I just wanted to give all you starting in then nich world a simple breakdown that I use to assesse my niche markets before i begin my testing phases. niche research -http://www.google.com/trends -find hottest searches http://50.lycos.com http://buzz.yahoo.com http://pulse.ebay.com -http://pages.ebay.com/sellercentral/hotitems.pdf. -ebay reports their hottest categories every month. -http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/rc/srch -keyword tool -http://www.googspy.com -companies bidding on keywords -http://www.archive.org -check the way pages use to look like -http://www.magazines.com -find magazines in the niche -http://marketplace.clickbank.net -find digital products to sell the niche. once I've made my monthly assessment of a few products I want to try. I build my test sites and begin to test sales. Once i know what i kind of inventory I need to keep or how much I need to be buying, I set up shop and begin selling.