Why You Need a .com E-Mail Address + How To Make One

For the longest time I was beyond jealous of all the girls out there that had a .com e-mail address connected to their blog. How did they make create these e-mail addresses? How much money is this going to cost me? You know, I’m a broke college student and even though I want to spend money on my blog whenever I do so please, I do have to take into consideration what my budget for the week/month. Well, I finally researched the entire thing and you know, I did it people, I made a .com e-mail address.

Creating a .com E-Mail Address

Creating a .com e-mail address that coincides with my blog was the best decision I ever made, & it will be the best decision you’ve ever made, too. It’s super cheap, super easy, and instantly makes you look 100% more professional than having a typical Gmail, Yahoo, or Comcast account. The other exciting part of having your own domain e-mail address is that it allows you to really grow as an organization, allowing you to connect in other people that are part of your blog, have a support e-mail address, and even just a basic e-mail for basic questions. Exciting stuff, huh?

Although it is possible to have your e-mail through your hosting company, I found the cheapest and easiest way to set up a .com e-mail address was through Google. So today, I’m going to show you the steps to creating an account!

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Step One: Go to www.google.com & click the square of all the little squares (is there an official name for this?) next to the ‘sign in’ button

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Step Two: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the window that appears (you might have to click ‘more’) until ‘Even more from Google’ appears. Click it.

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Step Three: Scroll down to the business section and click ‘Google Apps for Work’

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Step Four: In the next window that appears, click the ‘Get Started’ button

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Step Five: Fill out the information in the next window (your name, current e-mail address, and information about your business)

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Step Six: Chose either ‘use a domain name I have already purchased’ (if you already have a .com webpage/blog) or ‘buy a new domain name’ (if you want to make the leap to having a .com!)

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Step Seven: Choose your username (what your e-mail address will be – for example, mine is rachel@seashellsandsparkles.com – other people have done hello or hi@yourdomainname.com) and your password. 

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After this step, you’ll go on to put in your billing information, and wa-la! You are now the owner of a .com e-mail address! Payment wise, I pay a little less than $5 per month for my e-mail address, but there is an option to pay a year in advance.

Do you have a .com e-mail address? Do you have yours through your hosting company or do you have yours through Google?

22 Comments

    • March 2, 2016 / 7:20 PM

      YES! It makes such a difference and it’s so easy to set up (& cheap!)

  1. March 2, 2016 / 6:30 PM

    I’ve been meaning to make a .com email address.. you are so right, it is way more professional
    -Olivia
    Miss Olivia Says

    • March 2, 2016 / 7:21 PM

      It makes such a difference, and it’s super easy to do!

  2. March 2, 2016 / 9:57 PM

    I have my own email through BlueHost. I believe it’s included with the domain name subscription. I paid for 3 years at $3.95 I think.

    • March 3, 2016 / 10:53 AM

      That’s not bad at all! I had purchased my own e-mail prior to switching to WP & BlueHost so I just kept it going!

    • March 3, 2016 / 1:37 PM

      Of course! It’s so much easier than you would think!

  3. March 3, 2016 / 12:47 PM

    sooo useful. thank you

  4. March 4, 2016 / 12:02 PM

    Great idea! I’ve noticed other bloggers do it, and it definitely has a professional feel to it. And I can’t believe how easy it was for you to do! I get so lost in some of the internet stuff that I just tend to let it go, but this is something I could actually make happen 🙂

    • March 4, 2016 / 2:27 PM

      I’m a huge fan of the .com e-mail addresses, they’re so cute, too! I’m sure you can handle this, if not, let me know and I can help!

  5. March 4, 2016 / 12:45 PM

    I love how you broke this whole thing down. You made it sound so incredibly simple and easy! I like using my gmail address for now, but I’m definitely pinning this for later!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • March 4, 2016 / 2:27 PM

      Aw, thanks Kayla! It’s easier than it seems. Once I did it I was like WOW , why didn’t I do this before?!

    • March 4, 2016 / 4:45 PM

      It’s such an easy (and cheap!) process, and it makes such a difference in the professional world!

  6. Gretchen adams
    March 4, 2016 / 6:04 PM

    Just read your post And made the switch!! I’m In the process of getting my blog up and running. I am so thankful that you girls spread your knowledge. It has been such a huge help through this learning curve. You do such a wonderful job!

    • March 4, 2016 / 6:20 PM

      Aw, thanks Gretchen!! I’m so glad I could help you out! I can’t wait to see your blog, let me know what the URL is!

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