Updated as of December 12, 2021
The short: Other sites (Upwork, Freelancer, Fiverr…) charge way higher back-end fees, so you end up paying more. We don’t charge any fees except the up-front recruiting fee.
The longer: We have a long-term approach focused on what’s best for YOU and YOUR WORKERS. With us, you pay a fee to access our massive database of workers. We moderate that database, filter out bad workers, provide tools and education to give you the best chance of finding a great worker.
We DON’T charge any back-end fees, salary markups, or tell you how you have to manage your worker.
With other sites, you get to look at and communicate with the workers for free, but on the back-end, everything gets marked up when you pay them.
Typical markups are 5-20% (Upwork or Freelancer) to 200-500% (any agency with a pool of workers on standby). They also charge you every time you pay your employee because they won’t allow you to pay them directly.
They dictate how you’re allowed to communicate with them and how you have to pay them. Most of the time, workers are forced to work multiple jobs because of the nature of the work.
Think about the cost difference:
A typical beginner worker on OnlineJobs.ph will make $500/month full-time. That’s $3.20/hour. And you can cancel your subscription anytime.
That same worker on other sites who also charges $3.20/hour often loses because they have to pay $100 in freelancing fees. Not to mention the $15 payment processing fee that needs to be paid EVERY MONTH.
Because of site policies and the nature of “freelancing,” that same worker is forced to charge higher. So you’re paying more for freelancers in other sites for VAs with the same experience and skills on our site.
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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