5. A Backup Regime
Whatever your business, you need to backup your work.
My advice? Be paranoid. That means you must have multiple redundant backup solutions. During my freelancing career, I’ve had laptops die without warning and external hard drives mysteriously fail to load, so I think my backup paranoia is justified.
I’m always tweaking my setup but here’s what it looks like today:
I have Carbonite installed on my main computer and mobile devices, backing up all my work.
On my main PC, I have moved the main work folder to Dropbox, so it’s accessible on all my devices.
I also backup all images on Dropbox and Google Photos.
There’s still some room for improvement. I’ve never replaced the portable hard disk that failed, which I used as my external backup source. To replace that, I have a Mega account, so everything is backed up in two places.