Log of what of Andrea May Milaor has learned at Techie Youth

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

How to use Adobe Software

Today I learned how to draw, design 2D images, and edit pictures using Adobe Photoshop. I learned how to work with their tools by using layers, cropping, cutting, adjusting the colors/lights, and retouching.

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

3D design Model

Today I learned about the process of designing 3D models. and how to use certain softwares.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

3D Modeling Creation

Today I was working on a 3D design on Blender. I created a lightstick with the Techie Youth logo. I learned how to work with shapes to create complex figures and create shadows, light, transparent objects, and transform images into 3D shapes using their tools.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Laser Cutting

Today I learned about laser cutting and how they work. I learned to create and laser cut 2D and 3D designs through different software apps.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Creating 3D Designs

Today I learned how to utilize 3D creating software such as TinkerCad and Blender to design and create 3D designs. TinkerCad is recommended for beginners with its simple layout and easy-to-understand designing basics. I learned how to tinker with basic 3D shapes to create more complex designs.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Writing Blogs

Today I learned about blogs and what it takes to become a blogger. I also learned about the different types of blogs and how to write each one.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Publishing Books

Today I learned the process of publishing books and the pros and cons of traditional authors. One of the main steps in publishing a book is creating proposals that include your target audience, the story outline, the marketing plan, endorsements, publishing history, and past sales. Another step is to get an agent willing to introduce your work to publishing companies. The traits you need to look for in an agent are enthusiasm for your book and knowledge of the market. Once you find a publisher and release your book, you would need to promote and sponsor your work so that you attract more audiences. The pros of being a traditional author are that it is more affordable since your publisher will be handling the launching of your work, you have higher chances of having a famous brand name due to more exposure, and having access to awards that only qualify for traditional authors. Although being a traditional author is cheaper than being independent, the process of actually getting your book published is incredibly slow. Another con is that you may lose control of your creativity if your team does not agree with your work.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Paid Public Services for Students

Today I learned about a variety of jobs that students can work as and benefit from as well. These jobs require some skills but are not very picky or demanding. One of the many jobs is online tutoring, where students can earn income by teaching their juniors on particular subjects or topics of their expertise. Online tutors can make up to $10 to $40 an hour depending on the ratio from teacher to students or the intensity of the course. Another job is as a transcriptionist, where you have to listen to audio and translate it into written documents. The two primary skills required are great listening skills and an excellent understanding of the language of the given audio. General online transcriptionists usually earn $10 an hour; the wage can increase to $25 an hour if you have more experience and work in higher-quality environments.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Portfolio Assignment

Today I was working on my resume/portfolio. I complied with all my accomplishments and activities I participated in throughout my two years in high school and documented them in a google docs form. I designed the document in a minimalistic and simple structure. I explained the knowledge and skills I accumulated and explained how they benefit me and improve my character.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Find Support and Work as a Fundraiser


Today I learned how to recruit volunteers for support and find a job in this expertise.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Find Support and Work as a Fundraiser


Today I learned how to recruit volunteers for support and find a job in this expertise. Some tips I learned to employ volunteers include asking around, including volunteering offers in your posts and website, and asking volunteers to invite their friends. Another piece of information is to be specific in what you are trying to get your volunteers to do and specify what skills and knowledge are required for the job. I also learned to provide various volunteer opportunities at different levels of engagement so that your volunteers have an easier time deciding based on their commitment. I looked at many websites that offered nonprofit jobs and learned how to create a profile in Upwork to reach out to employers.


Creating a Nonprofit Campaign

Today I was working on a fundraising assignment where I had to create a social media post that promoted and spread awareness of the goals of TechieYouth. I researched more about TechieYouth and its causes and achievements. I implemented their goals into my post through images and texts.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Exposure in the Media

Today I learned different ways how to promote and spread your cause. I learned to grab the attention of the local media by interacting with local reporters and interviewers so you could introduce your cause and may get a chance to promote it through recordings or blogs.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Social Media Campaigns and Fundraising

Today I learned about fundraising through social media apps and how different types of influencers contribute to exposure and help improve funds for an organization. Social media marketing is affordable because one click of a post with shares and interactions will quickly spread awareness. Social media is a powerful and valuable platform for businesses, influencers, and fundraisers to promote their products, profile, and cause. I learned different ways to promote your media: spreading your brand through multiple apps, connecting with your audience physically or emotionally, and including interactive links in your bio.

Sat. Jul. 23, 2022

Crowdfunding and its Different Types

Today I learned different methods of online fundraising. One of them is crowdfunding which is used mainly for small businesses because it allows more donors to donate small amounts of money. Crowdfunding benefits small businesses because it is an affordable process, improving their financial state through many donors and supporting investments in their ideas and products. Three main types of crowdfunding include equity, donation, and rewards. Equity crowdfunding attracts customers by rewarding investors willing to contribute funds towards a business with a financial stake in the company. Donation-based crowdfunding provides no financial benefits and is mainly used for charitable or nonprofit purposes. Rewards-based crowdfunding is a campaign where the fundraiser rewards donors with gifts.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Persuading Donors

Today I learned tips and advice on efficiently convincing donors to gift/donate to your fundraiser.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Non-profit Fundraising


Today I learned different types of non-profit fundraising and how to start one. I learned that cold fundraising money is gathering funds from people unfamiliar with the cause. Successful and well-known organizations usually do this with a large supporting base, making the fundraising less genuine and more about the money than the actual cause. In contrast, warm fundraising gathers funds from people who already have close relationships with the staff. The goal is to introduce them to their fundraiser, successfully convince them to support it, and build stronger bonds with them. I learned that the first step of starting a fundraiser is gathering and identifying people who might support the cause. The second step is to communicate and build better bonds with those people. The third step is to initiate an appropriate time to ask if they feel comfortable donating or gifting. Lastly, it is to continue communicating and maintaining a relationship with the customers.

7/20 Reaching Out to your Donors

Today I learned multiple approaches to donors. One way to approach donors is to write fundraising appeals. A fundraising appeal is the first impression customers have on the goal of your fundraiser, and it will determine if they decide to support you. A way to communicate with your donors is through storytelling. I learned the importance of storytelling because stories have messages that will impact your audience, so it may convince donors to support your fundraiser. Educating your donors about your cause and why it is important is also essential. Another way of communicating is through a phone call or email. I learned many tips required for a phone call, and a few of them are presenting yourself in a professional visual, restricting background noises, speaking with emotions, and asking questions. If your donors cannot talk over the phone, you would need to resort to emailing them. I learned multiple tips on emailing donors, one of which is organizing the text in concise and descriptive paragraphs so that the email is not too compact. These ways will benefit your organization because they will gain more support and grab the public's attention.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Video Editing

Today I was working on a video editing assignment. I learned how to edit clips by adding transitions, filters, and overlays. I learned specific transitions such as fade in/out, shrink in/out, and wipe in/out. I also learned how to implement the transitions on texts and how to change the fonts. I learned how to speed up and slow down videos by adjusting the velocity. I learned how to add music and sound effects and how to adjust the volume.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Required Skills for a Business Analyst

Today I learned the skills, majors, and certificates required for a business analyst.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

What is a Business Analyst?

Today I learned that a business analyst is the problem solver in a company, and their main goal is to offer advice on the solutions that can improve a company. I learned the two types of business analysts: external business analysts and internal analysts. External business analysts are usually contractors and help the organization with its issues. Once solutions are made, external business analysts leave the organization as it is the end of their contract. In contrast, internal business analysts usually stay in the organization and can work with multiple stakeholders. They can work in different departments and participate in multiple projects once at a time

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Communication in Work Spaces

Today I learned the importance of communicating, listening, and storytelling. A product manager must communicate with their teams because it allows team members to get things done with the right mindset and builds a closer and more professional relationship. Listening is essential for a product manager because listening to concerns from the public and feedback from the development team will positively impact the product and reaction as it goes through multiple development stages to satisfy the public's needs. Storytelling is another essential trait for product managers because it can serve as a marketing technique by attracting customers and targeting their emotions. Storytelling also creates an emotional attachment among team members, which can benefit their work and the outcome of the product.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Product Development and Success

Today I learned the stages of product development and what it takes to determine its success. I learned that an MVP is a version of a product with enough features to test its success in a market. The main goal is to obtain feedback from the public and understand which parts they liked or had trouble with. After releasing an MVP, companies develop and release an MMR or MMP. An MMR is a version of a product with its full potential that satisfies the public. The goal is to grab the target audience's attention and open up a more supportive base. An MMP is the real version of a product with minimum features enough to fulfill the needs of a group of people. The goal is to collect feedback and to report proof of success.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Process of Product Planning

Today I learned the process of product developing and gathering data based on customers and workers to improve. I learned that a product strategy is a company's plan and vision for a product to succeed in a market. A product roadmap is a more specific process, usually after the product strategy. It is a process where developers come together to outline the product's success in the long term and discuss how their goals will be achieved. A product backlog is a list of prioritized items that define what the product should contain and provides a set of tasks the developing team needs to accomplish. After releasing a product, I learned how to gather the public's feedback efficiently.

Sat. Jul. 9, 2022

How to Use Social Media?

Today I learned how to use many social media applications to promote and hire employees for businesses. I learned how to create a youtube channel, upload content, and benefit from it. I learned how to create a business Facebook account and upload posts so customers can purchase goods. I learned how to use Canva for Instagram pages and how to design posts with images, fonts, and quotes.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

What is a Virtual Assistant?

Today I learned about the job of a virtual assistant and what type of skills are required to perform well. A virtual assistant is a remote employee who offers business support through online work such as marketing, business development, and social media. Personal time management is one of the many skills needed for a virtual assistant to ensure satisfying results for their clients. Another skill required is bookkeeping to keep track of business with their clients. I learned how to utilize google sheets and organize mail.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

WordPress Tutorial for Beginners

WordPress is a beginner-friendly content management system that allows users to create their websites easily. I learned how to work with WordPress so that you can create posts, upload images, customize the website's design, and add navigation tools. WordPress is mainly a non-profit organization, meaning users can use it for free. However, it offers a paid premium membership.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

HTML CSS Tutorial for Beginners - Web Development Tutorials for Beginners

Today I learned about programming and designing. I learned the basics of coding and how to implement those skills in creating an HTML web page. I learned various ways of script writing in Javascript so that my program lays out and runs the way I want to.