There are so many brand new work-from-home-ers that have emerged over the past few weeks, but what can we do to support those small businesses who are just like us, especially when we don’t have any money to spend?
It really is a time to work together, just like the media keeps shouting from the street corners…
We’re all in this together.
Moving the needle is about sharing.
It’s easy to start doing something that moves the needle for you, but it’s harder to share that success with others because you begin to think subconsciously, that sharing sharing someone else's success might lessen the result for you.
But in reality, what I’ve learned is that when you share someone else's success, or teach someone else how to do something, you can actually relish in the results that it creates for you.
If you happen to be especially passionate about helping women who have a creative talent that they want to share with the world, you're in the right place!
Hope and inspiration is everything, and it’s everywhere.
Being kind, compassionate and thoughtful is the best way you can help a small mom business. You don't have to spend any money.
Just spend a moment.
It doesn’t matter if you already have a job or if you’re starting up your own gig because you’re suddenly unemployed…here are my suggestions about how you can support your local creative business owner at no cost.
Top 5 things you can do, today, to support a local small business owner, FOR FREE!
Like their Facebook Business Page.
Although it’s not a direct source of revenue, liking a small business owner’s page will help them establish credibility for their brand online. Can you take it a step further and leave a 5-Star Review on their page if you’ve had a positive experience with them?
Like or leave a positive comment on a post on their Business Page.
Facebook has changed their algorithm to prioritize your friends over business pages in your home-feed.
This means that small businesses have a hard time getting their post in front of people. To generate more activity for them, you can leave a like or a comment on one of their posts which will spark the algorithm to show that post to others, and the engagement compounds. The more likes and comments a post gets, the more people will see it.
Follow them on another social media channel.
Do you follow your local small business on Instagram or have you subscribed to their YouTube channel? If you haven’t, you might not know about everything else they do online!
All it takes is a click, and it’s free, so why not follow them on all the channels that you use? You can find my YouTube channel here.
Like/Favor their Etsy Shop.
The Etsy algorithm works the same way as other algorithms, you don’t have to buy something to favor their shop.
It’s a great way to help them establish credibility so that when others are searching for what they sell, their shop looks credible.
If your local small business owner has a blog, take a minute and leave a comment!
This is two-fold: When blog readers see positive comments, it helps establish credibility for the topic they are reading about because they can clearly see that others have gained some insights into how that topic is helpful.
If you read a blog and you learned something new, leave a comment and let them know you appreciated the article. Secondly, when people leave a blog comment, it helps boost their overall SEO ranking inside the Google algorithm as well.
That means when a user of Google happens to be searching for a topic, that blog may come up higher in the search results.
If you are a small business owner yourself, I encourage you to share this post so that other people know how they can support you at this important time.
I also challenge you to do the above for another small business, comment, like, and share it with your own network…because these simple actions can really help them, especially at this very difficult time.
Whether you have (or want to have) and Etsy Shop, or you’re a blogger, or you make DIY products that you can sell, or whether you have a special knowledge about a topic that others would be interested in learning…by promoting your business using the proper Pinterest Marketing techniques, you can earn an income beyond what you ever thought was possible for yourself.
And here's something: Teaching is what a small mom business can do to reverse engineer her success.
For me, my business success came from developing an expertise specifically in one nîche, Pinterest Marketing.
Once I learned how to use Pinterest effectively to propel my small business to start making money for my blog, I realized it was a business model that others could easily follow.
Use this time at home to learn how to use Pinterest the right way and see what is really possible for yourself.
I encourage you to join my Private Facebook Group, Pinterest Marketing. It’s a free resource where I post tips about how to market your blog or business using Pinterest, but it’s also a place where you can connect with other bloggers, social media influencers, and online entrepreneurs who are also on a similar journey.
I’m doing the best I can to walk along side you; I hope you’ll join me.