the Authpro account, I have deleted the old account and created a new account with Francis' party game domain email address.
  • Login details are already shared with you.
  • Also deleted the party games Blogger blog and created a page within party games website domain (nofollow, noindex and secure login protected with authpro). Please have a review of the members are on the party site.
  • You need to sign up and then login into the authpro system to see that page.
  • About the landing page blog which was linked to the Virtual assistant's blogger profile, I have disable it to show on the profile pages.
  • Also deleted the account that I created with Course Craft.

Fixed Broken links for Both Sites:

  • Fixed the link which you sent me via LinkFixIt! report.
  • Also manually check broken links for both sites via brokenlinkcheck.com and fixed all broken links. However, Here are some more broken links that I want to bring into your notice.
    • Gift ideas info guide link in ideas for birthday party page is broken
  • I think all of the the above links are temporarily down therefore I haven’t removed these links, will check both links after 2-3 days again to see that they are working or not.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published icebreaker game: 
    • Candy Bar Ice-Breaker 
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.
  • Received a short submission from a visitor that was explicit. Therefore, move the story to Explicit content folder and then removed the Content 2.0 post.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Updated following work updates to Blogger:
  • Work Update - Members-only Area Research for Website
  • Since Aneel was supposed to be back today, but he hasn't’t came back until now and I was out of credits for many of the list mailers, therefore I generated some credit myself and sent more email messages via different list mailers.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Work Update - Members-only Area Research for Website

Overview
Work Period: Dec 05 & 06, 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)
  • Signed Up to Authpro for Free member-only area solution. Wanted to try it out but didn’t want to add this to party games website, therefore created a new blogger blog. (Please have a review of that) 
  • Tried out many other features such as login, logout links, embedded form etc. I was wondering that how would one member can add images or other information to his profile page and how would he will edit his profile. I also tried to research some helpful information but could not find any helpful material in this regard.
  • Also it was very strange for me because I kept the settings of this newly created blog as Private and only persons I have invited can see this website, but still don’t know how 8 people subscribed to the form. (I have removed that restrictions now so that you can test this website). 

  • I investigated the matter a bit more and found that I was logged in as ‘Deluxe’. I don’t know who the ‘Deluxe’ is? I was created an account with another login name but I was unable to logout from ‘Deluxe’ account so that I could have login as the original account. 
  • Also signed up to the course craft website, but I think that is not something that provides members page solutions, there you can make online courses.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Transcribed and posted the bloglet related to SBI! special promotion. Please have a review.
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • Naked Pillow Fight
    • Party Icebreaker Game - Was It You?

Blogger Administrative Support:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Work Update - Preparation for Hiring A Full-Time Virtual Assistant

Overview
Work Period: Dec 03 & 04, 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: Medium











(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Created training Manuals (for Full time VA Project) for the following tasks:
    • Video Slideshow for Party Games
    • Video Description Writing
    • Follow UP - Relationship Building
  • Please see the folder FULL TIME VA\3 - Video Content Creation in the Dropbox.
  • For Project Social watched all videos that you saved in the folder ‘Project Social’ and based on your instructions I have copied all material from a SBI forum post (Twitter Challenge From 0 to Hero) into a word document and saved to FULL TIME VA\4. Project Social.docx 
  • I have also edited some of the existing videos and cut some important parts for the new provider.
  • I have also researched and downloaded a useful video from YouTube which briefly explains the process and saved along the Hootsuite training material.
  • About Quora research project, it was a little bit difficult to understand for me about what the Full-Time VA will actually do for this particular project. However, based on my understanding I have created the basic instructions and process flow. Please review the sub folder 5. Quora Task in the FULL TIME VA folder.

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:

  • Updated Ideal-Helper Link popularity index, previous score was 30.9 and update score is 31.5
  • Sent more messages via different list mailing accounts.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Removed the video and twitter links from TayTay and Destery’s Dare Video and added the said text. 
  • Updated link popularity index for DUYP, but there is no change. The score is 39.6
  • Distributed more pages via RSS
  • Here is recently published icebreaker games:
    • The Bingo Game
    • Adult Drinking Game - Three Facts

Monday, December 2, 2013

Work Update - List Mailing Project Update for the Month of November 2013

Overview
Work Period: Sep 02, 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











  • Here is Aneel’s performance for the month November 2013.
  • Here are some of his performance charts:




  • Here is cost per visit calculation:







Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published icebreaker game:
    • Two Icebreaker Games for Parties - Highs and Lows and Two Possible Facts
    • Approved all 10 icebreaker games from newly published Mechanical Turk Hit, researched one image for each post and submitted to DUYP.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS.

Other Administrative Support:

  • Reworked on the Aneel’s tracking sheet so that it also calculates the performance for December 2013
  • Sent more mail messages via different list mailers.