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Building a Product with Notion
Lessons I’m learning thus far
A little update about where I’ve been and what I’ve been working on over the summer. Firstly, I moved out with a couple of friends and it has been very eventful, so the regular schedule for uploads has been lighter than expected.
In addition to moving, I’m currently working on a big e-commerce website for Notion templates and tools. The shop will greatly benefit casual users and folks in the Notion creator economy too. Here are a few lessons I’ve learned thus far:
When it comes to Notion templates, simplicity is key. This does not imply that robust templates are undesirable, only that the workflows that make its parts should be simple, effective and easy to follow.
Along the same lines, and a lesson I needed to learn more than any other, is the addition of proper and thorough documentation. It is not enough to assume that a good Notion template can speak for itself. Loom has proven to be the best tool for walkthroughs. I recommend a combo of video and written documentation.
I built my own e-commerce hub inside Notion to roadmap, build templates, record changes, and organize media assets. My favorite page is one that maps my formatting methods to keep all templates inside a coherent branding and language theme.
Lastly, I learned to take it slow, work deliberately, stay organized, and make a resource for Notion users that is clearly high-value and well-assembled. I’m ensuring the final product isn’t “perfect” necessarily, but a product I can proudly stand behind.