March 4, 2020
Millennials admit they can not hang a picture or even change a light bulb and tend to turn to Google for help, a survey has found.
The study of 2,000 adults found putting up wallpaper and bleeding a radiator are among the DIY tasks 25 to 34 year-olds don’t feel confident doing so without help.
Tightening a wobbly kitchen cupboard door and fixing a loose screw also emerged among the jobs young adults would not try without assistance.
And as many as 87 per cent will turn to Google for help with these seemingly straightforward tasks.
Three in ten use social media to source help with such challenges, with Facebook the top choice above Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.
‘We know the internet is a powerful tool for business and we wanted to find out the real difference it can make to independent workers,’ said Nick Silverwood, head of business at Plusnet, which commissioned the survey.
‘The results of the survey were incredibly surprising – social media overtaking word of mouth for tradespeople recommendations is a big moment and a fantastic opportunity for tradespeople and all independent businesses to take advantage of social media.’
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:26 am