Love The Portland Beacon? Nine ways you can help us right now

November 23, 2018

 

If you enjoy the local news coverage provided by The Portland Beacon, there are several things you can do to help support us. Many of them will not cost you one cent. Below we have listed nine ways you can help us out.

 

NEWS TIPS & STORY IDEAS 

We are always looking for stories to tell.  If you see or hear something that you think the community should know about, email Jim@theportlandbeacon.com

 

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR EMAIL NEWSLETTERS 

We offer two free email newsletter subscriptions.  One is a daily recap of any stories we publish that day, and is sent out each evening if we posted that day.  The second is a weekly summary of all our posts for the week.  This is normally sent out Saturday night or Sunday morning.  And your email address is safe with us.  We will not share it with anyone.  To subscribe, click HERE

 

SHARE YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS 

In today’s world, many people walk around with a smart phone that has a fantastic camera built right in.  If you see something around town that is worthy of sharing, we want to see it.

 

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you have not done so already, please like and/or follow us on social media.  We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

SHARE OUR ARTICLES

We post all our featured stories on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  If you see something you like, please share it with others. Word of mouth advertising is our biggest compliment, and helps ensure our growth.  Your shares and Retweets really extend our reach and impact.

 

WRITE US A REVIEW US ON FACEBOOK 

We want to hear from you.  Please tell us how we are doing, and what we can do to better serve the community.

 

BECOME A CONTRIBUTING WRITER

If you are passionate about a certain topic, or helping build a more informed community, we are always looking for volunteer contributors.  From time to time, we also look for paid contributors.  Want to learn more about writing for The Beacon?  Email Jim@theportlandbeacon.com.

 

ADVERTISE 

With advertising options starting at $40 a month, we are confident that you will not find a better value for locally focused advertising.  We also offer customized sponsored content which is a great way to get in depth information about your small business or non-profit in front of a truly local audience.  To learn more about our advertising options, click HERE.

 

CONTRIBUTE 

A free press isn’t free.  In order for The Portland Beacon to survive in grow, we are dependent on a mix of both advertising revenue and reader contributions.  Please note, we are NOT a non-profit organization so contributions are NOT tax deductible, but we cannot live on advertising alone.  In today’s digital world, local businesses have too many advertising options to choose from.  We are dependent on financial support of our readers.  Your contribution supports local journalism and helps us build a more informed and engaged community.  To contribute, visit HERE.      

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