We found someone to help with the data!

Over the past couple of weeks we have been working with Odesk and looking for someone to help convert data from our vendors so we can get it in to our web shoppes more easily. We placed the ad and then waited. We had quite a few applicants for the job. Some from the U.S., some not. We looked over everyones past performance scores, evaluated their reference comments, took into consideration their knowledge of the task and narrowed down our selection.

Last week we sent our candidates a snipet of the spreadsheets that we receive from our vendors and a copy of the structure they need to fit it in when they make the conversions. We asked each candidate to evaluate and give us their best estimate of how long they thought each conversion would take, we have over 50, and how they would go about making that conversion. Since DJ is the techie in our office, he speaks that language.  – We have finally selected our candidate and will be providing them with their first set of records. If this goes well we will turn over more records to be converted. Lets cross our fingers!