If you’re looking to save money on blogging tools, this list of 2021 Black Friday deals for bloggers is for you!
From hosting to plugins, these deals from products and services I personally use will save you money all-year round starting Friday the 26th of November.
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Black Friday Blogging Deals for Hosting Companies + Domain Name
Since 2009, I used Bluehost and recently in 2020, I started using Siteground. Both companies are having awesome Black Friday sales, which makes it a great time to start a blog.
Whether you get Bluehost or Siteground, you’ll want to grab my free blogging course to help you get started with choosing a niche all the way to posting your first blog post. You’ll even learn how to make money blogging!
The WordPress platform on both Bluehost and Siteground are the same and both services are virtually the same with slight differences. Here’s why you would choose Bluehost over Siteground or vice verse.
Bluehost is cheaper than Siteground. Their Black Friday deal has intro plans starting at $2.65/month, which is a steal considering their normal pricing is $3.95/month.
When signing up for hosting, you have to sign up for a whole year or more. To get the best bang for your buck, I would sign up for 36-months making your plan for three years $95.40.
The reason I’d opt for three years is because 1) blogging is a business and you will be doing this long-term and 2) when your intro plan is up, the normal plan returns to $7.95/month so you should try to deal that normal price as long as possible.
To get this $2.65/month deal, use this link on Black Friday.
Siteground has better customer service than Bluehost (but tbh, after trying out both services, Siteground’s is only slighty better; they’re both good). But with better customer service comes a higher price except for on Black Friday.
Black Friday is the only time that Siteground’s prices compete with Bluehost’s. Their StartUp plan for Black Friday is $2.98/month.
That being said, this $2.98/month only applies to 12-months.
For 36-months, I can guess that the plan will be $6.98/month making a plan for three years about $250.
After your intro-rate period is over, the pricing goes up to $14.99/month. However at this point, to save money, you can switch to Bluehost. A lot of bloggers switch around when renewal is up to save money.
Since Bluehost’s Black Friday deal is still cheaper than Siteground’s, I usually recommend new bloggers to start out with Bluehost than switch to Siteground, which is what I did. Siteground makes it super easy to switch to their hosting with their plugin so starting with Bluehost than moving to Siteground is the better direction to go (vs Siteground to Bluehost).
- If you want to start with Bluehost, use this Bluehost link on Black Friday.
- If you want to start with Siteground, use this Siteground link on Black Friday.
Whichever hosting plan you go with, don’t forget to grab my free blogging course.
To be honest, I don’t recommend Squarespace. Having a WordPress blog is much better for SEO and is overall cheaper, but Squarespace is better if you want a really easy blog and don’t want to think about design.
To get this Squarespace Black Friday deal, click on this link and enter the code BLKFRI10. Deal is good from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.
You can read about Wix vs Squarespace vs WordPress here.
Even though you can get a free domain name from your hosting company, buying from NameCheap actually saves you money in the long run. ˆI go into detail about this on day two of my free blogging course.
On Black Friday, NameCheap’s domain names are only $4.98/year, which is $4 cheaper than usual. Get this NameCheap Black Friday deal here.
17th Avenue + Pipdig
Out of all the themes I’ve tried, 17th Avenue Design and Pipdig have been my favorite (as I mention in my feminine WordPress themes post).
To get this Black Friday deal for bloggers:
- Use this link for 17th Avenue Design CODE: JOYFUL for 30% off
- Use this link for Pipdig CODE: GIVE15 for 15% off
Blossom Themes + aThemes
Other theme designers who are having Black Friday sales are:
- Blossom Themes Code: [to be updated] for 25% off
- aThemes 30% off- just go to their site. No code.
Black Friday SEO Deals 2021
SEO Course for Bloggers
If you’re a blogger who’s been struggling to build page views to get sponsorships, affiliate income and ad revenue network, then it’s time to stop shooting in the dark with social media and learn how to search engine optimize (SEO) your site!
From now until Cyber Monday, you can get $50 off this course.
To get my SEO course at $50 off, use code BlackFriday2021.
SEO Keyword Research Tool
If there’s one subscription to grab out of all of these Black Friday deals for bloggers, it would be the Keysearch Black Friday deal at 40% off.
Keysearch is the best value tool out there that bloggers use to research keywords to help them rank in Google.
It’s a must if you’re applying SEO (search engine optimization) to get organic page views to your blog from Google.
In my course above, I teach you how to use Keysearch for:
- keyword research
- competitive analysis
- finding guest post opportunities
How to Get this Keysearch Black Friday deal:
- Use this link between Friday 11/26 to 11/29.
- Type in the code “BLACKFRIDAY” (without quotes).
Learn more about SEO and why you need to learn it here.
I spend about 5 minutes a day on average Pinning to Pinterest with Tailwind app. It’s the only authorized Pinterest pinning tool and is what helps me gets stats like this.
They have a Black Friday deal for 50% off their plans, but to get this deal, you need to sign up for a free trial BEFORE Nov. 27, 2020 (Black Friday).
Once you sign up for the free trial, Tailwind will email you with a 50% off offer, which will save you about $60 for the entire year!
Canva Pro doesn’t have a Black Friday sale going on but they have a new promo.
When you sign up for a Canva Pro account, you can now add four people on for free! It’s like getting five Canva Pro accounts in one.
Get a free 30 day trial for Canva Pro here, or read why Canva Pro is worth it!
Affiliate Marketing Course
Making Sense of Cents makes over $100/000/month from blogging. Her marketing course, Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing, will have 20% off sale.
To get this Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing Black Friday deal, use this link and add the code: BLACKFRIDAY21
Camera Gear + Accessories
128gb and 256gb SD cards on Amazon are heavily discounted. Use this link.
I have a Canon 6D and you can save hundreds on it on Amazon. Use this link.
Plugins + Tools
Adobe is offering all of their Creative Cloud apps package for up to 40% off.
They also have these deals too:
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Individuals – up to 40% off for first time subscribers
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Students – up to 70% off the current student price for first time student subscribers
- Creative Cloud All Apps for Teams – up to 40% off for first time team purchasers
If you’re in the market for a new computer or tablet, then keep check out Apple’s page on Amazon. Two years ago, I got a new tablet for less than $200!
WP Rocket for Caching
WP Rocket is the best caching plugin out there designed to make your site faster, which you want for both user experience and SEO. On Black Friday, their plugin will be 30% off.
Use this link to get 30% off WP Rocket it. You don’t need WP Rocket if you use Siteground.
Optin Monster for Forms and Pop-ups
It took me years to find the right pop-up plugin, especially one that’s mobile-friendly, which is a MUST for Google/SEO.
For the past year, I’ve been using Opt-in Monster, which is the best pop-up plugin I’ve used.
Every Black Friday, they usually have deals up to 60% off! Here’s the Black Friday link.
Teachable is a super easy platform to make courses, and what you can teach with it is endless.
It’s the platform I use to teach my SEO course and Google Analytics course.
To get this Teachable Black Friday deal, use this link.
I personally upgraded to the Pro plan myself today! This allows my course to have affiliates and I have $0 transaction fees.
If you’re not ready for a paid plan, they have a free option (although the fee is quite high so it’s worth signing up for a paid plan).
These not only tell your readers what you’re going to do with their information when they come to your blog (i.e. cookies), they protect you legally against (rare but) crazy people who may want to sue you.
These legal pages made by a lawyer are the most protective legal pages being sold. They also have lifetime updates (i.e. GDPR) every time new laws come out.
To get this ASelfGuru Black Friday deal for legal pages, click on this link. Then use the code BF2021.
Most likely you will only need the Starter bundle, which is what I personally use.
Bookmark this post so you can get the best Black Friday deals for bloggers.
If you want to know all of the blogging tools and resources I use regardless of Black Friday or not, check out this post on blogging tools.
Monday 23rd of November 2020
Have you heard when the Blossom Themes will be on sale? I want to get them but am worried they might not have a Black Friday sale and I'm just wasting my time!
Monday 23rd of November 2020
Hey Jori! I emailed Blossom Themes so I'll get back to you when they reply to me.