“I’m not about to lose a baby over money.”
It was a shock. My wife was pregnant with our third baby when her doctor told us that she had preeclampsia. She had to have a strict bed rest, or else we’ll lose the baby.
On our way home, I decided to take time off work to focus on my two kids and my wife. As soon as we got home, I immediately sent an email to my two outsourced workers at that time to let them know the predicament I’m in, and that they’d have to take over whatever’s on my plate.
Over the next three weeks, I spent one hour each day working. Not really working. For the most part I just answered questions my Filipino workers had for me.
They took over everything! My blog, marketing, SEO, Google AdWords, customer service… everything!
Weeks had passed and my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I didn’t get back to work right away though. I had to continue supporting my wife as she went through postpartum depression.
Three months. I spent three months not working. At most, I spent an hour a day answering emails. I expected things to be bad when I got back. But lo and behold, my business thrived without me! But then again, not everybody had the right help like I had.
Russell Brunson, host of The Marketing Secrets Show Podcast has me telling my story and sharing how I started outsourcing when I was at Lake Powell. Have a listen to our conversion and hopefully, be inspired.
If you want to find the right help and a talented outsourced VA, come and join my One VA Away Challenge. I will walk you through the hiring process and I guarantee you’ll find a great person if you go through the process of how I hire great people. I’m going to help you find someone good.
You can also check out more tips with my new free ebook, OutsourcingLever. It’s out now!
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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.
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