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How to get an inexpensive branded email address with G Suite

You’re already aware of the importance of a branded email address and you’re ready to learn one of the best and easiest way to get one? Keep reading, and you can have your super official email address in less than 15 minutes.

But hey, why G Suite? Here are the top reasons why I’m using it:

If it’s not a question for you just scroll down a bit to learn how to set up your G Suite account.

1) CHEAP

The Basic plan costs you 4 EUR / month, which is even cheaper if you choose the annual plan. For this, you get a personal email address and 30GB cloud storage. (You receive 15GB for your personal gmail account.)

With the Basic edition, Google also provides you with services, like video and voice conferencing, shared calendars and 24/7 support. Not bad… To see the prices and the features of all available editions, follow this link.

2) familiar

Gmail is one of the most preferred email clients, so the chance is that you are already familiar with the interface is pretty high. As you already know how to use it, you can save the time for more important tasks.

3) works great on phone and tablet

You can reach your business emails with the Gmail app or the default email client of your phone – and both works smoothly.

4) It offers a 14-days trial period

You can try it, and if you are not satisfied or find a better solution you can cancel it without losing any money. (Maybe except the price of the domain, but let’s assume you still need a business domain for your biz 🙂 )

Now let’s see, how to set it up:

Add the name of your business (not your domain name), choose the number of your employees and your country.

2) Type in your name and current email address

It can be your personal address. Google will send the confirmation email here, so make sure to use something where you can actually log in.

3) Get a domain name

You will need a domain name. Like www.mybusiness.com

If you already have one you can simply move on to the next step, where you need to add your domain name.

If you don’t have one you should buy it somewhere. If you click on No, I need one you can buy one with Google Domains. (Note, that it is only available for a few countries. If it is not available for you G Suite will automatically offer you another provider later in the process, but you can still check whether your preferred domain name is available.)  I, personally suggest to check it out somewhere else too. GoDaddy, NameCheap, Domain.com are among the most popular ones. Hosting companies – like Hostgator or in my case Hetzner.de – usually also provide you with this option, so if you are looking for hosting services you can do them at once.

4) Username@

As a username, you’ll basically create your future email address. This is the part before @. It can be a general one, like contact, hi, mail@mybusiness.com or your name, like Lilian or Dumbledore@Hogwarts.co.uk

5) Choose a plan

Your chosen plan will only start after the 14-days trial period. The monthly plan is fully flexible, so you can add and delete users anytime or you can decide to delete your account as you want. The yearly plan is a bit cheaper, but you can’t cancel it or delete users until the end of the year, although you can add more any time.

6) Show me the money

Before checking out you can preview your data, and you should add a credit or debit card which will be loaded after the trial period. If you cancel your plan during the trial period Google will not charge you at all.

7) sign in

You’ll receive a welcome email from G Suite. Click on Sign in. It’ll redirect you to the sign in page of Admin Console, where you should type in your NEW email address – you’ve just created –  with the password you added during registration.

8) Setting up your account

Once you’re in Admin Console – when you can control all the accounts – you can add more accounts or just say that you’ve added all you need, then you should verify that the domain is actually yours. You can choose from multiple options and the process depends on where you bought your domain, so I suggest to follow the step-by-step instruction carefully.

If you get lost you should click on the question mark at the top right corner to see the recommended content or to contact with the costumer support, who will help you.

Useful tips and advice

  • Setting up a proper email signature or multiple signature templates in Gmail / G Suite can be challenging, but with a clever trick, you can create one that actually looks nice – even if it’s not perfect in all ways.

Let me know in a comment if you are curious how you can create one 😉

  • While you can’t be logged in with two Gmail accounts you can always open your G Suite business mails next to your personal one
  • You can only change your profile picture in the Admin Console. Took me a bit to figure out – it wasn’t my funniest 20 minutes –  but at least this way you can be sure that your colleagues can’t set any inappropriate one.
  • However, the email interface is familiar Admin Console can be challenging at first. Here is a little help.
  • After trial period billing starts automatically, so if you’ve changed your mind don’t forget to cancel your subscription.
  • If you are still not a fan of G Suite, don’t worry. You can try many other options, like Zoho Mail, ProtonMail, Flaskmail, etc.
  • Check out your domain / hosting / website provider. Some of them offer their own email services, which in many cases included in their website package at no extra cost.
  • If you are still not a fan of G Suite, don’t worry. You can try many other options, like Zoho Mail, ProtonMail, Flaskmail, etc.
  • Check out your domain / hosting / website provider. Some of them offer their own email services, which in many cases included in their website package at no extra cost.

This article is not a sponsored content. I haven’t been hired or paid to recommend G Suite or any other email, hosting or domain provider.

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