Why should I upload and sell the course material I use for my students?

Stuvia as your business card

Stuvia as your business card

With Stuvia you reach thousands of potential students, internationally and online. The course material will do the work for you, as it organically attracts students around the globe.

Your online study store

Your online study store

Offer online course material in your personal study store, such as textbook summaries, notes, assignments and solutions. Keep track of your earnings and attract potential students within your target audience.

Cash flow

Cash flow

Besides your earnings as an educator, your personal study store on Stuvia will generate you a steady cash flow. The only thing you need to do is upload the study resources, then sit back waiting for that first money to come in. Receive a commission on every sale!

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How much does a seller earn at Stuvia?


Average earnings per month

A seller at Stuvia can earn from a few tenners to a couple of hundred ZAR a month


Average earnings per sold document

Every study document can be sold indefinitely


Average sold documents per month

Your documents are being sold from early in the morning until late at night. During the week and at the weekends.


Average number of days until the first sale is made

After your study document has been uploaded, the Stuvia marketing machine will start working for you immediately

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Sell and share your summaries and notes to others

Stuvia offers an easy and quick way to turn all your hard work into real cash. Also, your material keeps its value for a long period of time, which enables you to make money off you notes and study guides while teaching students worldwide.

Experiences from the Stuvia Community

Spitsanne - Business Administration

I am a first year student in business administration. I was often looking for a brief explanation of certain concepts from my previous study and through Google I ended up at Stuvia. I found out that many fellow students, also from other study programs and schools, were looking for summaries for their exams. I already made summaries and shared them with classmates in the past and I always got good responses. So I thought that other students might also be interested in my summaries. This way I help other students and earn a nice contribution myself. Mainly I save this money to buy something big. However, of course, I did purchase a number of items of clothing after the first payouts I received.

mikaeldavid2020 - Medicine

When I went to study medicine I had some difficulty with preparing for my admission test. After passing the test, I decided to use my knowledge and creativity to create practice questions for future students who also want to study medicine. The first year turned out to be an unexpected success, which led me to double the number of practice questions the next year to really help students as best as I can in their preparation. Whenever someone asks a question about the preparation, I help them (free of charge). It takes a lot of time, but it generates even more energy and that's why I do it. In only two year, I turned over 14.000 dollar on Stuvia.

IrisAshmira - Law

I started studying Law back in 2014 and continued to do a Master's degree in Law as well. Last year I got my master's degree and eventhough I finished law school, I still sell my summaries and notes on Stuvia. I have always put a lot of time in them and they're still relevant nowadays for other Law students. I used the earnings to buy for half a plaine ticket once. Also, when I used to be short in cash as a student, I used the money to go shopping, pay my rent or order take-away.

MTeaching - Law

I am a Law Student at King’s College London (KCL) with an aspiration to be a transnational commercial lawyer at a top global firm. I ended up finding Stuvia when I found that so many students were looking for concise and perfect notes and essays in the main A-Level subjects and I had these just collecting metaphorical dust on my computer. So as soon as I found how easy it was to sell on Stuvia, with copying the ISBN and adding it to a book, the units being already there, the creation of bundles and so much more it was really a no brainer! I personally found that when you have the perfect notes to study from I can boost my own grades. So I always make my notes with that in mind, using concise and beneficial analysis, contemporary examples and diagrams where it will be best to use.

How does it work?

Did you write summaries or other study material while preparing classes as a tutor? You can now earn money with your knowledge. Well-written summaries and study material receive great reviews. Resulting in more sales and higher earnings.

Create your online study store

Create a free sellers account, set the price of your documents and upload them on Stuvia. That's it! Help others with your knowledge while earning money.

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You keep full ownership

1. You keep full ownership

You retain 100% ownership of your study notes at all times. Buyers will only be allowed to use your notes for personal use. Sharing your work is illegal and punishable by law.

We help you set up shop

2. We help you set up shop

While uploading, you name your study notes and state a short description of the content you’re offering, so people can easily (e.g. via Google) find your content.

Name a price and sell instantly

3. Name a price and sell instantly

For every upload you can determine the sale price. Create a bundle with a discount or play with your prices along the way.

We do the marketing for you

4. We do the marketing for you

After you have completed your uploads, Stuvia automatically generates optimized pages for your study notes and send out notifications to the people within your field of study.

Quality over quantity

5. Quality over quantity

Star ratings will boost your online reputation, which leads to more sales. People start to follow your activity, so future uploads are instantly noticed by your fan base.

Passive cash flow

6. Passive cash flow

The platform is built in a way that allows you to build your reputation, and in effect, your income from the platform. You earn a commission fee on every sale! Be ready for money passively flowing into your wallet...

Create your online study store

Create a free sellers account, set the price of your documents and upload them on Stuvia. That's it! Help others with your knowledge while earning money.

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What can you sell on Stuvia?

All of your written study documents can be sold on Stuvia, including:

College notes
Textbook summaries
Course notes
Class notes
You can't sell the following on Stuvia
Old exams
Powerpoint class slides
Scanned (text)books
Published scientific articles
Get inspired by the story of Fadzai

“My philosophy in selling is that students deserve unbiased and honest advice on products and services.”

My first task as a tutor was to establish a productive and professional relationship with my fellow students. Learning about Stuvia’s ins and outs was very convenient to increase my sales. Taking these steps ensured I produced quality study materials.

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Our active community


Documents sold

Since we started Stuvia in 2010


Average annual earnings

Since we started Stuvia in 2010


Study notes sold

in the last 30 days


New signups

since the beginning of this month

Frequently asked questions

What do I earn by selling my content on Stuvia?

You set your own price per document with a minimum amount of €2.50. The more documents you sell, the more you earn. Some documents are sold more than a hundred times. Find tips on how to sell the most here here.

What does it cost to sell on Stuvia?

Nothing! You create a free account and post your work to Stuvia without further costs. cost. We take a small commission each time you sell a summary. The commission will be automatically deducted, so you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs after your payout.

When will I receive my earned money from Stuvia?

We transfer your earned money into your Stuvia account right after you’ve sold a document. Once you’ve earned over €10 , you can cash out. We transfer this money every Monday so you can decide when you want to be paid. You can also use this credit to buy study material for yourself!

How does Stuvia deal with copyright?

There are a number of things to consider when writing a good summary without violating copyright. For example, you are not allowed to copy texts literally but you are allowed to quote them. You must make correct citations when doing this.

Would you like to be sure that you meet the copyright requirements? Stuvia has a helpful checklist for just that, which can be found here.

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