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 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!
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
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.
Step Three: Scroll down to the business section and click ‘Google Apps for Work’
Step Four: In the next window that appears, click the ‘Get Started’ button
Step Five: Fill out the information in the next window (your name, current e-mail address, and information about your business)
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!)
Step Seven: Choose your username (what your e-mail address will be – for example, mine is email@example.com – other people have done hello or firstname.lastname@example.org) and your password.
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?