Friday, October 30, 2015

Work Update - WordPress Affiliate Tracking Tool Research

Work Period: Oct 29 & 30, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:10 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $32.03*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.56 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

WordPress Affiliate Link Tracking Tool
  • Researched some affiliate link tracking plugins for WordPress. WordPress has several plugins to track affiliate links, but here are some good ones:

Other Administrative Support:
  • Thanks for sending me the reply from SBI support team, I have prepared and sent you another draft for the reply.

  • Created and added an SBI to WP transfer service banner.

  •  Also replaced and linked from the homepage

  • Also fixed the broken callout boxes on the Start an online business page.

  • Replaced the main FBI auto-responder form with the Aweber form. Changed the code within the reusable block so that it will automatically take care of all occurrences. 
  • Also changed the breadcrumb navigation on the Sitesell virtual assistant page.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant Email List
  • Create a new list with the Aweber "Become A Virtual Assistant" and made the following changes to the list:
    • Created a new sign up form
    • Turned the existing thank you page into a new tier page with no follow and no index.
    • Moved and built all 10 followup emails within the AWeber interface.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Work Update - SBI to WordPress Conversion Sales Page

Work Period: Oct 27 & 28, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $31.50*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.50 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

SBI to WordPress Conversion Sales Page Update:
  • Watched the video that you recorded about the WordPress Transfer Sales page and made the following changes:
    • Created the Thank you page as you've asked 
    • Created an FBI form and added into the mentioned Thank you page.
    • Also set up the Thank you page for this FBI form.
    • Made all necessary changes you asked in the video within the list settings including adding a logo etc.
    • Changed the format of all WordPress conversion related pages (including thank you page and quotation request page) as per the new design.
    • Prepared the first email draft for the Aweber follow up series. Please review and make the necessary changes.
  • Also, tried and tested the whole process including signing up to the Aweber form and sending more conversion details using the FBI! form. Everything worked out well except a timing issue. Actually the first email I set up on the Aweber is the Followup #1 email which is considered as a welcome message and is automatically being sent to the subscriber immediately he confirms his subscription.

    So when I signed up to the Aweber list and directed to the Thank you page which has the FBI form (in which we asked more conversion details i.e number of pages to be converted etc.), I was in process to fill out that form and I already got the first Aweber email which has all the quotation and conversion information.

    As I mentioned earlier that this is the Followup #1 email,  therefore we cannot set a delay to this email. I think that FBI form is an extra effort here, we can ask the client this information withing the Aweber sign up form (on the sales page or we can just move the form to a new contact page). In that form, we can add more fields and this way there would be no need to use the FBI! form. I will suggest that you also follow the whole process and you'll experience all the glitches we have. I think a lot of thank you forms, confirmation, and welcome emails will bother the client a bit.
  • More changes made to the SBI to WP sales page:
    • Changed the Aweber from Sign up button
    • Customized and included the footer
  • In another video you've asked about the top navigation links on the conversion page, actually when I made this page, I was not sure if we'll have separate pages for this section so I just used jump tags to fill those links. Please let me know if you want to remove those or replaced them with other pages.
Other Administrative Support:
  • Reviewed and Updated different Trello cards.
  • Quickly watched some of the newly added high priority videos to check if something is super urgent and needs to be done on the highest priority. 
  • Copied all links from the Google commenting spreadsheet and put into Trello as following:
    • Linkbuilding
    • Ideal Helper
  • You've also asked to extract the information from Zoho projects to Trello, but unfortunately now I cannot access the Zoho project's Milestone. Can you please share the milestone again with me. Also created the Trello card for this.
  • Reviewed the SBI forum post about "Contact forms not responsive" and also prepared an email draft for that. I have also forwarded this email to the support team and also archived both Trello cards regarding this issue. 
  • Watched the work update feedback video and published both reviewed work updates. So all backlog of pending work updates is clear until now. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Work Update - Virtual Administrative and Content 2.0 Support

Work Period: Oct 20, 2015
Hours Worked: 5:50 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $18.38*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.04 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • As you've asked in one of the high priority videos to put the General feedback form on the top of the Header area, I have successfully put the form where you want that actually. Unfortunately, we cannot fill the form there. You can have a but you can write anything on the text field. 
  • In another high priority video, I was asked to provide my feedback on the question "Can I get the list of best & sincere Indian VA's" originally submitted by a visitor on IH. I have provided my feedback within the Trello card for this task.
  • As you've asked, I have prepared an email draft for a possible BB2 conversion. Please have a review of it and let me know if I should send this to the client.
  • Watched all other videos from the high priority folder and made Trello tasks for each of those.

Content 2.0 Administrative Support:
  • Received some C2 submissions on the party games site, here is my take on each of them:
    • Published a story submitted by Susan - A Joke Turn Into a Naked Dare. Also linked other stories submitted by Susan into the story.
    • Published another story submitted by Susan - Naked in hotel hallway - Part 2. Also created a Trello note for you to comment on this.
    • Here is another wedgie dare submission that I published - Swing Wedgie
    • A short comment submitted under the Little Evil Girls Getting in Trouble with Wedgies
    • Posted and merged a short submission into Truth or Dare Ideas
    • Posted 3 another short submission into the Funny Dares List - Read and Share Your Dare Ideas Here
  • Please note that although I have published all these stories, but they still need proofreading so I have added them into the Hannah's proofreading folder. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Work Update - SBI to WordPress Conversion Sales Page

Work Period: Oct 15 & 16, 2015
Hours Worked: 12:30 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $39.38*
                          (*Exclusive of $4.38 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

SBI to WP Conversion Sales Page
  • Watched the video about the sales page and made the following changes to it.
    • Hide the original banner, tagline and navbar etc and created another specific banner for this. 

    • Make this page as a new site within the Ideal-Helper site based on the example you provided. 
    • Created a new navigation menu and temporarily linked the text to jump tags within the page. We can also create more sub-pages based on this page and then link to other pages as well.  
    • Illustrated the page with Call-out boxes, images, font styles etc.
    • Added a testimonial box based on the feedback provided by the latest client.
    • Created an Aweber form and added into the page 
    • The Header was not responsive for mobile sites, so I found a solution and created a new header for mobile devices.
    • Also some links to mobile banners to show as the Nav-bar.
    • Please review and let me know if you need any changes. Some tasks are pending at your end, so I have updated the Trello card accordingly. 

Budgeting Spreadsheet Update:
  • As we discussed in the Skype call, I have updated the budgeting spreadsheet with two new sub-sheets. One is to track the performance of our hard products (eBooks) and other is to review and track our services (BB2 and WP conversion services). Please review and let me know if you need any further assistance. 
  • Also created tracker links to track Christmas Truth or Dare alternate banners with the help of Google link shortener service. I have added more details into the Trello card. 

Ideal Helper General Feedback Poll
  • Made necessary changes to the Ideal-Helper General Feedback poll and also improved its design by wrapping the form into a call-out box. Please review and validate the Trello card if nothing if it's okay to validate. 
  • Added the form into the following pages as you've asked.
  • Also found that some of the FBI forms (including this one) are still not responsive. Did you remember that a couple of months ago we escalated this issue to Sitesell support and they resolved the issue by putting a custom CSS code on the head section of the site, but I think the issue is not yet resolved completely. I have created a 'pending for review' Trello card for you, please review and advise. 

Other Administrative Support:
  • Also watched some other videos from the high priority folder and created Trello cards for each task. I have almost cleared the backlog of old videos and only a few videos are left which you have recorded recently. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Work Update - Uploading Tasks to Trello

Work Period: Oct 08 & 09, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $32.55*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.62 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Based on your video feedback, I have edited and changed the list of dares page invitation form. List of Dares Invitation Changes

  • In one of the work updates, you've asked me about the due date when you will pay for the domain purchase. Actually there is no need to pay for the domain name until Dec 31, 2016. Inmotion hosting comes with a free domain name or transfer for the first year. To view your upcoming payments, please go to Inmotionhosting AMP >>> Billing.
  • Watched many videos from the high priority folder and created new tasks for them.
  • Updated Budgeting spreadsheet with the Aweber YTD charges
  • Removed and banned many spam comments on the party games site.
  • Watched all work update feedback videos, made necessary changes  and published all reviewed work updates.
  • Removed SBI! banners from party game site's alternate ads and made them to show only Christmas Truth or Dare Banners.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Work Update - Adding Projects to Trello Project Management System

Work Period: Oct 06 & 07, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:00 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $31.50*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.50 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Trello Project Management System
  • Reviewed and tested both Asana and Trello Project Management Systems
  • Created a working mechanism for how to use Trello in order to use it as a PMS for us
  • Created Budgeting spreadsheet to track all three site's expenses and income
  • Added another sheet for generic outsourcing expenses into the budgeting spreadsheet.
  • Watched videos that you recorded to provide feedback for the Budgeting spreadsheet and made all advised changes
  • Future Blog Post - Taken different screenshots and put into the folder "Outsourcing Cover Letter" along with the actual job description - Future Blog Post - Outsourcing Cover letter
  • Updated Budgeting spreadsheet with the Paypal income you provided. Also updated the spreadsheet by putting all major expenses and income (e.g. SBI hosting cost YTD, Adsense Income YTD, and oDesk Outsourcing charges YTD)
  • Abi has submitted all pending transcriptions, so I have reviewed all of them and placed them into the folder to send Hannah. At the moment, I don't have enough files to send her.
  • Watched many high priority videos and created Trello tasks accordingly. Many of the videos were information related, about PPG and other SBI to WP transfer job and there was nothing really to work on, so I have removed those videos from the high priority folder after watching them.