The Secret Sauce of
Outsourcing

Outsourcing Different.

The Philippines, VAs, OFS,
Live a Better Lifestyle

About the Podcast

Dedicated to making you better at outsourcing. Tips, tricks, advice, and stories on how to get work off your plate and be more efficient.

I do things differently. I don’t hire “freelancers”. I don’t pay hourly.

Those are for the masses who are struggling to figure out how outsourcing works well.

Hundreds of thousands of employers have used what I do to find great outsourced workers and over 1.5 million Filipino resumes are in my database.

Listen to Podcast Episodes

Ep. 118: PhilHealth vs Health Insurance: What's The Difference?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 117: The Philippines Doesn't Do Daylight Savings Time

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 116: How To Give Good Feedback To Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 115: What It's Like To Commute In The Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 114: How We Provide Health Insurance To Our OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 113: The 80/20 Principle With Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 112: Changes in the Philippine Educational System

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 111: Typhoons in the Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 110: Why Filipinos Love Flip-flops

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 109: How Non-Profits Can Benefit From An OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 108: Why Electronics Are So Expensive In The Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 107: Shipping To the Philippines Through Balikbayan Boxes

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 106: How To Help Your OFS Progress In Life

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 105: The Philippines Has Four Holidays This April

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 104: Done-For-You Trainings You Can Hand Off To Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 103: How To Easily Provide Training For Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 102: Follow Up On Joven, the Manager of Onlinejobs.ph

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 101: Can VAs Meet With Clients?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 100: "VA Training" Is NOT A Substitute For Actual Training

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 99: No Wonder People Are Looking For Online Work

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 98: How Brett Assigns Tasks To His OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 97: My Solutions To Prevent Mindless Work

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 96: Solutions to Why Your OFS Sometimes Works Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 95: Family Culture - Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 94: Laziness - Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 93: Quantity Over Quality - Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 92: Power Distance Index - Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 91: Fear - Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 90: Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 89: How To Find OFS With Technical Skills

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 88: Follow Up On MY QA OFS Experiment

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 87: How One VA Away Helped An Experienced Employer Improve His Recruitment Process

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 86: Setting SMART Expectations With Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 85: The Most Talented Person I've Ever Worked With

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 84: Most Filipinos Have 2 Phone Numbers

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 83: Do You Experience High Turnover Among Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 82: You Can't Be Too Nice

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 81: EDSA Revolution Anniversary is a Special Non-Working Holiday

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 80: How Do Filipinos Learn English

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 79: How I Hired a Project Manager for Onlinejobs.ph

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 78: Filipino Love And Courtship Traditions

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 77: Should You Hire Filipino Working Students?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 76: Letting Your OFS Handle Payments With Virtual Cards

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 75: How Do Filipinos Learn English?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 74: Already Given Up On Your New Years Resolutions?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 73: What You Need To Know When Hiring A Filipino Graphic Designer

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 72: Is Tall Volcano About To Erupt?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 71: Why You Can't Find Someone Good in the Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 70: Bayanihan Culture

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 69: The Great Resignation

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 68: How Do I Protect My Data With My OFS?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 67: What Does OFS Mean?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 66: How Can I Do A Background Check On My VA?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 65: Hiring A Writer? Ask Them These Questions

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 64: Happy Chinese New Year!

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 63: How To Make The Time Difference Work For You?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 62: The Terrible Video Published By My OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 61: How To Handle Passwords With Your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 60: Barangay - The Filipino Neighborhood

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 59: My First Outsourcing Mistakes

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 58: How to Build Your Business Differently With An OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 57: Why natural disasters happen regularly in the Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 56: Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 55: You don't have time to hire someone.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 54: Do the hard work. Stop putting it off

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 53: Can you recommend someone for me?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 52: Do brownouts happen often in the Philippines?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 51: Hiring an OFS without making mistakes

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep 50 Letting Go of a Difficult Task

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 49 December 30th is a Regular Holiday - Rizal Day.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 48 Does your OFS (online Filipino Specialist) Handle Billing?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 47 The busy week between Christmas and New Year's in the Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 46 It's Christmas Day in the Philippines

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 45 The Philippines Holiday Calendar for 2022

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 44 Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are Bigger than the actual day in the Philippines.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 43 Why the 13th month is so important to your OFS?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 42 It's already Christmas in the Philippines.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 41 Giving personalized gifts to your OFS

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 40 Filipino Christmas food traditions

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 39 Why Filipinos aren't entrepreneurial

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 38 Our SEO Crisis and How my OFS solved it.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 37 Asking Solves A Lot Of Problems

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 36 Now's a good time to send the 13th month

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 35 Filipino funerals are a family affair

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 34 Death for an OFS (online Filipino specialist)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 33 Using an OFS (online Filipino specialist) for podcasting.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 32 Subscribing to services for your OFS (online Filipino specialist)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 31 Bonifacio Day and Thanksgiving

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 30 A method to teach your OFS (online Filipino specialist) something new

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 29 It's Thanksgiving!

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 28 One of my OFS was on the news!

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 27 Getting small things off your plate

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 26 A 1-year anniversary with your OFS. What do you do?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 25 Let's talk about VPNs (Virtual Private Network) for your OFS (online Filipino specialist)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 24 Holiday pay for part-time workers

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 23 It's time to start thinking about the 13th month.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 22 How to narrow the field when you're getting tons of applications on your job post.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 21 People need to feel good about themselves

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 20 What to do when your OFS (online Filipino specialists) team disappoints you

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 19 Let's talk about adversity with an OFS (online Filipino Specialist)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 18 Five "Benefits" for OFS (online Filipino Specialist) that you might pay for

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 17 Giving your OFS (online Filipino specialist) access to your systems.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 16 Buying equipment for your online Filipino specialist (OFS)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 15 Maybe you didn't give good instructions?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 14 Can you enforce a contract with your online Filipino specialist (OFS)?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 13 I hate Halloween. The Philippines does it so much better than we do.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 12 Thoughts on hiring the most expensive OFS (online Filipino specialist)

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 11 Should you pay for health insurance benefits?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 10 Do you need to set up shop in the Philippines?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 09 Don't hire a VA, hire an OFS.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 08 How do we deal with taxes?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 07 How do I deal with time zones when my virtual assistant is on the other side of the world?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 06 Let's talk about trust

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 05 Who you can hire in the Philippines?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 04 Who should you hire first?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 03 Where do you find someone good?

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 02 Let's talk about the Philippines.

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing

Ep. 01 Welcome to the Secret Sauce of Outsourcing!

by John Jonas | The Secret Sauce of Outsourcing