Effortless Output in Roam

Learn more, do more, and become more creative with the all-in-one tool for knowledge work.

Who should take Effortless Output in Roam?

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Freelancers & Entrepreneurs

Do more in less time by organizing all your knowledge and projects in one place.

Writers & Creatives

Seamlessly navigate and reference everything you've ever read and surprise yourself with new insights.

Lifelong Learners

Use Roam to accelerate and enhance the learning process, whatever you want to learn.

"It's mind blowing how much I learned. There are so many things I didn't even know I needed. It all builds on each other, and Nat lays out a really robust system for integrating everything. 10/10 would recommend.

- Joshua Mitchell

"Firstly Roam Research is the most amazing software, for student or business, or simply personal. I took Nat’s first course because I wanted to use it really efficiently and fully understand the power of it. Nat did a perfect job of taking me step by step, and most of the time when I was ready to ask a question, the next module answered it - sign of a well designed course. Thoroughly recommend it."

- Ian Traynar

"Nat's course is more than a tutorial, it is the foundation of a methodology upon which you can build your thoughts and process. As a tool, Roam is powerful - but without a strategy it is useless. This course helps you hit the ground running."

- Benjamin Von Wong

What's So Great About Roam Research?

Your Fast-Track to Roam Mastery

Roam is one of the most powerful new technologies for creative output, personal knowledge management, and productivity.

But, like many powerful tools, there's a steep learning curve. On your own, it might take months to fully harness its capabilities.

That's why thousands of students have taken Effortless Output with Roam to skip the learning curve, quickly master Roam, and start getting more done in less time.

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"After spending all weekend going through Nat's course, I FINALLY GET IT. With every added note, I increasingly feel like the main character in Limitless after he takes the pill that unlocks the dormant part of his brain."
Kevin Lee
Prev. Principal VC at Pear Ventures

"Roam in a Day" Recordings

Every few months Nat hosts "Learn Roam in a Day."

It's a one-afternoon workshop on mastering Roam for people new to the tool, or anyone who wants a refresher.

If you buy either course, you get access to the full, broken up, most recent Roam in a Day workshop, with 4 hours of instruction, examples, Q&A, and exercises!

"Nat’s course has not only helped get my head around the beauty of Roam – it’s simplicity and complexity, it’s also re-introduced frameworks of exploration that I’d never fully embraced in the past. That’s two for the price of one."

- Dominic Edmunds

"Before Nat’s course I had just started using Roam as a journaling and note taking tool, I loved its flexibility and I was sure I could do more with it but didn’t know how. Nat’s course was an eye opener and it really helped me expand my Roam usage in ways I wasn’t expecting like the task management, goal setting and CRM functionalities."

- Alan Silvestri

"The course made me a confident user of Roam, and I have started writing a lot in Roam along with personal knowledge management and project management. Your insights on using Roam are really helpful. Thank you for this wonderful course, looking forward to learning more from you."

- Deeraj Nagothu

What will you learn?

Effortless Output covers everything you need to learn to turn Roam into your digital brain and start producing more great work.


Create Your Best Work

Use your Roam brain to create great work. Whether it's an article, business, video, or anything else, Roam can help you build it.


Discover New Ideas & Insights

Surf through your digital brain in Roam to discover new ideas and insights about the topics you're most interested in.


Remember What You Learn

Turn reading into an active process by using Roam to build your second brain, tying new knowledge into what you've learned in the past.


Make the Most of Roam

Roam is full of hidden features and clever workflows that can significantly enhance your productivity.

"I was lost with Roam at first, but Effortless Output made me really appreciate Roam and how it can help organize my tasks and knowledge. Especially your weekly projects and long term goals makes this the best Todo and reminder System in my opinion."

- Mario Thiel

"Practices I’ve tried to implement for years (Morning Journal, Personal CRM, Etc.) along with Daily/Weekly/Yearly planning became enjoyable with the mix of the tooling Roam offers and the action insights Nat provides. I recommend this course to both people that have heard Roam tossed around online and are curious along with seasoned vets on personal knowledge management as there will be something for both."

- Grant Horejsi

"Instead of trying to learn everything for myself, I signed up for Nat's Roam course. It was a worthy investment. He explains things in a clear way, and includes all the little, helpful shortcuts. Not only that, he shares his own workflows and techniques, which I've adopted as needed for myself. I'm so glad that I took it, making my transition over to Roam much smoother and with less time commitment."

- Erik Newhard

The Effortless Output Curriculum

Part 1: Mastering the Basics

Roam is far from intuitive and is full of hidden features. We'll explore the core features one by one to make sure you know how to use it to its fullest as we build your database.

Part 2: Choosing Your Capstone

This is a course about creating something new, not just how to use Roam. Together we'll pick an area you're interested in to explore as you develop your skills with Roam, and a final product you want to create with your newfound abilities.

Part 3: Building Your Database

Roam is a knowledge management tool, so once you have the basics down we'll pick a project to start organizing our knowledge on. We'll cover recording ideas, getting notes from books and articles, embedding videos and PDFs, and much more to make sure you know where to put every new piece of information you come across.

Part 4: Organizing Your Database

As you add more knowledge to your Roam database, you need to learn how to organize it and seamlessly navigate your digital brain. We'll cover using page links, tags, filters, search queries, embeds, and more to make sure you can easily find everything you've ever learned or worked on.

Part 5: Managing Your Projects

Learn how to effortlessly combine your knowledge and your task management in one place, so you can stay on top of everything you're using your database to accomplish. We'll cover Roam's ToDo functions, managing projects, setting goals, and creating a daily and weekly dashboard for productivity.

Part 6: Creating New Works

Now that your database is growing, we'll cover how to use your notes to produce new works. Whether you want to publish an article, record a new YouTube series, or launch a business, Roam can help get you there.

Appendix 1: Advanced Features

Roam is full of more advanced features that can enhance how you use the tool. We'll cover complex queries, charts, diagrams, kanban boards, encryption, and everything else Roam has to offer.

Appendix 2: Bonus Use Cases

There are tons of use cases Roam is great for. We'll cover how to use it for: maintaining a personal CRM, managing your recipes, keeping a daily journal, taking smart notes, tracking your decision making, and more.

Appendix 3: Free Templates

Get a collection of templates to help accelerate your Roam usage, including a Daily Dashboard, Weekly Plan, Morning Pages Prompts, Project Tracker, Habit Tracker, Editorial Board, and more.

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Your Instructor

Nat Eliason

Nat was one of the most vocal early adopters of Roam, and helped catapult it into public awareness. His work on Roam has been read or viewed by over 250,000 people, and his course "Effortless Output" has been taken by over 4,400 students.  

He's used Roam to run his marketing agency, Growth Machine, and to write for his site, nateliason.com, which is read by over 300,000 people per month. Outside of work he loves reading, fitness, and playing with new personal knowledge management tools.

No risk involved

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.

If you do all the work and you’re not happy with the outcome then you’ll get your money back. We are confident that you will create a perfect book template after reading our book, but this book is only for serious people, if you don't put in the work or you're not happy we will refund all of the money.

"Nat's course wasn't just a way for someone to learn how to use Roam, but a roadmap on how one can maximize the benefits. I literally would not be using Roam today if not for his course. Now I now only know why i'll keep using, but I now know why i'll never stop!"

- Jasper Sidhu

"Nat's Roam course got me from 0 to up-and-running confidently in just a few hours. The time I saved knowing I was using it correctly was easily worth the investment. Now Roam is one of my favourite tools."

- Graham Mann

"Nat’s passion and ability to communicate is the reason why I made the leap into Roam and why it clicked.  From how clearly and eloquently he made the case in "Why I love Roam and how I use it” to the energy and clarity with which he presented the material, it was evident that here was someone who believed in what he was saying, and wanted me to have the same experience."

- Onu Ocholi

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Enrollment is open now to become a Roam expert!

Full Self-Paced Course

Comprehensive 7-unit curriculum
3 bonus units with extra insights
Lifetime access to all future updates
In-depth case studies of using Roam
Recorded "Learn Roam in a Day" Workshop


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Which Version is Right for You?

"The Roam course really opened my eyes to all the different ways that Roam can be used. Before taking the course, I was using Roam as just a note taking app. Now, I'm doing habit tracking, productivity, project management, and even basic calculated tables."

- Brandon Brown

"What was extremely beneficial in the course was illustrating all the various shortcuts, menus and use of the side bar, which drastically improved my productivity within Roam. I adopted the templates and attributes which provided a solid starting point. I got inspired and excited watching your various workflows within Roam, particularly on writing articles."

- James Whelton

"I made the switch from Notion to Roam after watching Nat’s course. Roam can be intimidating in the beginning, but Nat does a fantastic job explaining how to easily use Roam to unlock its greatest potential. Every morning when i begin working, I copy and paste my pre-programmed template into the automatic “Daily Notes” page and I’m off to the races. I’ve seen a huge uptick in productivity since making the switch.”

- Austin Gray

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"I figured myself to be a savvy productivity nerd. But Nat's methodical and well-thought-out workflow was extremely helpful in jump-starting my own journey into crafting my own customized Roam Research workflow. Saved me a tonne of time and I still find myself going back to Nat's video to check on specific items every now and then."

- Enoch Chhabra

"I took Nat's Roam Course and found it invaluable in giving me ideas on how to structure my own Roam. I like the use of metadata to create structure on the fly, and have tested a number of Nat's project templates while developing my own! The flexibility of the bi-directional linking, plus the initial framing and ideas I received from Nat's course have created a note-taking system that is genuinely delightful to use.

- Shiyan Koh

"I got in pretty early, but when I tried Roam on my own in December, it didn’t stick. Nat’s videos explained things so clearly and introduced me to new features that I didn’t know about. They gave me the foundation I needed to make Roam work for me. I’ve now integrated Roam into my workflow so much that it’s the first app I go to every day (Morning Pages are great!)."

- Kevin McMurphy