Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on November 21, 2023.
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. 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 2023.
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 2023
The following are some of the best deals we've found for bloggers over Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. 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.
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 $2.95/month (note discounts may be variable for 12 and 36-month terms). We expect this discount to run through Black Friday.
Siteground – Another budget server is offering up to 85% off packages, as low as $1.99/month. We are unsure when this deal will end.
Namecheap – Domain registrar namecheap is advertising discounts of up to 99% off for new domains; however, traditional .com domains may not be discounted as much. This promotion will be running only on Black Friday.
WordPress Themes & Plugins
GeneratePress – GeneratePress is having a Black Friday sale for up to 25% off 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 through November 25th for new sign-ups. This one does wonders for our sites!
Pretty Links Pro– The link masking/forwarding plugin Pretty Links Pro is offering up to 75% off their annual packages through Black Friday. We use this one to curate our affiliate links in one global dashboard while masking ugly links. (Note: Some services, like Amazon, do not allow link cloaking.)
WP Forms – The embeddable forms plugin, aptly named WP Forms, is having a sale starting November 20th through Black Friday. We don't know the terms of this one yet, but historically it is up to 50%-70% off all licenses. This is normally fairly expensive on its own but the discount may be a bit more alluring for those who want more functionality.
MonsterInsights – The popular analytics plugin, MonsterInsights, has deals for up to 70% off subscriptions through Friday. If you are looking for a GA4 alternative, you may want to read into this one more.
Courses / E-Books
Udemy – More courses are on sale on Udemy this weekend with varying terms and end dates. Give a look to see what interests you!
Teachable – Considering creating a course? Teachable is offering some pretty great discounts up to 40% for creators this year.
Misc Blogging Products
Group Leads – Group Leads is a Chrome plugin that lets you acquire member information from Facebook Groups. Jeremy uses this one to automatically upload email sign ups from membership questions to his newsletter. While this one can be glitchy at times and requires frequent updates, it is a fun one for those with groups. Code: BFGROUPLEADSLIFETIME and BFGROUPLEADS50 will get up to 50% off lifetime and yearly plans, respectively. We are unsure of the discount duration here.
Keysearch – Our favorite keyword research tool service is bringing back its popular 40% off sale for Black Friday by using the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY. We are unsure when this one will end.
Mailerlite – Our favorite newsletter service, Mailerlite, 90% off your first month, 33% off annual plans, and other incentives for existing customers to upgrade to the “new” Mailerlite experience.
Tailwind – Pinterest scheduling tool, Tailwind, appears to have an offer for up to 50% off annual plans for the Black Friday weekend.
Freshbooks – Freshbooks is a popular accounting software to help keep your finances in order and is offering up to 80% off for a four month subscription to check out what the service is like!
LastPass – The password saving tool, LastPass, is offering up to 30% off premium plans.
ConvertKit – Want a newsletter service with a ton of bells and whistles for data management? ConvertKit is having a sale through Cyber Monday for about 30% off annual plans up to 1,000 subscribers.
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 more again in 2023.
Pin Generator – One AppSumo deal that caught our eye was a license to Pin Generator for $99- a 50% discount for a year. We don't have any experience with this one, but Jeremy picked it up to play around with all the same.
Adobe – Adobe is offering over 40% off their Creative Cloud All Apps bundle through November 24th. Admittedly, this one is still quite expensive to us but you may find it a deal if you use a number of their products!
Finally, if you're in need of upgrading your tech, Amazon will be having some massive sales throughout the week, too.
We plan on updating this guide as we find more Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bloggers that you may be interested in so check back throughout the week to see what else we find!
Have you heard about a deal we have not featured yet? Comment below to share!
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