How Do I Hire A Virtual Assistant – Practical Advice

If you’re here, you might have been following my Practical Advice series. You might even be convinced to finally give outsourcing a try. After all, that’s the reason why you’ve been watching this series, right?

So, how should you start? You have a business, you know you need help, but how do you know what kind of help you’re really looking for. 

In this video, I share with you 5 steps you’ll have to take to hire a virtual assistant:

  • Step 1: Define the role of who you’re planning to hire.
  • Step 2: Search profiles on to find salary and skill information.
  • Step 3: Follow a recruiting process.
  • Step 4: Negotiate your terms.
  • Step 5: Give your VA their first task.

I delve into these steps deeper in the video, so don’t miss it. 

This practical advice is one of many. Head on to our outsourcing education page to catch the whole series. You can also subscribe to our blog to be notified when new videos are published. Lastly, remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel too, we’ll be releasing new videos every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Alternatively, you can get the book I recently wrote titled The Outsourcing Lever. It’s about how I have done outsourcing over the years. Get more information here.

You can also check out 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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    • NEIS SALVILLA says

      Hi, I’m interested to apply as VA but i have no experience yet but I’m willing to learn the process. Perhaps, I have a experience working in emails and our outstation clients on my current job.

  1. Mary Jean Bayani says

    Hi! Hopefully i have a chance to be part of your team and be one of your virtual assistant. Thank you.

  2. Robert Jay Naman says

    Hi! I have no experience for being a Virtual Assistant but I am willing to undergo training to gain knowledge and hone my skills.

  3. Mc Robertson Tanael says

    Hi! Hopefully i have a chance to be part of your team and be one of your virtual assistant. Thank you.

    • says

      Hi Mae,

      Thank you for your comment

      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here by signing up for an jobseeker account. It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply, though we only allow Philippine workers on the site

      To register, follow this link =>
      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here =>

      The job posts contain all the information you need to apply for the position

      Hope this helps

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