So if you've read my previous tech posts, you might think I love Google. You'd be close. I really appreciate many of their services that they offer in an organized suite of tools for maximum productivity. And they are free! Free!
If you have a Google account, you can get a free local phone number for your writing business. Yes, I know, we're all in it for the creative aspects: plot, mystery, relationships, and I'll admit it- the hot heroes and heroines we create. But we do have to consider the promotional side. How will editors, beta readers, the Pulitzer foundation reach you? What number are you putting on your letterhead, your business cards, your query letters?
Sure, most writing business these days is done electronically or in person but having a phone number where people can reach you or leave a message is critical.
Google to the rescue!
There are treasures included with that simple email address. Lots. But let's look at Google Voice. I didn't want to give out my home phone (don't do that much anyway, enough telemarketers have that number) or my cell number. Google Voice is a local number you can set up through your Gmail account to receive voice messages which show up in your inbox. Voila!
You can also manage all your phone numbers to go to this same number. Different ringtones define different numbers. Personally, I keep all my numbers separate as I keep personal, day job and writing careers separate. At least until Pulitzer calls.
Shifters & Spice (e-book 99 cents!)
Romance writer. Paranormal and contemporary. Mother of two and wife of perfect husband. Love the environment, travel and reading.
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