How to Create a Business Email for Your Blog and Website

July 8, 2016
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how to create a custom email account for your blog domain

When you own your website you get to not only choose your domain name, you also can set up a custom email address with your domain name in it.

For example, if your domain name is WaltertheWarrior.com, you get to create an account like walter@walterthewarrior.com or info@walterthewarrior.com

What is a business email?

A business email address is the professional way of contacting clients, colleagues, customers and the like. An email address can be the first thing people see when correspondence starts, so it is vitally important that it is appropriate in every sense. Impressions are everything in business, so your old email address from your school days is unlikely to cut it. This is the case of someone who is self employed and are trying to build your own blog, but if you work for or own a company, your business email address will be connected to said company. For example: j.smith@apple.com. Different businesses have different ways of setting these up, so it really depends on the company in that regard.

These emails are usually hosted by specific email holders, but they can cost various amounts of money so in terms of that it is best to look at the right option for you. Bluehost and Zoho are possibilities. Bluehost is best if you need a domain name, while Zoho could be best for you if you have one in place. But there are many different ways of how to create a business email.

Why do you need to create a business email?

A business email can say a lot about your professionalism and the business itself. It is really crucial to get an email address that sells the business in its own way. This is particularly crucial for self employed or if you are a small business owner. In that case, you are probably in the process of building your reputation and, as mentioned before, it can be damaging if you don’t come across as professional. Also, it’s a great way of getting some free brand exposure. 

How to Create a FREE Custom Email Account for Your Blog Domain

Step One: Go to the BlueHost homepage and click the “Login” tab in the upper right area.

If you don’t have a BlueHost Account than please click on the button below and follow our step by step guide at the homepage.

Step Two: Type in your username and password to your BlueHost account.

^Remember here that your Bluehost account password may be different than your WordPress blog.

^^Forgot your password? You can always click the “forgot password” link on this page to reset the password.

how to create a custom email account for your blog domain

Step Three: Once you get in click the “email” tab you find at the top of the page.

how to create a custom email account for your blog domainStep Four: Click “create an email account”

how to create an email account for your blog domain

Step Five: Put in your new email account details and click the create button.

^Don’t worry about the default webmail client. I do typically choose Roundcube because Bluehost recommends it.

^^I like to select “Unlimited mailbox size” so that way my email inbox never gets too full. 🙂

how to create a custom email account for your blog domainStep Six: With your account now created you can login and start using it any time.

^This is an easy process. Just go back to the Bluehost homepage whenever you want to lock in. Then click the login tab at the top right, then choose the “webmail login” option.

How to create a custom email account for your blog domain

Business email FAQs

The key thing about building a business email is to remember you cannot go to regular holder to host it. By that, it means no Gmail, Outlook, Hotmail or others. Perhaps that would be okay if you were self employed, selling a product or a service, but you’ll need to buy a domain if you are starting or taking over a company. There are many FAQs that people have when it comes to an issue as business emails. Here are a few, with answers.

For those who are interested in a more advanced email system, take a look at the “forwarding” and “autoresponders” sections you find in the Bluehost email manager. You might want to use these tools for some email marketing. Although I recommend MailChimp for your email marketing needs, I may come back and do a blog post on these useful features.

Can I create a free custom business email address?

You can create free business emails, but they won’t be custom and unique. You can have it hosted by Gmail, for example, but you won’t be able to host it there and still have ‘@yourbusiness’ in your address. Instead, it would be yourbusiness@gmail, and it would be the same for a number of different hosting places, including Yahoo, iCloud, which is created with the use of iOS, and Outlook.

Can I create a free business email without a domain?

In short, no. If you want your business email, you’ll have to sign up for a domain and create your own website. These usually cost a fair bit of money and are paid per year, but priced monthly. There are great offers out there, but when it comes to price, you shouldn’t necessarily look for the cheapest, but make sure you balance it with the most reliable domain hosts. If you find the one for you, then you’ll be on your way.

Can I use mobile and desktop apps with my business address?

Great news! You can. With IOS on Mac and IPhone, you can connect a lot of different emails and then emails will be pushed straight to you, depending on the settings you choose. It is no different with other smartphone provider, too. So you will have your emails with you wherever you go, and that can be huge for the efficiency of your business.

What are some business email examples?

This has been explained already. A business email can be the name of someone @ the business title, or the business title @ a free provider, such as Gmail or Yahoo. There are different options and in truth it really depends on what you needs are.

Here’s how to set up personalized email accounts with your new blog!

Author Bio:

Matthew Kaboomis Loomis is the owner of Build Your Own Blog. Connect with him on Google+ and Twitter

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  1. harsh says:    •   3 years

    Nice post!! A real hardwork can be seen in this post. It was so good to read it. Thank you so much for sharing this post.

    Regards
    Harsh

  2. Susan says:    •   3 years

    Thanks so much, Matthew, for walking me through this. Once again, you’ve been so very helpful. I really appreciate it!

    1. Matthew Loomis says:    •   3 years Author

      Very cool, Susan! Happy to hear how much you like this. 🙂

      Cheers,

      Matthew