How to Start Selling Your Notion Templates: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Start Selling Your Notion Templates: A Comprehensive Guide

Notion, the all-in-one workspace for note-taking, project management, and task tracking, has gained considerable popularity among productivity enthusiasts. The flexibility of Notion makes it a goldmine for creative minds to design unique, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing templates. If you're one of those creatives, why not capitalize on your skill and sell your Notion templates? This guide will walk you through the process from scratch.

Step 1: Craft Your Notion Template

The first step to selling Notion templates is, of course, creating a template. Think about the needs of your potential customers. Are they looking for productivity tools, project management solutions, or maybe journaling templates? Make sure your template is unique, visually attractive, and functional. Polish every detail and make it as user-friendly as possible.

To get ideas for your Notion templates, try prompting ChatGPT for the types of pages that would be in the planner your are building, keeping your audience in mind. Make sure all pages are linked properly and databases updated. 

Step 2: Prepare Your Template for Sale

Before selling, you need to make your template "duplicate-able." To do this, make sure all the information in the template is generic and that there's no personal data left.

Next, go to the "Share" button at the top right corner of your Notion page. Turn on the "Share to the Web" toggle, then select "Allow Duplicate as Template." This will enable your customers to add your template to their own Notion workspace.

Step 3: Document Your Template

Take the time to document how to use your template. Create a guide or tutorial explaining its features and how to make the most out of it. This will not only make your product more attractive but also provide value to your customers and increase their satisfaction.

Step 4: Convert Your Template into a Digital Product

Since you can't directly sell the Notion template as a downloadable file, you'll need to provide a link to the template. But first, ensure that it's shareable and can be duplicated.

Create a PDF document or a text file with clear instructions on how to access the template. Include the shared link to the Notion template within this document. This is the file you'll be uploading to your chosen selling platform.

Step 5: Choose Your Selling Platform

Select where you'd like to sell your templates. It could be Etsy, Shopify, Gumroad, Sellfy, or Creative Market, to name a few. Research each platform's pros and cons, their fees, and the type of audience they attract. Choose the one that aligns best with your goals and target customers.

Most people sell Notion templates on two platforms: Etsy and Gumroad. Gumroad is easy to upload your products and is most preferred if you are marketing your templates on Twitter. Etsy is a easy-to-use platform where Notion templates are seeing rising popularity, although most are hesitant about the cost of Etsy's fees.

Make sure you do your research and choose a platform that best suits your business model. Furthermore, consider getting your own website or Shopify store for selling your Notion templates. 

Step 6: Set Up Your Shop

Once you've chosen your platform, set up your shop. This involves creating an account, filling out your profile, and setting up payment methods. This is typically the most tedious phase, making sure that everything is connected and structured.

Make sure to personalize your shop to reflect your brand. Look for popular design aesthetics and make sure your brand looks cohesive and reflects what you are selling.

Step 7: List Your Template for Sale

Now, it's time to list your product. Upload the PDF or text file that includes the instructions and link to the Notion template. Write a compelling product description, highlighting the features and benefits of your template. Price your template competitively based on the complexity, uniqueness, and the market standard.

*Use these Notion mock ups to present your templates professionally on Etsy and other platforms.

Step 8: Promote Your Template

Did you know that Notion mockups can actually be used to market your product too? Utilize social media, content marketing, and email newsletters to reach potential customers. Our Notion mockups come in rectangle and square sizes to cover all sizing on social media platforms and listings. Consider offering promotional deals to attract your first buyers and garner reviews.

Selling Notion templates can be a rewarding endeavor, not only monetarily but also as a way to help others maximize their productivity. Happy creating, and best of luck in your Notion template selling journey!

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