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Why People Fail When Working With Virtual Assistants in the Philippines... And How To Avoid It

Outsourcing to the Philippines and working with virtual assistants is easy. I mean, it's not rocket science.

So... why do some people seem to think that working with virtual assistants doesn't work?

Or to put it more bluntly.

Why do some people SUCK at hiring and working with Filipino virtual assistants?

Well, both I and my team have analyzed this based on thousands of employers who've used to find and hire remote workers in the Philippines, and we've come up with the EXACT reason why 9/10 people fail at this stuff.

Pay Peanuts You Get Monkeys

If you pay to little then it's quite simple. You end up getting TERRIBLE candidates who simply can't do the job that you need them to do.

Here's the thing.

You're outsourcing to the Philippines to save money, right?

And that's the aim here. You get a multi-skilled virtual assistant who can do a bunch of stuff for your business.

But... and I say but, because there is a BIG butt in this sentence.

You MUST pay the going rate for the Philippines and for the job you want to hire for!

It's as simple as that.

If you try to pay someone full-time $200-$300/month, then much of the time you'll end up with somebody who's one of these two things:

  1. Mediocre and not up to the job.
  2. They will accept the job, but because the pay is tiny and they have no security working with you. They will actively be looking for new jobs that pay better or offer better benefits.

Just think about it for a minute.

If you're paying somebody $250/month full-time, and they are living pay cheque to pay cheque, they have a kid or a sibling to help support. Are they really going to risk everything when you could quite easily terminate their job without notice?

The Way You Get Past This?

You pay the REAL salary rates. Which as of the time of this article, it's around $400-$500/month on average for a full-time virtual assistant.

Of course salary varies depending on competence and experience, however, that's the average rate that you should be looking to pay.

Get the EXACT salary rates below.

Download the ultimate salary guide here

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By: Michael Brodie

Helped more businesses build virtual teams in the Philippines than anybody on this planet