My tech recommendations


As a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur, I use tech and online services daily; here are my favorite apps and services.

*Many links below are affiliate links to products, and I may receive a commission or credits for purchases made through these links.

Remote Work


Remotely accessing your computer is especially important for solopreneurs who primarily work on iMacs or desktop computers, not laptops. I write about the options and my current top choice, SplashTop, in my article, “AFFORDABLE REMOTE DESKTOP OPTIONS FOR SOLOPRENEURS.”

Domain Names

Name Silo*

The cheap domain purchase and renewal prices make this one a no-brainer; plus, all the DNS, forwarding, and other services you might need come free with your domain purchase. I write about my experience with Name Silo in the post, “WHERE’S THE BEST PLACE TO PURCHASE A NEW DOMAIN NAME?


Google Workspace (Gmail)

I’ve been using Gmail for at least 17 years, and there’s no going back for me. I BY FAR prefer Google Workspace over Microsoft Outlook for work. Try it out with this Google Workspace referral link.

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Writing Assistant

Grammarly (Premium)

Grammarly is a writing assistant that checks my writing for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors and helps improve my vocabulary usage. I’ve been using Grammarly for over 157 weeks and can attest that my writing is improved. I primarily use Grammarly to improve my blog writing and emails.

Password Management


I’ve used 1Password for well over a decade and love it. I have almost 1,600 entries and use this app dozens of times daily! This password app is the best money and productivity tool in my tool belt. One of my favorite features is the ability to go back and view past passwords, especially when you accidentally save over a password.

I even shared 1Password as the “Best Money I Ever Spent” in a Real Simple magazine article. Business owners, use my 1Password affiliate link to get started with your team!


Digital Ocean

Use my Digital Ocean affiliate link to receive a $200, 60-day credit to try Digital Ocean products.



For entrepreneurs looking for the complete package, Shopify is an excellent all-in-one e-commerce option. You can start your online shop through my Shopify Affiliate link to receive a free trial and bonus funds (promos vary). View examples of Shopify sites created on Kelly Barkhurst Design.


Hosting and Plugin Suite

If you’re looking for fantastic customer service for anything on your WordPress site and free WordPress site migrations, then WPMU Dev Hosting is the WordPress hosting provider for you. Their customer service has impressed me repeatedly, and hosting pricing is reasonable. Their plugin suite has excellent features, and I use it on some sites, but I’m not over the moon about the plugin suite. Recently, when I didn’t change the DNS for a website, their customer service not only emailed me several times but also friended me on LinkedIn with a prompting message as another way to contact me to ensure my site didn’t go down! Impressive!


Sometimes, a project’s budget or scope is best suited to purchasing a WordPress theme. I’ve been happy with the quality of WPZOOM themes.

Exercise App

Every Mother

Every Mother is a clever web app that provides quick workouts, 10-15 minutes each, for every stage of motherhood and is clinically proven to resolve Diastasis Recti. I started the program while I was pregnant to help prevent and resolve my Diastasis Recti.

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