Episode 111: The G Suite Show
Today we look at one of my favorite services, G Suite and why I think it is a no-brainer and a must have for nearly all brands and businesses. What is G Suite? How does G Suite work? What are the key features and benefits of using G Suite for brands and businesses? How do you install or get started using G Suite?
WHAT IS G SUITE:
G Suite is an all-in-one office and productivity suite made by Google for small and large businesses, education institutions and non-profits and anyone with a website or home on the web. Having the power of Gmail for your domain or website address with an entire suite of Google office and communication products similar to Word, Powerpoint, Excel and so much more, all branded to your business or organization https://youtu.be/o-F87baBfIc How Much Does G Suite Cost? G Suite is free to set up and $5/user/month or $60/year. For a free 14-day trial and get 20% off if you sign up: go to mikemurphy.co/gsuite
How does G Suite work?
G Suite is a bundle of services that you can sign into from any web browser in the world. It allows you to change the DNS settings of your domain so you can have personalized email ending in your website/url address. Ex) firstname.lastname@example.org The DNS Settings you change are called MX Records. You change MX Records to point to Google.
Email Options when starting business or website:
Use Your Personal Email (not ideal) Gmail, Outlook,Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL… email@example.com is not professional looking. It will work great as email service, but does not give good impression. Hosting Email (Better & Viable for some) Most host companies like GoDaddy, BlueHost, HostGator offer email as a service through the CPanel. It’s better than using a personal email, but still not as reliable as Gmail. G Suite (The Best by Far) You get the power of Gmail,for your business. Just a thought: Email is alive and well and the backbone of most businesses. Do not take it for granted and make sure you are using the most reliable and trustworthy solution.
G Suite Features
Gmail Gmail email service customized to your business or organization. Unlimited Aliases are the names before the @ symbol. For example: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Aliases are simple to create and incredible benefit. Unlimited Domains. Add as many different domain names as you want for free under your GSuite account and create email addresses for any of them. Maybe your thinking about launching a new business or product, but want to test the waters. Add a new domain, point the mail servers to Google and now you have firstname.lastname@example.org all under your $5/month account. 24/7 Support. GSuite comes with 24/7 support with really helpful Google folks. Storage. Every user gets 30 GB of free storage in Google Drive, which is similar to Dropbox. You can upgrade to $10/month for 1TB of storage for single users or unlimited storage for multiple users. Office & Productivity. G Suite has everything you need to replace programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc and the beauty is you can access everything from any browser in the world and sharing and collaborating with anyone in your organization could not be easier. Share folders and files and never worry about saving or losing track of versions or changes. Security & Professionalism. G Suite is more than just email and office apps though. Administrators can manage all of the settings, billing, and permissions for users. You can add or remove employees easily and set permissions and reset passwords and you can secure the organization files. G Suite basically gives you the power of a full IT department and it’s incredibly easy to maintain. Apps There is a full App store that you can add on products, mostly for free and integrate with accounting programs and Client Resource Managers you may already use and just want to use with G Suite.
These are all part of the G Suite:
- Gmail (which truly is second to none)
- Calendar (Shared & Personal Calendars). A must for any business
- Drive (similar to Dropbox. Backup your data and share large files)
- Docs (Microsoft Word)
- Sheets (Excel)
- Sides (Powerpoint)
- Forms (excellent for surveys and more)
- Google Hangouts (Skype on steroids)
- Google + (the social network is nearly dead, but this is still very important for local discovery).
G Suite Products are minimal and simple at first glance, but like most Google products, they pack a big punch without even realizing it. It takes many new users of Gmail and Docs, etc a little while to get used to it, but for reliability, dependability and ease of use, you can’t beat any of it.
So How Do You Get Started:
The Easy Solution Sign up when creating your new website with Squarespace or WordPress.com or with Bluehost. Sign up at mikemurphy.co/gsuite for a 14-day trial and read through the instructions and go for it on your own. That’s how I learned. Hire Mike I will do it for you or your business and it usually takes 2–3 days to get it all done. Free Trial: Go to mikemurphy.co/gsuite for 14-day trial.
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