Connecting Your Domain to Pro Email & ConvertKit

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  • Now that you've purchased the perfect domain. It's time to put it to work. But first let's do a quick recap of where we are on this list. Launching lab journey. First, we talked about the email service provider. And hopefully you created a account for convert kit or whichever when you decided to go with the next thing we covered just last video was purchasing a domain so that you can have a custom domain for your email, as well as your website in the future.
  • And it will allow you to build your personal sender reputation. Now, what. Is next. The next thing that we need is a mail system. Now a mail system is not like convert kit, being an email service provider, which lets you send bulk emails with all the analytics and managing subscribers. That's what an email service provider serves to do.
  • However, what we also need is a mail system and that's to send and receive email outside of the email service provider. As well as overall host the email, this is the equivalent of having a Gmail. Gmail is a mail system. And speaking of Gmail, what we suggest you use as a mail system is called Google workspace, which is actually Google's professional email and suite of tools, which include a whole bunch of stuff.
  • Even beyond email, which we'll get into in a second. However, Google workspace makes. Your whole work life a whole lot easier. And we've been using it for, I don't know, something like five years and we have not looked back at all. Google workspace is very powerful and it goes much beyond email now, but that is its main purpose for us.
  • In this list, launching lab at this stage, but it really serves you as a business. And what it comes with is Gmail. However, instead of that Gmail like that air, that convert kit was giving us because we were using a Gmail address. It's Gmail under the hood. If you will, however, it's using your custom domain that you just purchased or that you already owned.
  • It also comes with all the other amazing Google products such as Google drive. For all of your cloud storage, as well as the Google office suite, which basically provides alternatives to the Microsoft word office suite. So docs as equivalent to word slides is equivalent to PowerPoint and sheet is equivalent to Excel.
  • And the best part is that Google workspace is really not very expensive at all. The business starter starts at $6 per user, and there's no real reason to move beyond that necessarily. Unless you start needing more cloud storage. So it's very, very cost effective to get started. So what we're going to cover in this module is connecting your name cheap domain that you just purchased, and then connecting it to Google workspace to allow you to send email.
  • Like you're using Gmail. However, with your own custom domain that you haven't named cheap, use that new domain inside of Google workspace to create an email, to then add that email, to convert kit, to get rid of that error that it was telling us about using a Gmail address and begin to be able to build our sender reputation.
  • So let's get into how to connect your brand new Namecheap domain to your Google workspace. And if you happen to not use Namecheap, it really doesn't matter because Google is a very smart and I guess they know everything. So they actually make it very, very easy to basically automatically set it up, whether you use Namecheap GoDaddy or whatever else.
  • So let's get started by clicking this button and I'll have this link to this page down below to make it easy for you. I'm going to set up an email for the list launching lab for just me. And I'm going to click. Yes. I have a domain lists launching labs.com is what I'm going to use. The good news is, is every plan comes with a 14 day free trial just in case.
  • You just provide a little bit more details. Once you've created your account and entered your payment details, you click continue to set up
  • from the start. You. Click activate. What's good. Is that workspace detects where you registered your domain. So it kind of already knows I have to go to GoDaddy. So if I click sign into activate, it actually comes up with a pop-up box for me to sign in, into my GoDaddy, which is where I registered this domain.
  • So you can see it does give you a timer and it's about five minutes. Total. So feel free to go do whatever you want to do. So after about five minutes, it completed and it did all the configuration with, in my case, GoDaddy automatically, which is cool. So we're going to create a user and we'll continue, and we're just going to create the one that I set up for me.
  • And then I click skip for now. Something you can do is send a quick test email. So I'll do that. And then if I sign into this new email that I created, I see that I received that email already. Now, what you can do is if you go click to Google admin, and then you click users, you will show up right here as the user that you made.
  • And then if you click right here, this is where you can change your avatar photo. Just choose a picture of me. And you can see, uh, if I go back here that now it's updated and I'll just close this. If you're unfamiliar with G suite, this sort of menu is everywhere, and this is how you access all your different things, your calendar, your drive, your Gmail.
  • And here we are in our brand new Gmail where you can customize your inbox. I actually like all the default settings, but you could play around with that. Something you will want to do is set up a signature. So you click that. And then right here, you create a new signature and we'll just call it main signature.
  • Okay. And you can get fancy.
  • You could add a link back to your website, to your social media. You could do lots of things. You could add pictures. Um, all great stuff, but I'm just going to keep it simple. And then I do want this signature to be my default. So meaning I don't have to auto, I don't have to manually always say yes, make this my signature.
  • And you do that just by setting the signature as a default. And then in Gmail, where you want to do is go to the bottom to save changes. One other setting I love to share with people about g-mail. Because again, we're using our own domain. That's customized. However we are using Gmail is something that it allows you to do is at the top of general settings is undo send, and this is basically a get out of jail free card.
  • If you accidentally hit an email and I set mine to 30 seconds. So the email won't actually send for 30 seconds after I click send. So for an example is if I work to write this email and then I click, or I do have to send it to somebody, just send it to myself. If I click send you see in the bottom left, I have this undo button.
  • So if I undo. That email is basically brought back and that has saved my bacon more than enough times. And I'm excited to share it with all of you. One thing I did notice is it looks like it automatically puts in those dashes. So I've duplicated it with my signature. So if I go back to my settings, all settings down to here, this is not needed.
  • Click save. If I do this, there you go. Perfect. And again, as I said, you can add images and be fancy. Another cool feature Gmail since we're here. Why not is schedule to send later. So say this is an email I was going to write, but I got to send it at 8:00 AM tomorrow. Instead of remembering that or whatever I can click schedule, send.
  • And the date and time comes up and I can just choose exactly when I want that email to go out. Pretty amazing, very powerful feature that only Gmail has now that your domain is connected to your. Google workspace. It's time to then take care of that pesky convert kit. I say pesky, but it's a good error to see, I guess, but to get rid of that warning saying that we should not be using a Gmail address, so let's jump into convert kit and get that problem solved.
  • Okay. I have my convert kit open and I'm logged in and I also have my brand new email address. So back in convert kit, We again, want to solve this here air. And what we're going to do is we're going to add a, from email address and we're going to put our name. This is important as this is what in the inbox.
  • Someone will see the email is from. So if it's your business name or your name, et cetera, that's what you would use because that's what people will see. And then we're going to use our new, um, email meet@carson.link and we click add. And you have to confirm it. So if we go back here, you can see actually convert that as already sent it.
  • And we just have to verify, so if we click this button, it's actually going to open up convert kit again. So I'm just going to close this one, but you can see here that this Carson Grady is confirmed. Now we're still have this air and that's because we need to set this as the default and I might have to click save.
  • Can we go back and what I think is a good thing to do, you can see it goes away once it saves. And I just completely remove the, uh, Gmail address because we'll never send from it anyways. So that takes care of that error. And I thought, since we're here, another setting you should do is add your address down here.
  • And this is part of spam laws, which is good. It's. Basically to stop being completely anonymous on the internet with emails. So each email must now have the physical address where your business or you, uh, whatever is appropriate, can be reached. And that's for legal reasons. If you're curious, you can click learn more here, but it has to do with spam laws.
  • So you put in your address or your business address, and then be sure to click save with any of those changes. And with that, we have. Successfully gotten you a custom domain set up with a custom email system, and now it's connected to your email service provider. And that really lays the technical foundation that we can now build off of.
  • And now it really is about getting more subscribers. So in the next module, we are going to take a deep dive into getting your list from zero to not zero. See you there.

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