I started outsourcing in 2005. I’ve done it all — hired through Elance, hired contract workers, hire per-project workers, hired people in India — but it just wasn’t working.
Not until I followed a good friend’s advice — outsource to the Philippines. It was the most liberating decision I made.
My first Filipino worker made me realize that I can duplicate myself. Everything I can teach him to do, he does. And this made me realize that I don’t have to do the boring stuff, I don’t have to do the tasks I don’t like doing. I can find someone to do it. And so can you.
I sat down and had a conversation with Simon Severino, CEO of the Elite Sprints and Coach to Elite Consultants. He created the Strategy Sprints®️ Method that doubles revenue in 90 days by getting owners out of the weeds. Strategy Sprints is a global team of certified Strategy Sprints®️ Coaches which has offered a customized strategy to help clients gain market share and work in weekly sprints which results in fast execution.
Simon is not new to outsourcing, but he wanted to know about my outsourcing journey. We talked about how I started outsourcing, my first hire, my recruiting process, and more. I share how OnlineJobs.ph came to be and share what I’ve learned working with Filipinos for 15 years. I talk about what to expect with my books, and how I’m hoping to help shift people’s mindset and realize they can hire the help they need with each book.
I hope you find some helpful insights that make you a little more ready to outsource.
When you finally start outsourcing, you’ll find that you don’t have to work a 60-hour workweek just to have a successful business. Steve is quickly on his way to cutting down his work hours to less than 20 hours with the team that he has. Meanwhile, Jill travels around the world while running her business.
You can also check out more tips with my new free ebook, OutsourcingLever. It’s out now! Also, if you want to know how I’m able to hire the right people almost every time, check out my 7-day challenge. I’ll walk you through my step-by-step process that allows me and my team to find the right Filipino VA.
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.
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.
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