Could I be a Content Curator?!?

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Hi All

So, I'm a school librarian trying to make a buck on the side Since Google Ate My Lunch (curse you Larry and Sergey!) I spend much of my time trawling the Net for clips and articles for teachers and then use Scoopit to organize everything into subject-specific Scoops -you can check them out here. Once I have about ten new items I forward them to the relevant teachers as a newsletter. I often re-post the material to Reddit.

Now, it seems that there is a market for fresh, interesting content which is not yet visible on all the aggregating platforms. From reading the literature it appears that there are companies and individuals who want to maintain a visible social media profile and want to include content (apart from in-house material) which demonstrates a broad concern for their constituency (ie customers, colleagues etc) and distinguishes them in their field-so that people actually look forward to their tweets or posts.

The question is-is there possibly a market for someone with the skills and inclination to hunt down fresh content for this purpose? My idea would be to work with the client to identify how they want to present themselves online and the kinds of content they want and then use keywords, Feedly...all that good stuff to provide them with solid content. Or I could work with a social media team which handles their account. If this sparks off any ideas please let me have your input!

Thanks and take care, Andrew
#content #curator
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  • This role is called social media/content strategist, so there's definitely a possibility of career there!
    It's actually a little wider than finding and promoting content for a social account, so I suggest you research online articles, videos, and courses about this. I'm sure you'll find a lot of valuable content on Udemy.

    Good luck with your goal!
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    It can work, I'm personally not the biggest fan of it, I personally think it's more valuable to create the content yourself but I've seen people do this and make money.
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    Create the content yourself Andrew. This is the way to go buddy. Buy your domain and hosting. Create. Make friends. More fun, more fulfilling, and greater profits.
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