How To Buy Your Time Back – John Jonas – FHR #196

Why Dave Decided to talk to John:

John works about 17 hours a week and the only thing he does is tell people what to do. John is the founder of (Ph standing for Philippines) is an online marketplace that allows employers to view resumes and qualifications of virtual assistants located in the Philippines. Through outsourcing work to virtual assistants, John talks about how to buy your time back so that you are not bogged down with tasks that can be done by other people.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

-What are some of the con’s of hiring freelancers? (4:25)

-John talks about his first hire and why it’s important to hire someone to do something you already know how to do. (6:45)

-John talks about some recruiting tips that he uses (14:00)

-We learn the different things that can and cannot be outsourced (18:36)

Quotable Moments:

“No matter where you are in your career, your business, and your life – the most important thing is your time.”

“How do you recruit someone who doesn’t suck?”

“You CAN invest in this relationship because they are going to give you time back.”

Other Tidbits:

Anything that can be done online can be outsourced. Hiring someone to do something you already know how to do is the first step in buying your time back. Find someone to help you so that you can work on your business instead of in your business.

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