An email address can say a lot than just the emails you send. Recently, I found an printing company online and scheduled a consultation to get help with our marketing strategy with respect to pamphlets,etc. The consultant replied to my request through email, and that’s when I noticed she was using a personal Gmail address. Seeing this made me think twice. Was she really as established and professional as I thought she was? With all of the work you do to establish your company and attract new customers, don’t let a little thing like an email address distract your potential customers.

Advantages to Using a Personalized Business Email Address

Free email accounts are easy to get and use, so you might think twice before switching to a paid account. But when you look at the advantages of using your domain name for your email address — such as increased credibility, branding opportunities and how affordable they are — you’ll see you can’t afford not to use one.

Quick Solution: Hostking’s Business Class email starts at around R9 a month and is simple to set up and match it to your domain name. It also includes an integrated calendar and free online storage.

How do you get a personalized business email address?

If your business has a website, then you’ll want your email address to match the domain name. If you don’t have a website yet, then you’ll need to start by getting a domain name.

Tip: Select your domain name carefully because you’re going to want a business website on the domain eventually. A domain is a key part of your brand, so take the time to find a name that represents your company brand, is fairly short, easy to spell and easy to remember. Try not to use hyphen’s etc. as they are hard to remember.

Domain registrars like Hostking offer inexpensive email plans that use your domain name. Also, many will give you a free email address when you buy a domain name or a site builder, so check out their add-ons.