3 Effective Ways: Safeguard Freelancer’s Data
Working as a freelancer for almost two years now has taught me to become extra cautious when it comes to storing my important files. In fact with my previous experiences of having a computer bug to be the culprit of my PC’s major breakdown and left me no choice but to have an expert to reformat everything, that itself is already time consuming. The good thing was I’m lucky enough to have saved almost all my files in my hard disk.
For those individuals who are just starting a freelance career, here are 3 effective ways on how you can safeguard all your important files or data:
1. Keep a back-up for all your files
Freelancing work may require you to store large files for you clients and if you have continuous work in progress, these files pile up and you would need to secure them. Make it a habit to keep a back-up for each file or project you have. This is one solution that can help you when worst case scenarios happen like a computer virus or you accidentally deleted a batch of files that aren’t supposedly to be included.
2. Store files in the archive
This is another safety measure if you want to store your files. Data archiving can be done to files that you don’t need at the moment, but you would rather have them for quick access anytime for future use or as reference. Like any other back-up storages, archives are also prone to physical or virtual damages, so make sure to keep a back-up copy for your archives.
3. Use files synchronization
Secure your data with the use of files synchronization. This method of file security stores the latest copy of a file while at the same time giving you an access to the older version of any files you wish to retrieve. Using files synchronization in your freelance work makes it convenient because you don’t need to spend a lot of time sending each individual a copy of a file in instances you will need to share files with the other team members as well as to your client for updates of any changes you have done.
Freelance work can be very challenging, especially if you have to face a computer breakdown, accidentally spilling you drink over your laptop or your child unknowingly dropped it with his/her playful mood. These events do happen beyond your control, but if you have done some preventive security measures on your files from the start, then this compelling situation would not be as stressful as it can be. There are different ways to safeguard your freelancer’s files, either you choose to keep a back-up copy all the time for all your files with the use of an external drive or perhaps you are thinking of using cloud storage, which is getting popular in today’s digital age. Remember, no matter what type of storage solution you will select, always keep yourself on guard for you will never know when a virus strikes again or a disaster hits you. Fully gear yourself with enough information and you are on your way to success as a freelancer. Keep it up…