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How an Online Auction Platform Hired A Full-Time Virtual Assistant for $1,700/mo

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?

The client is an online auction platform that helps individuals and organizations alike host fundraising events. They make creating, designing, and facilitating auctions easier through their user-friendly app.

Who was hired and what was their role?

The online auction platform needed an extra awesome individual who can organize, move in a fast-paced environment, and can catch grammatical errors. Being an online platform, they also needed someone who is technology-driven and can learn new things quickly. We were able to connect Racelle Manabat to them, and she now:

  • Provides strategic administrative and project management support for the executive.
  • Processes and manages e-mails and calendars.
  • Schedules meetings.
  • Drafts and manages correspondence and communications on behalf of the executive, as appropriate.
  • Sets up e-signature documents and ensures proper completion.
  • Initiates and complete orders and purchases.
  • Books travel and accommodations, and meticulously files expenses.
  • Plans and executes various team events and off-site activities.

What is the salary of the individual they hired?

Racelle now works full-time in the client’s time zone for $1,700/month.

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

Racelle has previously worked as an executive assistant for five years. Throughout her career, she has created playbooks, process maps, proposals, done schedule management, calendar management, email management and travel booking—just the right experience needed by her new work. She’s passionate about learning and constantly looks for ways to improve.


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