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. 184: How To Use A Project Management System With Your OFS

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Ep. 183: Wacky And Wonderful Filipino Superheroes

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Ep. 182: August 29 Is National Heroes Day In The Philippines

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Ep. 181: Tropical Storm Florita Hits The Philippines

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Ep. 180: How My OFS Team Does FB Ads

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Ep. 179: What’s The Ballpark Cost For OFS Benefits

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Ep. 178: How To Outsource Tasks You DON’T KNOW How To Do?

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Ep. 177: Explaining the Philippine Banking System

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Ep. 176: What Are Houses Like In The Philippines

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Ep. 175: 6 Ways To Fail When Hiring An OFS

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Ep. 174: Superstitions Some Filipinos Still Believe

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Ep. 173: Can Your OFS Recruit For You?

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Ep. 172: Reimbursing Your OFS PhilHealth And SSS Payments

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Ep. 171: How Filipinos Beat The Heat: Food Edition

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Ep. 170: The Case For Hiring Newbie Workers

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Ep. 169: The Best Way To Keep Your Data Secure When Working With An OFS

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Ep. 168: Why Your OFS Doesn’t Want To Take A Vacation

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Ep. 167: How My OFS Help With Lead Generation

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Ep. 166: Magnitude 7 Earthquake Hits Northern Luzon

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Ep. 165: Is Your OFS Making Mistakes?

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Ep. 164: Philippines To Use Plastic Polymer Banknotes

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Ep. 163: Current COVID Situation in The Philippines

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Ep. 162: How We Overcomplicate OFS

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Ep. 161: The Naming System In The Philippines

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Ep. 160: How We Deal With Holidays and Paid Time Off

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Ep. 159: Follow-up on the Traditional Filipino Breakfast

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Ep. 158: Housecleaning in the Philippines

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Ep. 157: My OFS Living In Cebu

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Ep. 156: Why I Won't Recruit For You

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Ep. 155: The Impact of Inflation in the Philippines

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Ep. 154: 3 Easy Steps To OFS Content Creation

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Ep. 153: Improvements on Onlinejobs.ph for YOU!

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Ep. 152: I Went To Europe For A Month And Didn't Take A Laptop

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Ep. 151: Retirement and Nursing Homes are Rare in the Philippines

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Ep. 150: Follow Up On Should You Do Regular Meetings with your OFS

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Ep. 149: Latest Update On The Philippine Elections

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Ep. 148: The Weirdest Places Your OFS Has Worked

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Ep. 147: Minimum Wage In The Philippines

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Ep. 146: Basketball is Bigger Than Boxing In The Philippines

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Ep. 145: Baybayin - The Ancient Philippine Script

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Ep. 144: When Your OFS Can't Take Praise or Criticism

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Ep. 143: The Interesting History Of The Barong

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Ep. 142: Pay Your Newly Hired OFS Weekly

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Ep. 141: The Typical Filipino Breakfast

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Ep. 140: Have An Online Filipino Receptionist Work On Your Business

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Ep. 139: June 12th is the Philippine Independence Day

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Ep. 138: Mt. Bulusan Just Erupted

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Ep. 137: Should You Have Regular Meetings With Your OFS

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Ep. 136: Trust, Consideration and Kindness

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Ep. 135: PhilHealth Contributions Rate Hike

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Ep. 134: How We Work On Big Projects With Basecamp

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Ep. 133: How My Filipino Teams Works While I'm On Vacation

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Ep. 132: Pros and Cons of Video Interviews

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Ep. 131: Philippine Election Results

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Ep. 130: Let Your OFS Manage Your Email With Gmail Delegation

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Ep. 129: Controlling Access To Data and Files Using Google Drive and One Drive

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Ep. 128: Filipinos Don't Want To Steal Your Data

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Ep. 127: How OFS Help Last Mile Carriers

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Ep. 126: Results of the Philippine Elections

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Ep. 125: Individual SOP Training Courses

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Ep. 124: Muslim Population In The Philippines

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Ep. 123: Balikbayan Boxes Update

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Ep. 122: How To Empower Your OFS

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Ep. 121: How To Handle Security and Manage Risk With Your OFS

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Ep. 120: What Good Training Can Do For You and Your OFS

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Ep. 119: The Philippine National Elections Are Coming Up

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ep. 112: Changes in the Philippine Educational System

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Ep. 111: Typhoons in the Philippines

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Ep. 110: Why Filipinos Love Flip-flops

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

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

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Ep. 107: Shipping To the Philippines Through Balikbayan Boxes

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

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Ep. 105: The Philippines Has Four Holidays This April

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

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

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

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Ep. 101: Can VAs Meet With Clients?

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

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

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Ep. 98: How Brett Assigns Tasks To His OFS

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Ep. 97: My Solutions To Prevent Mindless Work

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ep. 90: Why your OFS Sometimes Work Mindlessly

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Ep. 89: How To Find OFS With Technical Skills

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Ep. 88: Follow Up On MY QA OFS Experiment

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

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Ep. 86: Setting SMART Expectations With Your OFS

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

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Ep. 84: Most Filipinos Have 2 Phone Numbers

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

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Ep. 82: You Can't Be Too Nice

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

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Ep. 80: How Do Filipinos Learn English

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

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Ep. 78: Filipino Love And Courtship Traditions

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Ep. 77: Should You Hire Filipino Working Students?

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

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Ep. 75: How Do Filipinos Learn English?

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

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

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Ep. 72: Is Tall Volcano About To Erupt?

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

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Ep. 70: Bayanihan Culture

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Ep. 69: The Great Resignation

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

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Ep. 67: What Does OFS Mean?

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

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

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Ep. 64: Happy Chinese New Year!

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

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Ep. 62: The Terrible Video Published By My OFS

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Ep. 61: How To Handle Passwords With Your OFS

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Ep. 60: Barangay - The Filipino Neighborhood

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Ep. 59: My First Outsourcing Mistakes

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

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

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Ep. 56: Why New Year's Resolutions Fail

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

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

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Ep. 53: Can you recommend someone for me?

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

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Ep. 51: Hiring an OFS without making mistakes

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Ep 50 Letting Go of a Difficult Task

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

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

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

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Ep. 46 It's Christmas Day in the Philippines

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Ep. 45 The Philippines Holiday Calendar for 2022

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

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

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

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Ep. 41 Giving personalized gifts to your OFS

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Ep. 40 Filipino Christmas food traditions

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Ep. 39 Why Filipinos aren't entrepreneurial

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

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Ep. 37 Asking Solves A Lot Of Problems

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

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Ep. 35 Filipino funerals are a family affair

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

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

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

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Ep. 31 Bonifacio Day and Thanksgiving

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

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Ep. 29 It's Thanksgiving!

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

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Ep. 27 Getting small things off your plate

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

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

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Ep. 24 Holiday pay for part-time workers

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

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

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Ep. 21 People need to feel good about themselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ep. 11 Should you pay for health insurance benefits?

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

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

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Ep. 08 How do we deal with taxes?

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

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Ep. 06 Let's talk about trust

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Ep. 05 Who you can hire in the Philippines?

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Ep. 04 Who should you hire first?

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Ep. 03 Where do you find someone good?

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Ep. 02 Let's talk about the Philippines.

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Ep. 01 Welcome to the Secret Sauce of Outsourcing!

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