If you’ve been on the internet for any time at all, you already know what a Gmail account is. Google pretty much dominates the internet for most practical purposes, so most business people (and everyone else) has a Gmail account, even if it’s only to use as a secondary address. Google and their Gmail account service are actually so effective and easy to use, that many bloggers and site owners will use their platform over setting up a custom email address with their site domain. Another option is to create a business account where you can still use the Gmail platform, but setup your own domain name for your custom email address.
Gmail.com is where you can start if you don’t yet have a Gmail email address. That is also where you will find a drop-down menu of all of Google’s services that you can sign up for including YouTube, Google Drive, Calendar, and many other tools. The great thing about having a Gmail account is that you only have to sign into your Gmail account and you’ll automatically have access to all of the other Google tools.
What’s the difference?
There is some confusion on Google Email since there is also the term “Google Email” floating around. But as you can see from this Wiki entry, there is no difference between Gmail and Google Email. It just depends on which country you are located in.
Some countries such as Germany and the U.K. require you to get a “googlemail.com” domain email rather than a gmail.com address. But it comes from the same source: Google Mail.
How to Create a Google Email Account
To register for a Google email account, follow these steps.
- Go to the Google Account Creation page. Enter your name, user name, the password that you create, and your birthday, and phone number. Include your current or alternate email address. This will be used to contact you in the event of a security breach or other problem with your account. You can also use this email to obtain your password or user name if you ever forget it or lose it.
- Wait for the welcome notice and log into your account at Google. Make sure and keep your user name and password in a safe place so that no one else can use it. Remember that, if you use mobile devices and have an Android-based device, you will need to log into Google before you can do anything online with your device. Once you are logged in, it’s easy.
- Check your email at Gmail.com or Googleemail.com. You should receive a notification that your new email address has been set up and is ready for use. Get familiar with the functions available at Gmail.com. There are numerous settings such as the ability to block senders or apply rules on messages, as well as creating contacts and folders.
- Do a test email to make sure your email is working correctly. This will ensure that it is working when you need to use it to send business mail or messages to your contacts.
Remember that you will register at gmail.com or googlemail.com depending on your geographic area.
One great thing about Gmail and Google Email is that it allows you instant access to a host of different tools for business such as the Google Calendar application on both desktop and mobile, as well as Google Plus, Google Translate, and of course, YouTube.
Google is most known for its ability to allow users to use a plethora of convenient tools and services all streamlined in one place and easily accessible from multiple devices.
It will still get there
One note to remember about the Gmail.com vs. Googleemail.com addresses is the fact that sending an email to someone at gmail.com will get to their googleemail.com address as well as to a gmail.com address, provided the user name is correct.
The reason Google provided the Googleemail.com accounts to people in other countries is due to a legal issue in which Google had to agree not to register Gmail addresses under Googleemail.com, or vice-versa.
Why Have a Gmail Address?
Some WordPress users or others who already have an email address wonder why they should get an email address from Google. The reason is that Google has so many great tools that you can use, and the way Google has set up everything to work seamlessly together is a big plus for business owners.
Simply by having a Gmail or Google email account, you have automatic access to your YouTube account, Google Drive, and many other needed tools that you can use online to help further your business goals.
Google Calendar, alone, is an instrument that is well worth getting an account for. So follow our easy instructions in this post to create your account to get started with Gmail today.
Don’t forget to check out Google Analytics and Google AdSense, as well, which you automatically get as a plus when you get a Gmail account. Please note, however, that you must sign up for these separately once you get a Gmail account. It’s simple and easy and you can learn more about that here.
You can get a Google Adsense account through YouTube to monetize your videos or through the main Google Adsense site.