Log of what of Matthew Ramos has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 12, 2022

Tips for recruiters hiring peolpe

One tip for recruiting is having a positive employer brand. This can help bring the best possible candidates to your application. It can also help show that the place of work is a pleasant place to be. The next tip is to create candidate personas. This helps make relevant content to make sure that the people looking at the application are people that fit the job description. On your end you need to make sure that you write the right things. If you description id too bland or not descriptive enough it can cause people who do not fit the description to apply and the one that do to not apply. Another tip that is important is recruitment content. This tactic helps build interest around your company. If there is interest around your company there will be more applicants that will apply. Also it is good to update your listing. If the job is already taken or not the right person applied its a good idea to update your listing. It will allow applicants to either know the job is available or will let people who haven't seen it that the job is still available

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

How to screen a resume

Resume screening is when a recruiter goes through someone's resume to see if they are qualified to work at the job. You first want to screen out the participants that meet the minimum requirements. These are the people that you know that can work the job. You also want to screen out the participants that have preferred qualifications. These are the people who not only meet the minimum requirements but also bring a little more to offer. Lastly you are going to want to determine which of the participants are going to get shortlisted. This is the process of taking out the participants that meet the minimum requirements but are on the lower side of them. When choosing the perfect person for the job you will notice that there are people that have more experience than others. This is an important part of hiring someone because you going to want to choose the person that is most qualified for the job.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Things to note when writing a job description

When writing a job description, you are going to want to catch the attention of the best possible candidates. Here are some tips to help with this. Avoid making job titles that do not exist. This can cause your job listing to be at a lower rank and not having you job be seen. You also want to focus on your summary. Let the reader know the value of the position and its importance to the company. Be sure to also note the responsibilities that the position comes with and what needs to be done. Make sure that you note what you state what is a need for the position and what would be helpful. This will make sure that people who aren't fit for the position don't apply. Be sure to note the benefits that the job comes with such as the 401k and the healthcare. Lastly make sure the position is easy to apply to. Once people start getting confused or frustrated, they will lose interest in the job.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Things you have to do to become a model

A lot of people think modeling is just posing for a picture or walking down a runway. Becoming a model is not as easy as it seems. There are steps you have to take in order to become a model. First step you want to take is to choose your market. The different markets in modeling consist of plus size, catwalk, swimsuit & lingerie, and commercial. Choose which one of these fields suits you best. Next step is to create your portfolio. This step is important because this is the first thing that agents, designers, and brands will look at. Your portfolio will consist of photos from your last job. But when you are first starting out is alright to just take a few pictures to show your capabilities. Next step is to submit your portfolio to agencies. When you first start doing this you are going to want to look at your options from each agency and see which one you feel fits right for you. It is also important to note that it is better to call the agency and send them your portfolio rather than just sending your portfolio. Last step is to keep working and getting exposure. The more you do this the bigger brands and designer will have the opportunity to look at you.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

what is AI used for?

AI is artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence are computer systems made to do task that would usually require human intelligence. An example of this is neural network. Neural networks is used in neurology. This type of AI helps replicate the nerves and nervous system of the human brain. Another example is robotics. This type of AI is used for handling task. These tasks would be such things as putting together a vehicle or moving large objects in space. Natural language processing or NLP is another type of AI. This AI is used to help communicate between humans and computers. It does this by reading and understanding and mimicking the response of a human. The last AI i am going to be talking about today is fuzzy logic. Fuzzy logic is used to give an understanding to things that are uncertain. This can help in situation where you are trying to figure out an outcome it can give you the best possible answer.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

How to make money off your apps.

There are many different ways to make money off your apps. One way is through social media influencers. This can help spread the word about your app. A good portion of their followers will check you out because they heard them talk about it. Another way is to choose the right social media to promote your app on. This is crucial because it can attract people from all over. You can even ask for feedback and in return give them a promo code. This can help generate more traction on your app because people will talk about it with their friends and family. You can also make a promo video. Your promo video can help by giving them little information about the app. By doing this it will intrigue people to see what else your app has to offer. Also make a good app logo. You want your logo to stand out from everyone else. This can also intrigue people curiosity about your app.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

How to make money off music.

There are many ways you can money off of music. One of the ways to make money off your music is performing at shows. You have to go out to see who is willing to book you for a show. But if you do get this opportunity this is a great way to make money off your music. Another way to make money off your music is through distribution. There are different distributions you have your music go through. You also have to consider that different distributions cost different amounts and your royalties may also differ. Merchandise is another great way to make money off your music. Now while this might not directly be from music it is another great way to profit from your music. Your supporters are going to help support and represent you. If they cannot make it to a show they can support through the merchandise. Lastly you can collaborate with other artist. Not only can you gain money from being a feature, but you can also expand your fanbase.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

How to produce a beat

Many people may believe that you need a big studio to make a beat. This is not true you can make a beat from the comfort of your home on your computer or laptop. First you are going to want to sing or hum your song into a mic. This helps create the melody for your song. Next you are going tom want to add the drums. You are going to want to pick something that best suits your melody, or you think sounds good with it. The drums will help bring the song together and make it sound more complete. Don't be afraid to experiment not every beat you make you are going to like first go so try different things. Also, by trying different thing you might find a sound you enjoy or come up with something you didn't think would work. Next you are going to want to build the texture of the beat. Doing this can bring some kind of effect, distortion, or delay that make the beat sound complete.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

what is a niche website

A niche website is a website that focuses on the smaller parts of a larger market. There are many examples of what a niche website can be on. Things such as fishing, photography, fitness, outdoor gear, luxury fashion, online courses, and many more are examples of what niche websites can be. These websites are made to help and bring good content for people who need help or are trying to figure things out on a specific topic. If you are going to use something like as a source of income you have to use key words and be very specific. Being too broad will negatively affect your business. It is also important to be knowledgeable on your topic and know what you are talking about. This will help make you a reliable source.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

What is litecoin

Litecoin was made in the bitcoin blockchain in 2011. Litecoin was made for those who were concerned that bitcoin was becoming too centrally controlled and that it would be hard to gain larger mines. Although this was the initial plan it did not play out as it was supposed to because enterprises were buying the currency. This caused them to go back and make changes so that now you can buy in a peer-to-peer system. Litecoin uses the same software as bitcoin. They use ASIC. This software makes it possible to see the mines and make it purchasable for the people interested. Litecoin produces a new block every 2.5 minutes. When it was it was first released it only had 150 pre mined coin. In total Litecoin has a supply of 84 million coin. You can purchase Litecoin on cryptocurrency exchanges. There are several in the United States and more outside of the country. You must note that in the United States that it is regulated by the security and exchange commission for your best interest.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

How to make 3d prints without a printer

Many of you may not know this but there are options to get things 3d printed without having the printer. One of the ways to get a 3d print is online. You can send your model and what materials you want it to be made out of and they will do it for you. If you don't have a model ready or have never made one there is also websites to help you with that such as you3dit that can help you. Another option is your local stores. This may be surprising to a lot of you but stores like ups have a few of these printers in their stores around the country. This can be so simple because you can probably walk or drive 15 minutes to get your print. You can also join a makerspace community. Most of these locations have 3d printers. This is also a good option if you want to expand your knowledge on 3d printing. You can be there to view how the process is done.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

making a design at a low cost

There are ways you can make designs with a laser cutter cheaper. One way you can do this make your design smaller. This will take less time which will make the design cheaper. Another way you can say money is if your design is one piece. If your design is multiple pieces, it would take up mor time which would cost more money. You can also make sure your design does not have curves or round ends. When the design is made like this once the laser cutter gets to the curved part it starts to slow down wasting time and energy. You can also make your design as simple as possible. The more detail the more the laser cutter has to make small cuts and/or engravements. Overlapping lines also cost more than straight lines. The machine will cut through the lines, and it is also bad for the machine. This will also burn the material you use. If you follow a few of these many guidelines, you should be able to save money on your design.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Different jobs that an artist can work in.

There are many different jobs that an artist can do in the art field. Being an artist isn't only having your paintings up in a gallery. One of the jobs you can have as an artist is a teacher. You can help other kids find their calling through art or help find something they didn't know they liked. An art teacher can work at a secondary high school or even work at a college. Another job you can do in the art field is an art therapist. You can help people with mental health issues, communication issues, behavior issues, addiction, or illness and or brain issues. This can help people find an outlet to express themselves and help them go to the next chapter in their life. There is also an art gallery curator. For this job you are in charge of the art that the gallery owns or loans. You will help buy or loan art, decide how they will be displayed in the gallery, write a description of the art, giving talks to people that visit the gallery about the artwork, and making sure it stays in good condition. You can also be a fine artist. This is someone who makes and sells their art. But a thing to note about this job is that a lot of these fine artist have a regular or side job to make sure they have a reliable income.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

What is an mvp

An mvp is a minimum viable product. Mvp is tactic where you put your product out there to get a small customer base and get feedback before you develop your product. Reasons companies might do this is they want to release their product fast, test to see how the product does before they spend a lot of money on it, or to see if their demographic aligns with the product. If you're going to go this route, there are some things you should consider. Make sure the product goes in the direction you want your company to go in. This is important because you have to ask yourself if the item is going to sell. You also have to ask yourself is it like another product on the market because if that is the case you might want to go back to the drawing board to see what you can modify to make the product stand out. You also want to look at your feedback and see if there is anything wrong with your product or what people don't like. This will help you improve because what your customers like or don't like and don't like. This will also help if there are defects with your product. After all that now it's time to develop a plan. You must make sure that you that your product is working. If that is not the case it will not be able to sell.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

How to create a slogan.

A slogan is a catchphrase that a company uses to stand out from their competition and make them notable. Brands such as Nike, McDonald, Popeyes etc use this tactic. The first thing you want to note when making a slogan is keep it short and simple. You want it to be something that is repeated or thought about commonly. If a slogan is long it might not be able to catch on. Another thing to note is be consistent with the slogan. Do things such as put it into your logo, advertisements, and projects. This will ensure when people think of the catchphrase, they will think of your company. You should also focus on what makes you stand out from your competition. This will draw people in because they will want to try what other can't offer. Also, you should make sure that your slogan can stand on its own. If it can tell you what you have to offer without going into detail that's perfect. You are intriguing your audience to check you out because they know what you have to offer but want to find out more

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

What is a profit model??

A profit model is the plan to make a business profitable. To do this you must first write a value proposition. This is a statement saying all of the products and services your business provides and what makes a potential customer want it. There are various types of profit models. One of these models is the production model. This if for the businesses selling products that a customer can buy for wholesale or a retailer. Then there are the rental/ leasing models. These models are used for a business that involved in cars or motorcycles, buildings, land, office furniture, machinery and equipment, and computers. Another model is a commission model. This is used for things such that charge a fee like Netflix, Hulu, or Spotify. The three main focuses when making a profit model is production component, sales and marketing, and delivery of goods and service. Production component is important because you want your product to be good. If the product is not good, there is no reason for someone to want to buy it. Sales and marketing is important because if do not market properly or don't at all no one would give your product the time of day. Lastly delivery is important because if the customer is not getting their product, it looks bad on the business and they could not want to work with you again and stop potential new customers.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

How to become an entrepreneur

An entrepreneur is a person who runs one or more businesses. Being is a great financial risk but if done properly can have a huge payout. One thing you have to be good at to be an entrepreneur is communication. You have to talk to people no matter what whether that be employees, potential investors, or maybe someone who wants to buy you out etc. Not being able to communicate can negatively affect your business or even end it. People need to know about what your business is and what it stands for and if you can't speak for it no one will want to support it. You also have to be good at sales. If you cannot make someone want to be a part of your company or purchase something for you your business won't be successful. You have to stand out because you can be like every other company. Another thing you need is the ability to learn. Being the owner of a company is no easy task and you are going to have ups and downs. Don't let this get to you it is a part of the business. As long as you are willing to gain knowledge whether that be from you mistakes or other people in your field it will help in the long run. You also have to be good at business strategy. Most entrepreneurs have to learn this as they go. But having a plan is important because you can set goals to meet your expectations and where you should be after a certain time.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Building a relationship with your remote team

When working from home if may feel difficult or even hard to remember to keep up with your coworkers. There are things you can do to build a better relationship with them. One way you can do this is setup a virtual meeting at least once a week with your team members. This can be about work, or this can just be casual. The important thing is getting more associated with your team. You can also send emails if you are more comfortable with that. The catch is you have to be a good writer. This means you have to formal sentences and make sure your grammar is correct. Another thing to note is that a written can get confusing. Everyone starts responding to one another and you lose track of what the topic is or who you are talking to. This is when you have to take a step back and acknowledge that it is not working out and consider a virtual chat. Also when having these conversation you do not have to make them all work related. You guys can interact and have casual conversations. This can help break the ice because people would be more relaxed and open up more about themselves to you. There is also a possibility if you guys live around the same area that you can meet in real life. This can be a good way to get to know one another because the interaction is more personal. It can also make someone feel more comfortable with you.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

How to write a resume

A resume is a brief history of the jobs you worked at and the experienced you gained from it. There are two different types of ways of writing a resume. The first way is the chronological way. This format is used to write experience based on each job you had from the first job you had to the last. The second way to write your resume is the functional way. This format is written out in a way to describe the skills you have learned over the years. The functional format is good for people who have not worked many jobs but still shows what you can do and your potential. When you are first creating your resume, you have to create your header. A header is when you write out your name, phone number, and email. You should make your email and or voicemail professional too. A job could possibly pass on you if it is not. Next you are going to want to write a summary of your job experience. In no more than two sentences describe the job experience and the skills you have obtained from it. For the people that are writing in functional format write out each skill and write a sentence or two on how you obtained this skill. Another thing you can do is list your gpa. If you have a 3.2 or higher you should put this on your resume. Another thing you can do but don't have to is list your hobbies. This can break tension between you and the person who is interviewing you. Lastly you should put any awards you have one. But don't worry if don't have one you do not have to write anything

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

How to get a mentor

A mentor who is educated or trustworthy in a specific field. To get a mentor you must first know your short-term and long-term goals. This will help your mentor know what they can help you with and also plan with you. Now the next step is to plan out how you are going to approach. You have to make it clear what you want to do and why you want them to be your mentor. When doing this you want to be as clear and straight forward as possible. If you go the email route the same rules apply. You can even ask for a phone call interview to ask them to be your mentor. There is also thing you can do be a good mentee. One thing you can do is meet with them consistently. This can help you to go get to know each other better and get more comfortable. Another thing you can do is go into the meeting with a specific topic. This can be about a project idea, a raise, or just for feedback on your work. Another good trait is to be alright with constructive criticism. This will help you grow and become better in your field. Lastly take notes during the meetings. It shows initiative that you are trying to grow and you can see what you have to work on.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Traveling around the world for low cost or even free

It is possible for anyone to travel around the world for low or for free. There are many ways that you can travel around the for low cost. You can travel for low cost by working overseas. One job you can do for work overseas is teach people English. This is a good paying job and all you need is your tefl degree. Some locations might even fly you out to work and teach english. Another job you can do is be a hostel worker. This is a good option because people usually don't stay long at this job, so they are always hiring. Another plus is that you can meet other travelers through this job and possibly get a free room. Hitchhiking is also an option. This is a safe and common thing in places such as central America, east Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Scandinavia. Best part of this option is it is 100% free. There are some things you should keep in mind though. Always check the driver's plates, always keep your belongings on you, make sure that hitchhiking is legal in the location that you are doing it in, and last but not least make sure you look presentable. These are just some of the few many options there are out there to travel at a low or free cost.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Is data entry for you?

First things first what is data entry? Data entry is when you transfer documents or information from a hard copy to a computer. Examples of things you can do data entry on is sequence of numbers, spreadsheets, and handwritten documents. Most people that have this type of job are very good at typing. A reason this is that the typist has to go along with recordings and make sure they can keep up because there can be very few pauses in the recording. You also have to be accurate any little mistake can cause confusion or misinformation. A good thing about this line of work is that you don't need any form of education to do this job. But there are also things to look out for with this line of work such as scams. They are usually sites that say you have to pay a fee to do data entry. This would make no sense seeing that you are doing this to get paid. You should be on the lookout for anyone who says they need help finding a data entry job and people who are selling books these are likely a scam. Another thing to be aware of is that data entry jobs are lack luster and do not pay very much.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

what is guest blogging?

Today is about guest blogging. Guest blogging is when a company invites you to write a blog on their website. This can be beneficial for both parties because the companies readers can get a fresh new perspective and the writer can get new people to visit their website. If you want to be a guest blogger you must first find a company that fits you or sells things that you have knowledge of. Also when you reach out to the company make sure the topic you want to cover has not already been done on their site before. Chances are they are not going to want another blog on the same topic. When writing the blog be sure to put links. These links can be to your and other websites. This is beneficial because you would get more people to your site. Also if you link others websites you can gain connections and possibly do another guest blog on one of those sites.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

publishing a book

There is three different ways you can publish a book. The first way you can publish a book is the traditional route. The traditional route is when you send multiple agents what your book is about and what your ideas are in hopes of getting a book deal. With a book deal you can get up front money from 5,000 and up. But there are some things to keep in mind. Once you sign a deal you lose creative control of the book. You can get your book scrapped if and executive changes or is not there anymore. Also you only get 15% to 20% of your royalties when you sign a book deal. Another way you can publish a book is the indie route. This is when you create a team and publish your book by yourself. When you take the indie route you have full creative control. Your royalties are also much higher. You receive 50% to 60% of your royalties. On the downside everything to publish your book come out of your pocket. There is also a hybrid publishing. It is very similar to and indie publishing. The only difference is someone helps you publish your book in different languages

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

How to make money off social media

There are ways to make money off social media apps. One of these apps is Facebook. You can make a page on Facebook post meme and videos and make money off of this. There are a few steps first before you can start making money. First create a page on a specific topic or viral videos from the internet. You would have to build up your following to 10,000 followers. You will also need to need to make your videos at least 1 minute long and get at least 30,000 view before you can gain money off Facebook. Another social media you can make money off of is Instagram. You can earn money through Instagram by promoting our business. You would first have to make your Instagram account into a business account. Then you would have to promote your business. There is many different ways you can do this. The first way is and image ad this is when you post an image about your product. Another example is a video ad where you post video promoting your product. You can also do carousel ads where you can post both picture and videos in a slide format. This can help you gain revenue because the more people see your ad the more possible customers you can gain.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

what is a domain?

Today i learned about what domains are. Domains are names of websites that you have to buy the rights to in order to keep. For example ups is a domain. Although you buy the rights to the name it is not a one time payment. In order to keep using the rights to the name you would have to pay yearly. If you don't pay you run the risk of having someone else buy the domain and you lose your rights to use it.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

what are digital goods?

Today i learned about digital good and how you can sell them. Digital goods are items that you can purchase in a virtual form. Some examples of digital goods are music, art educational products, membership sites, services, etc. A way you can sell these are make an app or website. Then you are going to want to market your products. After you start gaining traction the revenue should start coming in.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Instagram marketing

Today i learned how to monetize on Instagram. There is many different ways to monetize off Instagram one being niche pages. These are pages that focus on specific topics such as fishing, beauty, bmx, or basketball. After you reach a certain amount of follower you can put advertisement on your page.