Does it look bad to use a @gmail.com email address for your business?
Can @gmail.com be used for business?
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There are cheaper options to set up an @domainname email address, I pay only for the domain and use gmails built in SMTP login features and sent it from my email.
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Darn. I just bought my domain and subbed to 1yr of basic essentials email. I don't think Ican get my money back now after I set it all up.DaveProductions wrote: ↑Aug 3rd, 2017 6:38 pmThere are cheaper options to set up an @domainname email address, I pay only for the domain and use gmails built in SMTP login features and sent it from my email.
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Aug 5th, 2017 1:35 am
What about lawyer? I know of someone who does criminal law and her email address on her card is ********firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ↑Aug 4th, 2017 2:07 pmDepends a lot on nature of the business.
I would agree with others that if your business is to sell products or services direct to individuals (B2C), it screams lack of scale or seriousness. A serious business of such a sort requires some investment of financial resources and time to set up a presence, purchase inventory, develop fulfilment processes, etc. If you haven't made the effort to set up a domain with associated email, it beggars the question of what else have you not done, and how much commitment to continuity are you really making.
On the other hand, my own business is providing specialized (non-IT) consulting advice. While I have a company, which has a domain, associated email, and professional website, a fair number of my peers, including some very successful ones, just have a random email address; perhaps no website, or a home-made one that feels like 2005. Some of the email addresses are gmail, even hotmail, or whatever internet-provider address they ended up with. If you're a 30-years-of-experience retired executive and/or angel investor, with impeccable credentials, that's OK. In fact, for some of them I suspect it is part of their brand image -- they're telegraphing that they're beyond having to establish their credibility. And, of course, the robustness of their corporate set-up and business processes in this case is not relevant.