More People Want to Quit Social Media than Smoking in 2017!

What are your New Year’s resolutions? According to our latest survey of 1,500 of our members concerning New Year’s Resolutions in the UK, one in ten plan on quitting social media in the New Year—compared to just 8% who want to quit smoking. Over a third of you said you want your partner to lose weight in 2017, and 2% …

The Top 20 Most Expensive Gifts Ever Given

On Christmas morning, what are the chances you’ll be unwrapping a £63,500 handbag or a £82.5 million sculpture? If your answer is ‘not likely’ then prepare to feel very jealous, because we doubt that any of these will be waiting under you tree. Here, we reveal the most extravagant and expensive gifts ever given, just in time for Christmas. The …

Can You Pass The Toughest School Quiz in The World? Click Here to Test Your Knowledge!

Recently The BBC announced that the UK was falling behind in global school rankings. The renowned Pisa tests are based on tests taken by 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries across the world. Countries are ranked in science, reading and maths and Asia is dominating the educational leader board, with Singapore topping the list in all three subjects and China …

Are You a Christmas Expert or a Novice? Take The Ultimate Christmas Quiz to Find Out!

Christmas is the season for mince pies, snowball fights, untangling the Christmas lights and getting the family together—usually to eat more than we previously thought was humanly possible. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic to the Christmas of yesteryear or filled with anticipation over the coming festive season, take our ultimate Christmas quiz! We have to admit, some of the questions are …

What Were The Average Salaries For Jobs In The Past?

Have you ever wondered what careers from the past would pay today? We did, so that’s why we have compiled a list of 20 extinct jobs and how much they would pay in today’s economy, the results are surprising! As experts in the jobs market and with 100’s of professional services listed on our platform, we were able to calculate …

Let’s Celebrate the Best Of Bidvine 2016 Awards!

What’s that sound? … Oh, I know! We’re celebrating! We’re excited to announce our inaugural group of Best Of Bidvine winners. Congratulations to all of the local service professionals who’ve been awarded by our customers as the Best Of Bidvine 2016. Bidvine is only as good as the talented professionals who show commitment to their profession and a passion for delighting …

Amateur or Professional Portrait Photography? Is There Really a Difference?

What’s the difference between an amateur picture and professional portrait photography? Could you tell the difference? Apart from the obvious fact that professional photography is rarely free, amateur photos usually don’t do justice to showing off your best side. Professional photographers are skilled at making people feel at ease with their appearance and bringing out their subject’s best qualities. Are …

Get Your Free Professional Photo with Bidvine

  Hearing of the launch of Facebook at Work made us wonder here at Bidvine.com…how often you update your display pictures on your social media channels? And are people’s Facebook photos appropriate for a professional network? The results were surprising and we discovered that popular networking sites including LinkedIn and Twitter often displayed images of users that were years old! …

A Belated Post-Mortem of an Ember Rewrite and Other Thoughts on Ember

Everything that has a beginning has an end, or ‘the short version’ Bidvine was founded in 2014 on the idea of connecting customers with local service professionals in a way that provides successful outcomes for all involved. A simple enough idea, but would it work? The answer was yes, and better than we thought it would. A prototype website was …

Can You Guess These Celebrities’ Jobs Before They Were Famous?

Celebrities are just like us in more ways than one! But while some are born into rich families with connections in the industry, others, like the ones highlighted in our quiz, had to take on day jobs while also working hard to make it big! We put together a short quiz for fun and to say: well done to them! Can you …