Friday, February 28, 2014

Work Update - GAP Calculation for Party Games Website

Work Period: Feb 25- 28, 2014
Hours Worked: 7:50 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $15.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.72 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • From the low priority folder, I have watched all videos within 'Determining GAP for Party Games Website' and also read said SBI! Forum posts. Although now SBI! provides automatic GAP calculations, but I am unable to determine how SBI! is calculating these numbers. Because I have tried to implement their given method to calculate GAP, but my results are different from what SBI! provides. Also it differs a lot when you use data from Google analytics because there is a lot of different between SBI! and Google traffic stats.   

Administrative Support:
  • Received a user submission, formatted and published it. Since it was less than 300 words therefore merged into another page. Please have a review. 
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers.
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • Totally Wacky Sports
    • Bear, Ninja, Warrior
    • Never Have I Ever Met You
    • Colors of Life

Monday, February 24, 2014

Work Update - Mechanical Turk Administrative Support

Work Period: Feb 24, 2014
Hours Worked: 4:30 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $9.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $0.99 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

(A screenshot from today's work diary)
  • Approved 3 icebreaker games from Amazon Mechanical Turk, researched one created common image for each and submitted to party games website. 

Other Administrative Support:
  •  Uploaded all pending work updates from Google drive to Blogger.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts. 
  • Also set up and activated login ads, text ads and banner ads on all list mailing services where available. 

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here is recently published icebreaker game:   
    • A Nice Group Icebreaker Game We Played at School  

  •  Distributed more pages via RSS feed

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Denise's Work Update - 20th February 2014

Work Period: Feb 20, 2014
Hours Worked: 8:00  
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Writing eBook Preface: I finally finished writing the preface. I downloaded Ginger to proofread it so that’s why it took a little longer. But it’s done now and uploaded on Dropbox. (3 hours)
  • Editing Subscription: I started editing the subscriptions I received in my email from ‘Francis of Ideal-Helper’. I finished all the four subscriptions. (1 hour) 
  •  Editing Articles: I also edited the articles that were mentioned in the subscriptions. The first one I worked on was ‘What is Outsourcing?’ that was mentioned in the 2nd subscription, Why You Might Lose Out on Big Profits If You Don't Know about Practical Outsourcing. (1 hour and 30 minutes or so)
  •  Commenting on Articles: After so, I commented on two articles from Ideal Helper and Party games website. These comments were through Facebook. I don’t know if I did it right, to be honest. (53 minutes)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Denise's Daily Work Update - 19th February 2014

Work Period: Feb 19, 2014
Hours Worked: 6:00  
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • I went over the emails and responded to them accordingly. I still wasn’t able to log in to Hubstaff properly because of some slight problems so I decided to wait for Francis' main virtual assistant to go online so I can ask help with it. (30 minutes)
    • This is what I’ve experienced with Hubstaff:

  • So I worked on the Preface again. At first, what I ended up writing was like a foreword so I had to change it yet again. I researched some more and checked out a few samples -- which were a little hard to find because mostly those that showed up after my search were for fiction books. But those that I read served me well. Finished the second draft. (5 hours)
  • I did the task mentioned above on and off all throughout the day so there was a time when I stopped to chat with Francis' main VA. With his help, we fixed the problem with Hubstaff. It’s working fine now. (about 30 minutes or so)
  • After I wrote the preface, I had to rest since it wore me out. I decided not to push it and work for the remaining two hours the next day.

Work Update - Setting Up Twitter Payment Method for eBooks

Work Period: Feb 18 & 19, 2014
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

  • Researched an alternative for paywithatweet and moved all existing content to the new service. Here are updates pages with eBooks that I have switched to the new service

Free Wordtracker Review
by My Virtual Assistant

Wordtracker link builder research and reviews ebook  

Picture Editing with Picmonkey
A Free User Guide

Picmonkey Guide by my Virtual Assistant  

The Click Test
User Guide

quick surveyes with 'the click test' user guide  

Set Up Affiliate SBI! Banners

Set up affiliate SBI! banners eBook  

Cooperation with Full-time Virtual Assistant: 

  • I have created an account with Hubstaff time-tracking service, set up basic settings and invited Denise to our team.
  • Discussed Denise about Hubstaff and asked her to track her working time with Hubstaff instead of Timeproof.
  • I have also researched another free time-tracking and screen monitoring service (Screenshot Monitor) and that also looks very promising. I think we should also check this service out, split test both services and keep the better one amongst these two.
  • Although I have asked Denise to continuously track her time, but still her activity showing only 3 minutes working. This was very disappointing for me because as per my expectations Hubstaff should work fine for time tracking and screen monitoring. According to her she was unable to track time for our project so I have discussed this with her and showed her how to use Hubstaff time tracking software.
  • I have also added myself as a user on Hubstaff and have also started tracking time with their software, just to make sure that it works fine.

Software Developer Web Research:
  • Worked on Software developer research and collected some more results. The project is finished so please have a review of 'Software_Developers' in the high priority folder.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published icebreaker game: Unmentionables
  • Published a new HIT for 10 more icebreaker games via Amazon Mechanical Turk.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Denise's Daily Work Update - February 18th 2013

Work Period: Feb 18, 2014
Hours Worked: 10:00 (8 hours regular and 2 hours to make up for the past few days) Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • After a quick email to Sir Francis and his main assistant explaining about why I stopped the task and asking for further instructions, I checked out the latest audio file that I got from Sir Francis. It was only 2 and half minutes long. (15 minutes)
  • Preface Writing For Icebreaker Games E-book – Then, I decided to go over the Icebreaker games eBook to prepare again for the preface. I only have to get at least a gist of what it was about so I didn't read it all the way through. I just browsed here and there. Next, I searched online for tips and guides on how to write a great preface. I found some really good ones and took notes. After so, I started writing the first draft. For a few more hours, I alternated between these three tasks until I got a pretty good draft going on. The preface should be ready by Thursday – if not tomorrow. (4 hours)
  • I logged in to Gmail again and chatted with Francis' main VA about some tasks. First, he asked me to write a short document about my experience with TimeProof. Also, he told me to download and install Hubstaff and to familiarize myself with it. Then we chatted about Daily Updates and then said goodbye. (1 hour) 
  •  I checked out the Hubstaff website since I basically knew nothing about it or why a Hubstaff widget is showing up on my desktop screen. There was a Help center on the site with a lot of videos, though, so it was not hard to learn all about this application. Eventually, I got a good grasp of what it was about but I still have to talk to your main assistant again to learn what I should do – especially with regards to the projects that I should be included in and such. (2 hours)
  • I wrote my experience with TimeProof and uploaded in on Dropbox. (1 hour)
  • Then finally I called it a day and did some changes on my Google Docs drive so that my daily updates can be easily monitored. (1 hour and a half)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Work Updare - Monetization of Webpages with Adsense Ads

Work Period: Feb 17, 2014
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)
  • Monetized the Craigslist phone verification page. Inserted two Adsense ad blocks within the content. Please have a review and let me know if you need any further changes.
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support: 
  • Made all said adjustments to the newly published bloglet. I will also ask Denise if she allows us to use her DP for this blog post. Also there were no instructions in the related voice mail about archiving this bloglet for future use. Please advise if you want to archive it.
  •  Thanks for providing feedback for pending Blogger updates, I have made all advised changes and then published both work updates live.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.
  •  The amount of paid versions are tremendously highly which is quite surprising.
  • I have also researched an alternative of the service and will move all existing eBooks to that services tomorrow.
Party Games Website Update:
  • Removed the Ezine list of dare form from the BB1 right hand column and added Aweber signup form instead of that.

Full-Time Virtual Assistant Work Updates:
  • Moved the said email content from Denise into the Future Blog Posts folder, please have a review of Denise_Mouse_Cursor_Issue.docx 
  • Thanks for providing clarification audio regarding Site Info!, I have moved that into the instructions folder and also made necessary changes to the basic instructions for Denise. 
  • About another video regarding Site Info! where you asked me to download the Action Guide video about Site Info!, I already have added this video link into the instructions (SBI! Action Guide videos are accessible online to public e.g Day 4.

Denise's Daily Work Update - 17th February 2014

Work Period: Feb 17, 2014
Hours Worked: 8:00  
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Editing Subscription: I edited a total of 8 subscriptions for this day (Subscription # 3-10). That was all that I received in my email so far. Aside from that, I edited a couple of articles that were mentioned in them (from Subscription # 3 and 4).
  • Fixed the sheet which will have the links to all the subscriptions I’ve edited and the articles that were mentioned in them. I figured it would make things easier to track. I have uploaded the worksheet and all the details of my editing work to Google drive.
  • Commenting on Articles: I commented on two articles from Ideal-Helper and Party games website. I didn’t do it through Facebook this time so I think I did right. :)
  • In addition, I fixed the sheet that I’ve made for the comments, too. Please have a review of Google spreadsheet for comments tracking.
  • Then I allotted an hour in making the daily update so that I’ll never miss one again. :)

Work Update - Setting Up Instruction Manuals for Newly Hired Virtual Assistant

Work Period: Feb 13 & 14, 2014
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: Medium

  • I have prepared detailed instructions on Sotam tier page, collected all information from SBI! help and SiteInfo and put all together as Ms Word files. Converted all internal links in to text files as well and placed all files under one folder. Please have a review of  the folder "Sotam and Siteinfo" in the high priority folder
  • I have also gathered all traffic analysis data and put together into a sub-folder (Sotam Experiment Analysis) within the same folder, but I am not sure whether you will use this information within the same Sotam T3 page or it will be another tier or C2 page.
  • Although I have converted and saved all Site Info data into word files, but I still think that a short video explaining Site Info concept would really help Denise to work on this effectively.

    P.S: I haven't shared this folder with Denise yet. Waiting for a helpful video about Site Info!
  • Also watched and listened to a long video where you discuss many tasks that can be outsourced to Denise, I have added all tasks into my list and will discuss them all with Denise soon. 
  • Created an Excel-sheet to track time spent on external outsourcing Projects. Please have a review of Time_Tracking.xlsx in the Dropbox.
  • Transcribed your given notes about sending payment to Philippines assistant via PayPal and saved to Future blog post folder.
  • Moved the folder 2 - Niche Twittering into Denise low priority folder.
  • Watched two out of four videos that are saved into the folder: FT VA Training Preparation Videos. You asked me watch all videos and then move to Denise Drobox, but these videos are not addressed to Denise. In these videos you discussed some tasks that can be outsourced to Full-time VA and asked me to create instructions for most of the task. I already have created most of the instructions manuals, but some of them still pending. I have jotted down them into my to-do list and already have started working on them.
  • Also created another instruction manual on how to use Audacity. In fact the basic instructions was already created, but I updated them based on the your recent instructions. Please have a review of How_to_Use_Audacity.docx saved into the Dropbox.
  • Created basic instructions on how to write video description for YouTube videos (for party games website).
  • Created another instruction manual on how to create a video for Ideal-Helper topics just like we created and uploaded this one YouTube:
Party Game Website Update:
  • Received a new visitor submitted story, published it after formatting it. Since the story was less than 300 words therefore merged into another C2 page. Please have a review.
  • Received another short submission, published that after some quick formatting. This story also had less than 300 words therefore merged it into another page as well. 
  • Here are recently published icebreaker games:
    • Play MAFIA Card Game on Adult Parties 
    • Secrets Showdown

Other Administrative Support:
  • Cleaned up all viral-inbox sub-folders to get more storage for upcoming emails.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.