Log of what of Suribelkis Toribio has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 19, 2022

Learning how a product manager can better their communication skills

Today at Techie Youth I learned how a Product Manager can Better their communication skills. Product Managers are directly responsible for synthesizing the voices and needs of senior stakeholders, the product team, and customers. For in person communication skills it mostly takes place in one of the following 3: meetings, presentations and conference calls. Some ways to better your communication skills in a meeting is by having an Agenda,Timeframe and Take notes. During a presentation ways to better with your body language, practicing and even telling a story. For better communication skills during a conference call remember the 2:1 ration ( two ears and one mouth), Voice control, and send material advance, conference calls can be prone to focus and context becoming lost as different voices compete to be heard and understood.

Thu. Aug. 18, 2022

Learning about Wireframe

Today at Techie Youth I learned about Wireframe. A Wireframe is essentially the blueprints that communicate the structure of the site or software being built. Wireframes are commonly used to lay out content and functionality on a page which takes into account UI design and UX design. Theres a few steps you need to follow to create a wireframe. These steps are Decide whether you need a wireframe tool or not, Know what your focus is,Know what your focus is and lastly Sketch it and test it out. In your wireframe you should include Information displayed, How different modules, buttons, etc. are placed, Rules for showing different information, and How different scenarios affect the display. Wireframes organize the many details in a product and inspire the creative designer with the final design.Wireframes can be created by business analysts, information architects, interaction designers, UX designers, graphic designers, programmers, and product managers. But these roles are not the only ones who benefit from a wireframe. Rules such as business stakeholders, developers, Information architects and Business Analysts use it as well.

Wed. Aug. 17, 2022

Learning how to publish an book/ebook

Today at Techie Youth I learned how to publish a ebook. A few steps to follow when thinking about publish an ebook are to write a strong book, Create an amazon KDP account, Format your ebook for publishing, upload your ebook to KDP, Choose your ebook Publisher date, Build your book launch, Create hype for your ebook, Publish your ebook and Create emphasis for it on your site. Theres many benefits that come with writing an ebook. Some benefits of writing an ebook are In 2022, ebook sales are projected to account for about one tenth of all book sales, a big segment of a huge market, Ebooks sell easier online,Ebooks can be used to grow your business more so than physical books,You make a bigger profit from ebooks, You can grow your blog and its income,Passive income, You help save trees, You can embed links directly to your site and products you sell and They’re cheaper to produce.

Tue. Aug. 16, 2022

Learning about commodities

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about commodity. A commodity is a basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other goods of the same type. Two types of traders trade commodity futures are buyers and producers and speculators.Buyers and producers of commodities that use commodity futures contracts for the hedging purposes for which they were originally intended. The speculators are traders who trade in the commodities markets for the sole purpose of profiting from the volatile price movements. There's many different types of commodity trading strategies. Beginners can start with strategies such as Range trading, Breakouts and Fundamental trading. There's also a few risk to worry about with commodity. Such as risky proposition and Risks,Rewards and Volatility.

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

Learning about REIT's

Today at Techie Youth I learned about REITs. REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns, operates, or finances income-producing properties.Most REITs lease space and collect rents, then distribute that income as dividends to shareholders. To qualify as an REIT, a company must comply with certain Internal Revenue Code (IRC) provisions. The company must meet these requirements Invest at least 75% of total assets in real estate, cash, or U.S. Treasuries,Earn at least 75% of gross income from rents, interest on mortgages that finance real property, or real estate sales,Pay a minimum of 90% of taxable income in the form of shareholder dividends each year,Be an entity that’s taxable as a corporation,Be managed by a board of directors or trustees, Have at least 100 shareholders after its first year of existence and Have no more than 50% of its shares held by five or fewer individuals. There are many different types of REIRs but the main ones are equity and mortgage.

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

Learning about Blockchain

Today at Techie Youth I learned about blockchains. Going into this unit I had no Idea what a blockchain was, now I have a pretty good understanding. A blockchain is a distributed database or ledger that is shared among the nodes of a computer network. As a database, a blockchain stores information electronically in digital format.A database usually structures its data into tables, whereas a blockchain, as its name implies, structures its data into chunks (blocks) that are strung together.The goal of blockchain is to allow digital information to be recorded and distributed, but not edited.Blockchain technology achieves decentralized security and trust in several ways.Blockchain technology was first outlined in 1991 by Stuart Haber and W. Scott Stornetta, two researchers who wanted to implement a system where document timestamps could not be tampered with.Blockchain is actually a reliable way of storing data about other types of transactions as well. Some companies that have already incorporated blockchain include Walmart, Pfizer, AIG, Siemens, Unilever, and a host of others. Some pros of a blockchain is that it Improved accuracy by removing human involvement in verification,Cost reductions by eliminating third-party verification, Decentralization makes it harder to tamper with, Transactions are secure, private, and efficient,Transparent technology and Provides a banking alternative and a way to secure personal information for citizens of countries with unstable or underdeveloped governments.

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

Learning about Forex

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about forex. Prior to today I hav heard about people doing forex here and there but didn't really have a full understanding on what it was. Forex is the global electronic marketplace for trading international currencies and currency derivatives.Forex exists so that large amounts of one currency can be exchanged for the equivalent value in another currency at the current market rate.Currencies being traded are listed in pairs, such as USD/CAD, EUR/USD, or USD/JPY. The forex market is unique for several reasons, the main one being its size. The average trading in the Foreign exchange market is $6.6 trillion a day.The forex market is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, in major financial centers across the globe. Forex is different from other markets because there's fewer rules, fees and commissions vary widely among brokers, you have full access since the market is open 24/7 and lastly you have more leverage The forex market allows for leverage up to 50:1 in the U.S. and even higher in some parts of the world.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Learning What Regression Testing is

Today at Techie Youth I learned about what regression testing is. Regression Testing basically is software testing that verifies recent changes either to the program or code didn’t negatively impact the existing features of the software. The benefits of regression testing is that it helps find major defects after an update and soon enough so that it can be fixed with minimal impact on customers. It creates a risk mitigation strategy so that companies can stay ahead of the curve with changes and fix problems before they really become issues. It modifies code for new features so that the software can still meet any requirements or business flows without causing problems. Lastly It can run 24/7 which frees up testers for exploratory testing.You can manage regression testing by Test Case Certification,Execution Schedule, Execution From the Main CI Engine, Maintenance and Improvements, Analysis and Continuous Testing. The best practices for Regression Testing are to Understand Scope,Clarify Requirements, Stay Up-to-Date on Regression Suites, Automate the Right Tests, Stay on Top of Change, Organize Processes, Track ROI and Grade Test Scenarios.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Learning how to make a customer satisfaction Survey

Today a Techie Youth I learned how to make a customer satisfaction survey. The reason why Customer satisfaction surveys are important is because with customer satisfaction a brand is able to differentiate themselves in a crowded and competitive marketplace. Plus bad Customer satisfaction can harm your brand because and average population in the U.S will tell about 16 people about their poor Customer Experience.Some good practices for a Customer satisfaction survey are keep it short you want to be as clear and concise as you can. Only ask questions that fulfill your end goal, Every question in your survey should have and purpose and a strong case on why is included.Construct smart, open-ended questions, ask one question at a time, Make rating scales consistent ,Avoid leading and loaded questions, Make use of yes/no questions, Get specific and avoid assumptions,Think about your timing and lastly Offer survey respondents a bonus.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Learning how to be a Product Manager

Today at a techie youth I learned how to become a product manager. A product manager is a professional role that is responsible for the development of products for an organization, known as the practice of product management. There are some core competencies that every product manager must have. These core competencies include: conducting customer interviews and user testing, running design sprints, feature prioritization and road map planning, the art of resource allocation (it is not a science, performing market assessments, translating business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa, pricing and revenue modeling, defining and tracking success metrics. Some traits a product manager must have are Relationship management, Self-awareness, Self-management, and Social awareness. Some traits a company might want/look for is Technical skill.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Learning how to be a Virtual assistant

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about how to be a virtual assistant. Prior to today I didn't Know that there was such thing as a virtual assistant. A virtual Assistant is an independent contractor that provides administrative services to clients while not being physically in the clients office. I learned about the skills that you need and how to build these skills up. Skills you will need to be a virtual assistant are Personal time management and a tool you can use to master this is Google Calendar , Bookkeeping a good tool to use to master this skill is quickbooks, scheduling and correspondence Microsoft Outlook is a good tool to use to master this skill, Lead Generation a good tool to use to master this skill is salesforce, Content Management a good tool to master this skill is WordPress , Social Media management Hootsuite is a good tool to help master this skill, E-Commerce support A tool that can help you master this skill is Shopify, Writing Google docs is an amazing tool to use to improve this skill, Proofreading Grammaly is a an amazing tool to help master this skill ( I actually use it whenever I'm typing any professional emails or documents) Hemingway is also another good tool, Project management Trello and Asana are good tools to use for this skill and lastly for Data Entry Udermy is a good tool to use.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Learning how to conduct a video interview

Today at Techie youth I learned how to conduct a video interview. Due to covid-19 a lot of Companies have taken their workforce online. Since everything got moved online a video interview is the best option. Some ways to prepare for an online interview is to outline a process, choose, install and test your equipment, notify candidates as soon as possible, set up a good interviewing space and set up a feedback process. When/ while conducting the interview make sure to be conscious of your body language, dress appropriately, highlight your company culture, review past interviews and take notes, be considerate and compassionate, ask consistent questions, consider pre-recorded interviews, have a backup plan, silence your phone and mute notifications and lastly log on early.As to where can you hold this meeting? there's many different softwares you can use such as Zoom, Google hangouts meet, Skype, Cisco Webex Meetings, Microsoft teams, Gotomeeting, Join.Me, Cisco Jabber, BlueJeans and UberConference.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Learning how write a job Descriptions

Today at Techie Youth I learned how to write a job description. By writing a job description will help you understand what you are fully looking for in an employee. When writing a job description you should keep in mind these 3 things: to list the essentials, in order, Help applicants visualize what it’s like to work at your company, and Define what it means to succeed at your company.Your job description should be simple and clear.The order you should list the essentials is: Job Title, Summary, Responsibilities, Requirements/Preferences, Benefits, and Call to action.When Writing a job description you should always try to help the applicant be able to visualize themselves in that position. Lastly define success at your Organization. By expressing the unique characteristics you are looking for it will help set seekers expectations

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Learning how to drive more traffic to your webpage

Today at Techie Youth I learned many different ways you can bring more people to view your website.At first I thought that all of the ways to do this would require money but there are some free ways to do this. Such as Optimize your free Google Business Profile, Perform on-page SEO, Get listed in online directories, Build backlinks, Post to social media, Include hashtags in your posts, Use landing pages, Target long-tail keywords, Start email marketing, Guest blog, Engage online and Learn from your analytics.Theres also the way to gain more traffic to your webpage by paying way. Which in my opinion would be a faster way to get your page known by people because it would be in more noticeable places. But the paid way to get more people to visit your website is by Google Ads, Google maps advertising, Social media advertising, Display advertising and Retargeting.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Learning how to make money on snapchat

Today at Techie Youth I learned how I can make money through snapchat. There's different ways you can monetize on snap. Ways such as Create content of excellent quality, Use your numbers to advertise for other brands/companies, Sell pictures on Snapchat, Use Snap Ads to advertise your business, Try out affiliate marketing, Promote your events with custom-made Geofilters, Sell your shout-outs and Get Snapchat lenses for your business or promote on. When monetizing on snap you have to keep in mind that consistency is key, to be creative and always work on improving your potential clientele. Also some mistakes you should try to avoid is using all methods at once, focusing entirely on product showcasing, making many posts and snaps in a day, not using Snapchat metrics and not having a strategy or not sticking to your strategy.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Learning many ways to to use Facebook

Today at Techie Youth I learned different ways that you can monetize a Facebook group. Theres many ways to do so.For example, you can sell products, Create a shop, promote products and services, affiliate marketing, promote your cover image, grow Marketing and sales funnels, get customers and clients, charge membership and subscriptions fee, etc.... I also learned about the many ways you can use Facebook marketing. For example, you have facebooks ads, business pages, Facebook marketplace and Facebook groups. Theres different types of Facebook ads such as image ads, video ads, carousel ads and collection ads. With a Facebook group you can build hype around products, promote brand events, start conversation about your business and engage with your followers. With a Business page you can set up appointments, answer questions, share promotions and nurture people to download an app.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Learning how to monetize a niche

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about monetizing a niche.Theres a lot of different ways to do so but the two easiest ways are to be an affiliate and run display ads.With affiliate offers you can target buyer intent keywords with high conversion rates, You don’t have to deal with customer service, You can easily set up multiple streams of income, and You can use affiliate marketing to springboard to new opportunities later. With display ads you can monetize every page of your site, monetize every visitor to your site, and Ad management companies allow you to have a higher EPMV than ever before. Theres also a more advanced way to monetize your niche site. To do that you will have to start creating your own products based off of best-selling affiliate offers and use email marketing to run promotions and send people back to your content.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Learning about Exit Strategy

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about exit strategies. An exit strategy is a plan performed by an investor, trader, venture capitalist, or business owner to sell their company. There's many different kinds of exit strategies. Such as an IOP, a strategic acquisition, and management buyout. I also learned a way to help chose which exit strategy is best for you. To be able to choose you'll have to take into consideration things such as your future role in the business, Evaluate your liquidity needs, Think about your company's future potential, Consider the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley, Assess market conditions, and Consider a dual-track approach. Prior to today I didn't know an exit strategy was used to leave your company. I always thought that the CEO would just chose someone else to be in charge. I Didn't know you could sell the company to a whole different company.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Leaning about Profit model

Today at Techie Youth I learned about the different kinds of profit models and the components. Prior to today I didn't know anything about profit models. moving forward I know that a profit model is a company’s plan that aims to make the business profitable and viable. The different kinds of profit models are Production, Rental/leasing, Advertising, and Commission model. The components to a profit model are the key to making a business profitable. These Components are Production and operating, sales and marketing, and delivery of goods and services. Without a profit model business will be operating blindly and will be much less likely to become profitable.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Learning about Entrepreneurship

Today at Techie Youth I learned how what kind of skills I need to become an entrepreneur. Prior to today I really had no interest in starting my own business. But after watching a few videos of the day in the life of an entrepreneur I'm starting to reconsider it. I learn that the top five skills and entrepreneur should have if they want to be successful are Communication, Sales, Focus, Ability to learn, and business Strategy. I also learned the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Being that there are risk to becoming and entrepreneur. Such as you can possibly lose all your money. But also you can make millions as long as you pick the right business and find the right target audience (customers).

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Learning how to deal with stress

Today at Techie Youth I learned how to deal with stress and also how to control my emotions a little better.This lesson was very useful to me because I tend to let the little things ruin my day.A Technique I learned today is whenever I get mad or irritated to go look in the mirror or my phone camera and smile as wide as I can for at least 10 seconds while looking at myself. This theory claims that my emotions will change and I will feel a lot better of course I will still be upset at the situation but just not as upset or mad as I was prior to looking into a mirror/phone camera. Another way Learned how to deal with stress is to not let other people control me. In the sense that if someone where to say some unkind words about be instead of reacting in a crazy way I should just pay no mind to them because in reality when a person makes those kind of mean remarks towards someone is because they are unhappy with their life and are projecting it on to you. And why would you listen to someone that's unhappy and wants you to be just as unhappy.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Learning about the different editing programs.

Today at techie Youth I learned about all the different programs I can use If I were to get into video editing. Some of the the suggested editing programs such as DaVinci Resolve,Final cut pro, Premier pro. Since these are programs you have to pay there were some free program suggestion as well if you don't want to pay and are just testing the waters. Today I watched multiple videos that taught me how to use each and every single one of these programs.It was very interesting how different this programs worked compared to the phone editing app I own called video star. Yes the programs that I learned about today are used in a professional level it was still very interesting how to programs can be used for the same thing (editing) yet their format is completely different.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Learning about video editing

Today at Techie Youth I learned a lot about video editing and editing in general. Prior to today I had some knowledge about editing because in high school I took a filming class and a photoshop class.Not only did I have the Knowledge from those classes I also had a fan account when I was younger where I used to make video edits of my favorite singers. But today I learned about editing on a professional level one can say. My favorite thing that I learned about to day was about the J and L cut. The reason being that I found it so cool seeing the finish product of these cuts. Also I feel like they are so subtle that you don't even notice its a cut. Next time I'm watching a movie or even a tv show I will be looking out for all the different cuts they make.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Learning about niche and how to grow an instagram platform

Today at Techie Youth I learned about all the different niche you can use if you want to have a theme page instagram. This ties up with the second half of the title "how to grow an instagram platform" because once you find your niche it makes it way easier to grow your page.The first step if you haven't is to turn your page into a business account that way you can have access to your insights so you can view engagement, impressions, etc... Also using hashtags related to the content that you are posting.But also be consistent with it. Another way is to collaborate with another influencer that way your content is exposed to their following.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Learning how to time manage

Today I how to manage time and schedule my day so I can be more productive. Which is something that I have been trying to work for a very long time. I learned that I should

add a time to my task almost like a deadline that way I can be more motivated

to do but not to but the deadline too far cause it could lead to procrastination. I also learned there's different websites/apps that can help you organize a schedule for yourself. Prior to today I just assumed that people were using their calendar/reminder app on their phone or had a planner/white board where they would plan out their daily, weekly and monthly schedule.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Learning how to budget

Today I learned how to manage my money better. Ever since I started making my own money I have been having a bit of a spending problem and just terrible money management. But today I learned that I can make a personal budget with just 6 steps. I also learned about the different budgeting apps that I can use ti help me as well. Not only that I also learned that their is a US tax calculator that lets you know your yearly & monthly take home salary which is really helpful because you won't have to take out the tax amount when you go to make your budget. Lastly I touched up on the difference between a necessity and and how the American public percentage as either increased or decreased on whether they think an item is a necessity.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Learning how to avoid scammers

Today I learned some very helpful tips and tricks on how to avoid Scammers. Out of all the lessons that I have learned at Techie Youth so far this is the one I got experience at first hand. In the sense that someone was trying to scam me by offering me an assistant job without me even applying and no resume needed. The way I realized that it was a scam was when the check that they had sent wasn't going through in my bank account and they I tried to send them money the bank kept declining the transaction. But now I know how to spot if someone is trying to scam me and know what kind of questions to ask to make sure.Not only can I ask the employer questions but also I can loom up the company name with "scam" or "reviews" to see what others experience with the company.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Learning about stocks

Today I learned a lot about stocks. Prior to today the only knowledge I had about stocks was that it was a share of a company one can buy.But as of today I learned that there is different kind of stocks such as common stock and preferred stock. Also learned that a company can get divided into classes. I also learned how the stock market works, the different type of orders (a market order, a limit order, a stop order, and a buy stop order) also about the different types of stock trades such as market, limit, all-or-none etc... But my favorite part of today was learning how to read a stock chart. Prior today I would go into my stocks app on my iPhone and all I was Abel to understand was that it had numbers but as of today I can go on the stock app and have an idea of what's going on.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Learning how to get paid in depth

Today I learned a lot about cryptocurrency and how it works. Prior to today I knew the definition of Cryptocurrency but that's about it. Today I learned there's so many different ways you can use it for your business. I learned that they are hot and cold crypto wallets. There's Desktop, mobile and web wallets which all fall under the hot wallet. As for the cold wallets they can be used in the form of a hardware USB. I also learned how to set up a crypto wallet. Not only that I also learned that if you are a business owner you can use square to get paid.I found this really interesting because I always assumed you needed it one of those machines that other stores have but you can just connect it to your phone and your good to go.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Intro to Techie Youth

Today most of my focus was on the introductory chapter to Techie Youth and how to make money from working from home/remotely. Today I learned about all the different jobs you can work in order to travel while still being at work. Before today I also had no idea that people used couchsurfing in order to travel and open their home to travelers its very similar to an Airbnb. Not only did I learn about how to can work while traveling I also learned about checks and how to write one. Till this day I haven't actually wrote a check out to someone because when I am giving money to someone I just send it to them through Zelle so it was really fun reading the articles about checks and how to not only write one but also how to endorse it.