If you are self-employed, a freelancer or even a business owner bootstrapping it, one quick and easy way to give your operations a more professional feel is setting up a professional voicemail greeting. Thankfully, doing so is not as difficult as it sounds. The following tips can help you get it right.

1. Prepare So You Can Get It Right

1a. Know What You Want To Say

Putting pen to paper is the first step to getting your professional greeting just right. Doing so will help you fine-tune everything before recording.

1b. Do Test Recordings

Just about every smartphone has a sound or voice recording option. You can use this tool to record your refined message and play it back to hear just how it sounds. Of course, you can record your message as many times as you like or is necessary to get it right.

2. Get It Done!

Now that you have done the prep work using the steps above, and you are sure of what you want to say (step 1a) and how you want to say it (step 1b), it is time to record that message into your voicemail.

There you have it! Two (2) quick and easy steps to create your own professional greeting for your voicemail.