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Don’t Miss these Black Friday Deals 2016
Update: I just added a Black Friday for a recurring 50% discount on Linux VPS hosting plans with Rose Hosting – if you have a large traffic site or blog, this is the deal you should jump on! Hurry because you get the deal if you’re one of the first 100 people to act – after that the discount drops in half. It will go to 25% (still really good).
I have rounded up Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on my favorite business apps, software, hosting and more. These deals are perfect for bloggers and small business owners. It’s the best time of the year to buy the things you need for your business in 2017. Note: I will keep adding deals so be sure to check back over the weekend.
WordPress Themes & Plugins Black Friday Deals
This is the theme I use – I switched from Genesis because it was complex. MyThemeShop does have a yearly fee but I don’t mind because when I email them they respond and fix the problem. Too often people make themes and then can’t afford to support them year after year. I would rather pay again and be sure they stay around and support all of their themes.
Get huge discount MyThemeShop now from my new favorite place to buy a WordPress theme. I have them on this site and 2 others. For their Black Friday special you save 60% off their popular WordPress themes. They have a yearly charge but I actually prefer them. That means they support their themes and update them regularly. In addition, their CEO actually answers my emails! And they’re more user-friendly than Genesis and other premium WordPress themes.
Any theme or plugin for just $19. No limitations on how many times you can use the coupon, so you can use it for all of your sites or blogs.
Even better, get a Membership for ONLY $99.47/year – access to all themes & plugins normally $349
Get Offer: https://mythemeshop.com
Extended Membership: https://mythemeshop.com/EX5/
Offer: Get Any Premium WordPress Theme or Plugin for Just $19 and get Extended Membership for just $99.47.
Coupon Code: 19USDForAll
Validity: 21 November 2016 to 3rd December 2016
Web Hosting Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are ALWAYS the best time to buy web hosting or WordPress themes because they all go on sale.
Best Domain & Hosting Black Friday Deals
I’m listing my two favorites and then Bluehost (only because they honestly have the best deals this year and if you need cheap hosting, it’s the way to go) – they’re running specials good for 36 months so you don’t have to worry about the price going up for 3 years!
Siteground is having a Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal that includes a free domain. This is my webhost. Website loading speed is a key factor in getting traffic and Siteground is optimized for WordPress. I met them at Affiliate Summit and they are part of the community (they give, not just take). Your hosting service does affect your page loading speed. So, use the best hosting provider you can afford.
Siteground is best for small to large sites. If you have over 100k per month and I’d look at WP-Engine (see below).
Sitegound hosting is reliable, secure, fast and affordable. If you have a webhost and want to switch, they will transfer your blog for you, free. They offer three plans: Startup, GrowBig and GoGeek. I’m on the GrowBig plan and need to upgrade.
Valid: Friday, November 25 at 3AM EST to Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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Deals: 70% Discount on All Annual Shared Hosting Plans
Coupon: Use code BFCM50 on any plan
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Deals: Recurring 50% off Linux VPS hosting plans – forever – for the first 100 people. Drops to 25% after.
WP Engine is hassle free hosting and offers fast and robust servers. They are a premium host with automatic security updates, daily backup, automatic caching, top-tier security and one click installation.
- Offer: 5 months free with any annual subscription with coupon. Offer valid for new customers purchasing any Personal, Professional, or Business plan. Not valid for existing customers, upgrades, or any other product purchase.
Valid: Thursday, November 24, 2016 to Monday, November 28.
Coupon: Normally you get 2 months free with an annual plan but for Cyber Monday get an extra 3 months free with coupon code cyberwknd
Bluehost gives you a free domain for the first year along with affordable pricing; hosting plans starts at only $3.95 per month!. Some of the useful features are:
- Unlimited domain hosting (so as many domains as you want)
- Free domain name for one year
- 24/7 phone support
WARNING: I usually only recommend Bluehost to bloggers who are on an extreme budget and just starting out. Or, for something like a landing page or site that doesn’t have a blog on it. The good news is they will walk you through how to set up a blog – on the phone – night or day (best time to call is 1am or later). I just don’t trust them for more complex issues or if you get bigger and have more traffic. The uptime when I had them was awful.
Still, I’m including them because they are the best price I’ve seen on an extended 3 year deal. I’ve never seen one this good, so I have to share. It’s an ideal solution for someone who has a blog, doesn’t want to delete it but isn’t actively growing it either. Just so it stays online at the cheapest price. Or a simple site that is a landing page or something simple.
Bluehost has several different offers this year. All include the free domain name for a year. Each goes live at a different time/day.
Black Friday deal: $2.65/month for the next 3 years!
There’s a flash sale on Cyber Monday along with a sale that will be longer than 1 year! The flash sale is AMAZING but I’m only going to recommend it if you need bargain web hosting. Although Bluehost is not my favorite I have to admit they are CHEAP this year. Incredible deals coming…
AdEspresso is the software I use to split test Facebook ads and easily see which ads are performing best for me. You can split test images, headlines, URLs, CTAs and more. SO MUCH easier than Power Editor or Facebook ads manager.
You CAN renew at half off if you, like me, are already a subscriber. Be sure to join the Facebook group to get help/advice from other Facebook ad nerds like me. I just renewed my account for another year (read my AdEspresso review).
Valid: Until November 29, 2016
Discount: 50% off
Use Code: Go to the site and use code THANKSGIVING16
Bloggers and Affiliate Marketing Black Friday Deals
I am committed to learning and growing my business always. I read and spend a lot on education and I attend conferences to meet potential business partners, find out about affiliate programs/offers, and to improve my blog and revenue streams.
Here are some killer offers I found for you that you won’t find anywhere else:
Everything Food Conference – while this blogging conference is just a year old they are crushing it! If you’re a food blogger you should put Salt Lake City, Utah on your calendar for next May. I went to hear Pat Flynn last year but sadly didn’t make it to the rest of the show. Here’s a great deal on tickets. The swag was incredible – a huge bag with kitchen and food gifts for everyone. Plus, you know the food will be good! I didn’t love the venue but notice they’ve changed it which I think is a smart move.
Their Black Friday Sale begins exactly at 6 am MST on November 25th and all promo codes are public (meaning no need to input a promotional code). The details are as follows:
- 1 ticket for only 1 lucky person at 75% off!
- 3 tickets for only 3 lucky people at 60% off!
- 5 tickets for only 5 lucky people at 50% off!
- 10 tickets for only 10 lucky people at 40% off!
- All remaining tickets will be 30% off for everyone who did not snatch one of the above discounts.
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers video course
Affiliate Marketing for Bloggers was created by Tasha Agruso, an attorney who is now exclusively a lifestyle blogger who has CRUSHED it with affiliate marketing. She made almost $74,000 last year (2015) and I’m sure is doing even better now. I’m in her Facebook group and have started her course. She had an ebook course but updated it and it now has videos so you can see exactly what she’s doing. You can use the Google Chrome plugin Video Speed Controller to watch them at hyper speed.
“over 40% of the bloggers who responded have increased their affiliate revenue by a whopping 80 to 100% since using my methods!”
Valid: Monday, November 28th at 5:00 am EST to Wednesday, November 30th at 11:59 pm EST
Offer: Save $40 by going here and using the code “CYBER40.”
I’m going to be honest, I haven’t taken this course yet. I just bought it on the offer though and will write a post but for now I’m in the Facebook group and noticed this incredible offer – ideal for beginners. I’d say that this is more broad for any type of blogger and probably more SEO-heavy. It’s more from a traditional affiliate model and isn’t as pretty as Tasha’s – however, solid information for bloggers who want to increase their affiliate income for the year.
Valid: November 22, 2016 to November 26, 2016
Beginner Blogging and Affiliate Marketing (Huge course) reduced for $77 to $47
How to write a blog post that converts from $47.00 to $29.00
Keyword/Seo Course and Buyer Keyword upgrade from $37.00 to $19.00!
The Bundle with everything from $149.00 to $99.00
Stumble Upon has the potential to bring consistent traffic to your blog and put your content in front of people who want to see it! As bloggers that’s what we hope for every time we publish a blog post.
The Bloggers Guide To Using StumbleUpon is divided into three parts:
• Understanding and Using StumbleUpon goes through setting up your account and how to utilize the various features, some of which you probably don’t even know exists.
• StumbleUpon For Bloggers is where I share my experience and ideas on how bloggers can use StumbleUpon to gain readers and traffic to their blog.
• The last part features questions Joanne received from surveying hundreds of bloggers – like you!
Regular price: $15
Sale price:$7.50 – 50% off!
From now until Cyber Monday.
Use the code thankyou (all one word, lower case)
Social Strategy Sessions – 50% Off
Click here to start shopping and get your discount.
Verizon Wireless has Black Friday deals – phones starting at $10/month on Black Friday at Verizon. New device payment req’d. Don’t wait in long lines (are people crazy?) – order online.
Small Business and Marketing Black Friday Deals
50% off Business Holiday Cards Plus $100 off orders over $250 at Deluxe Business Products! Use for business cards, business checks and more.
Valid: November 28, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Online Marketing Blueprint – My friend Michelle McCullough is all about ACTION not just goals and plans – but she’ll help you with the whole thing. It’s time to do your marketing planning for 2017 and she is here to help!
Marketing is like the laundry, the job is never done! Many entrepreneurs are overwhelmed with all the marketing options and overwhelm turns to a lack of action on a critical business task. The goal is to create a gushing consistent pipeline of business instead of trickle here and there. It’s time to put your marketing center stage through a simple system.
Includes the Social Media Business Blueprint (How to effectively marketing your business via social media in 2 hours a year, 2 hours a month and 15 minutes a day! You’ll also learn how she grew her business following on Twitter to over 320,000 followers!)
– How to Create a Simple yet effective online Content Strategy
– How to TRACK your campaigns so you can evaluate their effectiveness
– Create a Marketing PLAN That will help you GROW Your Sales this year & NEXT
Create your marketing vision AND get you the tools and resources to create the plan you need to take ACTION on your marketing strategies every day.
Use code blackfriday with this link and save 60% on the live event in Utah at Thanksgiving Point or livestream it from home. You can watch in real time from anywhere in the world.
Check out the video from a Previous Marketing Playbook event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbuf2wtWvKI
Offer: Get ticket for in person or online workshop
Live Event: Thu, Dec 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – Fri, Dec 2, 2016, 3:00 PM MST
Valid: Through Sunday, November 26, 2016
Coupon Code: blackfriday use this link
See also: my 2016 tech Christmas gift list
These deals and discount could be valuable to other bloggers and small business owners, if you think they will benefit others, please share this with your network. Thank you and happy holidays!