Bloggers generally tend to write a certain topic area, or niche.
Writing in a niche gives you credibility as a writer, and creates a way for you to become seen as an expert in a certain area.
You may benefit from your niche by recommending books and other products that your readers need. Amazon carries a vast array of products that fit any niche.
aStores are as diverse as blogs and bloggers.
Each is uniquely designed to cater to that particular blog’s readers. A craft blogger may set one up with yarn, paper goods, adhesives, soapmaking, and art supplies. If you’re a blogger who reviews electronic gadgets, your aStore may contain high-dollar items such as iPhone, laptops, or night vision goggles.
Cooking and recipe blogs can recommend certain appliances and utensils, cookbooks, and ingredients. Let’s go with the cooking analogy for a few minutes and pretend that you have a cooking blog, and you are writing a post with a recipe for a Seafood Risotto. You list the ingredients in your post, but you can then take it one step further. This post contains affiliate links.
Several of your ingredients, such as:
are all available at Amazon. Yes, they have groceries! Amazon is much more than a book and electronics store.
Linking the individual ingredients and specialized utensils in your post works very well, but you could create and Associates Store, or aStore, with different departments that fit your unique niche.
Embed your aStore and keep your readers on your site.
Tomorrow I will go over how to set up your aStore. If you haven’t signed up to receive posts by email yet, just enter your email address below so you won’t miss out!