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Signing Up for Google Apps

You can signup for a Google Apps account from any browser window. Much like any other signup process you encounter, Google asks you for pertinent information, like name, address, and so on. Just fill out the forms as prompted. The following steps show you how to signup for Google Apps for Business, but signing up for the other types of Google Apps editions work pretty much the same way.

Sign Up for Google Apps for Business

These steps show you how to sign up for Google Apps for Business. Signing up for the other types of Google Apps editions work pretty much the same way; there are just some slight variations in the forms you fill out.

  1. In your browser’s address box, type www.google.com/a and press Enter/Return.
  2. Click the Get Started button.

  3. Enter your first name, last name, and your current work email address in the About you section of the form.
  4. Fill out your business information, including name, number of employees, country, and phone number.
  5. Click the Next button.

  6. Specify whether you want to use an existing domain name or purchase a new one. From here out, the sign up procedure varies based on your choice. If you’re using an existing domain name, go to the next step. If you’re creating a new name, skip to Step 8.

  7. Enter your domain name and click the Next button. Skip to Step 23.

  8. Enter the new domain name you’re creating and click the Check Availability button to see if it’s available. If not, try another variation.
  9. Enter your address information and click the Next button.

  10. Enter the email address you want to create for your Google Apps account.
  11. Enter a password and retype it to confirm it.
  12. Enter the word verification.
  13. Select the agreement check box. Optionally, you can opt to receive special announcements, special offers, and such; select the top check box to do so.
  14. Click the Accept and Signup button.

  15. Review the purchase plan for your domain and select the terms and services check box.
  16. Click the Continue button.

  17. Review your purchase and select the acknowledge check box.
  18. Click the Continue button.

  19. Fill out the billing profile form and click the Continue button.

  20. Set up your payment options, entering your credit card or bank information and click the Submit and Activate My Account button.

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  21. Google takes you to your Admin console page where you can set up your account by adding more users or take a tour of the administration tools.

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