Why Is The Philippines Becoming the “Virtual Assistant Capital” of the World?

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Why Is The Philippines Becoming the “Virtual Assistant Capital” of the World?

In one of my posts, I've shared with you the reason why online jobs are gaining popularity in the country. As you've noticed, that post was written from our perspective as Filipinos. This time, I will share with you why clients abroad are considering a Filipino VA more than any other VAs from other countries like India, Jordan, and others.

One of our KEY selling point is our capability to understand and speak English very well. This fact was further strengthened by the flourishing BPO industry that exposed our skills and ease in communicating using the English language.  There are other factors that potential clients from abroad are considering and the thing is, they love what they see in the Philippines.

#1 – Our professionalism and the 'extra mile' service we give to our jobs.

This is one of our upper hand over other nationalities aside from our great command on the English language. Clients prefer to work with Filipino VAs because of the great feedbacks they've received from people who have experienced hiring Filipino VAs way ahead of them. Common feedback you will hear from clients are: "They speak English very well." , "Their work is outstanding.", or "They will try to do almost anything you ask from them."

Although the last one may seem to be taking advantage of our own willingness to please our clients, it also worked for our good because it creates jobs for us. As you can see, if they will be hiring other nationalities, in most cases they will hear statements like, "It's not part of my job description". For us, Filipinos, in most cases, we say say yes and will do our best to make sure that our clients are happy with our service. Thus making us the #1 choice.

#2 – Our Country is known to be a BPO Hub in the region.

Although this one is not directly related to any attribute a VA has, it still affects and works in our favor that our country is known to be a BPO Powerhouse of Asia. With the country's great infrastructure all setup, establishing a solid internet connection and communication lines is very easy. One proof of that is the availability of multiple internet service providers.

Gone are the days when there is only one provider of internet service in the country where we often experience technical problems, it affects all services related to internet. But now, if your ISP is having a problem, you can simply switch to your broadband connection (it is Highly Recommended to have one) and you're back online. Worse case scenario is  your computer just quit on you and won't start anymore. So what will you do? Simply, go to the nearest computer rental shop and you're all set and back to business.

#3 – We offer affordable and reasonable rates for our services.

Best Virtual AssistantOne of the reasons why outsourcing flourished is because it allows companies abroad save a good amount of dollars while at the same time deliver the same service or even more. That is the idea and concept why call center companies flourished in the country.

Now, other forms of services are being outsourced and the first place that comes to the mind of clients who would like to outsource their task is no other than the Philippines.

Our rates are very competitive over the other areas. I would love to share with you how much a VA typically earns in a month, but I will reserve that for my next post :)

For now, know that clients are looking upon us as their source of online job professionals and its about time we take advantage of it and prepare :) My question to you now is this, "After reading this post and the other posts on this site, would you consider becoming an online jobs professional?" Leave your comments below. I would love to hear from you. Like, Tweet and Share this as well. Until next time, God bless :)
 

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