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A Letter to Brand Reps + a Chance to Win $1,600+ in Small Shop Gear!

How does $1,600 in small shop prizes sound to you?  You could be one of six lucky reps to share these AMAZING prizes from a bunch of great small shops!  Keep reading to find out how to enter!

 

When I decided to open a small online shop in 2014, I started out like most other shop owners… with big dreams and a very small amount of cash.  I had decided to leave my full time job and try to make it as my own boss.  It was the scariest time of my life.  Although I knew we had great products and a pretty decent website, I had no idea how I could possibly get the word out about our new family business.  Advertising and marketing wasn’t something I had the money for, but I knew that without it, there would be no sales.  I was determined to make it though, no matter what.

 

I tried posting on Facebook, hoping that our friends and family would share with their friends and family.  But a week and maybe two sales later, I knew that it wasn’t enough and unless we were going to eat Ramen Noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we needed to grow our business faster than that.  While I love Ramen Noodles, there are only so many you can eat, you know?! I knew I needed to turn this small shop into a 2nd income for our family.  This wasn’t just something I wanted, it was something I needed.  Things felt hopeless until I stumbled across a small article talking about brand reps.  I was immediately intrigued and wasted no time.  Our first brand rep search was posted the following day.  I had no idea what I was doing, but I dove right in and it was the best decision I ever made.

 

Fast forward three years to today… I have worked with so many different Mamas and even a few Dads.  While I was looking for a business relationship that provided advertising and photos in exchange for free or discounted items, I wound up finding so much more in these amazing humans… I found support, friendships, laughter, shoulders to cry on and a sincere love for small shops and their owners that I never knew existed.  Without each of them, I am not sure where I would be or where my family would be.  I’m not sure how I would have paid my bills, been able to take the girls to extra curricular activities or even have enough money to buy food some weeks, I kid you not.  When things were looking dim, my brand rep team was the sunshine, lighting the way for my small business.  They kept me motivated and gave me the strength to keep going.

 

Life gets hectic, especially for small shop owners and we may forget to stop and appreciate the important people in our lives.   While we may not say it enough, I’m sure I can speak on behalf of most small shop owners in saying that without our brand reps, we wouldn’t have a small business!  We wouldn’t have beautiful images to share on our social media and on our website.   We wouldn’t have the new customers that they brought in through promotion, pictures and word of mouth.  We wouldn’t have a strong group of people to bounce ideas off of. We wouldn’t have the honesty and sincere concern for our well-being, like we do because of them.  We wouldn’t have the option to spend more time with our families instead of working a 9-5 (or two) every day.  Our brand reps are the backbone of our small shop.  They are the real heroes and it’s time we shouted it from the roof tops!

 

Let’s take a moment to celebrate each and every person that takes time of their day to take and edit pictures, share our images and images of their family in/with our products, interact on our social media feeds and talk to others about the small shops they love.  Let’s tell them how amazing and appreciated they really are!  And to my personal team, I love you all from the bottom of my heart!  (go check them out, they ROCK!).

 

Thank you brand reps, for your loyalty, your love and your time.  We LOVE you!

 

Now… it’s GIVEAWAY time!!!!

 

If you are a SMALL SHOP OWNER, you can nominate your star reps for a chance to win one of five prizes, each worth over $265!   Here’s how to nominate: Comment on this blog post with 1) your shop name and 2) your rep’s IG name 3) why they mean so much to you or what they have done that is above and beyond in your eyes (this is optional, but I’m sure your reps will appreciate reading it).  Feel free to nominate as many as you’d like.  Don’t forget to share this giveaway on social media! This giveaway will close on 8/28 at 12pm EST.  We will announce the 6 winners on our FB page LIVE on Monday 8/28 at 7:00pm EST!

 

If you are a REP, you have the chance to win prizes worth over $265 for YOURSELF!  You can enter up to 10 different ways (each counts as one entry). Complete one or all for a better chance to win!

 

**Follow us and all of the shops listed below on Instagram and comment below with your IG name so we can verify!

**Join all of the VIP groups listed below on Facebook and comment below with your FB Name so we can verify!

**Share this giveaway on your FB page (make sure it’s public so we can see it) and paste the link to your post in the comments below.

**Subscribe to our new YouTube channel and comment below with your YouTube name so we can verify.

**Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our videos. Comment below with your YouTube name so we can verify!

**Follow us on Twitter and comment below with your Twitter name so we can verify!

**Favorite and/or comment on at least 3 of our tweets.  Comment below with your Twitter name so we can verify!

**Tweet about this giveaway or retweet our giveaway tweet! Make sure to mention us @bloggerparent so we are notified!

**Like us on Facebook and comment below with your FB name so we can verify!

**Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our posts on Facebook and comment below with your FB name so we can verify!

 

This giveaway will close on 8/28 at 12pm EST.  We will announce the 6 winners on our FB page LIVE on Monday 8/28 at 7:00pm EST! Good luck!

 

Instagram Accounts to Follow (Click Each and Follow):
The Small Fashionista
1377 Threads
Avery Ever After
Belle Knows Bows
BODHI NYX
Carol and Grace
Chasing Butterflies
Dot Dot Smile Click
Em and Ay Apparel Co.
Five Wild Hearts
Foxy Mountain
Gabriella’s Designs
Grace + Crew
Grunge Babies
Hunny Bunny
iBetterAccessorize
Legendary Denim
Little Fashionista Boutique
Liv Rich Boutique
Logan M Styles
Lola + Wren
Lucid Skull Clothing Co.
Lucky Mama Designs
Lulu’s Lovely T’s
Mattie 2 Mase
Mighty Warrior Designs
Modish Trends
Mommy & Me BeYOUtiful
My M Co
Punkaloo
Purple Sunshine Bows
Raising Wilds
Rose & Wesley
Rylee & Roscoe
Spark Threads
Sweet Pea & Me
Sweet Pea Pretties
Teeny Bug Creations
That’s Life Tee Co.
The Vinyl Visionary
Vivi Rose Boutique
Facebook Groups to Join (Click Each and Join):
1377 Threads
Avery Ever After
BODHI NYX
Carol and Grace
Chasing Butterflies
Dot Dot Smile Click
Em and Ay Apparel Co.
Foxy Mountain
Gabriella’s Designs
Grace + Crew
Grunge Babies
Hunny Bunny
iBetterAccessorize
Little Fashionista Boutique
Liv Rich Boutique
Logan M Styles
Lola + Wren
Lucky Mama Designs
Mighty Warrior Designs
Modish Trends
My M Co
Punkaloo
Purple Sunshine Bows
Raising Wilds
Rose & Wesley
Rylee & Roscoe
Spark Threads
Sweet Pea & Me
The Vinyl Visionary
Vivi Rose Boutique
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97 Comments
  • Brisa

    Hi 👋🏽,

    @dreamingkids here! I would like to nominate 3 of my brand reps.

    1) @kaedence_marie
    I have been working with her for about a year Kaedence can model anything from a lace dress to one of our harem pants. The images her mom sends me are always so great and professional that I never have to ask her to re shoot. Her mom is the sweetest she even gives me ideas for some new styles 😊.

    2) @breezystyle
    This past year I have send her so many items and I usually receive about 20-30 images per outfit I don’t know how mom does it. Super sweet and they go above and beyond to work with my time frame.

    3) @iamsirkingsley
    I had the pleasure to meet him and his whole family in our first photo shoot they are the sweetest. He can rock any outfit and his posses are just perfect 👌. He’s the cutest little dancer and is always wearing our harem pants to his classes. The quickest TUT can even shoot the same day 😁.

    August 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm Reply
  • Alyssa

    My shop is
    Instagram.com/__chasingbutterflies__
    I’m nominating:

    http://instagram.com/brooklynnsmama1
    She is a rep but she also helps me manage my social media. Aileen is amazing at giving me advice, helping promote my shop, and she takes amazing photos of Brooklynn. I seriously don’t know what I would do without her! She is an amazing friend!

    http://instagram.com/618mom
    She is always going above and beyond promoting and helping out whenever asked! I am so grateful to have her and Amelia on our team! Her photos are absolutely amazing!

    http://instagram.com/britt_and_hannah
    Brittany has been so amazing on our team! Even when I messed up! 😂🙈 she’s always promoting our shop and taking gorgeous photos of Hannah! Absolutely love having her on my team!

    http://instagram.com/leighton_mei
    Angie is seriously amazing! She is new to my team but she is great at getting the word out there about our sales. I’m so glad that she has joined our team!

    August 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm Reply
  • Mirel

    Like on Facebook + liked 3 posts on Facebook, Facebook name- Mirel Weinbaum

    August 24, 2017 at 9:39 pm Reply
  • Ashlee

    Hi I’m Ashlee! Raising Wilds👋 I’m so thrilled that Heather is putting this together! We as shops would be nowhere without our reps! I am so beyond grateful for all of my reps, past and present! My go to reps are

    @thatbabycarter
    @brightspotphoto
    @lifeloveandchemistry
    @ava_elliott_mama
    @reester_bunny22

    Most of them have been with us since the beginning and are always there to support and help anyway they can. They always get pics to me asap, Admin our social media and always give the best feedback! They are constantly promoting and supporting us! I love you ladies 💕

    August 24, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply
    • Ashlee

      How could I forget @bria_grayson !!!! This girl and her mama are THE BEST!!! Always send the best pics, always first to test new products and Amie is one of my closest shop mamas! Always there to give feedback and so quick to help!

      August 25, 2017 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Melissa Moore Vandenbossche

    Followed all on instagram @618mom

    August 25, 2017 at 12:37 am Reply
  • Melissa Moore Vandenbossche

    Follow all facebook groups Melissa Moore Vandenbossche

    August 25, 2017 at 12:38 am Reply
  • Juliana

    http://instagram.com/kamilah_theperfect1

    Facebook: Juliana Saldivar

    August 25, 2017 at 1:40 am Reply
  • Jamie Garvin

    **Followed all shops from @beingbrynna
    **Joined all of the VIP groups from Jamie Garvin
    **Subscribed to your YouTube channel from BeingBrynna
    **Liked 3 videos from BeingBrynna
    **Follow you on Twitter from @beingbrynna
    **Favorited tweets from @beingbrynna
    **Retweeted the giveaway from @beingbrynna
    **Liked you on FB
    **Liked 3 posts on FB

    😍😍🙌🏼

    August 25, 2017 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Taylor Jones

    Oh found it! Follwed everyone on instagram.com/Malikai.dylan

    And subscribed to YouTube from Taylor Jones

    August 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply
  • Yvette Calderon

    *Joined all VIP groups, commented & like on Facebook-Yvette Calderon
    *Followed on Twitter & Retweeted
    https://mobile.twitter.com/kenjulele8910
    *Subscribed on YouTube-Yvette Calderon
    *Followed on Instagram @kenjulele8910

    August 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    Followed all shops on IG. IG Handle Ashlee.Michelle09

    August 25, 2017 at 11:06 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    Joined all the VIP groups. My FB Jenilee Hudspeth

    August 25, 2017 at 11:13 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    Subscribed to the cute YouTube channel. My name is Japineda83

    August 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    I liked and commented on 3 YouTube videos. My name is Japineda83

    August 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    Followed you on Tweeter. My Tweeter name is JAP2daHud

    August 25, 2017 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Jenilee

    I liked more than 3 of your tweets and I retweeted the giveaway. My name is JAP2daHud.

    I like your FB page and I liked and commented on 3 of your post. My name is Jenilee Hudspeth

    August 25, 2017 at 11:52 pm Reply
  • Kelly Brown

    3rd time trying to comment. Commented x3 on your page, liked picture and shared it on my page and my daughter page. Followed all the Facebook pages. All under Kelly Brown on Facebook. My page is private.

    August 26, 2017 at 1:27 am Reply
  • Blake

    Hello! I’m the owner of @shopbeingbabes and although it’s so hard to choose because I love my entire team, I’d love to nominate the three ladies that have helped me so much more than I could’ve ever imagined.
    – @aiden_wayne01_22
    She has been with me from the very start, before I even opened! I know that I can count on her under any circumstance. She always provides amazing pictures and has such a bright positive attitude!
    – @chi_and_braxton
    She is more than a rep, working with her has made me a new friend! She’s always doing whatever she can to help my little shop grow, providing me with ideas, pictures, you name it, and she’s the sweetest woman!
    – @saraidianne
    I don’t even know where to begin with how wonderful she is to work with, she’s so positive and such a blessing to have on my team. She helps me without me even asking! She provides amazing pictures, my mood changes completely ever time I get an email from her!

    August 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm Reply
  • ChanTell

    Hi. I am the owner of @cayleeandco. All my reps are awesome but I would like to nominate @cest.la.amelia she has been a loyal customer/rep since my bow shop opened. She is now an ambassador for my shop and goes above the call of duty to help me succeed. She has supported me through all the ups and downs of this journey. She has become a dear friend to me. She deserves to win this.

    Second I nominate @sheleavesasparkle she is my 2nd ambassador. She is an awesome rep and goes above and beyond to get me awesome quality photos for my shop. A big help to my brand.

    Third is @magnoliasunflower this twin mama is a genuine small shop supporter. She dresses her kids in handmade from head to toe. She is hard working and is very loyal and reliable.

    Fourth is @captainkl she helps with things behind the scenes like editing pics cause I couldn’t quite master it. She is there when I need feedback and opinions 24/7. She another veteran rep on my team.

    Fifth is @addy.and.zoe they are newbies to my team starting as Bes they quickly got promoted to rep because she is loyal and hard working. She genuinely supports my brand.

    All my reps are the bomb dot com but these 5 go hard in the paint for me and I could not do it without them. They deserve to win.

    August 27, 2017 at 1:35 pm Reply
  • Kayleen Schnicker

    Hi there! I’m instagram.com/SparkThreads

    I’d like to nominate members of my team, as well as some amazing people I’ve had the pleasure of working with for years!!

    1) First off http://www.instagram.com/hangin_with_hannah_! She and her mama have been a part of my life (shop and friends!) since she was 2 years old. She’s now 9, and these ladies have done nothing but support myself and my little shop. Even when I didn’t feel worthy of that support sometimes!

    2) http://www.instagram.com/4littlearrows Where do I start with this family…. I met them a very short time ago through a comment on a post about a rocking 70s outfit. We were fast friends, and I came to quickly learn how supportive and giving Summer’s beautiful heart is!

    3) http://www.instagram.com/brinleyvalentina Chelsea is AMAZING! I love her and little Brinley so much!

    August 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm Reply
  • Kayleen Schnicker

    2nd post from instagram.com/SparkThreads!

    I’m SO INCREDIBLY thankful for my entire team!! I wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful as I am without them!

    That being said, I have a couple more!

    @kaydgirl @willow.and.silas @fluffpuff_cayleen @quinnstagram13 (who’s caught in all this hurricane craziness, pray for their family!) @kensley_roo @lvstar1 @ziggyandclementine @colbysclothes @parkerblazekayleigh @lifewithkelandkoh and @lillian_grace16

    I couldn’t help it, I had to come back and add them. Each of these reps and their mamas are amazing!

    August 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • @avaandanabelle

    Oh my goodness, had been chipping away at all of the guidelines, while in the process of moving. Our new place does not have iinternet or wifi connections. So, had to sneak away to a cafe nearby for this 😇 Hope it still count 🙏

    Followed all from @avaandanabelle
    Joined the fb group
    Commented 🙌🙌

    August 28, 2017 at 4:58 am Reply
  • @avaandanabelle

    **Follow us and all of the shops
    @avaandanabelle

    **Join all of the VIP groups listed below on Facebook

    Ava thomas or Devy Thoma

    **Share this giveaway on your FB page

    Shared & public

    **Subscribe to our new YouTube channel

    Subscribe : edpdevy@gmail.com

    **Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our videos.

    Like and comment : edpdevy@gmail.con

    **Follow us on Twitter

    Followed : AvaThomas310

    **Favorite and/or comment on at least 3 of our tweets.

    Like, fav & commented

    **Tweet about this giveaway or retweet our giveaway tweet! Make sure to mention us @bloggerparent

    **Like us on Facebook

    Like, Follow & comment ; Ava Thomas or Devy Thomas

    **Like and/or comment on at least 3 of our posts on Facebook

    Like & commeted ✅

    August 28, 2017 at 6:57 am Reply
  • Ava thomas

    Retweeted several times!!

    @AVAthomas310

    August 28, 2017 at 7:02 am Reply
  • Jessica Osorio

    **Followed all shops on Instagram @audis_world
    **Joined all Facebook VIP groups
    Jessica Grace Osorio
    **Shared on Facebook
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10212319785765247&id=1097303130
    ** Subscribed on YouTube under jessgcano
    ** Liked and commented on YouTube vidoes jessgcano
    ** Followed on Twitter jessgcano
    ** Favorite on Tweets jessgcano
    ** Liked on Facebook Jessica Grace Osorio
    ** Liked Facebook posts under Jessica Grace Osorio

    August 28, 2017 at 10:30 am Reply
  • Rayonna R.

    Hey there! I own @NaturalKidsRockToo I couldn’t let this contest go by without nominating @avaandanabelle I can go on and on about how adoreable the girls are and how they take and send great quality pics. I also quit my job to chase my dreams, while avoiding a ramen noodle only diet. Brand Reps like @avaandanabelle have supported our shop and kept us motivated to do more and continue to grow. We are in TN and we received a sell from someone about 10 miles from us. When I met with the shopper, I asked how she heard of us assuming we had a mutual friend in the area. Turns out @avaandanabelle’s mama sent her to us. Did I mention they live on the opposite side of the country from us? That type of love and support is appreciated. Yes this mama and her cuties may get tees or sample products to try, but they’re giving us so much more than we give them. They are giving us a chance to fulfill our dreams! Thank you @avaandanabelle for all you do and thank you @thesmallfashionista for having such an awesome giveaway to reward these awesome brand reps!

    August 28, 2017 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Da'Mon Martin

    Hey The Small Fashionista!! We are a new shop and only have a few reps but we are beyond grateful for them and look forward to growing our shop and growing in the rep community! We would love to nominate all of our reps but for this contest we would like to nominate @avaandanabelle! The girls our fierce ,adorable, and fashionable! Their mom sends great quality pictures! We get so excited when we receive an email of their pictures because we know they’re going to do well on our Instagram and our site! When we have contests and giveaways their mama promotes our page like no other! She also shows so much love to other reps on our page as well as other pages that we follow! We are so grateful for her love and support! Because we are a new page we were overwhelmed with the amount of inquiries for reps. We tried a few that unfortunately didn’t work out because they didn’t send pictures after receiving merchandise. We didn’t have enough time to be upset about this loss because this mama stepped up her game and supported us more than she even knows. We recently reached out to them to verify their address before sending new merchandise. We were surprised to learn that they had to move because of a flood. Although these cuties we’re currently involved in a huge move we didn’t realize it because they haven’t skipped a beat when it comes to great pictures and great representation for our brand as well as other small shops! Thank you for all you do! Thank you to the great mamas and papas everywhere for helping our small shops become a big success! Thank you to all the shops supporting this giveaway! You make me proud to be a new shop owner and we look forward to being able to give back in the near future!

    August 28, 2017 at 11:53 am Reply
  • Krista

    Followed all on instagram http://Www.instagram.com/sweet.ava.marie

    August 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply
  • thejessicacali

    I have followed via instagram as http://instagram.com/reppin.calis
    I have joined (or requested to join) all facebook groups as Jessica Cali
    I have shared via facebook and here is my link; https://www.facebook.com/calimommy060813/posts/10154596353798239?pnref=story
    I have followed on twitter as http://www.twitter.com/thejessicacali
    I liked/commented on tweets as @thejessicacali
    I shared the giveaway on twitter as @thejessicacali
    I have liked you on facebook as jessica Cali
    I have commented on 3 or more of your facebook posts as Jessica cali

    September 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • thejessicacali

    And son of a gun, I just realized this giveaway has closed LOL..

    September 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm Reply
    • TheSmallFashionista

      Yes it is! We hope to have another one soon!

      September 12, 2017 at 10:26 am Reply

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