Bonjour, welcome to Supercreative!

My name is Ben, and I'm here to serve you on your journey to become super creative. Sit back, put your seatbelts on and let's fly together! I started Supercreative in 2020 for my mom. My mom is a freelance designer, and I’ve been building tools and ideas to help her earn a living from her creative work. Supercreative has been growing since! We’re based in Paris and we now collaborate with talented people all over the world. Our goal is to help you build an outstanding portfolio, consistently add creative work to it and let it bring money to you from client requests and side projects. You can learn more about us on our intro video and with our monthly newsletter. Thank you for flying with us. Bisous.

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Ben Issen
 

Saving hundreds of hours on client admin with Notion

Using Notion templates to collaborate with clients: an intro to the Notion Pack

This is one of the best kept secrets among my freelance friends.

It has saved them hundreds of hours, helped close more deals and made their clients happier. Their work is more organized, documented, thoughtful.

Yes. They use Notion to collaborate with their clients.

My friends Jonno, Alex and Valentin use Notion as more than just a nice note taking app. A Notion page, when shared with others, acts as a CRM, a project management tool, a fully-fledged client portal. Instead of sending multiple word documents and pdfs over email, they just send a Notion link.

Here's how it goes.

Client Baguette wants a new website and sends a proposal request to Jonno. After a short video call, Jonno sends a Notion page link. It includes:

The page is customized to the client's brand. The emojis make the client feel like home. With a short embedded Loom video, Jonno presents his proposal and shares his excitement. Client Baguette has received 3 other proposals. But this one stands out. It's clear, personal, professional. They agree to work with Jonno.

Client work is constantly reinventing the wheel, starting over for every new client. Updating your portfolio with relevant work, designing a new proposal, creating a new dropbox... Notion makes this onboarding a breeze. The relief of not having to think about the low-level stuff feels good.

And though it seems Jonno has worked several hours on this proposal, it took him 5 freaking minutes. The proposal is part of a "new client” template he built in Notion. Talk about time savings.


With the same disconcerting ease, he adds a Service Level Agreement, a Non-Disclosure Agreement, and an invoice to Baguette's page, with Notion templates he built.

All the docs are here, can be updated instantly and exported to PDF. Not only is that useful for the client, Jonno has these docs integrated into his process.

Cherry on the cake: he embeds Figma and Whimsical designs straight into the page and 💥 you have a client dashboard. This is a portalfolio built in 5 minutes.

Here's how all the docs are structured

It's like a custom client portal, but built in 5 minutes

Supercreative's goal is to give creatives superpowers. This is it. This is one hell of a superpower right here. Open Notion, create a database, add a template, add a client, and share the link.

Great Notion templates will save you hundreds of hours, but setting them up takes a very long time. High upfront cost, high future reward. 

Inspired by my designer friends, I built my own Notion templates and have been using them with my clients for a few months now. Recently, I realized it could help hundreds of other freelancers. 

So I spent the last month creating the master template for client collaboration. In fact, it’s a pack of templates; a group of documents that include everything you would need as a professional freelancer. 

Invoices, proposals, SLAs, NDAs, moodboards, you name it. All exportable as PDF or sharable to use the full power of Notion collaboration. I’m calling it the Notion Pack. 

My freelancer friends who use Notion and have read this article are unhappy. One of them has asked me to unpublish it. They’re a bit pissed. Understandably so: they're losing a secret competitive advantage. 


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Last edit: 
Apr 26, 2022
Special thanks for feedback: 
Richie Bonilla, Dan Hunt, Steve Morin and Joel Christiansen
Image credits: 
Ben Issen

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