Should I Pay Hourly or Salary? – 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.

One of the most asked questions in outsourcing is: “Do I pay my OFS (Online Filipino Specialist) hourly, or should I pay a monthly salary?”

Paying someone hourly is simpler, and honestly, it’s the more obvious choice. But paying someone hourly shows that you’re not really committing to anything — you’re not committing to your worker, and you’re not committing to growing your business.

Giving your OFS a monthly salary is a commitment. Your commitment to yourself, your business, and the person you’re hiring.

I dive more into this and hopefully get you looking into this through my perspective. 

This practical advice is just one of many we have in our blog. Head on to our outsourcing education page to catch the whole series. 

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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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