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As an online educator for enotes.com, you can earn money! In order to earn money, you will need to apply and be approved as an eNotes Educator.

To do this, visit the enotes.com website and scroll to the very bottom where you will see the words "Apply to be an Educator." After you click on this, you will need to answer a few questions about yourself and your profession. Part of your application will also be to answer one sample question in the Homework Help section of the website. If your initial sample question and application are accepted, you will need to answer a series of questions from Homework Help that will be reviewed by the eNotes editorial team. If your questions are reviewed and found to be acceptable, you will be hired as an official eNotes Educator.

The value earned for the answers on eNotes depends on the question itself. The cost of each question typically ranges from $5.10 to $35.00. You can earn money by answering more questions, which will promote you to a higher level of Educator. In order to cash out, your monthly earnings need to be at least one hundred dollars. eNotes can send you a check or can directly deposit your earnings into a bank account. It is easy to track your earnings through your Educator Log.

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If you are an approved Educator (you have to apply and then make it through a training period first), then yes, you are eligible to earn points, badges, and money for contributing answers to eNotes. Educators who are accepted to the program usually come from an academic background (e.g., current or former professors/teachers or professional writers) and often have several years of teaching experience.

How much you make depends on the types of questions you answer. Questions range in price, with the lowest questions being $5 and the highest being $37. You can also earn bonuses for particularly thorough responses.

Every post you submit is reviewed by the eNotes editorial staff for accuracy and sentence-level errors. Your answers may be taken down and earnings revoked if your work does not meet the site's quality standards. You have to carefully follow the guidelines laid out for Educators, which include things like producing content that is error-free and avoiding doing student's assignments for them.

eNotes sends out a check to you after the 15th of each month once you have reached $100 or higher.

If you are interested, you can apply here.
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