JC Gonzalez Writing Portfolio

Rochac Figueroa Solutions Blog

Marketing firm founded in 2021. All blog posts are written by JC Gonzalez in English and Spanish.

The content of this blog centers on helping small business owners grow. Topics range from marketing to everyday business tips to make their lives easier.

Los Angeles Noise Blog

Blog site started in 2017. All blog posts are written by JC Gonzalez.

The content of this blog centers on JC’s life in Los Angeles. The content ranges from city landmarks and experiences to JC traveling outside Los Angeles and other personal interest stories.

Using Augmented Reality to Upskill the Workforce

Blog post, published April 2022 for Edstutia

Using Augmented Reality to upskill your workforce is a relatively inexpensive and accessible strategy to adopt. A 2019 survey of employees across various industries, including HR staff, found that most employers and employees realized work was becoming digital first and that people needed upskilling. And this was before COVID upended every industry.

These 37 Amazon Items Are Perfect for Outdoor Fun

Blog post, published April 2022 for Twenty Two Words

Today, it seems all I hear about is the metaverse and how we’re all going to live life through virtual reality headsets. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with spending some time playing around with VR but life is meant to be lived outside. The best technology cannot replace the rush of reaching the peak of a mountain or spending hours in a pool with friends playing in the water.

37 Items That Will Make You Want to Show Off Your Kitchen

Blog post, published April 2022 for Twenty Two Words

My kitchen is the most creative space in the house and I know I’m not alone in believing that. I create anything the heart desires in that room. Most of the time it’s healthy food but I won’t lie, sometimes I just want to indulge. When we got this house, I claimed the kitchen as my own and insisted it was the first room we were going to perfect. Now, the kitchen is the centerpiece.

37 Gems You Can Get on a Budget on Amazon

Blog post, published April 2022 for Twenty Two Words

There’s nothing wrong with keeping an eye on your expenses. If you didn’t, those summer vacations would be nothing but dreams, right? Let me guess: You’re determined to save and stay on budget in order to enjoy the payoff. You feel it’s up to you to keep spending in check. If that applies to you, congratulations. You will have more money when you retire – probably early.

Keep Your Car Clean and Tidy With These 37 Amazon Items

Blog post, published April 2022 for Twenty Two Words

Your car takes you and your family everywhere you need to go. It has never stalled, not even a scare. You take care of its basic needs but inside, your kids do a worse job cleaning up than they do at home. And if you’re anything like me, you’re the biggest culprit. You’ve spilled coffee more than a few times, you’ve lost fries between the seats, and you don’t remember the last time you gave your car a detailing.

Future of Data Analysis: Taking Visualizations to the Next Level

Blog post, published April 2022 for Edstutia

There is no denying the future of data analysis is bright. The industry valued at $23 billion in 2019, is expected to reach a value of $132 billion by 2026. Advances in technology promise to finally get meetings away from static spreadsheet presentations and two-dimensional bar graphs. Let’s take a look at where data analytics is today and where it is heading.

Changing Careers: An Emerging Landscape of Skills for All Who Aren’t Sure of Their Next Step

Blog post, published March 2022 for Edstutia

Changing careers is a major decision and can be stressful to even consider it. According to stress.org, it’s number 18 on the list of highest stressful life events. It’s up there with buying or losing a home, having a child, or getting a divorce. The key to easing that stress when making the decision comes down to preparation and honest self-assessment.

37 Items You’ll Want for the Great Outdoors

Blog post, published March 2022 for Twenty Two Words

I love being out in the sun and under the stars. Is there anything better than being away from all the buildings, the cars, and the smog enjoying nature? I live for a good hike. Coming home with blisters and worn-out wool socks is worth it for the views of the top of the mountain. And if you’re like me, your bumper sticker reads, “I’d rather be hiking.”

37 Items for Every Pet Parent

Blog post, published March 2022 for Twenty Two Words

There is no better feeling than coming home to wagging tails or friendly purrs. You are proud to call yourself a pet parent and give them everything because they give you much in return. Your dogs go hiking, beaching, and get the longest neighborhood walks. As for kitties, they have the freedom to roam anywhere in your home and relax wherever they wish, even in front of the TV. Your friends may say you spoil your four-legged kids, but all you care about is sharing your love with them.

How Virtual Reality is Helping Businesses Adapt to the Changing World

Blog post, published March 2022 for Edstutia

Curious about VR corporate training and looking to explore? You are not alone. Many companies are already using VR in their training programs and seeing impressive returns. If you don’t consider this an option for your own training programs, you’re at risk of falling behind and missing out on new young talent.

37 Trendy Tech Accessories You Can Find on Amazon

Blog post, published March 2022 for Twenty Two Words

If you’re anything like me, technology runs your life and you’re not ashamed to admit it. My phone tells me where to go, when to go there, and what I need to do when I get there. I’m not sure I would get anything done without it. You probably have a laptop, a tablet, a phone, and a portable charger in your backpack now. Then there are the rest of the electronics that stay home but are controlled from an app on your phone. You live in a connected world and love it that way.

2021’s Most In-Demand Entry-Level Tech Jobs

Blog post, published February 2022 for Edstutia

Entry-level tech jobs are among the most sought-after jobs today. We here at Edstutia have compiled a list of the most in-demand and most searched entry-level tech jobs for you to check out. Try not to focus on the pay, as that is not where you will begin, but on finding the best fit for you.

37 Workout Gems for Every Fitness Level

Blog post, published February 2022 for Twenty Two Words

Do you even lift? This may be right at the top of the list of things you never want to hear anybody tell you. Okay, it’s probably at the top of the list of things you never want to hear anybody say ever again. Sorry. Still, fitness is important and if you’re like me, you realized you needed to do something about it when you broke a sweat kicking the ball back to the kids playing in the park.

37 Amazon Products That You Should Add To Your Cart Today

Blog post, published February 2022 for Twenty Two Words

Going on a small shopping spree used to mean getting dressed, hopping in your car or the subway, and spending the day at the mall. Today, things are much, much easier. Now you can jump on your phone and browse for what you need in your pajamas, from home, at any time of the day. Just add things to your cart and get them in a day or two.

What’s Ahead in VR/AR Application

Blog post, published January 2022 for Edstutia

Extended reality trends are key to understanding where virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are heading. As the metaverse and extended reality (XR) mature, our learning will occur both in the real world and the digital one. In the words of Mark Zuckerberg, the metaverse is “an embodied Internet that you’re inside of rather than just looking at.” Let’s review some extended reality trends that help us identify the possible future that lies ahead.

Why 2022 Is the Best Time to Start Your Marketing Career

Blog post written for Edstutia

A digital marketing career can make for a lucrative future and there has never been a better time than 2022 to embark on that path. The digital marketing field is projected to grow 10% year over year through 2030. The barrier to entry is smaller today and there are different ways to get started. Read on if you want to understand why now is the best time to start a digital marketing career, the paths to consider, and how to begin the journey.

2022 Digital Marketing Trends

Blog post written for Edstutia

Digital marketing trends help you determine how to adjust future marketing strategies. The trends outlined below are the result of technical advances and changing consumer behaviors. If you’re a marketer or looking to begin a career in marketing, it’s necessary to remain up to date.