A Google account allows you to sign into your Google-related services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, and other popular services. Creating an account means that you’ll have access to all of these services without having to create individual accounts for each one, which can help simplify your life and ensure that you don’t miss anything important. Once you know how to create a Google account, it’s easy to sign up whenever the need arises!
Step 1: Get an Email Address
As long as you have an email address, you can create a free account. You’ll need both your Gmail username and password later, so make sure they’re both easy for you to remember. Your email will be your username on Google and your recovery email, so pick something that doesn’t give away any personal information. Something like [email protected] or [email protected] will work great. Your password should also be simple but secure. Avoid anything too simple (i.e., 1234) and try not to use full words or phrases when creating it either (i.e., tiger100). The longer your password is, the better—don’t make it any shorter than 10 characters though! Try adding symbols in there too, especially if it’s particularly long. That makes it even more difficult for someone else to guess—and could save you from some nasty messages down the road if someone tries!
Step 2: Sign Up
In order to create an account, you’ll need to provide some basic information including your name, email address and password. The website will then ask for other information such as your gender, date of birth and more. Asking for additional information helps them target ads toward users and make it easier for friends/family members or co-workers to find you on social media. You’ll also be able to select an image (usually used as a profile picture) when signing up. This is generally considered part of your personal branding strategy but can also help establish credibility if you are promoting something like a brand, product or service. And that’s it! Just click Next and follow any prompts to finish creating your new account.
- Subtitle: Setting Up Your Profile Now that you have created an account, you’ll want to fill out your profile before connecting with others online. This section will walk through each field in detail while making recommendations along the way. Some items may not apply depending on how open (or private) you are being with social media.
Step 3: Log In
Once you’ve gone through all of those steps, signed into your new account and confirmed your account by email. Congratulations, you have created a new Google account! Now it is time to start sharing your stories. When you create an account on every one of these social media sites, make sure that you set them up correctly so that they are easy for people to find. Every business has a different audience, use Facebook groups or LinkedIn groups as good ways to get yourself seen by people who might want what you have to offer. You want your business page to be seen often and upvoted so that it’s easily discovered by interested parties.
Step 4: Customize Settings
Like most social media accounts, you’ll probably need to customize a few things in your Google account before you begin adding contacts and publishing posts. To change your name, click on My Account at top right of your page and select Name from the menu that pops up. You can also change your cover photo by clicking on Profile Picture and then selecting one of several options or uploading one yourself. If you want, you can add or remove social media apps directly from your settings menu under Connected sites (the second option down). Social media is all about sharing with others: be sure to connect with friends and family so they can share in your story!