1% vs. 2% by Visualize Value

1% vs. 2%

“The difference between 1% and 2% is not just 1%, it’s 100%.” — @YS

We're conditioned to think of a single percentage point as an almost non-consequential gain. In conventional wisdom investing, 1% would be laughed at.

But if you're running a business, the downstream effect of a 1% improvement can be enormous.

Let's say you have a website that converts traffic at 1%. For every 1,000 visitors, you get 10 customers.

Let's say each customer makes you $100. At 1%, you make $1,000.

Now imagine you improve your website copy, reshoot your product images, experiment with new traffic sources, and your rate of conversion increases to 2%.

You make $2,000.

Your 1% improvement drives a 100% improvement in outcome.

1% vs 2% by Visualize Value

Learning is like climbing an infinite ladder.

We're conditioned to think of a single percentage point as an almost non-consequential gain. In conventional wisdom investing, 1% would be laughed at.

How long it takes to learn something is a better proxy for how valuable something is than how long it takes to do something.

It's comforting to think that hitting a certain target or achieving a definable milestone will bring us lasting comfort.

If you make $10,000 or $1,000,000 and spend 100% of it, the outcome is the same.

An abundance of connectivity means you’re only ever a second away from another opinion.

Expecting to excel in anything without consistent practice is the easiest way to lose.