12 Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes

On Halloween, everyone is all up and about looking for the best costume ideas in order to stand out of the crowd. Halloween costume ideas are different for each person. That’s because it is purely a matter of personal taste. There are some styles that come and go while others are popular every year. Let’s take a look at some …

Why You Need to Try Freelancing Straight After University

Freelancing isn’t just for people who’ve been around the career block a few times. In fact, for students and recent graduates, now’s the time to go solo. If you’re quaking at the thought of a low-paid job, no-paid internship, or having to play office gopher for a year, freelancing is your ‘get out of jail’ card. It doesn’t mean shutting …

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 Boost Repair Bills 50%

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 with a mind towards positions they can start now that can …

Can You Plaster Over Paint? Your Guide to Plastering Over Paint

Have you found yourself considering a renovation and asking yourself the question, can you plaster over paint? Then check out the article below to learn all about plastering over paint. Plus find top tips on how to prepare ahead of time before your plastering professional arrives, so they can quickly start your renovation project! Plastering is the process of covering …

Can You Paint Over Varnish? – The In-Depth Guide

Ready to start your painting project? Have a read through this article to find out if you can paint over varnish, as well as some top tips to keep in mind when painting over varnish! Varnish is a thick, transparent coat that is used to protect and give shine to surfaces. Varnishes are usually made of three components: a resin, …

I’ve Been Hired 56 Times In Just 4 Months With BidMatch

Michael Morris Handyman When Michael moved to the UK a year and a half ago he was all set to pursue his dreams of becoming a self-employed tradesman. He turned to Bidvine and BidMatch to get started and found his business expanding rapidly. Today 80% of his clients come through Bidvine and looking to the future he’s considering hiring employees …

70% of My Clients Come From BidMatch

Jon Ball Photographer Jon has always been quick to try new approaches to photography. When digital cameras became popular he was keen to learn the new technology when many of his colleagues were still focused on film cameras. He treats his business the same way, staying ahead of the curve by approaching things with a competitive mindset. So when BidMatch …

I Stuck With Bidvine, Because It Works

Alex Miklos Handyman As a pragmatic business owner and busy tradesman, Alex needed an easy and consistent way to get new customers. But he found that most of the websites he tried were just a waste of time and money. Luckily he came across Bidvine, found out what he needed to do to make it work for his business, and …