4 years ago, I found a good product to sell online by experimentation.
I bought 10 different items and listed them on eBay to measure interest. Only 1 out of 10 items, a Tahari women’s business suit, got bids and made a profit. I went on to sell $100K on eBay and kept over $25K as profit.
I’m a developer so I built a site called WatchedItem.com to find the most watched eBay items. This information is not available directly on eBay. Many sellers check out their eBay competitors here.
Here’s a few hot niches that you can take a look at to get ideas:
Most wanted Auto parts
Most valuable Swarovski Figurines
How to choose a niche:
1. Products with a watcher count of 20 or more is a good niche.
2. Check out the volume of sales. You want a niche that sells more than $10K per month.
3. Experiment: Keep the receipts so you can return inventory that does not sell online.
Best of luck!