About the Episode:

In today’s episode, we’re talking to John Jonas, the founder of OnlineJobs.ph, the largest online marketplace for finding and hiring talented Filipino workers, where they’ve helped people land more than 100,000 gigs from over 200,000 companies based around the world.

As a software developer by trade, John originally started building Online Jobs back in 2005 as an immediate solution to his own problem of how difficult it was to find skilled and talented virtual assistance help for one of his online businesses at the time.

After going through the painful process of building his own remote team based in the Philippines, John quickly worked to validate the idea for his jobs site with simple postings and some social media marketing the site took off very quickly and continued to grow organically.

This allowed John to take himself out of almost everything in his business—now he works an average of 17hrs/wk and focuses on strategic ways he can outsource more tasks to his remote team.

 

In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:

02:26 What he was doing before starting onlinejobs.ph.
04:11 How he hired his first virtual assistant.
07:52 How onlinejobs.ph works.
10:58 What the early days of the platform looked like.
15:55 What marketing channel has been working best for the platform.
16:15 Tasks to outsource first.
19:36 How to build a system around outsourcing.
241:19 What motivated him to design his life around the idea of working as few hours as possible.
25:43 The best investment he’s made in order to grow her business.


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Connect with My Guest:

OnlineJobs.ph

John's blog

John on LinkedIn and Twitter

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Ryan Robinson

Writer, side project aficionado, and part-time entrepreneur. Join me here, on ryrob.com to learn how to start a blog and build a profitable side business. Let’s chat on Twitter about business and side projects.

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