It’s one of my favorite times of year! Not only are the Christmas carols and wine flowing, but my favorite brands and businesses also come out with the best possible deals. Now is the time to scoop them up and prepare your blog or business to make 2019 the best ever.
Here are the BEST Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers for 2018.
Each and every year I share my top deals of the season to ensure you make the most out of the season. Unless you are a blogger, you don’t know the time, effort, and money that goes into creating a blog. It’s not just the hosting, design, or coding. We also have things like cameras, photography editing, graphics, fonts, and tools we need in order to create a great site. So when great deals come around that save you time, money, and effort, we jump at the chance.
Whether or not you need a new laptop, a plugin that will save the day, or a tool to help you make more money, I’ve got them all here. I present the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers for 2018. I’ll be updating this post regularly to keep you in the know for all the deals. *If you hit CTRL+D on your computer it will bookmark this page! P.S. you should probably bookmark this blog anyway!
Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers and Entrepreneurs
50% off EVERYTHING in my shop! 50% off presets (excluding the Winter Wonderland Pack because it’s already too cheap!), 50% off my membership course Blog Boss Babe and 50% off my best selling eBook: Instagram Unlocked! Use code: FIFTY right here.
Edit your photos – Lightroom
I have to kick things off with my limited edition Lightroom presets: Winter Wonderland! For just $15 you get 10 Lightroom presets – 5 for desktop and 5 for mobile. These brilliantly and easily create stunning photos in one simple click. It’s what I use to edit all my photos. And after all, it’s the perfect preset present – say that 5 times fast. You can read the full review here and have a look at everything you get!
Buy them right here:
Right now, Lightroom is offering 25% off- an unheard of deal! This is what I recommend for absolutely everything you need to edit photos. Save 25% off the Adobe Photography Plan. This includes Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, and 1TB storage. This is an awesome deal and I promise you, Lightroom and Photoshop are necessary blog tools.
Web Hosting – Siteground
If you’re serious about your blog you need to be on WordPress.org. And that means having hosting. There is only one hosting company I have used and promote. I have been approached by so many other companies to promote their services. They have even offered to pay me double what Siteground does for my affiliate link. But I believe in Siteground and have personally used them. I would never steer you wrong! Save 75% on hosting plans when you sign up now.
If you’re thinking about moving from your current blog to WordPress.org then they have a migrator tool that will help you seamlessly move your blog. The best part of Siteground (not only the exceptional speed) is the customer service. They can help you with almost anything for web hosting on your blog.
WordPress Everything – WPHelp
If you are on Worpdress and are serious (at all) about your blog or business you need WPHelp. They actually now host my site since my pageviews are above 200,000 I needed a dedicated server. But they also: moved my site from blogger to WordPress, do all of my backups, fix any problems (even in the middle of the night!), and basically save my life at least once a month. If I had to choose only one tool on this entire list, this would be it. Hands down. Use code “BlackFriday” for discount! They do anything and everything WordPress related and it’s who I trust above anyone else to manage my site.
Sposnored Posts – Making Sense of Sponsored Posts
There are just not enough courses out there on making money with sponsored posts. How much can you charge? How do you land these partnerships? And how can you truly make them worth your while? Making Sense of Sponsored Posts is a step-by-step guide to creating and making money from your own successful sponsored posts strategy. This course explains all the ins and outs of sponsored posts and working with brands. This course makes sponsored posts profitable. You can see your blogging income grow from the beginning, and the information in this course will help you well into the future. Use code “MAKEMONEYBLOGGING40” for $40 off!!
Make Money Blogging – Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing
There is one course I’ve shared over the past few years that I continue to brag about: Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing. Michelle is a blogger that I not only look up to, I trust her. She is the genius blogger and affiliate marketing extraordinaire behind Making Sense of Cents. She has made millions from her blog and she walks you step-by-step on how to do the same. This is truly one of the best courses out there! Get $28 off with code “BLACKFRIDAY2018CC” right here!
Social sharing tools – Sumo
Sumo is a suite of tools that allow you to grow your following, traffic, and track what works. I have been using Sumo for years and you can see I’m currently using the bar on the top of my blog right now! They are offering deals like 95% off (!?!) their plans. They have lots of other tools too that I’m looking at buying!
Pinterest – Tailwind
I’ve blogged dozens of times about Tailwind. That’s because it is the best tool out there to schedule and repromote pins. I’ve been using it for years! Recently they came out with a new tool called “SmartLoop”. Basically, you can add pins here that will be repinned to your boards whenever you like. For example, I have my blogging pins set to repin every 6 months. This helps shed new light on blog posts. It’s a game changer. I’ve also talked about how my pins go viral using Tailwind tribes. Basically, it’s as if I’m paying someone lots of money but I pay one low monthly fee. Check out this awesome deal for this bundle for a limited time right here.
If you’re looking to learn how to make a serious impact with Pintereset then check out this book from The She Approach, “Making Pinterest Possible.” She breaks down exactly how to use Pinterest to grow your blog traffic and how she herself increased her traffic by 150%. You can use code “BLACK40”. In fact, her entire shop with many helpful resources is on sale for 40% off!
Project management – Trello
This is the tool I use to write to-do lists, keep up on projects with my Virtual Assistant, and schedule updates. The basic plan is free (so you can try it out!) but there is a great Black Friday deal for their full plan.
Writing/Editing – Grammarly
There is no tool out there better than Grammarly to ensure your writing is in tip-top shape. Unless you are my husband, because he proofreads this blog. But when you need a robust system to edit blog posts, especially when you’re in a hurry, Grammarly is key. I always pass my posts through Grammarly before hitting publish. It’s the best proofreading tool out there. And for Black Friday it’s 55% off! There is also a free version if you want to try it out.
Blog Design – Restored 316
I have used two of these designs for the past three years on my blog and they are from Restored 316. They are simple yet powerful and beautiful. Right now they are offering a great Cyber Monday deal! All themes will be 25% off with the coupon code r316cm18 and their Installation Services will be 10% off with the coupon code r316cm18install. I personally love the Glam theme!
I also like the themes from Code and Coconut. They are very well priced, simple and beautiful themes. Use code “BLACKFRIDAY” for 30% off your entire order!
Logo Design – 99 Designs
My blog logo wasn’t from a fancy, expensive designer. Nope, I went to 99 designs, filled out a form of what I wanted and then dozens of designers submitted their designs for what I wanted. Then I narrowed it down to just a few to perfect and finally purchase my design. It’s absolutely, exactly what I wanted. They also have other services such as website design or sales page design! Now through Cyber Monday, they are offering $50 Off your Logo Design Contest + Free Power Pack upgrade ($99 value). Whether or not you need a logo or design I recommend checking out 99 designs because it’s just truly one of the coolest programs out there.
Website designer – Elementor
If you look at my Shop page you’ll notice it looks a bit different than my blog. I wanted to create a bit of a different look and Elementor allows me to do this! It’s a simple tool that basically lets you drag and drop to create exactly how you want your website or specific webpages to look. Basically, it’s genius and it’s 25% off right now!
Graphic Design – Design Pickle
Design Pickle is a game changer. If you want to have a graphic designer that does unlimited designs for one low monthly fee.. you’re in luck! Design Pickle is something I’ve used over the years and I really recommend it. They are offering an insane deal if you sign up for a longer amount of time.
Affiliate Program – AffiliateWP
I have tried at least half a dozen affiliate programs to sell and promote my own products (Leaddyno, SamCart, Shopify, etc) and I’m always frustrated because they either look very clunky or it’s hard to provide my affiliates with detailed information they need to share about the promotion. But what I love about AffiliateWP is that it lives on my site and makes it much easier for everyone. I also love that there are lots of add-ons that come for free with your purchase that make creating an affiliate program seamless.
Business needs – Vistaprint
I believe business cards are still alive and well and a great way to leave a lasting impression on someone you meet. I get mine from Vistaprint because they are quick, reliable, and easy to use. Right now everything on the site is 60% off with code “HOLIDAY”. P.S. this is sitewide! So, all holiday cards, coffee mugs, wall calendars, and more are on sale!
Newsletter – Convertkit
This is possibly the greatest tool for your blog. If you want to make any long-lasting sales, you need an email list. It’s the best way to get in touch with readers. I’ve used Convertkit for 4 years now and I’m extremely loyal. It’s simple and effective and just the best tool out there. Set up automations or sequences of emails, and so much more. They are offering an amazing package this year for Cyber Monday (note this doesn’t start until November 26th!) called the Creator kit. Which includes:
- A year subscription to ConvertKit for up to 1,000 subscribers
- Lifetime access to Creator Pass, a suite of business education and resources
- A 90-day trial of Teachable, an online course platform
- Six (yes I said six!) email sequence templates that you can copy straight into your ConvertKit account and use immediately
- And 2 books to inspire and inform you of the ins and outs of being an online creator
Get all of this for $289! If you’re not interested in such a robust deal, you can also get 14 days free of Convertkit here.
P.S. Here’s how to create an email list.
Convenient Links – PrettyLinks
If you want to promote a product or share an affiliate link usually it looks like this: “www.linkname.com/9830854jueiokjrtwe90fi90rjn35n35”. But if you want to make the link look pretty, say: “www.linkname.com/helene” then PrettyLinks makes it easy. I’ve been using this tool for years to create short, easy to remember links. Right now PrettyLinks is offering a 60% discount which is the largest they’ve ever offered!
SEO/Keyword Research – SEMrush
I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to SEO. I love seeing how I can boost my traffic and see how I rank online. The most robust tool out there is SEMrush. This is the tool that all the pros (and non-pros!) use. Keyword ranking is one of the best ways to grow your blog traffic.
Marketing tool/Webinars – Leadpages
Leadpages is the BEST tool for creating webinar registrations, email captures, and hosting live webinars. It’s not a cheap tool so getting a special offer you MUST jump at this deal y’all. And this deal is NUTS. For $1 (not a typo!) you can get 2 months of Leadpages. That’s a savings of $157. HURRY! I’ve never seen this deal before.
Places I shop
I do like to get my clothes at a discount too! Here’s where I shop!
Forever 21: 30% off EVERYTHING. Let’s get real, this is where 86% of my clothes come from. Use code BLKFRI30
H&M: 30% off everything
Nordstrom: Deals throughout the store
ASOS: 20% off everything, use code HELLO20
Ulta Beauty: Up to 40% off
Hope these deals help you to succeed with your blog or business! Be sure to check back as I update this list with even more deals!
REMEMBER: Book mark this page! I will be updating this multiple times a day with all the best deals!