I Don't Have a Business Website or Company Email!
If you're ready to start sending marketing emails, please be sure you have a company email and business website established.
Since all current data processing and privacy regulations (like the CAN-SPAM act) require that a custom domain email address is used for marketing purposes, this helps insure that you're fully compliant as a sender.
If you don't have a business website or company email yet, keep reading to learn more about what to do next!
Tips on Establishing a Business Website and Company Email
To begin building your website and creating the email address for your sender profile you first need to purchase the domain of your choice.
Ideally, the domain name should be related to your product/niche as you will not be able to change this later. For Example: If someone ran a Pizza shop called Joe’s Pizza Place, they would want to create a domain like joespizzaplace.com if it was available for purchase.
Here's how to do so:
- Select a domain provider - some of the most popular options include: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Hover, Google, HostGator, Bluehost, DreamHost
- Find your domain - in the search field for domains, type in your desired domain name to check if the domain is available for purchase.
- Purchase your domain - complete the payment process to buy the domain of your choice
- Create your domain email - follow the walkthrough available through your domain provider to set up a custom domain email: GoDaddy, NameCheap, Hover, Google, HostGator, Bluehost, DreamHost
You're not able to use a free email service (like Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail) to send marketing emails. You must create a custom domain email or use the forwarding service provided by your domain host.
Select domain provider → find domain → purchase domain → create domain email