Log of what of Erika Lagua has learned at Techie Youth

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

digital goods pt 2 - techie youth

So today I did more research on stock photo and went with adobe stock because it's free and easy to work with. I had some good nature photos but for some reason weren't uploading so it took forever to finally work. I submitted this inside of Bear Mountain photo which in review now. Continuing the unit I learned about other types of digital goods such as webinar. Your audience is at the center of your approach long before you even start to think of a topic. Then is choosing a goal. Whatever your objective, making sure it is constant and obvious from the beginning will help you better plan your webinar, which will ultimately aid in achieving your objective. You can create some key performance indicators based on these objectives to assist you evaluate the success of your webinar. To prepare before your webinar you have to get a team together, choose an appropriate topic, choose a format, create your landing page, your lead form, promote, choose your webinar platform, have a script, and do a dry run and take notes on it.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

stock photography/digital assets - techie youth

Today I began fixing my entrepreneur assignment and then my selling art assignment which I was able to finish and upload it. Then I decided to go into the digital products unit and learned that an intangible asset or piece of media that can be sold and disseminated frequently online without needing to restock inventories is referred to as a digital product. These goods frequently take the form of digital files that can be downloaded or streamed, including MP3s, PDFs, movies, plug-ins, and MP3s. I also learned stock photography is a digital product in which you can basically sell your photos. Stock images and stock video clips are professional-quality media, and use rights are often sold to anyone who wishes to use them in their project on a royalty-free basis. As long as someone is interested in purchasing the usage rights, the media can be of anything. Popular stock photographs include scenes from nature, events, activities, and people. This caught my eye because I love photography but I need to do more research on resources I will need.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

catching up/source of incomes - techie youth

So today I worked on this entrepreneur assignment which was making a business plan/executive summary. Since I had no clue on what to write about I began from the start and went with a coffee shop. This business plan took me about 3 hours to make. Afterwards I went into the writing and content creation which I learned that you have a lot of options for making money by producing texts and other media. A literary magazine commissions a blog writer or ghost writer to create articles, texts, or speeches. This information is gathered and distributed to audiences online by a digital content developer. Online writing can be considered a sort of freelancing labor, which means that you, as the author, are independent contractors who are not always dedicated to a certain employer. Another good source of income is online tutoring which you can do through zoom. Pay ranges form $10-$40 per hour.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

customer service, technical writing, transcription - techie youth

Today I learned calls from unhappy customers aren't always answered by customer support. Text-based customer communication is a means to communicate with customers using email, text, or live chat to address issues and provide information. This calls for tact and sensitivity, as well as being careful that your language does not come off as impolite to a client who could already be "on the edge." There are two ways you can talk to them, casual tone and formal tone. Also other types of writing are distinct from technical writing. It is primarily concerned with giving precise descriptions and instructions and exhibits little literary flair. Instruction manuals, product specifications, and installation manuals are a few examples of technical writing. Average technical writer salary is almost $62k. Transcriptionists required skills are love of learning, strong listening skills, complete work in a timely manner, language proficiency and strong grasp of grammar.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

roles for writers - techie youth

Today I learned that backlinks from websites that are optimized for search engines (SEO) can help your website rank better in search results. An article or other text-based material with an SEO backlink is generally created with the intention of driving traffic to other websites from particular keywords that are associated with the piece; this process is frequently referred to as "link building." If successful, this links the linked site to an authority for that keyword that is relevant. It takes time and a solid strategy to gradually expose your material to more and more people in order to build backlinks. Because keywords are crucial for building effective backlinks, it's crucial to learn how to write your content so that it will rank higher in search engine results. The phrase "ghostwriting" refers to any arrangement in which you are paid to write content for another individual but are not required to give them credit and who retains full ownership of the content you produce. Guest blogging is a fantastic technique to increase the audience for your written content.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

books/writing - techie youth

Today I learned that books may be written about almost anything, thus everyone has a subject they are qualified to write about, whether it be their work, their hobbies, their interests, their personal experiences, or just entertaining fiction. There are advantages to both independent book writing and publication and the traditional publishing procedure, which entails agents, editors, and publishers to get your work in front of readers. The act of independently publishing your book on a website like Amazon without the aid of a traditional publishing house is known as self-publishing. There is also traditional publishing. Self-publishing is a completely independent route with no barriers to entry whereas traditional publishing involves the acts of querying, landing an agent, and getting approved by a publishing house. It's all too easy for authors to spend endless hours crafting what they believe to be the perfect first draft, only to discover that a) no one else understands it or b) no one else is as interested in the subject as you first believed. This is why feedback is essential before publishing.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

video editing - techie youth

Today I learned that selecting the appropriate software for you and your job is the first step in streamlining your video editing process. Although they all often include the tools you need to make ordinary video edits, you could favor one over the others because to its usefulness, digital interface, and functionality. Instead of just using the newest, most cutting-edge video editing program available, the key is to choose what functions for you and your editing style. One of the top favorite is Premiere Pro. Next is any brand or model of computer is fine as long as it is quick enough to hold large files and enables you to concentrate more on your editing tasks without having to worry about slow rendering. A speedier storage drive (SSD) will enable you to access your files and software more quickly and will reduce the time it takes for rendering, loading, and exporting. If you're going to be editing professionally or for a living, you need also buy the appropriate video card and processor for your editing program, as well as boost the memory (RAM) on your computer to at least 8GB. Watching video editing tutorials is a great way to get started as well.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

how to be an entrepreneur - techie youth

Today I learned that there are two types of work skills, hards skills and soft skills. Hard skills are skills that are specific to your job and are required for you to do your job. Examples being coding or cooking because they are physical requirements. These skills are usually learned through school or past work experiences. Soft skills include communication, teamwork, and adaptability. These skills are usually hard to learn because it's developing for others who aren't naturally born with them. An example being an anti social person and overall both skills are needed. Most people have fear of speaking and in order to become a dynamic speaker is to first things first get over it, learn the skills to speak and most importantly have confidence. Another key to public speaking is to keep going no matter what happens, you don't want to be looking like an idiot in front of everyone. Projecting your voice is another one because it's important to be able to control levels of speaking depending on the audience. It is essential to determine whether the lifestyle of a potential career will suit you before committing. As long as there are clients and a market for it, online entrepreneurship is unique in that you may launch your business by simply offering a product or service inside any area that interests you.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

business entrepreneurship - techie youth

Today I learned how to develop a business idea. First things first is passion in which you like something that you do and is a hobby which can become something more. Next is complaints, you see something that you don't like so you try to find a solution. Ego is next in which you want to make something even better because you know you can. Take taxi and uber/lyft for example. They saw something not so great with taxi so uber and lyft were created to make it better for some people. Value drives all future decisions, innovations, and customer focus because it is the foundation of any organization. Value proposition is a sentence or paragraph that succinctly describes the work that your company or organization does, the people it benefits, and its worth. Advice that is given that it isn't good to share you business plan or idea but in reality that's incorrect because it's good to share it out there in order to to get feedback/ideas so don't fear that someone may take your ideas.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

entrepreneurship fundamentals - techie youth

Today I learned that there are two different types of entrepreneurship which are small and medium enterprise entrepreneurship and innovation driven enterprise entrepreneurship. SME are like small company that stay small. They also focus on local markets. Cash flow increases at a normal rate and then seems to like slowly stay/stop. IDE focuses on serving global markets. The cash flow of this is that you lose cash at the beginning but then you start gaining/take off because of the unlimited markets. There are three ways to start a company which are passion, tech, and an idea. Even if there different ways, people with passion have to join up with people who either have the tech or an idea because they usually don't have that. From there you have to have knowledge necessary but not sufficient. Also capability and connections in which you and your team work together and understanding you financial assets will dictate what markets are good for you. Name recognition can mean that you know them and about them but depending that if they know someone on your team means they'll call back. Past work experience, passion are pretty self explanatory and commitment is important because a person can have all the material ready but the person who is really committed till start to end is the one who can succeed.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Leadership & Management - Techie Youth

I learned in being a leader, trust is where its at. You have to have trust in your employee in order for what needs to be done. There are two different leaderships styles which are good cop and bad cop. Good cop forgives and lets things slide. On the other hand, bad cops are the opposite. They give tough love in which they correct you and tell you what you need to do properly. If you so how disrespect them and not cut out for it then you are done. Human psychology also plays a big role in the business world because you are dealing with human beings and being one yourself. People change and others don't but you have to be happy with what your employees do and are. So you have to be able to manage and set expectations for them. There are so many ways you can manipulate and BE manipulated by others. Not everyone you know that work for you now are gonna work for you in the future. So eventually they have to be let go. There are 3 ways to letting go of someone: laying off, fired, and terminated. Laying off is when you don't have the job for them so the person didn't really do anything wrong. Terminated is when the person has to be let go for some whatever reason. Fired is when the person violated company polices/ legal policies.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Getting sales/clients & finances - Techie Youth

I learned that it's very important to be agile in any venture and be lean. I didn't know what lean meant till now and it's a way of growing while minimizing waste. For example, a person buying so much of a product to customize it but no one is buying it or recognizing it. They went straight for it without thinking instead of buying little and see how it goes from there. MVP is another way to describe it which is minimum viable product. Angel investors are like private investors who support small businesses or business start ups and you have to form some type of relationship/connection for them to like you and help you. Now not every business is sent to be successful they most likely fail because people don't want or need it ad that's where pivot comes from. Pivot is a big change after its downfall. An example being instagram where it was a not so popular app named after a alcohol but after people taking pictures and uploading them it became instagram. A way to get a upper-hand in business is by shutting up and listen to what others have to say and helps with negotiating.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Branding & Business Entities - Techie Youth

What I learned today was sole proprietorship which is working solo but it has its cons such as being personally liable meaning you aren't separate from your business money which potentially means your personal assets can be taken away. Partnership is pretty self explanatory, people being partners in a business and they share personal liability but in a general partnership. In a limited partnership one of the partners takes on unlimited liability meaning their personal assets are seized. C-corp protects you from lawsuits and you aren't personally liable and have limited liability but are much more expensive as well as B-corps. Also learned that for branding you have to get started into creating your company/business name and make sure no one else has it or you'll get in trouble. After that you must have a company gmail, slogan, logo, mission statement, etc.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

entrepreneur & quality of life- techie youth

Today I started off with the pre unit (quality of life) and decided to talk about how I want to improve and grow from topics such as health and time management. It was a good way to go over in what I need help on. Then I went to the entrepreneur unit and started looking at some articles and videos. I learned how I will need a break-even point for planning even if it's all going well because you may never know. Also how its good to know tacts when buying and selling like letting know the seller that you are not wasting their time and will actually gain from you and how you can manipulate the buyer.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Creating accounts/setting up - Techie Youth

Today I tried the unit of stocks because I always found it interesting but hard to understand and still do. But this unit helped me understand stock from the beginning etc. I read and looked through all the flashcards of key words in the unit and there was so much that sounded familiar but never knew about. I also decided on making a resume in which I'm still trying to perfect. Along with setting up a LinkedIn account.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Researching - Techie Youth

Today I entered in some units I found interesting and tried to see what they are and look at some videos. I looked at video editing which captured my attention and I like how the videos the unit make it seem more interesting. I like freelancer video editing. It reminded me of when I used to make edits in a app called video star when I was like 13. Totally forgot till now but this unit made me want to try and see how I will do because it's been very long and forgotten everything about it

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Writing - Techie Youth

For the past two days I have informing myself with the different styles of writing because who knew there was this many. After looking at many articles and videos I found my style which is copywriting. It's simple, easy to inform, and it's a good way for call to action. This has helped me complete the assignment for this writing unit and will also help me in the future for marketing and etc.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Video Editing - Techie Youth

I never really focused on video editing till now. I watched mostly all the videos of that unit and read it. I found it interesting because it seems like fun to play around with the video and make it seem good in the end but then again it's hard finding on how to edit and having skills. I for one know nothing about it and never tried it before but this made me want to somewhat try it.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Learning about Web designing and selling stuff online - Techie Youth

What I learned today at techie youth was about selling and putting up some work up for sale. Although I had a rough start n the beginning on how to sell and find a place to sell I was able to somewhat understand more and find a website in which I can put some stuff up sale. Now I will be learning how to work with on making webs and understanding more about it.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Business - I learned this at Techie Youth

Today I learned lots of information about business. Such as how not every business is led to succeed and how there will be many obstacles. I used to think how having no competition was a good thing but in reality when it comes to business it's not really a good thing it means it's not getting as much attention and so on. Not many stuff will sell and it's ok to accept that your business is failing because it just means an even greater one is about to begin instead of wasting time. Because of this I am now trying to sell some pants on Etsy to see how it goes.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

First Day At Techie Youth

Today was my first day working for Techie Youth online. I definitely viewed some stuff from another perspective like multitasking. Im usually a person who be multitasking everything and doesn't pay attention to my surrounding. However I learned this can affect me mentally and physically because I'm not keeping up at a pace that I can handle. Although by taking these few quizzes I learned what I know and what I need more knowledge on such as time management which I passed on the quiz but failed on the finance one meaning I will to continue to inform myself with it.