Large File Transfer and Lifestyle Design
Posted by Juan Rojas on Mon, Dec 06, 2010 @ 11:47 AM
"Lifestyle Design" is a term coined by Tim Ferriss, author of New York Times' bestseller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich". It essentially means changing one's behaviour and source(s) of income to enable a more free life: without being tied down to a regular 9-5 job or the wider expectations of society as to what is possible or acceptable. This is generally accomplished through the use of geoarbitrage and a variety of Internet tools to help promote a global lifestyle.
Large file transfer tools (like FilesDIRECT) are an important part of the vagabond lifestyle: whether someone is an online marketer, a graphic designer, a music producer, or otherwise involved in a "work-from-anywhere" business, chances are you will need to receive large files (or send them) at some point.
Another benefit of this kind of web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is that it works for any file type: whether you're sending videos, photos, Word documents, PDFs or something more exotic, you can send files to (or receive files from) clients without dealing with FTP sites or putting up with email's built-in size limitations. It also operates through web browsers, and since this means you don't need to download software (with FilesDIRECT, anyways), it also means it works with any operating system - so there's no need to worry if you're on a Mac and your client is on a Windows-based system (or something more exotic).
Online file transfer with FilesDIRECT is also much more secure than either email or FTP, since it uses a powerful combination of the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) cryptographic protocol, 128-bit AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption and robust password creation to keep uploads and downloads secure. This means you can send files back and forth with clients, Virtual Assistants, drop shippers, etc. with total peace of mind.
And if you run your business from your laptop, it's a (very) good idea to keep important files in the Cloud, in case something should happen to your computer. FilesDIRECT offers 30GB of storage free with our Starter plans, with increasing amounts available to suit your needs. There's no time limit on storage, either (unlike services like Mediafire) so your files will be stored as long as you have an account (unless you choose to delete them).
Need a custom dropbox so people can send you files? No problem! All FilesDIRECT accounts include a free customizable upload page so others (without an account) can send you files with just a few mouse clicks.
If you own an online business as part of your vagabond lifestyle (or are planning to!) FilesDIRECT gives you a secure, feature-rich way to send and receive large files easily from anywhere in the world. Try our free trial today and see just how easy large file transfer can be!