As you’re probably aware, I love Google’s free software products. They’re free, easy to use, available on and offline in most cases and did I mention free? All great benefits when you’re a small business owner starting out, especially as a solo-preneur like myself.
However, to get access to these products you will need to create a Google account.
Luckily this is quite easy to do.
Steps to creating a Google account
If you have a GMail account (email@example.com) then you will already have a Google account.
However, it is also possible to have a Google account with a different email account (for example you want to set up a Google account using firstname.lastname@example.org).
- To create a new account, visit https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount. Remember, you don’t need to have a GMail address to create a Google account – you can use any email address that you have access to.
- Fill in the details – date of birth and gender are mandatory, but you don’t need to put in your mobile phone number if you want.
- Once you receive your confirmation email, click on the link and you’re done – you’re the proud owner of a Google account!
Now you can use the entire range of Google products including of course the ones I focus on here: Calendar, Keep and Inbox by GMail.
What if you don’t want a Google account any more?
You do have the option to delete your Google profile at any time. After you’ve created your account, you can remove your Google profile and associated Google+ features through My Account. You can also download your data, including your profile, photos, and contacts, to your computer if you want a copy of it.
You can also check your safety and privacy settings at the My Account page – and I highly recommend you do so on a regular basis.
For more information on Google Accounts you can read their list of FAQs.
Want more information on how to use Google products in your small business? Get in touch and let’s see how I might be able to help!