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How an Automation Tool Company Hired A Full-Time Virtual Assistant for $1,200/mo

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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?

The client is a startup automation tool company that provides businesses with an online scheduling tool where people can book appointments and receive notifications for them. The same tool also generates actionable insights for their users through a dashboard that shows their app activity. Their goal is to help businesses cut costs by saving their time.

Who was hired and what was their role?

The startup needed a proactive individual who can be trusted with various virtual assistant (VA) roles, including admin tasks and customer support. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are also a must. We connected them to Melody Doromal.

As a VA, her responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling meetings
  • Finding vendors and service providers
  • Travel booking
  • Handling support tickets
  • Writing a playbook
  • Keeping track of internal team projects and tasks
  • Schedule monitoring and prioritizing of tasks (for the hirer)
  • Product research
  • Onboarding new team members

What is the salary of the individual they hired?

Marbielyn now works full-time in the client’s time zone for $1,200/month.

What was the candidate’s background prior to being hired?

Melody holds a bachelor’s degree in development communication, and bachelor of laws for her post-graduate. She has six years of experience as an executive assistant, including her work for a startup company. Her previous work has exposed her to various work tools such as Lead Quizzes, AppointmentCore, Asana, Chanty, Slack, Google Suite, AVSAudio and Video Editor, Wix, HubSpot, Facebook Ads Manager, Trello, and BaseCamp

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