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80% of your success comes from 20% of your effort

80% of your success comes from 20% of your effort
January 02
15:04 2014

Let’s face it, running your online business or hobby site requires a lot of time. Since time is a premium, you should focus your efforts on the tasks that bring in the most revenue for your business.

That’s why you should focus on the Pareto principle:

The Pareto principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Business-management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed in 1906 that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; Pareto developed the principle by observing that 20% of the pea pods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.

It is a common rule of thumb in business; e.g., “80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients”. Mathematically, the 80-20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution.

So how can you use the Pareto Principle to make more money?

1. Stop being a server admin.

Yeah, it’s fun to install, configure, and troubleshoot applications you want for your website. However, doing this is zapping your effectiveness.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been dragged into productivity killing tasks involving troubleshooting web applications I’ve installed or my employees need help with.

Quite simply… installing, configuring, and troubleshooting should be left to the pro’s. You should be focusing on what you do best – growing your online business.

After all, if customers aren’t coming through the site, then you aren’t making money, right?

So why should you be doing menial tasks (that can be automated as I will suggest below)?

Thanks to one particular hosting company, you don’t need to mess with the tricky chore of installing an app such as WordPress, Droopla, Magento, or many other applications.

No… the days of manually installing these apps is dead…

…and that’y why we recommend.


Developing websites with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, and many other popular web applications is as easy as installing an app on your phone. Just select an app from the HostMySite catalog, and the system will automatically install and configure for you—no downloading / uploading or messing with php.ini files (unless you want to). Best of all, you can manage and update all of your installed apps from a single interface.

Below are just a handful of what offers their customers.

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Christian Henning

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