Start Treating Your Blog Like a Business – 5 Reasons You Need Cloud Storage

WD My Cloud EX2By Holly Reisem Hanna

Thanks to WD for sponsoring today’s post and for providing me with a My Cloud EX2 to use and review.

When I began my blogging journey, I backed up my computer files on multiple flash drives. Yes, I know, not a good strategy, but I wanted to save money. But after a virus took down my laptop and I had to pay $99 for file recovery, I decided to invest in an external hard drive.

My external hard drive worked great, but when I switched from a PC to a Mac, I had to get a new external hard drive that was Mac compatible. Again this worked well, but only when I actually remembered to back it up. Luckily, during this time I never lost any of my files. But if I had, it would have been a complete nightmare for my business.

If you really want to make money with your blog, then you need to treat it like a BUSINESS! Part of acting like a business owner is being prepared and having the right systems in place. Lost files, poor response time, and disorganization, all make you look unprofessional as a blogger.

Here are 5 reasons your blogging business needs a WD My Cloud EX2.

WD My Cloud EX2No More Worries:

There is a time and a place for saving money, but when it comes to your files, you need to have a robust system in place! Having an external hard is great — but only if you can remember to back it up. With the WD My Cloud EX2 it automatically backs up your files for you, wirelessly. No need to schedule backups or worry about loosing important files, with this device you’ll always be prepared and ready to deliver.

Compatible with Your Faves:

Do you own a PC, but you’re thinking about switching to a Mac? Do you use a PC, but love your iPhone? No matter what operating system you use, the WD My Cloud EX2 has you covered. This cloud storage system is compatible with your PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android operating systems. It’s also compatible  with other third-party applications like WordPress (which means you can also backup your blog files), Joomla, phpMyAdmin, and Dropbox which gives you even more flexibility.

Cost Effective:

Because the WD My Cloud EX2 is compatible with multiple operating systems, multiple users can use the same device. With many online file storage options you’re charged for multiple users, devices, and additional storage … month after month after month. With My Cloud’s massive 4TB hard drive you’ll have more than enough room for all of your files, photos, videos, and songs and you only have to pay for it once!

Easy to Setup:

I love technology … but once it crosses over into the land of needing a translator to decipher, I’m out! When you have to spend hours figuring out how to setup and use your technology, you’re cutting into your work time. With the WD My Cloud EX2 I was able to setup cloud storage within 15 minutes, and it only took 4 steps to complete. If you do encounter problems, WD has a free concierge service to help setup your device.

Access on the Run:

Whether you work with a virtual assistant or you need to access a document on the run, the WD My Cloud EX2 allows you to do so. Collaborate with your team by setting up multiple accounts or access your documents via the mobile app. You can also transfer files from Dropbox and Google Drive which allows you to run your business seamlessly.

The WD My Cloud EX2 has many offer features and benefits that you can check them out here.

WD My Cloud EX2 Specifications Include:


  • MAP is $199.99 USD for the diskless My Cloud EX2, $369.99 USD for 4 TB, $469.99 USD for 6 TB and $569.99 USD for 8 TB.


  • Windows 8.1 or earlier, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP (32 bit) SP 3 operating systems
  • Mac OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard operating systems
  • DLNA/UPnP devices for streaming
  • Router with Internet connection

Package Includes:

  • Private cloud storage
  • Ethernet cable
  • AC adapter
  • Quick install guide
  • Assembly kit (included in 0 TB/diskless model)

To find out more about the WD My Cloud EX2, click here.

Thanks to Western Digital for sponsoring today’s discussion. Please be aware that we can only promote advertising from companies that we feel we can legitimately recommend to our readers.

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