Log of what of Shuo Chen has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 19, 2022

What is it like to be a mobile app developer

Mobile apps seem to have taken over the world because of the fact that millions of people would use them in their daily life and because of that, it allows mobile app developers to be able to make a lot of money from creating the apps, in the US, the average salary for a mobile app developer is over $105K so I think this is definitely the type of job that will attract a lot of people. In addition, I think doing this job could also be very difficult because if someone developed an app with only very few users that use it, then the app might not be that successful and the developer might not be able to make a lot of money. On the other hand, the developer should also know about what needs to be done to make improvements to the apps so as to attract people and as a way to grow their app.

Thu. Aug. 18, 2022

The amount of salary for a business analyst and what does it do

I learned that the average salary for a business analyst is about $93,000 every year and I personally think this salary area is the part that might attract a lot of people because this amount of salary is more than the amount that the average Americans in the US earns. In addition, what business analyst do is they will help to find a solution for the companies if the companies encounter any problem or issue that need to be solved. In addition, this job mainly works with the stockholders, and it is responsible for helping the companies to overcome some challenging tasks so it is very important to find the right business analyst for the companies since they really do play a huge role in it and could determine whether or not the companies will be successful in the future.

Wed. Aug. 17, 2022

The role of technical recruiter

I learned that the role of a technical recruiter is to help find the candidate that might fit the technical jobs. In addition, I believe that this role is very important because if this role wasn't playing well, then the candidate might not be able to get the technical job done well and companies might struggle a lot if some of the roles weren't being performed well. However, some of the skills that are required in order to master this career are to have great written and verbal skills, analytical skills, and critical thinking skills while a person should have depth knowledge of this industry in order to be able to do this job well.

Tue. Aug. 16, 2022

What makes contract so important?

I learned that contract is very important because it is an agreement between two or more parties and the contract includes information on all of the parties that were involved, dates, and signature. In addition, the contract might also include the offers that are being made and the exchanges between the parties. However, it is important to understand a lot of the details clearly before signing a contract. For example, if something isn't very clear and we don't trust the person who gave us the contract, then it wouldn't make sense for us to sign the contract. On the other hand, signing a contract could still be very important considering that it reveals that we are confident, and we trust the other person, but we should be careful of the details that are on the contract in order to protect ourselves and as a way to stay safe.

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

The importance of product management

I learned that product management is very important because it allows the tasking product managers to think about the reasons why their products are unique, and this allows the managers to continue to make changes to their products so as to make improvements to them while also being able to attract a lot of customers to purchase these products. However, when making adjustments to the products, it is important to understand that this requires the team's opinions and ideas because being able to release a product requires a lot of work, so it is essential to separate this amount of work equally so that the person wouldn't feel too much pressure and that in order for the product to do well, ideas and concepts are needed to be applied to the products to figure out what is working and what isn't.

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

The steps that it takes to improve the hiring process

I learned that when hiring employees, it might be important to include the job description and include information on the type of employees that you are specifically looking for so that the job applicants could know whether or not they fit the requirements or not. In addition, it might be nice to include the opening position that are available so that the people who are applying for a job might have a sense of what they will do in the future beforehand when they got the job. Furthermore, we would also have to review the applicant's resume and applications when choosing which employees to select so it is important to review these things carefully since there are a specific number of employees that the companies could select and not everyone can be chosen. Lastly, it would be nice to do an interview with the job applicants as a way to get to know them more, this way, you could also get to know what their character is like.

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

Fundraising appeal for nonprofit crowdfunding

I learned that when it comes to a social crowdfunding campaign, one of the goals we have in mind could always be to raise a lot of money for our causes, but it is also very difficult to get the supporters to focus on our causes because there are many important causes in our world already so it is important to have audiences to listen about why your causes are important and why we should focus on these causes. In addition, it is very important for us to be able to inform and motivate in order to stay connected with our targeted audience. On the other hand, you might know your campaign very well but it is important to be aware that your audience might only have a little bit of knowledge of them so it is very important to share and provide clear information about your causes so that they could have a clear understanding of the changes you want to make for the world.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

How to look for signs of modeling scamming

I learned that it is important to be aware of scams so as to stay safe and not provide them with things that aren't necessary, for example, someone might tell you that you are the future of the company but this could also mean that you are becoming a victim of the modeling scamming, while it could be difficult to tell the difference, there are still signs when the modeling can be a scam, for example, the agency wants you to pay them or that they guarantee that you are able to make a high salary in the future and that they try to rush you to sign their contract. On the other hand, agencies usually won't ask you to pay for things such as a photo shoot or to secure your spot for the job and they don't make promises about things such as you will make a high salary because different jobs or roles could make different amount of money and you should be getting enough time to think and choose whether or not you want to sign the contract which means that if they try to rush you, be aware that it could be a scam.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Being a voice actor

I learned that being a voice actor means that you are able to make money using your voice and that your voice is like your business. However, having a great voice doesn't mean that you could become a voice actor, it could take a lot of time and effort for a person to become a voice actor which means that although having a nice voice might be important for this career, but it takes more than just that if a person would like to make this as their full-time career. In addition, voice actors have flexible working hours which means that you can work from anywhere you like at any time so I believe this is the part that might be able to attract a lot of people if they enjoy speaking and enjoy the flexibility and this could be a career for them to also really enjoy when working.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

The importance of making donation to help people in need

I learned that there are about 1.7 million young people who are experiencing homelessness and they might have become homeless for the reasons of escaping from their abusive families, being kicked out, or being unable to pay their rent. In addition, these young people are going through a very challenging time and might be depressed, they might have chosen to drop out of school which means they might not be able to get a quality education so it is important to help out these people to the best of our ability since they are the future of the society while everyone struggles at some point in their life so it is important to help out one another because that is what a community is. Lastly, if we help out these people, they will be able to have a bright future and be able to help out more people in need in the future.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Get pay to complete online surveys

I learned that there are a lot of surveys out there that we could complete and earn some quick cash. In addition, these surveys could be completed in only a few minutes, and we could get paid a lot of money for simply sharing out our opinions and ideas while companies are willing to pay us to do that. However, I felt this is a great way to earn money since we are not only helping out the companies but we are also making money from it so I believe that this is a nice opportunity for a lot of people to take advantage of since by doing this, they could become closer to the companies they are doing the surveys for and in the future, people could even start to do some collaborations with the companies once the companies felt these people are the ones they can trust working with.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

The steps behind learning data entry

I learned that most business jobs require data entry and some of the stuff that is required to do are entering the sale figure into a spreadsheet, being able to type fast and accurately while also having customer service skills. In addition, it is important to master the basic skills if we want to be able to quickly get a job or get a business degree so that it could help to look nice on our resume. Lastly, there is a requirement of how many words we are expected to be able to type per minute so we should practice that if we felt like we are not confident in that area, taking lessons could be nice if we aren't confident in using a computer or practice using the office equipment such as a printer if we aren't comfortable using that, if we practice using that, then we would feel more confident using it when we have to use it and won't struggle.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Providing services in exchange for money

I learned that when we offer to provide services, we could make money from that although we might not make a lot of money, it is money that we could earn right away. In addition, I learned that the amount of time we are awake matters for the job of providing services because it impacts the amount of money we make, so having flexible hours and being able to provide quality services is probably really important if we want to do this job. Lastly, I felt that to do this job, being able to find a quiet working place is a requirement since we want to be able to focus and not get distracted by the sound or noises around us while stable internet is important as well because we don't want that to be a factor that is preventing us from providing the quality services.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Life as a grant writer

I learned that being a grant writer means that they might have to work with nonprofits and help clients out by making sure that they have a chance of getting the grants they applied for. In addition, I believe that this job requires knowing the process well because if we don't understand this part well, we might not be able to help out the clients as much as possible and we might even struggle so it is important that we understand and do well on our parts in order to help them out. Lastly, I learned that there could be a lot of data that are being involved in the grant data jobs and it is important that we know how to secure the funds because the more we do that, the more people might want to actually hire us.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Life being as transcriptionist

I learned that typing accuracy and being able to type fast is important for transcriptionist jobs and being a transcriptionist might mean that you have a passion for learning because it is a requirement for you to cover a variety of topics to deliver to your customers. In addition, having strong listening skills is important since we might encounter a lot of problems such as background noises so being able to listen carefully while someone is giving a speech is important since we also want to respect the people who are giving the speeches. Lastly, I learned that this job requires you to complete work in a timely manner which means that you have to be able to get stuff done at a specific time so it is really important for a person to be able to organize their time efficiently and I think this is an area I should work on if I want to do this job.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

The challenge behind technical writing

I learned that technical writing could be a valuable skill to master, but it is also very difficult to do that because it could be a very time-consuming process for us to understand the materials first and have enough knowledge of them before delivering them to the readers. In addition, it is also very important for us to be very specific and as detailed as possible so we wouldn't confuse the readers. Lastly, I learned that technical writers are like lifelong learners, so it is very important for us to be an expert on the field we are focusing on while it is essential to plan before we write since we wouldn't want to keep going back to our document to revise it since that could be quite stressful, so it is better to organize our thought process before writing down anything.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Working from home customer service

I learned that because of the quarantine, a lot of remote jobs are available especially in customer services since a lot of companies need employees for these. However, these jobs aren't for everyone since not everyone likes to work independently, and they might enjoy working in person because that might motivate them more. In addition, when working remotely, it could be nice to work in a quiet place or like an office so you wouldn't get distracted, and it is important to not work in a place that makes you feel very comfortable since that could ruin your productivity which might prevent you from getting the important things done. Moreover, an internet connection is very important when working remotely since if we are working with customers, we want to help them out as much as possible without letting them wait for us too long while communication skills are also important since we want to make sure we leave our points clear so people wouldn't misunderstand us.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

The idea behind backlinks

I learned that backlinks are the sites that can be leading to your website while the more authoritative website that can link to you, the better because that way your website will be able to grow, and it could start to attract a lot of people as well. However, I learned that this website could be difficult to be built and it is important for it to be unique so that people could find it and be able to become a part of it. In addition, I also learned that guest blogging could help build your relationship with your audience while allowing your social media followers to grow which could allow your website to grow and make a lot of money.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Being a guest blogger

I learned that blogging is one way that businesses would use to try to inform their services and products to their customers, being a guest blogger means a person that you would invite outside your company so as to write a blog that would later be used on your website. In addition, I think this job is a great way to work with different companies and to see which one you like to work with the most so that you can build a long-term relationship with that company. However, I also learned that it is important to understand what your goals are when working as a guest blogger so that you could know what you want to accomplish and continue to work at it while seeking opportunities is also important because you want to also define companies that you will be a great fit for.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Making money as a blogger

I learned that it is possible to make a lot of money by being a blogger but in order to do that, it is important to keep publishing and stay updated so that the fans will grow to allow you to be able to make more money. In addition, I learned that a person needs to have compassion in writing in order to become a successful blogger because if we aren't enjoying what we are doing, we might not be able to do it for a long period of time and might end up quit doing it. Lastly, from an article I read today, I learned that the person who wrote the article was a blogger, published at least 3 times a week, and as the years goes on, he was able to make a lot of money by doing what he loves and enjoy allowing him to live in an expensive city with his family.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

The process of publishing a book

I learned that if someone ever plans to publish a book, then this could be a really long process because we would have to submit them to an agent before the book gets published and these books might go through some rejections before hopefully getting accepted which I believe this could really be very discouraging for a lot of people because they might felt that their hard work was for nothing and a lot of time was being wasted. In addition, when waiting for the process for the book to be published, the writers won't be able to make money immediately so they might have to find other things to do and make some income this way. Lastly, I believe having patience is very important because if a person has that, then this person wouldn't rush through the process and might actually enjoy it while being able to accept themselves when they aren't being accepted.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Making money through writing

Today I learned that if a person really enjoys writing, that person could try making money through this although most careers that involve writing don't get paid very high, things such as writing a magazine article are still something we could consider if we really enjoy writing. However, being able to write very fast is very important because the faster we can write, the more money we will earn and I also learned today that it is really important to write articles that we are interested in or have a lot of knowledge about since that way, we will be able to write that article well and have a lot of ideas for that article.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Video format for Facebook

I learned that knowing the best video format for Facebook is very important especially if a person is trying to make money off of social media like this. In addition, this is because Facebook is a great competitor to YouTube so the video quality will look different, it is also important to note the resolutions that we set the videos to be since most people might prefer to watch the video or use social media from their phones rather than a laptop so setting the video at higher resolutions might not be necessary in this case since if watch videos from a very high resolution, it could take up a long time to load up the videos. Lastly, it is important to have the proper format for Facebook so they will be entertaining for the fans to watch, and they could choose to leave a like and comment or share the videos. Therefore, it is important to make sure the videos are interesting and unique so the fans would want to share them since that could also allow our Facebook account to grow and we could be able to earn more money because of that.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

The importance of business model

I learned that the business models are very important because they could include information on what companies might plan to sell in order to make a profit. Moreover, I felt this model allows companies to stay organized because they know what their goals and targets are, and they will also continue to improve the models as a way to stay on top of things while overcoming the challenges that they might face. Furthermore, with the business model, it might help the investors out since they might be able to know what companies they are interested in working with after reading the models which reveal how important the business models really are since without it, it could prevent companies from achieving their goals and might not be able to attract investors.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Making money through digital goods

I learned that digital goods are not something that is tangible which means that it is not things that could be touched or felt because they aren't physical objects and are considered as virtual things. In addition, digital goods are something that we could create and keep making money from it until we are no longer able to make profits from them or that the public isn't interested in our digital goods anymore, but we could always add more things to it to make it interesting so people would want to buy it again. On the other hand, it is possible that we put in a lot of efforts on the digital goods without making money from it but when we do make money, we could really make a lot of it so I still think this is something that I could try especially when I am able to make money without many costs.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Artificial Intelligence could be the future

I learned that artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is like a computer controlling the robots to perform activities that are usually done by humans which allows people to be able to rely on technology on getting difficult tasks done. On the other hand, while AI may seem to be the future since it is able to help people get a lot of things done, it could also be considered a threat because companies might not require as many workers as compared in the past which could create challenges for people finding job opportunities. Lastly, AI could be very expensive to build which means if it failed to complete certain tasks, more money might be needed for the AI to continue to develop which could take up a lot of money and not be worth it.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Life being as a web developer

I learned that being a web developer could means that the life for that person could be quite flexible especially when the person can choose when and where they want to do the job. However, I learned that this job isn’t for everyone because being a web developer means that the person is okay with working with a laptop for a long period of time while also staying alone, this means that there wouldn’t really be engagement between the employees to discuss about a specific topic since everyone is just working alone. On the other hand, this job gets pay quite well so this could still be a job that I think a lot of people could consider due to the flexible hours although I felt that this job might not be for me since I don’t enjoy working alone and I like to communicate with others. In addition, being a web developer might means having to solve a lot of problems entirely on our own and I would like to get help from others when I am struggling with something.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Blockchain vs bitcoin

Today, after reading a few articles, I learned that blockchain and bitcoin are similar, but they aren't the same thing. For example, blockchains are blocks that can contain information while bitcoin could be considered as something that is less complex because blockchains could have a lot of data and once it is stored, it could be very challenging if we want to change up the data. Lastly, after reading the articles, I felt that it could be more difficult to have a bitcoin than to have a blockchain because in order to have a bitcoin, a blockchain is required to have. On the other hand, bitcoin is not a requirement to have if we want to obtain blockchain.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Grow money by investing

Today, I learned that it is possible to make a lot of money through investing but there could also be a lot of risks behind it. In addition, from the articles and videos, I learned that we should only invest the amount of money we are comfortable with losing because if someone were to invest a lot of money, it is possible for that person to end up losing them all. However, even though there are a lot of risks when investing our money, it is still something worth trying since we are able to grow the money and reduce risks if we are using the right techniques.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Being a great leader

Today, after navigating the Techie Youth website, reading some articles, and watching videos, I learned that great leaders require being able to focus on yourself and not worry about what other people think because these are the people that have goals in mind while knowing what they want. In addition, these are very likely going to be the people who will come very far in life because they know how to handle failures and are not afraid of starting everything from the beginning if they fail.