Hey guys, As most of you know, I spend a lot of time working on Flippa. Something I do quite often is "borrow" ideas from sites I have seen on there, especially if they are profitable and I believe I can replicate it. By finding a profitable site, you can take out all the guess work in finding a profitable niche as you know exactly how much it makes, how it is monetized and where the traffic comes from. I've never really gotten into PPC so happy to give this "method" away. Now, competitor analysis is obviously essential in any business, but in this case we can find out exactly how much a competitor is making and copy the best bits Quite often on Flippa, people will sell sites that have profitable PPC campaigns as their main income stream. They would have done all the hard work testing, tweaking keywords and ad copies. If you're lazy/busy then you don't have time for all that, so let's "borrow" their hard work. First up, find a suitable auction. I'm feeling nice so here's a good one: https://flippa.com/auctions/110890/Automated-Coupon-Site---37k-profit-over-past-year He's kindly told you what affiliate networks he uses for the offers (yes, you do actually have to apply to some networks if you haven't already). If they don't reveal the networks used or other important details, drop them a PM saying you are interested but would like to know the networks used as you've had problems applying in the past or some bullshit. The hard part is replicating the site. Some sites (including this one) will be cleverly coded to be automated. To be honest, you don't really need all that. You can usually find someone reliable in the Hire a Freelancer section here to help you replicate the site. Shouldn't cost much more than $200 to copy this site, or free if you do it yourself. Add the affiliate links in manually or if you are clever and can code, get some automated feed. You can also use all the content from his/her site for your own if you're running PPC. I'm not an expert, but this should give you the same quality score (which they would already have optimised) to keep your costs the same. Now fire up keywordspy.com (you might need premium version to get the best data) and steal all the keywords they are bidding on. You can get a lot more info from there as well (like ad copy) so you can almost exactly replicate their system. Get the campaigns setup in Google/Yahoo/Bing and you're good to go. The site I used as an example is making $4.5k a month profit, which is quite a nice extra revenue stream if you can be bothered to get it all set up in the first place. You'll often find people stop running their campaigns when they list on Flippa, and it will take the buyer a few weeks to get running. That means if you're fast you can get in there and be running their profitable campaign while they are not If you have any questions, most of the concepts I have introduced are discussed elsewhere in the forum. I've just applied them to build a profitable business model. Enjoy!