Determining an OFS’ English Skills – Practical Advice

It’s time for another practical outsourcing advice!

This is one of the many installments for this series of tips and advice where I share what I know about outsourcing, particularly, outsourcing to the Philippines.

Let’s talk about English skills.

Over the years, I’ve learned a lot from my OFSs. One of them is a trick on how to have an inkling of someone’s English skills with just one question.

Yes! One question. One simple question to determine what you can expect from a Filipino’s ability to communicate with you.

What’s the question? I’ll tell you the question and explain how it helps calculate an OFS’s mastery of the English language. 

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

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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