Good Odesk Cover Letter Sample

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.”

– W. Clement Stone

oDesk cover letters that work

When I started freelancing on oDesk I sucked. My job applications and cover letters were horrible. I’d never had a to sell a service to anyone and my inexperience bled into each proposal. It took me a couple of months and a lot of reading before I was able to consistently sell my work. At one point I went through over 25 job applications before someone finally hired me. Since then I’ve worked on improving my sales techniques in order to land more clients. Now I get almost all of the jobs that I apply for.

Today I wanted to take a few minutes to explain, and showcase, some oDesk cover letters that work. While I’m not going to get into all the gruesome details, the advice that I am going to share will help increase most people’s sales. Additionally, everything that I recommend is easy to do.

Meet the client’s tone:

A customer looking for someone to write legal documents for his paper company isn’t going to want content with the same tone as someone who needs blog posts about the video games. As such, you should change-up your energy level when pitching a job. Below I’ve included my pitch for a job I got that involved writing about gaming trends.

Even though the message is corny and high-strung, it got me hired. The client wanted someone to write entertaining and opinionated posts. These audience was teenagers and guys in their 20’s. They want jokes and excitement. Anyone who grew up in the golden age of video game journalism will fondly remember gaming magazines for being corny and high-strung. They were filled with jokes and silly humor.

On the flip side, when you have a serious client don’t try pulling cocky or goofy humor. It’s better off to be professional and polite. Software, business, and politics aren’t places where jokes are appreciated.

Tell the client what you can offer them:

The biggest mistake that most people make is being self-centered. In order to make sales you have to sell the client on why you can offer them more than anyone else. If you can get that down you’ll start getting work.

Writing about appliances like juicers, blenders, toasters, and refrigerators is a pretty common oDesk job. These tasks get dozens of applicants who all want the contract. Some of them are even willing to write for less than a penny a word. The job that this image was taken from was paying anywhere between three and nine dollars an article. The average bid was something like $4.50. I set my rate at nine, filled out the application, and was hired immediately. I sold the customer on an investment, not a job. By hiring me he was going to get nothing but the best quality service.

Conclusion:

While I think that my advice will help, its important to study and practice sales on your own too. What works for me might not always work for you. In addition to practice, I’d recommend reading a couple of books that have really helped me to become a better salesman. I recently read It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be which I highly recommend. Also, Writing Philosophy made it a lot easier for me to understand how I could be more persuasive.

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Latest oDESK Cover Letter Samples With Tips & Tricks

Employers typically won't even consider a candidate who doesn't appear to be qualified at first glance. That first glance at your cover letter is your one opportunity to make a good impression and make it to the next round. In order to pass that first round of screening, you must specifically address the job ad and state why you are qualified for the position. Here are some samples of cover letter for your help. 

Sample-01# SEO

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing in response to your advertisement for a “Name of the post”. After carefully reviewing the experience requirements of the job description, I feel that I am suitable for the job. I am highly interested to work for you for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) of your website. So that, it gets Google HIGHER PAGE RANK and better Search Engine Ranking Position (SERP); that will ultimately drive traffic to your website. I look forward to Hiring from you soon. I am available in Skype.

Best Regards,

Your Name

Sample-02# Data Entry

Dear Hiring Manager,
After carefully reviewing the experience requirements of the job description, I feel that I am a suitable match for the job. I’m a professional data entry specialist with 3 years experience. And I’m very interested in your job. I would like to offer my services to you for this project. I believe my skills would be ideal for your project.
My working experience covers a verity of Data Entry area such as: Data entry, Typing, Microsoft-Excel, Data Analysis etc. I am available in Skype.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for considering my cover letter.
Regards,
Your Name

Sample-03# Data Entry

Dear Hiring Manager,

I would like to apply as a data entry specialist in your job post. I take direction well and can complete a heavy workload in time under minimal supervision. I’m honest & trustworthy, dependable & fast learner. I am able to give you more than 15+ hours for this job.

I am looking forward to discussing with you about this job post. Please feel free to contact me throughSkype.

Regards,

Your Name.

Sample-04# Content Writing

Dear Hiring Manager,

Your job post has caught my attention because I'm a technical writing addict and I’m considering your job for me with these required capabilities. I have already written some technical articles and I can provide you samples. I believe my capabilities would be perfect for your project.

Moving forward, I can dedicate 15 hours/week to your company, and my daily hours are negotiable. I’m very excited to assist you in making your blog successful. Please feel free to contact me throughSkype.
Sincerely,

Your Name.

Sample-05# Web Research

Dear Hiring Manager,

I have excellent experience in web research, phone research, list building, message retrieving/submission, and mailings. I may be new to odesk.com but I would be an ideal virtual assistant to accomplish your requirements. I am there with uninterrupted Internet connection. Please try me; I will be a versatile candidate on long term basis. I look forward to Hiring from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your Name.

Sample-06# Search Engine Optimization

Dear Hiring Manager,

The best way to increase your website presence on first page of Google, Bing, and Yahoo engine’s first page is to optimize it with specific keywords. I have proven results of such type of achievements for various websites. I will create following types of back links for the purpose:

1. Profile backlinks

2. Forum backinks

3. Social bookmarking

4. Blog comments on related blogs

5. Directory submission

If you have any query please let me know, I will be happy to serve you. Please feel free to contact me through Skype.

Regards,

Your Name.

 

Sample-07# E-commerce

Dear Hiring Manager,

I have excellent English skills and proficiency in E-commerce site navigation. I hope I would be the right candidate for the current position with you. Awaiting an affirmative response from your end. Please feel free to contact me through Skype.

Regards,

Your Name 

Sample-08# Article Writing

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am a freelance writer and I know the power of words, especially when it comes to writing SEO articles. I can produce 6 quality articles in a day and I can assure you that they will be original, unique and will pass copyscape.

Moving forward, I can dedicate 20 hours/week to your company, and my daily hours are negotiable. I’m very excited to assist you in making your blog successful. Please feel free to contact me through Skype.

Sincerely,

Your Name.

Sample-09# Search Engine Optimization

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am familiar with both on-page and off-page SEO techniques. With off-page, I can generate links from blog comments, forum posting, Social Bookmarking, Directory submission etc; & with on-page, I know how to optimize the tags to make your site SEO-friendly.

I can dedicate 20 hours/week to your company, and my daily hours are negotiable. Please feel free to contact me through Skype. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Regards,

Your Name. 

Sample-10# Web & SEO Analyzer  

Dear Hiring Manager,

I have checked everything on your post and i'm appetent to let you know that i've expertness and commercial experience in this category with excellent feedback .I've been professionally engaged as web & SEO analyzer, web developing, web content writer.

Looking forward to get started ASAP

Thanks

Your Name. 

Sample-11# Graphic Designer

Dear Hiring Manager,

I'm a professional graphics designer. I have 3 Years experience in graphics design. I have excellent experience in logo and banner design. I can create high quality design in a short time. I have confident that I will do your work very well. I hope you would like my work and you will give me a good feedback which is very important for my future carrier in odesk. Here I attached some of my logo and banner design projects. Hope you would like these.

I'm available in Skype. I can dedicate 20 hours/week to your company, and my daily hours are negotiable.

Regards

Your Name 

Sample-12# Virtual Personal Assistant

Dear Hiring Manager,

Good day! You job post caught my attention and I truly feel that I am the perfect match for the job. I am an experienced virtual personal assistant and I can offer my great skills for your virtual assistance needs.

I can handle every Virtual Assistant task that can be thrown at my way like manage schedules, handle emails, organize necessities, do research, or follow up appointments at the very least. I can also handle other tasks like data entry, write articles, submit write-ups to online directories etc. Moving forward, I can dedicate 15-20 hours per week for your job and my daily hours are negotiable. Please feel free to contact me through Skype if you are interested. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

Regards,

Your Name.

# TIPS & TRICKS #

  1. Never Provide Email ID / Skype ID or any other Contact Info in Your Cover Letter (This is Against oDesk Policy)
  2. Make sure that each cover letter you send on oDesk is personalize and specific, to each job, that you are applying for.
  3. Never copy and paste your cover letters contents.
  4. Keep your cover letter short in length; only core message should have to deliver.
  5. Every single line in your oDesk cover letter should be written in a way, which will provide the employer an incentive to hire you.
  6. Show a high level of enthusiasm that you are accessible, prepared, and ready to start working with them.
  7. Avoid boring them to death with an essay; this will turn them off, from hiring you.

Wish You All The Success At oDesk… …


Thanks.

Suraya


oDesk Cover Letter Samples- 1 Data Entry

Hi

I’ve Data Entry Skill With Excellent Typing Speed.You Can Select me for Quality and Cheap Cost.

Thanks and Regards.

 oDesk Cover Letter Samples-2 Data Entry

Dear Sir,

I’m interested in this job.All of your terms and conditions.I’m confident to perfect delivery about this project.

 oDesk Cover Letter Samples-3 Data Entry

Hi

I’m interested to perform this job.You can select me for a good result.

Thanks and regards.

 oDesk Cover Letter Samples-4 seo

Would you like quality link build for your site,like pr3,4,5&more?I’m ready to done your job with your satisfaction.

Thanks,

 oDesk Cover Letter Samples-5seo

Hello Sir,

I’m SEO Expert. I’ve 4+ years of experience in SEO/Sem/Link building/Traffic generation/Top ranking on Google.

Thanks,

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