Professional Email Address

Now that you have your company domain locked down you can go setup your professional email. If you already have a Gmail account, one of the easiest places to setup your professional email address with your domain is through Google G-Suite. Prices start at $5/mo for each email address you need.

But, before you decide to lock yourself down with G-Suite, you should take a good look over Rackspace Email.  Prices start at $10/month, but that includes 5 email addresses, if you need more, each email address is just $2 more each month. Think of how many people will be in your company and how many different department emails you’ll have starting up. (i.e. [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], etc.) Rackspace has an incredible technical support team that’s available 24/7. Not to mention their online setup tools are really easy to follow, even non-techy types can get a professional email setup in minutes.

Where to Host Your Website

So you’ve got your business domain and professional email up. Time to find a place to house your website. Almost everyone knows about GoDaddy, you can’t miss their crazy Superbowl ads every year. If you’ve been thinking of starting a business and searching the net to read anything about entrepreneurship, eCommerce, Internet Marketing, I’ll bet you’ll have seen ads from Hostgator, popping up on your phone, websites you visit regularly. And if you’ve opened a business, computer, even gaming magazine in the last 10 years, you’re sure to have come across 1&1 Hosting. I could continue down the line listing hundreds of other “hosting” companies just the ones I just mentioned. They all have AMAZING hosting packages for just a few dollars a month.

What you need to know, is that their basic packages are known as “shared hosting” packages. That means your website is going to be on a computer that’s housing 1000s of other websites too. Problem with that, is how fast your website “loads”. Since there are 1000s of other websites on that one computer, the computer has to figure which website to deliver first when people are going to them. This slows your website down. By a LOT. Places like Google and Facebook are already putting measures in place to send less visitors to any websites that take too long to load. How long is too long? Try 5 seconds.

Best Website Platform

Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace are all REALLY tempting, as you totally design your website exactly the way you want it, without spending a fortune, but what good is a website if all the major traffic sources (Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing) are making it hard for people to find you because your website is too slow, or doesn’t meet the most current SEO standards. That’s the reality you face when you use one of