The Best $5 To Spend on Your Blog: Get A Custom Email Address

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If you're an aspiring entrepreneurial blogger, you're probably always looking for ways to give your business a more streamlined and professional edge. One minor, inexpensive upgrade that can really boost your “cred” is a custom email address for your blog.

Just picture it: [email protected]

So how do you do it? The easiest and most straight-forward way I have found is through Gmail. They have a free 30 day trial for your custom email, and after that it's just $5 per month per user. If you're the only person using the address, that's just $55 per year.

A custom email address can be especially helpful if you have contributors, interns or a blogging partner. This way, emails sent from each member of your team will have a cohesive feel, and help build your online identity as a brand.

To get started with Gmail, click here. Once you create a new address, you can sync it with your personal account so all your emails arrive at the same inbox.

Gmail isn't your only option – though it's convenient if you're already using their hosting for your personal and/or blog account. If you bought your domain name through GoDaddy, you might consider using their hosting (their “deluxe” package has unlimited storage and up to 10 accounts for less than $4 a month.)

A custom email address probably isn't going to make or break your next deal, but as your site grows and your business develops, it's a detail that you may find increasingly important and hey – it looks pretty cool.

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7 Responses

  1. Lauren - Slowburn Fastburn

    I have my blog hosted through blogger and got a custom email address. It looks so professional and makes it easier to keep all my blogging emails in one place! Great idea!


  2. Sarah

    Great idea but I often find custom domain email addresses go straight to my spam box :/
    Maybe this is reserved for the full time, big time bloggers?

    Sarah x

  3. Patreisha Richey

    I never considered the importance of a custom email address for my blog. While I am still too “small” to invest in one now, if I continue on the path that I am on, I will most certainly make the investment.