I have seen so many professional business cards with a gmail
address on it and my first instinct is never to take that person seriously!
Maybe it is just my way of filtering the noise but how many companies and business executives do the same thing as me when they look at a business card with a Gmail, Hotmail or yahoo address?
Most people will say, this is a way of keeping costs down and to use as much free stuff when you starting out in business.
Personally, using the FREE EMAIL risks the following;
- You missing out on Marketing Opportunities
A perfect way for your Brand to stick at the minds of people is when you use your own business name in an email address. The business sells itself without making an effort.
Using the FREE EMAIL, makes you lose that marketing opportunity!
- It looks unprofessional
Flashy looking business cards with a gmail, yahoo or even a Hotmail email address just looks unprofessional. As much as someone appears to look and play the play the part, the FREE Email address makes you look like a fake. It is like a Michael Jackson impersonator – everything looks real until they open their voice to SING.
- Hackers love FREE email account
Free EMAIL account are so easy to hack! A lot of hacks on email happens on gmail, yahoo and Hotmail. Using your own business email makes it harder to be hacked.
- Can be mistaken for a SPAM
Have you wondered why most of your proposals sent to companies and business never get a reply? Maybe because it was mistaken has a spam and its’ either blocked or sitting in the spam box. Free EMAILS are associated with SPAM and 9/10 your proposal would be considered the same.
It is not hard to get your own domain name. A lot of ISP’s provide that already.
I used to use a google business before when I registered shellnetpng.com but they started charging monthly for every other email account created. I now use ONE.COM, as I can have as many email address under just one domain account name.
If you need your own domain name – hit me up and I can assist you.