Making sure the business has the right qualifications for their area of expertise is important. In most trades, such as an electrical or plumbing work, experts should hold a license before carrying out any work - and this is bound by Australian law. In other less regulated areas such as makeup artistry, it’s worth asking if they have completed courses or certificates to prove they hold the relevant qualifications.
Make sure a business is verified by asking for their ABN, or check if the verified badge is displayed on their Oneflare profile. For a business to be verified by Oneflare, they must provide their ABN, logo, a short description of their business as well as a certificate of insurance relevant to their area of expertise. By ensuring a business is properly verified, you can trust that they are a legitimate business.
This question may seem like a given to any expert you hire, but in some cases, a category of a service is not a one size fits all. For example, you’re looking to hire a DJ for your wedding, but some DJs may only specialise in 16th birthday parties. It’s a simple yet important question, that will provide valuable insight when choosing the right expert for your job.
Check if the business you’ve hired has the relevant insurance. Public Liability insurance protects the business from any financial risk regarding potential damage or injury, whereas Professional Indemnity insurance provides protection against any alleged breach of duty or error of conduct in a professional service.
References in the form of photos can be easier to judge and digest than previous customer reviews. Visual references can be seen as more essential for larger projects such as renovation work compared to a general cleaning job. Whether it’s seeing an architect’s or interior designer’s past work, you can get an idea of their style and creative direction - and evaluate if this suits what you’re looking for.
Even if they’ve ticked all the boxes above, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the right business for you. By checking their Oneflare business profile for previous customer testimonials, you can gauge if they’re reliable, trustworthy and capable of getting the job done.
Businesses like to send a quote as soon as possible. You may receive
your first quote within an hour.
Call us on 13 18 18Visit our help centre Back to job form
Keep an eye on your email for quotes that we send you from relevant businesses.
We will notify you here when quotes come in.
Why do we need this?
Businesses who send you a quote may get in touch to chat about your request.
Login to submit your job.
Forgot your password? Reset your password
We have sent an email to
We have re-sent the email. Check your email and follow the link to change your password.
Be sure to check your spam folder for an email from email@example.com
Only businesses that send you a quote will see your contact details.