Let me start by saying this: I appreciate your interest in my business. I really do. But here’s the thing, you’re not a customer until you’ve actually bought something small from me.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
I know, I know. You might be thinking, “But I’ve liked your page on Facebook, shared your posts, and referred you to my friends. Doesn’t that make me a customer?” The short answer is no.
Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate your support, and I understand that not everyone can afford to make big purchases. But even buying something small can make a huge difference to a small business owner like myself.
When you make a purchase, no matter how small, you’re not just buying a product. You’re supporting someone’s livelihood. You’re helping them pay their bills, put food on the table, and pursue their dreams.
And it goes beyond just supporting someone’s livelihood. When you buy something small from a small business owner like myself, you’re also supporting the local economy. Your purchase helps keep the business running, which in turn provides jobs for the community. It’s a win-win situation.
But here’s another thing to consider: when you buy something small from me, you’re also indirectly supporting the quality of my products and services. Your purchase helps me invest in better materials, improve my craft, and provide better customer service.
So, the next time you’re tempted to call yourself a customer without making a purchase, remember this: even buying something small can make a huge difference to a small business owner like myself.
Now, I know some of you might be hesitant to buy something small from me because you don’t know what to buy. And that’s understandable. So, let me make some suggestions.
If you’re a woman(Thats what i sale mostly ‘saree‘ ), consider buying a saree from me. It’s a timeless piece of clothing that can be worn on many occasions. And I promise you, my sarees are of the highest quality and are made with love and care. If the sarees are out of your budget, then try something small like a fabric or a suit material. It’s a small but meaningful. And again, I promise you, my products are made with the utmost care and attention to detail.
But here’s another thing to consider: supporting someone’s livelihood goes beyond just making a purchase. It’s about building a relationship with that business and its owner. It’s about becoming a regular customer and showing your support over time.
When you become a regular customer, you not only support my livelihood, but you also help my business grow. You become part of my community, and I become part of yours. And that’s a beautiful thing. Tobe honest i have earned people through my small business around the world. I can proudly call them my extended family.
And here’s another thing to consider: when you support my livelihood, you’re not just supporting me financially. You’re also supporting me emotionally. You’re showing me that my hard work is appreciated and valued. And that’s a powerful feeling.
So, the next time you’re tempted to call yourself a customer without actually buying something small from me, think twice. Ask yourself, “Am I just browsing, or am I here to support someone’s livelihood?” And if the answer is the latter, then buy something and support a small business. (Let me be blunt and take all the wrath of so called non buying customers for all the small businesses.)
Monalisa Rath (the owner of this small Business)