Study Soup

What: Digital learning marketplace that allows purchase and sale of academic content like course notes, study guides, and tutoring services

Expected pay: $300 to $600/semester

Where: U.S. colleges and universities

Commissions & fees: NA

Requirements: Attend classes for which StudySoup needs notes; take detailed notes and follow program guidelines



  • The site is transparent about payment and guidelines
  • You could earn at least $300, sometimes more


  • There have been complaints about declining returns and inconsistent payments due to some recent changes in the payment formula
  • Some schools may not allow the practice of selling notes from a class; check the contract for your school before you give up your notes 

What Their Note-Takers Say: (From Glassdoor)

I have been working at StudySoup full-time


Keeps you up with schoolwork!


Some Professors don’t like it.

I have been working at StudySoup part-time for less than a year


This job is awesome because I get paid for being a good student! I take detailed notes during class and send the link to my classmates. Not only am I benefitting but my classmates are as well!


Payments are a little slow but a small price to pay for such a great reward!


Notetakers can view Study Soup’s contract before they sign up. The payment schedule from that contract can be found below. If the site determines the notes are not of sufficient quality, payments can be withheld. 

Regular Payment: (Paid 3-5 days after exam date)

  • Upload & Share Study Guide: $50 per Study Guide
    • Maximum 3 Study Guides per course
  • End-of-Semester Paycheck: January 1st
  • Onboarding Completion: $25
  • Entering Exam Dates: $25
  • Upload & Share First Set of Notes: $25 per course
  • Study Guides: $50 bonus per course for successfully uploading and sharing all 3 study guides (i.e. qualified for the $50 payment on each Study Guide)
  • Weekly Notes: $50 bonus per course for 8 weeks of uploaded notes

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