What Kind Of Virtual Assistant Should You Hire First? Practical Advice

Last time I talked about when to know if you’re ready to hire a virtual assistant. For this video, we start talking about who to hire first.

Most people go into outsourcing in the beginning to hire an “expert”.

It makes sense. If there’s something in your business that you don’t know how to do, hire someone who knows how to do it.

But I’m going to argue that doing it this way is the wrong way to do it. Instead of freeing your time, it’s going to add to the work you’re already doing.

What you should do instead is hire someone to do tasks that you’re already doing. Hire someone you can teach.

And when you’re looking to hire someone you can teach, look for someone who also:

  1. Speaks English well,
  2. doesn’ t have to be an expert but does need to have at least one good skill, and
  3. It’s someone you feel you can work with.

There are exceptions to rule #1. But rules 2 and 3 will apply for all your hires.

I’m not saying the “traditional” way of outsourcing doesn’t work. All I’m saying is, it doesn’t work when you’re just starting it. In the beginning, you want to free your time. And once you can free your time, you can start upscaling.

Thanks for watching! Check out our next video, where we’ll be talking about where you can find virtual assistants for your business. 

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John Jonas

About John Jonas
John helps business owners learn to outsourcing to the Philippines and replace themselves with virtual assistants.
He founded and owns OnlineJobs.ph.

He currently employs 14 amazing Filipino workers full-time and loves every one of them. He lives in Utah, has a wonderful wife, 4 amazing kids, and golfs 4-5 times/week.

Find John at JonasBlog.com and Facebook.

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