OFS stands for Online Filipino Specialist. An OFS is a Filipino virtual assistant.
People believe that Virtual Assistants can only do mundane tasks; they aren’t really skilled and need step-by-step instructions for specific tasks. This is not true for Virtual Filipino workers; they are so much more than that.
Filipino workers are in a league of their own. That’s why I don’t particularly appreciate calling them VAs.
When you hire a Filipino online worker, you hire an independent thinker who reads between the lines and finds ways to get something done correctly even if the instructions aren’t complete. This is what an OFS is. They are also someone who specializes in a skill you need — social media marketing, website design, customer service — whatever you need, there’s sure to be an OFS who can take care of it.
One of the reasons why Filipinos are the go-to when outsourcing is because people in the Philippines are honest, loyal, hardworking, and speak English. These traits are innate to Filipinos, and these make them great workers.
Watch the video; I explain better when talking.
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. You can also check out reviews from entrepreneurs who already made the jump and have OFSs of their own.
I also have a new book that I am giving away for free, The Outsourcing Lever. It’s about how I have done outsourcing over the years.
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.
Find John at JohnJonas.com and Facebook.
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Jemel Malanes says
Can I use OFS as my headline in my LinkedIn account?
Jessica Marie says
Thank you for your comment. Yes you may do that, as long as you explain to your OFS the reason behind it so that they are aware of the reason too