It can be somewhat difficult to mine Ethereum on your standard computer especially if your not technically skilled in that area. You could save time and energy focusing on mining by using the services of third-party providers who will manage the infrastructure on your behalf.
There are several providers who offer cloud-based mining. Hashgains offer you a one year contract and from then there is no maintenance fee for you to bother about. In the cloud, you have guaranteed uptime of nearly 100 percent. Even if one miner goes offline for some reason, your provider will automate them on the other active machines