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If you need “another” phone number, one that you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for … … it’s Google to the rescue. If you don’t want to use your personal number for posting on your website, get a Google phone number. Here’s what I like about it–the redirect and the reveal.

Google Voice

Redirect means that it gets directed to the number you want to answer but not reveal. I use my mobile. AND for the Reveal … Google transform the voice message to a text. Instantly I can see who it is from and what they are saying. If I want to respond, I can. If I choose not to, ditto.

Here’s the easy way to get yours:

1. Visit the Google Voice website, then sign in with your Google Account.
2. You’ll be prompted to choose a Google Voice account type. …
3.. Enter a forwarding phone number and phone type. …
4. You’ll see a numerical code on your screen. …
5. When you receive the call, enter the code from your computer screen.




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 35 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers was published last year.

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