Did you know that Florida’s economy is better than ever? Actually, when you look at many different states across the United States, you will see that they are doing much better than they have in previous years.
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With Florida’s unemployment rate is at 3.3%, and many other states on an upward trend, this has been a huge talking point for many news sites and blogs online. These types of trends are on a steady decline ever since 2011, after more businesses invest in top rated states and investors are looking outside of the usual tech-savvy locations like California and Texas.
If you want to start a business and capitalize with the current economy, you need a good website. At the same time, if you are writing about the economy or providing financial tips to bloggers and entrepreneurs, you should be covering these topics as well.
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To learn more about the top industries in Florida, California, and across the United States today, read on and find out more.
More than 116.5 million tourists visited Florida last year. It’s expected for the number to grow from there. It’s one of the main driving forces behind economic growth due to the employment it gives. In comparison to California, total visitation is forecast to grow 2.1 percent in 2017, following a 1.9 percent expansion in 2016.
Out of the 9.1 million employees in this state, around 1.1 million of them are tourism-related. This contributes a total of $51 billion to the GDP of the state. This isn’t surprising as the state has miles’ worth of sandy beaches with crystal clear waters.
Foreign individuals make up the vast majority of Florida beaches’ visitors. The statistics support it since they make up around 92% of the tourists visiting the state. Remember, it’s home to the Walt Disney World, meaning it pays around $1.2 billion in total for 66,000 employees.
This industry employs about 2 million people. It contributes more than $104 billion to Florida’s economy on a yearly basis. The main reason behind it is the fact that it has warm climates make it easier for farmers to grow their crops.
The climate is such that it offers about extra 100-200 days growing season compared to other states. It has the highest rate of precipitation in the country. This makes it ideal for growing more crops.
3. International Trade
Florida has one of the largest rates of exports in the United States. It offers a major merchandise gateway for trading in other regions of the world. Around 40% of all U.S. exports pass through Florida when going to Latin America and South America.
The state has a convenient geographical layout. It allows most companies to make a short drive to any of the four major cargo ports in the state. Its openness helps give small companies the means of exporting their products to other parts of the globe.
4. Aerospace and Aviation
Floridan aviation activities impact the economy by $144 billion each year. It has about 19 commercial airports, meaning that 10% of the country’s passengers come from these. Around 1,755 aerospace and aviation companies call Florida their home.
That translates to more than 100,000 employees. Each of these people makes about $66,000 on average. Most of these companies set their headquarters in northwest Florida, making it a hotspot for aviation activities.
5. Life Sciences
The state of Florida established itself as a life sciences hub with over 6,200 businesses. Throughout the region, it helps support around 87,000 jobs. It’s renowned due to its biomedical institutes as well as pharmaceuticals and medical gadget companies.
It’s also home to Coastal Detox, a rehabilitation center that helps to recover from substance abuse. It aids by detoxifying the body from drugs or alcoholic chemicals. It’s a licensed and accredited facility that gives a safe environment for detoxification.
6. Financial Services
Not a lot of top banks call Florida their headquarters. But a lot of financial companies in America operate extensively throughout the state. It’s due to the fact that Florida is home to a lot of wealthy people.
The state has the highest percentage of bank deposits. It’s possible due to Florida’s business-friendly legislation as well as its favorable tax climate. It also has a large market that makes it easier for financing operations to make business.
Mining isn’t one of the things you usually think of when you’re looking at Florida industries. The truth of the matter is that the state has a rich Phosphate mining industry. It’s the third largest in the country, making it a major contributor within the country.
A lot of Phosphate deposits exist in a lot of Florida’s regions. Agricultural industries use this mineral to make fertilizer for their farming needs. It’s also a key ingredient when it comes to livestock feed supplements.
When it comes to tuition fees, Florida has the lowest college tuition expenses. It doesn’t compromise your education since there are lots of academic choices out there. The famous schools include Florida State University and the University of Florida.
Other honorable mentions include the University of Miami and Stetson. These institutions are great choices if you want to make a career for yourself in the future. That way, you become one of the contributing individuals to Florida’s growth.
Almost all of Florida is near to the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. That makes the state a great place for people who love water sports. There are a lot of Beachfront cities within the region.
These cities line the coasts of the above mentioned bodies of water. What this means is that their fishing industry is at $7 billion, counting both industrial and recreational variants. More than $2 billion worth of power boats get sold in the state for the latter purpose.
Also, more than 30 million visitors go to any of the 164 state parks each year. This makes Florida one of the best places to visit for water-related recreational activities.
Follow these Economic Trends and Grow Your Financial Blog
Florida, California, and Texas are all ideal locations to start a business. That’s why it’s important to learn the main driving forces behind the growth of the Florida economy. If you plan to invest in a business, you might need to consider these industries as a starting point.
Once you make the decision, you need to commit to it. Otherwise, you might end up failing despite Florida’s economic growth. Don’t delay and start a business today.
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Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?
My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.
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All of our power resides in the moment.
None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.
Time is illusion.
Only Now is real.
Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.
This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.
How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?
I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.
Bruce Lee and Blogging
Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.
Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.
Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.
The Flavor of the Month
Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.
While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.
Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.
Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.
Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.
Success Finds Specialists
I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.
Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.
Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.
I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.
Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.
Do one thing. Do it well.
What Is the Incredibly Easiest Way to Drive Blog Traffic?
Drive traffic to other blogs.
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Give what you want.
Help people get what they want and people help you get what you want.
I have found this to be the easiest way to drive traffic to my blog because friends I made through cross-promotion promote me around the clock, 24-7, 365. Easy peasy.
I checked my Twitter a few moments ago. During the past 3 hours I noticed 11 mentions, engagements and retweets collectively. 3 hours, 11 engagements, more blog traffic.
I drive a heavy amount of traffic to my blog by driving a heavy amount of traffic to fellow bloggers who drive a heavy amount of traffic to Blogging From Paradise every day, all day long.
The more you give, the more you get.
The hardest way to drive blog traffic is to try to do it solo. Imagine publishing one post and hitting social share buttons. Even if I do a fine job writing the post, gaining traction solo is tough because successful bloggers know: 1000 is better than 1. 1000 blogging buddies promoting you 24-7, 365 beats you promoting yourself or you trying to write and publish 5 to 10 or more posts daily.
I used to publish 60 posts daily between 2 blogs. Short videos and short posts created the bulk of the content. I had a difficult time succeeding because you can only do so much solo. I published 60 posts in a cyber cave. Nobody listened to me because I did not listen to anybody. But making friends by driving traffic to other blogs made blogging easier and easier for me.
My blogging buddies – who appreciate me promoting them – freely:
- link to me on their blogs
- retweet my posts
- share my posts on Facebook
- share my posts on LinkedIn
- send my blog posts to their email list
That my friends is a lot of traffic flowing to my blog easily, freely and exponentially.
Every time a blogging buddy promotes you to their tribe you gain exposure to one more large, targeted audience. Imagine when you gain exposure in front of 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 or more audiences daily? This is serious traffic! Plus it is easy traffic because your prime duties of reading posts and tapping social share buttons, or, linking to fellow bloggers on your blog, are quite easy.
How to Drive Traffic to other Blogs
I spent a fair chunk of today driving traffic to other blogs.
I promoted some of my blog posts linking to my blogging buddies. I also retweeted and Facebook shared posts from other bloggers.
Each share lays the foundation for new blogging friendships and fortifies old blogging friendships. Every time I promote Donna Merrill or Alonzo Pichardo, we bond more deeply. Easy way to keep friendships strong and to grow your blog traffic exponentially.
You Will Run out of Time Solo But You Never Run out of Friends
Eventually, I ran out of time each day trying to do it all by myself. No human is super human. No human can be in a billion places at once, by their own steam.
But you never run out of friends if you are generous. During a reasonable lifetime, no blogger will befriend all 7 billion humans. You will however keep meeting friends every day if you drive traffic to other blogs every day.
As more folks befriend you, more folks promote you. What an easy way to increase traffic to your blog. Your ever expanding friend network does much of the legwork for you and also drives traffic to your blog:
- when you sleep
- when you travel
- when you spend time offline with family and friends
Sounds sweet, right?
Drive traffic to your blog easily.
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