How to Make Your First $100 by Selling the Notion Template.

Your way to make money online.

Poonam Sharma
3 min readApr 2, 2024
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Starting a side hustle is not as easy as people make it look online.

Everything takes time, effort, and energy. We all learn from each other experiences.

In today's blog, I'll tell you how you can make your first $100 by starting a Notion business. These tips will help you make the right decisions at the right time.

Let's start.

1. Choose the right niche

Choosing the right niche is essential when it comes to selling Notion templates. If you choose the wrong niche, you'll be unable to find your customer base.

So, if you're considering starting a Notion biz, choose the niche with a lot of demand and an existing market.

This way, your chances of failure will be decreased. Productivity, self-care, and health are some popular niches in this business.

I'm not saying go for a niche, even if you're uninterested. But building something nobody needs is a not-so-great idea.

2. Launch a premium product with a free product

Gumroad has an upsell feature where you can pop up your paid product when someone buys your free product. As a beginner, you can launch a free and paid template together.

This will help you gain some revenue starting. You can't scale your Notion biz to $100 with donations you've to launch a paid product, so why not launch it in the beginning?

3. List your product on the marketplace

I wish someone had given me this advice to me in starting. For a long time, I thought people get most of their sales from Twitter. However, after some research, I learned Twitter is not a very converting platform, and most creators rely on the marketplace for consistent sales.

There are many notion marketplaces, but very few of them are converting, so you must choose the right marketplace and submit your template to them.

It will help you get your first $100 sooner.

4. Use Gumroad Discover

Gumroad is not a marketplace that gives you millions of organic traffic; most of the time, you’ve to drive traffic to your shop. That doesn’t mean you never get organic sales from Gumroad.

There is Gumroad Discover that can give you organic traffic and sales. I've made $400 Revune from the Gumroad Discover yet.

5. Use Youtube

As far as I know, YouTube is the best-converting platform for selling notion templates. You don't have to go extreme just a tutorial video of your template on YouTube and Gumroad landing page can increase your conversion like crazy.

So, if you have time and energy, go for a YouTube channel for Notion Biz. I'm still unable to be consistent with a YouTube channel for Notion because I find handling a YouTube channel difficult.

But if you find the YouTube process easy, YouTube + Notion + Gumroad can give you an extra $1000 monthly.

So these were my top 5 tips. Hope it helps.

See you next time. 🌺🥰

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Poonam Sharma

Your go-to writer on the internet to learn about the side hustle, writing, and audience building | Building online biz and helping others to do the same.