Teach the World - LatitudeU Publisher Program
LatitudeU Publisher Program - Revised effective January 1, 2009
Every LatitudeU member can be a student, an publisher or both. LatitudeU is the
world's first open learning community where anyone or any organization can
teach or take a professionally oriented on-line course. We provide a MARKETPLACE to share your
business and technical knowledge with our Global Member communities on a free
or for pay basis. The Publisher
Program Notes below describe how "you", as an publisher, can
participate in our unique, on-line marketplace for training and learning.
As a Member of LatitudeU you can submit any
professionally oriented (business, technical, job or work skills, certification
prep., organizational or related subject matter) course(s). Such courses can be easily submitted to share
(free) or sell (fee) to our Members via our Training Marketplace environment,
LatitudeU ( www.LatitudeU.com ). Submitting a course is easy (see Teach a New
Course tab) and special submission arrangements can be made if you wish to
provide many courses at one time. Please
contact support@LatitudeU.com for
multiple courses loading arrangements.
no fees for submitting, setting up and loading your course(s) onto LatitudeU
whether they are being made available as individual courses or in bulk, and regardless
of whether they are provided for free to or paid for by our Members. The management of LatitudeU reserves the
exclusive right to determine if your course(s) or other content are appropriate
and applicable to our Members and whether to accept your course(s) for posting
If you wish
to make your course available for free,
you will set the tuition for your course to $0.00 when you submit the course
for loading. When your courses are
provided free of charge to LatitudeUs members, LatitudeU will not charge you ANY fees whatsoever. This free service includes both course
loading and Member access to your free course for as long as your course remains
free to our Members. As a contributor of free, shared content you will never be charged ANY fees and will
not need to file any tax information with LatitudeU.
If you wish
to charge tuition fees for a course, you
will determine and set the price (minimum paid course price is $10.00 US,
unless Free) of the course(s) along with establishing length of course
availability (number of days) for each Members course registration. If you want you may also provide any
additional license or terms of service unique to your course offerings
(optional). Prices can be changed by you
whenever you wish to make such changes. However, all prior purchases are grandfathered for the remaining term of
use at the original paid price to Members who have made such prior purchases.
For Paid Courses, LatitudeU will charge a
composite percentage (33%) hosting and e-commerce fee ONLY when your course(s)
is sold to a member. This means LatitudeU receives fees ONLY when you actually
sell your course(s).All such fees for
Paid Courses are tied directly to the actual course registrations and your
designated price at the time of sale.
Members can pay for purchased courses using a
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal account. When Members
wish to register for any paid course, they will be prompted to pay for the
course when they click on the Start button associated with that course.
LatitudeU will securely collect the tuition
from the member via PayPal's Standard Service or their Secure Credit Card
processing services. Once this financial
transaction is complete, the course will be launched and available for the member.
The Member may repeatedly access this
course for their original tuition payment, exclusively with the same member ID,
for the courses specified number of days (term) or as long as your course is
available on LatitudeU (whichever is less).While rare, any course refunds required for
any legitimate reason will be deducted from proceeds to Course Providers.
For all completed financial transactions,
LatitudeU will record and credit your Member account with the tuition paid by
the student less LatitudeUs commission. LatitudeUs only fees are 33% of the courses
tuition paid. Course providers thus
receive 67% of tuition fees paid. These
commissions include ALL charges including credit card and PayPal processing
fees, hosting costs, administrative costs and any other LatitudeU course or
other support costs.
For example, if you charged $20.00 tuition for a
course, when a member clicks on the Start button, LatitudeU would collect the
$20.00 from the student member. LatitudeU would subtract its fee of $6.60 from
the $20.00 tuition paid and credit your account with $13.40 in publisher
earnings. The following table provides additional examples:
Sample LatitudeU Publisher Earnings Table
|$0.00|| ||$0.00|| ||$0.00|
|$5.00|| ||$1.65|| ||$3.35|
|$10.00|| ||$3.30|| ||$6.70|
|$20.00|| ||$6.60|| ||$13.40|
|$30.00|| ||$9.90|| ||$20.10|
|$40.00|| ||$13.20|| ||$26.80|
|$50.00|| ||$16.50|| ||$33.50|
There are NO OTHER COSTS beyond the 33% fees charged on Sales of Courses.
Please note that all LatitudeU course tuitions and
all financial transactions with student and publisher members are always
recorded, tracked, reported and paid to
Course Providers in U.S. dollars.
You can submit (load) a fee-based (Paid) course at
any time, and begin accumulating publisher earnings as soon as the course is
made available to members.Courses
generally take 2-3 days to load at LatitudeU (sometimes more depending on
Course traffic). Course providers have
real time access to all student registration and fees paid information
(Providers cash register). This
information is available using the TEACH button and you can review any specific
course activity time frame by specifying date range in the calendar. Student and Course Provider Members are also
provided communication access to one another directly through LatitudeU.
NOTE: All prior fee arrangements posted on this
site will be void effective January 1, 2009. Any prior Course Provider who does not wish to proceed with the new fee
structure may opt out by simply deactivating their course(s) by going to their
Course(s) profile and clicking on the deactivate button and saving that
result. Their courses will immediately
cease being available on LatitudeU with that action.
LatitudeU, LLC is required by U.S. Law to collect
tax-related information from ALL LatitudeU Course Providers (publishers) that
charge tuition for their courses, including publishers who are based outside
of the United States. We
are unable to and will not send payments to you until all of your tax
information has been received by LatitudeU.
Your publisher earnings will accumulate
throughout each month. At the end of the month if your total unpaid earnings
reach $100 U.S.,
LatitudeU will send you a payment by the end of the next month. For example, if
your total unpaid earnings reached $100 during January (and you have submitted
your tax information to LatitudeU by February 15th), we will send you a payment
at the end of February.
If your total unpaid earnings (for all courses
provided) haven't yet reached $100, the unpaid earnings will roll over to the
next month and continue to accrue until your earnings meet the $100 threshold.
They will then be distributed to you at the end of the following month.
Before ANY payment can be received you need to:
- Set up a PayPal account that is tied to the email address in your LatitudeU Member Profile. Click here to set up a PayPal account.
- Submit your tax information to LatitudeU. Click here for instructions on submitting tax information.
Payments to you are made via PayPal. You will receive a payment notification email from PayPal indicating that LatitudeU has sent you money. You can claim your payment by clicking a link in the email. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can sign up for a free Personal PayPal account by clicking here. It's absolutely essential to confirm the accuracy of the email address in your LatitudeU profile to ensure prompt and accurate payment.
In addition to confirming your email address, you'll need to submit all necessary tax information before LatitudeU will release any payments to you. We will continue to accrue to you all earnings from the proceeds of your content and will release funds the month following completion of your PayPal set up and receipt of all required tax documentation (provided that you have met the $100 earnings threshold). Click here for instructions on submitting tax information to LatitudeU.