Why you should never create free email accounts for business
There are lots of reasons why it’s simply not good to use free email accounts for business, especially if you are a start-up or a small-sized company. Free email accounts providers (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Aol) offer you email accounts for free but, in the business environment, such ‘free’ email may actually cost you money.
Always think about your clients and potential customers and remember that the perceptions play a crucial role in the consumer purchase decision process.
How will they perceive you and your products and services if they see that your email address is a free one? Probably cheap and not trustworthy.
Remember that free email accounts are not for business.
Have a look at these main reasons why you should stop using free email accounts for business.
First impression counts!
Remember that Email addresses such as firstname.lastname@example.org/gmail.com looks amateur. Having a professional email address (e.g. email@example.com) is the first step to success as it gives your customers confidence in you and your business.
Free email costs you money
Potential customers may think you are not a stable and serious company and they will not trust you enough to do business with you. At the end of the day, if you are a small business or a start-up with very tight budget the loss of potential customers will cost you more than a basic email only hosting plan.
Lower deliverability of your emails
Sending emails to your potential customers can be tricky, especially if you send a high volume of emails. Spam blockers may assume that your emails are spam or unsafe and your messages will likely be deleted or never opened.
How to create an email account that looks professional
If you have a website
If you already have a website, you should check the features of your current web hosting package as email hosting is usually included in your package. In this case, your next step should be contacting your web hosting provider to find out how to setup email on your existing domain name.
If you don’t have a website
If you don’t currently need a website but would like to have professional email account, the email only hosting plan is perfect for you. Remember that once you decide that you need a website your Email hosting can easily be upgraded to a full website hosting plan with your already chosen domain name.
2 simple steps to set up your professional email now
Step 1: Choose a domain name you would like to use, the words after @, for example webdesigner.co.uk. You can use our Free Domain Name Checker to find out if the domain name you would like to use is available
Step 2: Select the email hosting plan. We provide email hosting for as little as £6 a month and you can have up to 3 separated mailboxes on your chosen name, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org .
Find out more about all features of our email only hosting plan here