Content Curation World
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Content Curation World
What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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13 Real-World Examples of How Content Curation Can Be Monetized

Real-world examples showing how gathering, collecting, organising and adding value to existing available information can create useful and economically sustain…
Robin Good's insight:

If it is true that *attention* is the one of the highest valued intangible assets, whoever is capable to provide a solution that saves people time (and frustration, effort, comparing, verifying, etc.) in getting what they want / need, will likely get lots of it. 

For example, if I could save you all of the time that you would need to:

- find all the journalists that could cover your startup and their email

- get the full story on what is happening in a specific market secto

- choose the ideal set of free online courses to achieve a skillset

- find easily the old, downloadable version of your favorite software

- know which are all of the events devoted to "x" that are coming up

wouldn't you be willing to pay for it?

For some of these, I probably would.

In this slide deck from the "Art of Content Curation" event that took place this past January in Amsterdam, you can find 13 examples of websites, blogs, startups and web companies that have a created a sustainable, if not altogether profitable business, by collecting, filtering, organising, adding value and presenting in uniquely effective ways, existing information, already available online. 

If you are wondering whether it is actually possible to create an online business around the art of content curation, here are some tangible, real-world examples, that you can look at.

For each one you will find a number of screenshots and a synthetic info card summarising the service that they offer and their business model.

First shown on January 15th 2015 at the "Art of Content Curation" event in Amsterdam.  

Original slide deck: 


Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, December 16, 2017 6:54 AM
principles are very good!
examples are not so well known, so not successful.. 
to monetize, you should find people interested in paying your time
cheersitskatie's curator insight, June 22, 2020 9:05 PM
These slides give extremely good examples of successful and profitable content curation in a good range of situations. I think content curators can really benefit by seeing and understanding how strategies, tools, and concepts work together in practice.
Faith asphalt's comment, February 15, 1:09 AM
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Curate and Monetize Your Best Audio and Video Contents with Pivotshare

Curate and Monetize Your Best Audio and Video Contents with Pivotshare | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: Pivotshare is a web platform which allows you to create a branded web site where you can curate, promote and sell your best digital media video and audio files. 

The service accepts .mp4, .mov, swf, .flv, .avi and .mp3 files for upload and it lets you set the price and the business model (subscription or pay-per-view or a combination of both) that you want to use.

On Pivotshare you can brand your channel with your logo and customize its look and feel, and you can also "bookmark" specific "spots" inside your audio and video content.

Content on PIvotshare is accessible by both desktop computers as well by smartphone and tablet devices and it has the ability to memorize, for the user, where a sesson is left, so that it can be picked up next time he logs in.

You can set up some of your content to be free and some of it to be accessible only by paying for it. Each channel can be fueled by more than a contributor and you are free to decide who will team up with you.

There are two delivery formats available to curate and organize your key assets: a) the Showcase (ideal for ten items or less) and b) the Library (for collections of 50 or more items).

Revenue-wise Pivotshare takes 30% from a Channel’s revenue, and passes the rest to the Editor and Contributors of that Channel.

To use the service there is no upfront cost.

Real-world example:

Demo Examples: 

How it works:

Getting Started Guide:


Find out more:

Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 7:51 PM

For the entrepreneurs out there...or maybe a fundraiser for your class or school.