Can you recommend someone for me? – Practical Advice

The short, simple answer is no. Why? Because once we find a great OFS, we keep them. We hire someone good and train this person for our businesses. We didn’t go through all that work to recommend that OFS to someone else.  Do you know who gives recommends people to us? Our OFSs. Yes. When […]

Hiring an OFS without making mistakes – Practical Advice

The question isn’t if you should outsource; it’s how to do it. When I first started outsourcing, I outsourced through an agency. The agency provided the VA. They have a pool of people that they have vetted ready to work. After a week, the first VA they provided quit, saying that he didn’t know how […]

Letting Go of a Difficult Task – Practical Advice

When you started your business, it was all on you. Every task, every little detail depended on you. When your business starts growing, you will need help. Whether you hire someone locally or outsource, you will have to let go of the tasks you are so used to doing. In life, letting go is never […]

The Philippines Holiday Calendar for 2022 – Practical Advice

Let’s talk about the Philippine Holidays.  Do you need to know this?  Yes! And we have updated our calendar, so the 2022 holiday calendar Philippines is here!   Knowing when the holidays are will help you understand when to offer your OFS paid time off.  Ready to start outsourcing? I am so confident that you’ll find […]

Giving personalized gifts to your OFS – Practical Advice

Many of us have received and even given gifts to people in our lives. How about your OFSs? Have you thought about giving them gifts? If you’re one of those people who loves giving gifts, thinking of what to give your OFS can be nerve-wracking. Cash is always good, and it’s the easiest to give, but […]

Why Filipinos aren’t Entrepreneurial – Practical Advice

The Philippines could theoretically be one of the best entrepreneurial countries globally. CEOWorld’s Entrepreneurship Index ranked the Philippines as the 18th most entrepreneurial country globally, just after Canada.  The Entrepreneurship Index grades the following factors that could determine the “best countries for entrepreneurship”: innovation competitiveness infrastructure labor skills access to capital openness to business Researchers […]

OFS Hiring Advice for you – Practical Advice

Let me give you a crash course on how you can find the perfect Online Filipino Specialist for your business. In the video, I answer the top 4 questions about hiring an OFS. How do you find someone? It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Browse the workers’ profile Post a job Interview  What do you look […]

What Kind of VA should I Hire First – Practical Advice

Who do you hire first? The most common advice you’ll hear is hiring someone to do the tasks you don’t know how to do. You can do that. But in my years of outsourcing, I found that the first task you should outsource is the task that you know how to do. Find someone to […]

How to Handle Taxes with VAs – Practical Advice

Tax compliance when outsourcing is something I know that people worry about. I tell you exactly why you need them in this video. So let’s get into it.  I’ve been outsourcing since 2005 and I can tell you, handling taxes when outsourcing is really easy.  But I have to give you this disclaimer before we continue. I […]

How Expensive is a VA? – Practical Advice

If you’re new to outsourcing, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s talk about money. How much does an Online Filipino Specialist’s service really cost? I’ve had a lot of people tell me that outsourcing is expensive. Outsourcing to them means going through a headhunter or an agency and hiring someone through them. If this […]