How To Easily Provide Training For Your OFS – Practical Advice

The Philippines has a very particular and unique work culture — training. On the Job Training. More often than not, Filipinos expect to be trained on what the job is all about when they are hired. Whether they are new graduates or seasoned employees, there is an expectation for some training to be given so […]

Can VAs Meet With Clients? – Practical Advice

Filipino virtual assistants, or as we like to call them, Online Filipino Specialists, can do a variety of things; and they can do it well. Your OFS is your employee, and just like an in-house employee, your clients know that they represent you and your business. So, can OFSs meet with clients? Yes. Yes, they can.  […]

How to Handle Security and Manage Risk with OFS – Practical Advice

Is your data safe with your Online Filipino Specialist? Is managing risk easy when working with OFSs? The simple answer is: YES. Yes, your data is safe. Yes, risk management is easy. Why do I say this? I say this because Filipinos are honest, and they want to work — they want a job.  This is […]

My Solutions To Prevent Mindless Work – Practical Advice

I have dedicated the last six episodes to discovering the reason behind mindless work — why a task is being done mindlessly. This drive to know the whys and whats of mindless work stemmed from an embarrassing video my OFS uploaded. It wasn’t shared with the public yet, but the fact that it was uploaded […]

Solutions to Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly – Practical Advice

Over the last few episodes, I talked about the possible reasons why work is done mindlessly. An OFS doesn’t do mindless work most of the time because mindless work is not natural to Filipinos. Filipinos like doing their best in anything they do; they go above and beyond what’s expected of them. There will always […]

Podcast (Quiet Light)

Joe Valley and Mark Daoust co-host the Quiet Light Podcast. The podcast aims to help you learn the skills and methods needed to turn your online business into a powerful profit engine. Amidst Joe’s COVID quarantine, we were able to talk about the great stuff that happens when you outsource. Joe has just been recently […]

Family Culture: Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly – Practical Advice

I asked my OFSs why work is being done mindlessly, and I’ve discussed the most popular answers over the past few weeks.  This one also came up several times, and honestly, I was curious. One reason work is being done mindlessly is because of Filipino family culture. I learned that when Filipinos don’t feel that […]

Laziness : Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly – Practical Advice

It happens to almost all of us; sometimes, we just feel lazy and do work half-heartedly. If laziness is why your Online Filipino Specialist is working mindlessly, there could be something more behind it. I asked my OFSs why a task was done mindlessly, and laziness was one of the top reasons they gave me. […]