Back in August 2015 we published a blog post with a link to an article from Manta on why using a professional business email address matters. The article stated that your email address is part of your branding, and branding matters. In addition to that, a business email address gives you a more polished and professional appearance and makes you far more credible to potential customers.
We thought we’d follow up that article by providing you with steps on How to Setup a Professional Email Address with Google Apps and Gmail as outlined on wpbeginner.
A professional email is the one that has your business name in it. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org is a professional email address.
Email accounts on free email services like email@example.com are not good because they do not look professional.
For a professional email address, you will need a domain name and a website. If you already have a domain name and a website, then you are all set to have your own professional business email address.
You might be thinking why use Google Apps when most WordPress hosting companies offer unlimited email accounts with your own domain name?
Email is one of the most crucial communication tool for any individual or business. With an unreliable email service, you can miss important emails and this can hurt your business.
Most hosting email servers are unreliable, restrictive, isolated and less secure. You wouldn’t even know if the email you sent was delivered.
This is where Google Apps for Work and Gmail comes in.
Gmail is already the industry leader in email and with Google Apps for Work, you can use your professional branded email address with Gmail.
**Professional business email address on your own domain.
**Gmail’s rock solid security and spam filters
**30 GB – Double the storage of a free Gmail Account.
**Manage email even when offline using Gmail app on mobile devices
**Works anywhere web, mobile, tablet, you name it.
**Works great with Outlook and can even sync old Outlook accounts.
**Each user can have up to 30 email aliases.
**Use Google Calendar, Google Hangouts for chat, video, and voice calls on your own business email address.
**No advertisements and 24/7 professional support whenever you need help
**Works seamlessly with your WordPress site.
**Most important of all, high deliverability, no delays, no ending up in spam folde
Now that you know why using Google Apps for professional is important, let’s take a look at how to set up a branded professional email address with Google Apps.
First you will need to signup for a Google Apps for Work account.
It costs around $5/month for each user. If you pay annually, then you get 2 months free ($50/year per user). Use this Google Apps for Work coupon to get an additional 20% off.
Google Apps for Work also offer a free 30 day trial, which allows you to test drive everything before you make up your mind. Basically its all the powerful features you’re used to if Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc (but now it’s for your business).
Simply visit the Google Apps for Work website and click on the Get Started button.
Continue reading these steps on wpbeginner and you’ll have a professional business email address set up in no time.
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