The pandemic has hit hard on so many small business and independent makers like myself, but we’ve persevered and kept going despite all the restrictions placed upon us. This week we see shops and galleries beginning to open for business again and I can at last start planning for my next few trade shows, fairs and open studio events.
I really appreciate all the support I’ve had for my small business in the form of grants, subsidies as well as all the customer orders and feedback I’ve received. These have kept me going throughout lockdown not only financially, but also emotionally.
If you’ve ever bought anything from me, be it a piece of jewellery or a handcrafted decorative piece for your home, would you be able to shout about it from the rooftops? I’ve created my own branded hashtag #LoveMilomade and I would love my customers to start using it on social media to create a buzz about the Milomade products they’ve bought. If you’ve placed an order with me this year, you will have already received information about this, so apologies for the repetition. If you’ve not, then please read on…
I need you to show off your purchases.
All you need to do is take a photo or a do a video of your order. It can be of it just out of the box, or a ring on your finger, or a close up of your earrings being worn. If you’re brave enough to do a selfie of you wearing your purchase or short video that’d be awesome. Maybe you can photograph a decorative piece in situ in your home.
Here are a few of my happy customers doing just that…
Post your photo or video to Instagram and/or Facebook and use the hashtag #LoveMilomade in your caption. Let me know via a direct message or email that you’ve done this and I can then share your photo/video to my stories, my highlights and my grid on Instagram, as well as to my Facebook page (if I ever re-gain access to that!).
So get your camera out and get shooting – I can’t wait to see the images you produce.