Learn how to setup storage to protect yourself in your own coaching business.

 

In this video:
01:20   The importance of storage for business protection
02:19   The difference between Amazon S3 vs. Dropbox and its uses
05:43   The two other storage alternatives

What’s All About Amazon and Dropbox?

I was asked a question recently about the difference between Amazon S3 and Dropbox and how they should be used in a coaches business. So thought to record this video to tell you how best to use it, how best to protect yourself for your business and how I use it.

Let’s get into it!

Hey, my name is Jamie, founder of Technology for Coaches. Today’s video is all about storage.

It is all about Amazon and Dropbox largely, and I am going to talk about their competitors as well, and what is important to you to make sure that you are protected in your business. Now, from a perspective of a question that was asked to me,

“Jamie, should we be using Amazon or Dropbox? I’m building a website and doing my email, and I’m doing all of these different things Jamie, but why should I use these and what are they about?”

This was almost the question, word-for-word. And I said, “Would it help if I explain how I use them?

The answer was, “Yes please.”

So, Amazon S3, if you don’t know what Amazon S3 is, it is an online cloud storage delivered by Amazon. Dropbox, is a tool that you can get for free – 2GB for free of storage that’s available that you can install something on your computer, and then when you put certain files in a set folder, it is stored on the cloud, so largely, two storage solutions.

The Difference Between The Two

Firstly, the difference between the two.

Amazon doesn’t come with an easy ‘it’s on your desktop’ solution. Although they are recently rolling out a desktop version, but that’s nowhere close to the power of Dropbox today. So if you’re looking for something that easily syncs with your desktop today, really easy, and you don’t have to do a lot of uploading and downloading, it’s just safe and dealt with, then Dropbox is by far the easiest way to go.

To answer the question on how I use these in my business…

Amazon is a really great place and really hugely cost affective if you want to back up a huge amount of your photos, if you want to back up a huge amount of video, or just any storage files that you want to store somewhere, because with Amazon you only pay when traffic goes to Amazon, or when it comes down from Amazon. You don’t pay to let it sit there and do nothing. So it’s a very good place to just put storage to ‘set and forget’ and so for me, Amazon, in a business perspective, all of my videos go to Amazon as a backup. From a personal perspective, all of my family photos from about 8 or 9 years’ worth that are digital, are on Amazon as well, as a backup. So that is how I use Amazon. Also, on Amazon for me, is my Podcasts. ITunes, for Podcasts need storage that is can buffer and stream from, and Amazon is the best one to use out there today. So if you want to work out how to use Amazon in your business, then the step-by-step trainings are at Fast Track for you to be able to do that.

So I use Amazon for video storage, for my Podcasts, and also for my family photos. That’s how I used Amazon.

Now over on this side – on Dropbox. Dropbox I use pretty much for everything else. Day-to-day video work, – I can put a video in there and it will synchronize with my team, because if I have a shared Dropbox folder, then a lot of other people that I have shared the link with can see that too. So I can just put it into the Dropbox folder and it can just sync around. It works beautifully. Same for Microsoft Word files, same for any type of file you want to share with people. Dropbox is a lot more powerful than Amazon, and also Dropbox vs. one of the competitors out there today, Google Drive, Dropbox is more powerful and gives you more features to do that with too. Although I do have Google Drive for my business, but I use Dropbox day-in and day-out for this.

A Great Little Tip For Dropbox

Another little tip for Dropbox is if you have email auto-responds that send out free PDF’s or send out free some things, then what you can actually do is have the file stored on Dropbox and then get a link, a URL link, and put that in your email marketing. What does that mean? That means that if you want to change the file, if there is some pricing in it, or if there’s some other things that will change over time, you can actually just change it on Dropbox, keep the file name the same, and when you save it, it will update. That means you don’t have to update any of your email marketing, and that will just carry on and you can just keep your files up-to-date on your machine.

So Dropbox starts free for 2GB, and then you can then pay to go to up to the next level on your business levels. So there are the main differences of the two.

Other Alternatives For Storage Today

The two other alternatives today are Google Drive, which is improving every few months a new update comes out and soon Google Drive will be comparable to Dropbox but today Dropbox is still the winner. The other one that people may talk about is iCloud, the apple storage, and look, I’m an Apple fan, I have everything Apple at home, and iUnderwear but the iCloud storage hasn’t been hugely reliable in the past and so my setup with Dropbox and Amazon has been working beautifully for me, for a good number of years now, and so, as they say, ‘if it’s not broke – don’t fix it’, okay.

So, that is how I have Amazon and Google setup today, Amazon, Google, Dropbox – that is how I use all of those today.

Hopefully that’s added value on your side and if you want to get any of either Amazon or Dropbox into your business – just sign up for Fast Track at jamiesfasttrack.com and you will be able to follow step-by-step videos on how to do that yourself.

This was Jamie, hopefully this was valuable – Any questions at all, feel free to put it in the box below, otherwise feel free to share or Like this video to help with the people.

This is Jamie, TechnologyforCoaches.com.

Bye for now.

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