They live in the Philippines, which has a cost advantage, but more importantly, they are super loyal (unlike the US) and work when we sleep (so work is ready when I wake up).
But managing remote employees is challenging.
My friend, John Jonas, is the founder of onlinejobs.ph, where a million Filipino workers are (including all our VAs), and has one CRITICAL, non-negotiable rule.
I wish I knew about this when I started since it would have saved me years of pain and dead ends.
Here it is… The Daily Email: NOT OPTIONAL
Working remotely presents obvious challenges.
You aren’t just a few desks apart; you’re on opposite sides of the globe.
The best way to protect against communication disasters is through a daily email.
Ask your Filipino worker to send you an email every day that answers these three questions:
• What did you do today?
• What problems did you run into?
• What help can I give you?
Oh, and you’re welcome– so go follow John to learn more.