Log of what of Karen Montoya has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

Communication/blogs and article

Today at Techie Youth, I discovered the importance of having strong language and grammatical skills as well as a passion for the subject matter of your writing. An audience may be able to tell when a writer didn't give their work their all.

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

Communication/blogs and article

Today at techie youth I learned about how to organize your writings when working on articles blogs and books including journals and how to sectionalize your grammar into professional work.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Writing roles/skills continuation

Today at Techie Youth I learned about excellent command of language and grammar, as well as enthusiasm for the subject of your writing. When a writer doesn't put their all into a piece of writing, it can be clear to an audience.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Writing roles/skills

Today at Techie Youth I learned about writing skills you can utilize in blogs, Magazines, Books, Journals, Articles and different type of writings. One of the causes that Techie Youths aims to help would be homeless youths that I was writing about today.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

red bubble / video edit

Today at techie youth I updated my art work in redbubble since the one I uploaded wasn't visible.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Fundraising website creating

Today at techie youth I learned about making a fundraising website and continue on adding more to my campaign about bringing awareness on homeless youth and why its essential to educate others about this topic. Some of the things I added to my campaign was about how It's a continuous problem in our towns, and nothing has been done to improve people's living conditions on the streets. Poverty is significant because it impacts 36 percent of the world's population.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Fundraising in depth

Today at Techie youth I learned about how to attract volunteers to help with you and to bring attention to a topic that fits Techie Youth's objectives. One of the most well-known websites for connecting volunteers with NGOs is VolunteerMatch.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Mental health

Today at Techie youth I learned about how the types of mental health that are commonly found and how most experience mental health issues after going through certain advertises which could include homeless youth. Its essential to bring this into awareness since not many people do not realize how badly people are affected from this.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Homeless youth issues 2

Today at Techie youth I learned about how homeless youths could have an increase in mental health issues. This needs to be brought towards more awareness since there is lack of donations in certain foundation to benefit mental facilities and to educate people about mental health. People should be more educated under this topic in order to gain a better understanding on the reasonings that can lead to this.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Homeless youth issues

Today at Techie youth I learned about how there is an issue within many youths being homeless which can have an increase in mental health issues. This is concerning since there has already been a rise in mental health during the pandemic and an increase in unemployment causing an increase in eviction.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Topics on raising awareness

Today at Techie youth I learned about how to start fundraising on certain issues we face in order to raise awareness for a better outcome in the future. Some of these topics includes Bettering the outcomes for aged-out foster youth, Preventing incarceration of minors, Reducing instances of homeless youth, Empowering all youth to be financially self-sufficient. Personally, I feel like an Important issue that needs more awareness on would be mental health issues increasing among young people leading to a rise in suicide as well. This topic would be essential since it can have a better impact in our society and many people face issues like depression and especially during the pandemic when people face economic issues and deaths of loved ones.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Fundraising and blockchains

Today at Techie youth I learned about how there are methods of fundraising such as crowdfunding, Hosting a virtual/online event, and Celebrities and influencers seeking support of their followers. I also learned how employees can get a certain grant and certain benefits for volunteering their own time. Negative aspects of buying targeted emails list is that many of these lists are not opt-in, which may be against can-spam regulations, and using them might potentially harm your company's reputation. Receiving these emails can irritate customers and increase the likelihood that spam complaints will be made against your company.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Quiz review/note taking

Today at Techie youth I focused on retaking my quizzes as well as taking more quizzes as soon as I finished making up the quizzes enough to pass. I did find it to be difficult but I continue taking notes on the subject and re watching videos in order to answer the question correctly. On one of the quizzes, called REIT (Real estate investment trust) I learned how the difference of investing REIT vs physical real estate is that REIT are traded on stock exchanges similar to like amazon or apple, I kept on researching these questions from quizzes and I understand most of them but I still need to learn certain terms such as "Cryptocurrency exchange rate fluctuations."

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

volunteering/promoting continuation

Today at Techie youth I learned about how VolunteerMatch is a network that links volunteers and nonprofits. Local volunteers use VolunteerMatch every day to find opportunities nearby. I have done volunteering work at a hospital for around 8 hours a day during summer and it was a good experience since I got experience in an office working on emails and paper work.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022


Today at Techie youth I learned about how people can find the right people that are willing to volunteer at fundraisers using the right application. I chose to learn about this since I did use to volunteer at many places/sites.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

providing services/money hustle

Today at Techie youth I learned about how you can provide services and how you can promote your services to others using specific platforms such as fiverr, amazon professionals, upwork, taskrabbit, guru, hiremymom and so on. These skills that you can take on to this business could include running errands, home repairs, furniture assemblies, and so on. This is helpful since you are able to promote your own skill that many people are looking for in these application which is why its essential to have a very organized profile with a high description of the services you offer and the skills you acquire including background information or educational level you have achieved and so on.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Art design/redbubble

Today at Techie youth I learned about uploading my design on redbubble. On redbubble, you are able to place your design on many objects like pillows, clocks, hats, phone cases, stickers, and masks. They also have car stickers, magnet stickers and hydro flasks stickers. I first made an account up and I did remember that two years ago I did make a redbubble account and I would upload money heist designs and I did sell one pillow case and got 5 dollars in profit. For this years design I went ahead to upload my dress artwork onto a hat and put it up for sale.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

selling art online

Today at Techie youth I learned about selling art online. This reminded of the assignment I did for digital good because for that assignment I turned in an NFT I uploaded and it was art related. For this assignment I am suppose to upload an art design on art designing selling platforms. I am most familiar with redbubble. For this assignment I feel like it could be connected with uploading similar designs as I did with the NFT one I have worked on but I will do something different. Redbubble is by far the easiest website I feel like its good to promote your designs on. Its very accessible to many items you can place your designs on and get good sales.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

The stock market overview

Today at Techie Youth I went in more in depth on my understanding of stocks. I looked over a variety of stocks in my Robin Hood account. I looked and tried to understand the correlations of the value of my stocks and how it correlates with the economy situation we are currently facing especially with the inflation. I did noticed that the value of the stocks currently has decreased. I did do an analysis of this for my assignment and posted a reddit that talks about my prediction of a group of stocks I have picked out as well as cryptos.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Reviewing more in depth/ review over quizzes

Today at Techie Youth I went in more in depth about REIT ( Real estate investment trust). I learned more about the pros and cons of this and the difference between REIT and physical forms of real estate investing. I also learned how you aren't taxed as much when investing in REIT vs Phsyical forms of REIT. Investing in REIT does have high risk even though you could receive high returns. 90% of the earnings made by publicly traded REITs must be distributed right away to investors in the form of dividends, potential for significant risk, and fees.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Fundraising/guest blogging

Today at Techie Youth I learned about how the DA ranges on a scale of about 1-100. Guest blogging is a technique used for the purpose of SEO. Then I learned about the advantages and disadvantages of fundraising. Humanities majors are most likely linked into fundraising and including teachers and people associated with business. Fundraisers professionals earn about 70,000 but there are some that earn about a million dollars but that is found to be very rare. Some disadvantages of becoming a fundraiser is that they can become overworked and underpaid. There is a site for volunteer matching for non profit organization. I feel like one issue that needs to have more awareness on would be mental health in adolescents especially because of the pandemic there has to be funding in research as well as mental facilities.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

NFT creating and sales

Today at Techie Youth I learned about creating a digital asset and placing it for sale. For this assignment I went ahead and created an NFT account on niftygateway.com. then I watched a few tutorials on how to get started. Nfts are also usually brought with crypto like ETH (ethereum). I needed to download Coinbase wallet in order to have everything set up. Then I opened up an account on rarible and then I connected my wallet there (Coinbase). Afterwards I uploaded my nft creation and put it up for sale. I also beforehand needed a robinhood account just to track the crypto prices. I have also learned how people can add nfts as part of their businesses and it can help shoot up the sales of their nft collection. An example of this can be that for every nft a jewelry business sells can include a piece of jewelry. I decided to start on creating a cat collection for my NTF and uploaded a link on my first creation I made on rarible.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Advertising methods

Today at Techie Youth I learned more about advertising in depth. You can advertise your business product/services in social media platform which has been proven to be very effective. Before I watched videos under this topic, the only advertising in social media that I thought was effective was on tiktok (creating tiktok videos on the business product or service you provide) it seems to be an effective advertising strategy. You can advertise in Facebook and they do cost around depending on how long they are up for or by the amount of views you get. The factors of the Ad sets includes, the audience, placements and budget/schedule. Instagram has video ads that people can set up and it shows up in peoples feeds. There is also a hashtag method for instagram that helps boost up your views. For Facebook you can also target the location of where you want your ads to reach.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Business models/Trading

Today at Techie youth I learned about selling steam trading cards. You can get this by playing virtual games and build up a collection of trading cards.You can buy cards in order to have sets and once you have completed a set you receive a badge. You can sell these cards in the steam community market. These cards can be converted to gems in order to sell and the steam marketplace charge fees. A subscription box model is when they deliver your product or idea to you customers. This is more effective for a smaller audience. The Netflix model is effective for video creators and it lets you create context for your audience (e learn, fitness and yoga) better for high quality context creator for a higher percentage of profitable business. You can create independent movies or tv shows and have your own Netflix subscription going on.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Creating/selling Digital assets

Today at Techie youth, I have learned about creating digital assets. there are various of digital assets such as: e-books, webinars, online course creation, podcasts, stock photos and other medias, mobil app, video games, social media filters etc...Video games seems pretty interesting to me although it requires an amount of skills to become a game developer. There's a few common ways towards selling digital assets. one way that I am familiar web is advertising through the Facebook market. Facebook is still one of the most used social medias so they do have an effective advertising ad campaigns. There is also a sales funnel, a technique to attract customers into whatever you are advertising by offering a discount or a good deal and it they are satisfied then that will turn them into a loyal customer.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Steps into creating/launching your business

Today at Techie Youth I have learned the steps into creating your business and knowing how to introduce your business to other people. It is essential to have partners because it is nearly impossible to do it by yourself. I have also learned how to create an executive summary which is a summary of your business plan. A business plan can be hundreds of pages long but an executive summary can shorten it to the essential main points of your business. This summary includes the long term and short term goals that the business has. Each section of your summary should have its own header or paragraph description. There are five main components of the sections that the summary consist of which includes: mission statement, company history and leadership, competitive advantage overview, financial projections, and company goals. I have also learned how it is crucial to find a strong mechanism into getting your product into a goo investor.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Motivation into creating your own business/company

I have learned how Elon Musk mindset on dedicating yourself towards a business goal. I learned how he would rent a studio and spend most of his time coding and how he would only shower in the YMCA. It's essential to surround yourself with hardworking people and to focus on the main goal and to have passion for it. I have also learned how Elon Musk wouldn't invest in advertising but would much rather invest in his product/company in order to make it stand out more. It's also very important to be creative and to accept new challenges in order to strength your mind. I have also learned certain tactics to win people over. A video I watched described how people like people that don't hold grudges and people that forgive them. They demonstrated this by giving an example on why people like dogs and it is since they are loyal. It demonstrates how its essential to be aware of how you present yourself to other people because it shows how highly they would think of you or of your business proposals. It's crucial to maintain a positive image of yourself to other people and to accept people for who they are and take interest in other people. It is also better to find common ground with other people and demonstrate some genuine interest in what they like. This can help build up communication within other people that can benefit you.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Crypto/trading/stocks scams

Today, I did a deeper research within this topic since this is something I have been working on since I was 14. I have learned here that there are stock scams. This is true because I once almost fell into one them. There is this company that states that there are multi-millionaires mentors teaching people how to trade in the market that can potentially prepare themselves when In reality these videos are not helpful at all and charge people around 200 a month. There is also robot scams. I learned how a Forex robot is a trading program that opens and closes transactions using algorithms as technical indications. In order to trade for very little earnings, several Forex robots use a scalping strategy. This shows potential win rates however this could change since the market can be unstable (not reliable and risky). People that trade has most likely agree that Forex kings and Forex paradise are considered to be a scam. I have also learned how advertising for phony forex trading investment schemes and false forex investment funds is prevalent.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Stocks and trading and art designs!

Ive first started to learn about designing and creating products. Ive created an artwork design of a dress that is black and white with pole dots. Afterwards, I was reading articles about stocks and trading. I do have some experience with this since I do invest in stocks. The types of orders in the stock market includes a market order, a limited order, a stop order, or a buy stop order. I also know that trading is only allowed if you have a minimum amount of money around 25 thousand in order to trade as much as you want. A trade is when you buy and sell a stock at once and this bring a short term profit but investors that don't trade and only buy usually hold stocks for long term profits. Currently, almost every stock is down and many investors are worried. This could be due to the inflation that we are currently facing. It's crucial to research each stock that you are willing to invest in. Every stock you invest in are very risky and require knowledge in order to reduce losing money or committing a falling knife. A falling knife is when a stock dips and you buy that dip because you expect to make profit from it but instead it dips again and you buy that dip and it falls again and it never recovers.