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Rich LaPiana

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Location: Buffalo, United States

Member since: February 2013

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  • $350 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Mar 20, 2014

    Another perfect project delivered on time and on budget!

    Project Description:This project is for our Utility Programs Division, specifically our Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program (the same program you have been calling doctor offices for). This project will be slightly different than the doctor offices campaign you are currently doing...
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  • $500 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Feb 27, 2014

    Another great project!

    Project Description:Hi Rich, This project is for our Utility Programs Division, specifically our Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program in Southern Colorado. Our Utility Programs Division is a lot different than the Commercial & Industrial Division you have called on in the past...
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  • $44 USD
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    lenmorey

    Feb 20, 2014

    Completed quickly<br/>

    Project Description:I need someone to call phone numbers I provide and fill out a form. The questions have to do with real estate that the people may want to sell. Must have a pleasing phone voice. One or two questions will require you to think before you determine which question to ask next...
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  • $150 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Feb 20, 2014

    Excellent Freelancer! Thanks again!

    Project Description:Hi Rich, I have a short list of 21 plastics manufacturing facilities across the country I&#039;d like you to call to try to set up phone interviews. Are you able to take this on at this time?
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  • $20 / hr USD
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    chadcason [ Incomplete Report ]

    Feb 8, 2014

    The project is not completed according to the dispute<br/>

    Project Description:Lead generation for my insurance agency. We help seniors find the right Medicare supplement coverage. Thank you for your consideration.
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  • $22 / hr USD
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    splatdude [ Incomplete Report ]

    Feb 4, 2014

    The project is not completed according to the dispute<br/>

    Project Description:I am looking for an ongoing person to telemarket and find leads for my business. Depending on skill set, week and how our relationship evolves, I can pay you by the hour, by the number of verfiable &#039;real...
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  • $1500 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Nov 22, 2013

    Excellent Freelancer! Highly recommended.

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  • $500 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Oct 10, 2013

    Excellent Freelancer, highly recommended. He's becoming a great part of our team.

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  • $500 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Oct 9, 2013

    Another excellent campaign! Thank you! Great Freelancer.

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  • $500 USD
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    aframeglamour

    Sep 5, 2013

    Excellent record keeping/reporting and great job.

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  • $350 USD In Progress

    Hi Rich,This project is for our Utility Programs Division, specifically our PPL Electric Utilities E-Power Master-Metered Low-Income Apartment Program in Pennsylvania. SmartWatt runs PPL Electric Utilities’ E-Power Apartment Program in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. PPL Electric Utilities is the utility provider for this region. Through their E-Power Apartment Program, PPL Electric Utilities provides an incentive/discount to multi-family buildings for installing energy-efficient equipment. The eligible energy-efficient equipment for individual residential units and common areas includes:•Appliances•Electric hot water equipment•Electric heating and cooling equipment•Interior and exterior lighting upgrades•Lighting occupancy sensorsAs the contractor administering the program, SmartWatt must install the energy-efficiency upgrades in order for the multi-family building to receive incentives from PPL Electric Utilities. Through the program, SmartWatt will complete a free energy analysis, make recommendations on energy efficiency improvements, provide free tenant education on the upgrades to be installed and PPL Electric Utilities will provide an incentive covering a portion of the equipment and installation costs (up to 100% for select measures). Customers also have the opportunity to finance their remaining portion of the costs interest-free.In order to be eligible for this program, a multi-family building must be:•Master-metered (the building has only one electric meter and generally the tenants do not pay their own electric bill, it is included in rent)•For low-income individuals (i.e., HUD/Section 8 housing)•Non-profit (property manager/building owner is a not-for-profit company)This specific project is for a list of 50 multi-family properties that need to be called. A letter detailing the program was mailed in early April. The goal is to pre-qualify contacts (master-metered, low-income, non-profit) and then, if they qualify, set up a phone meeting with our program team in Scranton, PA. Our team will further pre-qualify the customer and schedule an on-site energy evaluation. You will also need to secure as many email addresses and contact first and last names as possible during these initial calls.I have a phone script for you to use and a spreadsheet for you to complete as calls are made and appointments are scheduled. All appointments will be scheduled for Friday. I will need an updated version of the spreadsheet provided to me by 4pm EST to check progress and complete scheduling with our team. PPL Electric Utilities has also asked that you sign a non-disclosure agreement, stating that you will not share any of the contact information given to you. I have attached it here for your reference. If you decide to do these callings, please sign and return the non-disclosure to me prior to calling.I would like you to begin calling on May 5th through May 22nd. I will provide you with the spreadsheet by May 1st.Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions. Budget: $350Estimated amount of work (at most): 30-40 hours

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  • $650 USD In Progress

    This project is for our Utility Programs Division, specifically our Black Hills Energy Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program in Southern Colorado.This specific project is for a list of 159 hospital/nursing home and restaurant prospects that need to be called in the Pueblo, CO area. A letter detailing the program was mailed to these contacts three weeks ago. The goal is to set up a phone appointment with our local Black Hills Energy team in Pueblo, CO who will then further pre-qualify the customer and schedule an on-site energy evaluation. You will also need to secure as many email addresses and contact first & last name as possible and update any incorrect contact information during these initial calls so we can update our database/follow-up with email outreach.I have a phone script for you to use and a spreadsheet for you to complete as calls are made and appointments are scheduled. All appointments will be scheduled for Friday. I will need an updated version of the spreadsheet submitted to me each Thursday by 4pm EST to check progress and complete scheduling with our team. I would like you to begin the phone calls on May 5th through May 30th.As a refresher, SmartWatt runs Black Hills Energy’s Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program. Black Hills Energy is the electric utility provider for this region. Through their Small & Medium Business Direct Install Program, Black Hills Energy will pay up to 60% of the costs for their small and medium-sized business customers to complete energy efficient lighting upgrades that save them money and energy. As the contractor administering the program, SmartWatt must install the lighting upgrades in order for the business to receive the 60% incentive offered by Black Hills Energy. Through the program, SmartWatt will complete a free energy evaluation of the business, make recommendations on energy efficiency improvements, install the recommended improvements that the customer agrees to and Black Hills Energy will provide an incentive covering up to 60% of the energy efficient equipment and installation costs. Customers also have the option to finance their remaining portion of the costs not covered by Black Hills Energy, interest-free for up to two years.Let me know if you are interested or have questions.

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  • $500 USD 6 days ago

    Hi We are starting a new bulk buying group for refrigeration companies and will be looking to see if you can get some people to sign up to this. What are your charges?

  • $500 USD 6 days ago

    Call to get jobs for repair of funeral equipment

  • $500 AUD 6 days ago

    Hi,I need an a freelancer who to take a 3 interviews each in Canada and Brazil, either Face-to-Face or via the phone. The interviews are about 10 -15 mins. Fluency in the native language is a must. Please get back if feasible. This is urgent project.Thanks

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  • $5350 CAD 6 days ago

    I am looking for collection agents to collect a debt in the amount of $9630.00 for me. You must speak English clearly. You must be persistent and relentless and ruthless if need be.Your job will be to call via telephone and email in order to collect the amount. You must be available to work during CST hours. If you are successful in collecting the amount owed, I will split it with you 50/50. So your pay if successful in collecting will be $4815.00Upon selection you will be given all the required contact information and so forth.

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  • $3333 USD 8 days ago

    Hello there,I am looking for 5 permanent employees for telemarketing job.We will provide you leads and IP phone and script you just need to generate some fresh leads from there who are interested to buy our product.You have to be good on English both listening and speaking.We will provide you training.Only Interested person can apply.

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  • $3333 USD 8 days ago

    Do you enjoy selling? Are you an expert at selling? We are well established leader in the photography market seeking a couple sales Jedi&quot;s to join our team. We are looking for the best to sell advertising space. Seeing that we are looking for the best, we will be paying the best. If you are tired of pushing (selling) products and services that don&quot;t have a strong need, and ready to secure your future. Reply to this post with:1. Brief overview of your sales background2. Top 3 attributes that make you the best at what you do.3. What was the last book you read?4. Tell us about your last sales job? (a) did you met your sales goals (b) how were you paid If there is other information that would be useful for us to know about you, please indicate that as well. You must be available for a quick phone interview, so also indicate the best number we can reach you at. We are looking forward to speaking with you!

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  • $500 USD 8 days ago

    We are a U.S based company looking to spend 100k per month USD on Auto Insurance Live Transfers.We are looking to pay per transfer as well as an hourly rate here on oDesk.What CENTERS / You need to have is:a) Your own Dialerb) Experience Agents and An Experienced Team in Insurancec) Operations Managers and Owner Contacts to Coordinate about quality of campaign.d) Your own data. (Or We can Provide Data to you)If you have these qualities and the right team. Apply Now

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  • $500 USD 8 days ago

    Hello,We are inviting proposals for providing Web Marketing services (NOT SEO/SEM) for a group of hotels, travel agencies and tour operator. Present a proposal with fully description of services. Please consider either local territory marketing than all over the world marketing We will share the full details with the shortlisted candidates, please share your qualification and portfolio with us.Eligibility CriteriaOnly experienced, skilled companies or freelancers will be consideredRegards

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  • $22 USD/hr 9 days ago

    The project is to contact financial advisors in the south Florida area and discuss with them the possibly to move their business to another organization. For instance, contact a Wells Fargo advisor and ask if he is interested in joining Merrill Lynch, or UBS, etc. The job entails spending most of your time on the phone with the availability to work from anywhere. Names and phone numbers will be provided via a excel spreadsheet through email.

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  • $500 USD 11 days ago

    Looking for a telemarketer to call from a provided list to set appointments for a sales rep who will be selling advertising in community publications.

  • $22 USD/hr 12 days ago

    Hi,I am looking for telemarketers who are from UK & U.S.A. The applicant should be fluent with English and should have prior experience in telemarketing. Interested candidates please mention your skype id and your availability online, for an interview on skype.

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  • $22 USD/hr 12 days ago

    FULL STAFF VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS FOR EMAILS PHONE ORDER MANAGEMENT MAGENTO ENTIRE TEAMHi,We need a full staff team to handle customer emails, order submissions with distributors, refunds, invoicing, email replies,phone support, everything. We need a team of at least 2-3 people working from 10 AM To 7 PM Eastern Time USA time.We need phone support with a USA number, in our office in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA with same area code.10$/hour45 hours per week per employee.

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  • $500 USD 12 days ago

    Seeking individual with experience in B to B telemarketing.Preferably person with background in selling online directory (or other types of advertising)Also seeking a &quot;self starting & hardworking&quot; person to hire/manage other telemarketers.Knowledge of online directory & various advertising sales experience preferred.Proposed Project: Communicate with business owners to determine if they are license,insured and offer a written guarantee..Regional, Statewide and National campaign.Other marketing knowledge a plus...

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  • $500 USD 13 days ago

    We are an Equestrian Web Design Company offering Branding, Web Design, eCommerce Solutions & App Design. We are looking for excited & motivated salesmen with web design background to sell our service. Please send us your résumé and proposal.

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  • $500 USD 13 days ago

    We are looking to fill positions across the United States. If you are heavily connected to restaurants this is the job for you. Even if you just know a few restaurant owners this is a great way to make some good money. Or maybe you are great at selling?What we provide for your restaurants is marketing and sales. The restaurants only pay a small percentage of each order that is ordered through our site. Your main goal in a nutshell is to recruit restaurants for our online ordering website. Please list your city and a few restaurants you think you can recruit while applying. You will receive $100 for each restaurant you recruit to sign up for our website.

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  • $5000 USD 22 days ago

    Outbound calls to specific vertical market companies with specific decision makers. To set up appointments for our staff to visit, We are an IT company based in Manhattan, NY.

  • $3333 USD 22 days ago

    Looking to host a big all ages party in NYC, USA. Looking for marketing experts to sell out this event.Numbers of tickets needing to be sold = 1000.

  • $22 AUD/hr 22 days ago

    We are building a home and would like support with contacting builders, contractors and product suppliers. Your role will be:1) Building lists of suppliers in a spreadsheet2) Working with a spreadsheet of building materials3) Contacting suppliers via skype and email for quotes on each one of the building materials4) Arranging prices of materials in the spreadsheet5) Daily and/or weekly video meetings with us to report on findings 6) You may also be required to support with project management and administrationYou will need excellent telephone and exceptional English skills for the telephone conversations. You will need excellent organisation skills. You will need to work Sydney, Australian hours (+10)Experience in the building and construction industry is a plus. The job will last 6 months with possible ongoing work.

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  • $55 USD/hr 22 days ago

    Project description:Play a pivotal role in growing IT Infrastructure services business for the company across North America. Establish a robust brand value for the company in the IT Infrastructure services world. Role:•New business development – acquisition of new logos, Identification of opportunities of growth and new business in the region across industries.•Achievement of sales quota, breakthrough sales with new logo addition, multi-year renewals, up-sell and cross-sell with healthy partner ecosystem. •Relationship Management - build and manage key customer relationships at Influencer/CXO levels.•Meet and beat revenue, order booking targets.•Work with inside sales team to create a strong pipeline of relevant prospects.•Collaborate and support Pre-sales / solutioning team to generate a winning proposal.•Understand customer technology infrastructure roadmaps and objectives, recommend optimal solutions in order to achieve those goals, and work with them to arrive at a suitable business case.•Present and publish proposals (proactive ones as well as responses to RFP/RFIs)

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  • $500 USD 22 days ago

    Call on B2B to set appointments for local online television network that cost $187 for annual membership.

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Experience

Inside Sales Account Executive

Mar 2002 - Feb 2012 (9 years)

Advanced Marketing Direct

As an Inside Sales Account Executive, responsible for driving new and existing customer sales of printing and mailing services over the telephone. Outbound calling, email, inbound inquiries, estimating, and coordinating projects from inital sale to production issues and mail drop.

Appointment Setter

Jan 2000 - Feb 2002 (2 years)

Marketing Support Services

Outbound call center outsource for varied services including appointment setting, lead generation, and market surveys. Lead man for all campaigns.

Telephone Fundraiser

Oct 1995 - Jan 2000 (4 years)

Niagara Frontier Advertising Associates

Raised money over the telephone for local police and fire departments. Company's top performer.

Inside Sales / Tele-Fundraising

Jul 1990 - Oct 1995 (5 years)

M.J.R. Dynamic Promotions

Over the telephone, sold print advertising in the Buffalo Bills Report (official publication of the Buffalo Bills football team) and advertising in the Buffalo State College sports programs (football & basketball). In addition, raised money via the telephone for the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association and Erie County Sherriff's department