How much value do you have saved on your hard drive? Content, projects in progress, ebooks and training products you’ve purchased, photos, videos, family stuff, files for your clients, etc. I bet it’s worth thousands and thousands of dollars.
What will you do when your computer cries “uncle?”
How are you going to feel when it all gets destroyed because your hard drive had a bad day? Worried? Nauseous? Frustrated? Will you go into melt-down mode?
Don’t worry, be happy, and make yourself a margarita. (mmm, I’m enjoying one right now!) Every little thing’s gonna be alright. 🙂
Just like you, I had tons of content saved to my hard drive, all the projects in progress, files for my VA business, files for clients whose websites I’ve developed, my coaching files, photos, videos, family stuff, etc. I was busy working away, one minute, everything was smooth sailing, then my computer locked up. I tried rebooting thinking everything would be okay but my computer thought differently. My hard drive had danced it’s final dance and was now lifeless, unable to load windows.
I would normally be freaking out, but I’ve got an internet secret that has my back.
Backblaze has your back…your online backup that is! 🙂
I don’t back up regularly, I back up all the time. My secret weapon is a little website called Backblaze that charges me a meager $5 a month to continuously back up my computer, and my two external hard drives. 🙂
The computer repair guy apologized when he called to tell me it was the hard drive and was sorry to say that he wouldn’t be able to restore my files. “No problem, I’m backed up,” I said which surprised him. He said that he’s usually dealing with devastated, frustrated and angry people who have just lost everything.
As the owner of a web based business, not backing up your computer online is risky.
So let me ask, are you backed up? That’s not what I meant…let me restate that. Is your computer backed up? 🙂
Why Backblaze is the online backup service of choice:
There are other programs out there that do this sort of thing. I like Backblaze because its online backup is automatic which means I don’t have to think about it. They back up all my files unless I tell them otherwise. Some other online backup programs don’t back everything up automatically. They also have sent me an external hard drive (for a very reasonable fee) with all my files on it.
Don’t worry, be happy! Get back blaze and be ready for anything. Stolen computer, hard drive crash, virus, a margarita spill, and anything else that just might happen. 🙂
Get your blog on the backup bandwagon too!
Oh, and by the way, while we’re on the topic, let’s make sure your blog gets backed up regularly too. After all, with all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve paid to launch your blog, create awesome content, and connect with your readers it would be devastating to lose it all.
You’ll need two free plugins to back up your blog:
- WP-DB-Backup which backs up your database.
- WordPress Backup Plugin which backs up your site, your uploads, etc.
That should do the trick. Buy the way, I’m not an affiliate for backblaze, but I figure since they’ve kept me out of the hotseat a few times now, I’d give them a little lovin’ and hopefully some extra traffic and subscribers. Hope it makes backblaze happy, having your computer and blog up will make you happy, and if you’re happy, I’m happy too! Cheers!