When working from a home office the PC is not only a business machine, but sometimes it is also a home PC. It may hold photos from the family and maybe a game or two. Trouble with this is, home PC’s can crash very easily from extreme use and large files being stored on the hard disk. It is a good idea to keep constant backups of your data. I have realized this recently because of many mishaps.
Imagine waking up and finding your computer won’t turn on. Imagine the hard drive went bad and all your data is lost. What would you do? I would simply purchase a new hard drive and restore from an external backup drive. More important documents I keep on a free service called dropbox. The free service syncs files on PC, Mac, and mobile devices. I can place business files in a single folder and know they are safe and secure on the dropbox network. I will also know that when I turn on my laptop the files will then sync there. My business life follows me and helps me fee safe.
Next time I have a computer crash or a hard disk failure, I will only lose my time rather than my documents.