Recommends

Welcome to my recommendation page. This is a collection of links for the products/services/programs for which I am an affiliate.

As an affiliate, I may earn a small commission on any qualifying purchases you make after following an affiliate link on my site. There is no additional charge to you, or change in your price. It’s simply a way for me to make a small income in exchange for promoting the products and services I use and/or love.

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WordPress Hosting

Bluehost

Bluehost is the perfect starter host when you are just getting started with self hosted WordPress. Their offerings are made with your budget in mind.

Flywheel

I have used Flywheel in the past, and will use Flywheel whenever possible for personal and client projects. As a WordPress developer, I love that their system is seamless from local development to pushing out a live site. And their customer service is top notch.

WordPress.com

I use the Open Source software WordPress on my GoDaddy & Flywheel hosting services at this moment. This is what many refer to as a “self hosted installation.”

While I recommend this whenever possible, you can get the same results from WordPress.com (An Automattic Company) depending on your budget. Their FREE level DOES NOT allow for much customization or plug-ins.

Services

Acuity Scheduling

This is the scheduling “software” I use for all of my client appointments: web development, tarot and “Pick My Brain” sessions. Their FREE service is great, and once you start accepting payments, their paid plans are invaluable.

Dubsado

An amazing customer relationship manager for creatives and services, such as photographers, designers and web developers (like myself). This is a power house of tools that includes schedulers, lead forms, auto responders, proposal and contracts… all in one place.

Their pricing starts at $0, which cannot be beat!

Canva

I use Canva for social media posts, graphics for my newsletter, and more. Love this service. And I have the entire CreativeCloud suite from Adobe. I use Canva just as much.

Planoly

Do I look consistently on Instagram? It’s because of Planoly.

I batch work all of my social media, put it into Planoly, schedule and forget it. It’s an invaluable time saver that let’s me focus on what matters most on social media… the human connection and interaction.

Mailchimp

I use Mailchimp for my newsletter campaigns and love their free service level.

Jetpack

From the same folks that bring us WordPress.com (Automattic) comes JetPack. This is a collection of plug-ins and functionality rolled into one product. Depending on your needs, it can be bloated, but their FREE version is a great starter plug-in for site statistics and pushing your content to social media automatically.

Google GSuite

I use GSuite for all of my business email accounts.

Domain Names

Namecheap

I use GoDaddy and Namecheap for all of my domain purchases. However, I am slowly moving all domains over to Namecheap, simply to keep domains, hosting and email services separate. Great prices, great interface.

Themes

GeneratePress

The guts of the website you see before you. I build most of my sites on GeneratePress because it’s clean, well coded and well supported.

Elegant Themes

The Divi Theme is a product from Elegant Themes that I love to hate and hate to love. It’s versatile, drag and drop, and very pretty. It’s also bloated. But it’s pretty.

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