Win 1 Week of One of My Best Virtual Assistants Time for Free

Want to have one of my best VA’s work for you for 40hrs for Free? Contest details are at the bottom.

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One of my key goals for this year as I outline in my monthly income posts is to publish one article every week on this site.

Well, unfortunately last week that didn’t happen because I didn’t have content planned out far enough in advance and my son who just started day-care brought home a stomach bug.

I do not think my immune system is ready for day-care!

I will spare you the details but I was out of commission for 2.5 days, every part of the business that I am integrally involved in came to a grinding halt (email, responding to comments, writing posts, setting new projects in motion). However, all areas of the business that don’t involve me didn’t even know I was gone.

The Upside to Unexpectedly Removing Myself – Identify Constraints

I have not taken any unplanned 2-3 day breaks from my online business. So, being forced to take the break helped expose the areas of my business where I am the bottle neck. This has allowed me to make some changes so that I will not continue to be a limiting factor for my teams growth.

It didn’t feel like an up-side while I was off but now that I can look back and identify those problems it definitely was.

The Beauty of a Self-Managed Team

Having a team that carries on in my absence following the standard operating documents I created and producing awesome results is very satisfying! I have worked my tail off to build this team and seeing them succeed is great.

For my done for you PBN service I had 30 sites that had to be completed and was closing out the latest order. Once I was able to work again I checked back in on the progress my team had pushed out 20 sites! At a rate of 7/day it was a record number.

My VA who is taking care of my passive income sites had also continued with his daily promotion tasks.

I was impressed!

Now I don’t want to make this sound like it is easy…it is not. I have put a lot of effort into building up a team of great workers and it takes constant up-keep and team management on my end.

The image below shows a general break-down of how I manage my entire business with a series of documents…


However, the first step towards building a business that can be self growing is hiring your first virtual assistant!


Challenge to Readers

Talking with 2 talented people they both showed a resistance to getting over the hurdle of hiring their first VA. These are talented self-starters who have done impressive things online but they both felt that the process of hiring a VA would be difficult. I believe them not adding a VA to their team was already limiting their potential.

With some encouragement they have both gone down the path of hiring their first VA.



The Contest – Win 40 Hrs of My Teams Time!

To help incentivize people to take action I am going to do a slightly crazy contest!

This is your opportunity to have one of my best VA’s work for you for 40hrs absolutely free!

The Prize = 40hrs of my VA’s time. I will provide the winner with 40hrs of my VA’s time for him to work on whatever assignment you would like to give him. He can also execute many of my SOP’s (building website, posting content, finding domains, blog commenting, leaving yahoo answers, building up a Google + profile etc)


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Deadline – Because this contest is meant to help incentivize people to take action I am only giving you 7 days to complete the steps above. One person after 7 dyas will receive 1 full week of my talented VA’s time!

Fast Action Incentive – Anyone who completes the steps above by April 1st at 1:00pm EST will receive 1hr of my VA’s time to do research, leave blog comments etc. The steps above could be completed in as little as 2hrs with only a 1/2hr of your work. Start now at ODesk!

This is not an April Fools joke I want to see how big an impact I can have to help get people to take action on something I KNOW will help your business!


    • Jon Haver says

      Yah, I hear from people it is either daycare or public school – you are going to get it. The sickness only had him for like an hr…kicked the crap out of my wife and I!

  1. says

    Hey Jon, great contest idea! I think what keeps me away from a VA and hiring on a job to job base instead is the ongoing cost. I’m not fulltime online and only earn some money so it would be an investment that I can’t asure I get it back or even earn more…

    • Jon Haver says

      Hi Phil, I hear you…it can add up but it doesn’t have to be a full time commitment…you can bring someone on for only a few hrs a week. In ODesk you can limit the hrs someone works to whatever you choose.

  2. says

    Hey Jon,

    Sorry to hear about your illness. Glad to hear that you’re back on your feet though!

    Does it count if I did your method when you first posted it?


  3. says

    This is a great contest john and way to go with finding a silver lining in your son’s sickness.
    In terms of finding a VA ( I’ve worked with one before), I’m trying to save capital, and I didnt have the greatest exprience with my last VA (one recommended from your article even – he just kind of stopped responding). Thankfully, I didnt have too much invested ~20, and I was able to quickly get rid of this VA (and another one that was much worse) and keep moving forward on my own.
    One of my other hurdles for a VA is I dont know what I need them to do right now! Mainly I need content generation, but everything else I can handle fine on my own – that’s the main issue I have with VA’s right now.

    • Jon Haver says

      Hey Jeff, fair points…content generation from a VA doesn’t work. I find article posting and research to be great first jobs for a VA to take over.

      • says

        I actually got back on here to ask about hiring a VA for content generation. Frankly, that’s all I need help with these days. (And I need a ton of help generating solid content)

        I’m assuming people pay per word, no? Or can you pay a VA per hour for content generation, and if so, what is a good word:hour ratio to expect.

        I know this isn’t what you typically use them for, but thanks for any thoughts you may have.

  4. CJ says

    I’ve dabbled with VA’s and I’ve used both those from the US and some from places such as Phillipines/India, etc. Your VA’s, are they US/Canadian born or do you go for cheaper labor?

  5. says

    hi Jon,
    not sure how I found website but I subscribed and here we are, I really like which are doing and I feel inspiration each time I get an email from yourself and I read your posts. Believe it or not you are doing exactly what I would like to be doing but the differences you’re doing it and I’m yet to make a dime online .I have included my websiteif you get a chance to look at it great,appreciate any feedback and I already know it’s not the best, but I have just purchased Genesis to begin upgrading it.

  6. Ian says

    Great idea Jon! This is a great incentive to get people motivated and moving. The template you used is really good. Thanks for sharing this with us.


  7. says

    Hi Jon,
    This is a great idea for finding VAs. For me, I still hired them as job by job, not all the time, due to my online income is still not much for not. Can I ask you something? How many VAs do you have for now? And how much money do you have to pay for them each month? So this is going to be my guide for growing my online business next year.

  8. says

    This is interesting Jon,
    Having a good VA is one of the best things that can happen to any blogger and, its not always easy to find one.

    However, sorry for your ailment, I’m happy you’re back now. Happy survival.

    I posted a job on Odesk last week Friday and just hired a writer though, i created the account few months ago. Sending you the details now. But, do you also need screen captures?

    Wishing you more healthy and productive days.
    Thanks a good luck.

  9. says


    I’m in the middle of testing 2 VAs through Odesk as described in your post. Both currently work for $1/hour on their initial assignment. Do you have a script of what you usually tell one of them why you’re firing them?
    Also, do you stick to the $1/hour for the remainder of the contract or adjust their rate to what they’re asking for after the initial assignment?


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