Log of what of Dylan Smart has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Exit summary

Summary. August 5, 2022:

Today, I lwarned how to create an exit summary and why it is important. I learned yhat wxit strategy are : what is it, why do you need ine and how do you build one. Today I also learned that planning an exit strtegy is so important when you sre start up founder. I learned also that every business should have a target exit strategy. I learned that the mist common strtaegy is due to a larger company. I learned that acquistion is by far the most common successful exit strategy.

Dylan S

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Be creative with money

Summary 8/3/22:

Today, I learned the key to being motivated and how to succeed in life by making smart choices. I learned that I must go after what I really want with a creative mind in order to succeed in life. I learned that I must go after what I really want and don't purchase expensive things just to please other people. I learned that I must recognize certain objects and always think smart about my choices.I learned how to buy smart and only purchased things that I can profit from and resell at a later time in my life. I also learned how to be cost effective …. for example flying commercial instead of first class and I learned that I can utilize those funds to travel to other parts of the world.

Dylan S…..

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

Stress factors

Dylan S:

Summary 8/1/22:

Today, I will focus on stress management. I watched the video to learn techniques to handle stress and improve your happiness. I learned how to control my emotions and the person who wants to make me mad is living an unhappy life. I learned that life is hard in general and that every person has positive traits and something to be grateful for. I learned that every person is capable of achieving something with the context of their situation and abilities.

Dylan S….. 8/1/22

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Quality of life….

Today, I watched and focused on the video about the quality of life. What I learned today I focus on what drives your choices and what motivates me to succeed. I learned financial awareness and management. I learned about the net income , cost of living , budgeting and resale value. I also learned about time management and what is important about time such as organization, prioritization. setting, communication, planning and stress management.

I also learned about different time management techniques that can be used to enhance my skills and help to improve efficiency and productivity.

Dylan S….. 7/29/22

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Search Engine

Dylan S :

Summary July 27, 2022

Today, I learned the basic search engine. I learned that SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. I learned that it is the process of optimizing websites and webpages.

While watching the video, I also learned basic steps to help me understand what google will be about such as title bags, meta descriptions, heading tags, keyword usage, content creation and competitor analysis.

I have a high interest in this video and I rely like it.

Dylan S…. 7/27/22

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Business Adventure

Summary 7/26/22:

Today, I learned that starting a new business can be an exciting experience, but it can also quickly become stressful as you step out into the unknown. I also learned that there are many great resources available to first-time small business owners to help them start on the road to success. I also learned some helpful steps for starting a business.

I also learned that there are a large number of businesses that fail each year in the United States. I learned that 20 percent of businesses fail within their first year. Only about half of small businesses manage to survive their five-year anniversary.

For example, if you complete your due diligence and go in armed with as much information as possible, your business will have a much better chance at success.

You must start to research the market of interest to you. One of the most important questions you must ask yourself ….. Is there truly a need for your business? Do you have the appropriate amount of capital available to you to be successful? Do you have the right team in place to help you succeed? If you need help answering these questions, the Small Business Administration offers data on a variety of different topics, including free business counseling.

These are very important pointers in learning about your business if you want to be an entrepreneur.

Dylan S…. 7/26/22

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Photography and Art

Summary July 25, 2022

Today, I learned about photography. Photography is an artistic pursuit, and like all art forms, the attraction lies not in its earning potential but in the person’s desire to do something fun, creative, and worthwhile. Some creatives don’t think about money in photography, but it’s worth a consideration.

I also learned a great thing about an artistic discipline like photography. It's certainly a fun hobby or an interesting way to pass the time, it’s also a potentially lucrative profession.

In summary, I can incorporate photography into my Art since I am an artist. It will be one of the best combinations ever along with my illustrations.

Dylan S…… 7/25/22

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Financial Awareness

Dylan S…..

Summary: 7/22/22

Today, I focus on Financial Awareness and Financial Management since it is payday.

I learned today about net income, cost of living, budgetary, smart purchases and wasteful purchases.

I learned today that one of the best ways to improve your financial management skills is to create your own personal budget. I learned how to ensure that I will always have enough money. I learned when creativity a budget it’s important to define and understand the difference between necessities and luxury items.

I also learned to avoid purchasing on credit. I learned that many credit card and other forms of credit will iffer incentives to encourage you to buy objects on credit.

I will be studying this component more since it is very interesting ans I want to learn how to build credit as a teenager and what to look for in building credit.

Dylan S ……7/22/22

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Learning Androids

Summary: Thursday July 21, 2022

Today, I learned that Android development is done with a tool called Android Studio. I learned that Android Studio is kind of like Microsoft Word of writing, android apps; it helps organize your projects and gives users a friendly way to create what to look for. I learned through the video how to install android studio. It will be a process to learn but I will read to learn more including watching tutorials and videos.

I learned today that android development can be a great way to turn your idea into reality or start a promising career as an app developer and getting started is probably easier than what you think.

Dylan S ….. 7/21/22

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Art as a profession

SUMMARY 7/20/22:

I learned today how to sell ART online…. I am an artist and I love to draw so this aspect is very interesting to me. I learned today how to sell ART online by using these skills:

deciding what medium of Art to sell

If to sell originals or reproductions

Choose a printer

Build a brand as an artist

Set prices for your Art

Set up your online store

Apply for po-ups, events and exhibitions

Market Art

Package Art

In Galleries

I also learned how to promote Art on social media through twitter, instagram and facebook or creating your own website. I also learned how to set up things online.

I also learned after the sale how to take photographs of your art installed in the corporate space . I learned how to ask for permission to display the photographs on your website and in your promotional materials, get permission to use quotes from consultants or businesses in which they endorsed the purchase, set an up page on your website and display photographs of the installed art and comments.

Dylan S….7/20/22

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Fundraising for a teenager AND the summary for 7/18:22

Summary 7/19/22:

Today, I learned about fundraising. Fundraising is a process of building relationships with people, companies and other organizations who might want to support your mission by donating money to your non-profit.

I learned that I must understand the best practices in nonprofit fundraising which are: (1) the vast majority of money available to nonprofits comes from individuals.

(2) cold fund-raising is your last resort and not your first option.

(3) Fundraising is all about building relationships.

I also learned what the donor life cycle looks like …it is sometimes called the fundraising funnel.

I also learned ways to ask someone for a donation:

Asking in person

Asking over the phone

Fundraising events

Grant Writing

In my opinion; fundraising is one of the most important aspects for an entrepreneur. Both go well together and I will keep researching and reading more articles on both topics.

Dylan S…… 7/19/22

Summary for 7/18/21

Summary 7/18/21:

I learned today that product pricing is an essential element in determining the success of online business. I learned that regarding first steps — you need find

Find the base price, capture market share by experimenting with the pricing and make sure that your product pricing drives long term business profit.

I also learned about a webinar which uses a combination of the words “web” and “seminar”) is a video workshop, lecture or presentation using online web air software. I learned that the purpose of a webinar is up to the host . You can use text chat, slide decks, recording, screen sharing, whiteboard, survey and polls, webinar challenges, and solutions. I also learned about keeping the audience engaged.

I also learned tips for creating an effective webinar…. By knowing your purpose and identifying your goals. Once your goals are set it is time to get focused and know what you are trying to provide for others. I learned that you must also rehearse and attend other webinars to get inspiration and different ideas that you might not have otherwise.

In summary, I learned that webinars can reach and go beyond your own imagination. I learned that you must prepare appropriately, set your goals clearly, know how to measure your webinar success and know what to expect.

Dylan S……7/18/22

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Case Base Reasoning

Summary July 15, 2022

Today, I started watching a video on case- Based Reasoning - AI 101.

I learned through the video how to explore rationale, requirements and application of the Case Based Reasoning technique. I learned that it is a four structure process —- retrieval, re-use, revision and retention. I learned that we would use case based reasoning to set theoretic models.

I also learned how to become a product manager and to take notes on what customers want and what they would like to see in future times.

I also learned about the pros and cons of traditional publishing which is about an agent and the agent getting you a deal. I learned that prestige and validation is very important to publishing. It is a slow process and needs a lot of creative protocol and you need to learn new skills. The most important thawing that I learned is that I need to find a professional team to work with and to generate an income.

Dylan S…..

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

Digital Marketing

Summary July 14, 2022:

Today, I learned about digital marketing. Digital marketing is any form of marketing that exists. Digital marketing is important because it helps you reach a larger audience that you could go through with traditional methods.

The benefits of Digital Marketing is that it focuses on the only prospects, purchasing your product and service, it’s measurable and easier to adapt to change.

I also learned about data entry and that it is the act of transcribing some form of information into another medium .. usually through computer programs. For example ; hand written documents, spreadsheets and computer codes. It can take all sorts of forms as well…. By compiling an email list, purging email lists and following up on emails.

In my opinion, digital marketing is part of the marketing that will be the new norm for online marketing. I learned that you can get paid for providing services especially through online marketing. It is one of the new trends.

Dylan S

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

How to write a job description

Summary for 7/13/22

Today , I watched a video on how to write a job description and how to recruit a good job candidate.

I learned key interests and what to exactly look for such as summarizing the job in key details. I learned to take my time and be precise in what to write and execute. I learned to summarize the purpose of the job description and what goal the job is meant to achieve for the company. For example, I learned that a designer will help create front end designs for websites, emails and print to help clients express the story of their brand. I also learned to write detailed job duties that explain not just what they will be doing but why.

In summary, I learned to qualify at the end. I learned to put in order exactly what I think they are looking for….example.,.,certifications, courses taken , certain types of technical knowledge and software skills .

Today, I learned how to write a compelling job description to help me start to look for a job of my choice. These key notes will help me put an effective job description of my choice to get hired.

Dylan S…..

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Digital Products

Summary for 7/12/22:

Digital products are a tangible asset of media that can be sold or distributed. Selling products has its advantages and disadvantages such as low overhead costs and high profit margins.

I learned today that digital goods are determined by what taxes you have to pay . I learned about digital, ebooks, images, movies and videos. I learned to sell digital products in four steps such as music, fonts or how to photoshop. I learned how to build an online store, build an app to sell products and market my digital products.

I also went back and watched the video on HTML Tutorial for Beginners and I am focusing on HTML and web development. I am interested in learning how to build a website with HTML .

I want to integrate digital products and when I learn how to create a website. I will be watching this interesting video over and over to get more information.

Dylan S…..

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Tutorial for Beginners

Summary 7/11/22

Today, Monday July 11, 2022 I focus on Tutorial for Beginners. This teaches you how to make a website. The first thing that caught my attention is when it stated that it doesn’t require coding or web developers.

It taught me how to use squarespace what kind of website I can make, how to choose a template, how to view the work in a template, tablet mobile and desktop mode. I also learned how to change the logo, title and template on the website.

Dylan S….

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Adobe Illustrator

Summary for 7/8/22:

Today, I learned about Adobe Illustrator for Beginners. I learn to create, effects, patterns and more. Since I am an artist I can incorporate this knowledge into my artwork going forward and how to draw an illustrator.

I also learned how to use the pen tool in illustrator and how to feel creative. I focus on how to create custom logos, make repeated patterns, share what I did via social media and save the documents.

This is a very technical area and you have to take your time both in watching the videos and practicing as you go along.

Dylan S…..

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

Technological Craft through Art

Summary for Thursday July 7, 2022.

What I learned for today:

Today,I started out by watching the video on Selling Computer - Designed Objects and Technological Crafts.

I started with planning …… brainstorming and project planning. It taught me how to identify the need and risk analysis. It showed me what things that people buy a lot of, what things people want a lot of, and the things that people talk alot about.

I went on to watch the video on custom craft, and it taught me how to create and sell.

It spoke about demand printing … for example mugs and tshirts. It spoke about vintage items and bringing them up to code…with the newest technology.

I went on to watch the video on Autocad basics for beginners…. It taught me how to draw, modify tools then draw management. This aspect was awesome because I am an artist and I am learning how to create new drawings. I am really focusing on this component because it will teach me how to make polylines, arcs, rectangles, and 2D practice drawing. These are all new concepts that I can put into my artwork to make money.

Dylan S

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Interesting .. learning 3D print to make money

Summary Wednesday 7/6/22

Today, I watch the video improving your quality of life a couple of times because it is teaching me to work with what I have. This is very important to me as a teenager because it will teach me how to change my lifestyle habits from a very young age. It teaches you that you cannot get time back….and you should use your time wisely. This is a very important aspect of life.

I went on to focus on the video and the videos on how to 3D print. I learned that with a very few simple clicks you can control how the shape comes out and change what you make. I learn about what sort of 3D printed items have sale potential. I learn that printing is very expensive and what products command high prices. I learn about the many software packages that can be used to create 3D objects. I learnt about the TinderCad and how it is free and it works directly with a web browser.

I went on to watch videos on products that you can make from 3D print to make money. I have a very high interest in this section and I will e focusing on this section going forward. I watch the whole series on Tinkercard and it is very interesting.

Dylan S…

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Learning how to use technology to make money

This is a summary of what I learned today. I was able to read and watch

different videos.

I learned that artificial intelligence (AI) is the part of computer science concerned with designing intelligent computer systems , that is, systems that exhibit characteristics. I learn about major branches of artificial intelligence which are machine learning, neutral network, Robotics, expert systems, fuzzy logic, and natural language processing .

I am learning about Pythons and the programming language.

I am learning about how to get a machine learning job without a degree. It taught me how to make use of machine learning. I also learned that to get experience in machine learning is to participate in machine learning competitions. I am also learning that contributing to open source can significantly boost my chances of getting a job. It states that contributing to open source is the most effective job seeking hack you can take advantage of right now.

Entrepreneurs have to learn to adapt to change. For ex: while watching the video she didn't adapt to change which led to her downfall. This shows me that even if you are a good entrepreneur you have to learn to adapt to changes.

In summary, I learned that brainstorming is good and you decide what you want to make. You must identify the need, risk analysis, and inspiration. I learned that with modern technology you can virtually make anything.

Dylan S….. 7/5/22