How to hire a social media manager VA from the Philippines – Practical Advice

I don’t know.

I think I need to explain this a little bit.

I don’t like social media. I don’t like doing social media. But somehow, I have a social media presence because I have people in my team who know how to do social media.

I often talk about how when you hire someone, you should train them first. This totally applies when you’re outsourcing a task you know how to do.

But once you already have Filipino VAs working for you, you’ll discover that they have other skills that they can bring to the table. Take advantage of those skills. If they want to take on more responsibility, let them. If it helps your business, let them do it.

That’s how it happened for me with social media. I had people who knew how to do it. They wanted to do it. So I let them.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be done. You can always give them feedback. You can always give them additional training. And they’ll get better at it the more they work on it.

And that’s how I hired a social media manager without doing any social media work myself.

I share the other ways I get things done with my team of Filipino virtual assistants in my new book: Outsourcing Lever. There, I share everything I have learned from years of experience outsourcing to the Philippines. 

But before you get to this point, you need to start at the beginning. You need to find the right virtual assistant for your business. If you take my 7 day challenge at, I’ll walk you through the step by step process of hiring a great Filipino virtual assistant every time.

You can also check out How To Get A Referral To A Great VA In The Philippines and on how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

Find John at and Facebook.

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