You’ve got your AMAZING product and your irresistible lead magnet, now it’s time to set up your systems! Let’s start with the 2 most important— an email list and domain!

Grab Your Domain

We are going to start with a domain so we can set up a professional email address. (Yes, you want one.)

The reason you are grabbing a domain NOW is so you can create a customer email, and eventually expand if you want. No, you don’t need a website to start selling your products, but you do have to own a domain to get a professional looking email address.

Domain:

I have always used GoDaddy to purchase my domains unless I am starting a WordPress site and then I go through HostGator.

For this guide we are going to use GoDaddy. It works great and is easy to use.

Tips:

  • Your domain name should be as close to your business name as possible
  • Simple and easy to understand
  • Easy to spell & remember

Here is a Youtube Video from GoDaddy to help you get your domain.

Professional Email Address

Once you have your domain, you need to setup an email address that has your domain name at the end. This is your professional email address. When you register for a domain, you should be able to request a professional email address.

I use and recommend both Microsoft 365 and G-Suite for this. I use hello@modernmoneyqueen.com and brittany@followingthejordans.com for mine.

Here is Youtube Video to help you connect your domain to G-Suite (Google Workspace)

Here is Youtube Video to hep you connect your domain email to Microsoft 365

The Money Is In Emails

Having an email list one of THE MOST powerful things for your online business. It is the only way you can “own” your audience. For right now I just want you to make sure you have an email and you are ready to start building that list!

What would happen if all of your social media platforms and content dissappeared tomorrow? Would your business still be able to make money?

That is WHY you need an email list. In fact, I would say that 80% of my sales comes from my email list!

  • Email provides a direct line of communication with your audience. When someone joins your email list, you have permission to reach their inbox.
  • Email allows you to build and nurture relationships with your audience over time leading to more trust, and more sales.
  • With an email list, you have the ability to segment your subscribers based on interest. This allows you to send highly targeted and relevant content offers, or recommendations to them which in return leads to better engagement and higher conversion rates.
  • Email marketing can be set up to be automated, saving you time and effort while ensuring you are still providing value to your subscribers.
  • For professionalism and privacy, I do recommend using a business email. You can grab one when you get your domain or you can set one up with Google Workspace. If you need to know how click here.

An email service provider is a service that will allow you to collect email address. It will also make it possible for you to store and manage those email addresses and then send nurturing and marketing emails to those people.

There are literally dozens and dozens of email service providers out there. They all allow you to build email list and send emails to the peope on those list. 

I have tried a few email providers and Flodesk has been my favorite by far up until this point. It is very affordable and very aesthetically pleasing. You can sign up for Flodesk HERE and get 50% off your first year!

**I have used Captivation Hub as well. You can create beautiful emails branded and it is super easy! I have found this software and it is making it an all-in-one software for my entire business. Sign up for Captivation Hub HERE and NEVER need another software for your business. **If you are a Stan Store User, it also offers email.