We are looking for a virtual assistant or a small team to help support our growing business. You MUST have the following skills; 1) Fluent written English 2) Excellent attention to detail and time management 3) PC with access to a fast and reliable online ISP 4) A happy, flexible, responsive and caring attitude to customers 5) Quick learner with a keen appetite for continuous learning 6) Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook It would be DESIRABLE (but not mandatory) if you also have; 1) Fluency in spoken English 2) Proficiency in other languages (written or spoken and to what degree) 3) A basic understanding of HTML, PHP, MySQL (training can be given) BASIC TASKS; 1) Administering projects for our clients on one of our web services (full training will be given) 2) Responding promptly to e-mails in a professional and courteous manner 3) General administration duties(diary, calendar and travel management together with some typing and basic spreadsheet skills) 4) Occasional internet research and marketing 5) A high degree of availability to be able to cover office hours in both USA and Europe 6) Possible (non-mandatory) Telephone support (only if very comfortable with spoken English) Please respond with the following details; 1)Respond fully to each of the items in this bid with full details of your ability and experience for each item 2)Full details of your education and work experience 3)Location 4)Hours that you would be available (use Greenwich UK time) 5)Suitable references 6)A bid for the first three months work based on 40 hours per month to provide us with a baseline for comparison purposes. We can flex the actual workload to suit you Hours and Pay Although availability needs to be high, actual hours worked can be very flexible. Our intention is to pay a minimum retainer each month and flex the pay according to actual work done. I WILL DELETE ALL SPAM/GENERIC ADVERTISING TYPE RESPONSES.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows? (depending on the nature? of the deliverables):
a)? For web sites or? other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software? installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
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Good morning. Thank you so much for responding to our request for a virtual assistant. We are sending this message to all applicants so please excuse me if it appears a little impersonal. We have had an extraordinary response to our application and we are in the process of selecting 5 people to take forward to the next stage. There are a couple of things that I would like to clarify with respect to the position; 1) We need you to confirm what hours you can be available between 0700 and 1900 UK time. If you cannot be available for at least six hours during this period it is unlikely that this post will work for you. (If you can be available during other hours please confirm this also) We do not expect you to work all this time but we need to understand your availability to be able to respond to e-mails and customer queries promptly. Do not worry too much if you cannot be available all the time, since we are hoping to eventually create a 24/7 coverage which will most probably involve at least two or even 3 people. 2) We need to know the minimum and maximum number of hours per week that you could commit to working with us. The actual hours worked can be very flexible as long as e-mails and queries can be dealt with promptly. We will provide training for all aspects of the job. Finally please make sure that you have carefully considered and posted your bid for the first three months work. We will of course pay you for any extra work, but by placing your bid you will be guaranteed a minimum fee for this project. Finally, and please forgive me for asking this again, if you have any extra experience that would be helpful for us please make sure that you mention it for example; Online Customer Services Sales/Marketing (particularly tele-sales) Fluency in languages other than English LAMP experience Do not worry if you do not have these, but it would be helpful for us to know. Kind regards Chris
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