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When you've got a plumbing problem or defected water, finding a reliable tradie to sort it out can be a blind shot in the dark. Until recently – before getting a good list of licensed trusted plumber, electricians, gardeners etc.– the available options were to thumb through the Yellow Pages crossing your fingers hoping to get a reliable tradie depending on luck.

With the Internet around, we can get to know the reputation of the tradies and the new tasking websites gives us the opportunity to skip the ring-around and have the professionals contact us offering free quotes.

How does it work?

Looking at several sites, including Airtasker, Oneflare, TradeEzi, ServiceSeeking and hipages. They're all a little bit different, but the basic idea is still the same.

-          You post your task or project online or by phone.

-          You receive quotes from professionals who can perform the task.

-           You check out their licenses, documents, profiles, read reviews and recommendations from other consumers.

-          Finally, you choose the tradie.

How much does it cost?

For consumers: it’s free to post a job and there is no obligation to hire anyone. for tradies: free listing for some web sites while others charge a regular membership fee or a small fee per lead.

Why use it?

Choosing a tradie from the phone book, the internet or any other means, there's a chance that they won't be as good as they claim or they might over charge you. On the other hand, using marketplace sites allow you to check reviews and recommendations from consumers in your neighbourhood and save yourself time ringing around for quotes.

Today, we are going to give you more information about TradeEzi:

More than 50,000 businesses registered and had $1b worth of jobs posted by consumers so far. The services most often requested on TradeEzi are for plumbers, electricians, tilers, fence contractors, cleaners, removalists, pet groomers and gardeners.

Unlike other services, there's no limit to the number of quotes you can receive from tradies via TradeEzi. If you had enough quotes, you can hit the "Stop quotes" button.

Tradies could have the option of a free listing and could subscribe for monthly subscription which gives them priority over free listing. For that reason, you may not get the best prices you were hoping for immediately, if your job is not urgent you would get competitive prices after few hours.


Businesses on TradeEzi have a profile score, which increases when their ABN, licenses, insurances and documents are verified. A rep from TraeeEzi also told us, "We always monitor the consumer reviews of all businesses. This makes us able to quality check our businesses from real job experiences, not just licenses and qualifications."


Businesses with the 'Verified' badge have had the validity of their licenses, public liability insurance and ABN confirmed.