How your email address can make you look unprofessional?
Are you using free-to-use personal e-mail accounts (like gmail.com) for your business? In simple words: Using these types of e-mail accounts can massively damage your credibility as a serious and established business. The free version of Gmail is a professional service but it’s mainly for individuals and not for businesses. Let’s see why:
It’s no longer accepted as professional to use these types of e-mail addresses for business communications. E-mail addresses are generally provided on letters, business cards and websites. Your e-mail address might be part of the first impression you make. Normally, only an unsophisticated or very small business wouldn’t have the knowledge and resources to have company domain e-mail. Even if you are a professional and sophisticated business owner, the use of a consumer type e-mail address says otherwise. These types of e-mail accounts can give the impression you are not an established or serious business. If you are using a Gmail or similar type of account for business, your e-mails run the risk of looking like they may be spam and either being ignored.
Let’s imagine that you are looking for a new solicitor because your last one didn’t do such a great job. You are given e-mail addresses of three solicitors by friends:
Which one of the two above sounds more serious to you?
Getting back to remodeling firm e-mail, you can see why you want to make sure you use an e-mail address that uses your company’s website domain, such as firstname.lastname@example.org
If you already have a company domain, getting e-mail addresses with your domain name is simple. In many cases your web hosting company can provide them to you. If not, the company you have your domain registered with can provide them to you.
We also offer web- and e-mail hosting solutions for our Clients. We can help you set this up in the most professional way. Please get in touch if you need more information. We are always here to help.