Last Updated on November 24, 2021 by Jeremy
The weekend of Black Friday through Cyber Monday is one of our favorite times of the year to be a blogger.
First, many bloggers (especially those with US-based audiences) are expected to see a surge in digital advertising spending over the course of the weekend (Jeremy's record was just over $60 in 2019 which he is already beating in 2021). Second, and more importantly for this article, there are a ton of deals available for bloggers who wish to upgrade their sites!
We've scoured the internet to find some of the best deals bloggers may be interested in and have put together this great guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers in 2021.
Please note: We will be frequently updating this guide over the course of the holiday weekend to capture new deals as they go live. As such, check back regularly as new deals may be added. We did our best to find all applicable terms and conditions when finding these deals, but note that a few were lacking in definitive end dates and all discount terms should be reviewed prior to purchase. Likewise, keep in mind that in many cases Black Friday deals are often for new subscribers in the first sale only. Those that require annual renewals may revert back to the original rate and that is worth confirming prior to your subscription end date.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers in 2021
The following are some of the best deals we've found for bloggers over Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021. The sections are organized to include hosting offers, WordPress themes and plugins, courses and e-books, conferences, and miscellaneous 3rd party products.
While there may be more blogging deals out there for products and services, we have also opted to keep this list primarily based on services we know, use, and recognize as quality (or, in some cases, value). For some services we do not have as great of an experience with, we will note that in the description.
Deals marked TWIB Exclusive include a customized discount just for our readers!
Domains & Hosting
Bluehost – In need of a budget server? Bluehost is offering discounts of up to 75% off for new users with rates as low as $2.65/month (note discounts may be variable for 12 and 36-month terms). Runs through November 28th at midnight MST.
Siteground – Another budget server is offering up to 73% off packages, as low as $3.99/month, on Black Friday only. We are unsure when this deal will end.
Namecheap – Domain registrar namecheap is advertising discounts of up to 97% off for new domains; however, traditional .com domains may only be about $0.50 off.
WordPress Themes & Plugins
Mediavine's Trellis – TWIB Exclusive – Mediavine is offering TWIB readers a great deal for their Trellis theme. Use coupon code TRELLIS20 for 20% off of a Trellis annual or monthly subscription or any multi-license subscription, in perpetuity. Active November 23, 2021 – November 27, 2021. Limit one use per customer. Expires 11/27/2021 at 11:59pm ET.
GeneratePress – GeneratePress is having a Black Friday sale for $15 off annual plans and $30 off lifetime licenses. At this time we are unsure of the expiration date on this one, so act fast if you're keen.
WP Rocket – The WordPress caching plugin WP Rocket is offering 30% off licenses from November 23rd to December 1st for new sign-ups. This one does wonders for our sites!
Pretty Links Pro– The link masking/forwarding plugin Pretty Links Pro is offering $50-$70 off their annual packages through the weekend. We use this one to curate our affiliate links in one global dashboard while masking ugly links.
Rank Math – Our preferred WordPress SEO plugin is offering a mega sale for up to 55% off with a wealth of extra discounts for 3rd party programs that could really help supercharge your blog.
Ad Inserter Pro – The widget logic plugin we use to insert custom content based on categories/tags (and lazy loading) is offering an extra year free on every license purchased by November 28th. Note this one has a learning curve!
WP Forms – The embeddable forms plugin, aptly named WP Forms, is having a sale through Black Friday for up to 65% off. This is normally fairly expensive on its own but the discount may be a bit more alluring for those who want more functionality.
A few other deals of note include up to 65% off MonsterInsights with bonus gifts, up to 60% off Jetpack plans, 50% off Ninja Forms, Elementor is up to 50% off, Elegant Themes will be having a TBD sale on Friday, and 50% off WP 301 Redirects. We do not have much experience with these premium products, but wanted to mention them all the same!
Courses / E-Books
Passive Income Superstars – The affiliate course from Passive Income Superstars was recommended from a TWIB reader and is being offered for 20%-40% off through November 30th (pending package). If you purchase before Wednesday the 25th, you get some bonus goodies too!
Teachable – Considering creating a course? Teachable is offering some pretty great discounts for creators through December 1st.
Keysearch – Our preferred keyword research tool Keysearch is offering a great Black Friday deal from November 22nd through Cyber Monday for 40% off subscriptions. This offer is valid only for new subscribers and those upgrading existing plans (not renewals in the same tier). Use the discount code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout over the weekend to get this great offer!
OptinMonster – Popup form producer OptinMonster is having a monster Black Friday sale with discounts starting at 35% off through the end of Friday. Get even more savings by moving your newsletter to Mailerlite at the same time!
Fiverr – Need some work done for your site? Fiverr is offering 10% off your first purchase for new customers.
Tailwind – The Pinterest/Instagram scheduling tool, Tailwind, is offering a great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for new members- 50% off their annual Plus Plan. This deal will be sent out only to new users who are registered for the free trial during this time, so register now if you want the deal!
LastPass – The password saving tool, LastPass, is offering 25% off premium plans through Monday.
AppSumo – They're having deals on many blogging products with some really serious discounts – our favorite being for Deposit Photos (below)! The end dates are variable for the many products.
Deposit Photos – One of our favorite sales every year is for stock photos on Deposit Photos. This year they're offering 100 stock photos for just $39 via AppSumo which is a stellar deal. Jeremy bought two again in 2021.
Teachable – If you are thinking of creating a course, Teachable is offering plans at up to 58%.
Adobe – Adobe is offering 40% off their Creative Cloud All Apps bundle through November 26th. Admittedly, this one is still quite expensive to us but you may find it a deal if you use a number of their products!
TBEX – Any travel bloggers in the audience? TBEX is offering $100 off 2022 conferences with the code BF100. Ends November 30th.
We plan on updating this guide as we find more Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers that you may be interested in.
Have you heard about a deal we have not featured yet? Comment below to share!