Congratulations! By now, you should have a domain name.
The next step is to set up your email account. You are going to want to have a way for people to communicate with you. Because you have a domain name, you can now have an email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doesn’t that look professional? It is simple to use. The mail sent to this address can forward to an email account that you use now. It looks a lot more professional than email@example.com. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like Gmail. It is great. It is just not great for your business. It looks low key and gives the impression that you are not committed.
Now, this email address is not an email account. You cannot send email from this account. This may not be necessary for your business and it is completely fine. If you want to go a step further, you can get an email account for $1.99 a month. This will allow you to SEND email from your email address instead of just receiving them.
So let’s do some math. You spent $10-$15 for your domain name for the year. Now you spend $1.99 a month to be able to communicate with your customers. You are now sitting at $34-$39ish for the year. Not bad. That is under $4 a month. That seems pretty affordable to have a professional way for your customers to find you and for you to communicate back with them.
Set up can be simple and if there are questions, I am always available at my email address, Irving@TryonComputers.com. (Doesn’t that look professional?)
Go ahead. Take the next step today and get yours here. You will be glad you did.