Log of what of Mason Zeng has learned at Techie Youth

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Continuing Video Editing with Techie Youth

Continuing on from what I learned yesterday, I delved more into video editing. Now, I went over how to edit specific things to be put into a video. For example, if I wanted to edit specific pictures or get pictures, I get to use Shutterstock and get stock images without the risk of Copy Right infringement. I'm finishing up a video so hopefully, I am finished soon to release it to the public for you all to see!

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Video editing at Techie Youth

For today in Techie Youth, I learned more about video editing. I was always interested in video editing because sometimes I personally edit videos and post them on other platforms. However, I'm mostly an amateur so I'm glad that I'm learning more. For starters, they are interested in another video editor software, Adobe Premiere. I usually use Davinci Resolve but I heard from many that Premiere is also very professional. I hope that I can learn even more next time and create better videos using Premiere.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Graphic Art with Techie Youth

Today I learned how to make digital art. One of the ones that captivated me the most was the graphic design. I really liked the GIMP program and I hope that I can continue using it to learn more about it. I really like editing pictures using it, whether for professional and also comedic purposes.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Computer made products

Today I learned about how people can use computers to make products which can later be used in a business. If you have an idea or are good at a particular skill using computers, you can make multiple products and sell them online. Of course, the beginning can lead to a small profit or most often than not, a loss. However, it is important to continue doing it if you are sure this idea will bloom and you enjoy creating these products. Although I'm an amateur at making physical products using computers (3D Printing), I can maybe set up a video editing service or basic photo editing website to sell these services.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Fundraising with Techie Youth

Today, I went over a variety of topics. The main topic was fundraising. I learned that the funds for fundraising come from individuals rather than large companies meaning that the money used should be towards building better relationships with individuals. I also learned the four main steps to fundraising

1) Prospecting: identify the audience who would be interested in your fundraiser

2) Cultivation: How to build a relationship with individuals to get them to fund the fundraiser

3) Asking: Ask the individuals to gift

4) Stewardship: How to continue bettering/maintaining the relationship with fundraisers even after their funding.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Money through Social Media

From today, I learned about how we can use social media as a way to gain income. The social media that I focused on today was Tik Tok. I learned how to optimize the for you page by using hashtags and posting videos regularly. Doing videos based on the trends will lure in more people which will help to gain more followers. Maybe I can use these tips to grow my social media platform as well!

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

More on Niche Websites

For today, I learned more about niche websites. Specifically, I learned how to gain more viewers on a website and how to monetize it. There is a term called, SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization, and it basically is a marketing strategy to get more viewers. For example, using keywords to lead people to get to your website and using professional content organization on your website. Also, the more websites that are linked to your website, the more popular it will be. Hopefully, when I made my website I'll be able to have a high SEO and make the most out of it.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Niche Websites - Techie Youth

Today, I parted my ways from crypto and stocks and delved into the topic of niche websites and the fundamentals of website making. First I learned that niche websites were websites catered to a specific topic making them very precise and creating a specific audience. I also went over how to make these websites like using WordPress and getting SSLs to improve Google Ranking (reliability of website) and making the website secure. I can't wait to create my own website with my own specific interest.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Commodities Trading

I continued learning about economics and more specifically commodities. Unlike stocks and bonds, commodities are physical and tangible items that are bought and traded in markets. Examples are materials, food, and energy. These items are usually bought at the national level and not for personal trade.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Continuing the Journey of Crypto

Continuing on my journey of learning Crypto, I started to realize the many similarities between Cryptocurrency and stocks. They are both traded nationally and there are different forms for each. They both are also difficult to predict and can crash as many call, bubble bursts. I also went through multiple vocabulary words for each and increased my general knowledge of Cryptocurrency and stocks. Tomorrow is another day and I can't wait to see how much more I can learn.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Learn Crypto Currency

In today's session, I continued in the stocks and cryptocurrency section. Yesterday I focused more on stocks but today I learned about cryptocurrency. It is a nontangible currency that can be mined using computer hardware, CPU, and GPU. However, there are many different forms of cryptocurrencies that can be traded around the nation. A popular place to nationally trade is using Forex. I hope that I can continue to learn more about cryptocurrency and trading by using Techie Youth.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

First day of Techie Youth 2022, Stocks and Cryptocurrency

From today's session of Techie Youth, I wanted to learn more about stocks and other currencies that are present in this world. I went over the different Stock trade markets and examples are NYSE and Nasdaq. I also saw how to read and analyze stock graphs so I know the best times to invest and when to hold back. Lastly, we went over the potential risks and scams that come with stocks. I can't wait to see what else I can learn tomorrow!