If you are like most businesses, you make use of a wide range of Google's services.
They might include;
- Google Adwords
- Google Analytics
- Google Search Console ( aka Google Webmaster )
- Google My Business ( your business listing on Google Maps )
- Google Drive ( Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more )
- and the 100's of other services that you login to with Google OAuth.
To access these services, you must have a Google Account. When many sign up for these services, they are asked to log in, and they end up using a personal Gmail address instead.
Bob might have a corporate email like email@example.com, but he's accessing all of his Google services through his personal Gmail... firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's confusing. It mixes your work emails into your personal email accounts. All of your notification emails are going to the wrong place. It's a mess.
And there's a better way.
Turn Any Email Address into a Google Account
Even if your business is not using Google's own email services, you can setup a Google account using your business email. You'll be able to access all of those services directly, and to keep all your work communications separate from your personal digital life.
Here's how to do it;
- Click this link to create your Google account.
- Make sure to click Use my current email address instead, and enter your business email address.
- Choose a password for your Google account. You'll need this any time you use your Google login.
- Click Next.
- Check your email inbox for a confirmation email, and click the confirmation link there.
That's it! From now on, you can use your business email address to log in to Google services.
If you've already created a lot of Google services using your personal @gmail address, you can usually add your new account as an additional Editor or Owner, to transfer them all over.
If you get stuck doing this, we're here to help!