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Working with a Virtual Assitant from the Philippines

About This Week’s GuestNathan_Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch

Nathan Hirsch is a 28-year-old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring online and building eCommerce businesses.
He co-founded his first eCommerce company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $25 million worth of product over 5 years.
While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building a remote army of freelancers.
In 2015, Nathan co-founded and became the CEO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace that allows business owners fast access to a hand-picked network of top talent freelancers in eCommerce, digital marketing, web development, and much more who have already been vetted for skill, attitude, and communication.
FreeeUp interviews hundreds of freelancers each week and only allows the top 1% of applicants into the network. The company has been growing at rapid paces (500%+ YoY) and has quickly become a top destination to hire online for over 3,000 businesses around the world.

“Ask questions, meaning Information is power!”

His tips to become more culturally competent are:

  • Try new things; get out of your comfort zone
  • Ask questions; remember that information is power
  • Follow the local news and stay up to date. This way you can better relate to the locals and you show an interest in their world.

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Website: http://freeeup.com/

In episode 30 of this podcast, I talk with Sunder P about working with a virtual assistant from the Philippines. Listen to it here.

In another podcast, I give my own take on working with a virtual assistant from the Philippines. Listen to it here.


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Chris Smit

I'm passionate about Cultural Difference. I have been helping organizations save time and money when they work Internationally for the last 19 years. I have had the fortunate opportunity to hold lectures, workshops, and consulting projects on this subject World Wide. It has made me understand my own culture much better, and appreciate the differences around the world.
I have a Master's Degree in Organisational Psychology and have lived in the USA, the Netherlands and, currently, in Belgium.
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