Ditch the personal email ❌
We don’t want to be the ones to tell you this but email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org doesn’t look professional (sorry Ben).
Many starting out neglect a professional email for far too long but as the old saying goes, start as you mean to go on.
Let Google handle it 🚀
The problem is that emails, domains and cloud services are all still alien to most of us.
Thankfully good old Google has wrapped this all up for £4.14/mo into a service called G-Suite (formerly G-Apps.).
Email works with pretty much any phone, desktop or tablet you’re already using…
G-Suite Overview 👏
G-Suite is swift to become the working backbone of any business.
You can create documents, spreadsheets, presentations all online and collaborate with colleagues or clients.
You’ll also receive 30GB of cloud storage via G-Drive, perfect for storing and sharing files with clients.
G-Suite Top Tip 👨💻
The only groundwork you’ll need is a domain to turn that @gmail.com into a @BenTheBestDJ.co.uk.
Google offers this via Google Domains and a TLD (Top Level Domain) like .co.uk costs only £10/year.
We recommend heading over to https://domains.google/ to pick out a domain and add G-Suite in at Checkout.
Once this is done you’ve claimed your very own stake on the internet.
Worth noting, if you’re creating a new website from scratch then a service like ‘Squarespace’ will make purchasing a working domain and accompanying G-Suite (with immediate email) very easy indeed.