What You Need To Know About Working With Foreign VA’s
If you’re an entrepreneur looking to grow your business outsourcing foreign VA’s could be a great way to start. In this episode, John Jonas will discuss the advantages of hiring a foreign VA and everything you need to know about the hiring process.
John Jonas the CEO and founder of onlinejobs.ph will dive into the process of working with foreign VA’s. He is going to discuss how to find a good VA, why it may be beneficial to outsource, understanding wages, building relationships, and give advice on how to get started.
Episode 029: What You Need To Know About Working With Foreign VA’s
About John Jonas
John has helped thousands of entrepreneurs succeed by teaching them how to replace themselves through outsourcing. He created OnlineJobs.ph, the largest marketplace to find Filipino workers with over 1,000,000 Filipino profiles in the database. He teaches his system for how to find great Filipino workers. While making a full-time living he rarely works full time. His team of 37 full-time Filipino virtual assistants do the work in his businesses, while he manages the process.
They range from programmers, designers, and webmasters, to writers, researchers, project managers, and just general VA’s. John has made millions of dollars online directly from work that his Filipino workers have done for him and now teaches others exactly how to do the same thing. If you’ve tried outsourcing before, but haven’t heard what John has to teach about it, give it another try. John’s teachings are SURE to change the way you look at running your business, outsourcing, and the success you have in doing it.
Creating A Relationship With The Foreign VA’s
A business can’t be successful without trust from its employers and employees which is why it is crucial for an employer to build their relationship with their employees. When outsourcing a foreign VA the key is to make them feel comfortable and to guide them when training them. Foreign VA’s aren’t looking to leave your company once they acquired new skill sets most of them are looking for stable jobs.
In Johns experience creating a relationship with his VA’s led to them being loyal and more dedicated the his company. Showing your VA’s that you care and good communication could help build the trust needed and will improve growth for your company and your VA’s.
Having an understanding of the difference between the average cost of living between the U.S. and another country is an important part of determining the wages of the VA’s. For example, the wage being paid to a foreign VA may seem unlivable to someone in the U.S. while to the foreign VA it is enough to live on.
Research wages to get a general idea of what VA’s desired salaries are for the skills you are looking for in a candidate. As an entrepreneur you should always support growth and one way to do that is by giving your VA’s a raise.
How To Find A Good VA
The first thing you need to do is decide on what skills you believe you need for your business to grow to pick something you know how to do and something you dislike. Next, look at resumes to see what skills are out there and be sure to look at desired salaries for those skills.
Then post the job description, job title, and jobs salary be sure to have the applicants put their area of expertise on the application. This helps you narrow down the applicants and saves time. When the candidates are selected do not set up a face to face interview immediately send an email asking multiple questions.
This shows what candidate pays attention to detail, responds in a timely manner, and displays how good the foreign VA is at English. Communicating through email first would make the foreign VA more comfortable thus creating a relationship.
You can connect with John Jonas through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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