Navigating the Human Element: The Essential VA Hiring Process for Business Success

VA Hiring Process

Some guy messaged me just now, disappointed that hiring a VA for his firm wasn’t just a few clicks.

I told him that when it comes to finding people, it’s more like dating than Uber Eats.

You have to screen people properly– not just take their word for it.

You need to have a process to hire someone into–otherwise, how will you keep them accountable?

What SOPs will they be following daily?

Who will they go to if they run into trouble or need someone to talk to?

A VA is not a ChatGPT bot with a flesh exterior– they’re humans with families, hopes, and dreams– just like you and me.

If you have a project– something with a defined end goal– hire a freelancer on UpWork.

But if you have an ongoing function, hire a VA to fill that process.

Free up your time to make high-impact moves– not low-value, repetitive activities.

We have a step-by-step guide on the VA hiring process that hundreds of founders have used to hire their first VA— or first 20 VAs.

Get it at

And if you want our help along the way, you can start at

Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu
Dennis Yu is co-author of the #1 best-selling book on Amazon in social media, The Definitive Guide to TikTok Ads.  He has spent a billion dollars on Facebook ads across his agencies and agencies he advises. Mr. Yu is the "million jobs" guy-- on a mission to create one million jobs via hands-on social media training, partnering with universities and professional organizations.You can find him quoted in major publications and on television such as CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR, and LA Times. Clients have included Nike, Red Bull, the Golden State Warriors, Ashley Furniture, Quiznos-- down to local service businesses like real estate agents and dentists. He's spoken at over 750 conferences in 20 countries, having flown over 6 million miles in the last 30 years to train up young adults and business owners. He speaks for free as long as the organization believes in the job-creation mission and covers business class travel.You can find him hiking tall mountains, eating chicken wings, and taking Kaqun oxygen baths-- likely in a city near you.