How To Outsource in the Philippines? 5 Steps – Practical Advice

If you want to outsource successfully, you only need to do five things. It’s a process that has worked for me and thousands of business owners who have outsourced their business to the Philippines.

  1. Decide what you need. If you’re looking to outsource specific tasks or specific jobs, then a Filipino virtual assistant would be your best option. 
  2. Browse the resumes in Find out what’s out there. There you’ll see what skills and experience Filipino online workers have and the salary they would expect.
  3. Once you find the right person through, hire them. The great thing about us is the VA works directly for you, not for an agency. They don’t work for 5 or 10 other people, they work exclusively for YOU.
  4. Understand the culture of the Philippines. They’re Westernized but they also have some distinctly Asian traits you need to be aware of. This will help you with step 5. 
  5. Manage your Filipino VA well. You can avoid outsourcing headaches when you treat your VA well and you give them regular feedback. If you treat them well, they will keep working for you.

Trust me, it works. My first full-time VA is still with me and we’ve been working together since 2005. If you want something like that. If you want to hire the right VA the first time and learn how to manage them, check out the One VA Away challenge. I will show you my hiring process, step-by-step, so you never have to worry about failing to outsource ever again.

Or if you’re still on the fence and you want to know more about how outsourcing can help your business, check out my book Outsourcing Lever. This book is years in the making. Everything I know and I’ve learned about outsourcing is in there. So when you do start hiring a Filipino VA, you’re ready and primed for success.

You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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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.

Find John at and Facebook.

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