I’ve been toying with the idea of switching from my personal gmail account to a business email account for years. After my Tuesday’s Together meeting this week, I was convinced that I needed to make the switch. What took me so long? Well, I think it was because I was scared of the unknown. I wasn’t sure how to make the process seamless and simply put it on the back burner because my personal email worked just fine for me. I wondered, “So if my personal account works for me, why switch?” What if I missed a client’s email because I didn’t set it up right? My email is elizabethnord@gmail – it’s not like I’m saying my email is blueyedfille18@hotmail” … yeah, that was my high school email/AIM screenname, y’all. It happened. You know you had a cutesy one too! 😉
My advice? DO IT. Just switch already! Much to my surprise, it was incredibly seamless and so much easier than I anticipated, (Thanks Godaddy!) PLUS you can easily set it up to forward to your current e-mailing service so you can have all of your emails in one place. I wanted to share this advice with you guys to give you the reasons why I made the switch and help you make the decision for yourself!
If you use GoDaddy and need help setting up your email for the first time, read this! I also just called their support line and they walked me through the process. I just LOVE their customer service!
So why did I finally make the switch?? Here are some reasons why.
BONUS Tip: If you’re a one man show (no shame, y’all! I am right there with you for now!) use your name instead of info or hello. Ex: email@example.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org. The reason why I suggest this is because it’s more personal when you include your name. However, if you have a team – this may not apply to you as much. For you guys, it (having a sales, info, hello, etc) might be a great fit so that the appropriate contact person is answering those specific emails and so you can prioritize certain emails over others.
When did you know that switching from a personal to a business email was the right move for you? Let me know in the comments below if you know of another way people can sign up for a business email account! I’d love to hear from you.