When running a tech business as a digital nomad, it’s useful to be able to forward calls from anywhere. If you are involved in the tech industry – perhaps making games or mobile apps – you do not want to miss important phone calls from a co-founder, partners or even employees.
Usually, contacts will email or instant message, so when they phone you, you know it’s important or urgent. This is often why business owners who are mobile want to use international call forwarding, so no matter where they are in the world, they are probably still reachable.
Here are a few of the benefits of using international call forwarding for your tech business.
Voicemail Avoiders Get Through to You
Not everyone loves to leave a voicemail. They’re not sure how long it’ll take before you listen to the audio message and possibly call them back. What prompts them to make a call instead of using another form of real-time communication suggests that it’s more pressing that they reach you. When using virtual phone number forwarding, as long as you’re awake, you can take the call. Even if you’re sleeping, a ringing phone might still wake you anyway.
Avoid Losing Business
Small businesses need every customer they can get. When a prospective customer calls, being out of the office or away from your PC can cost you a new client. They cannot reach you and just move onto the next person on their list that they were considering.
The immediacy of being reachable can provide reassurance to clients when you normally reside a fair distance away or are traveling at the present time. It takes you and your business out of the realm of a virtual, faceless void into becoming an operation with a real person (not a machine) at the other end of the line. What was once a potential disadvantage is now an advantage over larger companies with automated phone systems where getting hold of a human is a hassle!
Attract Local Business Using Regional Phone Numbers
Using several local virtual numbers – for instance, one in New York, another in Los Angeles, and a third in the Midwest – it’s possible to attract people who prefer dealing with a local contact. Whilst you cannot be everywhere, it’s certainly possible to use a toll-free or a local-based phone number and forward them to a central business line.
Using local numbers as regional hubs is likely to appeal to people who don’t like calling long-distance. It removes another potential hurdle to getting a new customer by moving beyond personal hang-ups over dealing with an out of state (or out of the country) business.
Making Outgoing Calls & Conference Calls Too
Make outgoing calls using a customized caller ID to identify who is calling. This way, your business can avoid coming up with no caller ID, which would put some people off or make them think it’s another questionable call coming through.
There are many benefits to using an international call forwarding service. It just depends on what you need it for and for how long. Setting one up doesn’t take long to do either.