Updated: April 25, 2019
There are more similarities between free, consumer Gmail and Google Workspace than there are differences. In fact, Google Workspace can be viewed as a multi-user version of consumer Gmail.
When a single user platform becomes multi-user, an administrative level is needed for tasks such as adding and deleting users, creating groups, assigning apps and managing security.
Fortunately, adding users to Google Workspace is a straightforward process for an admin. The creator of a Google Workspace account is a super administrator by default. One or more admin roles can optionally be assigned to any user. One of the admin roles is called User Management Admin. This role allows a user to create, delete and update individual users (other than admin users).
Only a super administrator, however, can bulk upload new users.
Go to the admin console at http://admin.google.com. You can also navigate to the console from within Gmail by clicking on the gear icon and selecting Manage This Domain.
In the Admin Console, click on Users.
Click on the plus sign in the upper left. You will have the option to add multiple users (via .CSV upload) or add a single user. Click on the icon next to Add new user.
Detailed instructions on uploading multiple users can be found here.
In the Create new user dialog, enter the user’s first name, last name and email address prefix. A temporary password will be automatically created. A password can also be manually created.
Email the instructions to the new user, print them or verbally provide the user with the URL, username and password.
Step 6 (Optional)
Give the user access to any Google Workspace services aside from the basics. Add the user to any Groups they should be a part of. Add email address aliases for the user.