Curate from Latin: curare meaning "to take care"

Select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition)

My mind is constantly being blown by the Curate class. The class has so much information, it is worth 10 times the price I paid
- Nayda R

I am so thrilled that I signed up... so many ideas I didn't even know existed... Katharyne shows you the exact steps to create products that will sell and make you money... She is one of those rare people, who really cares to help.
- Eva Dobilas

This course is carefully structured (or curated!) to give you everything you need to start building a successful digital inventory business. This is perfect for anyone - experienced sellers looking for a new opportunity or complete newbies. We explain everything in simple, step by step terms, while leaving plenty of room for you to bring your own creativity and ideas to the fore.

The success of our coloring book class last year was wonderful. It launched several bestsellers and turned dozens of ordinary people into authors and competing successfully with major publishing houses on Amazon.

Since then, I've been gradually moving my own business towards digital products. This transition has freed up more time for my family, cleared more space in my home and has added several simple streams to my income that really run themselves and are easily scalable. I get monthly checks from CreateSpace, Merch, GumRoad and several other platforms and they add up. I'd love to show you how you can also jump on board with digital business.

Benefits of Digital Inventory:
  • You can work from anywhere (Travel, vacation, home, even the hospital!)
  • Start for free! You can create your own products without spending a penny (assuming you have a computer and internet access!)
  • Once products are created, everything is automated. No shipping or returns!
  • Inventory lasts forever. No replenishment, just scaling!
  • You take royalties, you don't pay fees so you invest only time, not money.

Publish: True crime... blank books... biographies... educational materials... information products... beautiful artworks... shirts... and much more. Fast!


The course primarily focuses on CreateSpace, then Merch* and Gumroad. It includes screen-walkthroughs of publishing and selling on each of these platforms. You might be surprised how well they can complement one another and how successful a multipronged approach can be. Choose one, choose all three or apply the concepts of this course to platforms of your choice. Once you complete this course, you'll be brimming over with ideas for products AND have the tools and skills to publish them yourself.

* We know that not everyone has been able to get access to a Merch account and if that includes you, don't worry - Curate also includes a guide to the best alternative Print on Demand platforms including walkthroughs of RedBubble, GearBubble, Amazon Custom and some 'under the radar surprises', so you should have a selection of great platforms to sell your designs.

So packed full of ideas and information on building an income by curating digital content. She teaches the class in bite size pieces that make it easy to understand and implement.
- Joella Bower
With digital products I can create and sell from anywhere as long as I have my laptop... and I won't have to carry a physical inventory along with me.
- Rick Jacobson
Curate is the course I've always needed! I've been wanting to use public domain content in products for years, but didn't know exactly how. And now, I should never run out of ideas. What a goldmine!
- Wanda

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Why 'Curate' ?

When most people think about producing a book, they imagine hours of work battling writer's block, bashing at a typewriter after midnight and chewing endless pencils. (Been there, drank enough coffee to prove it!)

But right now... my partner, Isaac and I frequently publish two, three, even four books in an evening. Sometimes more. And they rank higher on than books which have taken months or years of work. The great thing is… once they're up, they're up. I created a jewelry line in one evening without spending a cent. Our t-shirt business keeps growing.

The reason we can do this is that we stopped writing and started curating.

There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of resources out there that are ethical, legal and free for you to use in any way you like. Museums full of art, libraries full of books and databanks of information!

For example, the National Institute of Mental Health has dozens of up to date publications available on topics ranging from stress management to eating disorders... and check out their copyright information.

"NIMH information and publications are in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission. NIMH encourages you to reproduce them and use them in your efforts to improve public health."

They ENCOURAGE you to reproduce their information! This is fantastic. And there are thousands more sites out there, stuffed full of data, information, text, artwork, music, video and more. All free for you to use.

Think of curation as a digital treasure hunt - find valuable pieces of media that have been overlooked or hidden, dust them off and deliver them to the people who will love them.

If you've sold books on Amazon Marketplace, this may be a lightbulb moment. Instead of scouting book sales and sending books to Amazon, why not just create them yourself? Your book goes on sale at Amazon, it's available with Prime shipping but you don't have to worry about replenishing it, paying storage fees or dealing with customer service.

I'll be sharing a wealth of ideas for you to create, even if you are not a writer or artist. And I'll be showing you what is working for me. You only need basic computer skills to get working on these ideas.

Course includes:
  • Over 18 hours of video instruction organized into standalone topics and easy-to-follow projects with accompanying resources.
  • 24 pre-recorded video classes and 2 brand new live Q&A sessions for Spring.
  • Walkthroughs and real case studies from CreateSpace, GumRoad and Merch
  • Plus walkthroughs of alternative platforms including Amazon Custom, Gearbubble, Redbubble and lesser-known ways of monetizing media including sound, graphics and text.
  • An abundance of workable, sellable ideas. Follow the examples then get creative with your own products.
  • Newbie friendly classes with no prior knowledge assumed, while also introducing new ideas and strategies for advanced sellers.
  • GumRoad case study. Watch how I rapidly created a product on GumRoad that sold for several thousand dollars overnight.
  • Access to our busy and supportive, private Facebook mastermind group ‘Curate & Create' (formerly Blue Sky Create)
  • Crash course in Facebook Marketing
  • In depth guide to researching and selecting keywords, using real data to make sure your shirts and other products sell.
  • Access to our exclusive SkyWords software
  • Bonus access to our Coloring Book class
  • Stacks of resources, links and repositories of media you can use in your projects
  • Free access to next-wave updates
  • Detailed, innovative classes focusing on sellable projects like digital collages, sound recordings, subscription services, printables, educational materials and much more!
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Plus learn these skills:
  • Learn to be the first person to confidently jump on a trend and monetize it with our innovative and real methods for finding trends before anyone else.
  • Create simple books like journals and composition books fast and with free, easily accessible newbie-friendly tools. We even give you ready-made interior templates - Just add a cover (we show you how!)
  • Make eyecatching and simple t-shirt designs that sell with no previous graphics experience
  • Source real public domain information and media and learn how to use them to create brand new, marketable products
  • Understand the basics of copyright, trademark and public domain so you can work safely, effectively and ethically.
  • Learn how to transform raw data and material into professional products, fast
  • Know how to ‘bundle' and differentiate your products so you stand out from the crowd
  • Create and sell digital subscriptions
  • Use physical mixed media to create digital products - including what to do with all those old postcards and ephemera you've collected over the years.
  • Research real market demand for your product and launch with confidence
  • Know how to get your products in front of the people who want them
  • Learn how to create, sell and distribute sound, speech and music CDs and digital downloads
  • Master the use of fonts for amazing, professional design results. Source hundreds of great fonts and even create your own.
  • Learn to generate puzzles, jokes, activities and more!
  • And most importantly...
  • You will finish the course with dozens of brand new ideas that will leave your head spinning and the tools and skills to implement them!
  • Is this course for me?
    Almost certainly, yes! This course is perfect for newbies or experienced sellers looking for a fresh start on new platforms or products. I will be with you every step of the course. The videos are in plain English, no jargon with screen-walkthroughs. If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!
  • What will I need?
    No specialist skills are necessary beyond basic computer skills. You will need a computer capable of running modern software. You can complete much of this course using free tools and applications that will work on Mac or PC.

    Additional tools you may also like to use (Optional):
    • For CreateSpace, I recommend Adobe InDesign for designing stationery and Adobe Acrobat Pro DC to manipulate PDF files. I walk through both of these options in the course.
    • For simple, good graphics results, I recommend Canva For Work which is $12.95 a month. If you are already skilled with Photoshop, Gimp or Illustrator, then that's even better! Use those :)
    • A primer tutorial on Photoshop is included in the course.
    • My tutorial on creating Merch Shirts using Canva is great pre-watching for this course: Watch
  • Can I find this information elsewhere?
    This course is very different from anything else out there. While you may be able to find tutorials on Merch, CreateSpace, InDesign and GumRoad elsewhere, our course is carefully curated to get you fast, effective results and includes a wealth of real examples, case studies and brand new ideas that are totally unique to Curate. We have handpicked from hundreds of platforms, tools and information sources to give you the guidance we think will help you get your high quality products launched fast.
  • What if it's not for me?
    If you are unhappy for any reason, I'll be more than happy to work with you to find a solution you are happy with. We want EVERYONE to complete our courses feeling excited, empowered and enthusiastic and will bend over backwards for you if that is not the case!
  • Do you offer personal coaching? Will I be supported?
    At the moment, I am unable to offer one-on-one coaching but I make the Curate Facebook group a priority and attempt to answer as many questions as possible within that group. No matter your experience level, you will also find strong support from the community and a wealth of information and ideas there.

"My mind is constantly being blown by the Curate class. The class has so much information, it is worth 10 times the price I paid.
My creative juices are overflowing after watching every video. Katharyne is fantastic!"

- Nayda R

"Curate is the course I've always needed! I've been wanting to use public domain content in products for years, but didn't know exactly how.
And now, I should never run out of ideas. What a goldmine! Thank you Katharyne.....and Isaac."

- Wanda

"In this digital age, there is a wealth of information and ideas available to anyone who is interested. This course offers a clever way of finding what is available and creating something unique and valuable, TODAY!
Not only that, you will also learn how to find an audience who will likely share your enthusiasm for your products! Most importantly, Katharyne explains how to create and curate items that are evergreen making your wallet and bank account very happy."

- Shawna L

"When Katharyne offers a course, the first thing I think of is which friends can benefit from it, and the truth is, all can. She offers content that is unique, in a style that is engaging.She's a natural born leader. Her latest "Curate" course has had me typing notes like crazy. Every part of it I plan on implementing!"
- Karen Steinhilber Holmes

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Katharyne & Isaac

Katharyne Shelton leads the 15,000 member group 'Treasure Hunting with Katharyne' on Facebook. She has provided coaching, support and help to thousands of online sellers and is an expert in Amazon's policies and platforms. Her numerous product creation and marketing courses have reached hundreds of devoted students, many of whom have created successful products, books and bundles with sales that rival products from big corporations, getting her a reputation as a hitmaker. Her Treasure Hunting YouTube channel has 10,000 subscribers and has also guided countless new sellers on their journey.

With a British MBA and a background in the arts, she is skilled in international marketing, sales and consulting but brings a unique level of creativity to her projects. She approaches teaching and consulting with a kind, empathic, playful and sometimes quirky approach, backed up with experience, knowledge and a pioneering approach to new ideas.

She has sold on multiple platforms and currently focuses on Amazon FBA, CreateSpace, GumRoad and Merch. Her partner, Isaac Gonzalez is a professional web developer and an expert in eCommerce platforms, particularly Shopify. He has developed products for resellers including and SkyWords, using his understanding of marketing algorithms, keywords and SEO to create these powerful research tools.