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]
how to contact: tracey-osborne.com
Tracey’s Gift: Her free course on hiring virtual assistants