Business email advice

by gothl0rd. Posted on Sep 10, 2020    0    7


So I’m starting to take my art career further and I figured the best way is to utilize my following on Instagram. The point of this post is to due with my email. Yes I know it’s a small and petty thing but it makes the world of difference when people view your account and want to contact you. So I what I want ultimately is an email address which shows people commissions are open for art prices and that companies can contact me for promotions etc (I have a following). Assume my real name is Keith Long.

Should I make my email address have a business feel to it like (keithlongbiz@yahoo.com), (contactkeithkong@yahoo.com), (keithlongbusiness) OR make it have a artsy feel like (artbykeithlong@yahoo.com), (keithlongart). And no I don’t want to make two email addresses. I think having one for art commissions and business relations (promotions etc) all in one is better but i can’t seem to be set on which kind of email will attract both targets. Any other suggestions would be appreciated so much. I just need one which is going to be classy, have essence and longevity and appeal to both targets.

EDIT: my profile on Instagram would obviously have the link to the email in my bio.


Comments

eeM-G 1

Consider something like this; https://gsuite.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/solutions/small-business/
You can have an email address with your own domain name. Perhaps more ‘professional’ (?). Might require a little more learning on your part but ought to be manageable and longer term perhaps will offer more flexibility.. for example you might be able to get <yourname>.art or <yourname>.studio etc
Have a little browse; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains

vedgehammer 2
  1. DO NOT EVER use @yahoo because that basically means “I’m a tech adverse putz” and “I like having my email compromised regularly.”
  2. as /u/Decoyboat said, get your own domain. Bonus, you can host your portfolio or use it to forward to your Instagram page.
skullforce 2

I use the word studio. It's both art and business for me

  gothl0rd 2

Ooooooh I like that. Thank you!

Decoyboat 5

Get a domain: keithlongart.com (or whatever) then pay for a real email address: keith@keithlongart.com

Any free address does not have a business feel or credibility IMO

LinkifyBot 1

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Sascot 2

I agree with this. Free emails are the domain of hustlers and scam artists, I don’t trust any emails I get from these services
It’s inexpensive to get a professional email address set up