Sometimes in business, it’s the little things that add up to create a good first impression. As an example of the difference between receiving an email from “businesssgmail.com”. And “firstname.lastname@example.org.” With all other things being equal. The latter comes across as more professional and trustworthy. As a result, in today’s guide, we’re going to show you some of the best options for a business email address creation so you can put your best virtual foot forward.
Benefits Of A Business Email Address
Some of the benefits of creating an email address account are obvious. If you want customers to communicate with you through your website. So, your IT department may have already set up a professional email address to handle these inquiries.
But there are other reasons that you need a business email. Let’s run through the most important benefits. Your brand name is reflected in the communications that you offer to customers. If you plan on sending any type of promotions, then you want to avoid the spam filter and create a professional business email address to remember your brand. So, you will need a custom email address to use email service providers like MailChimp or Constant Contact in order to send out marketing pieces and customer communications.
Business Email Address Creation
Before we get to the “how”, first let’s talk about what we need to start. The most important thing that you need is a domain name. For those who don’t know, a domain name is the address of your website. For example, when you type visualmodo.com in the address bar of your web browser, you’re on the homepage of Visualmodo. So visualmodo.com is a domain name.
Apart from a domain name, you may also have a live website. But that’s not a requirement for creating your professional email account. Now, if you do a quick search on Google, you’ll find many ways using which you can create a business email. However, you should be careful with this approach as you may end up losing your important data.
With reliability and security in mind, we’ll share two methods with you in this article using which you can start the business email address creation. So without further ado, let’s get started with the first method.
Set Up Your Business (Domain) Name
First, go to Bluehost’s website and click on the Get Started Now button. Next, you’ll need to select a hosting plan. If you choose the ‘basic’ plan, you’ll get a domain and 5 business email accounts free. The other plans, ‘plus’ and ‘choice plus,’ allow you to use unlimited business emails.
Review all 3 plans and select the plan that works best for your needs. Next, you can a select domain name for your business. Just enter your business name and click on the ‘Next’ button. After that, Bluehost will check if the name is available for registration or not. You’ll need to try again with another name if it’s not available.
Once you have your finalized domain name, you’ll need to enter your account information and make the payment. After that, you’ll receive an email with your hosting login details. Then, you can log into your hosting control panel and start creating your free business email addresses.
Free Business Email Account Creation
Once you’re in your Bluehost dashboard, locate and click on the ‘Email & Office’ menu on the left-hand side. Next, you’ll see the Email Accounts page where you can create and manage your business email addresses. At first, you’ll see an email account created by default.
To create a new business email, click on the ‘Create’ button. After that, it’ll open Create an Email Account page. You’ll need to enter your username and password first. Then, you can also select your mailbox quota. Once done, click on the ‘Create’ button. That’s it. It takes just a few minutes to create a free business email address. As a result, your new business email has been created, and you can see it on the Email Accounts page.
Now you can repeat the steps above to create additional business email addresses for your employees or company use like email@example.com.
Using Your Email
Now that you’ve created a free business email account, you’re ready to use your email address to send emails to your customers. You can use your Bluehost email with a webmail application or a desktop mail client. To get started, you’ll need to click on the ‘Check Email’ link. Now you’ll see default webmail application options. You can choose any listed application to check your business email after it’s creation.
Alternatively, you can use a desktop email application like ‘Microsoft Outlook for Windows’ on your computer. Bluehost detects your device automatically and offers you the necessary configuration settings to let you set up a desktop application.