Notion is a powerful tool for maxing out your productivity and getting insanely organized.
For content creators, Notion is perfect for making sense of everything that goes into the creative process. It will help you increase your content output and transform how you keep up with the constant demand for new stuff.
In this article, we share five tips from the Hypefury team on using Notion as part of your content planning.
Using Notion for content planning
Getting to grips with Notion can be confusing. Finding stuff gets rather tricky quickly, and everything feels like it’s never where you left it.
But, once you’ve got it down, it’s easy to understand why the pros swear by it for their productivity.
Here are five quick tips to help you get the most out of using Notion as part of your content planning process.
Set up a content calendar
Keeping an organized calendar is the easiest way to improve productivity and content creation.
It sounds basic, but our regular calendars are full of stuff we can mindlessly skip over and get to some time later. But, when it comes to how you get content ready, you can’t afford to skip a beat.
Having a purpose-built calendar in your Notion with everything you should be mindful of will improve your focus and help you track what content you should be working on, when you should be working on it, when it should be ready, and when you should post it.
This simple change will free your mind for more creative work and help you find time for everything else you would like to do.
Time is your most valuable asset. And managing it well is the first step to getting the most out of yourself.
Track your monthly, quarterly, and annual goals
Having a calendar is a great way to keep track of what you should be doing daily, but you also need to maintain a zoomed-out view of what you’re working toward for the month, the quarter, and the year.
Notion gives you several different options for staying on top of your goals. You can view them using boards, tables, lists, and timelines to track how far you’ve come and how much further you have to go before reaching your target.
Setting up your Notion will be way easier on your PC, but once it’s done, the mobile app will be super-helpful for your day-to-day plans.
Save and manage all your ideas from one dashboard
One of the best ways to use Notion is as a repository for all the ideas and inspiring content you come across daily.
Instead of having an endless, unorganized mess growing on your YouTube watch later playlist, browser reading list, and Twitter bookmarks; you can save and keep all that content manageable by saving it all into your Notion with accompanying notes about your ideas for it.
Having an organized collection of ideas will help you get the most out of the time you spend interacting with other people’s content instead of fooling yourself into believing that one day you’ll make sense of everything you keep saving away.
Set reminders for yourself
Having everything neatly laid out only helps if you get around to working on it. For that, you can set up reminders to help you meet your targets for putting out new content.
Notion has two different ways of setting reminders. The first is the Date property in a date, and the second is by setting up a reminder using the “@remind” function.
The function allows you to set a date for when you’d like an alert about something on your to-do list. This way, you’ll never forget to prepare certain content or to get it published.
Another way to use your reminders is by setting them up to bring your attention back to a note you wrote, content that needs updating after certain events, or ideas you should explore when there’s a free moment in your schedule.
Collaborate with others seamlessly
Notion is a great productivity tool for solo work, but it’s also an immense help for collaborative work.
Using the People property, you can collaborate with other creators, assign tasks, leave comments on projects, and tag your collaborators.
The best part is you can add up to 5 people to your Notion workspace without subscribing to a paid plan.
Having a conducive environment that encourages focus on the essential tasks instead of endlessly trying to get everyone on the same page will help you get a lot done in whatever time you have. And that could be extremely important if you’re paying for people’s time.
If you have a bigger team, you can upgrade to the Personal pro account or get a Team account to add an unlimited number of guests and enjoy access to advanced functionality.
Notion pros on Twitter
Notion is a massive help for getting through your to-do lists and working towards your goals. It will help you get organized, improve your thinking and writing, and replace countless other apps, so you do not lose sight of what is most important.
To help you get the hang of Notion that much faster, here is a mega-thread curated by our Co-founder on all things Notion. You will learn everything from tips on using your Notion and how to make a hefty side income selling your productivity templates.
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