In case you are not familiar with affiliate marketing, that is when an SEO creates high quality informational sites on specific topics and then earns money by including related products through an affiliate program like or http://www.CJ.com etc. The SEO earns a percentage for each sale and has a check sent out ever month or every two weeks while the affiliate partner fulfills the order.
You may not be interested in Affiliate marketing but it is a nice way to begin building your skills and earning some passive cash flow. Plus you have complete flexibility to choose to build the exact content on the exact topic that you want without any need to interface with customers or discuss how some client may insist things should be done.
Let’s say you were choosing a digital product to sell from Clickbank.com.
Don’t just choose products that look like the “best sellers.”
In Clickbank’s Marketplace you can sort through products by popularity or by gravity. Don’t always just look at the high popularity but also look at the gravity number.
Try and look for gravity numbers of between 60 to 130.
Remember that if you are going to grab the busiest looking products, you are going to be competing with many more advanced affiliate marketers.
I suppose the best way to say it, is similar to your keyword research.
Look for the niches have an upward trend, but by finding decent products that not all of the top marketers are plugging, it helps level the playing field for you if you are just starting out.