Blog and Design Business Resources

Welcome to the NRC Design Studio Resources section, a special list of tools and websites I recommend for building and maintaining your blog, craft or design business. Also, you will also find resources that aim to keep you on track towards reaching your life goals. Many of the resources listed are or were utilized to help NRC Design Studio run efficiently.

Affiliate Disclosure: NRC Design Studio is a member of affiliate programs. If you purchase a product using the promotional links on the website I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I only promote products I personally use or believe will be useful to crafters or bloggers like myself.


Between writing, design, marketing, and so much more, sometimes I just don’t have time to take creative well-lit photos. That’s where Pixabay comes into use. This stock website has beautiful photos, illustrations, vectors, and videos.

After getting my website up and running I knew to get more visitors I had to dive into email marketing. After some research, I decided on JotForm. This website is extremely easy to use and has a great selection of customizable forms that include but aren’t limited to subscription, contract, order, and contact forms. I love that it allows me to not only create a form for email marketing but for other purposes as well. 

Once I had my brand and business set, I had one more important task on my list: Finding a place to sell my printables. As you know there are a lot of options when it comes to eCommerce for small businesses. I’ve tried a host of the more popular sites, but they just didn’t cut it for me. After searching for alternatives I came across PayhipIt’s the site I use today. The main features that attracted me to Payhip and kept me around are the low fees, easy listing management, and free marketing options. 

Take a look at my current Payhip storefront HERE.

Grammarly has been the blogging assistant I didn’t know I needed. If you’re anything like me, then you love to write and sometimes in my haste I forget to proofread my work – A bad habit of mine. That’s where Grammarly steps in. It checks for word choice, clarity, correctness, punctuation, grammar, and much more. I highly recommend using the website or browser extension when writing anything. 
This post was proofread by Grammarly