As many of you know I (Danny de Hek) love technology, having the ability to continue to run your business in any location globally has always been a vision of mine.
For those who followed my travels on Flickr will know I have actually made this a reality. To date I have travelled over 35 countries, with the help of technology I've never been without connectivity. Recently mobile companies have given you the ability to have a dual-SIM in your phone which gives you even more opportunities to embrace the technology that the phone companies are now giving you.
Recently a company reached out to me and said they would like to collaborate and provide me an article explaining the advantages of having a virtual phone number, it was a good read hence why I want to share this with you...
Reasons to have a virtual phone number
When you have a booming business, you need to get a virtual phone number to help you handle your clientele. It'll help you separate your personal and professional life to get things to run more efficiently. Here are some reasons to have a virtual phone number.
Makes you more accessible
You never want to miss an important phone call because that can mean lost relationships and money left on the table. When you have a toll-free number, it's convenient to use, and your client will be more inclined to call you. You need the right phone services to help you facilitate your calls.
When you increase your accessibility, it makes you look more professional. Let's say you're at a networking event and you give someone a business card with the business number. It makes you look more trustworthy that you have a legitimate business.
You appear to have things rolling in your brand even when you're just starting. It's a good sign for things to come as you build your clientele.
Helps reduce costs
Huge overhead costs can put a damper on small businesses. They need to put more money into other aspects, such as marketing and promotion. A virtual phone system can help you appeal to a global audience.
When you're using a virtual phone system, your costs are rolled into the month. It can help you save more money on international calls than if you tried a regular phone carrier service. Additionally, you can connect the service to your mobile device or desktop computer.
Also, you won't need an IT guy to set everything up, which means even more costs. A reliable internet connection and reception help everything work accordingly.
Can handle business on the go
You never know if you'll be on a trip overseas or business throughout the day where you won't be in the office. Since a virtual number is separate from a landline or mobile phone number, it gives you the flexibility to get business done anywhere. A virtual phone number is perfect for those that are constantly on the move.
Also, you can manage things better to route calls to your mobile while you're out or send them to voicemail on the weekend when you're taking time off. Having a virtual phone number is imperative to help you keep your business flexible whether you do things by yourself or run a small team.