Do Brownouts happen often in the Philippines? – Practical Advice

Do brownouts happen often in the Philippines Feature

Brownouts are common in the Philippines. Well, it’s actually a blackout. The term “brownout” comes from the dimming of incandescent lighting when the voltage reduces.  Brownouts are unintentional or intentional drops in the amount of voltage an electrical grid puts out. This reduction in electrical power happens when there is increased use of electricity and […]

Hiring an OFS without making mistakes – Practical Advice

Hiring an OFS without making mistakes

The question isn’t if you should outsource; it’s how to do it. When I first started outsourcing, I outsourced through an agency. The agency provided the VA. They have a pool of people that they have vetted ready to work. After a week, the first VA they provided quit, saying that he didn’t know how […]

Letting Go of a Difficult Task – Practical Advice

Letting Go of a Difficult Task Feature

When you started your business, it was all on you. Every task, every little detail depended on you. When your business starts growing, you will need help. Whether you hire someone locally or outsource, you will have to let go of the tasks you are so used to doing. In life, letting go is never […]

The Philippines Holiday Calendar for 2022 – Practical Advice

Philippines holiday calendar 2022

Let’s talk about the Philippine Holidays.  Do you need to know this?  Yes! And we have updated our calendar, so the 2022 holiday calendar Philippines is here!   Knowing when the holidays are will help you understand when to offer your OFS paid time off.  Ready to start outsourcing? I am so confident that you’ll find […]

Giving personalized gifts to your OFS – Practical Advice

Giving personalized gifts to your OFS

Many of us have received and even given gifts to people in our lives. How about your OFSs? Have you thought about giving them gifts? If you’re one of those people who loves giving gifts, thinking of what to give your OFS can be nerve-wracking. Cash is always good, and it’s the easiest to give, but […]

Why Filipinos aren’t Entrepreneurial – Practical Advice

Why Filipinos aren't Entrepreneurial

The Philippines could theoretically be one of the best entrepreneurial countries globally. CEOWorld’s Entrepreneurship Index ranked the Philippines as the 18th most entrepreneurial country globally, just after Canada.  The Entrepreneurship Index grades the following factors that could determine the “best countries for entrepreneurship”: innovation competitiveness infrastructure labor skills access to capital openness to business Researchers […]

December 30th is a Regular Holiday: Rizal Day – Practical Advice

December 30th is a Regular Holiday - Rizal Day

Rizal Day is a regular national holiday in the Philippines, and it is celebrated annually on December 30th. Filipinos know this as ‘Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal‘. This day marks the anniversary of the execution of José Rizal on this day in 1896. So, who is this Rizal guy? Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado […]

OFS Hiring Advice for you – Practical Advice

736 Nows the time to send the 13th month bonus

Let me give you a crash course on how you can find the perfect Online Filipino Specialist for your business. In the video, I answer the top 4 questions about hiring an OFS. How do you find someone? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Browse the workers’ profile Post a job Interview  What do you look […]

Now’s the time to send the 13th Month Bonus – Practical Advice

736 Nows the time to send the 13th month bonus

What is the 13th-month pay? It is not a Christmas bonus. Simply put, it is an extra month’s pay that employers in the Philippines are obliged to give their employees. It’s as if there are 13 months in a year!  We’re not required by law to do it as foreign employers. But our hardworking Online […]