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Social Shoutouts

A fun and easy way to share the small business love while helping yourself!

Social Shoutout Instructions

Social shout outs are about sharing some small business love in your Instagram stories. They give you a way to shout out other brands any time in just a couple of minutes.

Do your first social shout out with us right now - you'll earn karma to enable another member to shout you out in return.

Follow these steps and do a social shout out right now:

  1. Head to your community page - you can also get here through the panel on your dashboard
  2. Choose a brand to shout out
  3. Choose the piece of their content that you want to share either now or later - if you choose now, we'll now email you this image so that you have it on your phone and you can easily post it to Instagram.
  4. Open the email you just received and save the image to your phone
  5. Open Instagram and create a story using that image
  6. Tag the brand using the @Mention feature on Instagram
  7. Say something nice about the brand. Here are a few ideas of the kind of thing to say:
    1. "we love supporting other small businesses and @____ is one we love"
    2. "loving this from @____ #shopsmall"
    3. "@____ is a great brand, go and check them out!"

8. Each time you shout out a brand there should be one story per brand. It makes it easier for brands to be able to repost them if they want. And this is how they get approved in our system.

    Reminder: We NEVER post on Instagram on your behalf. We don't have access to your Instagram account. You always have to do the shoutout story posting. 


    How easy was that!? We recommend you do this 3 times a week at least - it's such an easy way to share the love and do something for yourself at the same time.


    Want to schedule shoutout reminders?  Click here to learn more about scheduling shoutouts.

    Click here to read a longer piece on all the tips and tricks of stories shout outs.


    *For founding members of Ampjar we require 3 shout outs for 3 different brands per week to keep Ampjar free. (A total of 12 shoutouts per month).


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