Valentin Aldea | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 28, 2015

Valentin Aldea

Success comes to those who dare to begin.
  |   Bucuresti, Romania
  |  8:29 pm Local Time


I know that your time is precious and reading all I wrote will be a big time-consuming, that's why I've made a very time-friendly CONTENTS on Service Description so you will find faster what you are looking for.

With the space left to write in here, I will say a few things about me.

I'm a young, very self-motivated man. I've been doing personal development from age of 16 and I grew a lot since then. Now I am on a journey to become a millionaire in 2 years, started on 17th December 2014. I know what it takes and I am willing to pay the price in advance. I know that I have to work hard (my new work ethic: I work 12-15 hours a day for 6 days a week, having constant rewards), I know that I have to make a lot of sacrifices and I know that it's not going to be easy. I also know that I have to take care of my 4 bodies that we all have (Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual) and I also know that no matter what I do, there will always be ups and downs. This is life. And I am prepared.
Service Description

I. Communication
II. Availability
III. Deadlines
IV. Expertise
V. Integrity, Reputation and Feedbacks
VI. More about me

I. Communication

Communication is one of my best qualities. I have a phone with internet connection and when someone says something on Elance, I recive an e-mail (as I have the phone connected to the email that is also connected to Elance). At that point, I usually answer within 15 minutes, unless the message is between 1am-7am. So even if I'm not at my Laptop, I will always be able to answer messages, quickly, as I always have internet (Wi-fi or 3G) on my phone, no matter if I am at home or not.
Also, when I know that I have a client that I have on skype list, I keep my skype always open (on computer (auto-singin) and on phone non-stop) so when I receive a message I can answer quick and don't make my friend wait for me. I don't like to make people wait because I know how it feels.

II. Availability

- 8-10 hours - Monday to Friday

- 10-12 hours in weekends

III. Deadlines

I always like to beat my deadlines. After I accept the job and I got the instructions, I start as soon as possible, without procrastinating, since there begins a challenge for me - the challenge of beating the deadline by days.
But of course that doesn't mean I will do the work in a hurry and mess up everything. I will do the work as quick as it's possible, in a way that I can't make mistakes.
My record for a deadline is 5 days. I got a bonus of $50 that time and my client was very amazed and happy with my work. At that time he knew I will be a very important in his team.
I have received a lot of bonuses because of the quick delivery of the projects. I learned to think in hours (thank you Tawab!). For example, if someone gives us a task that it takes a few hours and the deadline is 3 days, we procrastinate because of the large deadline. In my case, if I have a 3 days deadline for a few hours project, I estimate better how many hours it takes and I schedule it as close to the present moment as possible. Get busy living or get busy dying.

Also, I have high internet connection so I can quickly download/upload files from the internet. This also allows me to work in a fast manner and it makes me confident and it rises my self esteem when I see progresses in a projects.
I rarely have issues with my internet provider. I would say once in 2-3 months.

IV. Expertise
I started my freelancer career in October 2012 and since then, I did a lot of projects, impressed a lot of clients and found my passions. I learned a lot over the years and understood a lot of things.

I am expert in:

- Data Entry in general

- Working with databases and ecommerce businesses.
In the last years, this is something I did a lot and I earned enough experience to handle any situation. I worked with more than 80.000 products in my career, with many eCommerce platforms (such as Magento, Volusion, CoreCommerce, BigCommerce, Shopify, OpenCart, ZenCart) and I never dissapointed my clients.
- Data Extraction (PDFs, websites, scanned documents, Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

- Data Cleaning (In softwares, websites, files and anywhere as long as it doesn't involve high skills of design or codding)

- Data Mining (In websites, documents, softwares and preatty much everywhere)

- Data Downloading/Uploading ( I have high internet connection, 750 HDD and also internet with Wi-Fi in case it require work on mobile phone)

- Wordpress ( I had a blog, last year, for about 6 months, was one of my attemts to make money online. I failed, I haven't made a penny in 6 months but I learned a lot in Wordpress and I also worked many times with WooCommerce, an eCommerce platform that works with Wordpress. I also worked with a client, that over a period of 6 months, I recreated for him 30 blogs, hosted on Wrodpress, they were empty. All 30 websites were once full of content but they died and so the client bought the rights for them and hired me to recreate all of them, using (a website which is basically the Internet archive). Recreating a website took between 3 hours to 12 hours, depending on how complex it was. I literally checked tens of thouseds of links, because the websites were old, usually from 2004, most links didn't work and I had to check them and if they didn't work, I had to remove them from the posts.)

I have experience with:
- Resarches (websites, Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Access
- Costumer Service
- Email Handling
- Google Docs
- Google Hangout
- PDF to Word/Excel
+ Basic Photoshop, CSS and Video Editing Skills

V. Integrity, Reputation and Feedbacks

I care a lot about delivering outstanding results and having a strong integrity, this is how, after 2 years as a freelancer, I've made the reputation of: 76 feedbacks of perfect 5 stars, one feedback of 4.9 and one of 4.3, and I've earned the right to be in the top 200 best freelancers on Admin Support. I tried to maintain my reputation impecable, of only 5 stars feedbacks, but after a year and a half of activity, the inevitable happend and I received a lower than 5 stars feedback. However, both clients that gave me under 5 stars apologiesed to me after I asked why they have made that decision (I wanted to know so I can improve my services even better). They didn't have a clear reason and they admited that I worked and delivered the project as promised, but they didn't know that I care so much about my feedbacks. Both clients tried to correct the feedbacks, but once sent, the feedback can't be changed. However, if they decided that I don't deserve 5 stars as feedback, they probably had a reason (which I still don't know).

I have an obsession with receiving 5 stars only as feedback. I want my entire career as a freelancer to be 5 stars only (or at least 99% of feedbacks to be 5 stars). That's one of the reasons I work hard. How else I can make a good first impression if not the feedback (and the proposal). It's easy for someone to say "I am the best, take me to work for you" or "I can to that with my high skills", but would you trust him or her if the feedbacks shows only bad signs? Probably not. A good reputation is the key, and to have a good reputation you have to earn it, working hard and showing respect for everybody.

I will never apply or accept a job that I know I'm not able to complete or that it could end up dissapointing the client and myself. I just prefer to work what I know it's for me. I enjoy every hour, every minute, every second of my work - and that's one of the secrets of success: doing what you love.

"Real success is finding your life work in the work that you love."
- David McCullough

Here are some feedbacks from my past clients:

“Understood the job correctly, priced accordingly and worked very hard. I will be using this freelancer again for any other data entry / admin work. Thanks again!”
— co*****2

“Excellent guy to work with. Great attention to detail, hard working, and doesn't need to be micro-managed. A+!”
— li********h

“Excellent provider. Speaks well, responsive & VERY PROFESSIONAL! Takes his time to make sure you are 100% satisfied. Would be happy to hire this provider again and again! ”
— Lo*******4

“A very hard-worker that goes the extra step to make sure the job is completed exactly as requested. Would definitely work with him again.”
— Ha***g

“Very good work as always and picked up mistakes I did not even ask for. Completed the task on time and I would definitely use again in the future. ”
— Te******e

“Very professional and a great communicator! I would hire him again in a heartbeat!”
— pt***n

VI. More about me

If you would like to know more about me, please let me know. I have no more space to write here
High School Petru Rares Bucharest
Graduate High School
2010 - 2014
Payment Terms
*For hourly rate, I accept $5/h only if the work is very easy or repetitive.
Valentin Aldea | Elance

Valentin Aldea