How to Sell Your Class Notes for Extra Cash

By Brittany Loeffler on January 7, 2020

Many college students struggle when it comes to having or making money while going to school full time. Well, what if you could make money from selling the class notes you take every week? While you are learning and earning your degree, you can actually make some extra cash off of your hard work as a student.

There are multiple websites online where you can upload your class notes for other students to download when they are studying for a test or just need a little extra help. We’ve put together a list of the best websites where you can sell your class notes.

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Why Sell Class Notes?

There are a few reasons why a student would want to sell the notes that they take in class. The first one is obvious; to make some extra cash off of something they have already put time and effort into. If you go to class, take good and accurate notes, then the work has already been done! You just have to upload it and wait for other students to download it.

The second reason is to help out your fellow classmates. Not all colleges have the same resources for students, so they may turn to the internet and other students who have taken the class before for extra help.

If you’re a great student who enjoys taking class notes and creating helpful study guides for tests, you can not only help yourself by making some extra cash, but you can also help other students who may be struggling in the same class.

Where to Sell Your Notes

The best part about selling your class notes online is that it can be considered passive income. You’ve already done the work, now you just have to wait for other students to decide to buy it. Throughout the year you can make great money off of a study guide that may have only taken a couple of hours to create. Here are some of the best websites that will help you make money from selling your class notes.


When uploading your class notes to Stuvia, it’s recommended that you try and build a reputation on the website. They suggest putting some sample notes and study guides up for free so students can see what you have to offer before deciding to spend money on your notes. Every time a student downloads your document, Stuvia will send you the payment right into your bank account.

Nexus Notes 

If you are confident enough to sell your class notes and study guides, then they are probably very detailed and well-written. Just to make sure you are uploading accurate and quality content, Nexus Notes will review your notes before putting them on the website for students to download. Your notes will have a set price of $35 and you will earn 50% commission when someone buys them.


Students who enjoy creating study guides, presentations, and other materials can make some great extra cash using Notesgen. You can upload just about any type of studying material you have, which means there is more opportunity for you to make money than from just selling class notes. The great part about Notesgen is that you can set your own price as long as it adheres to the company’s guidelines and will make a 60% commission from each sale.


OneClass may be one of the most popular websites where students can sell their class notes. Rather than earning money directly from a sale, students will earn credits that can then be redeemed for cash, gift cards, and other prizes. While you may want direct cash for your sale, keep in mind that the popularity and recognition of the website will increase your chances of making a sale.

Oxbridge Notes

Students from all over the world can upload their class notes to Oxbridge Notes for other students to purchase. There is a large variety of topics and classes that you can submit your notes for a large audience to browse through and decide to purchase. What really stands out about this website is that authors make 72% commission from a sale, which is higher than most websites.

The Grey Area

Some students may feel strange or dishonest selling their class notes to strangers online. However, is it much different than sharing your notes with a classmate who missed a lecture because they were sick last week? While students should definitely go to class and take advantage of their school’s resources, sometimes they need a little extra help when it comes to studying for exams. This is your chance to help them study and get a good grade.

Sell Your Class Notes for Extra Cash

A little extra cash here and there can really help out college students. Selling class notes online is one of the easiest ways to do that. Since you have already taken the notes in class, all you have to do is upload them and wait for other students to purchase them. Not only will you pass your class with all that hard work, but you’ll also be able to make a few extra dollars from it.

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