I am used to receiving emails from companies in India etc, offering everything from image clipping services to Wordpress development and they all go straight in the trash, but recently I’ve found myself receiving a lot of phone calls every day looking for web work from people I don’t know. In some cases I don’t think they even really know who they are calling.
They tend to start off by making it sound like they are looking to have a website built, then turn it around after a minute and ask if I am looking for designers etc. Obviously I understand we all need to work, but by the time you have received half a dozen unsolicited calls during a single afternoon it starts to become annoying.
It isn’t practical to avoid answering the phone every time there is an unrecognised number, so I wondered if any of you have some golden techniques for shutting down these calls quickly?