If like many people you’ve taken advantage of any downtime caused by
the recent COVID-19 lockdown you may have gotten your side hustle up and
running. Good for you if you have because when if not now are you
going to have the time to really get into it. Whether you’ve taken to
given online music lessons, writing a blog, delivering, driving or
opening your food truck, in a lot of circumstances you’re going to need
to communicate directly with your customers.
While it may seem easier to just give out your personal mobile phone
number to potential clients there are several reasons why that isn’t
necessarily a good idea.
Privacy. You’re putting your personal
number out into the ether, on your website or the side of your van or
your google my business profile. Ultimately that means anyone could
wind up with your number whether you want them to or not.
Silence. Sometimes you
just want to turn of work and finish on time for once, that’s OK looking
after your mental health is important but using your mobile phone for
work as well as pleasure means you won’t be able to switch that off
without switching off your family and friends.
Business Expenses. If
you’ve made it to the point where your side hustle is now a registered
company with its own bank account and what not then there are benefits
to putting business expenses through your business and not paying for
them directly yourself.
If you can avoid it, then try not to get tied into a deal with a
handset, this just drives up the monthly commitment and with it the
pressure to make money from your side hustle. Let’s face it, unless you
need a phone with all the bells and whistles you can get away with
something cheap or second hand. After that it all comes down to minutes
texts and data, remember that you should use your personal phone for
any personal data allowance you may need so don’t get carried away with
Tribe is Ideal for your side hustle. Our 12-month contracts mean you’re
not overly committed should your full-time job get in the way, or if
the worst comes to the worst it doesn’t work out for you. All our
tariffs come with unlimited minutes and texts & our no surprise
bills prevent you from exceeding your data allowance without first
adding the bolt on yourself. Prices start from Just £10 per month on
our 12-month SIM only contract. We
don’t credit check your side hustle or you, so signing up is fast and
your new SIM can be with you in a couple of days.