One of the key benefits of using Notion as a freelancer is that you can document everything in one place. Be it invoices, public data, or team specific documents, Notion acts as the perfect central repository. You can also decide who gets to see those documents and be very selective with your privacy settings.
Even though you can create content on Notion, you might also need to import content from other tools, and the best way to do that is by embedding links in Notion. That’s exactly what we will cover in this article.
Here are the four steps to embedding a link in Notion:
1. Create an embed block
To cater to the users’ need of embedding content, Notion created the cool feature of “embed block”. This block is specially designed to embed almost all file types — images, PDFs, Spotify, YouTube, Google Maps, or any other web link.
To initiate an embed block, create a new Notion page or open an existing one, and type “/embed”. With that, Notion will populate a list of items you can embed as shown in the below image.
Select any from the list, but for the reference of this article, we will select “Embed”. Don’t worry, even after selecting the general embed block, you can embed any of the file types seamlessly. We’ll see that in the next steps.
2. Paste the link in the block
Alright, now your embed block is loaded in your page. The next step is simple, just paste the URL of the file you want to embed in the “Embed Link” text field.
You will also notice in the below image that you can upload documents as well. For that, click on upload and select the file from your device that you want to embed in Notion.
But since we are talking about links in this article, in the next step, we will show you the example of embedding a PDF in Notion using its public URL.
3. Resize the preview of your document
We pasted the link to a sample PDF and clicked on “Embed Link”. With this, Notion pulled up the preview of the PDF as can be seen below.
You can hover over the preview to see the boundary lines which suggest that it can be increased or decreased in size. Play around with it and see what works the best for you.
4. Share it with the relevant audience
Notion allows you to share content with a select audience base. This feature especially comes in handy if you use Notion for business as it lets you share content with teams.
But even as a freelancer, you do not want to share all your Notion embeds. For example, your Figma embeds must be accessible only to you. However, you want to share your Notion blogs with one of those Figma embeds with the whole world.
We already completed the embed process so let's explore how we can share it next.
To manage who sees your content, click on the “...” icon at the top-right corner of your page and select the audience you want to share it with.
As shown in the above image, you can share it within your teamspaces or even share it publically!
The fastest way to embed a link in Notion
There is always a faster way to do something in Notion and embedding a link is no different. You can simply paste the URL in your Notion page, instead of the embed block, to get the job done.
As soon as you paste the link, Notion shows an option to embed it - as shown in the below image.
However, you can’t use this method to upload files from your device.
Alright, you now know how to embed links in Notion. It is a great feature to help you organize, store, and share your content.
But content, in itself, stored in a repository, can’t generate income. You need to create a Notion website and share it with the world to drive leads that sustain your business. With Super, you can create stellar websites without moving your content out of Notion. Plus, you can design the website to brand, optimize it for SEO, integrate with your favorite tools, and so much more!