There are a lot of appointment setters that are willing to work for you online.
But, looking for the best ones can get difficult.
One place we’ve had success with is OnlineJobs.ph and I can bet that you’re going to love it as much as we do.
In this guide, we’re going to show you how to hire an appointment setter on OnlineJobs.ph, search for prospective employees and learn how to leverage the platform for growth.
Let’s get hiring!
How to Hire an Appointment Setter on Onlinejobs.ph
Onlinejobs.ph is one of the largest job boards for online work in the Philippines.
And, its niche is that most of the job seekers are either Filipino or based in the Philippines.
So, why pick the Philippines?
They are the biggest voice business process outsourcing market in the world.
Literally, almost everyone in the country speaks some English, and those who are fluent sound more American than Americans.
English is their official language for commerce and law, and it’s one of the medium languages for formal education.
It only makes sense that to tap into their job market for your next superstar appointment setter.
Creating an Account on Onlinejobs.ph
Your first step is creating an employer account on the platform.
And, you can do this straight from the homepage by clicking on “Post a Job”.
This will take you to a new page where you can start the registration process.
Type in your full name, email address, and pick a password, and you’re pretty much good to go.
Now there are three types of employer accounts on the platform: Free, Pro and Premium.
I wouldn’t recommend Premium if you’re not looking to massively increase your workforce.
Pro is a good way to go.
The Pro account gives you instant job post approval, allows you to communicate with prospects directly (up to 75 – although you can technically communicate with all job applicants), and lets you look at worker reviews.
Now the Free version might allow you to get jobs out – after two days – but it won’t let you hire the employee, view information about them, or communicate with them freely unless you upgrade.
$69 might be a little steep.
But, trust us it’s worth it.
Remember you’re accessing the largest freelance voice BPO market in the world.
Posting a Job
There’s a giant CTA button on their navigation labeled “POST A JOB” that will lead you to their job posting section.
Now there are two primary sections “Job Information” and “Job Skills”
For “Job Title”, you want to put down “Appointment Setter” as the first two words, you can also put in “CSR” or “Outbound Sales”, but “Appointment Setter” should do the trick.
You can add other keywords to help people looking for the job that you’re offering or add some marketing copy to make it pop, e.g. “good pay”, “experts only”, etc.
Alternatively, you can also try hiring for Virtual Assistants that have experience with appointment setting. On the platform, VA work can span from traditional VA work to writing, a little work with spreadsheets and call handling. However, we strongly advise that you look for an appointment setter.
Fill in their job description, type of employment, and proposed wage. For wages, we recommend that you start them off on something basic then offer them salary levels as they come through.
“Required ID Proof” refers to the platform’s system of filtering candidates based on who they are. The higher the ID Proof the higher the possibility that you’re talking to a real person.
Don’t let this freak you out.
It’s just a security option.
Once you’re done with the first section, you can now move on to “Job Skills”.
There are a lot of choices here, you can pick “Customer Service & Admin Support” or “Marketing & Sales” as your primary or secondary skill. They have more specific skills that you can pick as well.
For “Secondary Skill 2”, pick “English”.
Now all that’s left is for you to submit the job posting.
If you’re on the free version, it will take two days before they approve your job posting. Alternatively, you can upgrade and have it posted on the spot.
Searching for Appointment Setters
Onlinejobs.ph will also let you look for jobs on the platform itself.
Go up to the main navigation bar up top and start searching.
Once you’ve hit enter, you get access to a lot of profiles that match what you’re looking for.
There are some filters here that you can use, but you can take it a step further with their advanced search.
This is where you can filter based on skill type.
The basic search is pretty good on its own, and there’s a caveat to searching by skill since some prospective hires on the platform might not have fully filled their skill profiles.
What To Do While You Wait
You can be sure that within a few days, you’ll have close to a hundred applicants clamoring for a spot on your team – provided that you meet their basic requirements such as stable pay and a good working environment.
While you wait, you can start prepping scripts for your appointment setter and even get your interview questions ready.
We’ve compiled a list of 17 questions to ask when hiring an appointment setter and you should check it out.
Remember to screen each applicant thoroughly.
I’ve Made My Pick, What Now?
Always hire on probation so you can judge their real-world performance.
We also advise that you pay them more frequently i.e. weekly, in the beginning, so that you don’t scare them off. There are a lot of horror stories on the platform of employers failing to pay their virtual staff for months on end.
You want to eliminate these doubts to establish a good beginning to a healthy working relationship.
We’ve had a lot of success with appointment setters from Onlinejobs.ph, and there’s a reason why the Philippines is the biggest voice business processing outsourcing country in the world.
Plus, a lot of the appointment setters on the platform will have some form of marketing and sales training.
Their quality of English is bada*** and if you hire the right people on your team, you might even have a potential growth hacker in your team.
One reason we like Onlinejobs.ph is that they don’t have crazy fees, and you only pay for your membership.
Appointment setting is such an integral part of lead generation so this is one of your most critical hires.
They’re the first human touchpoint in most lead generation pipelines, and they can mean the difference between the start of a good relationship with a prospect or the failure of a pipeline.
Do you have experience hiring on the platform?
Let us know!