Cloud storage is a necessary, if not critical, part of an effective voiceover business in 2020. The ability to save, store, and deliver files electronically can be the difference between booking and not booking a gig.
I bring this up because I had to return my desktop computer and ensure that all of my files are safely backed up in cloud storage. In the process of doing this, I discovered some interesting things…
I had a lot more cloud storage space than I realized in a variety of places.
DropBox (where I store my audio files) 2TB
Google Drive/Photos (where I store my docs/spreadsheets/pics) 60GB
Box (which I forgot I had) 50GB
OneDrive (which I didn’t know I had) 105GB
To make it easier to backup and sync my cloud storage, I discovered MultCloud, which with a free account allows you to do just that.
TIP OF THE WEEK
I strongly recommend a double-redundant system utilizing both cloud storage and home storage. Triple, actually.
Use a cloud storage service like DropBox or Google Drive to stare and organize your files.
Use a daily file backup program like Carbonite.
Regularly back your files onto an external hard drive.
NEWS AND NOTES
SOLD OUT!!! Thursday, January 16th @8PM EST: My next Edge Studio Business and Money 201 webinar will be “Rates, Negotiating, and Billing”. We’re gonna talk about, well, rates, negotiating, and billing. Click here to sign up!
Wednesday, January 22nd @8:30 PM EST: The Edge Studio encore presentation of ‘Online Casting Sites’. In this special one-hour webinar, I’ll talk about the pros and cons of online casting sites in general and Pay-to-Play sites in particular. FYI you can read this I article I wrote to get more of an idea of what’s in store. Click here to sign up!
Thursday, January 23rd @8PM EST: my next Edge Studio Marketing 201 webinar will be “4 Words That Will Kill Your Marketing”. We’ll talk about how think like an effective marketer. Click here to sign up!
Saturday, February 1st, 2020 @2PM PST: I will be speaking LIVE at the Voice Actors Studio in sunny Las Vegas! The topic is “THE VOICEOVER BUSINESS AND HOW TO ACT LIKE IT”. If you live in the Las Vegas area there are still a few spots left! Click here to sign up!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Tom Dheere is a 20+year veteran of the voice over industry who has narrated thousands of projects for hundreds of clients in over a dozen countries. He is also a voiceover business & marketing consultant known as the VOStrategist and produces the comic book “Agent 1.22”.