What is your 20% activity that produces 80% results?

by BJ Min
20 replies
Hi,

As you probably know, 20% of your activity
produces 80% of the total results.

I thought it'd be a GREAT IDEA for all of us
to share our 20% activity that produces 80% of our results
(or close to it)...

...So what is your 20% that creates the 80% results?

BJ Min
#20% #80% #activity #produces #results
  • Profile picture of the author indexphp
    The 20% of my time that I don't come onto the Warrior Forum
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Originally Posted by Garrett Aren View Post

      The 20% of my time that I don't come onto the Warrior Forum
      LOL, nice.

      Showering, dressing, a bite to eat, driving, showing up at the office. Was it Woody Allen who said showing up is 90%?
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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Murdaugh
    Setting up PPC campaigns, writing, coming up with ideas, taking action, interacting with customers (providing valuable customer service), testing, tracking, tweaking...

    Staying away from forums, blogs, youtube, mysapce, dead end relationships, drinking.... that's the other 80%.
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  • Profile picture of the author Josh Fulfer
    After Drinking a Rockstar Energy Drink at around midnight to one in the morning I'm most productive and probably get at least 80% of my work for the day done.

    The trick is to identify when you're not going to be at your peak performance and just go find something else to do. Thats an advanced skill though and usually takes years of wasted time to master.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    I often work from 1-4am, then go to sleep till seven thirty

    I don't work in the after noons

    I blat it once a month
    then ease off the folowing week
    it's about lsitening to your mood and creative rise
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  • Profile picture of the author PRandContent
    Writing, editing articles and then posting announcements in various forums and on my websites
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasVince
      Interesting OP...but what data supports it? I tend to take stuff that's common knowledge and accepted as truth....and usually go the other way. Cuz I don't like to hang with sheep....I like to sell them.

      I've had days I've woken up feelin' awesome....the world was my oyster and all the other cliches....and didn't sell shit. Did not make one penny.....and I am sure I gave more then 20%.

      I've had days I've woke up with a hangover so bad I am pretty sure I saw white light and dead relatives..and some how...I managed to make a big score inspite of myself....and on those days I've probably given minus percentages. True.

      Percentages mean nothing to me. It's a fallacy used to impress chicks at cocktail parties...because the only percentage that matters aint a percentage....IT IS THE DOLLARS YOU MADE.

      If your list of 1000 peeps....converts at 20%...that's great.

      If my list of 1000 peeps converts at 2%.....that might be better.

      Why?

      Cuz my 2% conversion...was for $5K a pop.....and your 20% conversion was for a seven dollar ebook on Butterflys And Why They Fly.....you'se sold for $7 bucks.

      Who had the better conversion rate? YOU'se did.

      Who made more money?

      Vince did.

      Lousy percentage and all.

      Show me the money. Cuz that's the only percentage that means a damn thing in the big picture. My percentage pays the bills...and affords me a lifestyle I want to live.

      20% of chump change.....don't mean jack.

      Success isn't always quantified in numbers alone....or effort. It's quantified in the money you'se have in your bank accounts.


      xxxVegas Vince
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  • Profile picture of the author logosi
    VegasVince... checked your site...

    have to agree, at least in part... on those days when I feel lousy, but something wonderful happens... I'M THEN GOLDEN...

    used to live in vegas, long time back, guess it's changed a bit.. A BUNCH.
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  • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
    That's an awesome post, VegasVince.

    Results are all that matter.

    I can't answer the OP cause I am still finding my feet with
    this making money stuff. I don't have any systems to share
    or calculate percentages from.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    Although the 20-80% rule is true on my part, I really cannot find this rule anywhere?

    I wonder whether you are confusing it with the observation that 20% of affiliates produces 80% of affiliate income?

    -Derek
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  • Profile picture of the author moodyresources
    This rule has definately proven true in my life and businesses. Starting off with a basic marketing plan for any project we are going to pursue is the 20% that produces the roughly 80% of our results.

    This does not have to be elaborate, just answering basic questions about what we want to accomplish, our objective, how we will do this, competition, what makes us unique and other questions like this.

    Really brings about a focus and reality to what it will take to get where we want to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi,

    I don't do rules



    As long as that's ok with everyone?

    Seriously, to answer your question it's putting pages up on the internet. If it wasn't so mind-numbingly boring I wouldn't have to spend the other 80% of the time day-dreaming, goofing off, playing games, staring out of the window, sunbathing, feeding ducks, deleting files off the PC, moving paper around, shopping, 'research'....
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  • Profile picture of the author InfoESource
    Adding fresh content and updating blogs and sites produce the 20% here. After all, don't they all say content is what counts?
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthy
    My 20% is my system, article marketing, PPC, blogging for fun, forums and more forums and more forums.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Burke
      Hi Guys

      Maybe I'm crazy or plain stupid but the way I figure it - I'm still working on finding out what my 20% is.

      The way I think is if you're not recreating yourself you're not refreshing that 20% pot.

      Life as a bit of a journey - sometimes you know where you're going oftentimes you don't but the thing I have found is that sometimes it's more fun just getting there - if you know what I mean.

      The day I finally reach that 20% 'set in stone' is the day I'll give up internet marketing.

      If I was to be more square about this thread I would say that the 20% of productivity can only be measured by returns which don't always have to be monetary.


      Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

    As you probably know, 20% of your activity
    produces 80% of the total results.

    I thought it'd be a GREAT IDEA for all of us
    to share our 20% activity that produces 80% of our results
    (or close to it)...

    ...So what is your 20% that creates the 80% results?
    BJ,

    Great question.

    As I thought about it, it must be the attention I pay to making sure that past clients continue to know about what I'm up to.

    I've been in business for 27 years and some of my best clients and sources of referrals have known me or of me for 12-15 years - or were referred by someone in that category.

    I've had a weekly email newsletter for nine years, I'm highly visible online, in bookstores and libraries.

    I do my best to send "thank you"s for every referral I hear of.

    Hope that helps!

    Marcia Yudkin
    Author, 6 Steps to Free Publicity and 10 other books
    http://www.yudkin.com/6steps.htm
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
    Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post


    What is your 20% activity that produces 80% results?

    BJ Min
    Outsourcing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      I hate to say this, but I am the exception to that rule.

      80% of my activity produces 67% of my income...my writing.

      Yes, it's time consuming and it took a long time to build to the point where
      I don't have to write as much, but it is still my main activity in my day.

      So yes, I am the exception to the rule.
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  • Profile picture of the author WL_Marketing
    Originally Posted by BJ Min View Post

    Hi,

    As you probably know, 20% of your activity
    produces 80% of the total results.

    I thought it'd be a GREAT IDEA for all of us
    to share our 20% activity that produces 80% of our results
    (or close to it)...

    ...So what is your 20% that creates the 80% results?

    BJ Min
    Yeah.. probably not posting all that much on forums and working on your most +EV activity.
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