Most people when choosing a product to sell will load up their affiliate network of choice (ClickBank, JVZoo, WSOPro) and then look for the items that have the most sales and the best commission.
This is a good move because those figures suggest that other people are earning a lot of money and so should you be able to. In fact, you can literally ‘copy and paste’ their business model!
But if that’s all you’re doing then you’re making a mistake. 99% of the products at the top of the listing are going to be on the same precise things: making money online, dating or fitness.
If you start promoting one of those books, you’re now competing with all the other people selling the same book and all the people selling similar books. Most people who have used the internet for more than a day are already sick of being sold ‘make money from home programs’.
What’s more is that these are the most competitive niches on the web. If you don’t already have a massively successful website/mailing list, then getting to the number one spot on Google for ‘Make Money Online eBook’ or ‘Build Muscle’ is going to be nigh impossible. You’re setting yourself up to fail.