In one of my previous episodes, I talked about having an Online Filipino Specialist (OFS) who’s still a student and how I said that if you could help it, it would be better to choose someone who’s done with school.
“Someone who’s in college will always prioritize their education first.” This was what I said because, at that time, I just wasn’t prepared for it. I hadn’t been able to study the situation and think of solutions to make it work.
Brett did. He sent me an interesting response about that episode and shared that his OFS is a student and that he can’t imagine managing his business without his student OFS.
Brett said that the way you assign tasks to your OFS is the key to success — and this also goes for non-student OFSs.
Their working relationship works so well because:
- He gives her plenty of time to finish a task, and
- He provides feedback, and they communicate often.
The key to their success is flexibility and communication.
Not everyone’s business can accommodate flexibility, but Brett’s take on outsourcing is fresh — it works for him.
The bottom line is that you should know what works for you. You might not find the right recipe for success immediately, but that doesn’t mean you should give up.
I have many tips for your outsourcing needs. This practical advice is just one of many we have on our blog. Head on to our outsourcing education page to catch the whole series.
Outsourcing is easy, and it has been an excellent help for millions of business owners. If you want to outsource and make sure that you’ll find your very own Online Filipino Specialist, follow my process! Head on to OneVAAway.com to get started.
You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.
About John Jonas
John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.
Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).
With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.
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