Log of what of Walaa Alyamani has learned at Techie Youth

Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

Twitter- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Twitter is just one form of social media. This app/site can be used for numerous purposes. To start off, you can connect with people- specifically people you share common interests with. Currently, there are 48.3 million monthly active users and about 350,000 tweets are posted per minute. You can even profit off of twitter if you have a large enough follower base. This can be done through sponsored tweets or even talking about a company/ company's product through a tweet that will reach your fans.

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

Instagram- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Instagram is social media site that has over 1 billion active users. On Instagram you can share videos and photos. It is known as a social networking service which is owned by facebook. It has existed since 2010 and is the 13th most popular website in the world currently. It is worth around $102 billion today. Instagram is used by different corporations like Nike and is also used by celebrities like Ariana Grande. Instagram can even be used to make money and grow your business.

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Artist Agents- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

There are a number of ways to go about growing your persona as an artist. One common way is through hiring an agent. By having an artist agent, you will have someone who works on your behalf to represent, promote, and sell your work. Some agents represent whats known as the business interests of an artist. This is done through finding and completing sales, licensing deals, publicity, or opportunities. There are many different types of artist representation but you should always do your own research to decide which agent is the best fit for you.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Optimizing your website- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Have you ever searched something on google and gotten an answer that was sectioned off from the other websites? This is known as a snippet box. Snippet boxes. can come in 3 usual forms, a paragraph, table, or list. So how does google decide which website comes up on top when a person searches something? It depends on many different factors but here are some of the most common. If your website contains key phrases that people search, the more phrases your website has the more likely it is to be recognized. Additionally, if your website is linked through many other websites because it shows google that your website and content can be trusted.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Advertising digital goods- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Creating your product is just the first step in a long journey of sales. But how can you get sales? One way is through advertising on the internet. By using social media you can reach a wide array of people and have a large audience to see your product. Ads on social media sites like Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter can gain a lot of traction and hence have people see your product and hopefully purchase it. You can monetize ads which allows you to pay for an ad on the website.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Trading Intangibles- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

What is a domain? you may be asking yourself. A domain is a part of the internet in which a company has a hold over in a defined form. Something many might not know is that you can actually profit of trading domains! However, it is slightly difficult to do so because of the cost risk. Domains are not often bought and it is likely that it takes months or even years to find someone who wants to buy your domain. Most domains never even get sold but rather stay for sale. But if you are lucky enough to find a buyer the resale for the domain is so great that it overpowers the losses that come with it such as the registration and annual renewal costs.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Selling digital assets- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Now that you've developed your product in this case a digital asset, it's time to begin selling it. You may ask yourself, what can I do, who can I sell my product to?, well there are a few ways to go about it. One of the most popular ways is through email marketing. This means writing an informative and persuasive email where you pitch your product. Another way is through buying ads. Using advertisements can be a great way to find your target demographic and gain exposure for your product however you must deduct if the cost is worth the price of the ad. Hence, if your product is not being sold enough where you can make a reasonable profit then it likely isn't worth spending the additional cost of advertisement.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Using Images- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

The internet is an amazing place to get inspiration for your products. There may even be images that you'd like to use as part of your design; but you must be very careful when utilizing images from the internet. This is because of something called copyright. While you could see an image online that does NOT give you permission to use it for other purposes. You must always check the copyright on the image and ensure that you are allowed to use it. For example, if an image is common domain this means that you are allowed to use it and if it is community commons that means you can use the image in any way you'd like including altering it for other purposes.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Market Places- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Where can I sell my product after I've created it? you may be asking yourself. There are a couple of different options when it comes to the marketplace that you'll be listing your product on. One of the most popular marketplaces for beginners are existing websites like Etsy or eBay. There are many pros to using a site like this. First off, there are often very low or even no start up costs. Additionally, you'll have an already existing group of consumers who could become potential customers and you won't have much responsibilities in regards to maintaining the website or paying for ads to boost your store. However; there are also downsides to using a marketplace like this. Because anyone can sell a product that means you'll have much competition. There are also fees that you must pay to the owner of the marketplace once you make sales which can deduct from your profit.

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Robotic Products- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

So what are robotic products? An easy way to think about them is functional objects that you're able to interact with physically and are powered through custom electronics/ a programmable microcontroller. A robotic principle uses at least one type of input which is stored as information to decide what the output of the product should be. While this may sound complicated it really is not. Some basic inputs that you likely already know are: pushing a button, turning a knob, or even sensors such as light, temperature, or distance sensors. The corresponding outputs could be turning on some type of light such as an LED, turning a motor so the products moves, or even displaying an image on a screen/ creating a sound.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Starting 3D printed products- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

3D products are all the rage right now and are a great way to create products for sale. However, while it may seem very lucrative it is often difficult to start a 3D printing business because of the high initial costs of a 3D printing machine. One way that you can offset the high costs of this machine is by outsourcing. Outsourcing in simpler terms is using a machine owned by someone else to develop your own products based on your own design. This is a great way to gain some profit and hence save up enough money to buy your own 3D printer. It can also be used as a way to test out your market and see if it is worth it to invest a lot of time, energy, and most significantly money into your product/company.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

3D printed products- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

One way to develop a product after you've decided what you want to make is 3d printing. While printing is expensive there are many ways you can offset the costs. One such way is by creating products that are in high demand with low supply. This greatly increases the likelihood that people will buy the product from you because they can't find it in other places. Furthermore, you can charge extra if a person would like to customize a product. When designing 3D products you can utilize online software to make the process easier such as TinkerCad which is free.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Brainstorming- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

The first step of making a businesses is brainstorming an idea. You may ask yourself, how do I even start? While coming up with an innovative idea may sound daunting, taking it one step at a time is a great way to start. Ask yourself what people want or better yet, what do people not know they want or need. By creating something that is useful to people your product is much more likely to do well on the market. After all, who would want something that can make their day to day life easier? Then you must decide if the product you've come up with is worth the risk it takes to manufacture it and make it into a business. Businesses are no easy work and take a lot of money and finical assistance. In order for all the work to be worth it you must consider the risk factor.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Branding- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

When people first see a new company they initially look at the way the company presents itself. This is why branding is so important. A company must have a good public image and not be copying any other entity. This means that you must see if your company name violates any copyright laws and must register it as a trade mark. Furthermore, you should create a digital/online presence that accurately represents your company and is professional. There are may ways to do this but one popular and easy way is to use a website called Wix. This allows you to create your own website for your company with the numerous templates it has to offer. Also creating a slogan is a great way to become a memorable company. With something catch and easy to remember, man people will be thinking about your company.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Can you be an entrepreneur?- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

being an entrepreneur may sound scary or exciting and that all depends on the person your are. While you may be intimidated by the idea of being your own boss, that is not all what entrepreneurship entails. One of the key points of being a good entrepreneur is being a good leader. You should have both "hard" and "soft" skills. Hard skills are physical/tangible skills such as a good writer or being knowledgable with software like excel, or sheets. Soft skills are categorized as skills regarding how you are as a person and how you interact with others. Some good soft skills are being a good listener, being understanding, and being respectful. Additionally, an entrepreneur needs determination and dedication towards their idea. The idea you are trying to promote should be an innovative one- in other words, one that is new and many people would want to have/own/use because it'll better their life. If you see these qualities in yourself, you may be a great entrepreneur!

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

How to present yourself on social media- I learned this at Techie Youth today!

Social media is a large part of many people's lives, especially the younger generations. With the ability to post any thought at any given second one may forget the negative ramifications of their post. If you post something that is offensive or ignorant it can permanently tarnish your perception and may make it very difficult to get a job. One may think that they can simply delete the post later on if it is harmful to them but with the internet this is not the case. Anyone can take a screenshot of the post and hence it lives on the internet forever. Your appearance reflects the appearance of the organization/company you work for which is why you should always be careful about what you post and attempt to be respectful, intelligent, and professional on social media.