Sign in and Sign Up can look as though they are interchangeable and mean the same thing.
In fact Sign In is the instruction found on many websites and indicates you already have an account and have registered with them. So this is where you go back to add in your email address and password.
You could also see the expression Log In which effectively means the same thing.
I was with a client yesterday who was slightly apprehensive online and confused the two words which were very close together on the screen and hard to distinguish. She went for Sign In and in fact meant to go forSsign up.
Sign up is where you arrive on a site and decide to register. No money has to change hands but they may want to have your email address and a password you generate in order to use their service. You could also see the word “Register” which means the same thing.
If you have to create your own password it is important to remember it. Do you know what the most popular password was found to be? Yes, the word ” Password!”
A good password is eight letters long, and includes letters and numbers and to make it even safer an additional symbol. This could be something like !, @ .&, $, ( + #.
If you are a paper person and trust a notebook more than the web just write it down… and keep the notebook safe. Unless your password is very memorable the chances are you might forget it. Some sites you may decide are less important and so you create a more generic and easy to remember password.
Any site that represents you to the world might get hacked and effectively you could have your identity threatened so on these sites you want to make sure you have a good one. You also might want to change the passwords occasionally to prevent the danger of getting hacked which would be big problem for you and your business. You can also keep your passwords in a spreadsheet online but buried deep and probably with a different name than Passwords. Some browsers remember your passwords if you give them permission (Google Chrome for instance) but it is better to keep a record as well in case your settings are altered and the memory is lost.