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3. Shop online like an online-shopping person
Okay, we intentionally moved away from Amazon affiliate links on this site because we want to support the local businesses that make US towns unique. But we get it, sometimes you gotta order things online, and sometimes they gotta come from Amazon. If you have to go that route, why not support The Statesider with every purchase at no extra cost to you? Use this link, and add it to your bookmarks to make it easier. Every time you make a purchase, The Statesider gets a small percentage — that’s it.
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5. Fill up the story tank
It’s not all about money. If you have a story to contribute or read something online that seems perfect for our readers, get in touch! We’re always looking for new ideas and fresh perspectives.