A friend of mine was asking me some questions about what it would take to start up a hosting company. He asked about the software we use, bandwidth connections, other costs, etc. Later it really got me thinking about the giant pile of puzzle pieces that we have cobbled together to make Bluehost. It certainly didn’t happen overnight and looking back over the last 10 years (My time in the hosting market) I get tired just thinking of everything we did to make Bluehost and our other hosting ventures successful
We were able to grow Bluehost into one of the largest hosting companies in the world for one reason and one reason alone. We were willing to pay the price. Whats the price you ask? In our case specifically it has been countless hours of research and coding, a commitment to the customer, and a desire to win in the marketplace.
It doesn’t matter what you are trying to accomplish. If you are going to succeed at it you must be willing to pay the price. Society often teaches us to skip the work and go right to the front of the line. If you want to be great at work put in the time and effort to be great! If you want to be the best Dad in the world then pay the price to do that. Don’t skip out on the job and wonder why your kids are in the trouble. If you want to get ahead then get the education that is needed to pass up the competition.
Will you pay the price? When your answer is yes then you are ready to move forward. Until then mediocrity will be your constant companion.
Matt Heaton / Bluehost.com