Your Ultimate Guide to Home Automation and Smart Homes

Smart home devices are becoming increasingly popular as they become more cost-effective and accessible on a wide scale. Here at Bidvine, in response to this, we’re seeing a rising demand in consumer requests for professionals that can install home automation features. These requests range from setting up entire smart home systems to installing individual devices and even helping to set up …

Batten Down The Hatches – Storm Season Can Add 50% to Repair Bills

Are you planning on renovating your home this autumn? Then, now is the perfect time to get your autumn home improvement plans underway. With worsening weather on the doorstep – and dozens of autumn storms forecast to hit Britain’s shores over the coming months – homeowners are being advised to do essential maintenance work now or risk paying a 50% …

Students Should Ignore Minimum Wage Jobs and Work For Themselves

It’s September and school is back in session! For two and a half million students, that means it’s time begin or resume their university courses. As they head back to the books, many of these students will also be setting out to find a job to fund their studies. This year, instead of searching for a minimum wage job, new …

YouTube Star is a Top 3 Dream Career for the Next Generation

Do you remember being asked when you were little: ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ Oh, the endless possibilities! It’s interesting to think back how our career choices change as we age, isn’t it? Some of us face up to reality and have to become more realistic in our career aspirations while others actually pursue their …

New for Pros: BidMatch Feature Update

Since launching BidMatch, we’ve received a lot of great feedback from professionals. In particular, you’ve told us that you love the fact that you only pay when interested customers contact you and automatic bidding. You’ve also highlighted some things we could improve upon and today, we’re happy to announce two new features. Stay within your budget Previously, some professionals using BidMatch …

New for Pros: Insights on Your Weekly Activity

Bid Insights Last year we launched Bid Insights as the first piece in bringing radical transparency to service professionals like you who are using Bidvine to build their business. Since then, pros have been using Bid Insights to view details on each bid sent including how many other pros have contacted the customer, and how you compare to these pros …

Three-Quarters of Sole Traders Think Their Business Will Grow in 2018

We recently surveyed 2,000 sole traders in the UK, to find out what their outlook is for 2018, and we were pleasantly surprised! The results show that, despite British economic growth forecasts, more than three quarters think their business will grow in 2018. We also found that more than four-fifths of sole traders want to invest more in their business …

New Year’s Resolutions in 2018 Favour Mental Health Over Fitness

What are your New Year’s resolutions? Well, according to our latest survey, a third of the 1,500 people we spoke to want to focus on improving their mental health in 2018. This contrasts just one-fifth of the survey respondents who wanted to lose weight and focus on physical fitness. According to psychiatric studies conducted in the last few years, approximately …

Clueless About Christmas? Take Our Ultimate Christmas Quiz to Find Out!

It’s that time of year. Christmas lights line the streets, Christmas music can be heard in all the shops and everyone is out looking for gifts for their loved ones. It is truly a magical time of year. There’s delicious food to be had, Christmas movies to watch, gifts to share and time to spend with family and friends. No …

How Long Will You Have to Exercise to Burn Off Your Christmas Calories?

We recently teamed up with our nutritionists and personal trainers to reveal how many calories* are in the average Christmas dinner, traditional Christmas snacks, and drinks. Based on this we created a calorie calculator that shows you just how long you’ll need to exercise to burn off the food you eat on Christmas Day, using your favourite workout method. The …