Hiring Your First VA When You’re Not Meant to Be a Boss

Finding the Right VA

Running a business can be tough. It can be even harder when you’re trying to juggle everything yourself. That’s why many business owners turn to hiring a virtual assistant (VA) to help out. However, if you’re not used to being a boss, the idea of hiring someone can be daunting. How do you become a boss and delegate tasks when it’s not in your nature? Here are some tips to help you hire your first VA and become the boss you never thought you could be.

Embracing Your Inner Boss

1. Accept that Being a Boss is a Good Thing

Many business owners are hesitant to become a boss because they have negative connotations around the term. But being a boss means you’re in charge and making decisions for your business. It’s an essential role that allows you to delegate tasks and, ultimately, grow your business. So, embrace your inner boss and accept that being a boss is a good thing.

Job Description for VA

2. Create a Clear Job Description

To find the right VA, you need to have a clear understanding of what tasks you want them to take on. Create a job description that outlines specific duties and expectations. This will not only help you find the right VA but also provide a clear understanding of what’s expected for both parties.

VA Hiring Budget

3. Determine Your Budget

Before you start looking for a VA, determine your budget. Make sure you have a clear idea of how much you’re willing to pay before you start looking for someone to hire. As you vet candidates, be upfront about your budget and expectations around compensation.

Trusting Your Instincts in Hiring

4. Trust Your Instincts

While it’s essential to find a VA with the right experience and skillset, it’s also important to find someone who fits your personality and work style. Trust your instincts when it comes to hiring a VA. If you don’t feel like the fit is right, keep searching until you find the right person for you and your business.

Effective Communication with VA

5. Plan for Communication

Communication is key when it comes to being a boss. It’s essential to have an open and honest dialogue with your VA to build trust and ensure they’re performing tasks to your expectations. Be clear about your communication style and availability and ask your VA to do the same.

Starting Small with a VA

6. Start Small and Build Up

If you’ve never managed anyone before, it might be best to start small and build up. Begin by delegating one or two tasks to your VA. This approach will help you build trust and ease into managing someone else’s work.


In conclusion, hiring your first VA can be a great way to grow your business and get the help you need. While becoming a boss might not be something that comes naturally to you, it’s an essential role when it comes to delegating tasks and growing your business. Use these tips to help you find the right VA and become the boss you never thought you could be.

Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.


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