Second: I do, with increasing frequency, get asked for a phone number to call. Usually for print services, but sometimes for EMG artist stuff, or various other things.
See point one. I HATE phones. I can feel my IQ dropping to my toes when I pick up a receiver.
I've gotten away, thus far, with a brush-off: 'I work at home and don't give that number out.' But it does give me pause. Do I tarnish my professional veneer by NOT having a business phone? Do people feel more secure having someone to call and talk to? Have I lost business by not being a 'phone person?'
I'm considering looking into getting a number and answering service, but a) shudder at the cost and b) HATE PHONES.
What do you think?