Wouldn’t it be amazing if local professionals could be made aware you were looking for a service, you send one message and then they contact you with their bids for the project? Now you can with Bidvine.
With Bidvine you can find and hire local professionals.
I am one of those people that will find as many local professionals for the service I require and try to find a competitive quote. Obviously this can take a lot of time and effort, searching in the paper, on google and even asking on Facebook. This is where Bidvine tries to take away some of the work.
Bidvine is the easiest way to find and hire local professionals to help accomplish your projects. Learn something new, redecorate your home, feel better, feel fitter, throw a great party – and more.
So, how easy is it to use?
There are 3 stages:
All you have to do is put in your request, grab a cuppa, put your feet up and wait for the quotes to come rolling in.
I thought I would try out the photography section. As a parent one of the things I wanted to do was capture some photos of the girls when they were born and in their first year or two. And with some friends about to have their babies it could make the perfect gift.
Baby photography is one of the categories along with others such as nature, pet, family, engagement and wedding.
Just saying you want a baby photographer isn’t the end of it. You can personalise it further to ensure the right people contact you and even only those that are in your budget. The questions asked in the Baby Photography category are:
- How old is baby?
- Where will the photos be taken?
- Would you like a particular theme?
- Would you require the photographer to provide props?
- In what format would you require the images?
- What is your estimated budget?
- Where can the service be delivered?
- When you need the photography?
I love that these questions are asked as then it is made clear to anyone considering offering a quote if they are suitable or not.
Once you submit your request, you receive an email telling you what to expect next: that up to 5 professionals will send a custom quote and by which day. Giving a deadline doesn’t leave you waiting around wondering if anyone else will contact you if you don’t get 5 quotes.
And did I get any quotes?
I got my first one within 2 hours of posting the request. With another quote following the day after. The professionals who contacted me were polite and courteous and were clear about what they could offer me for the quote they were giving. The best bit? The quotes were both within my budget.
At the moment Bidvine offer 600 services over England. Services range from painting to piano lessons, tutoring to pest control and even Arabic lessons. I was pleased to receive 2 quotes but it would have nice to get a few more to have a better choice. However the service is still growing!
The site is extremely user friendly and it is so quick to get your request in: select your service, add your postcode, answer a few questions and thats it! (You will need to register to get your quotes).
As a busy mum who doesn’t always have time to search for local professionals endlessly, I will definitely be using Bidvine to find and hire professionals for anything else I may need in the future.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
Oh this is a great idea. I’m actually hoping to find a painter and decorator and no idea where to start so I think I’ll check this out. Thank you!
What a great idea for finding a local tradesperson. I will have to check it out.
Sounds really interesting, will have to have a look x
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What a brilliant idea for finding people. I’m sure it won’t be long before we need trade folk, we live in an old house so it’s inevitable!
This sounds very interesting,I’m all for making life easier. Mich x
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!Two hours is a super quick turn around
This looks like a great idea – could save plenty of time x x
It sounds like a site with amazing potential, shame it does not include Northern Ireland, maybe in the near future?
O wow! We really need something like that especially us mums who are busy all day and sometimes can’t take out much time to work on all the things.