How Can You Be Certain Your Virtual Assistant Is Working?

As more business owners turn to outsourcing work in the Philippines, one of the biggest concerns we get from employers is whether the virtual assistant they hired will short-change them. They’re worried that they won’t get the amount, or caliber, of work they paid for. Is the employee really working? Are they spending more time watching Netflix or goofing off on social media? Are they being productive?

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At we recommend several methods for verifying that your Virtual Assistant is working:

  • Daily reports help provide you with assurance that work is being done and progress is being made. They also provide a trail of pinpointing a decline in quality or quantity of work.
  • Open communication helps create and sustain a dialogue between employee and employer. Employees feel empowered to ask for help, clarity or training without fear of being fired.
  • Time Proof, our tracking software, comes free with all employer subscriptions at It’s downloadable software that captures images from your employees’ computer to ensure they are working when they say they are.
  • Routine check-ins, or meetings, help stay on top of things before they go far astray.

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When you’re hiring a Virtual Assistant, you can’t just “set it and forget it”, even though a lot of people promote it as such. There’s no need to micromanage them either.

But as an employer you do need to stay on top of things to ensure that you and your team are moving in the right direction.


If you need more help, check out the Outsourcing Lever. It’s the definitive guide to how outsourcing in the Philippines can help leverage your business for success. You can also join our Facebook group if you want feedback from other entrepreneurs, check out our case studies to see how other business owners made outsourcing work for them.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

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 and Facebook.

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