📝 Template Description
Stop Juggling Tools. Start Working Faster.
Tired of shoving ideas in Evernote, managing projects in Todoist, and tracking completed projects in Google Sheets?
Creator's Companion turns Notion into your central tool for creating and more.
No more jumping between different tools for writing scripts, collecting ideas, and managing tasks. Creator’s Companion is an advanced, expansive template that turns Notion into a truly all-in-one tool for managing your content creation process.
Capture ideas and prioritize the best ones, plan your editorial calendar, collect research, write scripts, optimize for SEO, analyze content performance, and even manage your brand deals from one place.
Plus, with optional integration with the Ultimate Tasks template, you get a full-fledged task & project manager built into every content project.
When your whole process happens in Notion, you work faster as a result.
Hi, I’m Thomas Frank, and I’ve been a full-time YouTuber, podcaster, and blogger for more than 8 years.
Together with my team, I’ve built a YouTube channel with over 2.4 million subscribers and 136 million views, a blog with 400k monthly visitors, and a long-running podcast.
In 2018, I stumbled across Notion after spending years juggling multiple apps to manage our content process.
Over time, we started using Notion for more and more – replacing other note-taking apps, task managers, and spreadsheets we used in the past. Today, we use Notion for the entire content creation process across 5 active web properties.
Creator’s Companion is the exact system my team and I use to manage all of our channels today. It’s the product of over three years of real-world use and testing.
💡 Capture EVERY Idea
Never lose an idea for a video or blog post. The Idea view lets you quickly capture and organize all of your content ideas.
If you haven’t worked on an idea in a while, it automatically goes to a safe archive. No more adding new ideas to a list three miles long.
With the Audience Submissions form, you can even let your audience submit ideas using Notion’s integration with Typeform or Google Forms (via Zapier).
🏆 Get MORE Views
The three keys to crafting a successful video are title, thumbnail, and topic.
Not every idea is created equal – so if you want to get more views and waste less time on ideas that don’t work, you need to validate your ideas.
Validation view helps you figure out which ideas are worth the investment of your time and effort. Then, you can see only your best ideas in one place and prioritize them intelligently.
📋 Get ORGANIZED
Creator’s Companion helps you build a content pipeline, helping you stay on top of every project and publish more (while keeping your content quality high).
Project Manager view shows you the status of every project across all your channels, and lets you easily manage your content calendar.
📚 Build an ARCHIVE
Need to reference an old script? Want to see every video sponsored by a certain brand? Trying to remember when you took a certain piece of b-roll?
Other project management apps don’t do a good job at turning your finished projects into a library.
Notion excels at that job, and Creator’s Companion uses to Notion to add your finished projects to a useful, per-channel archive.
Tutorials and Support
It's dangerous to go alone! Fortunately, you won't have to.
Creator’s Companion includes exclusive access to a private support community on Circle.
In the Tutorials section, you’ll find a full quick-start guide with videos showing you exactly how to set up your channels, capture ideas, and start producing content.
You’ll also find in-depth reference videos explaining every part of the template. I’m not marketing it as a Notion course, but it might as well be.
You can also get answers to your questions in our Support section, add suggestions for improvements, and swap ideas with fellow creators.
🛍️ Buy Creator's Companion
This is a sales page, not an ice cream shop – but you’ve still got flavors to choose from.
Base ($149) includes all the core views and features. Manage as many YouTube channels, podcasts, blogs, and social profiles as you need.
Ultimate Tasks Edition ($199) includes everything from Base and also integrates my Ultimate Tasks template (used by more than 10,000 people!) directly into Creator’s Companion.