1) I bought Niche Marketing on Crack from a link in the forum here (thanks Allen).
2) I read it and took action.
NMOC teaches you how to setup niche blogs to sell products. Most people are not very successful at selling and neither was I. I figured that I would fail at this like I did some other times I dabbled at affiliate marketing. This time, however, I did things a little differently. Here's what I did:
I got the mechanics down regarding creating niche blogs. Once I knew how to setup my blog, I needed something to promote. I saw some kids at the local pizzeria watching television. I sat down near them and listened to their comments. It was clear that some things were cool and others just weren't. I took some notes on a napkin (I refrained from wiping my face with this one). I then went to our local mall and listened to conversations at many counters there, all retail varieties from cell phones to makeup. I took more notes.
I went home and put up two test blogs of hot products that people were raving about. I wrote four articles and submitted two to ezinearticles.com and the other two to isnare.com using their article distribution service.
Results: Page one for both products (even manufacturer is lower than me!) and my articles fill up page one and half of page two!
Results: $273.10 with no more effort on my part. I believe that this will continue to grow.
Well, that's all. I talk about this more on my blog. I hope this will help someone to get off their duff and do something to make money!