Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

am thankful for backup.


This morning, when I sat down to work on a client project, I discovered that I had overwritten my notes from a 90-minute phone call the other day with another, unrelated file.

Uh oh.

Fortunately, I back up everything with both Carbonite and Dropboxboth of which allow you to view and restore previous versions of saved files (I have two backup services in case one of my backups needs a backup).

I also have a spare computer in my office, in case my primary machine is lost, stolen or accidentally sat upon by a rhino (don’t laugh, it happens).

If you sell a professional service, you’re in the information business.

So while it’s true that all this backup stuff costs money, going back to a client and saying “oops,” costs more.