Do you have blogs or websites that you absolute love like I do? Did you know that while those sites are usually free for you to use, they cost a lot of time and money to keep running? Readers often ask me how they can support our site. The good news is there are super easy ways that you as a reader can help support sites you love and they don’t cost you a dime.
Use links from their site to do online shopping
Websites like Amazon offer sites like mine small referral fees when you click on a link from our site to shop online at NO COST to the reader. So if you are going to be shopping online anyhow, you could consider using a link or shopping widget from their websites. We keep an Amazon search widget like this one below in our side bar at all times so readers can easily use it to shop for anything on Amazon. Just use the search bar at the bottom of the widget and it instantly supports Recipes That Crock.
Share content you love on social media
By pinning your favorite recipes or posts to Pinterest or sharing our content on Facebook, you are not only helping your favorite sites by letting your friends and family know about the great sites you have found, you also are telling Facebook and Pinterest that our content is good content and it makes it easier for our stuff to be seen by more people. It is a win-win.
If you don’t want to share it, commenting or just liking it on social media helps
Any kind of engagement on any social media of the sites you love helps them out big time even if you don’t want to share the content. Much like shares, comments and likes help send the signal to Facebook and Pinterest that people enjoy (and engage with) the site.
Send them a note
Some of my FAVORITE parts of running a website is hearing from readers that it has helped them in some way. Send a note to your favorite bloggers and I guarantee it will absolutely make their day. 😉