Going Paperless w/ Brooks Duncan – ABR013

You want to take your paper and turn it into electronic documents. You also want to be able to find those electronic documents when you need them. And it would be nice if those electronic documents are backed up and secure.

How do you do that?

In this jam-packed episode, paperless expert Brooks Duncan shows us the three-part system needed to get your paperless system going. Brooks also shares the software and hardware you will need to find success with your paperless goals.

In this episode we cover:

  • Reasons why you may want to reduce the amount of paper in your life.
  • How to choose a scanner that fits your needs.
  • How to start going paperless. (hint: avoid scanning boxes of old paper first)
  • Best way to organize your digital documents once they are scanned.
  • Costs and benefits of batch scanning.
  • Why you should name files and documents for ‘future you.’
  • What you need to do to protect your digital life.

Quotables:

When going paperless, my goal was to get rid of the paper I didn't need. Now my goal is to be able to access my information quickly. Click To Tweet

Links and resources mention:

Collect

Organize

Zack Sexton's File Structure

Zachary’s Google Drive File Structure

Protect

Connect with Brooks:

Paperless Cheat Sheet!

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The shownotes can be found at zacharysexton.com/13