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California is the most populated state in all of the United States. It is also the third largest in terms of size and houses eight of the nation’s top fifty most populated cities. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and San Jose. It is also the most diverse state in terms of geography, with Mount Whitney being the highest point in the contiguous United States and Death Valley being the lowest point.
California is a location that has one of the largest economies in the entire world. This can be attributed to a number of factors. Since the early 20th century, Los Angeles has been known as the center of the American entertainment industry. The state is also known for its wide array of tourist attractions and is also very big in the agricultural industry. Other contributor’s to California’s huge economic status include information technology, petroleum, and aerospace.
It is for these reasons that California is considered a good investment opportunity for businesses and consumers alike, and is also one of the most visited locations by people from all over the world. You will also find culinary delights here that cannot be found anywhere else, and it is also known to be one of the most trendsetting locations in the world of fashion. Feel free to take a look at the other pages on our site for more information about these topics.
One of the most popular ways to invest money in California is by purchasing real estate. With the state of the economy in the United States experiencing a lull, those who are in a good position financially may want to look at the opportunities available here. Unfortunately, like much of the nation, there are a great number of foreclosures now available throughout the state. While it may take some time to for the economy to spike again, investing in real estate in one of the most popular locations in the world seems like a sensible investment decision, as it only makes sense that eventually prices for these properties will again skyrocket in the future.
For those interested in investing money in California, there is also what is known as the California Municipal Money Market Fund. While the fund has fluctuated over the last decade, it is still looked at as a solid investment opportunity that can provide a decent return on your initial investment.
There are also numerous California businesses that can be invested in directly through the stock market. While the economy may not be as strong as it once was, there are thousands upon thousands of businesses, especially those in the tourism and entertainment industry, that are still thriving throughout the state of California. Of course, opening up a business in California can also present a viable investment opportunity.
California is known for some of its tasty and tantalizing dishes that have been created here and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of these are created by world famous chefs, while others have been created by local restaurant owners and private chefs.
One of the most popular foods that California is famous for re-inventing is pizza. They have many unique combinations that have originated here. One of these is the gourmet pear, walnut, and gorgonzola pizza. It only takes around 10 minutes to cook and about the same amount of time to prepare. All that is required is to sauté\’ some onions and then add some pears to the sauté\’ in the final two minutes. You can then add pepper and vinegar and stir until the onions are glazed. Divide the mixture over the dough and then add blue cheese and walnuts and you have yourself a classic California dish.
California has come to be known as a place where people are more health conscious, leading to a wide array of various fruit and vegetable recipes. These include things like spinach and strawberry salad, raspberry yogurt shakes, fresh tomato and corn salad, strawberry rhubarb crumble, baked vegetarian chimichangas, raspberry sauce, vegetarian lasagna, and Indian style green beans.
There are also many uniquely prepared poultry dishes and other dishes using all types of meat, including a wide array of burgers that are specially prepared using ingredients that only Californians could consider combining with chop meat.
The Secret Of Implementing The Law Of Attraction
The movie The Secret was the first time the American people were introduced to Law of Attraction. Sure, many self-improvement gurus and entrepreneurs have been talking about it for hundreds of years, but this was it’s official mainstream debut. Now, it seems like everyone has heard about the law, but how many people actually understand it?
I liked the secret law of attraction movie and felt that overall it was good for the self-help community. Unfortunately, the majority of ignorant people who watch the movie will come away thinking this is some kind of magic trick and will never work for me. Many of the speakers in the movie I believe gave people an unrealistic expectation of the law, and how quickly they can achieve results.
The law is not magic, instead it’s essentially a process that when done correctly, can supercharge the results you already would have had because of had work and persistence. For many, the takeaway from The Secret is that if your just have wishful thinking then magically everything you want will appear before you, but that’s not how it works. First, you must believe that something will happen, but then you must put in the hard work and dedication to make these results happen.
For every ten years I have been actively studying and working on becoming successful in all areas of life including business, relationship, and athletic. I have learned and applied these universal laws into all areas of my life and have developed a pretty good idea on how these concepts really work. The biggest mistake I see people make is they think positive thoughts but do not correspond these thoughts with emotion. In fact, a thought that is coupled with emotion is multiple times more powerful than one that isn’t. You need to get upset about being a failure so you can get excited about becoming a success. When I think about my goal of making $50,000 per month I get a tingly feeling inside and get very excited for my future. Furthermore, when I wake up in the morning I can’t wait to get out of bed and go pursue my dreams.
For some, work is a boring thing and stressful and they wait all week to get to the weekend. For those people, the law of attraction is probably not going to work. For me, work is something I love to do and being successful is the most important thing in life. By taking on this mindset I greatly increase my chances of reaching my goals and dreams. The other big part of the law that people do not understand is that it takes persistence. Nothing happens overnight and those who mistakenly think that you can wish something and it will magically manifest do not understand how this process works. Your wishing only puts the idea out into the universe and then its up to you to create it.
The law of attraction helps you in the fact that by wishing something into the universe your subconscious mind will then tap into the infinite intelligence to reveal the quickest and best path for its attainment. Essentially, you proclaim your goals to the universe and then work diligently to accomplish them. For years I have had the goal that I wish to make $50,000 per month from passive income. While I haven’t accomplished my goal, I have been moving closer to its attainment every week. Plus, the act of actually setting a goal gives the universe and you something to focus on. It’s critical that we set goals and choose a direction or we will never achieve anything of great value.
If your ready to implement the secret law of attraction into your life then simply start monitoring your thoughts. I found a great site that gives some great coaching on the law here: www.lawofattractioncoaching.net. Remember, this is not an overnight process and chance happens slowly, but methodically over a period of time. It’s going to take hard work and persistence, but with dedication you truly can achieve anything you desire.
Is Hiring A Professional SEO Worth The Money?
Are You Considering SEO?
SEO is the buzz word these days and the growing number of businesses using a professional SEO is staggering. An estimated 8 billion dollars will be spent on search engine optimization in 2016 alone. This is almost double over the last 3 years. Why so much? Obviously big corporations like Coke-a-Cola wouldn’t spend a ton of money unless they saw a need and return on such an investment. Let’s take a closer look…
What Is The Value Of Driving More Traffic?
This would depend greatly on what “niche market” you are in, but for the most part, if you are on page one in a google search, than you are getting a piece of the pie when it comes to traffic. How much of a piece? I will put a graphic on the right to show the click percentages you can expect based on page position. One position can meant as much as 17% difference in clicks. If your sales are valued at $1,000.00 per customer, than you can see how much one position can make or cost you in revenue earned. This is crazy to think about if you are a surgeon and perform a higher dollar cost service.
Let’s do a little math here. Let’s say your lifetime value of a customer is $1,000.00 (this is conservative for most service niches). Let’s say 100 people search for a term that relates to your business like “online marketing Portland”. This will typically be a “buy” keyword where people are being fairly specific. If 300 people are searching that a month and you are in spot number 10 on page one, you can estimate gaining 2.71% of that traffic or 6-9 clicks. Now if you website is optimized properly, you can expect to close roughly 10% of those clicks. Meaning roughly 1 new customer a month or gaining $1,000.00. Most professional search engine marketing companies will offer getting you ranking on page one in 6-7 months of work. If they charge $2,000 a month ($12,000 over 6 months) you would at first think this is in no way worth it. The skilled professional business man will see that this is more than worth it as these are worst case scenarios and yet still good numbers and here is why.
If you pay $12k to an SEO to get you to page one and your numbers applied to the above example, how long would it take you to break even in return? Answer, 18 months (6 months to get to page one, 12 months getting the clicks to gain $12k in customers). Now generally when an SEO does his work properly, your rankings will likely stick for years. So this income does not stop. Also, what investment can you buy where you get 100% return in 18 months????? Exactly, you don’t have one. Now, this is all based on if you only reach the 10th spot on page one. What if you happened to get to spot 8 or 7 or even higher? What if you kept paying your SEO a few extra months to push you higher? If you could hang on 2 more moths to get to the 4th spot for your term, would it not be worth it? Absolutely! from 10th to 4th is a difference of just under 3X. This means that instead of closing one new customer a month, you are now more likely to close 2-3 customers a month ($2,000-$3,000). You can do the math here on your own, but if you can see the value than you can see why SEO is looking at going well beyond 10 billion in sale for 2017. These numbers and value are staggering and this is just based on a basic business.
Finding A Great SEO
There are a few specific ways to find a great SEO. Here are a few:
- Ask a company who is ranking #1 for tough terms who they used.
- Google something like “your town SEO” and pick the top 3 to interview.
- Search Youtube for SEO videos and find people in your local area.
Here are a few DO NOTS when looking for an SEO:
- DO NOT go with the cheapest (you will get what you pay for)
- DO NOT try and do it yourself. Getting a penalized site may cost you your entire online presence. Bad SEO is worse than none at all.
- DO NOT trust someone who cannot show your rankings or terms they have ranked for. So many claim to be pros but the proof is in the pudding!
This was really fun to write and I hope you found this article helpful. Please leave any comments below!