Consultants & Freelancers

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WhatsApp Business for Consultants and Freelancers…

If you work for yourself, you already know how important it is to stay on top of your workload. With WhatsApp Business, you can make life easier for yourself and your clients – it’s a win-win.

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Why do I need another number for my consultant or freelance business?

Clients increasingly want to get in touch with you via messaging apps like WhatsApp – but as you already use the Messenger app for your private chats, it can be difficult to stay on top of all those work messages. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be this hard!

With YourBusinessNumber, you can set up both the WhatsApp Messenger app and the WhatsApp Business app on the same phone – without having to purchase a second handset and pay for another phone contract. We provide you with a unique, virtual UK mobile number that you can use to set up your Business app.

Getting started is easy. Simply download the WhatsApp Business app for free, generate your new number, and use it to activate the app.

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Take advantage of WhatsApp Business exclusive tools for freelancers:

  • Manage your personal Business Profile
  • Away Messages
  • Categorise and label messages to keep track easily
  • Separate your social life from your work life at a glance
  • Send automated greetings to clients
  • Set up out-of-office and away messages
  • Add social profile short links
  • Maintain the privacy of your own mobile number

Learn more about how WhatsApp Business helps you connect with clients.

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Can I add this to my freelance or consultant Facebook Page?

Yes, you can! As Facebook attracts more than 1.4 billion monthly active users, including plenty of business owners and creatives, it’s a great idea to update your contact details with your new Business number.

Social media platforms such as Facebook are increasingly popular for generating new client leads and staying in touch with your current customer base.

How could I use messaging more in my consultancy or freelance work?

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Successful consultants and freelancers use messaging to:

  • Get feedback and sign off quickly
  • Answer client queries
  • Confirm briefs and job bookings
  • Advertise availability of services
  • Offer helpful tips and expertise
  • Share images, video and audio with clients
  • Upsell clients to premium services
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I only use YBN for WhatsApp Business?

We currently support customers looking for a virtual number to get themselves verified on WhatsApp Business. Get your virtual number here.

Why do I need a second number for WhatsApp Business?

You need a second number for WhatsApp Business as you are not permitted to use the same number as your regular WhatsApp account. This would mean buying another phone with an extra monthly contract or pay as you go SIM. With YBN you can get that number to run your business through WhatsApp Business without having to buy a second phone and for a considerably cheaper price than another contract.

Can I use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on same number?

No, it’s not possible to use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone. You can only use one number per account.

Can I use my YBN number for normal calls / texts?

YBN virtual numbers can only be used in messaging apps. The number attached to your SIM card is for normal calls and SMS messages. If someone places a normal call to your YBN virtual number, it gets forwarded to the SIM card mobile number you signed up with free of charge.

Is an eSIM the same as this product?

No. An eSIM is an embedded chip inside your phone that acts exactly like a traditional SIM card, removing the need for swapping SIM cards if you move networks. You can have more than one plan from different networks on an eSIM, but the drawback with this is that you can only use one network at a time. With a number from YBN, you don’t have the issue of using one at a time - you can use your business number in tandem with your personal number, whilst still being able to separate it out.

Can I have both WhatsApp and WhatsApp business?

Yes, you can install both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business but you need a different number for each messaging app. YourBusinessNumber gives you a second virtual UK mobile number that allows you to use both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone.

How do I cancel my subscription?

You can cancel your subscription by clicking here. If you cancel your subscription your YBN number will be terminated.

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