Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Register for a new account or log in to your current account. 

2. Click the upload button found on the right-hand side of the navigation bar. 

3. Complete the Upload Notes form with the following information: 

  • Enter the note title 
  • Select/drag & drop document 
  • Set the price 
  • Choose a resource for option (Educator/Student/Professional) 
  • Choose your country  
  • Select your University/School/Business 
  • Choose your grade level (Under/Post/Research/High School) 
  • Enter/select object  
  • Type a short description 
  • Enter keywords (Optional) 
  • Enter supplementary information (Optional) 
  • Confirm that you wrote the notes and they can be shared 

4. Once you’ve filled in all of the mandatory fields, plus the optional fields if applicable, it’s time to submit your notes for approval. After successful submission, you’ll receive the following message: "Thank you! We will check your notes in a few days. You will receive a notice by email after publication". 

5. At any time, you can check the status of newly uploaded notes by checking your profile page. You will also receive a submission confirmation email as well. 

6. Our team will then review the notes you’ve uploaded and send you an email with an approval/rejection/need correction message and feedback. 

7. Once any notes you upload are approved, they will be added to your profile page and made available for purchase by buyers on our platform. 

8. If you receive a message from us that your notes are either rejected or in need of correction, you will want to review the feedback we’ve provided carefully, make any requested changes or redactions, and resubmit them for further review.

When you’re ready to upload notes and course materials to our platform, please be sure to upload your documents in any one of the acceptable file formats. The file formats we currently support include Excel, PPT, PDF, TXT, or MD.

When you provide plenty of detailed information about each of the notes or educational materials you upload for sale, it helps prospective buyers make an informed decision about whether or not your product is the right fit for them. Not only can your detailed description lead to increased sales now, but it can also lead to having fully satisfied buyers who will continue to purchase your notes in the future. Some of the information we recommend that you put in the description for all your notes include:

• The course number and full subject name in the title

• The course topics each set of notes covers

• How your notes helped you become more proficient in a subject area

• The ways in which other students or educators can use your notes to further their own studies

While you’re unable to delete notes after you’ve uploaded them, you can certainly edit your notes at any time. Just follow these simple steps as outlined below:

1. Log in to My Profile and select the Notes menu.

2. Using our search filters, you can display and organize your notes by subject area, review status, or text search.

3. When the desired note is found, click the Edit button on the note itself and you will be redirected to the Edit note page.

4. Once you have modified the information on the form or notes attached, you will confirm that you are the author and save your amendments or submit them for review.

Note: If you replace an attached note, you will need to upload the new version before being able to delete the old one.

5. If you decide to submit your notes for review, the status of the note will change to IN REVIEW which means that it will need to be approved by our team before it’s available for purchase.

6. If you save minor changes, but are not ready to submit them for review, the note status will change to REDACTED, which means that you are not finished editing them yet.

In order for your notes to be accepted and listed for sale on NotesVilla, they must meet our standard guidelines. This helps both sellers and buyers verify that each set of notes or educational materials meets certain quality standards before they’re available for purchase. So, anytime you upload a new set of notes to our platform, our team will then review them fully, accepting notes that meet our standard guidelines and rejecting notes that do not meet our standard guidelines.

To make the process easy for you, we’ve developed a list of dos and don'ts for each item you choose to upload to NotesVilla:

Do:

● Type up your handwritten notes in a digital form (e.g., Microsoft Word). This makes it

easier for our team to review them and for our users to read them.

● All notes should be typed up in your own words.

● Use images, pictures and colours that should make your notes more exciting and draw more users.

Don’t:

● Submit copied portions or sentences of books or journals and present them as notes.

● Submit notes with your abbreviations because our team and users will be unable to

scatter them. Take the time to search for the code you used when typing notes.

● Submit course materials that are rewritten or typed for cleanliness.

● Submit course materials provided by the lecturer, university or academia.

● Submit notes that cross-reference or include information from others or our competitors.

No one takes perfect, organized notes every single time they’re in class because there’s just too much information being shared and too many distracting things going on around you at any given time.

That’s why we provide the following tips for tidying up your messy notes before you upload them for sale on NotesVilla:

● Type up your notes at the end of the course and check with the instructor to make sure you have understood the course material fully.

● Use number items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the main areas of your notes.

● Highlight the sections of your notes in different colours to make them stand out.

● Emphasize any headlines and leave spaces.

● Try to separate the page between sections.

● Structure your notes and include the sources of information used (be specific with the links of the authors, page references, etc.)

● Use bolded BLOCK CAPITALS or highlight the keywords and terms.

No. Any notes or course materials you upload on NotesVilla must be typed up and in your own words. Lecture notes or any other type of course document provided to you by someone else, such as a professor, lecturer, student, or the university itself, is considered to be the intellectual property of the person or organization who created it. Therefore, uploading lecture notes given to you in class by someone else is considered plagiarism.

No. Unfortunately, uploading tests or solutions to problems submitted in class can encourage both plagiarism and cheating. NotesVilla was started in order to help students and educators work together to achieve better results in higher education classes, so we only accept notes and course materials you have personally created.

No. Remaining anonymous as a seller is not in your best interest. Buyers come to our platform to find the best notes available, so your credentials matter. Be sure to update your profile with your education and career experience as well as any areas of speciality you may have in order to build trust with potential buyers.

You don’t have to maintain certain grades to sell your notes online. However, we do review and verify any notes you upload before listing them for purchase. So make sure that you only upload notes that are high-quality, typed in a digital format, and contain verifiable content that will help others in higher education.

Definitely! Having the most up-to-date notes available benefits everyone who uses our platform. We encourage you to continue taking detailed notes and uploading them while you’re enrolled in courses. Doing so helps other students around the world, and it can help you make extra money.

When you sell notes online through the NotesVilla platform, you have complete control over the price you set for each resource. This allows you to determine how much your own time and effort are worth to you. Things to keep in mind while setting your own prices include, whether your resource is aimed toward students or educators, the length of each resource—whether it be a single page or a bundle covering an entire term—and what similar resources are currently selling for on NotesVilla.

You’ve worked hard to create your notes, and you deserve to get rewarded. So, as soon as you make a sale on NotesVilla, we’ll transfer your earnings into your account immediately. After you earn more than £10, you can send a withdrawal request here and get paid on Friday.

Once you’ve made more than £10, it’s time to get paid. And we’ve made the process easier than ever. Just fill out a withdrawal request, and we’ll transfer that amount directly into your PayPal or bank account through Stripe, our secure payment gateway.

Requesting a money withdrawal from your NotesVilla account is a very simple process. Once

you have made sales totalling more than £10, follow these steps to get paid quickly:

  1. Select the drop-down menu below your username in the upper right corner of thenavigation bar.

2. Select Withdraw Money from the drop-down menu.

3. You will be redirected to the Withdrawal Money Page which displays your available balance and the amount you are permitted to withdraw.

4. Check your balance and select the amount of currency you would like to withdraw now.

5. Select your payment method, and decide between getting paid with PayPal or a bank account.

6. Complete the mandatory form fields and click the Submit Application button.

7. Once you successfully submit your request, you will see a message confirming your submission.

8. If you are unable to submit your request, check for error messages, and complete any missing information or actions you may need to adjust the amount you are allowed to withdraw.

9. If you’re experiencing a technical issue, please email help@notesvilla.com.

You do. Taxes are applicable on any earnings you make through NotesVilla. As a seller on NotesVilla, it’s your responsibility to declare your earnings and pay any applicable taxes owed by law in your country of residence.

Absolutely! The notes you take in your own words are your intellectual property. They contain the information you’ve learned, the thoughts you’ve pondered, the opinions you’ve formed, and the arguments you’ve developed. So, it’s perfectly legal to see your notes in order to help others learn from your unique perspective. In fact, it’s just like meeting for a study group, except this time, you’re collaborating with people from around the world.

A Copyright Claim means that someone—either a person, a company, or a large organization—believes that you are publishing material that actually contains their intellectual property. For example, if you upload notes where you’ve reprinted someone else’s words without the proper citation, you may be breaching copyright. Doing so puts you at risk because then the individual or business can make an allegation against you, stating that you are breaking the law.

If you receive a copyright claim against any of the notes you’ve uploaded to our platform, NotesVilla will deal with the claim for you. If we determine that you have, in fact, violated copyright laws, we will remove the notes in question and label those notes as removed due to a copyright violation in the “Notes” section of your profile. If you continue to violate copyright laws, we will remove you from our platform entirely. 

Following these procedures does help our sellers avoid complex legal proceedings and fines. However, we do urge you not to violate copyright laws intentionally nor to reupload notes after they’ve already been removed due to a copyright violation 

It is! NotesVilla is a social media platform geared towards those in academia. By keeping your profile updated, you’re taking full advantage of the networking opportunities we provide with other students and professors from around the world. Plus, maintaining a great profile can help set you apart and increase your sales.

The quickest way to update the personal information on your account is to select the drop-down menu under your username in the top right-hand corner of the navigation bar. Choose Settings, then Account Details to edit your personal information. Here you’ll be able to change your email address, username, telephone number, or country of residence in the event that you have moved.

Requesting a money withdrawal from your NotesVilla account is a very simple process. Once

you have made sales totalling more than £10, follow these steps to get paid quickly:

  1. Select the drop-down menu below your username in the upper right corner of the navigation bar.

2. Select Withdraw Money from the drop-down menu.

3. You will be redirected to the Withdrawal Money Page which displays your available balance and the amount you are permitted to withdraw.

4. Check your balance and select the amount of currency you would like to withdraw now.

5. Select your payment method, and decide between getting paid with PayPal or a bank account.

6. Complete the mandatory form fields and click the Submit Application button.

7. Once you successfully submit your request, you will see a message confirming your submission.

8. If you are unable to submit your request, check for error messages, and complete any missing information or actions you may need to adjust the amount you are allowed to withdraw.

9. If you’re experiencing a technical issue, please email help@notesvilla.com.

To start downloading notes on NotesVilla, you’ll need to purchase NotesVilla credits first. Credits are available in packages of any size, and they help buyers earn discounts based on the packages they’ve chosen to purchase. Essentially, the larger the package you buy, the larger the discount you will receive. Once you have credits in your account, you can download resources instantly and the corresponding credits will be deducted from your account

They sure are! All of our financial transactions are processed through Stripe’s secure payment gateway, so we don’t store any of your banking or credit card data on our platform at all.

At NotesVilla, we do everything we can to ensure that you get a quality product. We continuously strive to improve our quality assurance process, and we encourage all sellers to provide detailed information about each of the notes and educational materials they upload so that buyers can find what they’re looking for. 

A huge benefit of purchasing well-written course notes on NotesVilla is that they’ve already been verified by our team prior to being listed for sale. You can also click on any note to read a detailed description and see a preview of the first page by clicking on the viewer.

How does immediately sound? At NotesVilla, we know how important it is for you to receive your notes or materials straight away, so we made it possible to download your items immediately after purchase.

Once you start using our platform, we know you’re going to love it as much as we do. And we want to reward you for recommending NotesVilla to other people, so they can love it too. All you must do is recommend our platform to others and you’ll receive 5 FREE credits once they sign up. It couldn’t get any simpler than that!

NotesVilla offers an innovative rewards program that helps students earn and redeem credits for vouchers and other digital items. Once you earn 150 credits on our platform, you can redeem them in one of two ways:

  • The reward credits scheme allows you to request promotional codes for your entire balance (rounded down to the nearest 10 credits). Promotional codes allow you to buy notes online on the NotesVilla website by providing a discount on certain items. The discount associated with the code can take money off individual notes or the total order. The discount is a specific credit amount. To get them, log in to your online account and request to turn your points into promotion codes/vouchers. They'll be emailed to your account within 24 hours. The promo codes can be used to apply discounts on the NotesVilla Notes Library online.
  • They can also be used for promotional offers with our Reward Partners. Promotional offers can be used to give you a money-off discount on products or services or be used to claim a gift provided by our reward partners. For example, Squared.one offers "Get beautiful photo prints, fridge magnets or photo books with discount!", provides 30% off or 12 free magnets for 15 reward credits. The amount will be deducted from your balance and converted either to 30% redeemable cash value or 12 free magnets gifts for 15 reward credits. To get them, log in to your online account and go to the rewards page and select a promotional offer of your choice.

Most of the vouchers we provide have an expiry date of two years, but you can find the exact expiry date on the voucher you’ve purchased itself. Keep in mind though that we do deactivate accounts once they’ve been unused for more than a year, so you want to keep your account current as well.

Yes! You can request a full refund for any unused credit packs within 14 days of purchase. Just keep in mind that we do not offer refunds for credit packs once any credits have been used.

You sure can! To meet the criteria for a refund:

  • Verify that your purchase was made within the last 14 days
  • Reach out to the seller to explain why you’re not satisfied with their product
  • Make sure you haven’t filed a complaint about missing information when that information was not listed as being included in the product
  • Confirm that you have not already downloaded the product

Once you are sure that you meet all the above criteria, reach out to us via email at info@notesvilla.com to request your refund.

No way! Signing up at NotesVilla will always be free. No membership or subscription fees allowed.

You may! Buyers can stay anonymous by using an alias on your profile. However, we will need to verify your identity by phone or email when you register for a new account.

If you believe that a seller on our platform has committed plagiarism by uploading materials that are your intellectual property, you can submit a copyright claim to us by using the "contact us" form or by emailing us at info@notesvilla.com.

Please be sure that plagiarism or other forms of content abuse do exist since there is no value in submitting baseless claims.

When you are ready to proceed, you must include the following information in writing, so that we can properly address your copyright claim:

  • A description of the notes you believe were plagiarised
  • A link to the notes on NotesVilla
  • An explanation of why you think the notes violate copyright laws
  • Your personal contact information including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • A statement substantiated by proof that the information in your application is accurate and complete and that you are the owner of the affected intellectual property rights
  • A signature of the copyright holder on the material or the individual acting on behalf of the copyright holder

For more information, read our Terms and Conditions.

If you believe that any educational materials on our platform infringes upon your intellectual property rights, and you wish to have them taken down, you can submit a Notice and Take Down Request to us by using the "contact us" form or by emailing us at info@notesvilla.com.

Please be sure that content abuse does exist since there is no value in submitting baseless claims.

When you are ready to proceed, you must include the following information in writing, so that we can properly address your copyright claim:

  • A description of the notes you believe were plagiarised
  • A link to the notes on NotesVilla
  • An explanation of why you think the notes violate copyright laws
  • Your personal contact information including your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  • A statement substantiated by proof that the information in your application is accurate and complete and that you are the owner of the affected intellectual property rights
  • A signature of the copyright holder on the material or the individual acting on behalf of the copyright holder

For more information, read our Terms and Conditions.

Any time someone files a Notice and Take Down Request or a Copyright Claim, it becomes a formal legal proceeding. To maintain the integrity of such proceedings, we may ask for additional information if it’s needed. This typically happens if information is missing from the claim itself. 

Each time a Notice and Take Down Request or Copyright Claim is made, it becomes a separate legal proceeding. Since we take these requests seriously, we ask that you provide all the necessary information so that we’re able to properly address each aspect of the Copyright Act. By filling in all the information we request, you help us simplify the entire process.

Quality of content is paramount for us here at NotesVilla, and we take all allegations of plagiarism or copyright infringement seriously. If you feel like any of your intellectual property has been uploaded onto our platform by someone other than you, please let us know right away by emailing us at info@notesvilla.com or by completing the “Contact Us Form”. If we find that anyone has intentionally committed plagiarism on our platform, we will take all steps necessary to prevent it from happening in the future.

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