Who says you have to spend money to support your favorite bloggers, businesses, and entrepreneurs?! Sure, spending a couple bucks helps us out, don’t get me wrong. However, did you know that you can support us business owners for FREE?
*Cue the dramatic music*
In today’s blog post, I am sharing 3 easy ways to show your support to small businesses without having to spend a dime! When you support a small business
When you support a small business, you’re supporting a dream.
3 Ways to Support Small Businesses for Free
Share Their Businesses with Friends and Family!
This is an easy peasy tip that is easy and free! Think of this like when you give a referral or a suggestion. When you share your favorite businesses with your friends and family, it’s a personal endorsement for that business! For many small businesses, word of mouth is crucial to their growth. So when you share that your favorite small business is having a sale, released a product your really love, or you are excited to see that they are going to be at a pop up market soon!
Follow, Like, Comment, and Share Your Favorite Small Businesses
The New Algorithm is what many people have dubbed this as. The first part of this new algorithm is the save! I have created a folder that I have dubbed my Small Business Finds, and I save the coolest finds there! When I find something that is exceptionally cool, I tend to send it to someone who I think will also appreciate it! When you send a post from a business to someone else, that’s another huge part of the algorithm! It’s another free way businesses can get eyes on their products! Plus, if you really love the post, sharing a small comment or sharing how excited you are about the product they’re sharing! Lastly, a simple like can go a long way. That instant double tap goes a long way to help boost your post in the algorithm!
Pro Tip: You can also send your favorite businesses messages sharing the love! Businesses will sometimes use these as reviews to share with their audience!
Leave A Review On Your Favorite Products or Services
After I buy a product locally or from an online business, I always do my best to review the products. This goes a long way in that the people can see a trusted reviewer on the businesses website! Plus, these reviews on their website SEO! While this may not be a 100% free tip, it is a free service that you can do for your favorite businesses to help boost their website when someone is googling products that their business sells! You can share reviews on Facebook pages, google reviews, or submit a form on the businesses website letting them know how much you love their business!
Pro Tip: Businesses, use these reviews and comments on your services as testimonial posts on your social media!
My Favorite Small Businesses!
I shop and support a list of small businesses, both in store and online! And trust me, my list of small businesses that I support is HUGE! However, here are my top 10 businesses that are my ride or dies and I will always continue to support!
- Plants and unique terrariums – True Leaf Studio
- Unique Gifts and Handmade Items – The Dime Store
- Denton Apparel and Gifts- Discover Denton
- Vintage Inspired Gifts – Norman Roscoe
- One of a Kind Jewelry – Spooky Alien Kweenie
- Organic Skincare for all Skin Types – Salted Sanctuary Soap
- Unique Thrifted Finds – Les Muses Vintage
- Modern Clothes for the Modern Denton Gal – La Di Da
- Fine Leather Goods and Western Inspired Wear – Wilkinson’s Fine Goods
- Personalized Stickers and logos – The Homemade Edit
PHEW! And that’s just the tip of the ice berg 😉 Looking for even more businesses to support for free? Check out our Denton Guide, which is FREE right now! with direct links to businesses all across Denton, find the best eats, treats, and sights to see in one easy document! Plus, a downtown map that features our top 3 Team D favorite places! It’s your all in one guide to shop and find the best small businesses to support in Denton. Click here to get the guide now!