So, I’ve been working and talking with a lot of photographers. And something that makes me cringe just a little is when I see that their email address is something like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or even firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no reason for this! You can have a personalized email address and most likely, it won’t cost you a dime!
To begin with, let’s start with what you need.
1) Your Domain Name
2) Access to Your Hosting Company
That’s it! Of course, this can be more difficult for some and that’s okay. If you don’t have a domain name or hosting for your website (i.e. your blog is at wordpress.com or blogspot) then this can be motivation to get you going! The couple bucks a month will immediately lend you prestige and boost your professionalism which can help you book clients.
It’s super simple, only a few steps!
Now, I use Tiger Tech as my hosting. It’s a small company and they have amazing support and servers, but you can use whomever you want! Host Gator and Go Daddy are two big names, between the two I prefer Host Gator, but again, it is completely up to you. My steps are going to be using Tiger Tech, but I’m including links on how to do this for Host Gator and Go Daddy as well! For Blu Domain, click on this link and scroll down to “How do I set up my E-Mail addresses? “
Bam! You now have an email address! The next step is to add it to wherever you want to read those emails. There are steps on how to check it on your smart phone, desktop, even have it read through your Gmail account.
So now you don’t have an excuse! But if you are still nervous or are confused even now, contact me! Email me and I can help you out. Heck, the first ten people that ask via email or comment, I’ll even do it for them for free! I want you to be successful, and having a real email address is a great way to start.