How To Make Money With 0844 Numbers
Money can be made from being the proud owner of a UK 0844 number – but like most things, only if you know what you are doing.
By: Jemma Fox, Marketing Director, The 0800 Number Co
On the surface the rebate may seem like a get rich quick scheme for most UK businesses but when you sit down and do the maths the figures involved aren’t that tremendous.
If your UK 0844 number was busy every minute of a normal working day then it would net just around the £5 mark – not really enough to keep many people in the style they are accustomed to. Certainly not enough to retire to the Bahamas. If you are considering an 0844 number please don’t suffer from the illusion that you will make vast amounts of money – it’s simply not the case unless you have enormous banks of them that are constantly busy.
Another factor to consider very early on in the thought process is that the rebate only applies to calls made to 0844 numbers pointed to a landline – it does not apply to calls made to an 0844 number that is pointed to a mobile phone. Typically a call charge of around 11p per minute is made to receive a call made to an 0844 number that is pointed at a mobile device. So, in short, don’t point an 0844 number at a mobile and expect to make money.
The charges for the owners of from 0845 numbers and also 0844 to receive calls are very similar indeed. It’s cheaper for members of the public to call an 0845 number than an 0844 number from a mobile phone which is another reason why many businesses in the United Kingdom prefer not to have an 0844 number pointed at their mobile phone.
Another slant on making a profit by using an 0844 number does not involve the concept of a pence per minute rebate but is due to the fact that 0844 numbers can be used for tracking and monitoring purposes. 0800 numbers and also 0845 numbers can be used in the same way. The concept is quite simple in that businesses use a unique 08 non-geographic number for each advert or listing they have. In other words a company with 20 adverts and listings would need to use twenty 0844 numbers to accurately gauge the response from each advert and listing. The call volume date is obtained from the monthly call report provided by the telecoms supplier. Some telecoms companies give instant online access to this type of information.
Jemma Fox of The 0800 Number Company who can be found at http://www.the0800numbercompany.co.uk/
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