Created by James Carter, Curation Fire is a plugin designed to provide users access to a broad variety of content for curation for their WordPress website.
What is the product?
As described above Curation Fire is a plugin for WordPress blogs and websites that is designed to streamline the process of obtaining content. This content curation searches various websites including YouTube and Slide Share. James claims that the product will search all the websites the plugin is attached to and will show all the relevant links in a list format. From these search results a simple click of a button will generate a headline which links back to the original content and a description or excerpt directly into your websites content section. Using this system whole articles can be generated in a matter of minutes although it is worth iterating that this does not generate original content.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
At $19.95 Curation fire is reasonably priced and comes with a host of bonuses including 4 extra plugins that are recommended by James as well as bonus material that is supposed to compliment the Curation Fire process.
These have been valued by James at over $350 but this is a self-valuation so probably shouldn’t be taken at face value. Curation Fire makes no mention of the potential profit that can be made utilising the system but does imply that revenue can be earned by using affiliate marketing and ad revenue.
Does the product provide value for money?
In so much as Curation Fire is a cheap way to generate content I suppose it provides value for money to an extent. The simple fact of the matter is that although it does indeed streamline the content generation side of running an online business, a website that relies solely on curated content is unlikely to retain visitors.
If you were to view Curation Content as a shortcut for the days when you “just can’t be bothered” there’s some value to the product. The idea of building a website based entirely on curated content doesn’t seem viable as users are likely to end up at the very websites you are curating from rather than your own.
The price is about on the mark for this kind of thing but there are better plugins that offer a similar set up and content curation is a reasonably competitive market so shopping around may well provide a superior alternative.