Looking for a virtual assistant to scale your business? You have come to the right place. This Onlinejobs.ph review will tell you literally everything you need to know for using one of the leading online platforms Onlinejobs.ph to hire Filipinos as your business’s virtual assistants.
Who is this Onlinejob.ph review written to?
Business owners who would like to hire virtual assistants for a long-term relationship.
Your business needs virtual assistants who can speak proficient English.
You are looking for cheap and skillful labour to cut your operating cost.
A bit Background of Onlinejob.ph
Onlinejob.ph is founded in 2009 as a platform to provide affordable Philippines workforce to oversea businesses.
It has become the leading platform to hire professional workforce with a huge talent pool of over 500,000 resumes in their database.
Some Prominent Skills available in this platform include:
- Business Administration
- Data Entry
- Content Writing
- Graphic Design
- Video Editing
- Software and Website Development
- eCommerce Administration (Shopify, Amazon,…)
- Digital Marketing
- Customer Services
- and more…
Onlinejobs.ph Pricing: How much does it cost?
The cost of hiring most full-time virtual assistants is somewhere between 10,000 to 30,000 PHP monthly.
Which is between $190 USD to $570 USD.
You are literally paying 1/10 of the average American monthly salary to hire one Philippines labour for the job.
Free Plan vs Paid Plan
However, to hire talents from their platform you need to subscribe to the Pro plan which is costing $69 per month.
The free plan enables you to view some basic information about the candidate. Such as age, gender, test score, and skills.
You can make 3 job posts and search for any resume you want by using different filters. But you can only communicate with workers until you pay for the Subscription.
If you upgrade to the Pro Plan you can access their address, website and even ID document.
My experience with Onlinejobs.ph
2 months ago, I was looking for a content writer for one of my other blog. I made a job post and received over 60 proposals within a day.
Next, I sorted the candidate base on their expected salary and ID Proof rating.
Then, I picked the best 10 applicants for some trial tasks and conducted a video interview with 3 applicants.
I end up choosing a candidate with 87 ID Proof Rating and a salary of 25,000 PHP ($480 USD) for the job.
I would say she had over-delivered for what I expected considering I would have spent at least 10 times the cost to hire someone to do the same job in Australia.
What I like about using Onlinejobs.ph
One feature that I like about this platform is the tests that they developed to help recruiters evaluate candidate’s ability with reliable data-driven examinations.
A Ph.D. certified intelligence quotient (IQ) test that is used to measure the basic reasoning and intelligence of workers
An English test to evaluate both verbal and written communication abilities of each profile
A personality test that helps you outline each applicants’ strengths and compatibility with your goals.
Learn more about Employee Testing
Background Data Check
Another notable feature is their due diligence and background check toward the profiles.
Workers are asked to verify their identity with their personal ID.
They also have a rating called “ID Proof” which is on a scale of 1-100 base on computer algorithm.
It helps you sort profiles and finds reliable workers efficiently.
Learn more about the ID Proof Rating
A fair platform for workers
Unlike all the other platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork, Onlinejobs.ph does not take the middlemen fee from the salary of workers.
No one likes their money being taken away.
And that’s why Onlinejobs.ph has become a really popular platform for the local workforce.
You can expect to build a Long-term and fair relationship through this platform.
Reliable Tracking System
They also have a web-application called “TimeProof” that helps you track the hours your assistants have worked and proof of work to make sure they are fulfilling their responsibilities properly.
Therefore, both you and your employees can sleep better without worrying.
Affordable and skillful workforce
Just because their rates are low doesn’t mean they are less competent.
Base on the experience I explained above. I would say the skills of the candidate are competent enough for the job.
Not to mention you are paying someone 1/8 or even lower of the cost for what you would have paid to someone in developed countries.
What I don’t like about Onlinejobs.ph
Generally, I was delighted with my experience with Onlinejobs.ph.
The only thing that turns people off is probably the fact that you need to upgrade to a paid plan before actually hiring.
Consider the fact that you are getting skilled labour in a really affordable rate and all the resources & support provided by the platform, the cost is justified.
Onlinejobs.ph vs Fiverr vs Upwork
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The other 2 platforms provide talent base on tasks while Onlinejobs.ph encourage long-term employment.
Upwork is no doubt having the highest hiring cost compare with most outsourcing platforms.
As the largest freelance exchange platform and having the highest average hourly rate to freelancer. The platform is able to attract top talent to register its platform.
Fiverr could potentially be a good platform for a small task. However, the platform is lacking a solid due diligence process in its review and background checking system. Which make the platform saturated with scammers and incompetent workforce.
It might take you some time to discover some hidden gem there.
You can either use this platform to source and screen worker by yourself or use their “done for you” service.
“Done for you” Recruiting service
The “Done for you” service is costing $500
They will do the sourcing, screening candidates and handle and the background & skill check base on your job requirements.
So, you can save your valuable time and focus on growing your business.
If you are not satisfied with the candidate they picked for you. They will replace you a new one with no charge in the first month.
Using this service may make you lose some controls but it definitely helps you save the hassle in learning a new platform and screening candidates.
Make the Hire by yourself
You can attract lots of applicants with a job post.
However, if you need a skill that is not commonly available in the platform.
You will need resorting to the refine search tool and actively source your candidates.
1.Sign up an employer account
Firstly, Create an account
Make a job post
Click the “Post a Job” Button at the Top-Right corner
Fill in all the required fields:
- Jon Title
- Type of Enrolment (Full-time, Part-time or Freelance)
- A job description that detail your requirements
- Your Budget (Salary)
- ID Proof Score (Choose 60/70+)
- Your email
- Contact Name
Pick the relevant skills for the job.
Let say I am hiring a content writer for my blog. The required skills will look something like this:
Submit and let the post reviewed by the moderator which should be approved within 2 business days.
You can upgrade to a paid plan to get the job post instantly approved instead.
You will be notified through email once you receive an application for your post.
Search with Refine Search Tool
Job post tends to attract desperate workers who are less competent for the job. Hiring talent with active search can broaden your choice and acquire the best talent.
Firstly, Access to the search tool
- Employment Types
- ID Proof (choose 60+)
- Last Active (make it a week or less at the beginning) This tool filters inactive user from the search
- Always check “With Government ID” and “With Pictures” for credibility.
Once you have identified your ideal talent, simply send them a message.
- You need to upgrade to a paid plan to use this function
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