How can you support your friends business without spending any money is a question many ponder. You may want to purchase the outfit, but can’t find it in your budget to do so. Your friend might be into credit repair, but you might already have a credit score of 700. Or you may not quite like the product being sold, but you still want to show your friend that you support them. Well I have several tips you can use to support your friends business without spending any money. Not even a penny.
- Ask them how they are doing.
- Follow their business on social media.
- Give positive reviews.
- Like, comment or share their posts.
- Word of Mouth and Referrals.
- Attend their events.
1. Ask them how they are doing
The first way you can support your friends business without spending any money is by asking them how they are doing. It is not easy running a successful business alone. Even if you have help, it is still a daunting task as a small business owner to keep everything together mentally. As the owner, you have the responsibility of 1) making sure you have a constant flow of quality products being put out, 2) providing exceptional customer service in a timely manner, and 3) making sure you have the right people in place to represent your brand. Then try finding time for yourself. It can be exhausting. Simply asking a friend “How are you doing today?” can be the most inexpensive, thoughtful gesture of them all.
2. Follow their Business on Social Media
The second way you can support your friends business without spending any money is by following their business on social media. Following your friends business on social media is a simple, quick and easy way to support them. Perspective is everything and it helps bring in more followers, even if the followers don’t initially know your friend or their business. It’s like when someone request to be your friend and you’re hesitant because you are not sure who they are, but then you see that you both have mutual friends’, so you accept the request. And more followers for your friend means more chances for them to interact with a potential client.
3. Give Positive Reviews
The third way you can support your friends business without spending any money is by giving them positive reviews on their accounts. The fact is that 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business and 88% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Customers are likely to spend 31% more on a business with “excellent” reviews. 72% say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more. Need I say more.
4. Like, Comment or Share their Post
The fourth way you can support your friends business without spending any money is to like, comment or share their post on social media. If used strategically, social media can be the most powerful form of marketing and market research. It can quickly reach a mass number of people in many parts of the world. Businesses utilize social media to build clientele. You can help speed the process up by interacting with your friends business. Get the conversation started. Ask questions, respond to questions, share post, etc.
5. Word of Mouth and Referrals
The fifth way you can support your friends business without spending any money is through word of mouth and referrals. Word of mouth is the most powerful, effective, and easy way to advertise a business. It is brought up through casual conversation which makes it the most natural form of advertisement as well. Word of Mouth marketing impression results 5x more sales than a paid media impression and people are 90% more likely to trust and buy from a brand recommended by a friend. I mean we like to talk anyway, why not talk about something that will benefit someone else. Spread the word FRIENDS!
6. Attend their Events
The sixth way you can support your friends business without spending any money is by attending their events. Showing support and helping at an event is really big in a society of flakers. Just being there for a person shows true commitment. Time is one of the most valuable things we have, and what better way to show you care than by using that time to support your friend’s dreams. Yes, this takes a little more effort, but this is definitely a gesture that your friend would appreciate.
I hope my several tips help you support your friends business without spending not even a penny.