Use Reviews to Get More Customers

How To Get Positive Reviews On Bidvine it’s as easy as a click of a button. We’ll always remind your clients to leave feedback on your job but first you need to mark yourself as hired. To mark yourself as hired simply login, go to the Quotes page, open the request(s) that you won and click ‘mark as hired’ at the …

4 Examples of Well-Written Customer Quotes

Submitting a quote can be daunting. Are you charging too much or too little? Will the buyer recognise your skills? Will they just choose the cheapest quote? Research shows that the cheapest quote is not as popular as many believe, instead buyers look for integrity, information, feedback and quality of services. In addition to listing what to include in your quote …

Invoices: Boring Documents With Exciting Potential

This guest blog post is brought to you by Zervant, an online invoicing, time tracking, and accounting software trusted by 60,000 small businesses and sole traders. Running your own business can be challenging, but it’s certainly never dull. Unless, of course, you’re talking about invoices. So here at Zervant we’ve put together some advice on how to master the art of invoicing. Since we started our business …

How to Ensure You Always Receive Five Star Feedback

In all business, feedback is essential to repeat custom, new customer acquisition, and success. With a world of reviews at our fingertips now, people are relying on feedback more than ever before they hire a service professional or visit a business. We’ve put together some tips to ensure your feedback is always 5 star. Before You’re Hired – You should always make …

Your Checklist For Pricing a Project

Quoting for work is never easy as a sole trader or small business owner. Even if you know you’re being reasonable, there’s always a little apprehension when sending a quote to a customer. In skilled trades such as plumbing, carpentry, and teaching, the professional will not always have sales experience, which leaves them at a slight disadvantage. While you may adore …

How to Create a Winning Business Profile

We’re proud to have you on Bidvine as it’s specialists like you that make up our community and allow us to offer your skills across the UK. We want to showcase what you can do while giving you the opportunity to secure more work in your local area. As we’re a new online platform, we understand that getting to grips with …

Top 5 Cash Alternatives for Self-Employed Professionals

Online payment is often the quickest and easiest way to take payment for a variety of businesses and it’s good to know about your options. You want something reliable, user friendly and something that will help to grow your business instead of hinder it. We’ve got the lowdown on the top five cash alternatives, so have a read and work out …

How to Avoid Being Labelled a Cowboy Builder

Getting work done on your home is a big step – a home is usually someone’s biggest investment and homeowners are right to be as cautious as they can possibly be. With cowboy builder and rogue trader stories floating about on the internet, it’s of utmost importance for a builder to avoid distrust and build a good, solid reputation. Whether …

13 Signs of Personal Trainers Hitting Their A-Game

Being a personal trainer can be a tough gig but it’s also incredibly inspiring, fulfilling and has the potential to make a massive impact on people’s lives. To make sure you’re making the most of your time with clients, it’s important to stay on top of everything – Read on for the  top 13 signs that you’re really hitting your A-game in …