re you wondering how to create a professional email address? Keep reading, we’ll show you how to make a free, professional email address for your blog.
When you start a blog, it’s important to have a professional email address. This will give your blog credibility and show people that you’re serious about your business.
If you’re not sure how to create one, don’t worry.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a free business email address at your own domain, step-by-step.
Why Do You Need a Professional Email Address?
A professional business email address is an email address that uses your own business domain name, instead of the generic Yahoo or Gmail domain at the end.
Here are a few reasons why it’s important to use an email address that matches your domain:
- It looks more professional than a Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail address
- A branded email will build trust and help increase email open rates
- It reduces the risk of your emails being marked as spam
- Every email you send will promote your brand
- A branded email address is easy to remember
To get a professional email address, you need to create a domain first and then create your email address to match.
We’ll show you exactly how to do that later on in this article…
If you don’t have a domain picked for your blog or website yet, you can read this guide on how to choose the best domain name. It also includes tips on picking the right domain extension and why you should stick with .com.
Are Business Emails Free (Actually)?
Now, you might be asking: How do I get a free business email address?
To be clear, you can’t get a free professional email address with your own website domain at the end, like [email protected].
You are able to get a free email address that ends in @gmail.com or @outlook.com. But, that doesn’t look as professional as an email address with your own domain.
You need to pay for blog hosting to get an email address that matches your domain name.
Luckily, blog hosting services like Bluehost offer a free business email address with their hosting plans. So, when you pay for hosting, you’ll get a free business email address included.
We’ll show you how to set it up, step-by-step, in the next section.
How to Make a Professional Email Address for Free with Bluehost
If you already have a custom domain name and a website, you might be able to set up an email address with your current hosting provider.
However, many web hosting companies charge extra to set up a professional email address.
Plus, Blog Tyrant readers can take advantage of this special offer of 60% off Bluehost:
That deal includes a free email address, free domain name, free SSL certificate, and more. It’s got everything you need to start a professional blog.
Ready to set up your professional email address?
Let’s get started!
Step 1: Get Started with Bluehost
The first thing you need to do is visit the Bluehost website and click on the Get Started Now button.
You’ll then be prompted to choose one of Bluehost’s pricing plans.
There are 3 plans to choose from:
- Basic – Starts at $2.75/month for 1 website, 1 free domain, 5 email accounts, and 100 MB of email storage per account.
- Plus – Starts at $4.95/month for unlimited websites, unlimited email accounts, and unlimited email storage.
- Choice Plus – Starts at $5.45/month for unlimited websites, unlimited email accounts, unlimited email storage, and over $80/year in extra features.
The Basic plan comes with everything you need to set up your blog and create a few email accounts.
For larger businesses that need a lot of email accounts, the Plus plan would be better a better option.
Pick the plan you want and choose the Select button to continue.
Step 2: Choose a Free Domain Name
In the next step, you need to choose the domain name that you want to appear at the end of your professional email address.
This domain name is free with your Bluehost plan.
Simply type your desired domain name into the box provided and click the Next button.
Bluehost will then search and check if your domain name is available.
If the domain name that you want is taken, you can use a free domain name generator to come up with something different.
When Bluehost indicates that your domain name is available, you can start creating your account.
Just fill out your account information like your name, address, and personal email address. Then, proceed through the checkout process by entering your billing information.
After completing the purchase, Bluehost will email you the receipt, the hosting account login details, and the email control panel (cPanel) login details.
With that, you’re ready to create your free business email address!
Step 3: Create Your Free Professional Email Address
Creating an email address with Bluehost is super easy.
First, log in to your Bluehost account with the credentials that were sent to your email inbox.
In your hosting account dashboard, click on the Email & Office tab. Then, click on the Manage button next to your domain name.
Next, click on the Create button to make your first professional email address.
On the next page, you can then enter a username. The username will appear before the @ in your email address.
Further down, you can click on the Generate button to automatically generate a secure password.
You can also set an email storage space limit on this page or set it to ‘Unlimited.’
When you’re finished, click the +Create button.
That’s it! You’ve created a free professional email address with Bluehost. If you want to create additional email addresses, simply repeat this process.
Now, you need to log in to your brand new email account and send an email.
Step 4: Access Your Email Account at Bluehost
After creating your email address, you’ll be redirected back to the ‘Email Accounts’ page. Here you can see the email address you just created.
To access your new email account, click on the Check Email link.
If you don’t already have a default webmail application set up, Bluehost will prompt you to choose one. It doesn’t matter which one you pick.
Bluehost will then take you to a webmail interface. Click on the Open button to open your webmail.
Bluehost also lets you connect your free business email to your phone or computer. That way, you don’t have to log in to your Bluehost account each time to check your email. You can use the instructions on the right-side of the screen to set it up.
After clicking on the Open button, you can now check your inbox, send an email, add contacts, and more.
Lastly, we’ll go over a few tips for managing your professional email address…
Step 5: Manage Your Email Account
To manage your email account, click on the Advanced tab in your Bluehost dashboard and then select Email Accounts.
Next, click on the Manage link next to your email address.
This will open up a page that lists a number of different ways you can manage your email account.
You can free up your email storage, manage email filters, set up automated responses, connect devices, and configure your calendar and contacts.
If you need to delete the email account, you’ll find the delete option when you scroll further down the page.
That’s a wrap! Your professional email address is now set up and you’re ready to send messages to your readers, clients, and other contacts.
Professional Email Address FAQs
Before you go, if you have any other questions about professional email addresses and how to use them, take a look at these frequently asked questions.
What is a good professional email address?
The recommended format for a professional email address is [email protected].
But, here are a few more professional email address examples:
Can I use Gmail as a professional email?
A Gmail address like [email protected] is not a professional-looking email address. It’s fine for personal use, but if you have a blog or another business, you’ll want an email address at your own domain.
However, you can use Google Workspace, formerly known as G Suite to create a professional email address. Google Workspace is a premium email service that lets you set up a professional business email account with your chosen domain name.
Google Workspace plans start at $6/user/month and come with features like secure business email, 100 participant video meetings, 30 GB cloud storage per user, and more.
How can I get a free business email without domain?
Unfortunately, you cannot create a free business email without a domain.
You are able to create a free email address with Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo, but it will not have your business name. Therefore, it won’t be a professional business email address.
Can I get a business email without a website?
Yes, you can create a business email address without creating a website.
You will still need to pay for Bluehost website hosting though. With the basic plan, you’ll get 5 free email addresses and a free domain name.
Should I display my email address on my website?
No, we don’t recommend displaying your email address on your website. This can cause you to receive tons of spam emails and you could get added to email marketing lists that you don’t want to join.
Instead, we recommend adding a contact form to your website. This will allow visitors to easily contact you without getting access to your email address.
Follow this tutorial to learn how to add a contact form in WordPress.
We hope this tutorial helped you create a professional email address for your blog or business.
Now that you have a business email address, you might be interested in learning how to create an email newsletter.
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