Log of what of Cher Wang has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Qualities needed for different jobs

Today, at Techie Youth, I learned about the different qualities needed for different jobs. Different jobs need different caliber. For example, you need to know the differences between a front-end developer and a back-end developer. You would also need to know the differences between a web designer and a web developer. Planning, creating, testing, implementing, and managing interactive technologies and applications are the responsibilities of the web architect. An IT specialist known as a data architect is in charge of creating the guidelines, models, and tools that will be used to gather, organize, store, and provide access to corporate data. An individual who is in charge of maintaining, configuring, and ensuring the reliable operation of computer systems, particularly multi-user computers like servers, is known as a system administrator, often known as a sysadmin or admin. Many other jobs such as release manager, product manager, quality assurance engineer, project manager, etc all require different qualities.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

How Fundraising works

Today I learned how fundraising works and how to work as a fundraiser. Fundraising is a way to help people who need help but don’t have the resources. Fundraising can help homeless youths, incarceration of miners, and more. Working for a fundraiser can have an annual wage of 60,660. To find people who can donate to you, you need to target a specific audience. You can approach clients through cold calls and warm calls. Once you approach them, you need to persuade them to donate. One way to persuade them is through storytelling. It’ll make them feel emotional and they’ll feel empathy for the other person and donate. Another way to fundraise is to get volunteers. They can help spread awareness about these events and help raise money too. There are multiple ways people can donate money online. A few ways are crowdfunding, influencer fundraising, hosting online events, and more.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

HTML and CSS

Today, I learned about HTML and CSS which make up the fundamental coding language of the world. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is used to format the layout of a webpage.

With CSS, you can control the color, font, the size of text, the spacing between elements, how elements are positioned and laid out, what background images or background colors are to be used. HTML is the foundation of all web pages. It defines the structure of a page,while css is the exterior design of the page. CSS can be added to HTML documents in 3 ways: Inline, Internal, and External

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Wordpress for beginners

Today, I learned using Wordpress for beginner. With Wordpress, you can create a free website or build a blog with ease on WordPress.com. There are dozens of free, customizable, mobile-ready designs and themes. 43% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. In order to use Wordpress, you have to first make an account. You have to also purchase and set up your own domain name, upload and install plugins and a theme, edit your website’s code, and manage your website’s security. After you install, you can customize and use any template to make an website of your choice.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Making money on Social Media

Today, at Techie Youth, I learned how to start and make money using social media. On social media, you can earn money on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To earn money on Facebook you need to start off with a Facebook page in any category or topic. You'd need 10,000 likes and 30,000 1-minute total views on your videos from the last 60 days. Afterward, you can apply for Facebook In-Stream Ads and if approved start uploading 3-minute videos to monetize. On Instagram, there are many different ways to make money. You can advertise your product or set up a business account there. If you're advertising your product you would want to apply many different tips. You should apply hashtags that relate to your product and try to follow popular accounts that are doing the same as you. On Twitter, you can also advertise your product. You should post daily, retweet posts from people with a relevant theme to yours, follow people relevant to your industry/target audience, etc.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Optional trading strategies

Today, I learned about trading in biggest banks in the worlds with strategies to help me become a better investor. The different types of options is call options and put options. Options are actually derivative intrsument that are available across the world. Within the derivative segment, we have futures and options. In this strategy, the trader buys a call — referred to as “going long” a call — and expects the stock price to exceed the strike price by expiration. The upside on this trade is uncapped and traders can earn many times their initial investment if the stock soars.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Linkscape usage

Today, I learned how to use Inkscape. Inkscape is professional quality vector graphics software which runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows desktop computers. It offers a rich set of features and is widely used for both artistic and technical illustrations

such as cartoons, clip art, logos, typography, diagramming and flowcharting. To first use Inkscape, you need to know how to make basic shapes, paths, text, markers, clones,

alpha blending, transforms, gradients, and grouping. There is a lot tools in the Inkscape app. In addition, inkscape can accommodate all the creative stuff you create. For instance, you may use the tool to tinker with image shapes, apply filters, fill shapes with gradients, convert images to paths, etc. In other words, if there is something you use Adobe Illustrator for, you can most likely get it done on Inkscape.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

How to become a business analyst

Today, I learned about business analysis. Business Analytics will help demystify data and strengthen your analytical skills. A business analyst (also known as a management analyst) is in charge of understanding a business’s continuously evolving needs while providing technological solutions to improve its processes and systems In order to become a successful business analyst, you need to first get an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting. After, you need to have multiple work experiences from real industries. The third step is to earn a Master's Degree or Obtain an Advanced Certificate. This way, you can be a successful business analytics.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

How to use Google sheet to track your expenses

With all the budgeting apps out there, there might be which of them would be best to start using. If you're lookino-fuss free budgeting app, I recommend that you look no further than the glorious Google Spreadsheet app! You should personally use spreadsheets to track the cashflow and the investments. Google Spreadsheet is an effective way to track down your expenses by breaking down what you spend monthly like foods, transportation, necessities or other items. With Google sheet, you can estimate how much you earn but also how much you lost for your profit.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Basics of Building an App

Today, I learned that to make Apps on the App Store, you'll need to use the "Xcode" program to program your app. The integrated development environment (IDE) used by Apple to create software for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS is called Xcode. Inside Xcode, you would select your coding language. You'd either choose SwiftUI, the new language, or storyboard. Afterward, you can start designing how your app would work. You start coding everything and the way things look. Building a simple app can take less than 20 minutes! In the video provided, the person programmed a calculator that calculates the total cash when given the sales tax and price. He did everything in 15 minutes. If you want to make an app for watchOS or other small screens, you'd want to make the things appearing on the app glanceable. Basically, you'd want it to be as simple as possible.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

How to create a wix website

Today, I learned about how to create a Wix website. Wix website is a custom-free template website builder that allows anyone to use their creativity to custom their own personal site. It can be used for business or personal purposes. The creation process of your website begins at the conception phase, where you are simply thinking about what kind of website you want. It simply means you have to think what is the purpose of your website users. First, you’ll need to answer some questions regarding what type of website you are looking for. It will then produce a list of options tailored to your preferences of choices for the website theme. You can of course go in and make some design changes by changing the font colors, background, and how it is designed together.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Selling Stock Music

Today, I learned how to sell stock music. Stock music licensing involves selling pre-recorded songs to customers through online marketplaces legally. stock music is available for clients off the shelf. In other words, the music is immediately available and “in stock” – no need to special order it. There are two main ways you get paid for licensing stock music. The first is through synch fees, aka upfront royalties. this means that a client pays the library for the right to license your song and use it in their productions. It is a one-time payment.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

The pro and con of traditional publishing and self publishing

Today, I learned about the pro and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing. Traditional publishing is when a publisher is a gatekeeper to your audience, and a publishing agent your first port of call. Self-publishing is when authors can bypass the traditional gatekeepers and publish on their own, using one or more of the many self-publishing platforms available. The pro of traditional publishing is that it brings prestigious. Your book can be signed on by a book publisher still serves as validation for many authors. The con is that new authors in particular are likely to be rejected many times over and even after a deal is signed, it would take years for the book to be published. The pro of self-publishing is that every book can get published, quickly, authors have complete creative control, and can easily have control if there are any changes being made. The only con is that the responsibility to market your book will be on your hands.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Bitcoin currency

oday I learned what cryptocurrency is and how it works. Cryptocurrency are digital currencies and be transferred without a central authority. Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency, can be earned from solving a equations made by the system. If answered correctly, your miner will determine which of the following pending transactions will be grouped for the next. It will then be validated by other Bitcoin transaction ledger and is known as the blockchain. You will then be rewarded some Bitcoin and also some transaction fee because you updated the blockchain. The better computing power , the better the more it can solve. However, Bitcoin mining can have some flaws. Mining Bitcoin can make you lose money if you don’t have a understanding of the profitability factors. Hash rates, block reward, mining difficulties, electricity cost and more. For example, if you don’t succeed a lot in mining and your computer is on for a very long time, the electricity bill could be worth a fourth of your total Bitcoin income. Then add all the other profitability factors up and you’ll lose more than invested.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Benefits of Social Media

Today I learned that being popular on social media can help you make passive income or money easily. If you have a lot of followers on social media such as Twitter, you can make money just by making a post. Companies would want to sponsor you depending on what your content is based on. For example, if you post about tech, sponsors can send you tech items for you to promote. The more the followers, the more the companies pay you. You can make passive income from affiliates. Every time someone clicks the affiliate link and buys something from the company sponsoring you, you get a commission which gives you passive income. Also, in order to get your followers still interested in what you do, post more of the stuff your account is based on and less of the random stuff. This is so that your followers will know you’re serious and continue viewing your profile and tweets.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Building a Niche Website

Today, I learned about how creating a niche website can generate you some money based on annually or monthly. In the video, I learned that A niche site is any website that caters to a specific audience or topic. It can be any website raging from fashion, pets, beauty, gaming and etc. To do a niche site, site owners produce articles, write often reviews and basically blog about their experience like they are the expert. To build a great Niche website, you have to put a lot of effort and dedication and even the slightest mistake, can make you not generate you profit. You have to choose the right niche, find the right keywords

so people can easily search your site on Google. There is a lot of effort spend, but it will be a worth it for the profit it will generate if it is successful.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Fundamentals of Web Development

Today I learned about the fundamentals of web development. Web development is the work involved in developing and building a website. It can start as a simple text on a blank page to a complicated client web application. I learned that all our sites begin by using HTML. Each website can then be styled by CSS, also known as the Cascading Style Sheet. HTML and CSS work together to help with the front-end portion of the website. If we want to make a button change color or build a game, we would need another language called JavaScript. However, using Javascript is not a must. Other languages can also be used for the back-end portion of web development. I also learned that if you know how to do web development, you can work as a front-end engineer, back-end engineer, or full-stack developer.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

selling artwork online

Today I learn about how to sell art on different platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. If I want to sell art on Facebook, there will be a small auction for the clients who are interested in buying the art piece. For example, there will be there a client audition for 100$ but if there is another client who really wanted the art, they would buy the art for 150$, the cycle kept going until there are no clients that want to compete for it the price of the art. For Pinterest, it is like a dream board where if a client like a picture or art, they will pin it to their board, and if that work gots really popular, it will make money for the artist. I learned the four different P selling strategies which are place, product, price, and promotion. I also learned how to increase your Instagram follower. The woman said that there should be consistency on posting your content and you should put effort to get a decent picture for your post. There shouldn’t be any lags or gits for your picture and it should be a decent picture.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Setting up bank accounts

Today at Techie Youth I learned about bank accounts and 3d objects. To get paid you'll need bank accounts. There are many different bank accounts and their benefits. Examples are Zelle, Capital One, Square, Paypal, etc. In Zelle, you can send people money very easily. Capital One accounts have no fee, no minimums, and are free of use in many Capital One ATMs. Utilizing your mobile device to accept credit card payments is simple with a Square account. Paypal is very secure with your credit card and sending and receiving money is very easy. All in all, opening a bank account is very useful and efficient. Use different companies based on your liking.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Learning how to find good partners, forming partnerships, branding, how to get good sales, and how to manage workers.

Throughout these videos, I learned how to find good partners, forming partnerships, branding, how to get good sales, and how to manage workers. When finding a partner, you shouldn’t just create a business just because they are your friend. Find someone who is serious and can do their role as a partner. When branding, you should create a website so you can present your company information professionally. Also when branding, you should create a slogan. This allows people to recognize your company easier. To get good sales, you should know how much the product sells for and how much you bought it for. Then you’ll know how much you profit. Also, you would want to keep the corporation to keep selling to you and not leave you. Also when selling, don’t make bad deals. For example, don’t make a buy one get one free deal when selling food. Instead, give out free samples, it’ll attract more customers. When you employ an employee, let them do what they’re good at. If they want to stay as a normal worker, don’t push them to become a manager. Let them do what they want to. Also, keep them comfortable so you can work well together.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership

I learned a lot abou the qualities of being a leader and an entrepreneur. Essentially, it is anyone who earns money through their dedication of business venture but also contained a lot of leadership skills. I also learned about what is involved in launching a new startup business which includes the initial steps of business model, profit models and revenue streams and customer and market. The profit models and revenue streams demonstrates the monetization of my endeavors of starting a business because it is the primary objective of starting the business: getting profitable. It is suggested that a business should incorporate some revenue models as contingency. In other words, have multiple revenue models provide security but also in some cases focusing on one single profit stream can also be helpful as well. I learned that long tail profit and recurring-income profit model such as a magazine or Netflix subscription because customer commit one a month to month bases.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

3D printing for business

I learned about 3D printed products since it is one way to make profit from online business or any business that you want to create from your own innovation. I learned how to use TinkerCad to create 3-D objects. From the options TinkerCad has, it enables me to choose geometrical shapes for 3D text, letters, numbers, character design, home 1:36 design and much more. Once I piece everything together with geometric shapes, I can use properties like smoothness, radius, length, width, height and more. I can also select solid to change colors and change the transparency of the shape. I also learned how to use Blender, which is another software package that can be used to create 3D objects. Since blender is ideal for curvy blobby shapes and also used for art and games development, it is perfect to get better graphics here in this program. However, both programs can enable me to create 3-D shapes which is good for engineering work.