How I Hired a Project Manager for – Practical Advice

I’ve been running and managing for the longest time. It’s been excellent. But we are growing, and lately, I’m starting to see that I need help. I needed an operations manager. 

I decided to promote someone from the team and gave the role to my very first VA — the OFS that started it all — Joven.

Joven was honest when he first started and told me that he knew nothing. I appreciated that and taught him what I needed. He was also eager to learn. Years went by, and he was nothing but consistent — he shows up, does what’s asked of him — and this is what I needed. Someone to make sure everything is working and nothing’s amiss consistently.

This is what I love about outsourcing to the Philippines — their loyalty. Filipinos will work for you for a long time, and they have a genuine desire to help your business grow.

Treat your OFSs right. Invest in them, teach them, communicate with them. All of these will just be at the beginning of your working relationship because once they know what you like and what you want for your business, they will do things according to that. 

Remember, the key to finding the right person is the right process. And that’s what I teach at I’ll show you that finding the right virtual assistant doesn’t have to take that long. So even if you’re super busy, you’ll find the time to get a VA yourself. Because when you follow the process yourself, that’s how you find the best person for your business.

I also have a new book that I am giving away for free, The Outsourcing Lever. It’s about how I have done outsourcing over the years.

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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  1. Theresa Joan J. Bongabong says

    Can I apply, just instruct me or allow me to learn it in a few number of days. Thank you.

  2. Rose-Lyn Bandiez says

    Dear Hiring Manager,

    I am Rose-Lyn M. Bandies. I am applying for Data Entry Personnel.
    I have the sense of accuracy and attention to detail. I can do multi-tasking job. I am a no typo person and meticulous in spelling and grammar.

    I hope you will give me chance to prove my worth to your company.

    Looking forward,

  3. Sharlene Longino says

    Hi Sir,

    I want to apply and be part of your growing team. I am excited to share my knowledge and skills to help your company succeed. I’ve been a trainer and part of a BPO industry for 5 years and an executive secretary for 2+ years.

    Thank you and I am hoping for your kind consideration. Godbless. ?

  4. Preachel Joy says

    Hi there Jessica,
    May I apply for a General Virtual Assistant position? Would love to be a part of such an amazing team.
    I’m new in this line of work but I’m a fast learner.

    Hoping to hear from you soonest.


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