Being a tradie and going out on your own sounds like a great idea, but many business owners end up being a slave to their business. In this guide, I’m going to talk about VOIP phone systems and how this has provided me so much freedom and completely changed my life.
A VOIP phone is essentially your office phone that runs through an application on your mobile.
It means that you can be contacted anywhere in the world at any time when a customer simply calls your office number. The funny thing is, your customers are none the wiser, and it enables you to work from absolutely anywhere. Every tradie should seriously consider a VOIP phone system.
This has completely transformed my business and enabled me to take calls wherever I am in the world. If I’m on holiday, I decide to work from home, or I’m simply out doing the shopping, I can take business phone calls essentially like I’m still sitting at my desk.
There are a huge number of VOIP phone service providers worldwide, and if you Google them, you’ll find more options than you know what to do with. Personally, I’ve gone with a New Zealand-based company that is a new start-up called Spoke Phone, the reason being is this system is completely mobile-based and runs off an application on my phone.
We’ve had limited Internet capacity at our workshop, and this is one work-around to solve this. Well, essentially the cost for Spoke Phone is $100 for five users per month. This particular plan has saved me at least $300-$500 a month on my office phone system.
It’s very easy to get started with any of these VOIP systems. Take Spoke Phone for example, I was up and running within 10 minutes of signing up for an account. If you want to get started with a VOIP phone system, I seriously suggest that you do your research and find something that’s perfectly suited for your business.
Take Spoke Phone for example. I jumped on their website and was up and running in less than 10 minutes. Their support is magnificent, and they’ve really been a pleasure to deal with. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
If you are interested in finding out more about Spoke you can sign up for a free trial here: https://spk.ph/r/gvt2c6g