It must be admitted that popular free email service providers such as Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook or Zoho provide email accounts with various attractive conveniences and facilities to their users.
All you have to do is fill in some personal data such as name, address and date of birth and then in a few minutes you can have a free email address with a large capacity and luxurious facilities.
The question now is what if you use the free email service for business purposes, for example as a company email address? Is it profitable or is it detrimental?
It’s okay to use a free email address for business purposes. But for the long term, it is highly recommended for business people to have an email address with their own domain name.
You will get great benefits by using an email address that contains your business or company name. From a professional perspective, this can indirectly show potential customers how serious you are in this business.
It will be easier for customers to remember your business name if you use an email address with your own domain name. Logically, people would be more impressed and easier to remember the email address “email@example.com” than “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
In addition, there are several negative impressions that may arise if you use a free email address, which include:
- The business you run is a small scale business or is not managed properly.
- Communication via email is not a top priority.
- Your company does not have an official website.
Then, how do you create an email address with your own domain name?
FIRST, you must register a domain name that matches your business name.
Choose a domain name that is short but can represent the name of the business or company you are running. The domain name registration price is not too expensive, between 9 – 15 USD and it is valid for 1 year.
SECOND, find a suitable email hosting service provider.
Web hosting companies usually offer packages that allow customers to create one or more email addresses with their own domain name. You can create an email address via the control panel provided by the web hosting company, for example cPanel.
Web hosting prices vary, there are hosting packages that cost 5 USD/month, 20 SD/month, 100 USD/month and so on, depending on the features offered by each web hosting company.
Another alternative, if you need email with a large capacity, you can take advantage of an email service provider that provides facilities for users to be able to use their own domain name, for example Google Apps or Zoho Mail.