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.
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.
Not only will you need to provide your audience with updated stats and actionable tips, but it’s important to make sure that you avoid the common website mistakes as well. This helps you get a more online presence and get more customer conversions.
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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3 Tips for Bonding with Blogging Influencers
Forget traditional influencer marketing. We want to go deeper.
Bloggers teach influencer marketing from a less genuine space sometimes. Imagine learning how to try to get someone to do something for you. Manipulation marketing. Fear-based marketing. Problems arise; spam folders become your landing spot. I observe a decent percentage of influencer marketing emails in my spam folder because fear-pitches get labeled as spam and become spam, 100% of the time.
What is the solution? Learn how to bond with blogging influencers.
I remember people who befriend me. I admire people who endorse me or promote me. I appreciate people who buy my course or eBooks. I love people who generously help me for months. Guess what? Bonding with established bloggers influences the influencers. I do stuff for dear blogging friends I do not do for anybody else. If a friend sends me a guest post and their writing is tight, I place it. Even if said post spans 1000 words or more – my minimum count is 600 – I place it without hesitating. Friends found my heart. Friends influenced me through kindness and generosity. I am largely putty in their blogging hands.
Instead of trying to manipulate a successful stranger, bond with a friend. Change your approach to influencer marketing. Make friends. Help without asking. In time, blogging bonds form organically. If you practice writing, the world becomes your oyster because influencers take you to new levels of success, without you even asking.
Follow these tips to bond with influencers.
1: Buy a Resource
The best way to bond with an influencer is to get inside their heads.
Influential bloggers had to influence influential bloggers on the way up to become influential. Invest in a resource like my influential blogger eBook to learn how influencers do it. Speak their language. Connect. Take their viewpoint. Learn how to be influential yourself.
When you discover how to be influential through my resource you in essence, learn how to influence, influencers, by bonding with these pros.
2: Spend a Few Months Giving Not Asking
Bloggers I remember, then befriend, spend at least a few months giving and not asking. Someone buys my course, publishes 10 comments on my blog, and retweets my posts 10 or 20 times during a 3 month period. These people pop up on my radar screen because they gave and asked for nothing. Bonds form. Friendships develop.
Retweet fellow bloggers. Help them. Feature fellow bloggers. Open your blog to guest posting. Guest post on other blogs. Comment genuinely on blogs. Buy products.
Ask for nothing, for at least 3-4 months. Allow friendships to form organically. Blogging friends help each other because blogging friends trust each other. Influential bloggers fall into this helping lot too, as you generously serve them, ask for nothing and polish your writing skills. I gained more endorsements from pros by being generous than through any other method. Help influential bloggers. Ask for nothing. Influential bloggers help you without you asking for a darn thing.
3: Never Rush the Process
Some blogger friend requested me on Facebook a few moments ago. I scanned my messages to see his business pitch in the “other” folder. He simply rushed the process of pitching an established blogger. I appreciate the friend request but pitching your business before generously helping me ensures I ignore all future messages. He rushed the process so I let him go.
Perhaps he smartens up and begins helping me generously without asking for anything. After a few months of helping me and asking for nothing, we bond. We become friends. From there, the opportunities are limitless. Even if I do not use his service, if he has skills and a reputable business model I can share his services with my readers.
Good things take some time. Never rush the bonding process.
Allow bonds to form organically to do influencer marketing right.
How Do Blogging and Fitness Relate?
I spend 3 hours daily honing my mental and physical fitness.
In truth, you can and will succeed online following simple fundamentals from a generous, detached energy. No need to be fit to go full time blogging. But if you feel bad because your body feels bad and your mind fears losing it all, have you succeeded? I do not believe so.
I wrote an eBook sharing my daily regimen to explain what many of you readers want to know: how do I do it all? I am no blogging god. I am just human. But I write and connect quite a bit. People wish to know how I wrote 100 plus eBooks in addition to all the other stuff I do while circling the globe. Well, blogging and fitness are 2 peas in a pod for me. Both play a big role if you desiring leveling up and feeling good predominantly as you enjoy the ride.
Blogging and Fitness
Let’s say you wake up on a Monday morning as a full time employee who blogs part time. Feeling terrible and dreading work, why write and publish a post? Too busy. Do it later. Put off the post until tonight. But you feel too tired that night. Repeat this cycle for 3 months. 90 days passed. Still no blog post. Why? You filled your mind with fear and pain. Manifesting as blogging loss, backburnering the post for 3 months indicates fear in mind. Why fear? 100% of the time, fear dominates minds of people who spend zero time on mental fitness, never meditating or doing deep yin yoga or observing their thoughts and feelings. Most of the time, these same folks dominated by their own fears never commit seriously to being physically fit through exercising.
Feel good by caring for your mind and body. Vibe higher than fears crippling most bloggers. Imagine the above scenario with one difference: you devote 1-2 hours daily exercising and raising your energy via mindset training. Devote 30 minutes to power walking and 30 minutes to deep yin yoga. On waking that Monday morning, either a blog post idea finds you and you write the post, or after a few uncomfortable moments and feelings, the idea flows to you and you write the post.
I cannot explain this process logically because it flows 100% emotionally, feelings-wise. Visualize yourself in moments you feel really good. All seems possible. Ideas flow to you. Opportunities flow to you. Why? Feeling good magnetizes you to freeing, success-promoting ideas. Being fit mentally and physically is the easiest way to feel good most of the time. Plus in those moments you feel bad mentally and physically, you face, feel and release the bad feelings, quickly, because you feel mentally and physically fit, predominantly.
Being fit naturally alerts you to the success-promoting idea of gratitude. Gratitude builds blogging success because seeing every penny of income, every blog comment and all interest in your blogging courses feels awesome to you. Feeling awesome inspires you to blog for years generously. Blogging generously for years makes you successful.
Corey at the Good Oil Marketing retweeted my blogging course recently. I feel grateful he spread the word for me considering he is a successful, high level marketer. I feel these feelings and build on my success because I feel grateful. I feel grateful because I trained my mind and body to feel good, through being fit daily, in order to tune into appreciation easily.
Be a successful blogger by being mentally and physically fit.
Why Doing this Works Better than Asking for Business Referrals
After I released my flagship eBook – How to Retire to a Life of Island Hopping through Smart Blogging – I noticed something neat. My sales increased 12 fold the day I published a guest post for a highly successful blogger.
Seeing this spike clued me in to the quickest, easiest way to increase business: help people for free. Being generous improves skills, increases exposure and expands your business. Greater traffic and profits follow generous bloggers because helping people for free helps you be skilled and see, two qualities in every prospering blogger who reaps sweet blogging profits.
A large set of bloggers goes in another direction. Some ask for business referrals from trusted blogging buddies to drum up business. Feel free to take this route but know referral fishing is an ineffective way to drive profits because of two clear reasons:
- referral-seeking seems to be time-wasting
- referral-seeking rarely inspires trusted bloggers to take clear, business-building action, for you
I know 20 plus web developers. A few trusted blogging web developer buddies have reached out to me, seeking referrals. Two issues arise:
- the referral seeker has no idea if I know bloggers needing web development; non-targeted campaign
- I already know 20 plus developers, trusted buddies all, so I could never choose one to refer to someone if 20 seem qualified
Top Bloggers Become Ruthlessly Effective with their Time
Versus seeking referral business by asking blogging buddies if they know someone requiring your service, spend 20 minutes to write and publish a quality guest post for a blogger in your business niche. Instead of pitching 1 human, show off your web development skills for free, via a guest post, for 1,000 people. Do you see what I mean? Leverage. Do not ask for business. Serve for business. Although time needs pass and generosity needs inclusion in blogging business-building, helping for free is the quickest, simplest way to increase blogging business because you reach large, targeted audiences of clients with your attention and energy versus asking 1 person for business in non-targeted, ineffective fashion.
12 Times Daily Sales
I recall the day vividly, 5 years ago. I created and launched Blogging From Paradise. Before writing 100 plus eBooks, I wrote one. I did drive some sales through my blog but guest posting woke me up; why not leverage my presence and grow business by helping people for free, via different platforms? Eye-opener for me. Instead of asking, I gave. How easy? Giving freely is the easiest way to get freely. I observed a 12 times daily sales eBook increase for good reason that day: helping people generously through sites other than your blog is a simple way to grow your blogging business.
The simplest, direct, effective way to grow your business is to help people for free. Asking for referrals leads to a client or customer here and there, but full time bloggers are not in the “here and there” business as far as growing your venture. Pro bloggers drive steady profits through their blog by being generous on their blog and on other platforms.
Be helpful for free. Publish posts. Submit guest posts. Run a podcast. Broadcast live on Facebook. Help people for free to help people for pay. Versus untargeted referral-seeking, this is the effective way to grow your blogging business from a generous, genuine energy.
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