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“This story comes from a virtual assistant in the Philippines who used to work in a call center, and now works from home as a VA. When you hire Filipino virtual assistants, it’s amazing how both of your lives change.” Hi! My name is B and I used to work for a call center. The [...]

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Wage is a very hot button topic because of the on-going debate on whether or not the minimum wage should be raised in the United States. And when people hear how I built my business by paying my Filipino workers less than minimum wage, they paint me as some sort of monster. How could I [...]

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You can achieve a lot of things with hard work. Ask anyone successful and they will tell you that one of the foundations of success is hard work. People love this advice because it makes sense; the harder you work, the bigger the reward. There’s a sense of justice to it, when you know that [...]

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A couple of years ago I had a series of blog posts from my Filipino staff. I’ve gotten some flak for that because some people think that the posts are biased. They’re my employees, after all. As my employees, they’re terrified of me and they’re just writing stuff they know I want to hear, things [...]

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Typhoon Yolanda was a big wake up call for business owners who have virtual assistants in the Philippines. Filipino virtual assistants are great workers but the 20 typhoons that hit their country every year can make anyone nervous. The good news is that most of the Philippines are prepared in dealing with these disasters. But [...]

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Behind the devastating headlines, what most people don’t know about is the silver lining of how jobs outsourced to the Philippines have helped hundreds on online workers in the affected areas rebuild their lives.   Tacloban City, one of the most affected places by Typhoon Haiyan, is also home to roughly a thousand online workers [...]

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Yes, absolutely. Because hiring Filipino online workers still makes a lot of business sense. I know with Typhoon Yolanda a lot of people have become hesitant about hiring Filipino workers. The recent disaster raised a lot of questions that nobody wants to bring up because they’re afraid of sounding selfish or uncaring. I’m going to [...]

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