Blog Posts

  • Niche Idea 4: Gratitude Product Ideas
    This week’s niche idea starts with a topic, gratitude, and we will look at three different product types that would work for the topic of gratitude. The most obvious is a journal. These have been very popular because they sell and they are simple to make. If you are making these for KDP, I would…
  • Niche Idea 3: Cake Toppers
    This weeks niche idea is for printables and digital files. We’re talking cake toppers. These are like little signs that you put on a cake or a cupcake. They have become especially popular with the introduction of craft cutting machines (e.g. Cricut, Silhouette, and even Glowforge). These cutting machines make it possible for the home…
  • How to make lines in Affinity Designer & Publisher
    When working with Affinity products, there isn’t a specialized line tool as you might find in some Adobe applications. However, creating lines is straightforward once you navigate to the pen tool on the left-hand side. In Designer or Publisher, the process is identical. Here’s how I go about it: How to Create a Line in…
  • Niche Idea 2: Vehicle Logs
    In this week’s niche idea, we will look at different kinds of vehicle logs you can make. This sort of log can be made as a printable or a KDP (print on demand) book. Or, do both! The first idea is a general vehicle maintenance log. These pages would track things like oil changes, filter…
  • Canva Acquires Affinity, Shaking up Affinity Fans
    This of course is the 800 lb. gorilla topic this week in the design world. The news came as a complete shock to Affinity users, prompting discussion and speculation. My own first reaction was …What?!? but when I read the press release it made at least a little sense. Both have a mission to make…