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38 Interview with Tracey Osborne

Bio: Tracey Osborne is the down-to-Earth, barefoot and bluejeans, CEO of Empowered Fempreneurs™.
She began her decade long career as a Virtual Assistant in November 2007. During that time she has authored and co-authored 3 books, her latest being Becoming a VA: The Key to Unlocking the Virtual Assistant Industry.
She has defied the odds, and even after tragedy struck in 2012, taking her best friend with it, Tracey found a way to come out of the darkness of mourning and grow her business from $15,000 to 6-figures within 2 years.
In 2017, Tracey decided it was time for something bigger. Something that will impact thousands of women in an empowering way.
And thus Empowered Fempreneurs™ and Empowered Fempreneurs Radio™ was born.
Tracey is an avid hiker and can often be found traipsing around the mountains of Georgia with her dog, Rylie by her side. Tracey is a weight lifter, and Spartan-style, obstacle course racer and is training to one day compete on American Ninja Warrior as The Barefoot Ninja!

WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

Who is Tracey Osborne? [02:15]

Why is Tracey known as the entrepreneur’s secret weapon  [03:25]

Why do entrepreneurs need virtual assistants [04:46]

Where to start  [10:32]

Creating your virtual assistant avatar  [12:18]

What are partner posts? [13:35]

Where should I put my partner posts? [17:22]

How to handle responses  [17:42]

What is a discovery call?  [19:31]

How to check references  [21:04]

What are advantages to hiring a VA vs Outsourcing a single project  [23:07]

Why a VA is always part-time [26:55]

How about using the various marketplaces such as fiverr, or upwork[28:12]

Various types of VAs [29:39]

What budget do you need for higher quality VAs [33:50]

Importance of having processes outlined [35:43]

What does Tracey specialize in? [38:04]

Tracey’s Final Advice [39:12]

RESOURCES:

how to contact:  tracey-osborne.com

Tracey’s  Gift: Her free course on hiring virtual assistants
tracey-osborne.com/partner

 

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