The Holidays are upon us and it’s time to take advantage of the amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers! I know that you may use these days to purchase gifts for your family and friends, but don’t forget to make an investment in your blog or business as well. These deals only come around once per year and they are seriously the lowest prices you will see all year! Note: This post may contain affiliate links; however I only promote products I love, from companies I trust.
Ready to do a little holiday shopping for your blog or business? Check out these hot deals – make sure to look at the dates listed for each promotion since they are all different:
Dates: November 20-30
Promotion: 25% off (see coupon code below)
OptinMonster is offering an exclusive 25% off discount from November 20th to November 30th. Convert your website visitors into email subscribers with this business boosting service! The discount is available for new customers only and the coupon code is BF2017. Don’t miss out on their biggest sale of the year!
Dates: November 20-28
Promotion: 25% off
StudioPress: You don’t even have to wait for Black Friday to take advantage of HUGE savings on premium WordPress themes with StudioPress. The sale starts on Tuesday, November 20th and lasts through Tuesday, November 28th at 8:00pm Eastern time. All new customers will receive 25% off their theme purchase and the discount is valid for multiple theme purchases, so stock up if you need to. Note that you don’t need to do anything special to get the discount. Just visit StudioPress, find your perfect theme, and checkout. I wish all online shopping was so easy!
Dates: November 24-27
Promotion: Web Hosting starting at just $2.65/month
As you know, I am a huge fan of Bluehost. I have been blogging since 2009 and I have purchased my domain names and web hosting through Bluehost for all five of my blogs. My sites run smoothly, and their customer service is so helpful if I ever have a question. Plus, they offer the easiest WordPress installation out there! Take advantage of their lowest prices of the year to get your web hosting. If you’re looking for a step-by-step guide to starting your blog with Bluehost, check out this handy post that walks you through the process.
Dates: November 24-28
Promotion: 70% off
SiteGround is having a MASSIVE Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale; offering 70% off their annual web hosting plans. Yes, 70% off! Plus if you already have existing hosting, they are offering free migration services to get everything transferred over hassle-free. If you’ve been thinking about starting your own website or blog, now is the time to do it! Hurry, SiteGround’s 70% off deal ends on November 28th at 9:00am CST.
Facebook Strategies Worth Sharing
Dates: November 24-27
Promotion: 40% off
Facebook Strategies Worth Sharing: The author of this eBook shares how she grew her Facebook page from 2,000 like to over 100,000 lives in just five months! Most bloggers are completely frustrated with Facebook, and this shows you how to overcome the struggles and build a large following. Note that you don’t need to do anything special to get the discount; the sale will already be shown on the page.
Dates: November 24-27
Promotion: 30 day free trail
ConvertKit is an email marketing service that is easy to use and offers simple email automations to help your business thrive. Typically, they do not offer a free trial but this year you are in luck! They are offering a 30-day free trail if you sign up from Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 24-27). And hey, you don’t even have to spend anything! Their promo page will go live on Monday, November 24th (until then, you will be directed to a 404 error page). Don’t miss this opportunity to grow your online business. Join ConvertKit for a free month by clicking here.
Restored 316 Designs
Dates: November 27
Promotion: 25% off all themes and 10% off installation services (see coupon codes below)
Want to know my secret tip that helps my business succeed? Having a beautiful and organized website design! Restored 316 Designs has some of the best WordPress Themes around and all themes are 25% off for Cyber Monday! Plus, their Installation Services will be 10% off! The sale runs from 8am CST on November 27th thru 8am CST on November 28th. Use coupon code r316cm17 for 25% of your theme purchase and coupon code r316cm17install for 10% off your installation service.
My Favorite Blogging Tools and Resources
Since I started blogging back in 2009 I have used hundreds of different products and tools, and have learned many tricks along the way. Below are some of my all-time favorite blogging resources; be sure to check these out as well:
Studio Press: Studio Press is one of the leading providers of blog themes, and their Genesis Framework is second to none.
Angie Makes: If you’re looking for a feminine blog theme, look no further! Angie Makes offers pretty designs that will make you swoon.
Elegant Themes: My previous two blogs, I used themes from Elegant Themes. They are super easy to customize and they have a great selection to choose from.
Stock Photos & Photography
Haute Stock (formerly Haute Chocolate): Finally! Beautifully styled stock photos! When I found this photo collection, it was love at first sight. Most of the photos used on my blog are from Haute Stock, and I can’t recommend their photos enough. Seriously, check them out.
Shareasale: While there are many affiliate marketing sites out there, Shareasale is my preferred choice. They have a huge selection of merchants that you can work with, an easy to use dashboard, and great customer service.
Tailwind: Most bloggers will agree that Pinterest drives a huge amount of traffic to their blogs. Tailwind makes it easy to schedule your pins in advance, pin to multiple boards, and track your analytics. This is a wonderful time saving tool!
Viraltag: Viraltag makes scheduling your posts to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tublr, and Linkedin a breeze! I can easily schedule an entire week’s worth of posts in less than an hour! It’s a huge timesaver and worth every single penny. Bonus: you can try it free for 14 days (no credit card required) and get a $15 credit simply by using this link! (Read my related blog post: Schedule Your Social Media Posts With Viraltag)
eCourses / eCommerce / Online Stores
Thinkific: Do you want to create, market and sell your own online eCourses? Say goodbye to technology headaches and hello to making money online with your very own eCourse. Thinkific makes it easy to create compelling content; no design or technical skills required!
Blogging Courses and eBooks
Alex Tooby’s Instagram Courses: If you’re ready to take your Instagram account to the next level, then you should definitely check out Infamous To Influential and Hashtag Hero. These two courses are the best of the best when it comes to Instagram marketing!
Building A Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook: This is a helpful ebook and video tutorials for new bloggers, with all of the essential topics covered in one place. If you’re serious about starting a blog, this will walk you through all of the detailed steps to get started.
Simple eBook Creation: Do you want to create an ebook, but don’t know where to start? This great “how-to” guide will walk you through the seven steps of creating your ebook.
Traffic Transformation – 17 Strategies To Increase Your Page Views: This author and blogger shares her secrets to going from 17,000 to 350,000 monthly pages views in just nine months. If you’re looking to increase your page views (what blogger isn’t?), then this book is highly recommended.
Grammarly: Many people love to blog, but they’re not professional writers. Make sure your blog posts are easy to read and mistake free with Grammarly.
Freshbooks: Accounting is definitely not my favorite part of running a business, but Freshbooks makes the accounting process simple, streamlined, and easy to understand. With Freshbooks, you can spend less time on Accounting, and more time doing what you love.