How You Can Get Paid as a StudySoup Elite Notetaker

Let’s face it… college isn’t getting any cheaper. And balancing a part-time job while keeping up with a demanding class schedule isn’t always doable either. At StudySoup, we look for top-performing students to work with us as Elite Notetakers to create helpful study materials for their classmates. Why not get paid for something you’re already doing in the first place?

We’ve set up our payment system so that you’ll receive consistent payments, semester after semester. You’ll know what you can earn up front and learn ways you can earn even more cash throughout the semester.

Elite Notetaker Payment Process

StudySoup Elite Notetaker

Before you can start earning payments as an Elite Notetaker, you’ll first need to apply here, sign your contract, and attend a quick training session. Once that’s done, you’ll be eligible for your first $25. This cash will be included in your end-of-semester paycheck you’ll receive after completing all other steps.

Next, you’ll be asked to enter in all exams dates for all of your courses for the semester. This completed action will earn you another $25 that will be included in your end-of-semester paycheck, as long as your finish out the rest of the steps. You’ll also be asked to select which courses you’ll be taking notes in. Each Elite Notetaker is eligible for two courses each semester.

Finally, it’s time to start uploading and sharing notes with your classmates! You can earn $25 per course for uploading and sharing your first set of notes. Keep in mind that your notes will go through a quality assurance process to make sure they follow our guidelines, which you can read about here.

You can continue to earn more money that you’re eligible to cash out immediately by continuing to upload a new set of class notes each week for eight weeks of the semester. After you’ve uploaded and shared at least one set notes, you can move on to uploading and sharing full study guides. Study guides must be uploaded at least 4 days before an exam date. Same as with notes, they’ll go through our quality assurance process. Once a study guide has been approved, you’ll be able to share it with your classmates. You can upload and share a max of three study guides per course each semester, earning $50 per study guide.

What’s all included in the End-of-Semester paycheck?

Your end-of-semester paycheck can be for up to $300, including:

  • $100 for completing the onboarding process, entering in exam dates, and uploading and sharing your first set of notes
  • $50 for uploading 8 separate weeks of class notes per course
  • $50 for uploading and successfully sharing all 3 study guides per course

Your dashboard will come with a running total, showing you how much cash you’re eligible to earn in a semester, as well as how much money you’ve made so far. All earnings will be received either through PayPal or direct deposit.You can cash out your study guide earnings after each successful upload and share of a study guide. The rest of your payments will be included in your end-of-semester paycheck.


Have more questions about the Elite Notetaker program? Visit our FAQ page here.

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