When hiring a Virtual Assistant, you can either approach an agency or place an ad online. Once hired, creating a weekly or fortnightly task list for your VA can help them to get on with their work without having to constantly interrupt you. You can also help them out by putting together templates and instruction documents for them to refer to. Store your communications and documents in the cloud so that they are easily accessible for both of you at all times. A VA is not a trainee, they need to be efficient and skillful and able to quickly respond to your requests, so make sure you set up a trial period to ensure they are capable.