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

January 2, 2014 by · Comments Off on 80% of your success comes from 20% of your effort 

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? Read more

Network Solutions Launches Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email Accounts

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Network Solutions Launches Microsoft Hosted Exchange Email Accounts 

Hosting ServicesHerndon, VA – Network Solutions® now offers Microsoft Hosted Exchange for its email account customers. This enterprise-level email tool gives small business owners access to a robust set of communications solutions at wallet-friendly prices.

“We are always looking to add products and services that will improve our customers’ business, and Exchange fits the bill,” said Rob Vieyra, Vice President of Product Management at Network Solutions. “Exchange will help our customers increase productivity, cut costs, and improve both internal and external communications.” Read more

Concentric Offers Secure and Affordable Instant Messaging for SMBs

March 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on Concentric Offers Secure and Affordable Instant Messaging for SMBs 

Webmaster NewsSAN JOSE, CA – Concentric® announced the launch of Concentric Business Messenger, an enterprise-class, encrypted, fully managed messaging and collaboration solution designed for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Concentric Business Messenger helps employees communicate more efficiently using real-time instant messaging without the security risks of a public chat service. All communications via Concentric Business Messenger are encrypted with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) giving SMBs security comparable to online banking applications. Unlike public chat services, Business Messenger allows IT managers to take control of instant messaging by restricting communications just to people in the organization, ensuring that information shared is secure and private.

“Concentric Business Messenger is part of our continued strategy to provide our SMB customers with enterprise-class applications at affordable prices,” said Craig Collins, president of Concentric. “A growing concern for SMBs is the increase in instances where worms or viruses enter their network through a public instant messaging network. By using Concentric Business Messenger, SMBs can have the benefits of chat without the risks while enabling employees to stay connected in the office and on the go.” Read more

Enterprise Solutions for Entrepreneurs by AIT and tyBit

March 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on Enterprise Solutions for Entrepreneurs by AIT and tyBit 

Tybit 190x60 LogoWebmaster News – Fayetteville, NC – Every 11 seconds someone starts a new business in their home or apartment. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics recently announced there are almost 21 million small businesses owner’s operating out of their home. Many of these owners started their company with an investment of less than 5,000 yet have gross revenues between $100,000 and $500,000 annually.

Clarence Briggs, a US Army veteran, and CEO of AIT Inc. literally created his firm in the spare bedroom of his home. AIT Inc. has survived and thrived in spite of the bursting “” bubble and that subsequent fall out of the 2001 recession and now the current recession. AIT has worked hard to achieve 13 years of profitability while developing numerous Web based products and delivering services to help entrepreneurs start their own home based business. Read more

Network Solutions Launches Content Management System Applications for Small Businesses

March 17, 2009 by · Comments Off on Network Solutions Launches Content Management System Applications for Small Businesses 

Network Solutions 190x60 BannerWebmaster News – Herndon, VA – Network Solutions, a leading provider of Web-based technology for small businesses, has recently added a number of content management system applications to its product suite, including WordPress®, Joomla!®, Drupal®, and Mambo®. These Web hosting add-ons are the latest in a series of efforts by the company to help its customers achieve increased Web presence.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to publish their content online.” said Kamalesh Dwivedi, Chief Information Officer for Network Solutions. “These scalable and innovatively integrated content management system applications launched from our Network Solutions Oriented Architecture (NSOA) help our customers by giving them powerful ways to publish, manage and organize a variety of content on their Web sites with the ease of use our customers expect.” Read more

GlobalSign Introduces EV SSL to Managed SSL Service

March 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on GlobalSign Introduces EV SSL to Managed SSL Service 

Webmaster NewsLONDON, UK – GlobalSign Ltd., one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in SSL Certificate security, today announced an anticipated update to its Managed SSL Service to enable the immediate issuance of Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificates. The updated service reduces the need for organisations to purchase EV SSL through retail channels, which often have long vetting processes for each individual application – typically leading to higher costs and inconvenience for enterprises with multiple Certificate requirements.

GlobalSign’s Managed SSL Service offers significant cost and time savings for organisations managing any number of SSL Certificates and was launched as a solution for easy management of multiple SSL Certificates (even for complex, distributed organisations). The web based (or API based) service works on the principle of GlobalSign pre-vetting the organisation and its domains to an EV standard. The pre-vetted EV information may then be used to issue any SSL Certificate instantly. The service can issue two types of SSL Certificate, both are issued from GlobalSign’s cryptographically strong 2048 bit SHA-1 root Certificate: Read more

HostMySite Debuts Professional Migration Services: Seamless Data Migration to Unblock your Road Block

March 5, 2009 by · Comments Off on HostMySite Debuts Professional Migration Services: Seamless Data Migration to Unblock your Road Block 

Webmaster NewsNewark, DE –, a web hosting services company, introduces the first customized Professional Migration Service offered by a major hosting provider developed for the unique needs of dedicated, colocation and virtual private server (VPS) clients. This new service is provided by a Professional Services Team dedicated to successfully helping customers migrate their sensitive infrastructure to new HostMySite hosting environments.

HostMySite launched their Professional Migration Service offering in June 2008 with a beta program that has since attracted over 150 successful migrations. Read more