“What time am I available next Thursday? Um, let me check.”
“Am I free Wednesday at 2pm? I’ll have to look…”
If you’ve ever noticed yourself saying anything like what you just read, you can probably relate to how dizzying it can be to juggle your work and schedule new appointments simultaneously.
Your mind has to bounce back and forth between so many tasks, that it’s beginning to look like a tennis match up there! It’s a wonder that sort of multi-tasking isn’t an Olympic sport.
At the end of the day, you just want to relax, and take a very deep breath.
Wait, whose phone was that?
An Online Appointment Scheduler Can Make Your Life Easier
Every day you wake up slightly earlier than the day before, and stay up slightly later,
in a race to get ahead of the steady workload and overflowing voicemail box that greet you each day, but you’re still behind. It seems like you’ll never return all the calls, or finish all the invoices on time. You have to choose: lunch, or more work; plus you still haven’t picked up your laundry. It’s driving you crazy!
What you need is an assistant, but who can find the time to hire one? It’s just another thing to add to the bottom of your extensive to-do list.
But if you had an online appointment scheduler, you wouldn’t have to worry about that!
Ok, it won’t complete your invoices for you, or pick up your dry cleaning, but it would save you the hassle of penciling in every appointment by hand.
A Story of True Love, And Missed Connections
Imagine this: you are working your fingers to the bone to finish this project on time, when your phone rings. You glance longingly at your phone, wanting so badly to answer, but knowing you have to finish your current projects before making any new appointments, and it’ll be a while before there are any openings. The person at the other end can just leave a message like everyone else, and you’ll get back to them. Eventually.
It’s not the best system, but it’s the only one you can afford, time-wise. You sigh, and get back to work, possibly missing the biggest gig of your career.
On another day, you’re at a restaurant waiting for your 2 o’clock lunch meeting with a new client, and you left your phone in the car. You decide not to sweat it too much -after all, you don’t need the distractions- but when 3 o’clock comes and goes, you decide to worry.
You retrieve your phone, and this time the call you missed was from the client. You call them back, and as it turns out, their car was in the shop, and repairs were taking longer than expected. They were calling to see if they could move the appointment, but now it’s too late. You’ve missed an appointment, and sat starving for an hour, all because of a neglected call.
These are a few of the reasons an online appointment scheduler could really help your business out. Think of the possibilities! No more jotting down contact info on a napkin, the client takes care of that online, and finding a day and time that works for the both of you, that’s also online. So now, with this new technology, your website is buzzing with attention; but do you know what isn’t? Your phone.
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