Victor Made $680+ in One Month From Notion Template

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Victor Manuel Montano Gonzalez is the founder of Imagination Valley - “I find productivity tools, simplify them in Notion templates and share everything with you!”

Tell us about your product and what inspired you to start it?

Notion Getting Things Done is a tool I developed to help people achieve their goals and success.I was inspired by David Allen´s Methodology we all know (GTD), and I was blown out of my mind when I learned the Horizon of Focus framework, part of Getting Things Done, and the main inspiration behind my product.
 
My life mission is to help people discover their best version and their happiness. This might be achieved by creating Notion Templates and sharing them with the world, but it can also be achieved by courses, eBooks, articles, podcasts, videos, consultations, and a lot of other ways.
 
The point is to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and share it with the world. By doing it, you can trust the universe will put the right people in front of you and, if they share your vision and trust in it, you will start moving faster with more talent and teamwork!
 

How long did it take you to acquire your first 50 customers, and what was your growth strategy?

This parts was amazing! It took me a few minutes to get my first 50 downloads (Basic Version), and just a few hours to get my first 50 customers (Paid Version).
 
The main channel I used was my Gumroad mailing list, that was previously built by giving out free templates through social media.
 
Other key points on how I achieve this:
1. Develop a Landing Page. Most of us just stay at the Gumroad page. The extra step worths the effort!
2. Catchy visuals. I use a lot of hours designing the visual, mockups and the landing page. It is the hook to customer eyes so: Why would I do less?
3. Be active at Facebook groups and Twitter communities. The people on this communities are awesome! They will help you with the initial push that your launch requires.
 

Which technology stack are you using and what challenges and limitations does it pose?

I am bullish on the No-Code trend and I think it´s gonna grow a lot during the following years. That is why I am betting on Notion as one of the drivers of that ride!
My products are 100% built-in Notion
 

What are some of the most essential tools that you use for your business?

This is also amazing about this kind of businesses!
 
I have virtually zero fixed cost in my business! All thanks to the free plans of most of the platforms I use, such as:
- Landing Page: Typedream
- Mockups & Designs: Canva
- Marketplace: Gumroad
- Newsletter: Substack
- Tweet Automation: Tweet Hunter
 

What have been some of the biggest insights you've gained since starting your entrepreneurial journey?

I´ve learned the importance of setting clear and intuitive feedback channels for your customers. This is so important and I am not tired of repeating it! The customers can give a lot of value to your business too! And, if you make them feel part of the developments, that is where the magic starts!
 
The second big insight I´ve learned so far is to avoid perfectionism and analysis paralysis.
And it is related to the previous insight. Why? Because, when you realize that your customers can help you to build WAY BETTER PRODUCTS THANT YOU ALONE, you will star launching products faster, with better feedback channels in order to improve them with help of them. This is the way of doing it! You can always iterate and upgrade to new versions (Actually, Notion has a lot of room for improvement here but, you still can do it as developer/creator)
 
A book: Start with Why by Simon Sinek.A podcast: How I Built This with Guy Raz.A newsletter: The Curiosity Chronicle by Sahil Bloom.