Choose Logic Over Luck: Why Smart Hiring Makes the Difference

The "get-rich-quick" mentality is the source of so many crazy stories, right? It's the realm of bankruptcies, heartbreak, and so much drama. 


The "quick" part is what does people in. Everyone wants to "get rich," but many people lack patience and take terrible risks in hopes of easy riches, then pay a steep price. 


The "get-rich-quick" mentality relies too heavily on luck. I'm the polar opposite. My husband is, too. We are fiscal fundamentalists in a way, obsessively living by a "don't-rely-on-luck" attitude. That mentality has paid off over time. We run six successful businesses and enjoy ourselves immensely. We methodically line up every angle to see what makes sense over the long haul. If it's good up front but bad over the years, we pass. If it hurts others, we pass. 


We know that "getting rich" is not an end goal. It's simply a byproduct of making one solid decision after the next. 


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We wish for everyone to let go of "get-rich-quick" mindsets and focus on making intelligent choices consistently. Remember, luck is not a plan. We mentor other business owners in our community on smart, "don't-rely-on-luck" actions. We talk to high school classes about job preparedness, fiscal responsibility, and potential entrepreneurship. 


How can we help others put together the best plan of action in their lives? We don't want to intrude and only help when asked, but we're delighted whenever we have that opportunity. It's a joy to spread the knowledge that's helped us live fulfilling lives. 


Smart choices involve adaptability and a willingness to change with the times. Like you, we see the whirlwind about AI and how it's a "game-changer." But exactly how, right? Many businesses are trying to leverage that technology but with mixed results. 


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Meanwhile, there's far less talk about another economic and technological "game-changer," which is far easier to understand and potentially more impactful. 


It's simple: You no longer have to be bound by your geographic labor market and its high costs. Thanks to the Web, you can hire equally talented and responsible office employees from a market with a much lower cost of living. 


For Mark and me, this was truly our "game-changer" financially, and we've shared this with many others over the past decade.  


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There's no luck involved. It's all about being logical about leverage. If you can free up labor costs, you have many options for using those saved dollars. How would you allocate $27,000-to-$33,000 per year saved with a virtual employee versus an office hire? Think of what you could do by reinvesting that money in your business. 


Instead of jumping to "Yes" on such a move, first, acknowledge that outsourcing is a modern economic movement. More small and mid-sized businesses are using this staffing leverage to scale up. Now, think of a direction arrow over time. Will this practice increase or decrease? 


We expect it to soar — along with the businesses that use this available leverage. 


I've worked for a decade, finding top talent in the Philippines for U.S. businesses. And my successful placement rate is over 96 percent, the top in the business. Our clients can handle more tasks at less cost, allowing their businesses to grow. 


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"We're probably paying half of what we would pay somebody in the States," said one HireSmart client in the community association management industry. "For me, it's just been peace of mind because stuff we didn't have the bandwidth to do, now we can do it. I've got another body, and I know they're dependable, so we can get stuff done at a fraction of the cost it would have if we were hiring in the States. And they're solid employees. They show up every day, and they do their work, which in this day and age isn't always easy." 


Outsourcing office work with HireSmart Virtual Employees is not some "get-rich-quick" scheme. It's a "use-the-leverage-available" tactic, a simple recognition of what labor forces are at play in 2024 and what benefits are available through a global outlook. 


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When you find quality employees in a less-expensive market, you can pencil in a financial win over the long term. You can also take the burden off your in-office staff, freeing them to pay more attention to your "boots-on-the-ground" in-person work. 


My job is taking the drama out of your hiring process by handling recruitment, testing, evaluating, interviews, and training before you ever work with a virtual employee. If I wouldn't hire the person to work with me on a daily basis, that person wouldn't ever meet you. 


I don't leave hiring to luck. And neither should you. It's good business to check all the boxes. And that's my business — ensuring each factor is considered in a hire. Is this person a good match for you? 


If you want me on that task, I'm on it. Or, if you simply want more details about what virtual hiring entails, click here to pick a time to chat that suits your schedule.  



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