Log of what of Taja Benjamin has learned at Techie Youth

Sat. Aug. 13, 2022

Tuesday & Thursday Blog (I forgot)

So on tuesday I continued with the social networking unit. To conclude this unit I focused on the snapchat app. I loved this unit because it pinpoints how you can make money through social media. We always here social influencers say “you can make soo much money on social media” but I never knew how until now. I think that it is cool that you can profit off of your own instagram, snapchat or twitter page. I say this because not everyone is able to work behind a desk in a corporate office, or be a nurse, and the fact that they can make money right in the comfort of their own home by simply posting pictures or reacting to videos is genius. If you have a huge following, and post often using the appropriate hashtags, you can make a lot of money according to how many likes you get. When I say likes I font mean 100-200, I'm referring to 15k-100k likes.

On thursday I learned about monetizing your music as well as remote jobs within creating your own music at home. The beginning of this unit really shined a light on the independent side of the music industry. I think that this unit was very informative because everyone loves music and it allows people who have a passion for music to use that as another avenue to make money without the backing of a major record label. It also gives us insight on copyright, sync licenses, and etc that can protect the music you created from being taken or used by others.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Worst Birthday Ever

Today I learned about music production. This is my favorite unit so far because its more entertaining than the rest. I did not know that you could make music by yourself on your computer. I thought that music could only be made in a studio with a producer, and engineer. I thought that live instruments were needed in order to make certain sounds however this unit shows that the computer is able to mimic the sounds of live instruments. It was cool reading about how Timbaland makes his beats especially because I am a huge fan of his.

Sat. Aug. 6, 2022

Time to wrap up the work week

Today was brief. The social theme I learned about today was twitter. Some of the popular niches on this app consist of sports, current events, celebrity gossip and games. The best way to attract new followers is by staying active , posting pictures and videos that will grasp their attention.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Back to the basics.

Today I learned how to organize a community on the various social media sites. These sites consisted of Instagram, Tiktok, Facebook, We Chat, Twitter, Pintrest and Snapchat. The app that was most interesting to me was the "WeChat" app. I say this because it is a multi purpose app and I never heard of it before due to the fact that it is based in China.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Back From Vacation

Today at Techie youth I learned how to provide services in exchange for money. This unit focused on skills that you could learn fast and make money. In the social theme unit, I learned that having a large amount of followers on social media can be really beneficial to you financially. Learning how to organize your social media page can brings the necessary followers you need to get access into the community demographic.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Outside looks so depressing today.

Its Friday time to wrap this work week up. Today I learned about how to sell art online. It is a known fact that you can make a large profit from selling your artwork online. This unit highlighted which sites are good market places to sell your art. However you do have to be very careful with certain sites and people because they can take advantage of you. Art scams are on the rise .

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

Links and drinks type of day.

Today I learned about trading commodities. A commodity is basically a raw material that is used to produce already manufactured goods. In order for a commodity to be traded it essentially needs to pass the basic grade. The “basic grade” is a set of minimum standards. Not only that but they are also interchangeable with other commodities that are the same.

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

late work day, still gotta get it done

In todays lesson I learned about other types of trading which consist of Forex, and REITs. Forex is a foreign exchange in which you trade money within different currencies. This unit was interesting to me because I actually joined Forex during my sophomore year of college to try and make some extra money. However I stopped trading forex because I didn't really understand how to read the charts, and I felt like it was a scam.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

not that hot today. Beach day

Today I learned about cryptocurrency fundamentals. cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are traded globally 24/7. It is basically virtual money. Although there are many different types of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is the most popular one.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Rain rain go away.

Today I learned about stock market fundamentals. This unit explained stocks, shareholders, stock prices, investment portfolios, and the risks revolved around investments. I also learned about the largest trading stocks in the world which is NYSE.

Sat. Jul. 23, 2022

water park day

Today I learned how to increase your website traffic. There are both free and paid ways to maximize it. You need effective headlines and good quality content in order to increase website engagement. This unit also explained the importance of SEO as it gives an idea of what your page might look like in search engines.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Ice cold water type of day

Today I learned about the importance of niche websites. Creating a niche website works in your favor because when it revolves around the interests of your target audience they will increase your search up history.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

85 degrees today make sure you stay hydrated.

Today I learned about Business Models. A business model is basically a company's overall plan for making money. Not only that but they also help develop new/ already established businesses to attract investment, motivate staff, and recruit other talent.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Its 90 outside.. Time to Blog

In todays unit I learned how to sell digital assets. Learned different marketing strategies such as "email marketing" in which you create a powerful pitch in order to help sell your products online. One thing that I liked about this unit was the multiple lessons on how to create a paid-access membership for your digital content.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Hot day stay under that AC

Ok so today I learned how to create and sell my own creative clothing designs. Not only that but this unit helped me get a better understanding of how to price my items in a competitive market.

Sat. Jul. 16, 2022

Make Up Work Day "Saturday"

Todays lesson was very short because I only needed to do 3 hours. Today I learned how to sell art online. And I also learned how to start up your own art business.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022


So today I learned about laser cutting and robotics. This was a good lesson today because I love tapping into my creative side. Learning how to design high quality products for low printing costs was cool.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

thursday funday recap

So today I learned about 3D printing products. I learned how to create 3D products by using different software's.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

Wednesday "Humpday" Recap

This part of the entrepreneur unit wasn't that interesting to me to be honest. However the only thing i did enjoy learning about today was the difference between big companies and sole proprietors'.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Mondays blog "not much"

Today I learned about how companies operate. The difference between profit and revenue was an eye opener for me. I've always been interested in how businesses are ran. This unit gave me insight on why profit models are necessary for hitting your target audience.

Sat. Jul. 9, 2022

saturday mini recap

Today I learned about entrepreneurship and the necessary things you have to do in order to have a successful business.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Friday recap (quality of life)

In this new unit I learned about the various ways in which you can improve your overall quality of life. I learned how to manage my finances, time, and stress. I also learned the difference between a mentor and a role model. Overall I think that this unit was helpful because it helps you to realize that everything doesnt have to be about work, or all about having fun, it helps you find a balance between the two.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday recap

On Tuesday I learned about the pro's and cons of remote jobs. On Wednesday I learned about the do's and don'ts of the interview process, how to fix your resume to fit the needs of the position you're applying for as well as tips on how to do a cover letter. Today was the best part of the unit for me because it taught us about scams within certain job listings. I've noticed a lot of red flags when applying to jobs that indicated they were scams. That part of the unit really opened my eyes to be more aware of certain things.