Training your Online Filipino Specialist (OFS) is a game-changer!
Despite the temptation to hire someone already super skilled, providing training and guidance builds a more successful partnership. Let me share my experiences and insights on why training solves so many problems.
When I first started with an OFS, he was a complete newbie, but he became a valuable asset to my business with proper training. Hiring for personality and potential allows you to shape their skills to fit your unique business needs.
Sure, some skills like graphic design or programming might require experts, but you can train them from scratch for tasks like social media management or customer support. Remember, you once learned these skills too!
Training goes beyond just teaching tasks.
It builds trust between you and your OFS, and leads to loyalty and dedication. Cross-training your OFS in multiple tasks also ensures seamless operations. If one team member is unavailable, another can step in without disrupting your workflow. Building a versatile team guarantees reliability and efficiency.
I have created comprehensive training resources to ease the process of training for you and your OFS, just check out VAsMadeEasy.com. Handing them our training shows you invest in their success and builds a strong foundation for your working relationship.
But if you find yourself saying, “I’m too busy to train someone,” rethink your priorities. Investing time in training is investing in yourself and your business. Busy doesn’t necessarily mean successful.
You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.
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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