In this lesson,
You can learn how to publish your course in Notion to online so that people can get to your course. Of course, it's not mandatory for you to publish your course to web. But I just want to mention that without publishing, you might lose the chance of huge traffic, in other words potential customer, of the world-wide-web.
Several options to publish your course
There are several ways to publish your course to web. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Let me compare some of those options w.r.t 3 major points, Price, Integration with payment service, and Security.
Price is one of the most important concern when you compare publishing services. Obviously, we have free options and paid options. But as you might already know, nothing comes for free . Paid options have a way better features.
Free options have few(or no) way to customization which matters when you want to get paid.
If you don't have a plan to get paid with your course, you may go with free option.
Paid options have their own strengths and weaknesses, but there are no big differences. Go with your favorite.
If you want to get paid with your course, please check the following.
Integrations with payment
If you want to get paid with your course, you should set a paywall to your course so that only paid customers can get access to your course. There are services for that, which make it possible.
From 'customer' to your course in 'Notion'
You can set a paywall in front of your course with , like many people do when they sell their templates. This kind of paywall also works well with . Downside of this option is, it works as all or nothing option. Once people get access to your course, they are free to share the link to your published website, which means you lose your profit.
Or you can build a membership based paywall with services like or . Although they are built for creators(that's what they say), it was not easy for me to understand how they work and what should I do. This kind of paywall requires you to add some to your website, which means you have to use one of the above.
There is a security concern of unauthorized access to your content. It's secure Inside dotted line, but not outside.
Gumroad + Notion sharing option looks great if you don't care about the security and don't need to do fine control over page permissions or manage memberships, or customize things(custom domain, SEO, and analytics, etc).
All options above have their own weaknesses, both with security concern. Gumroad is simple, but it's not built for Notion(its own CMS is relatively poor ), so there's no way to customize your content in Notion. Memberstack + Potion/Super/whatever has ridiculous pricing with complex-of-use. I believe that there should be a better way for creators to get paid with their content in Notion. That's why I started .
How it works
Your content is secured through Oopy membership.
With , you don't have to share your course to public. You share your course with an account of Oopy, and we handle the rest. We host website from your Notion, so that you can customize whatever you want. We also set a paywall powered by Stripe so that you can make money from your content while preventing unauthorized people from getting access to your content.
After the meeting, you will have your demo account and your website from your Notion. No credit card is required.