Because I’m a boss girl😎. I was listening to the successful freelance writer Bamidele Onabulasi talk about what makes him successful as a writer and he mentioned that a professional email can make all the difference. Apparently many companies have a filtering system for their emails that filter out free to use emails because important, profitable client’s use professional emails.
He made the point that you can’t demand top dollar for your work when you’re using free things. A professional email is a small investment to make to promote yourself. This applies to more than just writers though. Custom emails just reeks “I’m the hot baller, top dollar”.
So now I have a professional email which costs less than $4 a month, which is basically a gelato cone at the local gelato place here per month to be able to afford way more gelatos than usual. Your email won’t get filtered out as easily and they may be more compelled to answer you.