Virtual Business Numbers for Tradies: My Secret Weapon

G’day Legend’s 👍

Ever felt like your phone is more of a leash than a tool? Ringing off the hook with calls, some from clients, but others… well, let’s just say, not everyone’s looking to offer you a job. That’s where my little secret comes in – the Virtual Mobile Number (VMN). And, let me tell you, it’s been a game-changer, especially for keeping those bloody scammers at bay.

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The Lowdown on Virtual Mobile Numbers

So, what’s this magic bullet, you ask? Imagine a phone number that hops around, not tied down to any single device or SIM card. That’s your VMN. It lives in the cloud (not the rainy kind, mate), allowing you to send and receive calls and messages from any device, anywhere you’ve got internet. It’s like having a superpower, except you don’t have to wear your undies over your tights.

1. Goodbye, Missed Opportunities

Ever missed a call because your hands were buried in a job? With a VMN, those days are gone. Calls can be routed to another number, or even better, just let the call go to voicemail and a text or (Missed Call Text Back) will be sent to them for follow-up. It’s like cloning yourself, but without the sci-fi drama.

2. Keeping It Professional

Having a separate number for work has been brilliant for my sanity and my social life. Plus, it keeps things uber professional. You don’t want to answer a potential big job with, “Hey, who’s this?” Trust me, it’s not a good look.

3. Dodging the Scammers

Here’s a biggie: by moving my business number off my Facebook page and website and replacing it with my VMN, I’ve dodged more scams than a cricket star dodges fast balls. It’s like having a digital bodyguard for your phone.

4. Be Local, Everywhere

With a VMN, I can have a number that looks local to any city I fancy. It’s perfect for when I want to expand my operations without actually moving. Because let’s face it, who wants to pack up all those tools?

5. Simplify Everything

Now, this is where it gets as exciting as finding a forgotten stubby in the fridge. VMNs can play nice with other digital tools you’re using—think calendars, email, CRM systems, and invoicing software. Get a new call? Bam, it pops up in your calendar with a reminder to call back. Finish a call with details about a job? Wham, it’s noted in your CRM. It’s about making sure you spend less time fiddling with apps and more time doing what you do best.

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How Trade Magnet Hooked Me Up

Now, I’m not just winging it here. I got hooked up with my VMN through Trade Magnet, and it’s been smooth sailing. Trade Magnet gets tradies. They know our work’s as tough as nails and that we need simple, no-fuss solutions that just… work.

Wrapping It Up

Alright, enough yarn spinning from me. If you’re looking to step up your game, keep those scammers guessing, and maybe even knock off a bit earlier on Fridays, a VMN might just be your ticket. And with Trade Magnet in your corner, it’s easier than ever. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the digital age and give your tradie business the edge it deserves. Just think of it as adding another tool to your belt, one that might just be the best darn tool you’ve ever had.

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David List

G'day ya LEGEND! I'm an Tradie of almost 20 years (sparky to be exact), who started to make videos on YouTube, TikTok and LinkedIn, as a way of passing on my knowledge. One thing lead to another and I realised I could make more impact helping Tradies with my own business. So, LIST Media and Trade Magnet were born! Helping Tradies Convert with Online Content.

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