Log of what of Yumiko Wang has learned at Techie Youth

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

8/11/22 Technical Writing

Today I learned about technical writing. I learned about how it is different from other writing such that it has limited literacy creativity while being primarily focused on providing detailed descriptions and instructions. Technical writing examples would be instruction manuals and installation guides. I read an article on how to become one with key points on remembering the audience and making sure your writing is cohesive.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

8/10/22 Ghostwriting, SEO, and Customer Service

Today I learned about guest blogging, ghostwriting, SEO, and customer service. Guest blogging allows you to expose your work to more people. It allows your content to be seen by new audiences who can become potential subscribers. Ghostwriting is when someone hires another person to write content in which the other person fully gives up the rights to their work. SEO backlinks are another way to promote your work in which including them will get your website to be listed higher in search engines. Finally, I also learned about the possible remote jobs available that deal with customer service.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

8/9/22 Magazines and Journals, Copywriting

Today I learned the difference between mango ones and journals. Journal writers usually study a specific topic and are experts in their respective fields. On the other hand, magazine writers do not require any specific knowledge other than writing skills. After the magazine and journal section, I moved on to the copywriting section in which I learned about the more persuasive, clear, and concise writing necessary for copywriting. Copywriters help businesses share their stories and promote their businesses online through their written content. Such content may include short advertisements, emails, etc.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

8/8/22 Gig work

Today I learned how you can earn money doing random online tasks. However, it is important to note that the money earned is relatively little compared to the time invested. As such, such jobs is better in countries where the American currency has a higher value. On the other hand, Amazon Mechanical Turk and Clickworker are such resources to earn money. I also learned the essentials of proofreading. For instance, the different between words like except and accept. I also went though previous units to find quizzes I may have missed.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

8/4/22 Mail Studies

Today I looked at how mail studies can make you quick money. For instance, Quotas give you points for information regarding mail you may receive. These points are then redeemable through businesses like Amazon, PayPal, and Globoforce. Likewise, SBKC also pays members to participate in studies for market research with emails and letters. Unlike Quotas, SBKC points are redeemable as VISA cards. I also learned about the psychology of MLM marketing scams and how to avoid them.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

8/3/22 Online Surveys

Today I worked in the elective course of Immediate Income under the section Quick Cash. I learned about how you can get paid for taking surveys or similar tasks online. Companies will sponsor the content and are willing to pay to get people to surf the internet and watch shows, etc. For example, Swagbucks is one of the most popular platforms and you will watch videos, play games, and take surveys to collect points which you can then use to cash out for actual money. Other websites I explored also include Survey Savvy and e-Rewards.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

8/2/22 Art Online

Today I explored the various different platforms where you can sell art online such as RedBubble and Etsy. I also learned how art consultants can help you grow your business and why you need an art agent. I also found out what the corporate criteria is, how corporations it chase art, how to form connections with them, and how to start selling my art to corporations. Finally, I redid my Selling Art assignment creating two new pieces integrating the Techie Youth logo and hopefully incorporating their causes.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

8/1/22 Entrepreneurship and Selling Art

Today I learned more about entrepreneurship. I learned how to calculate venture costs and profit margins when starting a business. For instance, there is fixed recurring expenses such as rent while there are arbitrary costs like repairs. New businesses also need to obtain funding, be branded, and create a formal legal entity which I learned about. I also learned certain psychology tips on how to deal with people and confounding tips. Finally, I redid my selling art assignment and reviewed possible art scams and the purposes of art galleries.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

7/28/22 Music Production Pt2

Today I explored with beats on Bandlab to create my own song. I played around with the different digital instruments and notes. I also used played with various loops that were offered. After recording parts with certain instruments it was interesting to move them around and arrange them. Editing the tracks and actually going through the process of making your own tune was very insightful. Finally, I published my piece on YouTube.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

7/27/22 Music Production

Today I reviewed what I learned under the music production unit. I learned more about the different platforms and how to build your presence as a music producer. I also reviewed more material from the selling art unit such as how to sell art online and the purpose of CAD. I also explored more on what IRSC codes are and their purpose. Then I researched into actual music careers such as film scoring jobs available online. Finally, I worked on the assignment for the unit.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

7/26/22 Music Careers

Today I explored music career resources and remote choices. I also learned about freelance music jobs and how to promote your work. I learned the difference between a streaming platform versus a distribution platform. I also reviewed some material on niche websites.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

7/25/22 Monetizing Music

Today I learned how you can monetize your music. I also learned what music distribution is and what services and companies are the best for making money off of your music. Finally I learned about the International Standard Recording Code (iSRC) that identifies and tracks your music so that you can get paid royalties.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

7/21/22 Music Production

Today I learned the prerequisites for creating good music. I learned about the basics of music theory and chords in relationship to music production. I also learned what platforms to use when creating music such as Garage Band. Finally, I learned the process of beat making.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

7/20/22 Creating My Own Niche Website

Today I created with own niche website. It was a fun and insightful process as I learned to navigate certain issues. I also did my crafts assignment which helped me review certain material as I looked over some videos again.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

7/19/22 Selling Art Online

Today I learned about how to sell art online. I learned how to connect with potential clients and was to promote your art online. I also learned how to avoid scams and the truths and lies regarding galleries. For example, I learned that galleries actually don't make a significant amount of money.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

7/18/22 Entrepreneurship

Today I learned about what it means to be a entrepreneur. I learned about the pros and cons of being one and the main initial steps to become one. I also learned about how to create profit models and revenue streams.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

7/14/22 Niche Website

Today I learned how to start your own Niche website. I learned how to theme it and market it to audiences. I learned about host platforms and what you should pay attention to when renting a website.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

7/13/22 Online Marketing

Today I learned how to sell your art online. I learned how to start an online business and the areas of focus. I also learned about bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

7/12/22 Entrepreneurship

Today I learned how to create digital art with platforms such as GIMP and Paint.net. I learned how to use the different tools on these websites. I also learned fun fashion projects such as bleaching shirts and jewelry designing.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

7/11/22 Laser Cutting

Today I continued to explore platforms for 3D modeling. I also experienced websites for lasers cutting such as AutoCad and Adobe Illustrator.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

7/8/22 3D Modeling

I learned how to start your own business and the mindset you should have to succeed. I learned how to make 3D models with platforms such as TinkerCad and Blender.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

7/7/22 Life Quality

Today I learned the difference between a mentor and a role model. I also learned tips to responsibly travel and minimize the costs of traveling. Finally I learned the importance of a daily schedule and how to maximize your efficiency.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

7/6/22 Financial Awareness

Today I learned about how to have a healthy workplace environment when working remotely. I also learned about how to avoid scams when searching for remote jobs. Finally, I learned how to create a budget and the difference between net income and gross income.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

7/5/22 Job Searching

Today I learned what to include in your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. I also learned about advantages and disadvantages in getting paid in cash and cryptocurrency. Finally, I also learned about the benefits of remote jobs and how to ace your interviews.