Pay Your Newly Hired OFS Weekly – Practical Advice

If you’re looking to hire someone in the Philippines, they may be worried that you will scam them. This is a big concern for them, and it’s one of the first things I tell people looking to hire an Online Filipino Specialist. One of the best ways to gain their trust is by paying them […]

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 […]

December 30th is a Regular Holiday: Rizal Day – Practical Advice

Rizal Day is a regular national holiday in the Philippines, and it is celebrated annually on December 30th. Filipinos know this as ‘Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Dr. Jose Rizal‘. This day marks the anniversary of the execution of José Rizal on this day in 1896. So, who is this Rizal guy? Jose Protasio Rizal Mercado […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Do Pay Raises Work? – Practical Advice

Like any other employee, Online Filipino Specialists have money on their minds. Personally, I want to keep my OFSs so I try to keep them happy. I want to avoid losing my loyal OFSs just because they can make more money elsewhere, so I regularly offer them pay raises. So, how do pay raises work […]

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 […]

What is the 13th Month Pay? – Practical Advice

Welcome to another entry for the Practical Advice series. This is a series of tips and advice sharing what I know about outsourcing, particularly, outsourcing to the Philippines.  The 13th Month Pay is something you hear often when planning to hire from the Philippines. What is it, exactly? 13th Month Pay-month pay is a benefit […]