Hello Friends! Sometimes you have so much love for our continued existence that you don’t know where to put it, and maybe you wonder to yourself “how can I ensure that Autostraddle remains a gutsy, independent, intelligent website who cares about my experience more than they care about search engine optimization?”
Well good news! We know exactly where and how you can put your love!
1. Become an Autostraddle Plus Member!
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2. Do Your Online Shopping Through Us
Autostraddle has affiliate accounts with an actual ton of online stores, which means you can buy the things you love, want, and need and give us a little kickback, too! You really can have it all. Click here to check out our most up-to-date affiliate guide.
We’re a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. All the books and many other products on our site are tagged with Amazon affiliate links, which gives us a kickback every time you follow one of those links to Amazon and consequently purchase something — anything!
Better yet? Make a new Amazon bookmark on your browser. Every time you want to shop at amazon, use the link with our affiliate code in it and we’ll get a percentage of everything you buy, whatever it is.
If you’re in The UK and buying books, you can shop through The Book Depository.
You’ll also notice that our fashion posts sometimes link out through Shopstyle — that’s another affiliate program for lots of fashions. You can see a list of our most popular shopping guides here or search for items on Shopstyle through this neat little box:
Wanna just give your money straight to the source? Excellent! Our primary revenue source is your donations and no amount is too big or too small!
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6. Spread the Word!
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