One of the things we talk a lot about is using Grasshopper to help your business sound more professional. Yes, it's true, a virtual number with custom greetings, on-hold music and voice mail can help your business sound bigger and certainly more professional, but it can also be fun.
Having your own 800 number with extensions, voicemail greetings, custom music...imagine the possibilities!
Here are three fun ways you can use your virtual phone number:
**Joke of the Day **What if you were put on hold, only to be told a joke? Being on hold wouldn't be so bad would it? Knock knock jokes, kids jokes, puns, jokes about your industry or profession, etc. Just be sure to keep it tasteful.
**Dating Extension **Single? What if you could know it was a personal call before you even picked up? Just like you can create dedicated extensions for specific clients, you can create dedicated extensions for love interests. No more awkwardness, no more wondering who is calling or what you are going to say. When the caller ID shows your dedicated extension, you can be ready.Can't pick up the phone? Create a voice mail message just for that person (I don't recommend this before date three as it might seem creepy).
**Meeting Planner **Who needs a secretary when you have Question and Answer extensions? Set up a dedicated extension for meetings and stay efficient. Who is calling? What is the meeting about? What time and date?An MP3 of the call will be emailed to you (or with voice mail transcription, a script of the call) and all you have to do is call back and confirm the meeting. You can save time and never have to worry about being out of the office or missing a call.
There are many different ways to use your virtual phone number and there are probably people out there doing things we don't even know about. How are you using your virtual number?