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5 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Filipino Virtual Assistant
So you’re looking to grow your business. Take it to the next level! Be the boss! Okay, maybe not, but whatever. Maybe you’re just tired of doing the same tasks over and over again and wishing someone else can do it for you, so you can have more time with your family, your dog, your coffee – Yaaas!
Man, it’s time for you to get some leverage. What better way to do it than to hire a Virtual Assistant!
Here are 5 Reasons Why You Want To Hire A Filipino Virtual Assistant:
1. They can understand you
Most Filipinos have been bilingual almost their whole life, English being their second language. Get this – there’s an estimated population of 103.3 Million people living in the Philippines and over 90 Million speaks English.
No wonder Filipino’s have continuously been on the top list of Best Business English with a high proficiency score of 7. This means they have the ability to lead business discussions and perform complex tasks for you. A great amount of your time can be saved by giving clear and accurate instructions to your Virtual Assistant.
Depending on what services/products you’re planning to outsource, there is a wide-range of Filipino talents you can choose from, and it’s just a click away.
2. Respect is a big thing
Traditional Filipino families are built around values of respect to elders and authorities. They value good relationships and they are non-confrontational to their clients.
Treat your Virtual Assistant with respect and they’ll be sure to stay with you for the longest time!
3. Show me the money!
In the Philippines, labor costs are cheap, and this is one of the main reasons why it is ranked the best outsourcing countries in the world. But seriously, you have to come over to know how cheap the Philippines is! With a dollar, you can buy a decent meal, that’s a choice of either, vegetable, fish or meat with rice (yes, Filipinos eat lots of rice, really. A LOT.)
Anyway, business-wise this cost-competitive advantage puts you in a position of leverage. This is most especially beneficial for start-up businesses or even larger corporations wherein they can hire more people and allow other funds for business continuity.
4. But you get what you pay for, right?
Nah! My bro Cicero said “There’s always an exception to the rule” Lol. Seriously, if you look close enough, there’s a lot of highly educated and talented Filipinos venturing into the Virtual Freelancing business, charging a fraction of what the others are charging. But don’t get too cheap on them or some other client might snitch them away from you.
So my advice is to take some time to screen your applicants and you’ll find the cream of the crop waiting to help you get an insanely good ROI!
5. ‘Coz, why not?
Filipinos are no beginners when it comes to outsourcing. Business Process Outsourcing has been around in the Philippines since 1992 and has been the common business strategy of many multinational firms around the world. Chances are your Filipino VA has worked with one of these clients and can provide similar services to what you’re looking for.
Bottom-line is if you haven’t tried hiring a Filipino Virtual Assistant, you’ve been missing out a lot. Give it a shot and see if it helps you become more productive. Remember that it’s important to manage your time and energy, focus on the things that matter most: developing your business, creating new products/services, most of all enjoying your spare time with your loved ones.
Now, Outsource Accelerator is your go-to consultancy services when it comes to Outsourcing. With years and years of experience in the industry, they will make your life better… Seriously, they will make it easy for you to put the pieces together from start to ultimately reaching your goal.
To your success,