Log of what of Fred Sorkin has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

Monday August 1st - Friday August 5th

Monday August 1st

Today I continued learning about using market analytics, keywords, and Google viewer trends to benefit my niche website. I learned about the technicalities behind setting up a new niche website, including web hosting. Various platforms enable you to host your website online, like WordPress and HostGator. I also learned about content creation for niche websites, including how to find writers and how to be affiliate-friendly.

Tuesday August 2nd

Today I learned more about content creation for niche websites and how to attract website visitors. Using snippets and Search Engine Optimization, you can increase your website’s user traffic. Next, I learned about how to monetize this user traffic to make a real profit. Through email marketing, ebooks, selling courses & webinars, or using a membership program, you can use your website’s viewer traffic effectively. In some cases, you may even be able to build up and sell your website for a profit.

Wednesday August 3rd

Today I continued learning about monetizing user traffic on your niche website in various profitable ways. I also learned how to track business expenses and income in programs like Excel. Next, I began learning about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other types of online trading. I learned about what stocks are and how they are traded, along with various stock terms and exchanges. Lastly, I learned about the risks of trading and how to read stock charts, as well as the easiest way to begin investing in stocks, with the Robinhood app on your phone. 

Thursday August 4th

Today I continued learning about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other types of online trading. I began learning about cryptocurrencies, what they are, how they are used, and where to get them. I learned about Bitcoin and how they are mined, about ‘Shitcoins’ that are widely spread, and about what Litecoin & Ethereum are. Next, I learned about Blockchain technology and important factors for implementation, like smart contracts and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). I learned about the various platforms available for trading cryptocurrencies, like Robinhood, Coinbase, and Coinbase Pro, as well as how cryptocurrency is reported on taxes. Lastly, I began learning about Forex trading, or foreign exchange.

Friday August 5th

Today I continued learning about stocks, cryptocurrencies, and other types of online trading. I learned more about foreign exchange trading and how it works from Adam Khoo, including the most powerful indicators for the exchange. I learned about the top 10 most successful forex traders in the world and some beneficial trading tips from them, as well as the trading psychology behind the winning forex traders. I learned about the many risks involved in forex trading, and how to spot & avoid forex scams that are widely spread. Lastly, I began learning about REIT trading, or Real Estate Investment Trusts trading. I learned about the dangers as well as the realities behind such an investment.

Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

Tuesday July 26th - Friday July 29th

Tuesday July 26th

Today I continued learning about community organizing on various social platforms. I learned about profitable niche boards on Pinterest, what programs to use for editing photos or graphic designs, and how to use analytics to benefit your board. Next, I learned about ways to make money on Snapchat, from making AR- or geo-based filters, to monetizing your stories, to creating advertisements on the platform. Lastly, I started learning about the basics of selling art online using social media and marketing skills.

Wednesday July 27th

Today I learned more about selling art online using social media and marketing skills. I learned about various marketing skills, including the “4 P’s method” that can sell anything to anyone if used properly. Next, I learned about where you should start your business and what platforms are beneficial in the process. Lastly, I learned about how to use social media platforms to advertise and sell your art.

Thursday July 28th

Today I learned more about using social media platforms like Pinterest or Instagram to advertise and sell your art. I learned how to sell prints or original art on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter, and how to utilize these platforms to the most extent to benefit your business. Next, I learned about where to sell your art and connect with potential clients online. From art agents and art consultants to interior designers and gallerists, various organizations work to take in artist submissions and link the artist with valuable connections.

Friday July 29th

Today I continued learning about selling your art online using social media and marketing skills. I learned about various platforms that enable you to sell your art directly like Etsy, Redbubble, Society6, BigCartel, Zazzle, TurningArt, Saatchi Art, Indiewalls, Artfinder, ArtPal, Vsual, and many more. I also learned about social networks and communities for artists to showcase their artwork like DevianArt, ArtStation, Ello, Behance, Coroflot, Crevado, and Doodle Addicts, among others. I learned about various obstacles within selling your art online, whether it be an artist’s special challenge, or scams like galleries that ask you to pay for presenting your art, and online phishes. Lastly, I learned about niche informational websites and how you are able to earn money from building one. Using market analytics, keywords, and viewer trends to anticipate website traffic can be critical in choosing which niche to lean towards.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

Monday July 25th

Today I learned more about community organizing on various social platforms. I learned more about how WeChat works, what in-app functions are accessible and why it was banned in America. Next, I learned about Facebook groups and how you can utilize them to grow our business, or simply profit off of them. Lastly, I learned about how to use Twitter and what you can do with a niche account. From affiliate partnerships, to sponsors, or even advertising your own brand, there are many ways to use Twitter to become a profitable influencer.

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Thursday July 21st - Friday July 22nd

Thursday July 21st

Today I learned more about digital advertising and promoting digital products through various social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I learned how to properly use hashtags to achieve a larger audience for advertising and monetization as well as how to organize a social network community. Specific niches can create a large profit on all social platforms, whether it be Instagram or Youtube. Lastly, I learned about photo editing on platforms like Lightroom, Snapseed, or Photoshop.

Friday July 22nd

Today I learned more about social media influencers, digital marketing, and social niche pages, as well as how you can make a hustle out of these social platforms. First, I learned about Instagram niche pages and proper marketing tools like shoutouts, affiliates, and stories. Next, I learned about TikTok theme pages, privacy concerns, and video editing tips. Lastly, I learned about WeChat and its importance as China’s largest messaging app.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Wednesday July 20th

Today I learned more about profitable intangibles and how to make money off of art, music, and other copyrighted work. I learned how to apply or register for patents, copyrights, and trademarks to license your work. Next, I learned about affiliate marketing and advertising digital products to create revenue, often through specific niches. Lastly, I learned about Facebook pages that enable you to expand your business above and beyond and spread the word about your products in an efficient manner.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Tuesday July 19th

Today I learned more about business models within selling digital goods that allow you to make the most recurring revenue. I also learned about various profitable digital assets and platforms where you could buy and sell them, including intangibles that can be traded like sports cards, game trading cards, domain names, and cryptocurrency. Lastly, I learned about the differences between copyrights, trademarks, & patents, and the importance behind why they even matter in business.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Monday July 18th

Today I learned more about making and selling digital goods and providing services. Skills like photography come very useful as you are able to sell stock photographs, video, and audio on various platforms. With selling digital goods it is important to have good marketing strategies. I learned how to create powerful pitch letters to generate interest from investors, as well as the proper ways to make advertisements. Lastly, I learned how to convert email subscribers and membership sites into profit using sales funnels and proper clickfunnels instead of regular websites.

Sat. Jul. 16, 2022

Tuesday July 5th - Friday July 15th

Tuesday July 5th

On my first day, I received a welcoming introduction to the Techie Youth program which explained what I was going to be doing and how this program will help me progress further. After the introduction, I got an in-depth look into the fundamentals of remote work including the possible benefits and disadvantages. I then learned about the differences in bank accounts, how to create checks, how businesses use different payment processes, and cryptocurrency basics like how to make a crypto wallet. Lastly, I learned about writing professional resumes and cover letters to have a positive chance at being hired, as well as tips and tricks to stand out from the rest.

Wednesday July 6th

On my second day, I learned about the importance of your social media presence and how it can affect you in a workplace environment. From Harvard rescinding acceptances to businesses rejecting job candidates, this truly opened my eyes to the importance of keeping your social presence professional. I then learned about different platforms and corporations to find remote employment opportunities. Lastly, I learned a plethora of tips and tricks on how to ace your job interview as well as life lessons on leadership and negotiating.

Thursday July 7th

On July 7th, I learned more about being a productive worker remotely including which platforms can be used to help stay organized and on task. I then learned about tactics that are used by company management to take advantage of their workers, thereby teaching me how to stand up for myself and use the tips to avoid being a pushover. Many of these tips came from excerpts of a book called Don’t Send a Resume. Lastly, I learned about onboarding remotely as well as networking and making meaningful connections as a remote team.

Friday July 8th

On July 8th, I learned a lot of imperative tips for time management that I would definitely benefit from as I’m currently not the best at using my time efficiently. From creating a daily schedule to different programs that help keep track of reminders, these tips are going to help me improve my time skills. Next, I learned about the importance of keeping your wellbeing in a positive standard. Disregarding your health is very detrimental to you, whether it be mental or physical. I also learned about how to manage your stress in ways that are beneficial for you. Lastly, I learned about professional mentors and how they can help you excel above and beyond, guiding you along the way.

Monday July 11th

On July 11th, I learned about how I can take my skills across the world with me and become a digital nomad, living a jet setter lifestyle. I also learned about different ways to travel for little to no money, as well as various platforms that help people connect with each other to exchange residence for working, volunteering, pet sitting, or even just spending time together, creating experiences. Next, I learned important financial tips on how to save money, reinvest money, negotiate properly, as well as the differences of income with taxes. I then learned about gaining control of your time in order to become a more successful leader and live a happier, more productive, and satisfactory life. Lastly, I learned more about how your public image impacts your employment opportunities.

Tuesday July 12th

On July 12th, I learned more about remote employment openings and various websites that provide listings for opportunities. I then learned about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business leadership, including how to launch a startup business and the critical steps before creating your business. I learned how business models shape your company and its future, as well as how to predict if your startup will be successful in order to efficiently save your time and money. Lastly, I learned about realistic professional expectations with real life examples about the mayor of New York City’s home.

Wednesday July 13th

On July 13th, I learned more about the launch process of startup businesses including profit models and different streams of revenue. I also learned about identifying your target customer and market with a value proposition. I then learned about exit strategies and contingency plans for startups in order to save your time and money most efficiently. I learned about the best ways to find co-founders and partners for your company to avoid any negative discourse. Next, I learned about executive summaries and business plans and how to make them well-written. I then learned about the formalities behind business entities, like employer identifications and legal procedures to create corporations. Lastly, I learned about the importances of branding and logos for your company as well as different platforms that help create your own designs.

Thursday July 14th

On July 14th, I learned more about branding your business and creating mission statements that resonate. I then learned about obtaining proper funding for your startup and being financially agile to maximize your venture opportunities. Lastly, I learned about proper pitching towards investors and key topics like financial models and the MVP, or minimum viable product.

Friday July 15th

On July 15th, I learned key business leadership skills through winning people over and mastering the power of silence within business negotiations. I also learned about the importance of brevity in business and how to master the art of purchasing while maximizing profits. Lastly, I learned about digital goods and various digital assets that can be bought and sold online like writings or books, webinars, online courses, podcasts, and even photography.