My Goals with this Blog...

Are to document my experiences with various income streams and programs in my quest to becoming a full time freelancer working from home. I plan to list my current 'eggs' and to post the things that have and haven't worked for me.

Working from home has been a grand adventure. Changes have occurred – people I initially worked for have come and gone (or returned and gone, or just returned :D). I recall at one time killing myself working for eBay and regretting it from all the flaky non paying bidders to the people calling for me to drop ship and never returning. I've had late night jobs, and many, many writing jobs. But the vast majority required me to write.

But they also required me to save my work almost instinctively. Why?

Well, when I first started out oh in 2008-9, I lived in that old, run down house with no real AC, and faulty wiring. I only at the time owned a pc that was shaky to use at best due to it being out of date. This was before the first backup laptop, or using Dropbox, my removable pin drive, or even my newer laptop. This meant that if the power fluctuated, or it became too f*ucking hot, my pc would randomly and without warning shut off.

I also used open office. Try as it might, lost work was lost despite its auto backup function, or would get corrupted mid backup – this destroyed pages of role play notes. I literally sobbed as that file was 45+ pages long.

So, I found this online backup tool that let me back up my near hardback cover book's worth of notes. About.com notes. Backed up.. Game FAQs? Backed up. Thousands of articles, auction templates (hey I sell things...just not really on eBay), blog posts for my blogs and paid places, all were saved here.

My poor computer later on was upgraded to a most beastly system and I moved (aside from just writing this post it decided in a rare age to blank out on me, eating this post gurr!) to a more stable work area – ie my apartment has wires that aren't from the 60s! But I still use the online back up program. It simply saved my ass too many times to stop using it now.