An AppleID is an iCloudID. You'll still have the same problem.
Create and start using an Apple ID - https://support.apple.com/HT203993
Set up an Apple ID to use in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, and with Apple Music and Apple News - https://support.apple.com/HT204316
Frequently asked questions about Apple ID - http://support.apple.com/kb/HE37