Log of what of Katie Wong has learned at Techie Youth

Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

Affiliate Marketer

Today at Techie Youth I learned about affiliate markets. This is when a person gets a commission for marketing another company's products. Many social media influencers do this to make money by advertising these products to their followers. Usually, they would have their own special link to press or a code which accounts for the people buying the product. The influencer then gets a commission for each sale they make. One big company that does this is amazon in the Amazon Affiliate program.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Resumes and resume cover

Today at Techie Youth I learned about resumes. Resumes are a summary of your experiences, skills, and education history. They are used by your future employers to see if you are fit for their job. Resumes shouldn't be more than a page and should include your contact info so future employers can contact you. Resume covers are letters sent with your resume when you apply for a job. It is more in-depth than your resume and is used to show why you are perfect for the job.

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

How to Price Your Items

Today at Techie Youth I learned about how to price your products when selling items online. You need to consider how much it actually costs you to make your product, how much shipping is, and how much websites like Etsy are taking out of your profit. You also need to consider how much your competition is selling their products for. To help sell your item, you might want to list it at a cheaper price and once you gain a following, increase your prices.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

CAD (Computer Aided Design)

CAD which stands for computer-aided design is a type of computer software that lets you design objects on a realistic measurement scale. CAD can be used for visual purposes or 3D printing. CAD is a great skill to have because it can be used to design basically anything from furniture, gadgets, and vehicles. CAD can make 2D or 3D models and is used in many different work fields such as architecture and engineering. It also can provide precise instruction on how things should be made.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Adobe Illustrator

Today at Techie Youth I learned about Adobe Illustrator which is a program used for design and graphic editing. This program can be used for numerous things such as art, making logos, labels, and graphics. Many people use Adobe Illustrator for commissions. A person might as for a new logo for their company and with Adobe Illustrator they can make it for them. It is pretty simple to use and can be used on a desktop or a tablet.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Laser Cut products (note: Forget to put in for Thurs Jul 16, 2022)

Today I discovered, I can make small items with laser cut technology. Certain sites such places such as Makerspace can help print and manufacture small plastic items like keychains, signs, buttons etc where you can sell them in Esty. To design these items we can use Autocad type 2D or 3D design programs to help us put our ideas into images.

Wed. Jul. 13, 2022

3D Printed Products - Tinkercad!

Today at Techie Youth I learned about different types of Computer-Designed objects and technological crafts, specifically from Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an app made for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It is pretty user-based friendly and is used to make 3D printed objects. 3D printing can help customize products uniquely and easily. However, 3D printing is still a new technology and can lead to many printing errors. It is also expensive to print large items but they are usually high in demand with a low supply.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Improving Your Health

Today in Techie Youth I learned about how to improve your health. One way to improve your health is by exercising daily. Exercise helps improve your mental and physical health as well as improve your mood. If you cannot go to a gym, doing at-home activities such as yoga or taking walks around your neighborhood can be extremely beneficial for your health. Also being more positive can also improve your health and productivity. One way to do this is to surround yourself with people you love and to smile more.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Trading Commodities and the Risks

Today at Techie Youth I learned about commodities. The commodity market is a market that trades different assets that are not manufactured. The main groups of commodities are metal, energy, livestock and meat, and agriculture. Mental and energy such as oil is a hard commodity. Commodities are usually sold to investors or the general population. The risk of trading commodities is that supply and demand play a huge factor in whether your commodities will sell for a good price. Commodity trading is more high-risk than stock trading but can also lead to higher and faster rewards.

Fri. Jul. 8, 2022

Learning about Forex and REITs

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about Forex and REIT. Forex is the foreign exchange market which is an over-the-counter market for the trading of currencies. What it does is it makes exchange rates for every currency in the world. It is important to learn this because it deals with the global market and has high liquidity. REIT stands for a real estate investment trust. These are used for income-producing real estates such as office buildings or malls. It is similar to stocks and you are paid in dividends. Some risks are that it has a low liquidity rate and high-interest rate risk.

Thu. Jul. 7, 2022

All About Cryptocurrency

Today at Techie Youth I learned about cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. Today I learned about the different types of Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. I learned the importance and the rise of cryptocurrency since it has become more popular and used. I also learned about how to trade them using Coinbase. I also learned a little about the stock market and how it works.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

Working Remote + How to Interview

Today at Techie Youth I learned all about how to work remotely. I learned about how to be professional at home in a zoom call. Some examples are to make sure you have a clean background and you wear appropriate attire. This help mimics the office setting. I also learned how to interview correctly. I learned all of the tips and tricks of interviewing such as making sure I fit the criteria and asking questions. I have to seem engaged and act like I want the job.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

First Day At Techie Youth - Instagram/tiktok

Today at Techie Youth I learned how to grow a following on Instagram and TikTok. For Instagram, you must have a theme so your page will be seen by a certain audience. We also learned how to edit pictures and market. For TikTok, we learned how to make videos and how to get popular by using hashtags.