For April Fools day I thought I would have a little fun with this post. I want to ask you two questions.
- What is the most important Million dollar question you want answered?
- What would you do with this much money?
If you haven’t heard the latest, Google launched a new search algorithm, Google Hummingbird. Unlike Google Panda and Google Penguin, Google Hummingbird works differently. When creating Marketing content strategy Google Hummingbird will link together websites that will answer specific questions in a logical process. Therefore improving your search results according to relevancy.
The latest algorithm launch is Google Penguin. This was created by Google as a way to decrease search engine results for those websites that violate Google’s webmaster guidelines. The main goal of Google Penguin works to add websites that are reported as spam to a black list known as spamdexing or Black-Hat SEO. It’s a way of poisoning the search engine results to prevent these hacker websites from getting through to the user. The term Black-Hat refers to a hacker that violates computer security for malicious reasons and or financial gain. I have seen all to often when someone clicks on an article or an ad, and unknowingly malware files download to their computer and start altering their registry files like a virus. Once downloaded these files are often hidden and hard to remove. Yeah for Google! For creating the new Google Penguin that will help increase internet security for everyone.
I despise companies that take advantage of people asking them for money in order to receive a prize. There are also companies or individuals posing as legitimate companies to collect personal bank account information. There are all types. This is a scam I received in the mail today.
Award Assessment Division
PO Box 2905
Kansas City, KS 66110-2905
United States of America
This company claims that I have won $3,000,000.00 and that I am scheduled to receive 30 payments of $100,000.00 over a 30 year distribution. They are requesting that I send a check back to them in the amount of $11.89 in order to secure premium offer acquisition fee in order to secure delivery. They state that payment is required in order to reserve delivery. After doing some research the company NextGen, Inc. is responsible for sending out these mailings. There have been many complaints logged against them at the Better Business Bureau. http://www.bbb.org/kansas-city/business-reviews/prize-promotions/next-gen-inc-in-overland-park-ks-89110035/
As a general rule never send a company money as a condition in order to win something. Some companies will offer legitimate products or a service that is never a condition for winning sweepstakes. Always check out the company you are dealing with before you do business with them.
I’m sure at some point in our lives we all wonder what it would like to be a Millionaire. The first question I would like to ask is, do you have any plans on how to reach your first million? I don’t feel there are any legal get rich quick schemes. I do believe that anyone can be a millionaire if they put their mind to it. Some people do not believe in the law of attraction. I however do. I believe that with positive thinking along with hard work and perseverance you will achieve your goals much quicker. This is advice I have been taking from Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Steve Siebold, and other mentors. All of these mentors are all Millionaires.
One of the most important things I have learned from these mentors, in order to be a Millionaire, you must think and act like a Millionaire. By thinking and acting like a Millionaire, you are preparing your mindset to a Millionaire. Just to clarify I am not a millionaire yet, but I am on my way financially to hit my million sometime within 5 years.
While the federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25 an hour at the national average, minimum wage has risen several times over the years. However the minimum wage for tipped employees has been the same since 1991 and is still at $2.13 per hour. Is this fair? I know very few people who can live off of this kind of income especially if they have children.
Scenario; if a full time waitress was making $2.13 per hour and worked 40 hrs per week she would earn $17.04 per day, if you would add average tips to that of $25 per day = $42.04 per day. All tipped workers should be getting at least minimum wage from their employers if they don’t earn enough in tips. How many honest employers out there do think would do this? I think that tipped workers should get at the very least a cost of living increase in wages.
I signed the petition for tipped workers to get a raise from the current minimum wage rate of $2.13 per hour.