On a personal note, I remember when I was without electricity for 12 days after hurricane Sandy. And, I remember the times I lost files due to a computer crash, two zip drive crashes, and a faulty delete key on my laptop. So, I know the feeling and want/need to be safe.
5 Tips for the ‘Just in Case’ Scenario
1. Use a cloud service, like Dropbox.com, to back up your files. You can either work directly from it or be sure to copy all your files to it. I’ve been using Dropbox for a couple of years now and love it. You can get 2 GB free.
2. Always backup your work. This includes:
- Completed work
- Client list
- Affiliate products/links
- Images you created/bought
- Programs you’ve purchased
- Groups you belong to
The list goes on and on and on and . . .
Anything you update or create new needs to be saved in an offsite or cloud service. You can use a zip drive, but I’ve had two crash already.
3. Make sure you have ALL your passwords saved in a ‘super safe’ place.
You might want to read “Six Great Password Managers” at PC Mag.
4. Tips from Mark: Contact your website hosting service and ask if they can restore your site in the event it crashes or is hacked.
5. Backup your websites. You can use a free WordPress plugin: BackWPupFree. For more information on this, visit: http://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/
That’s about it. Just be careful.
If you have any helpful tips to share or use any great services or products to protect your content and websites, please let us know in the comments!
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