What is it?
We are pleased to present to you the ResPaper MarketPlace -- where you can sell your awesome original learning material such as notes, question banks and sample papers that you have created by putting in a lot of hard work. It is easier than ever to maximize the output of your efforts!
How does it work?
- You upload eligible material to ResPaper.
- You Publish it for sale on the ResPaper MarketPlace.
- Once published, it becomes available to the audience you are targeting (by Board, Class and Subject).
- You earn every time a buyer purchases your materials!
How do I get started?
It is really simple to start selling on the ResPaper MarketPlace. Here are the steps:
- Sign In / Create ResPaper Account.
- Read the Eligibility, Awesomeness and Profile Guidelines below, as well as the ResPaper MarketPlace Sellers - Terms of Service
- Upload your ResPaper MarketPlace items.
- Make sure your ResPapers are Eligible and Awesome by adding ResMarkers (see below).
- Complete your ResPaper Profile
- Provide Payment Information (to send your earnings)
- Start earning!
Following the Guidelines below will maximize your chances attracting buyers. Do note that all ResPaper MarketPlace sellers must adhere to the policies, terms and conditions..
Eligibility Guidelines for Materials
All materials uploaded to ResPaper must be original creations that you own the copyright to. Additionally, all materials must either be original PDF, MS Word or similar documents, or, if scanned, of very good quality. All ResPapers must have a minimum of 2 pages, and ResMarkers placed in appropriate locations on them to allow interaction. See our FAQs to learn more about ResMarkers and how to place them.
Awesomeness Guidelines for Materials
Since the buyers on the ResPaper MarketPlace will be paying for your materials, you must make sure you provide tremendous value to them. They should find that your work is awesome!
Here is what we suggest you do:
- Create high quality learning material, be it notes, question banks, sample papers, or model answers / solutions to queston papers that will directly help with learning new concepts or scoring better on exams.
- What adds loads of Awesomeness to Respapers? ResMarkers, of course!! Make sure all your ResPapers have them.
- ResPaper MarketPlace always shows the first page of your ResPapers as a preview to the buyers. Make the best use of that, and have it reflect the excellent quality and hard work you have put into the rest of the ResPaper. For the same reason, a MarketPlace ResPaper must have at least 2 pages.
- Divide the topic you are covering into "bite-sized" chunks of a few pages each so that the students can finish it in one sitting.
- Organize your learning material into one or more folders, with each folder having many ResPapers of multiple pages with useful content.
- List each of those folders as a ResPaper MarketPlace item (a "collection").
- When you choose a price for your ResPaper MarketPlace items, ask yourself whether you would yourself pay the price you are asking for that collection.
- Of course, the better the quality of the material, not only in appearance, but also in content, the more likely you are to attract buyers.
We wish you every success you deserve!
Profile Information Guidelines
Include as much detail as relevant on your ResPaper Profile. Use your real name or the name of your business (as applicable). Upload a good profile picture, and mention your educational background, experience and other credentials. If you are affiliated with an educational institution / school, consider mentioning that also. Giving such information gives confidence to buyers.
Pricing of Materials
ResPaper MarketPlace has a simple pricing structure. You specify the price for each individual item, or for a collection of items, by choosing a Price Tier. There are 24 Price Tiers to choose from: ₹ 49 (Tier 1) to ₹ 299 (Tier 6) in increments of ₹ 50, ₹ 299 to ₹ 999 (Tier 13) in increments of ₹ 100, ₹ 999 to ₹ 1999 (Tier 18) in increments of ₹ 200, and ₹ 1999 to ₹ 4999 (Tier 24) in increments of ₹ 500. You are free to change the Price Tier for an item at any time.
Payment received from the buyer is split 3-way:
- PayPal Transaction Costs - about 4.4 % + a fixed charge of ₹ 22 (goes to PayPal -- unrelated to ResPaper).
- Your earnings as the ResPaper MarketPlace seller - up to a generous 80% of the amount left after subtracting the transaction costs from the price of your ResPaper MarketPlace item(s).
- ResPaper MarketPlace fees - amount remaining after the above.
The small ResPaper MarketPlace fees charged are to cover the cost of maintaining and developing the infrastructure that allows you to sell your creations in a safe and secure way, while putting the maximum possible amount into your pocket.
In order to promote the sale of your ResPaper MarketPlace items, ResPaper may offer a discount on your items from time to time. Such discount shall be applied to the price of your ResPaper MarketPlace items when applicable, and the final sale price of your item as well as your earnings would reflect that.
Additionally, all transactions on ResPaper platform take place in US Dollars, including disbursement of funds to you. Amounts in Indian Rupees are approximate conversions.
IMPORTANT: All figures above are indicative and subject to change.
What can I do to Maximize my Earnings?
ResPaper MarketPlace will do its part to help you earn more, but there is something you can also do to maximize your earnings. Use your social media presence (FaceBook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, SnapChat, etc.) to promote yourself and your hard work reflected in your ResPaper MarketPlace items.
Payments - How will I get paid?
We have partnered with PayPal -- the world's favorite method to get paid -- for processing the transactions on the ResPaper MarketPlace. We also use PayPal to pay sellers on the 15th of the month as per the following. If your Account is in good standing at the time when ResPaper issues you a payment, we will pay you on the 15th of the month following any month in which the balance in your Account exceeds the applicable payment threshold (currently US$ 10; approx. INR ₹ 700). To ensure proper payment, you are responsible for providing and maintaining accurate contact and payment information in your Account. If ResPaper is investigating your compliance with the ResPaper Terms or your seller account has been suspended or terminated, your payment may be delayed or withheld. Before you can start selling on the ResPaper MarketPlace we will need you to have a PayPal account, and provide us the email address associated with that PayPal account.
IMPORTANT: The email address on your ResPaper account is used to send your payment through PayPal. If you have a different email address associated with your PayPal account than with your ResPaper account, update the email address on your ResPaper account by going to your profile page to ensure it is the same as that on your PayPal account. Otherwise, your payment may not be received by you due to the wrong email address.
Duration of Access to Buyers
After purchasing your ResPaper MarketPlace items, the buyers can view, add responses or comments to ResPapers, as well as download them for a period of up to one year.
Protection of Learning Material
ResPaper's exclusive proprietary platform, powered by technology invented by us, has been designed to minimize unauthorized access or distribution of your materials. For maximum protection, all your materials will bear an easily identifiable watermark and can be viewed on the ResPaper website, or downloaded to the ResPaper app - ResApp for Android.