Using a real address instead of a P.O. box for your business
Using a real address instead of a P.O. box for your business will help you out a ton. A lot of people will use a P.O. box for a business but when you have to mail something and your client/customer sees "P.O. box 1394 blah blah blah" they think that you're not as professional as you really are. Setting up a real address that is not your own house is what you're looking for, and I'm here to help you out.
How do I set up a real address that isn't my house or a P.O. box?
Well that's pretty simple actually because you'll pretty much be setting up a P.O. box. Right now you're thinking "What?!?!?! You just told me not to set up a P.O. box!!!!!" and it's ok to think that. What you'll be doing is going to UPS and setting up a mailbox with them. When you set up a mailbox through UPS they give you a Suite Number instead of a P.O. number. So when you have to put your address on something it will say "493 example road, suite #239" and people think you're just in an office building on the second floor UPS started doing this to help out small businesses look more professional and avoid the dreaded P.O. box address that is only seen as a mailbox at the post office.
Setting up your mailbox
When you're setting up your mailbox you only need some basic information like your name, address, email and phone number in case they have to get a hold of you because of a returned item taking up space at their office. I've had a mailbox/suite at the UPS location down the street from my house for around 3 years and I've never been spammed with emails or phone calls, so you should be safe
How much does it cost?
Well the beauty of this is that these mailboxes don't cost much at all. You're looking to do a small mailbox you can get them for around $30 to $50 for a 3 month period and pay as you go or you can get it for the entire year for around $125 to $160. The pricing really depends on the location and since they are all operated by franchise owners it depends on what they are wanting to charge for the mailbox.
You won't need a medium or large mailbox if you're just using this to show you as a professional or if you just plan on mailing out items from the UPS location. If you get returns on your items you will get an email letting you know there is something for you to come pick up. Normally when I get the email I go in when I'm near their location which is almost every day since it's within walking distance lol.
In conclusion, set up a mailbox with your nearest UPS location so that you can have a Suite number and not a P.O. box so you look more professional. Also, a lot of places will allow you to register your business if you have a suite number but not a P.O. box, so it's more convenient for that situation as well It's affordable for almost everyone running a legitimate business and can be a tax write off since it's for your business and not yourself.