Are you thinking of outsourcing work through a Virtual Assistant? In this article, we will take a close look at online jobs you can outsource in the Philippines and why the Filipinos are the right choice for the job.
1. Outbound/Inbound Customer Service Assistant
The Philippines’ has transformed into a tiger in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Asia as it has recently experienced unprecedented growth in this sector. Year after year since the turn of the 21st Century, Business Process Outsourcing Companies (BPO) has started to spout in every major city in the Philippines highly attributed to the high English literacy in the country and less expensive operational cost. Just recently, other cities and towns have seen the impact of the sector as businesses continue to expand to the countryside. Because of this, many Filipinos have work experience in the ICT sector, from individuals are finding it difficult to start in their career or those who were out of it, have found themselves in the BPO Industry as outbound or inbound customer service assistant. This sector alone has employed around 150,000 individuals in the BPO industry as per the Philippines Statistics Authority in 2008. It is already a testament to confidence among foreign institutions of the capability of Filipinos as more companies set up and expand their operations in the Philippines. It is no doubt that you will find competent and skillful Customer service assistants in the Philippines.
2. English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
The Philippines is considered the 3rd largest English Speaking country in the world and the largest in Asia. It’s a top source of English teachers in other Asian countries. Foreign employers commend the good command of English and positive attitude of Filipino teachers in dealing with their students. In comparing Filipinos from others, skill-wise, Filipinos have a similar skill set with other English nationals. The skills are quite similar since the mode of speaking and system of teaching were patterned after the USA colonized the country during the 1900’s meanwhile, salary-wise, foreign nationals from the UK and USA charge higher than Filipinos. Thus, if you’re saving on cost but still looking for quality, then, hiring a Filipino online teacher may be more within reach. In fact, after the boom of the ICT sector, a lot of Filipinos have been engaged in virtual assistant work by giving tutoring online services to the Chinese and Japanese students as.
3. Social Media Manager
Who would have thought that the Philippines is the social media capital of the world? It was when Universal McCann published their study entitled “Power to the People – Wave 3” that the Philippines emerged #1 noting a massive 83% has social media accounts whether it’ll be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or others. Their social media engagement is high; this includes uploading or viewing videos and photos. It is a common scenario for Filipinos to contemplate or worry on their posts as they see to it their friends are going to like their post or photo, good enough to garner more reactions or comments. As one walks around the streets of Philippines cities, one will always see people holding up their cellular phones, viola; you see they’re looking up their social media. This craze has become a phenomenon gluing the country together. Thus, it is not a shock to hear Philippine related hashtags up in the trending list in the Twitter world. Since Filipinos, by instinct, know how to make each post engaging, it may not be difficult to hire someone from the Philippines to manage Social Media accounts of groups, organizations, or individuals as social media has become a part of their lives.
4. Online Store Marketer
The Filipinos were born from a culture focused primarily on trade and business. Many of them own a small business selling just about anything. They are known to be downright competitive as they find the internet as a venue to sell their products as a means to add to their income. Since many have followed this trend, Filipinos have become more creative in advertising products and checked in every available platform to sell their products. Left and right, online groups are formed, and people post anything they want to sell. Thus having a Filipino virtual assistant working for you is an advantage because of the entrepreneurial mindset they have.
However, these are the four best outsourced virtual assistant work in the Philippines not only because of skills circumstance, or capability but also because Filipinos are known to be hardworking, patient, and reasonable people.
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