When it comes to outsourcing your business (or yourself!) to the Philippines, there’s definitely a learning curve.

Here are 6 ways you can guarantee failure for yourself :
(Hint: Don’t do these things!)

1. Try To Hire Someone To Do Everything
Here’s an example of an email I’ve gotten from business owners over the years.

Hi John!

I’m looking for someone to help me in by business. I need a VA who can build and design my website, create a database from my products, write a weekly newsletter and blogpost, make videos for social media and make product images for me. Is there someone like that on your website?

So wait…you want a programmer, graphic designer, video editor, webmaster, fluent in English and likes to write, who can write sales copy, autoresponders, forum posts, ebooks, and reports.

Haha!  Yeah, right!

Hire someone to do a specific task. Then train them to be able to do everything.

2. Hire A Project Manager
Don’t try to hire a project manager first along with 6 others, and expect that “project manager” to manage those other 6 and get things done. They don’t know how.

YES! They’re very capable of being project managers. But you’re not going to turn everything over to someone right away.

3. Hire Someone And Ignore Them

This is in line with #2. Someone isn’t going to step in and run everything without significant help from you. You have to train people. You have to provide feedback. If you need help with training, we got you covered with VAsMadeEasy.com

4. Ask Someone To Do Work Before You Offer Them A Job
This is my favorite.

I get an email that says:

Can you please tell me why I can’t successfully hire someone, they all keep disappearing.
Here’s the email I send them:
I want you to start by doing a trial task.
Write 20 articles, submit them to article directories, do a bunch of directory submissions for me, build me a website and write all the content for it.
Then, I’ll evaluate your work and see if it’s going to work out.

Yeah, right!

They’ll only do work AFTER they know they have a job working for you.
If you are giving a test task, pay them for their time and effort.

5. Demand Immediate Results

This is a long-term proposal here. I’ve been doing it for 17 years. You’re not going to see the same results in 17 days.

Don’t expect it.

6. Search and Search and Search For The Right Person, Then Email Them

Hey John,
I searched for 3 days and I found the perfect candidate. They can do everything you said wasn’t possible back up in #1 on this blog post. Why won’t they respond to me?


Because they already have a job and they’re loyal to their current employer.

Instead of trying to find the perfect person up front, try contacting 20 potential fits, see who responds, then sort through them.

These aren’t hard things to avoid…you just have to know about them to avoid them. Now, hiring an Online Filipino Specialist will be much easier. See how easy it is to find the best person for your business at OneVAAway.com.