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The Qualified Helpers Program and OwlBucks

Get Study Help from expert OpenStudiers - the Qualified Helpers.

Check out this video made by OpenStudier, misssunshinexxoxo to see how it all works.

Think you can be a Qualified Helper? Apply here.

Qualified Help is offered for a limited subjects now - Mathematics and Chemistry.

Detailed Instructions:

  1. Check if there are any Qualified Helpers online now.
  2. Type in your question.
  3. Click on the blue Ask a Qualified Helper button
  4. You’ll be taken to a dialog box where you will be asked to buy OwlBucks. OwlBucks are OpenStudy’s currency.
  5. Click on to the PayPal page. If you have a PayPal account, you know what to do. If you have a credit card or a debit card or even one of those prepaid cards, PayPal can take them all. So buy a pack of OwlBucks. You’ll need 10 OwlBucks to ask one question of a Qualified Helper.
  6. You can use OwlBucks for more Qualified Helper questions, to get a recommendation letter or even a volunteering certificate.
  7. We deduct the OwlBucks for one question.
  8. We send a message to all the Qualified Helpers who are there online in your subject.
  9. Qualified Helper will come to your question and help you. That’s it.
  10. Go to the orange button on top to rate them when you are done. We share your OwlBucks with them.

Remember we can only promise to connect you to an expert. If your question is very complex, and the Qualified Helper is not able to help, send us a note and ask for a refund from

Rules of the game:

The usual rules apply. Be nice. The Qualified Helpers are a part of your community. You could be a Qualified Helper one day!
They’ll give you explanations. As always if they think you are violating any of our policies – they can suspend you or report you.
If you are not happy with your experience, you can send in a complaint to and request a refund. A team of moderators and OpenStudy staff will read through your case and make a decision.

More about OwlBucks and the OwlBucks Emporium

Very soon we will be releasing the OpenStudy Emporium. With your OwlBucks you will be able to buy Tshirts, OpenStudy swag, OpenStudy Community Service Records, Letters of Recommendation and a whole lot more.
Next time ask your granny to buy you some OwlBucks to help you do better in class. She’ll love ya for it!
Don’t have a PayPal account? Not a problem. PayPal takes credit cards as well.
Don’t have a credit card? You can load a prepaid Visa with $20 and use that!
Feeling generous? Gift someone 10 OwlBucks so they can get some help!

Why are we doing all this?

OpenStudy’s mission is to provide free study help for the world. We have so many wonderful helpers who help for free every day. We want to reward them for their hard work through OwlBucks and the Ask a Qualified Helpers program.