Unfortunately, using a "mail drop" address is not always the best solution either. My sister had one for her home-based business (and I always suggest women not use their home address as a public business address) and vendors, salespeople, and even potential clients would got to the physical address thinking they were just "dropping in" on her business.
Clients certainly aren`t making any decisions to buy my services based on the use of a PO Box. About 85% of my clientele is outside of my home state - or outside of the U.S. In addition, I am not working from my home-based studio about a third of the year. I may be working from a foreign country, a tropical location, the beach, or a hotel in another city. For that reason not giving out a physical does become an issue of personal and property security. It has never had any impact of my client base or the clients I may target. Numerous independent individuals work out their homes in our neighborhood and they are all making use of PO boxes.
I suppose that, in the end, if someone made the choice to not use my services based simply on an office address they would be someone with whom I would not be interested in having as a client anyway.
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