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In our last blog, we highlighted some top ways that you can be an effective remote worker. Among them was creating a regular work schedule, scheduling breaks and maintaining a dedicated work space at home. Naturally, we were also quick to mention the benefits of using cloud-hosted technology.
With the help of MeloTel’s VoIP-based Commercial Phone Services and the amazing Cloud Softphone app, a business professional can easily keep in touch with clients, colleagues and co-workers no matter where they are. Because the phone services utilize the internet, all that is needed is a connection to the web. This means that you can utilize your business phone number without actually being present at your place of business.
One of the top benefits of using VoIP-based phone services is the fact that it enables you to keep your personal numbers and business numbers separate. Many on-the-go professionals tend to give out their cell phone numbers to those they conduct business with. This makes it difficult for them to separate their business phone calls from their personal calls.
By only giving out your business phone number, you maintain your professionalism. You can use the Cloud Softphone app on your smartphone using your business phone number to make and take calls. It ensures that your callers aren’t made aware that you’re not sitting at a desk in your office. As well, because it is a web-based app, you don’t use any of your cellular minutes.
On PCMag.com, Jill Duffy heralds the use of a separate phone number for business as one of her top tips for being an organized remote worker. “If your job entails taking old fashioned phone calls, set up a phone number that you only use for calls with colleagues and clients,” she advises, “It doesn’t have to be a landline or a second mobile phone, or even require a SIM card. It can be a VoIP service, such as Google Voice or Skype.”
As mentioned, a dedicated business line helps you to maintain your professionalism. When you receive a call on your business extension, you’ll know to answer the call with a business-based greeting. Answering with a standard “Hello” doesn’t generate much of a reputable business image.
Is your business line ringing after business hours? In many cases, you’ll want to pick up that call. But, in many other situations, it’s best to let your voicemail record a message. Why? Maintaining work/life balance is important for any business professional. You want to ensure that you are dedicating enough time to work each day. However, you also want to avoid exhaustion and mental burnout.
With a dedicated business phone number, you can easily determine which calls to answer and which calls to screen. In addition, you’re able to maintain your professionalism by not giving out your personal phone numbers. For more information about how MeloTel can help you to get a dedicated phone number for work, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-888-MELOTEL or email firstname.lastname@example.org.