Sell Essays and Term Papers Online
Let me say right up front: This might
not be legal in your area. Look into the legalities before
you do it, or you might find yourself in hot water for the sake
of a $10 paper.
Annnnd on with the explanation.
The Internet is studded with "term paper mills" and "research
companies" that will happily buy school papers from high school
and college students, then resell them to their peers. (There are
also plenty of essay auction sites for those of an entrepreneurial
bent.) The official story is that these essays are "model papers"
that the buyers will use as samples in writing their own original
essays. If a few of the buyers happen to model their own essays
on the sample essays word-for-word, well, that's not the term paper
What do essay sites buy?
Term papers, research papers, theses, dissertations, and application
essays for both high school and college, on every topic imaginable,
at every length imaginable. Some have a bit of elementary quality
control in place, while others will take damn near anything.
How much do they pay?
They generally offer 40% to 60% of the final sale price, which
can vary from $5 to more than $100 (with an average of $10 to $45),
and each paper can usually be sold unlimited numbers of times. You
can make a fair chunk of cash if your paper sells repeatedly. A
few essay sites that specialize in hard-to-get papers (like successful
admission essays) offer a flat rate of up to $65.
What should I be careful about when I sell my
- Don't associate your real name or a traceable email address
with the paper.
- Don't sell your essay immediately after the class endsteachers
know about term paper mills and search them for evidence that
their students are plagiarizing. If your professor finds your
paper online, s/he may decide that you plagiarized it and open
up a world of hurt for you. Wait at least a couple of yearsmore,
if you can manage it. If you need money right away and don't have
any papers that are old enough to sell, write a few original papers.
- Get cash up front if you can. Don't rely on the auction sites'
- Make absolutely certain that selling essays is legal both in
your school's state and your home state.