Do you want to create a Gmail account for personal use or your business? Check out this extensive guide on how to create one.
Google is the No. 1 search engine for researching anything. You can do virtually anything on Google. It could be researching, chatting, storing, writing, locating and so much more.
What is Gmail?
Gmail is a free email service developed by Google where users can access emails on the web and also use third-party programs that synchronize email content through POP or IMAP protocols.
Simply put, Gmail is an email service but built and hosted by Google.
It’s the best and most popular email service there is. It also helps to create accounts on almost all websites without having to fill out forms all over again.
Having a Gmail account is really essential when creating a business or just even your daily activities on the web.
How to Create a Gmail Account
Creating a Gmail account is very easy and user friendly. All you have to do is to fill in some forms and you are done.
All you need to have is a working phone number that is readily available.
It’s advisable to create your Gmail account on a computer/PC for those interested in creating a business account so as to get all features.
First, head over to the Gmail website.
Personal or Business
On getting there, you will be asked to login to your Gmail account but since we are creating one, click on the create account at the bottom and select either to create a Gmail account for yourself or to create to manage your business.
Clicking on “To manage my business” doesn’t mean you won’t have the regular personal account. It only means you get additional features in addition to the regular Gmail account.
Afterward, you will be asked to fill a Gmail form in order to create your account.
- First and last name
- Username or email address
Verify Phone Number
In creating a Gmail account the right way, you will need a working phone number for verification purposes.
After inputting your phone number, Google will send a verification code to that number and you will be asked to input the code sent.
Then after verifying the phone number, you will be asked to fill another form.
- Phone Number
- Recovery Email: In case you are locked out or your account.
After putting in your personal information, you will be taken to a privacy and terms page where you will have to agree to continue.
Now that you have filled your information, it’s time to decide if you want to create a business profile or do it later.
I recommend creating it immediately but it’s all up to you.
Clicking on continue will open another tab for setting up your business profile. The original tab will then be your created Gmail account.
For your business profile, you will need to add your business to Google or add an existing business.
Input a name for your business and click on the continue button.
Business Category and Location
Then you will be asked to select a category that best represents what your business is all about
It could be teaching, fashion, designing, store, sport, news .etc.
For businesses like stores or companies with a specific location, you will be given the option to add a location to your account so people can find your business easily.
You will also be asked to select where you serve your customers which is optional.
Those in the United States have to be based in the United States. This doesn’t mean your business isn’t visible to those outside the United States, it just means it focuses on those around the United States. The same goes for other countries.
Public Details and Mailing Address
Afterward, Google also asks which contact information you want to show to people seeing your business and also add a website if you have one.
For those who need updates and recommendations for your business, Google provides that as well.
Afterward, you will be asked to add and verify a mailing address for your business.
Business Description and Gallery
Every business needs a description to let people know what your business is all about. Google gives you room to add a short description of your business.
For businesses that deal with lots of photos like graphics designers or models, you can also add images to your business profile. You can always add more later on.
And after all that, your business account is created and ready to be worked on.
Heading back to the original tab is our newly created Gmail account.
Now you can customize how it looks and feels. Add a profile image, import your contacts and so much more.
And that’s the best and easiest way to create a Gmail account.
We hoped this article helped you easily create a Gmail account for personal use and for your business.
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