Log of what of Khalycza Rosario has learned at Techie Youth

Sat. Aug. 6, 2022

Web Development

Building a website may seen like a difficult task at first glance, but if you follow specific steps it can allow for this process to go smoother than you thought. When creating your own website, there are so many distinct details and steps you have to take in order to end with the best outcome. First of all it’s important you identify your website’s goal. Your layout is important as well, and ultimately is similar for everyone. A majority of web creators use HTML known as Hyper Text Markup Language. It’s used as a foundation for web development that’s best you find yourself familiar with. It’s the code that’s used to structure web pages and their content. Ut can help with how to display images, text, and several other forms of multimedia when building your web page.

Sat. Jul. 30, 2022

Music Resources

There are so many different outlets that can assist in finding resources focused on music. Some of these include SoundBetter, where you van work with top musicians and even hire someone to help you with your own music. Many different producers, writers, engineers and more can be hired through this site.Another is MusicJobs. Here you can find an online community of music professionals.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Profiting off Music

Once you’ve mastered how to mastered how to make music, you’ll want to know how to earn from what you produce. While making money from music is not easy, it is very much attainable.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Music Production

Have you ever found interest in music production? So many talents such as Timbaland and Pharrell Williams have worked their way to being highly appreciated for their music production skills. Timbaland even produces his beats with just himself and a computer lacking traditional elements such as instruments. He’s well known for taking and implementing his “mouth sounds” that’s recorded into the mic and electronically manipulating the sounds. This kind of method is mutually exclusive and can be accomplished by anyone with a computer, so don’t be discouraged. Music production is incredibly detailed and caters to every sound sonically harmonizing together to create so mnay of the wonderful tunes we hear everyday. Everyone doesn’t have access to studios or large production equipment, however there are so many online program and systems that you can use to create music. With technologies great advancements you can even produce straight from your phone with platforms like GarageBand for Mac products. Everything is accessible to you all you need is the drive and dedication. You can play around with different sounds and beats and create your own all while learning and building up your own skills. There are several routes you can go with music and eventually find your own lane and if you choose to publicize your work, you can also profit from your creations.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

How to avoid scams

When you put yourself and your craft out there you can become susceptible to scams. Especially if you are a beginner in a specific field and lack the experience and knowledge to determine who’s authentic and who isn’t. There are many risks with doing online business but today I can tell you some the tips I learned to avoid these risks. If receiving an email from a potential buyer make sure to check for spelling and grammatical errors. If it’s someone with professional these mistakes are highly unlikely. Another thing to look out for is if someone is offering to purchase something but wants to receive the item before sending a payment, this is likely a scam as well. In a sense such as an artist placing their work in a gallery, is they ask you for payment in order to display your work this is known as vanity galleries. These are people who are looking for vulnerable and naive people to take advantage of. You should never have to pay to have your work displayed.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Earning through community

There are so many benefits you can have from different social media platforms. You’re allowed to express yourself and essentially build a community of likeminded allies. As a result from this you can also build income. Think of the time and energy you use towards social media as an investment. While there is no concrete promise of monetary gain, it is very much possible. With apps like Facebook and Instagram you can create and nourish relationships with people all around the world. That’s why they are called networks. You can gain community by promoting your services and collaborating with others therefore increasing your reach and more.

Sat. Jul. 23, 2022

Selling Art Online

Selling art online has become more and more popular as online access increases. Prior to selling anything online, you first need to narrow down and analyze which platform is most beneficial for the type of you’re selling. If you decided to use more than one platform for your sales, one tip is to maintain the same price throughout all the platform you’re using. You don’t want anyone who looking to purchase your item to feel taken advantage of if the price differs on different platforms. Another tip is to create and have your own inventory spreadsheet in order to provide order and a thorough overview of you artworks listed and selling so you don’t oversell or make mistakes. Social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook are popular amongst sellers to allow their work to gain recognition and grow your popularity. Etsy is also a popular way to sell your art. You have no limits and call sell things from handmade bracelets to graphic customized tees. Etsy as a platform has allowed creators to make profit off their passions and grown their small businesses. As you continue to use your resources such as Etsy and Instagram, you gain new knowledge which ultimately helps to increase your business knowledge & build comfort in selling. You can use several strategies to help you become successful. For example find your niche, find what works for you. Your strengths as an artist is where your success will fulfill itself. Another strategy is to make your mistakes and learn from them. Everyone is a beginner at some point, the more familiar you become with a platform the more comfort you'll find in selling. Become savvy with social media. Your relationship with social media is your direct connection to buyers and consumers. You can broadcast your arts and help people become well associated with your content, products and personality.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Digital Goods

Have you ever heard the term digital goods? Digital goods are in reference to any goods that are sold, delivered and transferred in digital forms. There are many examples of this, some of the most common ones are media files such as music files, video files that can contain movies or television programming, branded multimedia files and other types of products. You can learn to sell digital goods and make money straight from home, your phone and social media. For example if you are a participant of any social media such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you can make your way to making money through these platforms. It’s called monetization. Depending on the platform, once you reach a certain amount of views and interactions you can become monetized on these sites and grow your brand/self. Having an active engagement with your followers can help your page grow and maintain your online influence. It’s valuable to know who you want to market your content to so that they feel acknowledged. How often your posting and and how genuine you are online can help others gravitate towards you and you content. This essentially raises your profit off marketing yourself. Your online presence can allow to to make connections with companies and navigate through other avenues.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Digital Assets

With cryptocurrency comes digital assets. Digital assets are anything that is stored digitally and is uniquely identifiable that organizations can use to realize value. Examples of digital assets can be videos, audio, documents, websites, logos and more. Many companies and businesses rely heavily on digital assets to assist in influencing buying behavior and building brand awareness. It allows those to have a visual representation of your products and services. Essentially this can help allow you to connect and engage with your target audience through a variety of channels. It’s important to be able to manage these assets and you can do so by using DAM, digital asset management. This system helps organizations to store, organize, locate, retrieve and share their digital content from one place. An example of this is the cloud. There we can access an abundance of stored information and photos in such an easy manor.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Cryptocurrency

As the world progresses, so does the way we make money. Digital money has become more and more popular. Cryptocurrency is one if these forms of digital money. Cryptocurrency is more specifically digital currency in which transactions are verified and records maintained by a decentralized system using cryptography, rather than a centralized authority. Crypto currencies run on a distributed public ledger known as blockchain. A process called mining allows units of cryptocurrency to be created. Now you may ask how can you earn money through this process. Well many investors buy coins in avenues such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple and more while they patiently wait for it's value to rise. Once this process occurs, it allows them to sell at a profit. Right now Bitcoin is likely the most popular form of cryptocurrency, inspiring several new forms of cryptocurrency that's been built on it's technology as well as it's gains in value.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Entrepreneurship

Finding a career path doesn’t always come near to everyone easily. Especially if you set your mind on a certain path and find yourself suddenly not connected with it anymore. Often times people find interest entrepreneurship. Become your own boss and having first hand involvement in your own businesses can really help some become successful in their fields. One thing you have to realize prior to taking this route is really asking yourself if entrepreneurship is really for you. Will this profession suit your lifestyle, will you be able to balance this new venture, do you think you’ll find success in what you are investing in are just some examples of what you should be asking yourself. Entrepreneurship is very broad, you can even participate in online entrepreneurship where you can provide services to customers in any market that you’re interested in, much like Amazon. When starting your own business there are other factors to consider such as who you are marketing to, how much you are able to invest and the kind of profit that’s expected, what’s your strategy to sell, do you have the right people behind you and more. Success can be found if you have the right skills and motivation to put towards what you do. Some people go a more traditional route and work in offices

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Managing Your Time:

Have you ever felt overwhelmed, like everything in your life is a mess? When these moments take place have you ever reflected back to how your were managing time and how following certain strategies can provide your life with more control and productivity? Time management is very important is everyone’s everyday lives. The most successful people manage their time well & prioritize organization to help lead a more balanced life. I, myself, have struggled with managing my time as I got older. The older I got the more responsibility was placed on me and all of the old balancing habits I once possessed were no longer present. I felt easily overwhelmed, irritable and out of control. One of the most basic tools I used to help regain control over my life was to use a planner. Planners can be so beneficial to your life. There you can organize your obligations and responsibilities all in one place. I noticed anytime I get comfortable with not using one, I begin to lose my balance. You never want to waste your time or anyone else’s for that matter, so here are some tips I learned to help keep your time managed. In a work setting or business many times time is lost due to scope creaking. This is when the scope of work increases while there is no progression and the quality suffers. It’s vital to know when work is expanded, so should the schedule. To avoid this issue when more work is assigned, it’s requires more funds and or time. This is where delegation comes in. Don’t be afraid of help, dividing work to others can help the overall mission of the company when you have the right people helping you. Another note is to never invest in what you can’t control, there won’t be any growth taking place and will only be a waste of time. As mentioned earlier when managing time you can use planning tools like planners, index cards, calendars, computer programs and more. This way there is a record of all information keeping you on top of all your obligations and tasks. Another important strategy is prioritizing. For example make your to do list ranging from what is most important and what is urgent. It’s suggested to focus on what’s most important to allow you the most control over time. Scheduling time appropriate is also very helpful. You can do this by taking note of when you are available and how much time are you able and willing to invest in certain areas. Tying into that manage and release external times wastes. These can include unnecessary amounts of time watching t.v , playing videos games, phone time and more. One of thee most important tools lastly is taking care of your health. When you feel good you generate better functioning energy to produce structured work and help you stay on task and organized. Regular exercise, consistent meals like breakfast and beneficial snacks throughout the day can make a huge difference in your productivity and brain focus.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Financial Awareness & Management

Everyone has financial responsibility, as your get older those responsibilities can increase and change. As a result of this, it’s important to manage your finances appropriately to your cost of living and areas of responsibility. When you get you paid there is a gross income and your net income. Your gross income is the amount of money you made prior to any taxes or deductions being taken out, while your net income is the amount you receive after these deductions have been placed. With the final money you receive it is your duty to manage those funds to divide and put towards your coat of living. These responsibilities can include your rent, food costs, transportation, and utilities and phone. Anything outside of the basic needs are considered luxuries. Sometimes you have to make a choice on what is a need versus what is a want. A new tv, or new shoes may not be considered a need. Some people have more than one source of income and have learned to manage their money in a way where one source completely covers all of their needs and the other source(s) can, if they wanted to, can be used towards their wants. When you have multiple sources of income it doesn't mean you have to spend it all just because it’s there. You can invest it in other avenues or simply save it. Some people use savings accounts to hold their unused money, however I learned that may now be the smartest thing to do because you don’t gain much from what you’re putting in. You should never commit to anything that doesn’t return the value you’re putting in yourself. Everything is an investment, your time, money and money energy should never be wasted. Continuing on, your other sources of income doesn’t have to be a direct form of employment. You can find return value in selling items you no longer use , want or need. With all your financial obligations, one thing you can do to help you stay stable is budget. Budgeting can help you to feel more organized in your spending and ultimately create better money habits for yourself. The more you find yourself comfortable with money the healthier your relationship with money becomes.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Day Three: You’ve gotten the job, what’s next?

Yesterday we talked about the processes before getting the job, now we’ve moved forward and have been hired. Beginning a new job can be quite the adjustment. You’re entering a new environment, new schedule, and new set of rules. To help with this new adjustment, there’s something called onboarding. Onboarding is the process when new hires are integrated into the organization. During this process HR assists new hires in understanding job expectations, timelines and overall adjusting to your new start. At this time it’s also beneficial to ask your own questions, including what benefits are offered and are you eligible, pay schedule, whom do you report to, how to record your hours and more. In the case of remote working, there’s a different process of adjustment. It’s important you build strong connections remotely. Working remotely doesn’t have to be isolating. If you take the time out to check in with coworkers and communicate through virtual break rooms you can strengthen your connections and help create an easier flowing virtual environment. Not only that, but writing well can be key to your connections. Often times tone can be misread in any written form. When writing make sure you are being clear, using verbal cues, and using an appropriate tone exercising a soft approach to firm statements. With that being said, knowing when To take conversations from written format to video or phone communication is important. This way you can communicate clearly while letting all parties get a chance to speak. This will help grow and strengthen team relationships. Social aspects are not the only part of working remotely that needs attention. Working through a screen can provide a sense of freedom. Everything is accessible to you from your fingertips. Working from home can increase your productivity. Taking breaks throughput the day can add to this , as it allows you to distress and refresh yourself to refocus. With commute eliminated your worries can decrease and you can also give attention to your health, creating better eating habits and leading to balance overall.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Today’s Objective: Getting the Job.

Today, my eyes were opened to things I never thought even knew existed. I never recognized the importance of the processes taken prior to landing a job. The first focus of today, was resume building and cover letters. I learned there are three types of resumes: chronological, functional, and combination. Chronological is the most traditional of the three, with a conservative approach, appealing to older viewers. While functional resumes list your experiences according to your skills, with your experiences not being the main focus. Lastly, we have combination resumes which essentially is both chronological and functional in one resume. Regardless of which method you choose to use some main components stay the same, such as creating a header. This should include your name, number and email. In cases where your resume is open to the public you do not have to include your personal number however. You should write a summary of your work experience skills when applying to jobs, keeping your summary simple and strong. Next is listing your experiences and skills relevant to the job you’re applying to, using verbs to help your application stand out. This allows you demonstrate your strengths and individuality. List activities you’ve participated in, as well as awards and some personal interests. By doing so, you are allowing the viewer to get a glimpse into who you are what you can contribute to their place of business. Moving on, I now realize the importance of a cover letter. Many times I found myself applying for jobs, I was always given the option to include an cover letter, but I never saw the point of it. I now know that a cover letter can make or break your application. Not every employer requires it but you’ll never know who is seeing your application, so it’s best to include one anyway. In your cover letter you want to keep it maximum of 2-4 sentences tops, nothing more. Most employers look through hundreds of applications and don't want to read a whole page of information over and over again. In a cover letter you include your name and title, something related to you such as “Jane Smith - Graphic Designer”. Following that you’d include your address vaguely such as “Brooklyn, Ny 11045” making sure not put your personal address for privacy reasonings, then your email, and lastly your brief summary. In this summary you’ll swiftly yet professionally list your skills that directly relate to the job’s objective and position you’re applying for. Then you submit. Now with the perfect resume you’d find yourself with an interview, now is when your focus shifts to landing the job. You first impression is everything, this is why you dress appropriately whether it’s a zoom interview or in person meeting. Wear something that shows you’re serious about getting the job, such as a nice top and business casual bottoms. When you show up ready to be hired, your potential employer will feel that energy. Now that you have your attire down pact, you zero in on how you be answering interview questions. First off, be punctual. Once there make sure you are showing engagement with the interviewer, making eye contact and listening carefully, they will notice.make sure you are speaking clearly and being conversational highlighting a professional tone as well. Remember to look over the job description so that you can relate your answers to questions back to the role you’re applying for. You can also ask questions yourself, this shows your interest in their employment. After all is said and done make sure you follow up and send an email thanking them for taking the time out to interview you. This can go a long way, and gives a peak in to your work readiness. Now that I know all of this information, I feel more confident in my ability to be hired. I’ve recognized the importance of paying attention to detail and putting your best foot forward. With knowing this, I can now apply my knew knowledge to future job explorations.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Learning the Basics of Digital Money: First Impressions of Techie Youth

Today I was introduced to the basics of online money. This included how to make money remotely, deciding if remote work is best for you or not, choosing the right bank account for your lifestyle, the different types of digital money and more! Making money remotely may sound like a good idea to most, while there are many benefiting factors. Some of which are the flexibility to work from anywhere where you want as long as there’s access to internet, no commute, the option to choose your own schedule, connecting with people from all over the world, as well as being in control of your own growth. All of these are amazing benefits however, it’s important to decide if this life path is right for you. With the recent pandemic making businesses transferred their in person jobs to remote work. This can be overwhelming for some because there can be a lack of social element that you’re used to experiencing in an in person setting. Not only that but having that much control and freedom can be new to some and without discipline can cause some to become lackluster. In the end you are making money straight from your fingertips and a screen, something that some business owners see increasing in practicality as the future

nears. Moving forward, I was interested to learn about the different pathways you can go with remote work. There are many different spaces you can find yourself in such as sales, customer service, tech, writing and so much more. It’s all about finding where you fit in and seeing where you can potentially grow. Now making money online doesn't always have to be under someone else’s company; you can find yourself in entrepreneurship as well. You can creat and market your own business online , essentially becoming your own boss, catering to your own consumers. You can be whatever you want to be as long as you allow yourself to dream. Watching several videos, I took in a lot of what was said. Something that stood out to me was life satisfactory. Now that can mean different things to different people, everyone has different desires. However it’s vital that wherever you’re placing your time and energy to is something that you love to do everyday you wake up. Get out of your comfort zone and allow yourself the flexibility to expand farther than you could’ve imagined.