How to Protect Your Digital & Online Livelihood

This post on how to protect your digital & online livelihood is sponsored by Western Digital. All opinions are my own. 
How to Protect Your Online & Digital LivelihoodAs a blogger and online business owner, my life and responsibilities live on my computer and the internet. This makes the need to protect my online livelihood crucial. Daily backups are just as important as the device and storage needed to perform said backups, but it’s easy to forget to do it.

If you’ve ever had your computer crash on you (when you haven’t done a recent backup), then you know that terrifying, world ending feeling first hand.  The thought of potentially losing years of photos and work is quite upsetting. Unfortunately I had a similar scare in grad school. I thought I had lost a whole year’s worth of work for my thesis, as well as all of my photos and important documents and files. Luckily everything was able to be extracted and saved from my dead computer hard drive, but that’s not always the case. Let’s just say I learned my lesson since then!

Since I’m all for being safe rather than sorry, I decided to invest in a reliable external hard drive for my computer. I have always used Western Digital products, and even talked about how to protect your data with WD My Cloud Mirror before. Today I want to share one of their newer products with y’all, which is perfectly fitting for today’s digital age.
How to Protect Your Online & Digital Livelihood

How to Protect Your Digital & Online Livelihood

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra is a portable external storage solution for your online and digital world. It connects to social media accounts like Instagram and Facebook, as well as  cloud storage accounts like Dropbox and Google Drive™ to import your photos, videos and docs to the My Passport Ultra drive using the WD Discovery™ software. This means you can actually backup your favorite social media moments!

The My Passport Ultra drive also comes equipped with WD Backup™ software which backs up your photos, videos, music and important documents with built in security software to help keep private content secure.

The best part about this hard drive is you can set it to your schedule by picking the time and frequency you want it to perform auto back ups! It’s basically a set it and forget it system that always has your back! In the unfortunate event that your computer crashes, you’ll never have to worry about when was the last time you backed up your stuff!

The small and sleek design of the drive is little enough to fit into the palm of your hand, or easily fit inside your pocket or purse, which is great for those that are always on the go, of if you  just prefer less clutter on your desk!  It comes in a variety of storage options, ranging from 1TB-4TB and prices starting at $79.99.

This type of hard drive is well worth the small investment to have peace of mind, in my opinion! If you aren’t performing regular backups on your computer, ask yourself if you’re willing to let all of those files go. If the answer is no, you need a game plan stat!

You can learn more about Western Digital My Passport Ultra here and shop online by clicking the image below!
How to Protect Your Online & Digital Livelihood with Western Digital My Passport Ultra




8 thoughts on “How to Protect Your Digital & Online Livelihood

  1. Magen Golden

    Great advice. Being a blogger is a lot of work and I alway see people talking about other people stealing their work or photos. It is important to protect everything.

  2. Pernille

    I need to dig my external drive back out and do a backup. I have also been saving a ton on onedrive from MS because it duplicates to my work so I can find everything regardless of what laptop I am on

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