It was a goose bump moment for me when I first heard about Filipino Virtual Assistants.
I was sitting in a business seminar, and to be honest I don’t remember much else of that day. I just wanted to rush home and get started.
That was back in 2014.
At the time I was drowning in admin.
Exhausted by the idea of hiring another “junior” into the business.
And struggling with the high labour costs and how they were eating into the profitability of the business.
I was actually starting to wonder if it was all worth it.
But then suddenly here was a real opportunity to hire experienced, University graduates with years of business experience, at a fraction of the cost.
I was intrigued. I started with hiring just one VA.
And this is where my love affair began.
I will be honest I was initially attracted by the lower wage cost. But since then it has become so much more than that.
Filipinos are loyal, hard-working, dedicated and committed. They are family-orientated, light-hearted and most of them have a passion for karaoke. (I should preface this by saying that these are the VA’s that I have worked with, and that I have hired myself. I have a very good track record😉)
Since that first hire, I have proceeded to hire over 200 Virtual Assistants, have worked with them daily for the past 8 years and have not only an intimate understanding of how they work, their culture and the industry as a whole, but also how to motivate and inspire them to serve at the highest level.
I am dedicated to sharing this wisdom with the business owners that hire them, so that they are set up for long term success.
I see Virtual Assistants as more than just “admin juniors” I see them as vital team members that hold a business together.
My work is incredibly fulfilling. I support time-poor business owners get the support they desperately need. And I help talented Filipino VA’s get excellent jobs with amazing bosses just like you.
I know it can fell daunting, and that is why I started The Doing Co, to make the process as streamlined and effortless as possible.