I am a junior at Penn State University studying Information Sciences and Technology . Before IST, my major was film production and even before that it was environmental engineering. I have been around different departments and there are 2 supplies that I need regardless of the area of interest.
1.) Omega Notes: Omega Notes is a online platform where users can buy and sell notes. Users can choose if they want to be a buyer, seller or both. The way I have setup my account is as a buyer and a seller. So I sell more often than I buy because selling gets money in my pocket. Then I upload them on Omega Notes, when exams come close I make more money. It is a great way for me to make some money for the weekends. Also, I am not good at taking notes for every subject so I buy notes from other people and that helps me to ace exams.
2.) An organized notebook
I am more notebook and pencil kind of person. My notes are all handwritten and I have decent handwriting. Over the course of time I have filled notebooks for my notes and they have work pretty good for me. My handwritten notes sell pretty good on Omega Notes. A lot of times people believe that typed don’t sell but my notes have been selling pretty good. Besides having a notebook for each class, I also use one for personal task management and organization .
I am a senior at a big state school taking five courses, doing an internship, prospecting for my future job and trying to maintain a suitable social life. Being financially stable while attending college can be a challenge for many students, especially those paying for their own tuition or living situation. Even for those students who are not paying for their tuition, having money in the bank is important for many reasons. The reality is that we want to make money in the most convenient form. Get a job? Sure. But many students cannot cut time from academics to earn cash.
On an average day, I leave my off-campus apartment at 8:00am and return only at night. There must be a way to make money, right? Should I take surveys online? Should I donate my plasma at the local Bio-Life plasma service location? Should I drive for Uber? None of the above. I found a simple solution for this by selling my notes on the digital platform called Omega Notes. I looked into the platform and saw that I could post my notes and sell them at any value I choose. What does this mean? It means that if I go to every class (let that sink in…No skipping or ditching class on hungover mornings) then I have a product that other students don’t. I also added the value of translating complex concepts and terms into a form of language that us students understand. I used a unique technique of placing the product in front of my direct customers – the students in my class at the perfect time. I did this by waiting until 2-3 days before the exam and sending a personal email to each student in the class notifying them I had notes up for sale. The next day I had made around 25 sales and I was happy!
In addition to being mindblown, I had money in my pocket! Since trying this for the first time, I have done this for three exams and had the same outcome. Not only is this a money-maker for me, but it encourages me to take good notes and brainstorming how to earn more money through selling notes.