With the internet the possibilities of searching to find a photographer for example are endless, but if you do type ‘Photographer in X’ and add your location in chances are you’re going to come up with hundreds and thousands of responses. If I wanted to hire a photographer or any other professional I’d be put off with this because A/ I am lazy and can not be bothered and B/ I don’t have the time to scour the internet looking for people. This is where Bidvine come in.
Bidvine describe themselves as being “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.” And the best thing is their website is so easy to use.
When you hit the brands homepage you just need to start typing in the type of thing you’re looking for and enter your postcode. I chose to look for a photographer, and the great thing is it asks for details about the type of thing you want so I opted for portrait. The great thing about this is the person who might be amazing at newborn baby shots might not be right to help you photograph products for your new Ebay store for example. Having this information will ensure you get the right people apply for your position. You can also add a budget so there’s no surprises if the professionals are way out of your price range.
Within very little time I already had bids from professionals within my area looking at my job and with a variety of price ranges (all within my budget) I was so happy. Once I had my bids I was able to view each company’s profile to see their portfolio (very important when looking for a photographer), see any relevant qualifications, and read references from past clients and customers. You can either call them directly or use the Bidvine website/ app to send messages. The whole process was easy to navigate and would have saved me so much time scouring the internet to find someone myself.
The best thing perhaps though is that as a customer it costs absolutely nothing to use and each company who bid are reviewed by the team before they can go live so you know you’re dealing with professionals. Next time you need someone who help with some DIY, do your hair for a special event or take some photos think of Bidvine.
Would you ever outsource work like this?