How Do I Know If My VA Is Actually Working Their Hours – Practical Advice

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I understand this question and why you’re concerned. You want your VA to be working their hours, especially if you’re paying them $20/hr or $30/hr. But if you’re paying someone $3.50/hr or even $5/hr, the difference is between your VA working 15 hours instead of 20 hours for that week doesn’t really matter that much. […]

After 9+ Years, My VA Visits! – Kiel’s Visit

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Outsourcing means having people work for you from across the globe. Most of the time, you see each other in video calls. It’s a rare opportunity to meet your VAs, and when you do, it’s more likely that you visited them in their home country. I recently had a rarer opportunity to have been visited […]

How To Live The Four Hour Work Week – Practical Advice

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It was in 2005 when I hired my first VA. But it was only in 2007 when I finally read the 4 hour work week. After reading it, I realized I had everything I needed to live that lifestyle. All I needed to do was make a couple of tweaks. Since then, I’ve been working […]

Tips for onboarding a new Filipino VA hire – Practical Advice

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There are some things that I do differently when I onboard a new virtual assistant. Things like: I don’t do trial periods. I hire people right away. My recruitment process is that good. I don’t do contracts. I don’t do time trackers. I understand why most people do it but I don’t.  We don’t have […]

Filipino Virtual Assistants Salary Guide


The last time we updated this salary guide was 2019. Now, we’ve updated it for 2021, to make it easier for you to find the right VA for your business. And we’ll be updating this guide yearly from now on. Compared to the 2019 salaries, the increase isn’t that much, even after taking inflation into […]

The Female Entrepreneur Hesitation to Hire – Practical Advice

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I’ve been told by someone who works with female entrepreneurs that a lot of them are hesitant to hire employees or outsource.  The great thing about women business owners in general is that they’re incredibly self reliant. They wear a lot of hats and take on a lot of responsibilities. They take on a lot […]

How Loyal Are Filipino Workers – Practical Advice

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I hired my first VA in 2005. That guy still works for me. In fact, most of my VAs have worked for me for years. And they’ve received other job offers with promises of higher salaries. I know about it. They’ve told me about it. I’ve seen other business owners actually try to poach my […]

What Kind of VA Should You Hire First?

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Most of the advice on the internet is garbage.  They say that if you love your work, you never have to work a day in your life. But if you’re a business owner, you can’t just do the things you love. I’m a programmer and I enjoy programming. But as a business owner, I knew […]

Can I Hire Sales People in the Philippines – Practical Advice

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I get asked this question a lot. The answer is yes but it’s not that easy.  Here in the US, when we hire sales people, we can just tell them, “Here, sell this product.”  In the Philippines, selling as a skill isn’t very common in the Philippines. If you want to hire a Filipino VA […]