A business email is an email address that has your business domain name and not the regular @gmail, @yahoo in it.
The reasons why you should get a business email include:
- It is easy to remember
- It is brandable
- Customers will trust a business email over a personal looking mail
To create your business mail, you will first of all need to have your domain name. A domain name is the address of your website. For instance, if your web address is www.ilikeshoes.com, then ilikeshoes.com is your domain name.
While it is not a necessity for you to have a website, it is recommended that you have one. To start a website for your business you need a domain name and a web hosting account. A web host is where your site files are stored. Most web hosting companies provide free business email services to their customers.
Web hosting services usually cost from $7.99 per month and a domain name costs about $14.99 per year, which could be a lot for a small business.
Bluehost has been recommended for small businesses as their services can be purchased starting at $2.75 per month along with a free domain and free professional email service with all their plans.
Steps To Create Your Business Email With Bluehost:
- Go to the Bluehost website, Bluehost.com and click on Get Started. Bluehost offers Basic, Plus and Choice Plus hosting services to its customers.
The first two plans are recommended for start ups.
Choose your plan, then on the next page enter your domain name(should be your brand/company name) and select your domain extension i.e .com, .org and so on.
Once that is done, fill in the page for account info, uncheck all the options on package extras(you can go back to them later), fill in your payment info and click on submit.
- Go to your Bluehost account, click on Email & Office and you’ll see all the domain names in your account.
Click on Manage after you see your business domain name. Click on Create and you’ll see a Create an Email Account page, fill the page and use a strong password then click Create.
- After the first two steps, go to your account dashboard, click Email & Office, find your domain name and click Manage.
You will see your new email address. Click on Check Email and you will be taken to page where you can choose a webmail application that you can use for all your emailing tasks.