Hi all,

I'm currently building web sites - mainly ecommerce sites for retail in the UK.

I spend a lot of the time on the phone talking to these guys, trying to get them to part with their hard earned cash to take the plunge and get a website up and running.

Now every so often, I come across a retailer that may not have the budget to get the development done. In which case I have been tempted to do the development work for free but take a profit share from any online sales.

The thing is, I really don't know what steps, research etc I should be taking in finding out if a particular product is worth my while in developing a site for and then all the promoting that will have to be done.

Is it best to work with niche products for example?