How to create a membership site with Notion

Explore the steps to create a membership site using Notion's powerful platform.

Feb 6, 2024
How to create a membership site with Notion
It's widely known that Notion has experienced a rapid surge in popularity. Some users appreciate Notion for its simplicity, while others admire its robust features and flexibility.
Notion offers the capability to publish tutorials and online courses for your audience. You can either invite individuals to access a private workspace or share your pages on the web.
Up until now, there hasn't been a straightforward method to place your content behind a paywall and charge for access. However, that has changed!
Now, with the help of, you can secure your Notion pages, charge for access, and grant entry only to customers who have logged in.
In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of transforming your Notion pages into a membership site, enabling you to monetize your content effectively.
Let's dive in and get started!

Membership site- An Overview

A membership site is a website where access to certain content or features is restricted to paying members or those meeting specific criteria. Think of it like an exclusive club online. They offer valuable content, community, or services that aren't available elsewhere.
Membership sites offer exclusive content, community engagement, expert guidance, networking opportunities, continuous learning, accountability, cost-effectiveness, and customized experiences.

Why choose Bullet as your membership website builder?

Bullet is a membership website builder that leverages Notion as its foundation. This means it inherits many of the strengths of Notion, making it a good choice for those who are already familiar and comfortable with Notion.
Here are some reasons why you might choose Bullet for your membership website:
  • Ease of use: If you already use Notion, Bullet makes building a membership site very easy. There's no coding required, and you can use Notion's familiar drag-and-drop interface to create your content and structure your site. Bullet also offers a library of pre-built templates to get you started quickly.
  • Flexibility: Notion is known for its flexibility, and Bullet inherits that. You can create a wide variety of membership sites with Bullet, from simple content-based sites to more complex communities with courses, forums, and other features.
  • Content Management: Since Bullet is built on Notion, you get all the powerful content management features of Notion. This includes features like version history, collaboration tools, and a clean and organized way to manage your website content.
  • SEO benefits: Bullet helps ensure your site is technically sound for search engines. This can improve your website's ranking in search results.
Bullet helps you to create your membership site with three different ways and they are:
  • Email Verification Access: Users will able unlock premium content through a straightforward sign-in process. They enter their email, receive a magic link, and gain instant access to your exclusive content. It’s just email capture made effortless.
  • Segment-Specific Content Restriction: This feature allows you to manually add users in the dashboard, create segments, and restrict access to certain pages based on the segment you set for that user.
  • Password Protection: This feature enables your users to access premium content by providing a password. It is commonly utilized within organizations or teams.
You can choose either of the above option based on your requirements and convert your Notion site into Membership site.
Explore Bullet for building a Secure and Flexible Membership Sites within a minutes! Try it for free!

How to create a Membership site with Notion & Bullet

Many other third-party membership website builders are available in the market for implementing a membership site. However, we’ve opted for the tool to create my membership site using Notion.

Step 1: Set up your Notion site in Bullet

We're well aware that Notion is an adaptable platform for building websites without the need for coding. Thus, transforming a Notion page into a website is a quick and straightforward task. Explore the article for a guide on creating a Notion page and converting it into a website.
Once your Notion page is live, it's time to integrate Bullet to transform your regular site into a membership site.
  1. First, Log into Bullet and select "Start from scratch" if you already have a Notion page. If you don't have content on Notion yet, you can utilize Bullet's pre-made templates instead.
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  1. Go back to your Notion workspace and copy the public URL we created in step one (it’s in the share menu!) Then, paste it into Bullet and give your site a name.
  1. You’ll notice that Notion links are, by default, long and full of numbers. Don’t worry — Bullet turns all your Notion URLs into nice, pretty links using your custom domain.
  1. Click “Domains.”
  1. Click “Add a Custom Domain.”
  1. Now, you will need to add another CNAME record and a name to your domain that points to your Notion site — your registrar can help with this as well if needed.
  1. Once your domain is connected, Bullet will take the names of your Notion pages and turn them into pretty URLs that are easy to link to. They’ll look something like this:

Step 2: How to make Notion site into Membership site

Once your Notion site is set up with your custom domain, it's time to convert it into a membership site. To do so, follow these steps in Notion:
  1. Navigate to "Membership & Lock pages" in your Bullet Dashboard sidebar under “settings” within your site settings.
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  1. Now, enable “Content gating and memberships”.
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  1. Now go to “pages” in the side bar and select the page that you have chosen for content gating for and click on "lock."
  1. This will open “Membership settings” in left side and in this Membership settings, you will get three different options like Password Protection, Email Verification Access, Segment-Specific Content Restriction. You chose any one as per your requirements and click “Save”.
  1. Don’t forget to hit on 'Publish' to ensure it becomes visible on your website.
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That’s it, Now that your membership site using Notion is up and running, and you can monetize too with this content with several payment options available in the market.

Step 3: Promote and market your Membership site

To ensure your membership site's success, effectively promote it using marketing tools and strategies like content marketing, social media, email marketing, and partnerships.
Create engaging content showcasing site benefits, share on various platforms, and interact with audiences. Consider free trials to attract potential members. Here is the excellent feedback from a satisfied Bullet customer who appreciated the free pack and is eager to take the next step with Bullet:
The free version of itself offered much more value than Super's paid version. We were happy with it and decided to upgrade for even more features. - Susanna , Project lead


Building a membership site in Notion is exciting and rewarding. With Bullet’s powerful features, you can create a unique membership site. This guide covers key steps from setting up to managing memberships. Continuously engage with members, provide value, and update your site.
Bullet provides flexibility, allowing you to begin by setting up your workspace and gradually constructing your site using features similar to Notion's. This enables you to launch a successful membership site tailored to meet your goals.