It is obvious that a great number of people worldwide, especially beginners to the internet don’t ever make money with their sites and the reason is simple: picking topics that nobody is interested in.

At the beginning of our internet journey, we are excited about the fact that the internet provides us the opportunity to do so many things, including writing or blogging about different topics and be able to make money. Even to the extent of choosing any topic to address our websites on, but that is not true of the way the money makers are making their money online – not all topics make money online!

The fact is that however way you will want to monetize your site, people have to visit it before you will be able to make money from their visit. And for them to come it means there is something about your site that they are interested in, something valuable, which has to do with the topic your site is addressing.

Therefore, to be on the right way to make money online, you will need to ask yourself this question before registering a domain or promote a product:

What topics are profitable?

yes, that’s an important question you have to first find an answer to before committing yourself into months of serious work building your site only to discover nobody really cares about visiting it, let alone spending any money there. It can really be painful, and many newbies and intermediates to the internet usually fall into this pit.

To avoid such pains, and put yourself in the path of making money with your site, you have to carry out a little research to find out which topics can make money online and which ones to run away from.

One great way to do such research is to visit some online market places, like Clickbank marketplace, paydotcom, commission junction, the 2nd tier etc. these are websites where companies register their products for affiliates to promote.

You will find some statistics revealing how the products are being accepted in the market place. For instance data showing percentage commission payable to affiliates, degree of affiliates promoting a given product, percentage or ratio of returns, and average monthly sales can give you a strong insight into how lucrative an industry could be and such research is worth thousands online, I will keep you posted watch out for the remaining tips about how to do proper keyword research to uncover niche markets.