Log of what of Daejanay Thompson has learned at Techie Youth

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Virtual Assistant Training: The Skills You Need (And How To Build Them)- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Today at Techie Youth I learned the skills needed be a virtual assistant.

1. Personal Time Management- Managing your own time will help you gain clients and increase how much you earn.

Tools to master: Google Calendar.

2. Bookkeeping- Bookkeeping means tracking receipts, documenting accounts payable and receivable, making sure banking transactions are complete and accurate, logging employee reimbursements, and preparing the documentation to give to the business’s accountant to handle quarterly taxes.

Tools to master: Quick Master. The company behind the product (Intuit) offers free training and certification courses. Training resources: Bookkeeper Business Launch

3. Scheduling And Correspondence- Correspondence is a key aspect of scheduling. You’ll be writing and responding to emails and letters; drafting memos to prepare your boss for meetings; and making, answering and returning phone calls and texts.

Tool to Master: Microsoft Outlook. Training Resource: Creative Live is an online learning platform that offers video courses in a number of skills and applications, including Outlook.

4. Lead Generation-A CRM platform serves as a repository for clients and leads, contains a record of every contact made with those people, and facilitates cross-team information sharing and collaboration. Tool to Master: Salesforce.

Training Resource: Trailhead is a certification program for the various functions of Salesforce, from Administrator to CPQ Specialist to Developer. The online courses “gameify” learning the platform. After completing the course, users can take the proctored certification exam at a local testing site or online.

5.Content Management- The scheduling, publication and maintenance of a business’s blog posts, website pages, videos, and so forth. Tool to Master: WordPress, which is by far the most widely-used content management system. (Nearly 40% of the web runs on the platform.) Training Resource: Learning how to use content management systems is fairly straightforward, so if you want to bring more value to the table than other VAs, mastering Google Analytics should be on your agenda.

6. Social Media Management- Social media management involves creating and scheduling online content, engaging with customers and potential customers, and analyzing the success of individual posts. Tool to Master: Hootsuite, a widely-used tool that allows you to manage multiple social media profiles from a single dashboard.

Training Resource: Facebook is still the largest social media platform out there, with more than 2 billion members, making it the best choice to find and engage customers. Facebook offers certification courses in areas including digital marketing, media planning, and advertising products.

7. E-Commerce Support- There are customer inquiries to respond to, orders to fulfill, returns to process, and inventory to manage.

Tool to Master: Shopify, which is a hosted e-commerce platform that makes it relatively easy for businesses to get a good-looking and functional online shop up and running.

8. Writing- As freelance writers often charge between 25 and 50 cents per word, the ability to produce publishable content can dramatically increase your value to clients.

Tool to Master: Google Docs. Training Resource: The Earn More Writing School is a course that can not only sharpen your skills as a writer but help you grow it into a full-time career.

9. Proofreading- As a VA, you’ll often be responsible for handling the business’s correspondence, social media posts and writing. you may be the last person to see written material before it goes out to its intended recipients, and it will be your responsibility to make sure everything is free from errors and presented in a way that’s both straightforward and effective. Tool to Master: Grammarly and Hemingway.

10. Project Management- The phrase “project management” encompasses an entire professional discipline, and getting hired as a project manager usually requires the completion of one or more certification programs. Tool to Master: Trello and Asana

11. Data Entry-Most clients who request data entry work use Excel, Microsoft’s feature-heavy spreadsheet program. The application can be tricky for beginners to learn and can take years to master, but understanding what it can do (and how to do it) can make you incredibly valuable, as you may be able to sort and analyze data in ways your clients don’t even know is possible.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

3 Ways to Become a Successful Vlogger on YouTube- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Today, I learned three ways on how I can be successful on YouTube. Here’s how:

Step 1: Preparing Your Strategy. Being yourself will help you be more comfortable in front of a camera. Sharing your emotions and showing your audience how you feel.

Step 2: Preparing to Record. Always prepare your equipment and focus on getting a good camera with good quality. Use catchy titles in your vlogs and videos. Have great lighting and

Step 3: Learn to use social media.

When using YouTube, you’ll have to keep your audience updated about your life on your social media accounts. Learning how to edit videos and listen to your audiences suggestions.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

How to Handle Stress & Always Be Happy- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

At Techie Youth, I learned that to handle stress is to be comfortable with what happens to you in general. Also, managing your expectations, setting goals that you can reach and going with the flow. Be comfortable with the changes in your life and be satisfied. It is okay if you don’t achieve your goals right away, you can always try again.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

7 strategies for running effective remote meetings- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Today at Techie Youth I've learned that in order to run zoom meetings, you must:

1. Decide if you need a meeting at all

2. Start and end on time

3. Record the meeting

4. Be intentional about your communication

5. Decide ahead of time how you'll chat during the call

6. Agree on a mute/unmute and video/no video protocol

7. Ask for feedback

These 7 strategies will help the meeting have a smooth sailing and will be beneficial to everyone. Strategy #6 is also very important because you don't want everyone to be talking to at once.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

How to Make a Great LinkedIn Profile- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Today at Techie Youth I learned how to make a great LinkedIn Profile. When creating your profile, be sure to have a professional photo. Many hiring managers look at this besides your name. Also, have a "What I Can Do For You" profile summary. This will help you get noticed by recruiters. In your profile summary you should talk about the problems you'll help solve.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

10 Remote Jobs for beginners - I learned this at Techie Youth today

Today at Techie Youth I've learned about 10 different remote jobs, how to manage working remotely, and time management. With working remotely, you can make your own schedule and be anywhere as long as you have internet and a quiet space. Different jobs pay different amount of money, as well as the type of job you're interested in.