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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are dates that should be firmly marked on your calendar if you are a blogger.
In order to build your online business, you will need to make a few investments along the way and if you make these investments between the 29th of November and the 2nd of December, you are very likely to nab yourself an absolute bargain!
But actually finding these bargains can be a challenge at times so lucky for you, I’ve done the research on your behalf and found some of the absolute best Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals for bloggers.
With everything from WordPress themes to plugins, scheduling tools, courses and keyword research apps, you’ll find discounts on all the tools you need to turn your blog from hobby to bad-ass-business.
This article does contain affiliate links. I may earn a small commission if you buy through a link but at no extra cost to yourself.
An overview of Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals for bloggers in 2019
|Tool||Discount||Link to deal|
|Siteground||75% off||Get the deal|
|BlueHost||Up to 60% off||Get the deal|
|Keysearch||40% off with the |
|Get the deal|
|Tailwind||$70 off annual plan on Cyber Monday||Get the deal|
|KWFinder||25% lifetime discount||Get the deal|
|Namecheap||Up to 99% off||Get the deal|
|Elementor||30% off||Get the deal|
|Adobe Creative Cloud||40% off individual plans, 70% off student plans 25% off team plans||Get the deal|
|Elegant Themes (Divi)||25% off discount code to be announced – check back here||Get the deal|
|Envato themes||50% off fom 26th Nov – 3rd Dec||Get the deal|
|My favourite theme Flatsome||50% off||Get the deal|
|Happy Themes||50% off with code SAVE50||Get the deal|
|Optin Monster||35% off with code BF2019||Get the deal|
|WP Rocket||35% off||Get the deal|
|WP Forms||60% off with code BF2019||Get the deal|
|Short Pixel||Double photo credits||Get the deal|
|AppSumo Deposit Photos||90% off – 100 credits for just $49||Get the deal|
|Teachable||Between $49 and $200 off first year||Get the deal|
|Creative Market||20% off with code 000000FRIDAY||Get the deal|
|Redefining Mom Pinterest Courses||3 course for the price of 1 + 50% off everything else||Get the deal|
|The She Approach blogging courses||50% off all courses and E books with code BLACK50||Get the deal|
|Paid To Create Course||35% off from Black Friday to Cyber Monday||Get the deal|
|Chic Pursuit ‘Explosive Traffic with Tribes E book’||40% off||Get the deal|
|Chic Pursuits Lightroom Millenial Presets||40% off||Get the deal|
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers in more detail…
Black Friday WordPress themes on sale
If you want a website which loads quickly and looks professional, then you’ll need a professional theme. Themes usually start around upwards of $50. It’s money well spent as you just won’t achieve the same professional look without one.
When looking for a professional theme, consider
- Does it load quickly?
- Is it easy to customise?
- Is it optimised for SEO
- Is it optimised for mobile?
- Is it optimised for E-commerce (if you are planning on selling your own products)
WordPress themes commonly go on sale for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and this year is no exception. Here are a few of the best deals I found;
Both of my websites run of Themeforest professional themes. They have a huge variety of themes and some are up to X% off.
I personally use 15Zine on my travel blog, The Globetrotter GP, and on this site I use Flatsome. Whilst I love both themes, my absolute favourite is Flatsome. It’s so easy to edit with its drag and drop builder and so far seems to be working very quickly on my site. I’m pleased as punch with it!
Envato are offering many of their themes at 50% off. This includes my favourite theme Flatsome!
Elegant Themes – Divi
Divi is one of the most popular themes available. If you are looking to create a beautiful customised website with ease then Divi fits the bill. It is more expensive than Flatsome so you will definitely want to make use of the Black Friday discount. Personally I chose Flatsome over Divi because it loads much faster.
However, I know for many people Divi is their go-to theme and this year there will be 25% off.
A great collection of premium themes. What I love about Happy Themes is that you gain access to their whole library of themes. So if one isn’t working for you, you can switch to another!
Use the discount code, SAVE50, to save 50%. This deal is already live.
Website Hosting & Domain Names
Think of a host like a flat leaseholder. You own the flat, they own the building. They make sure the building stays functional. You need a host to make sure your little bit of cyber-space keeps running smoothly but you will still own your website.
I personally use Siteground and always recommend them. They are well known amongst bloggers for hosting fast websites and their customer service is absolutely incredible. They are also very affordable even without a Black Friday deal. They offer 75% off for Black Friday with price plans from as low as $2.95 per month.
Blue Host is another very popular host which many bloggers choose but I do not have personal experience with them. That said, they have a great Black Friday deal and are offering over 60% off the regular price for hosting. Plans start from as low as $2.65 a month, less than a cup of coffee!
NameCheap offers some absolutely ridiculous deals saving you up to 99% off domain names. The deals will change frequently so check in regularly on Black Friday to see what coupons you can grab!
Keyword Research Tools
Keyword research tools help you find key phrases which you can rank for on Google. Without them, you are basically stabbing in the dark and it’s very unlikely you’ll get much traffic from Google. When I invested in Keysearch, my traffic increased by over 500% in 12 months. If you don’t understand what keywords are or hoe keyword research tools can help you, you may want to read my SEO for beginners guide.
Keysearch is without a doubt, the most important investment I made in my business. Without it, I’d still be seeing low traffic and low sales every month! The website is super easy to use and helps you narrow down the best keyword phrase to target for your articles. You can also track your progress and analyze your competitor’s websites.
Keysearch are offering 40% off for their Black Friday deal beginning on Black Friday and ending on Cyber Monday. This is one deal you cannot afford to miss if you don’t already have it!
Another very popular keyword research tool. It has a very user-friendly interface and you can easily filter the searches.
They are currently offering a 25% lifetime discount.
Pinterest Scheduling Tool
Pinterest is a visual search engine which can bring a LOT of traffic to your website. However, it is a platform which requires a lot of your time, requiring you to pin many times each day.
This isn’t exactly realistic in our busy day-to-day lives running a single-handed business. This is where Tailwind steps up, automating your pinning schedule. Pin 30-50 pins a day (or more) by spending just an hour on the platform each month. Tailwind is an absolute MUST in my book.
Tailwind will be offering $70 off their annual plan for new customers. This deal will be available on Cyber Monday and you need to register for their email list first.
Lead Generator Tools
Optin Monster is a lead generator tool which works as a plugin helping you to make beautiful seamless opt-in pages and lead-ins to help build your email list quickly.
They are offering 35% off from 25th November until 6th December. Use this link and the code BF2019 at checkout to secure your discount.
Stock Photo websites
Whilst there are free stock photo websites, sometimes you may struggle to find the exact photo you need and find yourself needing a larger library of more varied photos. Also, free stock photos are used by other bloggers so your pins and images may start to look like everyone else’s. I personally use a mixture of paid and free stock websites.
Appsumo Deposit photos
I love the Appsumo deposit photo deals as they allow you to get bundles of photo credits which you can use at any point when you need them.
They host a few sales per year where the price drops from $500 for 100 images to $49 and Black Friday is one of few opportunities to get your hands on a 90% discount. The good news is that they are offering this deal again for Black Friday and I can’t wait to get my hands on more photo credits. The photos on this stock site are beautiful and the library is vast so you’re bound to have plenty of options to choose from
AppSumo also offers various other deals on tools and plugins for Bloggers so click below to check their full range of offers.
Fonts, graphics and tools for logos
If you are planning on creating a new logo, designing new pins or graphics for your site, then there’s no better library of creative tools than on Creative Market.
They are offering 20% off everything with the code 000000FRIDAY.
They also offer 6 freebies every day so go and check them out!
WordPress Plugins and Apps
Plugins are little tools which add functionality to your website. There is a huge variety of Plugins available many of which are free. But there are a few which are paid-for plugins that add great value and often these are on sale around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are a few worth considering…
Site speed is super important. If your site loads slowly, your readers will get bored and leave. Google registers the quick bounce and is less likely to show the same page to another potential reader on Google. So site speed has a massive impact on your blog traffic. Go check yours now at Pingdom.
WP Rocket is a plugin which can dramatically speed up your website. You will need to alter a few settings which it talks you through but then it just works quietly in the background keeping your website working quickly.
They are offering 35% off this year which you can access when you click the link below.
WP forms allow you to seamlessly integrate forms onto your website. You can create them with a drag and drop builder so no coding required. Use it to create email sign-up forms, contact forms or to conduct polls and surveys. They also have a 14-day money-back guarantee in case you don’t get on with it.
They are offering an impressive 60% off between 25th November and 2nd December. Make sure you use the code BF2019 at checkout.
Short Pixel Image Compressor
If you’re like me and too lazy to individually resize every photo you upload to your blog, then you at least need a compressor plugin to minimise the damage and prevent your website from being too slow and thus affecting your rankings on Google.
Google has hinted that site speed is an important factor in many of their recent updates so its more important than ever to keep your site running quickly.
Short Pixel are offering double credits but the deal only runs until November 28th so get it quick by clicking the ink below!
If you’ve already bought a theme but you require more options to customise it to create pages exactly how you want them to look, then consider Elementor. It works as a drag and drop page builder and works with your current theme.
Elementor are offering 30% off this year which you can access by clicking the link below.
Photo and Video editing software
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe offers a plethora of editing tools which I would be lost without. Lightroom is amazing for creating beautiful photos with a consistent tone, quickly. Not only is it easy t use but you can create your own presets (or buy someone else’s) to keep your photos all consistent at the click of a button.
Photoshop is brilliant for making tweaks to photos like removing people or objects or for design – I use it to make some of my Pins for Pinterest.
I don’t personally use Illustrator but I understand its great for graphic design.
Premiere Pro is a great tool for editing videos.
They are offering 40% off for individual creative cloud plans. 75% off for students and 25% off for team plans.
This offer has started already and runs until 29th November.
Teachable is a reputable course platform which provides everything you need to host your own course. They are offering $49 off the first year with the basic plan and $200 off the first year of their Professional plan.
Courses about Blogging
Pinterest Courses with Redefining Mom
I’ve taken a lot of courses over the past few years to get to where I am now. Some I’ve enjoyed, others not so much. But probably the best courses I’ve taken so far have been with Monica from Redefining Mom. Monica has several Pinterest courses and offers a unique approach to pinning.
I took her Pinterest affiliate course, Pin Practical Influence, and within 48hours of creating an affiliate pin on a brand new Pinterest account, I had already had a sale with a commission of 40%!
Whilst there are of course, fabulous discounts to be had for Black Friday, you can also access some of her mighty wisdom for free. Two of her courses Pin Practical Funneling and Pin Practical Ads are currently completely free!
Her other courses are also 50% off – this is an awesome deal that I’d encourage everyone to make the most of!
Blogging Courses with The She Approach
Ana from The She Approach offers a wide variety of E-books and courses to perfect your blogging strategy. I haven’t tried any of them myself but I do love her website.
Ana is offering 50% off everything in her shop with the code BLACK50.
Paid To Create Course with Where Life Is Great
Have you ever wondered how bloggers or Instagrammers manage to secure well-paid press trips? Fed up of working for free? Marta from Where Life Is Great, teaches you the tricks of the trade with this detailed course about how to make money through paid sponsorships. There are several freebies included too including her word-for-word pitch templates that have landed her 5-figure sponsorships!
Marta is offering 35% off for Black Friday weekend.
Chic Pursuits Explosive Traffic With Tribes E-Book and Presets
I loved this E-Book which teaches you how to leverage Tailwind tribes to grow your traffic. I loved the insights into how Maria analyzes and filters her tribes to make sure shes only pinning to the best.
Happy shopping my blogger friends!
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