As a fractional employee, you know that juggling multiple clients, projects and responsibilities can be challenging.
But what if you had someone to help you manage the day-to-day tasks, so you could focus on what you do best? That's where a virtual assistant comes in.
Virtual assistants, or VAs, are remote workers who provide administrative, technical, or creative assistance to businesses and entrepreneurs.
In this blog post, we'll explore the many benefits fractional employees can gain from working with a VA, from increased productivity to cost savings and access to a wide range of skills and experience.
Whether you're a freelancer, consultant, or part-time employee, read on to discover how a virtual assistant can help you take your business or career to the next level.
Who is a Virtual Assistant?
A virtual assistant (VA) provides clients with remote administrative and business support services. They typically work from their own office or home and communicate with clients via email, phone, or video conferencing.
Virtual assistants are self-employed or work for virtual assistant companies such as Wishup. They can provide various services such as scheduling, bookkeeping, travel planning, research, data entry, email management, and more.
Virtual assistants are a cost-effective solution for entrepreneurs, businesses, and self-employed individuals that need additional support but don’t want to hire full-time employees. They can help businesses and individuals increase their productivity and efficiency by taking on tasks that would otherwise take up valuable time.
Why Virtual Assistance make sense for fractional employees?
Fractional employees are part-time or project-based workers who are brought in to help organizations with specific projects or to fill skill gaps on a temporary or semi-permanent basis. This means they may work for multiple organizations or clients simultaneously instead of being exclusively committed to one employer.
A virtual assistant can be an excellent resource for fractional employees as they provide a wide range of support services that help keep them organized and efficient.
Fractional employees are always on the move and need someone who can work on a flexible schedule, something traditional; full-time employees would not be able to keep up with. Additionally, more fractional employees work from their homes and don’t have an office space. Therefore, they need someone who can work from their own house with their equipment.
One of the main benefits of virtual assistants for fractional employees is the ability to delegate tasks that take up time but do not require their specific expertise. For example, a virtual assistant can handle scheduling appointments, booking travel, managing emails, and organizing events, freeing up fractional employees' time to focus on their core responsibilities. Therefore, virtual assistance can benefit fractional employees juggling multiple projects at once.
What tasks can a Virtual Assistant Help a fractional employee with?
The tasks of fractional employees can vary depending on the specific skills and expertise that they bring to the table. However, some common tasks that a fractional employee may delegate to a virtual assistant include -
Project management - since there are often multiple projects running simultaneously, a virtual assistant can be a great asset to help oversee and coordinate the execution of a specific project or initiative. They will communicate with all important parties involved, track progress and ensure no important deadlines are missed. This will give you more time to focus on important tasks like closing deals and networking with clients.
Administrative tasks: As a fractional employee, you must be aware that half your time goes into communicating with your customers, answering queries, and meeting with potential clients. Though they might seem small, administrative tasks take up a big chunk of your day. A survey revealed that managers spend 3-4 hours, or 36% of their time, on administrative tasks. Imagine how much more clients you could take on if you freed up these hours in your day by having your virtual assistant take care of the administrative work.
Scheduling meetings and booking travel: One of the perks of fractional employment is working with clients from different parts of the world. However, booking travel can be a nightmare. Your virtual assistant can help by finding the best deals on flights, making sure your travel is booked according to your schedule, and even finding the best restaurants or spaces for you to conduct your meetings.
Business development: Fractional employees are self-employed and responsible for finding their clients. Without putting in the work, keeping your business afloat can be challenging. This is where a virtual assistant's research and organization skills will come in handy. They can assist in identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to increase revenue.
Research: Because companies are straying away from traditional employment and working more with fractional employees, staying ahead of your competition is the only way to success. This means being up-to-date with the latest technology and market trends or researching a specific topic or industry to help inform decision-making. This can be time-consuming, and it helps to have a virtual assistant to do the heavy lifting for you.
Data analysis: After conducting research, your virtual assistant can help you analyze the found data and create reports to help your clients make informed decisions about their business. At Wishup, our virtual assistants are trained in over 70+ tools and are experts are creating meaningful-understand reports and presentations out of data.
Event planning: Assisting you in organizing and coordinating events such as conferences, trade shows, and other networking opportunities. Though they can’t be physically present at the event, they can help with the backend work, like coordinating with vendors, booking event places, creating guest lists, etc. They can also help you organize online events such as virtual meetings and webinars.
Social media management: Though they can’t create the content for you, virtual assistants can help schedule your social media posts, create accounts on various platforms, and track performance metrics.
Why hire a Virtual Assistant from Wishup?
The benefits of virtual assistance are plenty, but how do you hire the right virtual assistant for your business? At Wishup, we take care of everything. Let’s look at some of the benefits of hiring a VA from Wishup.
Hiring a virtual assistant from Wishup can be more cost-effective than hiring a full-time employee for several reasons:
No additional overhead costs: When you hire a virtual assistant, you don't have to pay for additional expenses such as office space, equipment, or benefits.
Pay for only the hours you need: With a virtual assistant, you can hire them for only the number of hours you need, rather than paying for a full-time employee who you may not need full-time. Hiring a virtual assistant from Wishup costs only $10/hour, allowing you to be more flexible with your budget and only pay for the services you need.
No need to provide benefits: Since the virtual assistants are on our payroll, you don't have to provide benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
No recruitment costs: We take care of the recruitment so that you can save money on hiring costs.
Work with trained experts at Wishup
At Wishup, our virtual assistants go through intensive 4-week training before they are deployed to clients. Apart from communication and client management skills, our virtual assistants are pre-trained in over 70 tools to ensure that they can provide our clients with the highest level of support.
Our virtual assistants are proficient in tools such as Asana, Trello, Slack, Zoom, Mailchimp, Hootsuite, and many more. This allows them to support project management, communication, marketing, automation, and more. By being proficient in these tools, our virtual assistants can assist our clients in streamlining their processes, increasing their productivity, and reducing their workload.
In addition, the virtual assistants at Wishup are continually given upskilling opportunities to help them stay up to date with the latest tools and technologies and provide our clients with the most current and relevant support possible. With our virtual assistants, our clients can rest assured that they have access to the latest tools and that their virtual assistants have the necessary skills to use them effectively.
Instant replacement policy
At Wishup, we understand that our clients, especially those working as fractional employees, are often in high-pressure situations. With so many projects going on simultaneously, your VA must always be available to provide assistance.
This is why, at Wishup, we offer a no-questions-asked replacement in case your primary VA is unavailable. With our instant replacement service, our clients can have peace of mind knowing that unexpected absences will not impact their business. We ensure that your work continues seamlessly, and you don't have to worry about missing deadlines or essential tasks.
Work with the top 1%
At Wishup, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best virtual assistance service in the industry. That's why we only hire the top 1% of candidates. We have a rigorous recruitment process that ensures that our virtual assistants have the necessary skills, experience, and expertise to provide our clients with the highest level of support.
We carefully screen and vet each candidate and only hire those who meet our high standards. Our clients can rest assured that they are working with the best virtual assistants in the industry who are dedicated to helping them achieve their goals.
Dedicated client success manager
At Wishup, we understand the importance of providing our clients with the support they need to be successful. That's why we provide each client with a dedicated success manager right after you schedule your free consultation. The success manager serves as the primary point of contact and ensures they receive the support they need at every step.
They are available to answer any questions, provide guidance, and help with any issues. They work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and tailor our services to meet those needs. With a dedicated success manager, you can rest assured that you have the support you need to be successful and focus on your core responsibilities.
How to hire a Virtual Assistant from Wishup?
If you feel these benefits are too hard to pass, here’s how you can go about the hiring process with Wishup.
- Prepare a list of tasks you need assistance with. We are also happy to provide you with assistance in figuring out what you need since virtual assistance might be new to you.
- Schedule a free consultation with our team to help us understand your requirements.
- Prepare to virtually ‘meet’ and onboard your virtual assistant.
Hire a virtual assistant today and stay on top of your work!
In conclusion, virtual assistants can be a valuable asset for fractional employees. They provide a range of support services, such as time management, email, research, and data analysis, which can help fractional employees to be more productive and efficient. At Wishup, we are focused on providing top-quality virtual assistance at a price that won’t hurt your business.