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How a Landscape Designing Firm Hired a Virtual Assistant for $900/ month

Learn how our clients utilize Shepherd to hire top overseas talent.
Success Stories is a regular series all about the talent our clients hire via Shepherd and how much they cost. New here? Shepherd is a headhunter agency that helps small businesses hire top overseas talent for 80% less than US equivalents.

Editor’s note: Some customers prefer not to be named, so we’ve purposefully removed their company name in this article. We’re their secret weapon. :-)

What does this client’s business do?

Helping homeowners rediscover the beauty of their outdoor spaces, our client designs and constructs cozy landscaping plans to create sustainable environments. They take pride in their hard work, customer service, and cultural influence to execute landscape designs with native plants and minimal resources. 

Who was hired and what was their role?

To increase efficiency, they wanted to add a new Virtual Assistant to their talent pool. At Shepherd, we recommended hiring Floricel.

As their new Virtual Assistant, Floricel works on the following:

  • Managing projects from quotation to completion
  • Monitoring new client leads
  • Taking phone calls
  • Maintaining the billing system and generating invoices

What is the salary of the individual they hired?

Floricel now works full-time in the client time zone for $900 per month.

What was the candidate’s background before being hired?

Floricel has five months of experience as a Virtual Assistant. She was in charge of managing day-to-day operations as well as social media content. Floricel was also a Customer Service Support Team Lead for three years, giving her supervisory and customer service experience. As described by her previous supervisors, Floricel is a fast learner, motivated, and results-oriented. 

Need to hire someone like this too?

When you need to hire an efficient Virtual Assistant to support your business, reach out to us at Shepherd.

We're a headhunter agency that helps small businesses hire top overseas talent for 80% less than US equivalents. We help companies find talent in various roles like customer support, virtual assistants, operations, project managers, creatives, development, accounting, and more!

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