E154: How to Hire Quality Filipino Virtual Assistants with John Jonas of OnlineJobs.phJune 14, 2018 in Ecom-Crew-Podcast
OnlineJobs.ph is a database of Filipino workers with a wide variety of skill sets. It has proven to be an invaluable resource for our company as many of the talented people now working for our company were found using the site.
Our guest for today’s episode is John Jonas, the founder of OnlineJobs.ph. He and I talk about how he turned a significant business need into something that’s helping hundreds of ecommerce entrepreneurs and freelance workers alike.
Here are some of the highlights:
- What OnlineJobs.ph is and how it became one of the largest Filipino online job sites with over half a million resumes in its database
- Why a series of interviews done via email is more effective that a Skype interview
- The reason why many Filipino VAs suddenly “disappear” and how to avoid this from occuring
The last point underscores the key takeaway from this episode. According to John, success in hiring someone from the Philippines hinges on trust. You need to let them know that you’re there to help them succeed in their job. “It’s really important that you build their trust. I know that often we think, ‘Oh, I don’t know if I could trust this person.’ They think the same thing and their feeling is stronger than yours,” he explains.
Thanks for listening to this episode! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy selling!
Michael started his first business when he was 18 and is a serial entrepreneur. He got his start in the online world way back in 2004 as an affiliate marketer. From there he grew as an SEO expert and has transitioned into ecommerce, running several sites that bring in a total of 7-figures of revenue each year.