Over the course of developing this website, I've entered some business partnerships that are intended to help both me and the companies involved. Running and Rambling is a true labor of love, and I don't do any direct fundraising, but if you like what you see here and would like to support my efforts, there are a few ways you can help:
1. Buy my book! The Running Life is a compilation of the best Monterey Herald articles my writing partner Mike Dove and I have written over the past six years. It's an ideal collection for novice runners, with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of becoming a runner. The book is available in paperback, with orders accepted at www.montereyrunninglife.com.
2. Go shopping: the banner advertisements on my sidebars contain links to affiliate vendors that I'm proud to support. Just click over from my site and do all of your normal shopping; it doesn't cost you anything extra, and a percentage of your sales are awarded to me here. In addition, links to Amazon.com, Endless.com, TravelCountry.com, VIVOBAREFOOT, Wilderness Running Company, or Soft Star shoes in product review posts are part of an affiliate agreement with those sites.
3. Grab a discount: One particular affiliate, Wilderness Running Company, offers a 10% discount off all purchases made from its website when you enter coupon code R&R10 at checkout. They also provide free shipping with all orders over $50, so you can grab yourself a nice deal while you're helping to support the site.
Thank you very much for supporting my efforts at Running and Rambling. If you are interested in offering other partnerships or affiliate options for this website, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.