Alright, time for some honest hour, friend. If you’re running your own business and you still have a email@example.com email, it’s time to upgrade and get yourself a dedicated email with your domain. Now I know what you might be thinking. “It’s too expensive” “I don’t even know how to get that set up” and maaaybe even “Can’t I just keep using my Gmail account?” I hear you, friend. I had the same thoughts. But I’m here to tell you that it’s easier AND CHEAPER than you think. I’ll walk you through how to get set up with Google Workspace today!
Before we dig into how easy it is to get you set up with your own email, let’s dig into why you should have one in the first place.
You are a badass business owner, that’s a fact. And part of owning your own business is appearing professional in all aspects, including your email address. Just like you wouldn’t want a free domain like yourbusiness.wixsite.com, you shouldn’t use an email like firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a free Gmail account, you miss out on the opportunity to expand your branding. You can keep it super simple with an email like email@example.com or you can have more fun with it and use a greeting like firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s up to you to have a little fun with your email.
As more and more people become familiar with your business, you want to continue to build brand recognition. Having a branded email address creates consistency in your customer’s eyes!
Google Workspace (formerly G-suite) is the professional set of Google apps meant specifically for businesses. I’ve seen everyone from huge organizations, to solopreneurs use it so I know for a fact that it can work for you!
You can get Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, basically ALL THE THINGS Google but it’s separate just for your business. So instead of mingling your personal with your business, you can have everything in its own place. And if you have a team, you can manage their accounts with Google Workspace as well.
It’s actually cheaper than you might expect! For their entry-level plan, you can get set up with everything you’ll need for just $6. And if you’d like to score 20% off your Google Workspace subscription, send me an email and I’ll send you a personalized code. Winner winner chicken dinner!
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So you’re ready to get started with Google Workspace, yay! To start the process, head over here to choose your plan. The setup wizard will walk you through setting up your account and connecting your domain with Google Workspace. Now if that sounds intimidating to you, don’t fret! Google makes it super easy by providing you with instructions for your domain host and exactly what to be put where.
That’s it! After setting up your account you can start using all the Google apps with your newly branded email. Just don’t forget to update any software that may be using your old email.
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