Sell Study Notes

Stuvia offers students the chance to sell study notes online so you can make the most of your laborious studies. Student life is often an uphill battle. Funds are low, motivation is drained and incentives seem distant. But stress less. With Stuvia's online student platform, you can sell study notes and inject some funds into your dwindling bank account. This provides a well needed incentive to succeed in your studies. Making effective study notes will boost your grades and give you a little extra cash to keep your social life afloat.

So, why sell your study notes?

Sell study notes with a click of a button!
  • Besides the obvious reason of making the most of the work you have already done, selling your study notes can teach you some valuable lessons in entrepreneurship.
  • Money is a constant battle for students, why not get paid for all your hard work?
  • Beef up those student loan repayments, buy your significant other an awesome present, or (most likely) replenish your beer kitty.
  • Once you are up and running and making money, you can always use it to buy great notes for one of your more taxing courses: work hard and double your productivity.

How do I sell study notes?

  • Stuvia offers an online platform for students to upload their study notes, which can be accessed and bought by other students around the world.
  • Every time a fellow student downloads your notes, you earn money which will be transferred into your personal bank account.
  • Several students have already earned more than R2,500 in just one year.
  • So get on the gravy train and let studying be your part time job!
  • In other words; earn money for studying!

How does the Stuvia site work?

  • First of all, Students retains ownership of their notes. Stuvia just provides the platform for your 'knowledge store' from which other students can buy your notes.
  • Stuvia will provide support in setting up and managing your account.
  • You set the price for your study notes.
  • Stuvia takes care of all the marketing, all you need to do is hit the books and upload your notes.
  • Star ratings and preview pages allow students to find quality notes quickly and efficiently.
  • The platform is aimed in a way that allows you to build your credentials, and in effect, your income from the site.

Some tips...

  • Offer the first few sets of your notes for free. That way you can get some well needed ratings on your notes, and see how students like them. Once you have developed a presence, activity and some ratings you can put the price up.
  • Try adding benefits – have you got some past papers and answers you could upload to give students for free to attract them to your knowledge store?
  • Get creative about what you offer, and find out strategies that other top sellers are employing.

Other Ways to Attract your possible Downloaders:

  1. For example, you are studying 2nd year marketing, and you want to sell your marketing summaries upload a few past papers or type your own mini study guide for marketing and put it in your knowledge store for free as this will attract possible buyers to your store. People love free stuff, so make sure you have some to get them to take notice, and boost your ratings!
  2. Upload your summaries and set your price, which you can always adjust! (Think happy hour for summaries where you drop your price for an hour and let everyone know!)
  3. Let your audience know about your knowledge store by sharing the links to your documents on Stuvia. Great examples of places to share are Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, email and posting on your student noticeboard.
  4. Use the Refer-a-friend marketing tool we have provided on your Stuvia profile to get the word out that your knowledge store is officially open.
  5. Word of mouth is your most valuable tool :)
Remember, and start to sell study notes today!
Ready to start making money?