Log of what of Sophia Liu has learned at Techie Youth

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Web Development

Today I rewrote my previous assignments on another social media site and followed up on my online trading assignment. I began the Web Development unit and learned about the fundamentals of working as a remote web developer, including the difference between a front-end developer and a back-end developer. I also learned about the jobs/roles available to people with web development skills and determined which type of role best fits me.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Communities to showcase art

Today I learned more about how to submit a design and being part of a design community. I became familiar with the industry-standard resources of the art world, including social networks for artists. I learned where and how to connect with potential clients online and also learned about the resources provided for artists with special disabilities.

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Where to sell art

Today I learned how to find an art agent and how hiring an art advisor, consultant or dealer will help artists gain more popularity and recognition. I learned how to connect with potential clients online through a variety of fine art services, art consulting services, and production managers. I also learned about different types of artist representation and how to submit artworks to an exhibition.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

How to start an art business

Today I learned how to generate interest in my artworks. I received advice on pricing and shipping from more experienced artists as well as more strategies on how to convert contacts from email lists into buyers of my art. I also learned how to drive traffic to increase sales with videos to help succeed as an artist selling online. I learned about the choices and options I could take as an Artist/Entrepreneur.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

How to sell art online

Today I completed the Analyst unit assignment and edited the link to my previous campaign assignment. I began the art unit and learned which platforms would best fit my art practice. I also learned how to use social media in order to gain recognition and increase the popularity of my art and connect with potential art-buying clients online. I also got advice on how to get started with an online business

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Fundraising campaigns

Today I got a better understanding of what it takes to become a business analyst. I learned how to demonstrate the skills that employers seek in a business analyst in order to get a role, even without the experiences or access to resources of a typical business analyst. I also learned about the importance of proficiency in R code and how it's used specifically to analyze statistical data. I spent the rest of my time creating and revising my fundraising assignment campaign to bring awareness of the importance of financial self-sufficiency in youths. I also shared it to my facebook.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Business Analysis

Today I learned the basic skills employers often look for in candidates for data analysts. I learned how to to help a company make informed decisions regarding operations as an analyst, as well as how to process and manipulate it to extract new strategies and business insights for better overall productivity. I also became aquatinted with the skills most businesses expect from potential analysts, including the ability to to prepare, visualize and report data.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Online Fundraising

Today I continued the Fundraising unit and learned about the benefits of fundraising and the privilege of collaborating with fellow mission-driven people and teams that are helping to make the world a safer, healthier, more prosperous place. I learned about the diversity of experiences and job security in this career. I also learned how to get media press coverage as a way to reach larger audiences and a greater amount of media outlets.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

How To Write A Fundraising Appeal

Today I started the Fundraising unit and learned how to speak with possible donors and how to leave them with a good first impression of the cause so they can ultimately determine whether or not they choose to support you. I reviewed tips to keep in mind while making a pitch and how to incentivize donors to donate. I also became aware of popular methods for online fundraising and how to get started using those methods.

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Micro-Gig Work

Today I continued with the Immediate Income portion of the Entrepreneurship unit. I learned about the basics of signing up and getting involved in micro-gigs. I reviewed various methods to earn an easy source of income without too much effort. I also learned about how to provide short-term services utilizing my current skills and abilities. I also worked on revising a previous assignment.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Immediate Income

Today I finished the Entrepreneurship unit and submitted my executive summary. I also resubmitted and revised a previous assignment. I started the extracurricular unit and learned how to get paid for taking surveys. I also learned how to determine what companies were worth my time and how to match the qualifications for a specific survey. I also learned about the different payment options available for various rewards systems.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

How to Get Paid

Today I learned how to access the funds I place in my checking account by withdrawing cash at an ATM or branch, writing a check, or using a debit card. I also learned about the process of opening a checking account and the differentiations between a checking account and savings account. I then learned about the process of accepting and processing credit card payments, as well as how to identify which option is best suited to my business or use-case.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

How to Obtain Funding

Today I learned how to assess how much money is needed to start a startup and gained a deeper understanding of how startup funding works. I also learned how to calculate estimated venture costs and profit margins by dividing the expenses into separate categories. I also learned the purpose of an MVP and how to use it to begin earning money with the least possible financial risk.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Competitive Advantages

Today I learned about the implications of and what terms should be set when establishing a business partnership. I thought about whether I would want to start a business on my own or if having one or more co-founders would be beneficial. I also learned how to write an incredibly well-written executive summary. I finished the customers and market unit and learned how will to procure customers to use in business and what will persuade customers to utilize my business instead of my competitors.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Leadership Abilities

Today I learned about the qualities that make a good leader. I learned how to confidently make a public presentation and speak confidently in front of an audience, both of which are key skills for people in leadership roles. I also learned about entrepreneurial risk, which can take several forms, including financial risk, career risk, emotional risk, or overall business risk. To deal with those risks, I learned the most important skills that an entrepreneur usually needs to be successful.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

How to Launch a Start Up Business

Today I continued the Entrepreneurship unit and learned about the importance of profit models for a successful business. I also learned about how sales are generated and all the expenses that a business will incur in a bid to make the model viable. Without a concrete profit model, the business will be much less likely to be profitable. I also learned that for a business to succeed, the services offered should solve a problem or satisfy the customers. I also learned about the factors to consider and tips for choosing the best possible exit strategy.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Today I finished the writing unit and learned about technical writers and how they communicate in a way that presents technical information so that the reader can use that information for an intended purpose. I also began the Entrepreneurship unit and learned the definition of entrepreneurship. I also watched a series of videos from various entrepreneurs that gave me priceless advice on some ideas and innovations.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

How to become a copywriter

Today I learned about the tools and resources needed to get started writing high-performing business copies. I learned about the business objectives to hit, the particular constraints to work within, and the customers needed to connect with through guest blogging and ghostwriting. I also learned how to create a successful blog and also how to monetize said blog. Additionally, I learned new ways to communicate with customers and with other people through writing. I also learned about search engine optimization (SEO) and how to get backlinks. Finally, I learned about customer service and correspondence.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

How to analyze security risk

Today I learned what commodities are and how to access them through mutual funds and exchange traded funds, also known as ETFs. I learned how to choose a market, decide whether to buy or sell, enter a trade size, manage the risk, and monitor and close the position. Additionally, I learned the types of commodity trading strategies beginners need to know.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

How to minimize risk

Today I learned how to leverage directional plays with less potential loss than owning the outright stock position. I also learned about the many advantages of trading options that trading stocks and ETFs alone cannot do. I discovered how to calculate the potential risk of options positions. Finally, I learned how to take advantage of the flexibility and power that stock options can provide.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Investment Decisions

Today I learned about the versatility of financial products. I learned the key choices to watch in order to make the most well-informed investment decisions, which were trading volume and open interest. I also read an essential options trading guide to further develop my understanding of stock options. Furthermore, I learned all about the uses of options and how to use them to limit downside losses.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

How to evaluate a good long term investment

Today I learned how to create a balanced investment portfolio by adding a layer of diversity to a strategy. I learned about the benefits and drawbacks of REITS, and how they can provide the ability to diversify across property types and geographic locations. I also learned about how after-hours trading affects stock prices. Finally, I learned about the difference between options and stocks.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

How to earn money through stock exchange

Today I learned about various methods of profiting off the stock market and forex. I learned about smart contracts in blockchain and how they work. I also learned about REIT and how it is unique to each stock market’s specific trading hours. Furthermore, I now understand what drives the REITs performance as well as how to read stock charts. Finally, I learned about how to evaluate when to buy or sell a specific investment.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

How to trade stocks

Today I learned about the benefits and risks of trading stocks and how it compares to trading cryptocurrency. I also learned about the importance of being healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically. I learned a technique people can use to let go of anxiety as well as several ways to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Finally, I learned how to maintain a beneficial relationship with someone who agreed to mentor you in the long term.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

How to build a network

Today I learned how to avoid scams by presenting yourself with confidence and thoroughly researching firms and other organizations to check for legitimacy. In addition, I learned the best ways to begin building up an influential network, as well as the benefits of having one. Having a network can help people make contacts, build relationships, get to know people, expand reputations, earn respect, and even find jobs. Finally, I also learned how to budget and calculate for my cost of living.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Interviewing skills

Today I learned how to be adequately prepared for interviews. I practiced the common questions asked in interviews and studied the best strategies for making a good impression on an interviewer. I also learned how to create a proper foundations for professionally resolving conflicts in the workplace.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

How to make safe transactions

I learned how to identify which payment option is best suited to a business or use-case. I also learned how to write checks and how to protect accounts from fraud. I learned to make safe and secure transactions by comparing the pros and cons, also taking into consideration ease of use, pricing, and overall status. I also learned about the risks regarding cryptocurrency and the best ways to prevent them.