Come on, you can’t be serious right? Email is not that important.
Look, I get it. As an entrepreneur or small business owner you have way more important things you need to be focused on. The email address just doesn’t seem that important in the grand scheme of things. I get it.
But seeing Johndoe89@yahoo.com on a business card, in the yellow pages and on official business collateral is something that has irked me for a long time.
Mainly because I know how simple it is to get your own professional email!
Your customers are subtly or subconsciously Judging you…
I wanted to find out if I was the only one. Maybe it was not a big deal and I was just being particular about nothing. So I decided to ask the question on HeadKnowles (Bahamas FB Supergroup with over 22K users)
Whether you like it or not, your choice of email address is being judged. The more established the business is the more likely it seems people will look down on you based on your email address.
To be sure, I don’t think people will stop doing business with you, but it’s one small thing that can add to a bad perception of your brand.
So lets fix that today.
Step by Step process to get your professional email
Here, I’m going to show you how to create a new email address, like Sales@yourbusiness.com, and integrate it with your Gmail account.
This way, you can easily send and receive emails through the Gmail interface, but your customer will see the emails as coming from your domain email address.
The steps have been broken in two parts. First we’ll see how to create the domain email address. Second, we’ll integrate that domain email with your Gmail account.
1. Create the domain name email address
1.Log into your blog hosting control panel, or cpanel.
2. Click on Email Accounts in the Email section.
3. Enter the details for your new account, and click Create Account, as shown here.
4. You will see a notification that reads something like this: “Success! Account Created.” The account will be shown on the same page.
5. Now go back to your cpanel and click on Forwarders in the Mail section. Then click Add Forwarder.
Now all the emails sent to email@example.com will be sent to your personal email address.
2. Integrate your new domain email with Gmail
- Sign in to your Gmail account.
- Go to Options, then to Mail Settings, then click Accounts and Imports.
- Check Send Mail As, and click on Add Another Email Address You Own.
- In the popup that appears, fill in your details, add the new domain email address you just created, then click Next.
- Click on Send Verification, and a verification email will be delivered to your inbox. Simply click on the link to verify it, and you are done.
- Now, click on Compose Email, and see the changes you’ve made in action.
Based on the responses in the headknowles thread you can probably expect to pay between $60 – $100 per year for professional email address. Which peanuts if you’re serious about your business.
Follow the instructions above and get your email address, it’s never been easier!
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