Log of what of Kalin Yuen has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

Social themes Snapchat - Techie Youth

Snapchat is a messaging app where you can send videos, photos and messages that disappear to your friends. You can also post stories of videos or photos that your followers can see. You can grow on Snapchat by sharing your QR code and inviting contacts. You can profit off Snapchat by consistently posting and gaining a fanbase, therefore you can reach out to companies to do brand deals. You can also enable Snap Ads, or make your own Geofilters to put on the app.

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

Social themes - Techie Youth

Twitter is a social network that consists of different niches such as: celebrities, world news, games, health, and sports. You can grow on twitter by tweeting consistently, posting visual content, using hashtags, and engaging with others. You can earn money on twitter by reaching out to brands to do sponsors, or by using SponsoredTweets or PaidPerTweet. Pinterest consists of boards that you can post with niches such as: fashion, beauty, health, fitness, food, and more. You can use Canva or PicMonkey to modify your posts to fit a certain theme. You can grow on Pinterest by consistently posting, engaging, and using hashtags.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Social themes - Techie Youth

The most popular theme pages on TikTok are cooking, comedy, fashion/beauty, dancing, and fitness. Having unique content will grab the attention of viewers, and by having a lasting impression. Having good quality videos, hosting lives, being consistent, and using trending hashtags and music are also ways to grow on TikTok. The main way creators make money on TikTok is by doing sponsorships with brands who pay per post. WeChat is different from other social networks since it allows you to connect your bank so you can pay for things like shopping, train tickets, etc. WeChat official accounts are groups to gather followers to promote products. Facebook has groups which gather people who have the same interests/opinions. You can make a profit from making a group by running ads or joining a affiliate marketing program.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Social themes - Techie Youth

There are many ways to help grow your Instagram account such as: posting consistently, post engaging stories with polls, collaborate with other creators or brands, use the right hashtags, and use Instagram insights for your analytics. Having more followers gives you more opportunities to get monetized. You can make your Instagram account more profitable by reaching out to brands directly, or by listing yourself on an influencer marketplace.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Social themes - Techie Youth

You can build a large following on many social media platforms. Specifically on Instagram, you should have a specific niche that falls under a certain theme such as: Health & beauty, fitness, travel, cooking, fashion, or lifestyle. You should do research on other accounts with the same theme as yours to get inspiration. Also, editing is a very important part of Instagram to improve the look and color theme of your feed. There are many ways to earn profit from your account after gaining a following, by partnering with companies.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

SEO ranking - Techie Youth

The SEO ranking of your website depends on many factors. These include having a fast page loading speed, keywords in the URL and titles, being linked in other websites, the relevancy of the content on your website, and how unique that content is. The primary types of featured snippets on Google are table, paragraph, and list.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Content creation - Techie Youth

In order to first start up a niche website, you should have about 30 articles already written to post on your website, and to drive traffic. Another way to improve your website's search ranking is to use a lot of relevant keywords. To find these keywords, you should do keyword researching. You can start off with writing your own content since it's cheaper, but eventually you can hire writers. You can use Upwork to hire writers, but the downside to this is that you will have to manage the writers and go through the process of hiring.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Niche websites - Techie Youth

When creating a niche website you want to choose a more specific niche over a general one. This way you attract more people since it would be a topic that isn't talked about much that people are interested in. You can use Google Trends to search for topics that people search up for a lot and has interest in. Your niche website needs a domain name which is the address to your website. This domain name makes it easier for people to look up your website instead of typing in ip address numbers. Additionally, you can use WordPress which is a very popular platform, to build and publish your website.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Art galleries and platforms - Techie Youth

There are many social networks where art can be displayed or sold such as: DeviantArt, Ello, ArtStation, Coroflot, and more. Some social media platforms that artists use to display and market their artwork are: Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, actual art galleries have many aspects that need to be taken into consideration. An art gallery owner has to be passionate about their gallery since there are many funds and efforts needed to run it. These funds include rent, insurance, utilities, transportation, equipment, furniture, employees, and so much more. Usually galleries selectively show artists' work to clients in the beginning to see how clients respond and if the artist is easy to work with.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

How to sell art online - Techie Youth

There are many platforms to sell your art and to promote your art online. First there is a 4Ps method that can be used to sell art which stands for Promise, Picture, Proof, Pitch. It is also important to only have a single call-to-action which makes your pitch more effective. You can sell art on Facebook, Etsy, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and much more. You should use keywords in your posts to capture the right audience for your art, and use features like polls and quizzes to engage with your audience. It is also good to have a consistent art style and story throughout all of your pieces so that your artwork is recognizable. Being consistent with your pricing across platforms is also important to keeping customers.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Digital Assets - Techie Youth

There are many forms of digital assets such as: writing your own ebook, making a webinar, online course, podcast, mobile apps, Instagram filters, and much more. To start a podcast you must plan out certain things like: a specific topic, a name, the format, how to edit, and launching. I chose to sell photos to the Adobe stock website. I chose photos that could be used in many situations and were clear and nicely vibrant. I submitted a sunflower farm, sunset, and flower picture. I had to enter in keywords relating to the pictures so that they would show up in searches. Now, I am waiting for the system to review my photos to see how much I can earn from them.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Stocks, online trading - Techie Youth

Stocks are a type of investment that represents an ownership share in a company. Investors purchase stocks that they predict will go up in value over time. If the price of a stock you have goes up, you can sell it for profit. A common stock is a share in a company's profits and common stock owners can earn dividends which are payments made on a regular basis. A preferred stock is similar to a bond and pays a fixed dividend. These stock prices are more consistent than common ones which means it's less likely to lose value but also less likely to gain value. I also learned how to look at stock charts to predict future prices by looking at trend lines in the past.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Selling Crafts / Creating a business plan - Techie Youth

I learned the different aspects of what goes into starting a business. The first thing is coming up with an idea that can make profit and is popular enough to get customers. You need to consider your competitors and how your product compares to theirs. You also need to calculate the tooling and consumables cost to figure out how much money you need for production. Along with these costs, you also need to figure out the fees taken from your sales by the marketplace you decide to sell your products on. Taking all of these into account, you can then calculate how much profit you would make from this business and you can determine whether this would be a successful business. With a clear and thought out business plan, you can start a business smoothly.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Business models and profit - Techie Youth

A business model is a description of how your business is run, but at the same time you need a competitive strategy to explain how you would do better than your rivals. After establishing a potential business model, consult with experts and potential customers to further validate your idea. A big thing you must get used to is failing, as many businesses fail. You should be able to move on from projects that don't end up succeeding. Additionally, you should be able to set realistic goals and not ones that are unreachable. This way you don't set too high of standards and you'd be able to walk away easier. Lastly, a profit model is needed to lay out the value proposition of a business. Things to consider are the production, rent, advertising, and commission of your business.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Basics of starting a business and what it takes to be a leader - Techie Youth

A business should start with an idea that pertains to a certain demographic. It must somehow satisfy that demographic in their interests, or help them solve a problem. An example could be creating a razor monthly subscription business marketed towards women who shave often. However, you should not get too attached to ideas because they don't always work out and that's okay. Be ready to walk away from those ideas that don't go all the way through. Also, it may seem appealing to start a business with a friend but that might not work out due to differences in ideas or business personalities. Lastly, being a leader is important in running a business but not everyone is fit to be one. A leader can not have a loving mentality, and should have a leadership personality instead. They must be able to set rules and to not be afraid of repercussions that may occur during the journey of their business. All in all, there are many aspects to consider before starting up a business and a lot of planning is needed.