I promised in my keyword research guide to write a guide about how I figure out how much the top ranker in a niche makes per month - and it is a really easy method to be honest. 1. Find the their contact form 2. Send a message asking if they are interested in selling their website, if they are (most are) you ask them how much it makes per month. Usually you get some screenshots and boom there you have it - right infront of your eyes! Here is a example message to send them: "Hey! My name is X and I am looking to acquire some web properties for my website portfolio. During my search I stumbled upon your site and I must say, the amount of great content and the time you've put into this is astonishing. Congrats on the great rankings and great job on making a really informative site! Now for my question, are you interested in selling your site? If you are, please let me know and we can discuss this further. Have a nice day, YOUR NAME" Easy, huh? Yes, it is a bit shady but it does the job. I have also placed some actual offers on some of the sites, nothing that have been closed but a few serious offers have been sent. Generally, if you can get the person to sell for 10x or less, it is a great deal and you should take it. So it is a two birds one stone method really. Make sure to use your real first name as you might actually do business with the person. It is weird if the one contacting the webmaster name is Amanda and then they start to talk with a guy called John. Enjoy.