I need two or more reliable and experienced data entry professionals for a 2-month project. The job entails searching the Web for coupon codes and filling out an Excel sheet with the details you find. Proper spelling and punctuation as well as capitalization is necessary when filling out the sheet. Each entry on the sheet has 8 fields---all of these can be filled by copy/pasting off the business' Web site or from a provided list. There are a total of 23,000 entries that need to be done in two months. I need to receive at least 400 to 500 entries everyday, 7 days a week. I'm willing to pay 220 for the whole batch. I will increase this to $300 if you do an exceptional job with the quality (proper capitalization and periods at the end of sentences), have minimal blanks, get at least 70% codes instead of links, get no client complaints from the end client, and deliver far ahead of schedule. In other words, if I don't have to hire an editor to check your work, you will get the $80 payment that would have gone to the editor. Payments can be made via odesk on the 5th of each month. If you start the project and do not complete it, payment will be counted at 1 cents per entry (blanks will not be counted). Please note: Dead links and expired or fake codes will not be tolerated at all and will result in immediate dismissal and withholding of payment since this will be considered intentional fraud. You will be given instructions on how to check for a valid code/link, so there should be absolutely no fake codes or bad links in your sheet.
Ability to type in clear English with proper capitalization, spelling, and punctuation
Ability to deliver 400--500 full entries everyday, 7 days a week
Ability to follow instructions and implement feedback immediately
This will work better for you if you have a team, since one person alone will find it very difficult to handle this daily load. If you do not have access to a team, contact me anyway; I might be able to pair you up with others who respond to this ad and can assign smaller loads to each of you. In this case, payment will be based on a per-entry system as noted above.
If you bid on this project, you need to be able to start immediately (i.e., as soon as the project is awarded, I will need deliveries to start from that day onward). Work on it has already begun because I have to keep up with the deadlines in the meantime, so the longer you wait, the lower the rate will get since it's based on the number of entries you'll be working on. I also need to work with someone who is responsive and available for quick questions about progress via yahoo messenger. Lastly, I've had some bids from people who believe they can do the project but turned out not to be able to figure it out in the end. I'd like to have bidders take a test without receiving any instructions from me. You'll receive guidance on how to tweak it to meet my needs when I assign the project to you. For now, I just want to know that you're capable of figuring out how to find coupon codes for online shops using Google without any hand holding. I'll give you a hint: We use retailmenot.com and tjoos.com to find codes and promotions/sales links should come directly from the merchant's website. If you can figure this out alone, then the rest of my instructions will be a piece of cake.
So here's an example of a merchant: Northline Express. Your test is to find me three unique unexpired coupon codes for this merchant. By unique, I mean no duplicates in the benefits given to users (two codes can't both give me a 10% discount on everything; they must give me different things). Your bid must include the results of this test for me to take you seriously.
Thank you all for your time.
Main Skill: Admin Support
Additional Skills: Data Entry, Research & Fact Checking, Word Processing
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