Monday, March 31, 2014

Work Update - Content 2.0 Management and Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 31, 2014
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: Medium






 



  • Received some Content 2.0 submissions on party games website over the past few days. Here is my take on each of them:
    • Received a short submission that I submitted as a comment under Kissing Stories about the Game of Spin the Bottle.
    • Received another story (Most embarrassing moment). Published it after little formatting and cleaning up. Since it did not surpass 300 word count, therefore merged into another page: Truth or Dare Stories about Girls Caught Naked Doing a Nude Dare  
    • Received another story that was also less than 300 words (Caught in an Embarrassing Dare), so I published that as well and merged into another page: Stories about Stripping Dares Outside
    • Another submission was too explicit to be published. Therefore, deleted it after moving it to the Adult Explicit Content folder in the Dropbox.  
    • Received another short submission which I submitted as a comment under Funniest Dare List .  Please have a review.
  • Here is recently published scary story: Ouija Board Scary Story – We Never Touched the Board Ever Since

Other Administrative Support:
  • Contacted both shortlisted candidates from onlinejobs.ph for an interview, but haven't received any response from them so far.
http://store.onlinejobs.ph/?aid=16835
  • Watched the video about Adsense click bombing, researched a lot on how to deactivate different Ads but couldn't find a better solution for it. The only possible suggestion is to remove sites from allowed sites list.
  • In one of the video where you asked me about split testing and interviewing candidates by myself and initially managing them only by me, I think I already have replied this question in one of the previous updates. I am okay with all your proposals and ready to manage them. 
  • Also watched other videos and made all advised changes, most of the videos were informative and did not require any action.
  • Sent more email messages via all list mailing accounts

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Work Update - An Overview of Time Spent on Hiring Process

Overview
Work Period: Mar 18 & 19, 2014
Hours Worked: 7:00 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $14.00*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.54 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium









http://store.onlinejobs.ph/?aid=16835
  • About How much time I used on researching, hiring and managing a full-time virtual assistant, I don't have an exact figure, but here is an overview of time spent on different tasks:
  1. Onlinejobs.ph candidate profile research: 5 hours
  2. Setting up communication and time spent on chatting: 5 hours
  3. Creation of different training manuals: 5 hours
  4. Daily communication, follow up and feedback etc: 5 hours

Party Game Website Update:
  • Approved 3 more scary games from Amazon Mechanical Turk, researched one Creative-Commons image for each game and submitted to party games website.

  • About the demographics analysis via Google Analytics for part games website, I have updated the coding changes and also verified the tracking code successfully. All demographics analysis will be available in 24 hours.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.
  • Here is recently published scary game: Three Scary Games for Your Next Sleepover

Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Illustrated 3 newly published bloglets with an image to each bloglet and also archived them for future use.  
  • Worked on the new BB2 conversion job, set up initial preparation for the task and will start converting pages to BB2 from tomorrow.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.

Other Administrative Support:

  • About another high priority video where you asked me to change Denise's personal email address used for State-of-the-art-mailer, she hasn't used her personal email address for this task. Initially she tried to set up an account with her personal email, but that did not work out. Then I created a new Gmail account (Since only Gmail accounts are acceptable when opening a new Sotam account) and passed her login details.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Work Update - eBook Administrative Support

Overview
Work Period: Mar 17, 2014
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










  • Added the Icebreaker game cover page into the Icebreaker games invitation.
  • Also created a customized thank you page for this invitation, please have a review of it.
  • Thanks for providing feedback about my Blogger updates, I have watched the video, made all said changes and published all pending work updates.
  • Also moved the Icebreaker games poll above the fold.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.
  • Here is recently published scary story: The New Year’s Eve Scandal - Hello Y2K
  • Received a short submission (Funniest Dare) which I published and merged into Funny Dare List - Read and Share Your Funniest Dares Here .  
  • Received another submission which was even shorter. Therefore I posted that as a comment under Funny Dare List - Read and Share Your Funniest Dares Here.  
  • Received one more submission (18+ Sexy sleepover - More guys than girls larger ratio=better), published that too after some formatting. Since this was also less than 300 words, therefore merged it into another page: Adult Sleepover Dares for Truth or Dare. 
  • Merged the short submission: Bloody Zombie Kill which you said in one of the high priority videos into another page: Scary Sleepover Games. Actually I already had this task in my to-do list. This game I posted on last Saturday but did not merged it then because I want to show it on the blog page as a separate blog post.
Other Administrative Support:
  • Watched the video that you recorded today and asked me to watch it on a higher priority than others. The video was mainly about Simpleology and Feedback about Denise trial period.
  • Regarding the images Denise has used on her blog post, neither of them are original and unique except the one with her laptop and pocket modem device.
  • Also as you said in the video, I have moved all correspondence regarding Denise's trial period to a Word document in the Future Blog Posts folder. 
  • Moved the email content about increasing comments width on content 2.0 columns to Future blog posts folder.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.

Work Update - Uploading of Full-time VA's Work Diary to Blogger

Overview
Work Period: Mar 13 & 14, 2014
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: Medium






 



  • I have uploaded most of the Denise's past work updates to Blogger. All posts are saved to drafts, please have a review and let me know about your feedback

Cooperation with Denise:
  • As you advised in one of the high priority video, I have cropped out all Denise's personal information such as full name or email address from all her work diary screenshots.
  • I have also removed the duplicate version of her first week's work update. I have also asked her to provide some screenshots or relevant images so that I can illustrate this post.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Here are recently published posts:
  • Bloody Zombie Kill
  • Hen House Ghost Legend
  •  Distributed more pages via RSS feed

Other Administrative Support:
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.
  • Archived all bloglets for future use. Thanks for letting me know about that.

Work Update - Adesnse Split Testing

Overview
Work Period: Mar 06 & 07, 2014
Hours Worked: 09:20 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $18.67*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.05 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium










Adsense Split testing:  
  • Watched the video about Adsense split testing and set up various split tests for top performing ad units. Please see Adsense Split testing.xlsx in the High priority folder for more details.

Party Games Website Update:

  • Here are recently published scary games:
    • Room 213 - The Scariest Story of My Life
    • How Will You Die 
  • Researched replacement videos for those pages that have broken videos on party games website. Although it was not easy to research a perfect match for each missing video, but I have tried to find out the best available video.
  • We can still use some of the researched video after minor changes to the content. I also found some new interesting videos that we can use on party games website. Please have a review of Dropbox\YT Video Research - Updated.xlsx.  
  • Approved two scary games from Amazon Mechanical Turk, researched one CreativeCommons image for each and submitted to party games website.
  • Since the submission rate of scary games HIT is very low therefore I have created another HIT for scary sleepover stories and published that as well. 
  • Approved 2 scary sleepover stories and submitted them to party games website along with one CreativeCommons image with each post.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Watched all feedback videos in the high priority folder and also listened to both Skype conversation recordings.

Work Update - List Mailing Project Performance for the Month of February 2014

Overview
Work Period: Mar 04 & 05, 2014
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: Easy










  • Here is list mailing project performance for the month of February 2013.
  • Here are some more reports:
  • Here is Aneel's performance for February 2014:
*All data analysis are also saved as List Building Performance Feb 2014.docx in the Dropbox.

*Aneel's performance for the month of February saved as Tracking_sheet_Aneel - FEB 2014.xlsx in the Dropbox.

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Illustrated the recently published bloglet with an image. Please have a review. Haven't archived it for future use. Please let me know if you want to use it in future.
  
  • Also illustrated the other bloglet (Using Skype or Emails to communicate with your assistant?). This one is also not archived for future use. 
  • Updated Ideal-Helper link popularity index, previous score was 31.8, updated score is 31.9
  •  Also updated Party games website popularity index, previous score was 39.3, updated score is 39.6.
  • About the what is outsourcing page where some of the text looked like a link, I have checked it from the page's source code that all these types of text were not linked to any pages, therefore I have fixed them all.
  • Watched the video and reviewed the next possible BB2 conversion project website. 
  • Watched the video about Adsense split test and also read the SBI! forum post about this topic. I also confirm that I have the access to the Adsense interface to split test different variations. However I haven't created any experiments so far. 
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.
Party Games Website Update:
  • Here is recently published icebreaker game: Fun Facts What You Need to Play
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.
  • Approved one more icebreaker game from Mechanical Turk. As you advised in one of the high priority videos I have stopped icebreaker games HITs as we already have a lot of icebreaker games. 
  • Now I have created a new HIT for scary games and asked for 10 new submissions.  

Work Update - Virtual Assistant Profiles Research via Onlinjobs.ph

Overview
Work Period: Mar 03, 2014
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










  • Researched more candidates from onlinejobs.ph, please review VA Profiles Updated.xlsx in the Dropbox. 
http://store.onlinejobs.ph/?aid=16835

Other Administrative Support:
  • Watched all feedback video saved into the high priority folder. Made necessary adjustments and published all pending work updates.
  • Created a backup of all Denise's documents from both his Dropbox and Google drive and saved into High Priority folder. Please see folder: Denise_Back_up in the High priority folder.
  • About the screenshots of my manual time which you were unable to locate in high priority folder, earlier I have removed the folder because I thought you already have reviewed that, but now I have restored the folder. Please see Manual Time Screenshots in the High priority folder.
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailing accounts.
  • Since new month has been started, therefore I have reworked both Aneel's tracking sheet and list mailing performance tracking sheet. I will send you complete overview of list mailing performance for the month of February 2014 in my next work update.

Party Games Website Update:
  • Received a user-submission on party games website, since the submission was less than 300 words, therefore merged the content into an already published submission. Please have a review.
  • Distributed more pages via RSS feed.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Work Update - Providing Administrative Support for eBook Creation

Overview
Work Period: Mar 11 & 12, 2014
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









  • Created an eBook cover-page for Icebreaker games eBook, also inserted the preface written by Denise into the eBook. Also added the copyright note at the end of the eBook. Please have a review of the folder 'Icebreaker Games eBook' in the High Priority folder.

Party Games Website Update: 
  • Approved another 3 scary sleepover stories and 5 scary party games, researched one Creativecommons images for each post and submitted to party games website. 
  • Here are recently published scary games and stories:

  • Footsteps and Monkey Hoots 

  • The Night Game – A Scary Sleepover Story

Full-time VA Cooperation:
  • Watched the long feedback video which you actually recorded for Denise, but also shared with me.
  • Also watched other videos that you saved in High priority folder and made necessary adjustments.
  • Moved all page URLs Denise has commented on to Linkbuilding Google spreadsheet
  • Since Denise was unable to create a new account with State-of-the-art-mailer, therefore I created an account for her and then sent all login information to her.
  • Also listened to all voice-mails that you actually sent to Denise, but I was also copied into the mails.

Ideal-Helper Website Update:
  • Thanks for providing comments with solution for ideal-helper content 2.0 pages, I have implemented your sent code and it looks fine now.