Stay In Control – Time For An Email Credential Checkup
As a digital marketing agency, we see it all the time: small businesses crippled by the chaotic mess of employee-managed email logins. It’s not a funny situation. Losing access to your online properties – social media, review platforms, software subscriptions – is a recipe for disaster. That’s why regaining control of your digital life is crucial, and it all starts with one key element: owning your email credentials.
Employee-managed logins: a recipe for disaster
Forget rogue employees. Imagine this:
- An enthusiastic intern creates your Facebook page, then disappears with the login.
- A marketing manager sets up your Google My Business listing using their personal email.
- An assistant manages your website with their own domain.
These are just a few of the countless scenarios where good intentions lead to login limbo. Suddenly, you’re locked out, unable to update your information, respond to reviews, or even prove ownership. It’s a nightmare.
Two powerful solutions for reclaiming control:
Our team at Lift Conversions recommends two effective strategies to ensure you always hold the keys to your digital kingdom:
Master Gmail Creation:
- Start fresh with a dedicated “Master Gmail” account for your business, like email@example.com.
- Use this account to create and manage all your online properties.
- Employ a password manager like LastPass to generate and store strong, unique passwords.
Domain Email Creation:
- If you already have a domain-specific email, like firstname.lastname@example.org, leverage it for control.
- Create a dedicated “marketing” or “ownership” sub-address like email@example.com.
- Use this sub-address to claim and manage all your online properties.
- Share this email with temporary collaborators and change the password after each project.
Benefits of owning your email credentials:
- Never get locked out again: You control the keys, you control the access.
- Simplify vendor interactions: Collaborate seamlessly with agencies or freelancers without sharing personal information.
- Reduce security risks: Minimize the impact of compromised passwords by isolating them within specific accounts.
- Boost efficiency: Save time and frustration by having everything organized and accessible.
Need help getting started? Lift Conversions is here!
Our team of digital marketing experts can help you every step of the way:
- Recommend the right password manager or email setup for your needs.
- Assist in tracking down lost credentials and regaining ownership.
- Develop a secure and efficient system for managing your online properties.
Don’t let your digital life be hostage to forgotten passwords and rogue email accounts. Take control today! Contact Lift Conversions at (773) 419-3636 or fill out our contact form. We’ll help you reclaim your online kingdom and unlock its full potential.