CanYa forms strategic partnership with decentralised travel advisor Cool Cousin

Cool Cousin & CanYa – a perfect match for the modern digital nomad

We at CanYa are building a truly borderless platform to meet the needs of the modern online freelancer. The opportunity for an individual to travel the world while selling their uniques skills online using their own rates and hours is something that is becoming more and more popular.

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The USA alone has 57 million freelancers whose number has risen by 30% since 2016! This is where platforms like Cool Cousin and CanYa come into the equation with the goal of providing a seamless and empowering experience for this rapidly growing class of workers.

So what is Cool Cousin?

Cool Cousin is a brand new, intimate way to travel and learn about what to do in cities all over the world. It is like having the digital equivalent of the ‘cool cousin’ you may have stayed with while traveling in the past.

Basically, you will be able to explore a new city with information provided by verified, genuine ‘cousins’ who can provide quality advice and tips on any number of potential things to do in their city. They are rapidly growing with over 500,000 ‘cousins’ and are undertaking a highly anticipated ICO on the 10th of April that will be open for only 24hrs!

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The partnership with CanYa

The partnership with CanYa is a perfect fit. Almost all of the digital nomads who will be using CanYa will work away from home at various times throughout the year. When they are away they will benefit from the sound advice and tips offered by the cool cousin platform.

CanYa’s Digital Nomads will also be encouraged to add their own content to the Cool Cousin platform. When travelling CanYa users will also be able to access exclusive Cool Cousin content. Likewise, Cool Cousin users will be encouraged to join the CanYa platform to list their skills and earn while they travel! Cool Cousin users will also receive bonus $CAN tokens if they join using the Cool Cousin referral code.

Final words

Decentralised platforms like CanYa and Cool Cousin will completely change the way in which freelancers earn money and travel the world. The future is a world where freelancers have no geographical or financial borders and can work and travel in a seamless manner. We at CanYa and Cool Cousin are helping make this future a reality!

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A party without a cake is just a meeting

Who remembers Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda? If you don’t remember him by name, you’ll no doubt remember him as the chubby kid who successfully demolished a massive cake as ‘punishment‘ at the hand of Miss Trunchbull. Now you remember him. Ever since I saw that cake, I’ve barely thought of anything else.

So like any good day dreamer, I’ve put together a list of the most glorious cakes I could find. What? I take my birthday very seriously.

Come on a lip-smacking journey of pure decadence.

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Chocolate – a cake staple

Let’s start with the basics.

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A classic chocolate cake – light and spongy. I’ll take five.
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6 layers..seems adequate for my needs.

Vanilla (ice-ice baby)

Come to the light side with these beauties.

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White chocolate raspberry vanilla cake – gimme!
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For the kid in all of us.

Reeeeemix

Don’t you just love it when two of your favourite things are combined? Here are some mouthwatering combos for you to lust after.

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Brownie, caramel, and Reece’s pieces ice cream cake
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Oreo cake. Literally bury me with this.
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Kinder cake – eggcellent
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Ferrero goodness

Failsafe baking tip:

Get someone else to do it. Look what can go wrong!

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For more cake-tastrophes, check out this article.

CanYa Cakes

If you’re in Darwin, book Cassie’s cheesecakes and cakes today.

To see more of her scrumptious cakes, check out her Facebook page.

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Qualities of a great builder

What makes for a great builder?

Finding builders is simple these days – you have CanYa 😉, Google and the entire internet. The problem is, how do you know if you have a good builder or a GREAT builder? Turns out that there are some common characteristics that all great builders share.

CanYa is the place to find the best builders in your area

Licensing and insurance

Licensing is a very good place to start. Certain trades (usually the safety critical ones) require mandatory licensing to be able to work. Think plumbers, electricians, builders etc.

Having adequate insurance is another sign of a great builder. They need to be appropriately covered to protect themselves, you and your project. Make sure you check that your builder is licensed and insured before you hire them.

CanYa gives you the ability to find licensed and insured builders in your area.

Realistic quoting

The main gripe with hiring builders that you don’t know is the tendency to quote low but ultimately charge high. The reason for this is simple, people are mainly price sensitive when looking online because it is traditionally quite hard to measure a builders quality. The builder gets his (or her) foot in the door with a low quote and then adds on all the extras that weren’t in the original quote but are essential to getting a good result.

Look for a builder that gives you a detailed, reasonable and written quote.

CanYa is the home services app that gives you flexible and detailed quote for free

Professional

It is important to remember that this person is working for you. With this comes an expectation of professionalism. They should be open, honest, approachable and reasonable. Any deposits they require should be checked against State or Territory guidelines and given with plenty of notice.

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Contract

This is a very important aspect of the process that is routinely done poorly. You must have everything detailed in a very clear written contract (depending on the job size) and you need to have discussed expectations, timelines,  limitations, budget etc. A great builder will give you the time to read, change and amend the contract to accurately reflect your expectations.

CanYa saves you from having bad experiences with dodgy tradies

References/referrals

It is actually quite hard to find honest and candid references and referrals because it is usually the builder that provides them. What you need to do is find a platform like CanYa that lists all previous reviews (by score and written comments) to ensure that your builder is great quality.

CanYa gives you reviews so that you know you are hiring the right person
Know who you are hiring!

Example of a great builder

B. P. Building Services PTY LTD in Darwin (Australia) is CanYa’s Provider Of The Week and a perfect example of a GREAT builder. Brett is skilled in ceilings, roofing, flooring, bulkheads, cladding and framing, renovations, bathroom/kitchen fit outs and much more. Check out some of their handy work below:

All services that you require are on CanYa. Just find, book, pay and review them... that easy
Brett of many trades!
Find the best builders in Darwin on CanYa
No job too big or small

If you find yourself in need of a great builder in Darwin, hire B.P. Building Service today! If you need to find a great builder near you- who you can confirm their licenses & insurance, check their previous work and get a free quote- download Australia’s best way to hire local service today!

CanYa is available on iOS and Android, it is the easiest way to hire local service providers near you

 

 

How CanYa is super excellent for service providers

Out with the Old School….

Tradies – Tutors – Babysitters – Cleaners – Gardeners – Handymen of the world.

The pain is over!

Here is how a home service providers used to get work and do jobs:

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  • Pay for Google AdWords, Yellow Pages, website hosting fees
  • Expensive lead-fees from other home-improvement apps (average subscription cost is $300/year plus pay-per-quote fees!), often with nothing to show for it.

Problems: Nobody knows how great you are. You do quality work and want to be paid your normal rate. Other job apps make you compete with other providers in a race to the bottom. Advertising yourself is expensive and time consuming.

CanYa makes looking for work really easy. Search in Darwin, Adelaide or Melbourne and you will find CanYa is the best way for more work

Quoting

  • You receive phone calls whilst working,
  • Quoting is guess work based on a phone call; not enough information to give accurate quotes. The alternative is time out to organise a house visit.

Problems: Quoting wastes a lot of time you could be working. You waste a lot of time quoting people who don’t want to pay your fair prices or who cannot schedule a mutual time.

Invoicing

  • You spend evenings invoicing with Xero or MYOB.
  • Chasing up payments is a pain.
  • Quarterly GST figures. Ugh, get a calculator, notepad & pen.
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Invoicing… somebody automate it PLEASE!

CanYa to the rescue

So we all know that the old process is fragmenteddisjointed and overall, just broken! Welcome to the 21st century!

The old job booking process is broken and expensive. The new CanYa experience is easy, clean and intuitive

Creating a CanYa Profile:

OK let’s dive straight in. Creating a profile is super easy; and FREE:

Creating a provider profile with CanYa is free

You can add your qualifications, prices (callout, fixed-rate, hourly rate), photo’s and more.

You can add multiple categories, with unique descriptions and images in each category! Set which categories you want to quote, and which can be instant-book. For big jobs, optionally set a 20% cancellation fee if the client cancels within a specified window.

Let’s set availability:

Setting your availability with CanYa allows you to indicated when you want to work. You will not be bothered outside of these times

And blank out next Tue-Thu when on another job:

The CanYa Calendar is a free tool to sort out your local business.

Now sit back and wait for job requests… 🍹

I get an SMS from CanYa: “New Quote Request”.
Awesome.
Somebody has already read my profile, prices and availability.
This won’t be a time waster:

The CanYa Job requests has all the information that you would require to quote on a job

Excellent – that’s everything I need to to give an accurate quote.

Quoting is free with CanYa; very easy to get all the information you need and to quote on the spot.

Excellent: the client accepted. I can use the calendar and in-built map with driving directions to find my way.

Finding your way to the job is usually difficult, just use CanYa's in-built driving directions to the job

If I need to talk to the client, I use the in-built messaging or calling:

In-app messaging is simple with CanYa because it is all integrated into the job, no lost information.

 

⛏️ I do the job  ⛏️

The job is done, now immediately send the client an invoice to pay:

Invoicing is easy with CanYa because it is automated and mutually agreed.

The client pays me on the spot, and CanYa immediately credits my balance.
After the card payment has cleared, I can transfer it directly to my bank.

CanYa Account shows you all of your transactions and allows you to be paid with the tap of a button.

CanYa deducts a transactional fee for its services, only if the job is completed and you are paid. Everything else in the platform is completely free!

And at the end of the Quarter, CanYa provides a breakdown of what to write on the Quarterly BAS:

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It’s insanely easy, flexible and very low transaction fees. You have literally nothing to lose by downloading CanYa, creating a profile and waiting for bookings.

Download Australia’s best way to hire local service providers today, register and create a free profile !!

CanYa is available on iOS and Android, it is the easiest way to hire local service providers near you

CanYa and the Sharing Economy

The Sharing economy

The term ‘sharing economy’ refers to social and economic activity which involves online transactions. Typically the sharing economy involves a form of collaborative consumption, where resources are optimised and incentive mutualised; everyone stands to benefit from participation.

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The sharing economy is the way of the future; get involved with it through CanYa

Without a doubt, modern technology has greatly enhanced and enabled sharing economies to thrive. Where traditional sharing economies might have included physical locations and resources, such as communal gardens and marketplaces, modern marketplaces exist online in most cases. Applications such as CanYa provide an environment for the sharing economy to thrive, in particular thanks to CanYa Rewards.

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A mix of technology, social and economy… sounds like CanYa to me!

The sharing economy is beneficial because it helps people start and maintain business activity. Along with guaranteed access to the marketplace, businesses can maximise their productive time and minimise waste. As incentives to participate in the marketplace are mutual, engagement by consumers is also rewarded.

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CanYa embraces all facets of the sharing economy

CanYa – Australia’s best way to hire local providers

This is where CanYa Rewards comes in. CanYa Rewards is all about supporting the same community which use it. Instead of pursuing traditional advertising, CanYa Rewards allows members of the CanYa community to earn a reward for referring others to the community, and whenever a job is completed.

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Join the sharing economy today but downloading CanYa for free!

If you refer a friend to CanYa, we return approximately 10% of our profits from their participation in the community to you. The more people you can get to transact through CanYa, the better your return! This is because for friends of friends you refer to CanYa, we return to you approximately 15% of our profits on their transactions. It doesn’t get much better than that really!

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CanYa Rewards is super simple, it is the easiest way to join the sharing economy

This is why it is best to use CanYa: our community allows you to be rewarded for your participation, simply by getting your friends and family to give it a go. Our approach makes sure your money is shared back in to your local community, not some faceless corporate machine. It doesn’t matter whether you are a provider or a user, everyone can take advantage of CanYa Rewards and experience the benefits of the sharing economy for themselves.

CanYa is the best app available AND has the cheapest fees in the industry!

How to get involved with CanYa?

CanYa is free to download, free to setup a profile and free to quote. The only time CanYa takes money out of the sharing economy is a 5% transactional fee (from the provider) after the job is completed. Get involved today!

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Download CanYa today!

Feeling stale? Time for a new look!

Time flies by unnoticed. Finding a new style is always fun.. Especially when flicking through old albums!

After spending some amount of time in a “spinny” chair you can look like a completely new person. Startle friends and family, impress crushes or look “fresh” for the special one at home.

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Everybody has either done this or wants to!

 

Try something different – gel, wax, colours.. Anything!… Bowlcuts?

Sometimes you would never imagine a certain look suiting you, or others for that matter. Life is worth living, roll the dice and put in some product, get that fade or the short bob haircut you always fancied getting.

Please can these come back in style.

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Please can these come back in style.

Don’t be afraid if things are a little jarring at first, time heals all wounds.

Don’t be afraid to take some advice from your lovely hairdresser, he or she will be the most qualified person in the room (ha!) and will “probably” give the best advice if you are unsure yourself. Helpful hint: take some friends to help you achieve your fresh “doo”.

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Cool as a cucumber!

Haircuts can be the icing on the cake after a makeover!

After a day of shopping with the girls, or mum, it maybe a good way to finish a new wardrobe collection. Even if you have simply been hitting the pavement or gym more, losing and gaining weight, it can be a final marker in your new chapter!

 

Or just get one because you are looking scruffy!

 

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At this point it is just practical!

Regardless of your reasons, CanYa is the ultimate review platform to ensure good hairdressers are easy to find!

Forget the tips and tricks, hire a pro instead! If you’re in Darwin, hire Zachariah through Australia’s best app for downloading local services; CanYa. He is very experienced and will give you the “Freshest Cuts“.

To see some of his handy work, check out below!

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Bees are awesome; European Wasps are bastards!

Honey Bees VS European Wasps

Let there be no mistake, European Wasps are bastards! They can sting you repeatedly and they multiply into plague proportions! They are not native to Australia and are considered a pest. Winters in Europe are usually cold enough to kill off all but the Queen Wasps; but in Australia our Winters are warm enough for the entire nest to survive. A nest that survives the Winter can grow to sustain 100 000 wasps!!

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Imagine 100 000 of these bastards!

Honey bees on the other hand are the best! One third of all the food that we eat is dependant on pollinators like bees. Honey bees might not be native to Australia but they came over when the early European settlers did and both them and the environment thrived because of it!

Over 70% of crops grown around the world are pollinated by bees!

If you are still not sold of why Honey Bees are the best, this should help convince you:

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How to tell them apart

When you stumble upon a swarm of “stingy flies”, don’t jump to conclusions and assume they are all bastards… Honey Bees (the good guys) look like this (don’t kill!):

Honey Bees are you friends, CanYa will help you keep them safe and move them along with our services providers
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If you see the European Wasp bastards buzzing around your house make sure you get professional assistance to remove because they are aggressive and will sting you… multiple time!

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What to do if you have a nest near your house?

If you notice that you have a nest near your house make sure you get professional help! If you try to be a weekend-warrior and get rid of them yourself, you will simply end up getting stung a few times. Unfortunately getting stung by a Honey Bee is bad for you AND the bee; but at least you survive, the poor old bee dies!

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If you do get stung, here is a helpful tip!

Besides you might not really be sure whether you are dealing with Honey Bees or European Wasps (I am not sure I would be getting close enough to spot the difference). A professional will be able to spot the difference and take the appropriate course of action.

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If it turns out that you actually have a nest of Honey Bees nearby, the Pest Control Specialist will be able to re-locate them so they can continue on pollinating our food in peace.

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We need bees to pollinate our foods!

European Wasps

If it turns out that the nest is home to European Wasps, the Pest Control Specialist will be able to irradiate them for good! Unfortunately there is no negotiating with these guys, they just have to go! If you want to see a European Wasps nest removal in action, check out CanYa’s Provider of the Week doing it live on TV!

Finding the help you need

As soon as you spot a nest or swarm of bees/wasps, just leave them be. Do not antagonize them or you will learn a painful lesson! These insects are not evil masterminds, they are not out to get you.

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They aren’t plotting against you; in fact they cannot even work out between themselves what is going on!

You can call around and try to find the best Pest Control Specialist or you can just turn to CanYaAustralia’s easiest way to book local providers! An example of one of our local, trusted Pest Control Specialists is Ben’s Bees.

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Ben is CanYa’s Provider of the Week!

Ben is a passionate bee enthusiast that can be easily booked on CanYa the next time you have issues with a pest problem at your house. He can kill the Wasps or simply move the Bees. If you want to find out more about Ben you can have a look at his Facebook Page, Blog or Instagram. In the meantime, enjoy this mesmerizing bee flying:

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Fly you glorious creature!