Have a need to send someone a large file? Most email services max out at 20 MB attachments. Gone are the days of burning to a CD or Flash drive… now you can send them an email link. There are quite a few of these sites now, so I thought I’d give a quick round up of the ones I’m familiar with:

  • TransferBigFiles (Reliable, but only up to 1 GB, $60/year for pro features)
  • YouSendIt (One of the first sites to start doing this I can recall, only up to 100 MB, $120/year for pro features)
  • ShareFile (2GB basic, up to 10 GB enterprise. $30/mo! Most expensive of them all)
  • SendStuffNow (2GB, ? requires software download ?, $60/year for pro features)
  • DropBox (up to 2GB is free, $99/year)
  • Memeo (up to 100MB is free, $9.95/mo.)
  • SendSpace (up to 300MB is free, $8.99/mo. for pro account)
  • WeTransfer (up to 2GB free, $120/year for pro features)
  • Google Drive (Free up to 5GB, then you’ll need to upgrade to a Google Apps account)
  • YourFileLink (Free service, but files are deleted after 2 weeks)
  • FileDropper (just found out about it – haven’t tried it yet)
  • File Pigeon (100 MB limit)

Two other hybrid examples to check out (that I really like) offer the ability to upload large files as well: Check out Smartsheet ($15.95/mo.) and Wufoo ($14.95/mo.).

If you are looking for a way to allow others to send you large files (too big to send via email), here are sites that give you the option to direct others to an upload page that links up with your cloud storage:

Please do everyone a favor and post a comment if I missed any!

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Never stop learning!

When we stop being open to new ideas and approaches to life, we can find ourselves quickly becoming arrogant about the world we live.  And I’ve found as I’ve reached that much desired ‘10,000 hours’ level in my own business, I’ve actually become a bit arrogant in many aspects of it – maybe because I’ve been at it so long and absorbed so much knowledge, or maybe because I’ve grown a little tired of the topic.  Not sure which it is – but I do know this: When I learn new things, from new teachers, and apply them to my own business – the excitement returns, and I’m more able to accept the fact I still know very little in the grand scheme of things.

Stay humble. Learn something new every day. That’s my motto.  As long as your learning, your growing. Stop learning, and you start dying.

And if you don’t have time to actually read 100 books (like me), look for options – and one option is to gather the cliff notes/synopsis from either the author or someone who’s already ready the book for you – it’s nice to have an ‘executive summary’ when you are too busy to dive deeper. But still consider that there will be titles and topics you’ll want to dive into and read the entire book – maybe more than once.

 

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Round-up: Video Publishing

July 18, 2011

I’ve been doing a lot more video publishing these days, mostly because of my endeavors at Kindle Expert, and while YouTube is great for most of it, I’m beginning to do some in depth training for others and I want to get away from YouTube because of the use restrictions & licensing.  I’m finding the […]

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Round-up: Web conferencing tools

December 15, 2010

I recently began an effort to explore what new web conferencing tools existed, as I realize the landscape has evolved significantly since I began using GoToMeeting over 5 years ago. Keeping with the 50 Interviews model, I wanted to share what I learned, and ask that if you have anything to add to the topic, […]

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Nothing left to lose

November 22, 2010

Imagine the one thing you cared about more than anything else in this world was taken from you.  Then see if fear still holds you back from taking chances that can make all the difference. Donna Visocky lost her daughter in a car crash when her daughter was only 21 years old. It was in […]

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The crazier others think your idea is, the more you should seriously consider doing it!

October 28, 2010

“Entrepreneurs find uncommon answers to the common questions.”  This was one of my favorite quotes from the interviews I did with 50+ entrepreneurs – that quote in particular came from Michael Gerber. And I often site examples throughout the interviews I did where the founder of the company was originally called ‘crazy’ for thinking the […]

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We die a little each time we compromise ourselves and put off those things we know in our heart we must do. – Christine Comaford

July 14, 2010

“If I died tomorrow I’d say I rocked it. At some point I finally realized that I am enough, I do enough and I have enough. I’ve gained the perspective from my hospice work that we don’t have long and there’s no point in putting things off. We die a little each time we compromise […]

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Brian Ibbott of Coverville

May 10, 2010

The brief excerpt below is from the book; 50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs Thriving in Uncertain Times. The award winning 300 page book includes exclusive interviews with over 50 successful entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. I had the pleasure of wrapping up my 50 interviews with Brian Ibbott of Coverville!  My friends Chad and Issac (the […]

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Video: Pros & Cons of being a young entrepreneur

April 30, 2010
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5 Distinctions of Successful Entrepreneurs (Slidecast)

April 15, 2010

50 Interviews: Entrepreneurs thriving in uncertain times View more presentations from Brian Schwartz.

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