[Business Owners] How Online Filipino Professionals and Virtual Assistants Can Help Your Business

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[Business Owners] How Online Filipino Professionals and Virtual Assistants Can Help Your Business

Most businesses that are engaged in Online Marketing have recognized 3 significant elements for success: More Traffic, More Sales & More Exposure.

To achieve these, you will need the help of people who are knowledgeable in doing various tasks related to the goals you have set and someone that would fit in your budget.

Unfortunately, hiring someone for your company can be complicated and might not fit your current financial projections and budget because you will then need to provide all the benefits and requirements the law mandates you to provide to your employees. For that reason, many simply dropped the idea of doing online marketing for their businesses. Do not fret, a new breed of OFW (Online Filipino Workers) is rising.

These Online Filipino Professionals open great opportunities for business owners as they make online marketing tasks achievable, efficient and cheaper. Here are some of the key reasons how business owners can benefit from this industry:

1) Online Filipino Professionals are not employees.

They are just like you, business owners offering online marketing services to companies and individuals. Since may not be considered as employees but a contractor, you can save hundreds, if not thousands of pesos, because aren't obliged to pay for any insurance, benefits, bonuses, and other items mandated by the law if you hire someone as an employee. (Note: Although you are not required, it would be helpful if you can give them incentives once in a while. They are your people. Know what ticks and motivates them to do exceptional work. If you can give them a bonus, let say during Christmas season, they would very much appreciate it and will make them work harder for you.)

2) You only pay for the work done.

You can pay them either through project-based or retainer-based agreements depending on the things you need to be done. For instance, if you need to have a website setup, you can ask how much it would cost to have them build a website for you with the specification you have given. Make sure you know what you want for your website. Giving instructions as vague as "I want a beautiful website" may cost you more than you asked for and may lengthen the project development period. Writing articles and content may also fall under this type of agreement.

If you need tasks done on a regular basis, then it's best to get someone under a retainer-based agreement with the hourly rate you can afford and both of you can agree upon. Retainer-based tasks may include tasks related to social media account management and search engine optimization/marketing.

3) You are not tied to a single service provider.

In marketing your business or services online, there will be different set of tasks and things that needs to be done. Chances are, not a single online Filipino professional contractor can do all these, unless that person has a team. The nice thing about this setup is that, you can get a contractor based on what you currently need at the stage of your online marketing campaign. The typical path most businesses take is to build a website, develop content for it, then do search and social marketing.

These 3 stages require different skill sets and would require a number of individuals working for you on each stages. You are lucky if you will be able to get someone who can do all these, but if not, then you have the opportunity to find another person who can do the task at hand better.

There are more reasons that businesses can benefit from the rising industry of online Filipino professionals and virtual assistants. The above mentioned are just some of the few. I hope that, somehow, by sharing these things, you are seeing the potential of marketing and promoting your business, services & even advocacies online with the help of these wonderful people for a fraction of the cost.

In my next post, I will talk more about how creating a online marketing plan that may help your business achieve its goals of more traffic, more sales and more exposure. Watch out for that post.

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