So, let's start at the beginning, what exactly is Notion? Notion is a quick and easy way to organize pretty much everything that you can think of. You can use it for recipes, you can use it for books that you're reading or interested in creating a movie list. Games played, managing your different tasks, or using it as a note taking application. It serves a lot of different things all at once. And what you want to do to check it out more is go to Notion.so. I'll show you what exactly you can do with this. But before that, let's go ahead and look at the pricing plans because I know that is very important for a lot of people.
The nice thing about Notion is that yes, there are paid plans, but there is a free tier. You have a personal tier, which is completely free. You can get unlimited pages and blocks. What blocks are the, like a database or a view on what you're looking at within your database. It expands what you're looking at to further refine what you want to be shown in that block.
You can also share it with five guests. So, the nice thing is that you don't have to pay per user or workspace. you can have your workspace set up, share that page. let's say you're working on a podcast, and you just want to share the episode listings that you have or are working on with like your co-host or an editor or somebody else. you can do that, sharing it up to five people. You can also use it on Windows and Mac. There are also apps are available on those two platforms as well as mobile on Android and iOS and iPad OS. There's also, you can use an API that is built into a Notion itself that you can send the information out, especially to like make.com or Zapier.
it's very versatile what you can do with it, with just the free version. let's say you have file uploads. Yes, you do have some. you have a five-megabit personal upload. if you're trying to send or upload a picture into your database or an item within your database, you must check it out to make sure that it's been low.
The five-megabit cap, which sometimes is better off to have a host and just link it because that doesn't affect this file uploads restriction. You can also do real time collaboration, which means you can work with others in real time. if you're sharing it, those people that you're sharing with can start playing around ad task.
You can manage those tasks and you do not have to be locked out if someone's in your database at the same time, not like old versions of let's say Excel or some other applications. You can also do link sharing. You can share a particular paged link secretly to another person. it's having that a little bit of security.
If you don't want to be, sharing it to the world, or you could, if you want to.
Like I said, you also have web, desktop, and mobile apps. You have different lock content types. like I said, like I mentioned before, is different types of content. You can add to a page, a to do item, image code, block, upload a file, and it can also contain embedded content from Google Drive, GitHub, Twitter, and Type form, and many others as well.
You can also set up a wiki. Docs, and notes that are perfect that you can set this up for as well. You can also set views that are different. You have a table list, you have a table, a list calendar, a combine board, which is very similar if you're very familiar with a Trello. It's the same thing. A gallery and timeline.
I'll show you all what these are in a little bit. You can sync databases with each other. Let's say, as it says here, you can use up to date information from Jira and GitHub all synced within to nor Notion as a database. the personal plans are limited to a one database with a hundred rows. Link previews is basically what the name implies.
The API is there as well. Unfortunately, you don't get a lot of admin and security with the personal plan. That's more for enterprise. Oh, so you really don't get any kind of support. You must find out on your own. But there are loads of information out there. Great resources are Red Gregory, Thomas, Frank, and a couple other people that are.
I have put together a lot of resources on YouTube that you can learn from and has set up templates that you can use. Some of them are free. Yes, there are some templates that you would have to pay for, but a lot of the times the pay for templates can range in price from like $5 on the way to $200.
It's just all depending on the complexity and how much work has been involved. I know Thomas Frank sells a I forget exactly what, but it's like an all-encompassing system for a content creator couldn't ask for, and that, like I said, that is for 200 bucks, but it's just the complexity complex nature of it and how much time, effort, and blood set and tears pretty much went into that template.
It warrants a higher price tag. And there are some other ones out there that are much, much less. And I'll show you a couple different templates I have here as well that I've been the iPod and I have tried out and tested, but you can go ahead and look. Let's go to Notion. And they do have some templates that you can use from Notion, it's at their template gallery.
Like they have templates of the month, and they also have Notion picks, like they have journalist hub as four connected templates that contain everything you need as a journalist to research, interview, and write. You have a computer science club home, and that's also not just for this, you can use it for a DnD session, a role play, stuff like that.
Your imagination is the limit to what you can use Notion with. you have daily stand up and task work, guides, and FAQ. You have goals. You can do meeting minutes with these on-boarding wiki. If you're a small company and you're hiring people, then you can set this up and they can go through to different tasks for your new hires, can go through and be easier on them and you to release some of the training burden.
You're not like having to hover over them the entire time. You have social media manager template. It's ultimate dashboard for social media managers that want or optimize their workflow. you have a post queue. Content calendars whenever something's ready to go.
It's all different templates and stuff like that. And you have a content creators toolkit. Social media kit, Let's look at that. At 60 bucks. Yes, that's okay. A lot of stuff that you get out there is not going to be free. Get that. You got to get out, get that out of your mindset.
you got like a strategy checklist, different examples that you can look through. this better understand is this go, go to Notion. look around, sign up for an account, it's free. There's no trial period. You get a free account and play with it.
Like I said earlier, this is the things I've been working on this weekend that I found are a little bit more my style. That I can have an easier time and using and getting down and start playing around with them and be feeling more comfortable in getting it together. they can go from, a simple dashboard that I've pulled together.
The basic fact of the matter is that you should really sign up for an account and start playing around with the different templates. Create a blank database yourself and start experimenting with the different items you can use within your own Notion.