No-code Paywalls on Notion via Monetized
- A Notion account. (Free signup here).
Notion is a popular collaboration platform that allows you to create content for your community and have it instantly available as a web page. Previously you had two options for your content — public or private. This tutorial shows you how to make a paywall within your Notion content, bringing members-only viewing to your Notion team.
In this tutorial we show you how to gate your public or private Notion content to create members-only sections. These gated Notion sections are paywalled using the Monetized content gating platform which supports multiple payment methods, including Credit Cards, Web3 Locks, Web Monetization, and Email Gating, allowing you to generate revenue with no coding required.
Log In to Monetized
To get started, head over to Monetized.Link and click “Log In” in the top right. This will send you a magic link sign in email. No previous account is required.
Check your email
The magic log in email from monetized.link is a one-time email that you can use to log in to Monetized. Click the “Sign in to Monetized” button in the email.
Create New Notion Page
From the Monetized Dashboard you can create a new page by clicking on the action button in the top right and selecting “New Notion Page”.
This will open the Monetized editor where you can set various page options.
Add a “Payline” to your Notion Post
Next we’re going to add a special integration block to Notion to signify which parts of your Notion page should be made premium and which should be available for preview.
Switch over to your Notion post. Decide what part of the page you want to be a preview and what part to be premium. It’s recommended to tell your members what they get for purchasing and give them a bit of an idea about the content.
Once you have an idea about the content, create a line to demarcate the Preview and Premium sections. This can be done by typing the dash key (“-”) several times until Notion automatically inserts a divider, or by using the slash command “divider”.
Below the divider we’ll tell Monetized which kind of Payline it is. For now, let’s use the standard “paid monetized” syntax, as below:
Add a Notion Link to the Monetized Editor
Next we’re going to get the link to the post. In Notion, at the top right click on the “Share” button, then at the bottom of this window, click “Copy Link”. This is the Notion link address.
Switch over to the Monetized post you created, and paste in the link, then click the arrow button next to the input box (→).
Authorize Monetized + Notion OAuth
Since this is the first time you’ve setup Notion + Monetized, you’ll be asked by Notion to give permission to Monetized to view your post. When granting permission you can grant access to a folder or specific page. (Don’t worry: You can change this later in the Share box if you want to add more.) Note that you’ll only set up the integration once so if you’ve already completed this step, skip ahead.
Once Monetized has loaded the Notion page, it’s time to configure it. You can set a price in dollars, or choose another gating option, including Web Monetization and the Unlock Protocol. For more in-depth information on creating Web3 Locks, read our post about Notion and Unlock.
Publish Your Monetized Page
Once you’re satisfied with the content, it’s time to publish the page by clicking the “Publish” button in the top right. Share this Monetized Link with your members, and they’ll be able to purchase your gated content.
Need more help? Reach out via the Monetized.Link site and follow us on Twitter: @MonetizedLink . We’d love to help.