Podcast (NxtStep)

Podcast Link: https://nxtstep.io/virtual-workers-and-the-benefits-of-hiring-online-with-onlinejobs-phs-john-jonas/ After a few misses, I was ready to give up on outsourcing. I wanted to stop trying because it was not working. It was just too painful. In 2004, I was fresh out of college, bright-eyed, and excited for the online business that I was starting. I thought everything would be easy; everything would be automated. I thought I would work only a few hours a day. Boy, was I wrong. I worked 60 hours a week, and I knew I needed help. I hired one person after another, but all of them just quit after finding out what kind of business I was doing because they thought they’d do it themselves and start a business of their own. I then started to do outsourcing — I’ve hired through Elance, hired contract workers, hired per-project workers, hired people from India — but it just wasn’t working.  Things started to pick up when I followed a friend’s advice to outsource to the Philippines. I saw hope. But I encountered another problem. I was hiring through an agency then, and two people had already quit on me in a span of two weeks! But those two weeks were great! Work was done, and I got a taste of what it would be like if you had someone good working with you. I wanted to do the interview myself because I wanted to know who to hire. I wanted to be the one to gauge their skills and personality. But I wasn’t allowed. So, I thought, why don’t I be the one to start it?  There’s more to this story. This story is about how I was able to make a business out of something that is meant to solve my problem.  Sean Boyce and I talked about achieving success in a product by solving your own problem. I’m sure you’ll find some helpful insights that will make you a little more ready to outsource. If you’re wondering why OnlineJobs.ph is the top choice for outsourcing, and why Filipinos make the best VAs, let James Dooley and Paul Lipsky give you the answer.  Check out Onlinejobs.ph for yourself. Sign up for an account today and experience what hassle-free outsourcing is really like. We have almost two million jobseeker profiles and growing! Wanna know how other business owners use Onlinejobs.ph successfully? Check out and learn how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants as well.
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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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  1. Marilou Gonzalez says

    Thank you for creating “OnlineJobs.ph, the website that help thousands of Filipino jobseekers find jobs, I hope and pray I’ll be one of them soon.

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