What Kind of VA should I Hire First – Practical Advice

Who do you hire first?

The most common advice you’ll hear is hiring someone to do the tasks you don’t know how to do.

You can do that. But in my years of outsourcing, I found that the first task you should outsource is the task that you know how to do. Find someone to do the thing that you’re already doing.

Hiring someone to do something you know how to do will give you a much better experience. 


It lets you pass on the task you don’t like doing to someone else. 

You should also find someone who has excellent English skills. Speaking English doesn’t have to be exceptional. But someone who can write skillfully means endless possibilities. 

Watch the video, so you know what I mean. 

To make sure you find a great VA the first time, go to OneVAAway.com. I’ll guide you through the process I created, which allows me to hire a great VA 75% of the time. It has saved thousands of business owners and me a lot of time and money.  

I’m also giving away a free book about how you can hire people from the Philippines to work on your business. It’s The Outsourcing Lever, and it’s free! (Just have to pay for shipping.)

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 OnlineJobs.ph.

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 JohnJonas.com and Facebook.

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  1. Terri A. says

    How do we setup interviews for candidates? How do we pay the candidates/contractors? Is PayPal an option in the Philippines?

  2. faiza Iftikhar says

    Hi, I am here to find a job for myself. Amazon Account handling is my skill standpoint. So how to get a job?

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