Stay Clear from Free Backup Services

Just Cloud Back Up Cloud StorageMy PC Back Up Cloud File StorageAs we enter the cloud era there are several free options for backing up your files to a cloud server, including Google’s own drive.

Not so appealing because of the fact that storing your files for you will cost those services money. They pay for the storing media, the servers, for staying connected to the Internet 24/7, wages, power … etc.

In addition to that, those companies are there to make profit.

So how to you think they are making money from hosting your backed up files for free?

The answer is that they don’t. And if they continue not making money from you, chances are they are going to disappear soon with your backed up files.

So free is not an option when it comes to the files you’ve worked for years to create and perfect.

In reality those free services are only free for a while, including Google drive.

After the free trial period those companies are going to start charging you.

And since they already have your files, and you probably don’t know how to migrate from a server to another (most people don’t), then they can charge you as much as they want and you will either pay and keep the service running, or don’t pay and lose your backed up files and start looking for a different service with better terms.

So my advice is that from the beginning don’t start with those free services.

Get your back ups done by a company that tells you upfront how much it will cost you to keep the back up service.

My recommendation is to try one of these two:

1. Just Cloud, and

2. My PC Backup.

They both offer a short, 30 days free trial. They start with downloading the backup software, setting it up, and letting it do the work. Up front you know how much they will cost you, so you know after the 30 days you will be paying that much.

They give you the option to save on the monthly fee if you buy a year or two in advance. And quite frankly, going month-to-month makes no sense in the context of backing up your files, so that when you forget to pay you lose connection with the server until you pay. As a PC user you already know that 1 second is too long to go without a back service in place. You know what I mean!

 

My favorite online glasses store

Buying glasses here in Toronto needs a separate budget, or a source of fund that comes from a health plan. The last time I had glasses made here in Toronto it cost me around $300, got broken in a couple of months and I had to get a new pair for another $300, give or take.

Now I don’t buy glasses from any of the famous stores you see around. I save on eye glasses by shopping for them online. Of course the first step is to get an eye exam to make sure my glasses are going to be up to date.

In the eye exam I ask the doctor to make sure he/she includes the pupillary distance. Then I go to glassesusa.com. This is my favorite because of their prices and special occasional offers like free lenses and free shipping.

They ship prescription glasses within a week. Obviously they outsource the process in order to keep their prices low, but who cares. If it will save me a bunch, like $34 instead of $300 I will go for it.

The company is American based, but they serve in some other countries like Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Lucky me.

If you need glasses, by all means try them out. I am a satisfied customer, and I know other satisfied customers from New York. So go for it.

Here is the link to GlassesUSA.com.

By law I need to tell you that they pay me commission for every sale I refer to them. If you already know me you’ll know I am not going to lie to you for any reason, and definitely not for money.

 

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Welcome to my blog.

I reserved this domain early on when I started my Internet based career. At that time I had a job that I wanted to keep so I kept this domain pointing to a plane page that has nothing on it except for a form to check if other domains are available and a link to my email login page.

Now that I don’t have that job any more and that my online career is taking over I decided to build a blog on my personal domain and keep updating the world about me and my family.

The domain yahia.com had already been taken when I decided to get this domain, so I got the .ws version. Although I could communicate with the domain owner to buy it from him/her, I am still not comfortable paying $3000 or more just to acquire my domain name.

Max Bouty HostingSo if you haven’t registered your domain name yet now is a good time to do it if it is still available.

And this can be done for free from MaxBounty hosting if you qualify, but first check the availability by clicking here.

My advice is to register your domain name now rather than later. Especially if you are kind of famous. Because if you don’t, anyone can register your domain name and build a website and put any content on it that might be harmful to your reputation.

Will keep you updated. Have a nice read.