Log of what of Nathan Atherley has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

A deep dive into fundraising

Today I learned various methods of online fundraising. After creating a stable relationship with donors, fundraising is usually the next step. A well known online fundraising method is crowdfunding, which can help one reach a large population by using an online platform. Well known crowdfunding sites are Kickstarter, Patreon, GoFundMe, and Fundable.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Last writing steps and beginnings of fundraising

Today I learned purposes of a technical writer, a transcriber, and grant writers. A technical writer has less creative freedom and focuses more on the data and details, more academically journalistic. Transcription based jobs focus more or the listening to others and translating that into text, which also requires minimum typing speed and accuracy. The main focus of grant writers is writing to big businesses/corporations with the intent of asking for money used for nonprofits and charities, as a result grant writing is heavily used when in comes to fundraising.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

a writers world pt 2: ghosting writing and guest blogging

Today I learned the purpose of a guest blogger. The main purpose of a guest blogger is to gain more exposure for their blog by offering to write for other more popular blogs in hopes of bring those blog readers to their own blog. The average pay rate for guest bloggers average from $5 to $500 per 300 to 500. While I've heard ghostwriters mention when it comes to rap and writing rap lyrics, ghostwrites can be used in other fields of writing such as writing a novel. In all cases, however, ghostwriters don't have copyright over the content.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

A writers world: copywriting and blogging

Today, I learned about copywriting and how it operates in the world of writing. While copywriting involves some writing, it's more business oriented, using writing to focus on a business's brand and marketing. An average copywriter's salary is around $46,000. I found out blog is short for "web log".

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Music production and intro to writing

Today, I learned the importance of monetizing music, specifically when it comes to music production. For instance, there are ways in which musicians can make money, such as earning streaming royalties from digital platforms, making money playing at places, etc. What I’ve learned is that most professional writers roles don’t require a college degree.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Making beats

Today, I learned the beginning steps of becoming a music producer. With the availability of a computer, a music producer can make beats purely from there without having to use real instruments. I also learned that there can be remote jobs within this industry. Requirements needed to become a professional music producer usually consist of bachelor’s degree in music, law and ethics of the industry, knowing sound editing techniques, and 3+ years of digital audio and software experience.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Digging into AI and robotics

Today I digged in dipper on the intricacies of AI, specifically robotics. I learned that robotics may not pertain to the usually android humanoids robots we may think of but robots that are programmed to work on basic assemble lines and car factories.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Learning how to monetize apps

Today I learned what tools to use to help monetizing applications after development. One important factor is knowing your audience. It's important to keep users engaged so they keep on using your app, which is also why it's important to analyze user data.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Diving into Android app development and cross platform development

Today, I learned the steps to develop Android applications. I learned the most common coding language used to develop Android apps is Java and Kotlin, while iOS (Apple) applications use a coding language called SwiftUI. I also learned the necessary steps to develop apps across both Android and Apple platforms. Microsoft Xamarin is an example of open source software that can be used to develop both Android and Apple applications.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Intro to app development

Today, I learned the necessary steps to create an apps on iOS (Apple) and Android software. I learned that instead using well known programming languages like C++ and python, app developers on iOS systems use SwiftUi. Also, learned that you can test you app on emulator to see if it works, as well as, steps to publishing your app after it's developed.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

You're hired, you're fired

Today, I learned what to do when it comes to start hiring employees for your business. The main goal when it comes to employees in relation to your business is to manage them effectively to maximize productivity and your return on investment. Also, learned what to do when needing to let go of an employee.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Financing when it comes to entrepreneurship

Today, I learned ways businesses earn funding to finance their business expenses. I learned that depending on your business, you should have a certain amount of money before actually making business related purchases and decisions. Also, learned what and what not to do when pitching a business idea to an investor.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

The planning part of entrepreneurship & business leadership

Today, I learned the importance of planning when it comes to entrepreneurship, specifically customers and market, cofounders, and exit strategy. I learned the importance of identifying your consumer, knowing your product, and knowing your competition. I learned that partnerships should be fully reviewed before committing to one. I also learned that an exit strategy is used to acquire a desirable outcome at a business's end, which usually is being acquired by a larger, more well-known business.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Intro to Entrepreneurship and having a business model

Today, I learned anyone at any stage can be an entrepreneur, it doesn't only pertain to well known people. An entrepreneur is anyone who makes money from their own business. Before one starts a business, who should start with a business model so you know who your targeted consumer is.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Gaining time management skills, and learning more about health and productivity

Today, I learned the most important time management skills are organization prioritization, goal-setting, communication, planning, and stress management (didn't know managing stress was important to time management). While I don't and will start incorporating it into my daily routine, planning your day can be a very helpful way for managing your time and it only takes a few minutes to do. I learned some times on how to incorporate healthy habits, such as excising into my daily routine. Also, I learned the important of mental health and ways to support good mental health.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Looking out for scammers, tips for networking, and gaining financial awareness

Today, I learned how to look out for scams and scammers, specifically dealing with employment. For instance, "too good to be true" offers are most likely potential scams. Another one is when jobs offer you a high rank position even though you have little to no experience. Also, for networking, you shouldn't just network for your own personal gain but also to offer help in the process. For financial literacy, I gained understanding of net salary, which refers to what you gain after taxes and expenses, budgeting for necessary essentials like rent, food, and clothing, and the resale value of certain items like clothes and electronics.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

(Tuesday) Ins and outs of web design and learning out remote jobs (Wednesday) Handling Money, Resuming Building, Interview

(Tuesday) Today, I learned about web design and how it focuses more on the creative aspect of web development, instead of coding. I also learned that employment in web design usually requires a portfolio, which contains various websites designed by them. i also learned about remote jobs and how it allows you to have a certain freedom not found in in work jobs. they allow you to create your own schedule, where most remote users to advantage to travel. (Wednesday) Learned how to endorse a check, about credit and having a credit card and handling money. Also learned what and what not to put in a resume and tips for a good interview.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

A firmer grasp on WordPress and a start on crypto and Forex

Today, I grasped a better understand on how to use WordPress. While i was able to understand what WordPress was and how to host a WordPress made site, I was still unsure on the some steps to perform certain tasks when creating a website on WordPress. Also began learning about cryptocurrency , specifically starting with learning about Bitcoin. Also began learning about Forex, also known as foreign exchange market, where traders globally exchange national currencies.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Learning the in and outs of website administration, version control, Wordpress, and beginnings of databases

Today, I learned the uses of web hosting and domain names. I learned that in order to a have website appear publicly online, you need to acquire a domain name, which can be found on web hosting sties like GoDaddy.com (which I've seen commercials of, now finally now what the site does) and HostGator. The domain name represents the unique IP address of one's website. I've also learned the basics steps of creating a website in Wordpress, which is less coding based, in comparison to creating a website in HTML. Still somewhat confused on the git commands and the use of version control.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Creating websites, learning the different roles of web developers, and Intro to stocks and investment banking

Today I learned the fundamental steps in creating a basic website layout, which only required basic coding knowledge in CSS and HTML. While javascript is also a part of web development, it was less focused on. I also learned about different roles of a web developer specifically the roles of front and back end developers, which is essentially those who work on the aesthetic and design of a web site, web designer, and the functionality of a website, web developer, respectively. Also, began learning the basics of stocks and the many different terms related to stocks and investment banking.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

The first steps to entering the field of web development

Today, I learned about the fundamentals of web development covering the basic concepts used when coding in HTML, CSS, and Javascript, as well as, learning the employment/job aspects of web development. I learned that while web developing jobs do pay well, you shouldn't go in for it just for the money or you won't be successful. I've also learned that in this field, it requires constant learning and patience. Web developing jobs also allow you to work from home and usually involves just yourself when doing work, which means you spend most of the time working by yourself.