If You are running an Online Work at home Business it is very critical that you create a well organized directory structure. The Obvious advantage of an organized Directory structure is it makes it easy to find what you need. A Less Obvious but More Important Reason is it makes it easy to back up your Online Business Files if they are all in the Same Place.
A very Simple Directory Structure for an Online Business Mimics a File Cabinet. You would have 3 Level of Directories. Your Top level would be the File Cabinet, Your 2nd Level would be the File Drawers and your 3rd Level would be your File Folders.
Step 1 (File Cabinet)
Decide where to place your Top Level Online Business Directory. I suggest creating a Directory Directly under My Documents called My Online Business.
You may want to think of this Top Level Directory as a File Cabinet with many Drawers
Step 2 (File Drawers)
Decide what are your 2nd Level Directories (The Drawers of your File Cabinet). Here are some of my 2nd Level Directories or Drawers My Programs My Downloads My Income and Expenses My Text Ads My HTML Ads
Step 3 (File Folders)
Decide what are the 3rd Level Directories or file Folders
Here is what a Finished Directory Structure Might Look Like
My ZipsMy Income and
My expensesMy Text Ads
My HTML Ads
- My Programs
- My Ad Trackers
- My Domains
- My E-mail Accounts
- My Free Programs
- My ISP Accounts
- My Moneymakers
- My Downloads
Now when you want to backup your Business Files all you need to do is copy your Online Business Directory to tape, CD, DVD or some other back-up Device.
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