Hard drives are notorious for crashing. Imagine going through all this work to scan your important documents and then losing it all in one crash.
You can’t go paperless without backing up your documents. It’s an absolute requirement.
There are many ways to back up your documents. I recommend, at a minimum, to back up:
- To something local. Usually a hard drive plugged into your computer.
- To something offsite. There are lots of ways do this. The most common is using an online backup service.
The more backups you have, the merrier. If you’d like to learn more, let me know below where to send it and I’ll send over my free Paperless Resource List. I go through my favorite tools for backing up your paperless documents.