Today’s Online Business Launchpad podcast guest is Rosie Shilo, who has created a thriving and ever-growing community of people who provide support to other businesses
Currently, Rosie owns and runs ‘Virtually Yours’, a network for over 190 Australian Virtual Assistants which she founded in 2004.
Trudy and Rosie talk about –
- How Trudy first met and used the services provided by Rosie’s business.
- The beginnings of Rosie’s career after graduating from high school and starting to work in the disability sector.
- How, after researching the internet in the early years, Rosie found that there was very little regarding the virtual assistant industry in Australia and made the decision to build a community around her business.
- The various talents that virtual assistants offer to others that need help in their business.
- Why all Rosie’s staff are Australian-based and the reason for that decision.
- Rosie’s management style and the importance of communication with staff.
- Some tools and resources that Rosie’s business has for anyone thinking about becoming a VA.
- We hear of some examples of different kinds of things that virtual assistants can help with and Rosie tells us she has a free e-book called 123 things you can outsource
- The financial benefits that can be gained from using the services of VA’s.
- How one needs to be clear on what direction their business needs to grow and the requirements to achieve that outcome.
Trudy Rankin, is the host of the Online Business Launchpad Podcast, Director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off program.
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When I was a teenager, I decided I wanted to work with people with disabilities or people living in poverty. I’ve always been about trying to bring support to others wherever possible. Never did I think I’d end up doing what I do now. I spent a few years working in the disability sector and I spent a few months living in Kenya working on small projects to help locals. At this time, working completely online, supporting women working from home, never crossed my mind.