Log of what of Gulruhsor Orzueva has learned at Techie Youth

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Selling art online

Keep pricing the same on every platform because people can feel cheated seeing the price cheaper on another platform. Keep a spreadsheet of the items your selling so that you don’t risk selling the same artwork twice or overselling inventory. Use social media outlets such as Facebook or Instagram to share your art to increase your popularity. Having your art in a waiting room, or hotel lobby will allow your work to gain exposure. Before you approach a corporate client, make sure your website is up to date and that your inventory is current. You have to show that your professional because this will reassure the client that your artwork will be delivered as expected and prevent you from being taken advantage of you. Work with an art consultant because they will help you with things such as payment, transportation, insurance, and other issues.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Becoming a technical writer

Technical writing is unique compared to other forms of writing because it has limited literary creativity and is mainly focused on providing detailed descriptions/instructions. Some examples are instruction manuals and installation guides. The text should be presented professionally. Some professions that rely on technical writing are medical business, energy and engineering. The average salary of a technical writer is around $61,000. First there needs to be a guided conversation about the document to ensure that the writer understands the project. Audience is a big priority in the technical writers mind because the audience will be reading and defining the text. Some things you need to know about the audience is how well they know the topic and their expectation and needs. After having all that done next comes the planning. You can use MindMeister to create a mind map. Lastly talk to experts because they'll provide additional information that will be useful.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Customer service basics

Customer service is a way to interact with costumers through email, text or live chat to solve their problems and answer questions. In order to do customer service at home you need strong internet connection and be comftorable communicating with strangers. Most customers prefer when customer service is casual but when saying no its best to speak formal. Saying thank you to the customer helps build a strong relationship which could help the company. The average Customer Service Representative salary in the United States is $49,316. You should always write chat messages in as much detail and in complete sentences. Your explanations very simple because you need to clarify each detail.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Power of blogging

A blog is written content on a website. It combines both your unique thoughts and writing style. Blogs are mainly for those who love to write since you'll need to be writing constantly. Most bloggers are ages 21 to 35 and are women. 81% of US consumers trust information given by blogs. Blogs can be used for personal journals, selling products, and promoting brands. What make a blog a good blog is when the audience connects with the written content. Blogs can be used to make money through ads, selling other peoples products and having your own services. With time and effort the amount of money you make from blogs will increase. Finance, fashion and health are the most profitable blogging content while music, cooking and politics are the least. Depending on the type of blogger you are will determine how much money you make.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Difference between journal and magazine writing.

The difference between magazines and journals is the purpose. Magazines are mainly written for entreatment purposes and need to catch the audiences attention while journals are mainly academic or research purposes. Another difference is what is the format. Magazines are short and filled with illustrations but journals are long and included tables, graphs or charts. For journal writing the writing is made easy to understand and read so that anyone can read and understand what is being written. Journal writing is mainly based of research and peer reviewed. An example of journal writing is American Journal of Nursing. Magazines are mainly reviewed by the editor and doesn't use any fancy language. Some types of magazine articles are character profiles, humor, and fiction. An example of magazine writing is Time.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Choosing the right mentor

In order to find the right mentor you have to start by knowing your goals and where you wanna be in the future. Once you figure out who you want your mentor to be you should get to know them. Be ready to talk about your goals so that the conversation flows smoothly. If you like the person work be specific about what you like about it because the person can tell if you are lying. Mentioning one of their past works will also show your interested and that you've done research. When asking the person something you should ask nicely and keep your letter/email short because they are busy people. At the end you should thank the person. Once you have a mentor you can start asking for advice. You shouldn't be shy and ask any questions you have so you can get help and guidance. Share your experiences and listen to the mentors stories. Always come on time and prepared for meetings so you don't waste the mentors time.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Living a healthy lifestyle

To take good care of your mental health you should eat healthy and sleep well. For physical health create a workout routine and set a reminder. When you get mad at someone they're basically controlling you so try to control your emotions/reactions. Its best to lower your expectations because it prevents disappointment. Even fi you're not the most attractive or richest don't let that stop you from chasing your dreams because you can still accomplish them. Help others when you can because both you and the person you're helping will feel wanted. Don't let the fear of failing prevent you from accomplishing your goals. Ways to fix this fear is to think of what's the worst that can happen. This method will help you realize that worst scenario you came up with isn't even that bad. Having this mindset allows you to get over your fear and prepare for the worst.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Advice on finances and making smart decisions.

Budgeting ensures that you will always have enough money for all your necessities. Before making any large purchases of non-essential items, you should always research the item's resale value so that in the future, you can make back the money you spent on it. Buying items with low resale value will cause you to lose most or all of the money you invested into them. Consumable items are the lowest resale value. You will not be able to resell it at all or you wont make back the amount you spent on it. These items are often necessities like food or hygiene tools. Negotiate lower prices on items that you purchase or buy fewer items so you can save money. When you pay with a credit card, you should pay your bills as soon as possible before any interest accrues. You can start investing leftover money but don't put too much money because you can end up losing it.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

How to avoid scams

Before signing up for anything or paying you should always read the fine print. If something is too good to be true then its most likely a scam. If the price of an object is low compared to other prices you've seen then that product may be be stolen. When looking at job advertising ones with a very high salary may be a scam because an employer would rather hire someone who they'll pay less. Offering a job with a high position without checking any prior experience is a scam. Ways to avoid these scams is to always be alert. If you are given a job but the employer ask about your qualifications then its a scam. Another way to read carefully what ads say. If an ad says something like quick money its a scam. Never give personal information and if you do then make sure its someone trustworthy.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Communicating remotely

It's important to get along with coworkers so that everyone can get the job done. Connecting and building relationships with everyone. will ensure that there is no weakest link. To build a bond with coworkers you should hang out in the virtual break room and talk about anything. During business meetings you shouldn't only talk about business but get to know each other. Getting to know your coworkers will make the work environment more comfortable and everyone will be able to share their concern or ask for advice when they need help. Since you and your coworkers will mainly be texting its important to write well and add emojis to make sure no misunderstandings occur. Over text its hard to tell when someone is joking so adding emojis can show that you're being silly and not serious.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Getting a job

Once you send in your cover letter and resume the company may contact your for an interview. If you are accepted then the company will provide you a job-offer. In the job offer it includes information like employment, salary and benefits. Sometimes they will call you to discuss the offer. In an interview you shouldn't ask about salary or benefits unless the interviewer brings it up first. Before going into the interview its best to have knowledge about the company because asking during an interview what the company does is unprofessional. When discussing salary you shouldn't mention personal reasons for wanting a specific amount. If the company has a product or service you should try it out before the interview because if you say you haven't tried the product then you'll be immediately be disqualified. Focus on what value you can give to the company and not what you need.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

How to write an outstanding cover letter

A cover letter tells the manager why a person is a perfect fit for the position by tying their qualities together with the responsibilities of the specific position. If you have no experience you should focus on skills you've gained from extracurricular activities, educational courses or volunteering. In a cover letter you introduce yourself and explain how your skills/achievement relate to the position you are applying for. In this letter you should explain why your the best choice for this position and ask for an interview. When writing your letter you should add a little bit of your personality so that the person reading it isn't bored. You should avoid adding meaningless words and make your cover letter unique so it stands out and catches the attention of the reader. It is also best to0 avoid using I and use your instead because hiring organizations care about their issues and challenges.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

R and Rstudio introduction

R is a programming language for statistical computing and graphics.It helps make sense of data. It can work in maps and create graphics. R's home is the working directory and it assumes anything you enter in as a file name. There are also packages which are bundles of functions. Each function does something. When you put something in it will do some things and give you outputs. Rstudio is a development environment for R. It is built to make using R as effective and efficient as possible. Rstudio has a console (where commands are run), source editor (type in commands ,script and save it for later), a work space (tells you what you have already created) and many more. R is used in business analytics to build custom data collection, cluster, and analytical models.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Data Analyst

Data Analyst analyze raw data by using data analysis tools. They mainly focus on designing the database and find trends. The information is used to make business decisions. The responsibilities of data analyst is producing reports, spotting patterns, collecting data and collaborating with others. Communication is important in data analysis since you'll be working with other people. Data analyst requires higher levels of intelligence compared with the average career. Data analyst earn around $44,000 in the United States. If you decide to be a data analyst you will have degrees in math, finance, statistics, economics or computer science. Having a master's degree or doctorates will earn you more money. Most people who look for data analyst look for someone who has work experience.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

How to become a business analyst with no experience

Before becoming a business analyst you need to make sure it's something you'll be good at and you'll enjoy it. Learn some basic programming because you need to understand the concept of how things are programed so you can translate it. You just need to know the basic, nothing too complex. If you don't have any experience best thing to do is create it by doing case studies. In an interview show this study and explain how you solved it. Make sure your work sample is perfect or else it will backfire on you. Use this when you want to be entry level position. Next you should lean all the tools like Microsoft tool, excel, and powerpoint are the big ones but Microsoft visio is also used to build your diagrams. Presentation skills is also something you need to be good at because the work you do will be presented to shareholders and the higher ups at the company.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Basics of an Analyst

If you are an analytical thinker, then being an analyst is an excellent job. Analysts advise organizations on how to improve their efficiency and finances. They do this mainly by observing issues companies may have, and they help these organizations make decisions that will benefit them. Business analysts also help create solutions for shareholders. The solutions are designed and presented through data models, process diagrams, and wireframes, which will show the business's needs. Most employers look for people who have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Finance. A good start is to work in an internship which will give you some experience. Business analysts do different tasks like model requirements, quality testing, product development, product management, etc.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Making money by using Twitter

There are many ways to make money off twitter examples are ads and sponsored tweets. In order to make money off Twitter you need to have an interesting profile. Include a caption, have pictures related to your brand and make sure to include a link for your website. Next you need to start gaining a following by being active. Start up conversations with people you find interesting and explain about your product. When you have. a big following other brands will start paying you to talk about their products. Another way to make money is Affiliate Marketing which is a process of promoting other people’s products. When someone buys the product through the link you shared, you make a commission. You could also use your twitter account to promote your business by sharing a post of it.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Information on cryptocurrency

A cryptocurrency is a digital currency that people can buy, sell or trade. Ways to make money with cryptocurrency is mining your own coins, accepting payments in cryptocurrency or trading/buying. They are supported by technology called blockchain which has records transactions and who owes what. Cryptocurrency is created by a process called mining. When starting with cryptocurrency, its best to start with one that is commonly traded and relatively well established in the market. There are many pros of cryptocurrency but it is still too risky. Some examples of cryptocurrency is bitcoin litecoin and Ethereum. Shitcoin is a term for coins that have no benefits and alt-coin means that the coin is unable to bring in any profit.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

All about payment processing.

Choosing what checking account to take payments from costumers depends on your business. Variables that go into choosing a checking account are price, number of products, how you sell and deliver them. A checking account is a bank account that allows easy access to your money. They normally have low or no interest and may have service fees. Square and Paypal are example of payment solutions. Some tips when to comes to payment processing is being able to take a payment from a costumer wherever you are. Another tip is to pay attention to how much companies charge you because sometimes it may be very expensive. Lastly is to make sure the payment process is connected to everything you do to run your business. It being connected makes your business powerful because you are getting more insight which an allow you to take action and make more money.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Branding and finance

Finding an available domain name for your website is challenging. It is important to set up a company email address so people can contact you. There needs to be a short slogan that represents your company which will ensure that your customers will remember and be inspired to buy your product. When it comes to logos you can use Wix logo maker or hire a designer. Be cautious of logo designers because they can rip off another companies logo which will make you responsible for copyright infringement. It's best to use Wix when creating a website because it requires no computer coding or website skills. There are many templets and all you have to do is mess around with the templet to your liking. Before spending money on anything, you need to calculating profit margins and venture costs before spending money. Its best to produce a great first offering and get feedback on MVP so you can deliver value to consumers rather than competitors.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Business plan and Executive summary.

A business plan is a document that contains goals of a business, methods to achieve their goals and the amount of time it will take. Business plans typically have an overview of products/services and targeted audience. The executive summary is meant to inform readers the most important information in your business plan. The summary should come last since it is a summary of your business plan. It is important to pay attention to your tone because it represents your company. Executive summary should be short and maximum two pages. When beginning the executive summary there should be a 1-2 sentence explanation of what your business does, how it will make money and your value proposition. If there are competitors you need to figure out a way to make your product unique and more desirable. There also needs to be a section for risks and ways to solve those risks.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Advice for entrepreneurship

Building exciting ideas and attract other people to help you work on the idea is a challenging part in creating a business. In order to begin creating a business you have draw out, talk about it and make it. When thinking of a product to make it has to either make people happy or solve their problem. Find people who are draw to your idea and use online communities to get advice. Do not let other people drag you down because there’s a chance many people want to use your product. Worst business advice is not telling people because you need to hear feedback about your idea. You need a MVP (minimum viable product) because you can get feedback through the MVP. Once you get costumers and income then start adding other features based on the advice they give you about your MVP. Find what features people will use and pay for. Talk to people who will break apart your idea and give you advice on how to improve your idea. Make sure people who know the industry think it’s a good ideas. You need to have a plan for everything. Good ideas don't always mean good business. In case your idea fails you need to have a plan. You don’t need to buy 2 of everything in case your idea fails. Buy 1 and know what you’re gonna do if it fails.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Hashtags and Advertising on Instagram/Facebook.

Facebook business manger is the best way to do Facebook ad for the beginning and long term. Sets you up for growth potential and more success in the future. The facebook account should look professional. Having cover photos are important because people will click on profile when looking at your ad. Video ads are a great way to attract customers and captivate the audience. Its best to use categories on your facebook business account because people will be able to find you and you would also appear at the top results. On instagram it's best to create multiple ads to observe which does the best and then tweak that ad so you can gain more sales. Chose between $5-$25 when running ads so you don't go bankrupt. Keeping target broad will be cheaper but not very effective. When posting its best to use hashtags that are related to your top but you shouldn't use hashtags that are very popular because your post will just be buried with the rest of the posts. Best to use hashtags that have around 100,000 and no more that 1,000,000 posts.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

All about digital products.

Digital assets are electronic merchandise. Examples of this are ebooks, webinars, online course creation, podcasts, video games and etc. When sending emails you need to entice the costumer. You shouldn't beg or start the email with I. Starting the email with you will gain the costumers attention. It's best to cater the email and form letter to the person its being sent to. A domain name is a name that is related to the IP address on the internet. Domain names maybe cheap the first year but the second year the prices get raised. A website that sells domain names is GoDaddy. There is also virtual trading where you can trade cards. Magic online is an example where you can buy, sell and trade cards

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

How to start a business.

To start a business, you need to figure out what product you would like to sell and to who it is targeted. Next, you would create a prototype of the product like tinkercad or using digital art programs. When creating your list of materials, it should be sorted into two categories: tooling/consumables. After all, the next step is to figure out where you would like to sell your products. There are two options: websites like eBay or creating your website. Lastly, figure out the prices of creating the product, the cost of recurring business, and how much profit is being made. It is best to have multiple products in stock before opening your shop because you'd be prepared, and the customers would be pleased.