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.
If it’s not a question for you just scroll down a bit to learn how to set up your G Suite account.
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.
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.
You can reach your business emails with the Gmail app or the default email client of your phone – and both works smoothly.
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 🙂 )
Add the name of your business (not your domain name), choose the number of your employees and your country.
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or your name, like Lilian or Dumbledore@Hogwarts.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let me know in a comment if you are curious how you can create one 😉
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. This article was published in 08/2018, so parts of it might be outdated.