If you have ever wondered if you needed your own email address the answer is Yes! If you have never even thought about a personal email and you are doing anything online outside your personal communication with family and friends and social media then it’s time to think about it. In this article we are going to look at the top 5 reasons you should have a personal email address.
1. It gives you a more professional appearance.
You have to admit email@example.com just looks better and more professional than firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or even firstname.lastname@example.org. When you have a personal email address, automatically you go from just a name to an actual brand.
2. It’s easier to remember and share.
People can, and usually do, remember your brand before they necessarily remember you. An extreme example would be Steve Jobs and Apple. Just about everyone in the world knows Steve Jobs’ name because of his association with Apple. Which one are you more likely to forget if you never heard either again, Steve Jobs the name or Apple the brand?
3. It puts your brand in front of people.
If you use email@example.com as your email address who are you promoting whenever you send or receive an email? You are probably thinking Gmail (Google) and you would be right. Every time somebody sends you an email the Gmail brand is getting stronger, even if subconsciously. If every time somebody emails you or they type in firstname.lastname@example.org to email you, it’s your brand and name that is getting strong. Google’s is strong enough!
4. It promotes your website.
If you have a website, and you should, then having a personal email address is even more important. Every email that you send or get sent is free promotion for your website.
5. It registers your domain name.
Getting a personal email address requires registering a domain name. Even if you don’t have a website or are planning on launching a website in the future, this will lock down the name for you. Registering your domain name is like staking claim to it for your personal use.
Well, there you have it. Those are our top 5 reasons why you should have a personal email address. We offer great hosted email solutions that will have you right in no time. All of our solutions include domain registration, multiple email addresses, support and more!