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How To: Create and Setup a Zoom Business Account

By now, we all now of Zoom...that whole pandemic thing made it impossible to miss...Zoom is a video conferencing app. It's an easy-to-use platform that allows users to connect with others through live video, voice calls and screen sharing. You can use Zoom for free for 1 hour per month but you will need a paid plan in order to host meetings longer than that, record your sessions or use additional features like call recording or screen sharing.


There are three types of Zoom accounts: Basic, Pro, and Business.

  • There are three different types of Zoom accounts: Basic, Pro, and Business.

  • The basic account is free and comes with a 40-minute meeting limit. However, you can upgrade to a Pro account for $14.99 per month that will allow you to record meetings to the cloud and have up to 100 participants in one meeting.

  • The business plan costs $24 per month and includes unlimited meetings with up to 1,000 participants.


Basic accounts have a 40-minute meeting limit and cannot record to the cloud.

  • Basic accounts have a 40-minute meeting limit and cannot record to the cloud.

  • Basic accounts are free, but they are best suited for personal use by individuals who need to collaborate on projects or want to share information with a few people at once. If you have a business with multiple individuals that have client or department meetings, you will want to invest in upgrading beyond basic.

  • Pro accounts have no time limit, can record to the cloud, and will allow up to 100 participants. This is ideal for businesses that need to record videos. Pro accounts cost $29.99 per month per host. Recording your meetings can be a great resource and good for accountability. You can reference any conversations or sales meetings. Consider integrating rewind.ai to make your video meetings searchable in Zoom!


Business accounts have all of the Pro account features and can admit up to 300 participants.

  • Business accounts have all of the Pro account features and can admit up to 300 participants. Business accounts cost $19.99 per month per host. This can be useful if you are a group that does conferences or a non-profit that does virtual fundraising. If that is the case, you can always integrate Zoom directly into WIX to host your virtual events.


A business account costs $19.99 per month per host.

  • Zoom Business accounts are billed monthly, with a minimum of one month. If you buy an annual plan, it will be charged at the discounted rate of $189.88 per year (or 12 months at $18.99 per month).

  • If you plan to add additional hosts to your account, each additional host is billed at $19.99/month for up to 10 total hosts in any given account.


The first host in a business account is called an Admin and will be responsible for setting up other hosts.

  • The first host in a business account is called an Admin and will be responsible for setting up other hosts.

  • You can create an account at https://zoom.us/pricing or sign up on their mobile device or desktop application.


An Admin can create an account at https://zoom.us/pricing or sign up on their mobile device or desktop application.

  • You can create an account at https://zoom.us/pricing or sign up on your mobile device or desktop application. You will receive a confirmation email after that step is complete!


To create an account via the desktop app, open the app and click Sign Up Free in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Once you've filled out your information, click Sign Up at the bottom of the page.

  • To create an account via the desktop app, open the app and click Sign Up Free in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Once you've filled out your information, click Sign Up at the bottom of the page.

  • You will then be directed to a page where you can enter your name, email address, and password for authentication purposes. You can also choose whether or not to link up with Facebook or Google+ and set up two-factor authentication if desired (see below).

  • When finished filling out this form, click Next Step at its bottom left side where it says "Create Account."


You will receive a confirmation email after that step is complete. You can login to your account at zoom.us/signin and link any additional devices you wish to use under settings -> device management or by entering your user ID and password once your application prompts you.

  • After setting up your account, you can login to your Zoom Business Account at zoom.us/signin and link any additional devices you wish to use under settings -> device management or by entering your user ID and password once your application prompts you to do so.


Click on your profile picture at the top of the sidebar on the left side of your screen once you've logged in via web browser, then select Account Management from the dropdown menu.

  • Click on your profile picture at the top of the sidebar on the left side of your screen once you've logged in via web browser, then select Account Management from the dropdown menu.

  • Once this page loads, you'll see a list of options for managing your account and its settings. You can edit your name and email address here,

add new team members and view their profiles.



The process is pretty simple if you're looking to get started on Zoom. Go to the Zoom website (zoom.us) and click on the "Sign Up" button in the top right corner.

  1. Select "Sign Up with Email" and enter your business email address. Click "Continue."

  2. Fill out the required information, including your name and password, and click "Sign Up."

  3. Verify your email address by clicking on the link sent to your email.

  4. Once you have verified your email, you will be prompted to create your Zoom account. Select "Create a new account" and enter your business name.

  5. Choose the type of plan that best suits your business needs. Zoom offers different plans for different size businesses and usage.

  6. Fill out the required billing information and click "Submit."

  7. Once your account is set up, you will be taken to the Zoom dashboard. From here, you can start scheduling and hosting meetings, managing your account settings, and more.

  8. To start a meeting, click on the "New Meeting" button in the top right corner of the dashboard.

  9. To invite participants to your meeting, click on "Invite" and enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite. You can also generate a meeting link to share with participants.

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