5 Tips to Better Outsourcing in Your Business

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Outsourcing is vital if your way to grow your business beyond what it currently is. It gives you the opportunity to concentrate on more relevant issues while trusting a capable hand to assist with other tasks. When I first started MiniMeCity, I was a bit skeptical about outsourcing, the perfectionist in me wanted to do literary everything! But when I figured out how to slow things were going, I had to call in a few capable hands.

Outsourcing is very important in every business if you want to grow. It not only gives you ample time to get on with other tasks, but it also gives room for the best result in the task you aren’t so perfect with. So let’s quickly take a rundown on tips to outsourcing better in your business.

  • Take the leap

Many startup business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the thought of outsourcing. Yeah I get it, the business is so young, and you wouldn’t want an outside party, but no business survives without outsourcing. Quit asking questions such as, oh what if they don’t do it right? Can I really afford this? And isn’t it probably going to take ages to train them on the tasks? Take a leap.

To make it easier, make a video tutorial for training any new assistant you get. Secondly, outsource only tasks you have fewer interests in, write down a listof things you don’t like to do, and create an on and lastly, remind yourself you are always in charge.

  • Engage persons with similar ideas and ethics

It’s important you employ someone who has similar work ethics and values as you, that way your interests click. Also to make the process faster, find someone who is an expert in that field.

 I outsource graphics design and other tasks not because I can’t do them, of course I’ve learnt them over time, but It allows me focus on other pressing issues and gives opportunity for an expert to handle it and do better job.

  • Have a clear and easy to follow guideline

You get the best results when your ideas are clearly explained. Don’t have an ambiguous guideline and process you will end up creating a huge confusion which may go a long way to slow down processes in the business.

Here’s what I do, I made a step by step pre-recorded video tutorial to guide any new assistant I employ. This way, the transition from an outgoing assistant to a new one isn’t so difficult. Hiring an assistant is a trial or error kind of stuff, it’s either you find the right person or not, so if you find the right person great! But if you didn’t then please keep searching.

  • Let go of perfectionism

Like I said earlier, let go of the feeling that nothing is right until you do it yourself, it slows you down and also the business as well. I constantly battle with perfectionism, so I wake up every morning and tell myself, “Today I’m letting go of my perfectionism.”  This way, I am constantly reminded to let go of seeing faults in what others do, not because they don’t have faults but so my business can grow. For example , you make a video and you keep editing and twisting it around you are stuck at a place but when you just make the video and put in your best in it the business moves faster.

You can grow your business beyond your dream if you can learn to let go of perfectionism.

  • Find a reliable virtual assistant service.

If you are thinking of hiring a VA, there are many reliable sources and at pocket-friendly rates. If you’re thinking now to take the leap and hire a VA, so you can be more efficient in your business, I highly recommending matchmaking services by Jhene Dickson, she’s a matchmaker for VA’s across America and Canada. There are other reliable services across Europe and the Philippines.

One thing I can assure you, outsourcing is a sure way to grow your business.

4 Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up

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Often times we get so hurdled up with winning and success, and when it eventually gets too heavy to bear, we feel like giving up. Everyone has had their own fair share of life’s struggle, those trying times when everything just goes southwards or maybe things are on the right track, but you feel exhausted from it all. Don’t think for one moment that giving up is the next step to take.

Over the course of building my business and brand, I’ve been faced with a lot of challenges and setbacks. A major reason why I started business coaching is to not only teach young entrepreneurs how to start working towards their business ideas but also how to scale through the doubts they may encounter on their path to success. So here are the 4 things you should do when you feel like giving up.

  • Remember ‘Why’ you started

This is the best step to get back on track and refocus on your targets. Often times we find ourselves at the verge of quitting something we’ve put so much energy to start be it business or relationship, it happens at some point. Questioning yourself on your purpose with regards to the issue in question can go a long way to put your focus back on track. What do you want and why did you want it in the first place?

Sometimes we get so upset with a particular setback in the business, and at the climax of it all we just wish we could quit, but the truth is, as soon as you resolve not to let that setback pull you down, you find a solution to it.

  • Get inspired

More like renew your inspiration, because it’s obvious that at some point along the way, you lost it. It’s easy to figure out how to get re-inspired after you’ve sorted out step one. When we get inspired, we see what the outcome of our hard work should be and get to work towards them.

When I hit a stumbling block in my business and sometimes feel that I need to quit, there are few steps I take to renew my inspiration.

  • Revisit the lives of others who have achieved the same dream you are working towards.
  • Get in touch with online inspirational/ motivational quotes, or better still read a book.
  • Be grateful

A grateful heart is a happy heart, and a happy heart is a heart that’s not gonna quit. Form the habit of gratitude, every morning wake up in admiration of how far you have gotten so far. The human subconscious process not less than fifty to sixty thousand thoughts daily, most of which are negative and filled with doubts. However, daily gratitude is a perfect reverse mechanism to keep your mind on track.

  • Be persistent

A persistent business owner is always a winner. Just as Benjamin Franklin often says “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” A persistent business owner does not see quitting as an option, and you need to be that guy. You need to be the person who pushes on every day even though the world is falling apart. Never forget that “Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in” Bill Bradley.

3 Steps to Stop Wasting Time and Increase Your Productivity

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Productivity is necessary for quick growth, be it in your business, career or family. However, what happens when you neglect the vital tasks you are meant to do, things start crumbling up, schedules are delayed, anxiety sets in, and ultimately your life takes a plunging dive.

Procrastination is the major cause of why most people are less productive. One minute you are ready and prepared to clear your daily tabs, then you procrastinate and that time is wasted.  Many factors contribute to why we procrastinate, and in turn waste our precious time, it could be one of the following factors;

  • Low energy levels

Studies have shown that people with less healthy lifestyles tend to possess a lower energy level. Factors such as sleep and exercise could contribute greatly to your level of productivity, and if you neglect them, you might lead a life full of procrastination.

  • Fear of failure

People tend to procrastinate when they fear they may fail in that task. Procrastinating for fear of failure constitutes a subjective failure but what happens when the actual failure sets in.

  • Lack of understanding

It’s easier to procrastinate performing a task you don’t understand, or so you think. Procrastinating such difficult tasks only contributes to wasting more time; it’s best to learn about ways around it or calling a professional.

The Three Key Steps to More Productivity

If you discover you lose ample time procrastinating or doing unnecessary stuff, these three vital tips will help you kick back into action.

  1. Identify what wastes most of your time

You can only deal with what you know. Identify those instances when you delay in performing a task and devise a way to eliminate them. Do you spend too much time on social media or being too helpful to coworkers or colleagues? These things deter you from handling tasks on your to-do list, and as such you need to figure out how to curb them.

  • Start with the hardest task

To avoid giving up and wasting time, always start with the hardest tasks on your list then work your way down to the easiest. Always have a determined and positive mindset towards difficult tasks, and this starts right after you wake up.

As soon as you get up in the morning, the ideal step is to get on with your morning chores and breakfast before 9 am. Take a refreshing cup of coffee to keep you active then proceed to carry on with your daily task. However, the real trick is Start doing it within 20 minutes of waking up; that’s when your senses are more active.

  • Create goals and assign them deadlines

The third and most important tip to stop wasting your time is to create goals with allotted time to reach them. Setting up goals is a huge source of motivation, and when you’re motivated, you are certainly bound to get more productive. Deadline is the mental finish lines we set for a particular task. Without deadlines, there is no restriction to the time you spend completing a task.

In conclusion, productivity is greatly dependent upon hard work and determination, and with the right time spent, you are bound to achieve your aims. Watch this video to learn more about how you can stop wasting your time.

3 Steps to Stop Negative Thinking In Its Tracks

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It happens to everyone at some point, and it’s totally normal because our mind has a greater tendency to doubt faster than it believes. Negative thinking is the inner doubt associated with the human character. If you occasionally find yourself doubting your abilities, thinking of worse case scenarios and losing faith in yourself, don’t worry it’s just negative thinking, and I’m going to give you the three best steps to stop it.

Negative thinking is every inch part of every human, and it would be mentally imbalanced not to experience such. Hence, expect that from time to time, negative thoughts shall creep into your mind. Most times, negative thoughts help us see things and situation from a proper perspective and neutrality. But for some people, negative thoughts means more difficulty in making decisions, choosing relationships, work productivity, and cultivating a sense of peace within. Consequentially, negative thoughts become destructive. When this happens, the thoughts become obsessive, and at this point, it’s time to stop, think, and evaluate.

Not knowing how to go about your negative thoughts could be very dangerous to you and those around you. Here are some adverse effects of thinking negatively always.

  • You become an ardent complainer
  • You feel hopeless most of the time
  • You think everyone is against you or out to pull you down
  • You can never see the bright side of things
  • You are always trapped in your head thinking the worse

I’m pretty sure you don’t want to live your life defined by any of the characters mentioned above, so here are three step to help you deal with negative thinking.

  1. Identify your triggers

Lisa Firestone, a clinical psychology aggress that the best way to fight negative thoughts is by identifying what triggers your negative thinking and self-doubt. Is a certain person? Making public speeches? Starting something new? As soon as you study and understand your triggers, you’ll feel much better and secure.

2. Stay away from negative people

Negativity thinking is a character which can be passed on from an individual to another. According to a 2013 study published in Clinical Psychological Science, negative-thinking can actually rub off on other people. In turn, spending quality time with positive thinking people can, in turn, boost your level of self-confidence and help foster your own positivity. It’s all up to you to choose your friends wisely

3. Don’t suppress your feelings

Trying to fight out negative thoughts could make it worse. Often people tend to think more about things they decide not to think about. As soon as you say to yourself, “I don’t think about this new job promotion,” that’s all you’ll find yourself doing. The best approach is to let it come and go away naturally.

To sum it up, work, relationships, and others can push you to a negative mental situation, but as soon as you learn how to snap out of it and appreciate your life experiences, you’ll be much happier, healthier and ready to deal with anything.

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In this video I’m going to be covering how to host and make money from Airbnb experiences by monetizing your passion , your  hobby or the simple activity that you do daily.

I want to also give you tips on how to make it the best experience ever with 5 star review, so that your Airbnb experience would always be fully booked.

So if you’re a photographer an artist a chef, a yoga instructor or just a local who loves their city and you want to share your experience with tourists coming to your area and make money doing so. Then this video is for you!

I’m talking about potentially starting your own business with zero upfront cost doing something you absolutely love.

So I just booked my first Airbnb experience in Paris and I was blown away. So the experience was a combination of a private photo shoot and having your own touristic guide walk around the city with you. Our host was not only an amazing photographer; because I loved every single photo he took of us but he was very informative and took us to the hidden gems in Paris that only locals know about. 

So without further due let me share my screen and show you how to host your first experience on Airbnb.

Video Transcription

What you want to go ahead and do is click on the link that I left you under the YouTube video (Click here So find the link, click on it and this page is going to open up for.

So here you are going to find more about Airbnb experiences. So basically how you can share your passion with the world meeting interesting people and how you host on your own terms.

So basically you have your own calendar and this way you can open up certain days during the week. So let’s say you have a full-time job and want to do this as a side hustle, so what you are going to do is you’re going to just open up certain days on your calendar;whenever you’re available so that people can book with you the experience.

Over here they are talking about starting a business with no upfront cost. like I mentioned before this is amazing. Airbnb is doing all the marketing for you and all you have to do is put yourself out there, put your passion, put whatever you love out there to the world and share experiences with the world. Share experiences with other people, other tourist coming to your area so technically there’s no upfront cost that you need to pay.

Alright so lets move ahead so basically here you have so many different people sharing so many different passions. You can read more about them to get inspired or maybe to get an idea of what you can offer in your city, in your local area. The best thing about it as I mentioned is you are monetizing your passion. So whatever your love you’re making money from it. You can do it full-time if you wish but you can also do it as a side hustle.

So let’s get started so we’re gonna click on let’s go. Basically what you’re going to go ahead and do is you’re going to fill out the information about your Airbnb experience and it’s going to be reviewed by Airbnb. So once it’s approved you’re up it’s running and you can start getting bookings.

So you are going to click on next. So here you are going to learn the overall process and what is the expectations of Airbnb, how to create an amazing experience by adding wonderful photo’s, descriptions telling them all the details about your experience and what you have to offer. That’s gonna be reviewed by Airbnb and then you’re just simply going to submit it. Once it’s approved your going to have your Airbnb page ready up running and people can start booking the experience with you. 

I want to go now through couple of examples of what kind of experiences people are actually hosting all over the world. So that I can inspire you and get you thinking about what kind of experience you can host. So we’re going to start off with this must have LA picture in Los Angeles. It says here it’s a 3 1/2 hour total, transportation is included, it’s offered in English and more than 2350 people have booked it. As you see here more than 1000 people have left them almost a five star review which is amazing. So here you are going to be able to learn more about your host and what you’ll do during this experience. This is the place to put all the information about what you’re experience includes so there will be no surprises to anyone booking your experience 
Here you can list out what else you need to know about this experience, what you will be providing during this experience. So here they are including free transportation and here they are listing out what to bring during this experience.

Another thing that is super important is to include are beautiful images of your experience or a mini video if you can. This will give the people visiting your page an idea of how it feels to be on your experience, what to expect. So try to add images with people in action during your experience maybe for the first time you want to test it out with your friends and let them know that you’re gonna be taking photos so that you can add it on your Airbnb experience page.

This way again you have something concrete that you can work with, so it will be easier for you to convey people to go ahead and book your experience. Here you’re going to find all the guest reviews and what they have to say about this experience. So as you see here this is the upcoming availability, and if we do the simple math at $68 let’s assume that they were charging $68 from the beginning from when they first started and 2350 people have booked their experience we are talking that this experience have brought in more than $150,000 which makes it amazing. Now one thing to keep in mind that Airbnb does have a fee so that is 20% off whatever you are charging .So you want to keep that in mind when you are listing your price.

I suggest also at the beginning you put a low price so that you can get a couple of bookings and then you can increase your price as build more reviews. This way people would be more excited when they see a couple of reviews on your page and they will be more excited to book with you. That’s about it for this experience let’s move ahead.

Here’s another experience which I found very interesting. It’s a boat ride in Amsterdam so it’s a two hour total and more than 5450 people have booked it. Here’s another experience hosted in Florence and it’s all about organic wines. Here’s another one which is hosted in greater London and it is a jazz club, it’s basically an intimate concert.
Here’s another one which is a museum visit but this guy is a comedian and he made it a lot of fun to go and visit a museum in Paris. Here’s another experience that I found  super interesting, it is hosted in Tokyo which is a cooking class so it says here it’s from market to meal. So she actually takes you to the market and she shows you what kind of ingredients you need to buy in order to create that meal and then she takes you to the studio where she teaches you how to cook that meal.

So I hope I was able to inspire you to go ahead and host your first experience on Airbnb.

But remember to be successful on Airbnb experiences you need to focus on getting amazing reviews. So make sure you giving people booking with you an overall amazing experience.

I mentioned a couple of ways that you can actually do so previously but 1 more thing you can actually do is offer a surprise element to the experience itself, so maybe offer them a free Coffee on the way or something small that they didn’t expect and it wasn’t mentioned on your page. I’m sure many would appreciate it, which would give you a better chance getting a five star review.

And don’t forget to ask them for a review once your experience is over and 
If they didn’t do so in a week or so just make sure you follow up with them.

Thank you so much for watching this video please let me in the comments below if you are you excited to host your first experience on Airbnb and if you end up doing that please come back to this video and leave me a comment below as I would love to learn more about the experience you hosted.

Airbnb Coupon code 2019

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In this video I’m gonna be sharing with you everything that you need to know about booking a property on an Airbnb and give you my personal feedback.

So if you are interested to learn more then keep on watching.

Airbnb Promo Code $45 off: Click here

To make a reservation on Airbnb with this promo code:

1. Click here to register.

2. Find a home or an experience you would like to book.

3. Make a booking of $95 Canadian $ or more and this promo code of $45 CAN would be applied on checkout. 
Please refer to the terms & conditions on Airbnb website.

What is Airbnb?
Airbnb is a platform where people can host or rent a room, a house, or even a castle for their next trip all around the world. 

I have personally used Airbnb to book our own family vacations  all over Canada and the United states and I absolutely loved it.

There are couple of questions I want to address before we dive in and I actually share my screen and show you step by step how to make a reservation on Airbnb and I’ll also be giving you a link to a $45 credit toward your next reservation.

You might be asking yourself why book on Airbnb instead of renting a hotel room?
what’s nice about Airbnb is the locations and the types of housing that you can rent. You can literally book a castle or a treehouse on Airbnb which makes it interesting.

And usually when I travel with the whole family we are probably more than 6 people so we like to rent out a big beautiful place for all of us with an interesting location. Whether that would be right beside the lake or at the beach.
 The fact we each have our own private room but still have access to the living room so that we can have some quality time together makes Airbnb a plus. 

Is it safe to rent on Airbnb?
Airbnb takes a lot measures to make sure that both parties the person hosting and the guest renting out the place are safe thorough various verification checks. So each person that uses Airbnb  must provide their government ID whether their passport or driving license , email, phone number and their Social media handles.

And what you can also do which is a very important before you book a place is to check the reviews and see what other people have said about the property. Was the place clean? Was it safe? Was their communication with the host? Did they love it? What’s the rating they gave and what was their overall experience.

So without further due let me share my screen so that I can show you how to make a reservation on Airbnb. Also make sure to click the link under this video to get you first $45 credit towards your next best booking.

Video transcription 

(So after you click on the link under the video it’s going to take you to the main Airbnb page. So the first thing you’re going to do is you’re going to login create an account using your email address and a password or you can log in via Facebook if you wish.

So after logging in and creating an account you’re going to go to the main Airbnb page so here you’re going to find all the homes listed on Airbnb, all the experiences and activities that you can do on your next trip or vacation and here you’re going to find all the restaurants that you can reserve through the Airbnb website.

So let’s get started so let’s assume we’re going to go to Miami Florida for our next trip so we’re gonna type in Miami Florida in the search bar and then we are going to click on homes and then we’re going to go ahead and choose the dates that we would like to make the reservation for.

So let’s assume in this example we are going to at the beginning of April and let’s say were going to go for a whole week so Monday to Sunday. So we’re going to go ahead and click apply and then we are going to add how many guests are going to be joining us on that trip. So let’s say two adults and then you are going to add any children down below.

Then we’re going to choose the home type. So if we want the entire place for ourselves we are going to click on entire place then apply. Ofcourse there’s other options you can check out as well.

So here your going to get all the listings for Miami Florida and you can check their location directly on the map. Ok so for example if you want something right by the beach like this one for example you can check out the pictures and look through them. What you’re gonna do right now is we’re going to go through the listings to see which one has reviews on it so these ones as you see they are new listings.

The first couple are new as well. let’s scroll down keep looking until you find a listing that has reviews on it so for example this one over here. It has 102 reviews, so basically more than 100 people actually stayed at this apartment and they loved it because it has a rating of 4.5 on five which is pretty good. So we’re going to go ahead and view the pictures to make sure we love them because technically this is what you’re getting. Now we are going to scroll down and check out the host of the place, read more about the listing keep.

Now here you’re going to find how many bedrooms are there in that apartment, how many beds are available and if you keep on scrolling down you’re going to find all the reviews that other people have said about this  apartment.

I think it’s super important for you to actually go ahead and take the time to read those reviews at least a couple of them to make sure what other people have said about the apartment, how was their experience with the host and did they love the place, was it clean so this will give you a good idea of what to expect if you decide to go ahead and book this place.

If you still have any questions or you need to clarify anything what you can do is contact the host most of the time they answer right away like within couple of hours. As you see the response time is within an hour and you’ll be able to get your answer back. But if you’re ready to go ahead and book this place click on book and it’s gonna take it to the review house rules and it will give you information on what time you have to check in and when you need to check out.

There’s like no parties or events in this Place no smoking so basically anything that you need to know about this place you need to be able to respect the house rules. So you have so go through this information 
But other than that if you’re good with the house rules you can go ahead and click on continue and once that’s done you’re going to receive a message from the host giving you directions to the place, the exact location and how to get there.

Thank you so much for watching this video make sure to hit the subscribe button below and let me know in the comments below where do you want to travel next?

Instagram hacks 2018/انستقرام مميزات وخفايا

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In this video I am going to show you 5 ways to make your Instagram stories more creatively. The most asked questions I get on Instagram is about Instagram stories. So I thought to make this video to show you 5 Instagram story hacks without using any outside application, we will only focus on the same Instagram application in this video.

So if you would like to learn 5 things you can do with your Instagram stories then keep watching!

Before we start this video make sure to hit the Subscribe button below and click on the “bell” icon to make sure you receive any future video I create.

So let’s get started with this video. So the first thing we are going to do it take a picture by clicking on the photo icon and snapping a picture. The first thing we are going to learn is how to make the whole screen one solid color.

We will be clicking on the pen icon the first one on the left and choosing the color we want and then we will press anywhere on the screen and hold it, until the whole screen becomes one color.

If you would still like to keep the photo you took showing in the background, let me know remove the solid background screen by clicking undo and then choosing the second option which is the highlighter and choosing the color we want , let me choose purple and then press anywhere on the screen and hold it until the whole screen becomes one color but the main photo we took will still show in the background.

Now I am going to show how we can use each of these icons. The first one we can use it to draw or write with and we can control if want the pen to be thick or thin, the second one is the highlighter, the third one is the neon which has the glow effect and the fourth option is the eraser which we can use to erase everything we drew on the screen.

Now I am going to show you how you can draw on the picture that we have. We are going to click on the letters icon and write the word we want. Now we can change the color of the letters as we wish by choosing from the colors available. If there is a color you like but is not available from the options you have , click on the dropper icon and then you will be able to choose any color from the picture you have itself so you have a nice color coordination within your picture.

We can also change the font of the words you write on Instagram stories by clicking on “classic” icon above to change it to the different font options available. There is also an option to highlight the word  by clicking on the “A” icon, but that option is not available for all fonts. Now another trick you can do is choose the letters you want by highlighting them and then changing their color.

Another Instagram trick I like to use in my Instagram stories is by writing the same word but in 2 different colors and then placing them above each other to create a shadow effect.

Now the third thing you can do with your Instagram stories is adding stickers to your stories. There are different kind of stickers you can add to your story and one of them is the Location where you are at. Now that usually changes depending on the place you are at at the time, we can also change the color of the sticker by clicking on it until we are satisfied with how it looks.

Another thing we can do with our instagram stories is mentioning someone in out story. For example here I am mentioning MiniMeCity so if someone was watching my story and clicks on it, it’s going to take them to that person or companies profile page on Instagram from our Instagram story.

The third sticker I like to use sometimes is the time sticker to show the current time. If I am in a certain place at a certain time I can show that in my story. You can also click on the time sticker to change the look of the clock you are adding. You can choose the one you like.

The fourth thing you can do with your Instagram story is add any sticker from the ones available here to your story. For example let me add a speech bubble sticker , if I click on it I can change the direction of the bubble and I can also change the size to smaller or larger. I can also add what Adelina is thinking about but adding an item in the bubble.

If there is something we wish to erase from our picture just press on the icon you wish to delete and just drag it all the way to the bottom middle of the screen. (As shown)

The fifth thing you can do with your Instagram stories is adding a picture within a picture. Let’s assume this is the main picture you want to work with, click on the sticker icon again and then click on the picture icon shown on the screen and then choose the picture you would like to add.

Let me add 3 pictures to my main picture from the same day. As shown previously let me make the whole screen one color. You can choose the color you want from the same picture and then click and hold any spot on the screen. I will then use the eraser option to show the part I want from my picture. This way I was able to merge 4 pictures in 1 picture to be added to my Instagram story.

I hope that you enjoyed this video and if you have any further question make sure to write it in the comments below and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button. Thank you so much and see you in my next video.