Calling all bloggers and travel addicts! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here and we’ve gathered some amazing Black Friday deals for bloggers.
If you’re looking to get serious about blogging, now is the time to invest in yourself! Keep reading to discover these deals.
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Table of contents
- Website & Tech Black Friday Deals
- Website Speed – ShortPixel
- Hosting and Domain – Host Gator
- Any App You Can Dream Of – AppSumo
- Lightroom Presets – Herbivore Presets
- KeySearch – Keyword Research for SEO
- Udemy – Improve Your Skills
- Make Traffic Happen Courses and Ebooks
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Lost Creator Academy by Lost LeBlanc
- Passive Income Superstars
- Amalinks Pro
- Yoast SEO Premium
- Station Seven Themes and Courses
- Travel Gear
- Travel Deals
- Keep Shopping!
Website & Tech Black Friday Deals
Before you go off and invest in camera gear for blogging or a fancy new computer, remember that as much as you want your website to look beautiful and your pictures to be stunning, your phone probably already takes great photos and your website usability and speed are two of the most important factors in running a successful travel blog.
So with that in mind, let’s dive into some of the best Black Friday deals for bloggers! Please keep in mind that some of these deals are happening already, and others are pulled from what the company has done in the past. We’ll keep this updated so you can know that you’re getting the best deals around!
Whether you already have a website or are thinking about getting one set up, if you have an image-heavy site (and what travel blogger doesn’t?) we highly encourage you to take advantage of ShortPixel’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. You get 300% more images than you purchase when you make a new account and purchase through this link. So if you buy 10,000 credits at $10, you’ll receive 25,000 credits. Credits are automatically applied!
We spent ages trying to fix our website speed issues and one day, on a whim, I decided to purchase 10,000 credits (10,000 images optimized) for $10. Our website load time dropped from nearly 10 seconds to less than 3, which means a lower bounce rate and more return visitors! Yay!
If you’ve been contemplating setting up a blog for a while now, Black Friday truly is a perfect time. Nothing says “I’m a serious blogger” like your own domain name (meaning no .wordpress.com or .blogger.com), and Host Gator is offering 70% off hosting and FREE domains with 75% off flash sales when you purchase through this link. You won’t find this deal by going straight to their homepage so be sure to save this and use it ASAP!
AppSumo is a magical place where you can find discounted software that will fulfill any need you might possibly have. You can find everything from social media management software, to note-taking applications, viral growth technology, and even Short Pixel!
AppSumo deals have a limited lifetime or number of people who can purchase, so if you like something, it really is worth trying it out.
Here are a few of our favorite Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals for bloggers that will help your blog look gorgeous and get the traffic it deserves!
- Viral Loops: “Customize referral campaigns in minutes that get people talking about your business.”
- Fresh Stock: “Create visual magic with premium, inclusive vectors and templates from the world’s most diverse stock asset library.”
- SendFox: “Automatically send customized emails to your subscribers, followers, and fans.”
- Wave Video: “A full-featured video editing suite with stock assets, templates, and agile hosting.”
- Elements Kit “A WP plugin for Elementor that offers tons of widgets, modules, templates, and more.”
- Yay Images: “An endless library of high-quality and royalty-free stock content.”
- Fresh Stock: “Create visual magic with premium, inclusive vectors and templates from the world’s most diverse stock asset library.”
AppSumo has hundreds of great deals and freebies. Click below to be taken to their Black Friday deals page and enter your email to get notified about them as they go live!
We can’t have a list of the best Black Friday deals for bloggers without talking about Lightroom presets! As a blogger, you know the importance of beautiful photos and a consistent look on your feed and your blog.
But how long are you spending hunched over your computer trying to get a gorgeous and consistent look?
If you’re new to Lightroom, start with the mobile collection! Lightroom mobile is a free app to download and use and is the most powerful photo editing app that you’ll find. When you purchase our Lightroom presets you’ll get an installation and use guide, so no worries about trying to figure out how to work them!
SEO, or search engine optimization, is something that you absolutely need to be doing. It’s how you get organic traffic to your blog by getting your posts to rank on Google’s first page.
Almost 90% of our traffic comes from Google! And once you have traffic you can start monetizing through affiliate links, advertisements, or your own products.
SEO isn’t an overnight deal, so invest in KeySearch today and start learning to be rocking and rolling by the new year!
Click this link and use the code BLACKFRIDAY for 40% off! Only new customers are eligible. If you’ve found this post before or after Black Friday, use the code KSDISC to get 20% off (recurring) your subscription.
Udemy offers more courses than you can possibly imagine! While they’re already very affordable and usually having a sale, Black Friday is one to watch! You can get almost any course for about $10*. There’s no better time to learn a new skill or try something new!
*TBC – Based off of 2019 sales
If you’ve struggled to get website traffic, Make Traffic Happen might just be your saving grace. The books and courses cut through the complicated technical jargon and get down to the basics. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or find yourself struggling to get anyone to visit your website, these are worth checking out.
For Black Friday, you can get 40% off of individual ebooks or you can get their a bundle deal. I know I’ll be investing! Offer is valid only on November 27th, wherever you are in the world, with the code blackfriday2020 . This is one of the best Black Friday deals for bloggers that you should have on your radar!
If you’ve ever wanted to take your photography and videography skills to the next level while making a living from creating, Lost LeBlanc’s course might be the best investment that you can make! You’ll get lifetime access to new material, email templates, guides and more as Christian LeBlanc takes you through his exact steps to a six-figure travel content creation business.
On Black Friday, Lost LeBlanc Creator Academy is $250 off and you have a chance to win a camera, a trip with Christian, and the first hundred people to purchase get $100 worth of Lightroom presets. This is likely to be the best deal that you’ll see this year, so it’s worth investing in now.
If your website runs on WordPress, MonsterInsights is “The Best WordPress Analytics Plugin” around. The sale runs from 12 AM EST Monday, November 23rd through November 30th 12 AM EST and you can get up to 70% off pro plans. Plus, a percentage of Black Friday sales go to non-profit No Kid Hungry. No coupon code required!
One of the best ways to make passive income through your blog is through affiliate links. Affiliate Marketing Superstars offers great courses to learn how to start earning passive income through your website.
Courses available include:
- Affiliate Marketing Superstars course
- 50 lead magnet Canva template pack
- SEO for Affiliate Success
- The Passive Income Guide to List Growth
- The Passive Income Guide to List Monetisation
For Black Friday, you can get a special deal with all of the courses above as. a bundle at 40% off.
The sale runs from Monday 23rd – Monday 30th.
Amazon is one of the most widely shopped sites in the world, but let’s be real, their affiliate backend is not the smoothest. Not to mention, it’s really time-consuming to create these links for all of the products that you’re promoting and Amazon’s HTML generator often breaks and looks clunky on sites.
With Amalinks pro, you don’t even need to leave WordPress. In fact, you can easily add things in half the time while building beautiful call to action buttons and inserting images without the need to save or upload anything.
For Black Friday, you can get 50% off a recurring subscription for this WordPress plugin!
If you’re looking to improve your website’s search engine optimization (SEO) with an easy to use plugin, Yoast is the way to go. Not only does it help you make sure that your posts are optimized for a specific keyword, but it also reminds you to update cornerstone content, tells you which posts don’t have any backlinks, and creates redirects as you update URLs to be optimized.
For Black Friday get the premium plugin for 30% off!
If you like how our website looks and feels, you NEED to get a Station Seven theme! They’re easily some of the best website themes out there and one of the rare ones that you don’t pay for yearly or monthly. For a one-time price, you’ll continue to get updates and they’re even nice enough to help even months after you’ve purchased and installed.
Their Crafted to Convert course is also on sale and is worth checking out if you’re ready to invest in your website!
For Black Friday you get 30% off everything, including their signature course!
Similar to Canva, Placeit is a great tool if you need quick and beautiful templates to spice up your social media presence and your website.
For Black Friday you can get 50% off an annual subscription which comes with customizable templates and unlimited downloads and you’re free to cancel anytime.
Okay so I know this is technically a Black Friday deals for bloggers post, but if you’re a traveler or a travel blogger, you won’t want to miss these amazing deals!
If you’ve read any of our Gear Guides you’ll know that we absolutely love our Wandrd Prvke bag. They come at a pretty penny though but Wandrd is offering a special Black Friday through Cyber Monday deal that travelers and photographs certainly won’t want to miss. You can purchase the Prvke bag at 20% off and free shipping and other items for up to 30% off! We’ve also had our eye on the Veer Packable Bag which is a little more affordable and even more so with the Black Friday travel gear sale!
Peak Design is another amazing photography gear brand. Their clip in strap system is one of my favorites and makes switching between wrist and body slings very easy. They also recently added a carbon fiber tripod that’s supposedly one of the lightest and most compact tripods around. It’s beautiful and VERY pricy!
Thankfully, with their Black Friday sale you can get up to 20% off everything on the site, including that beautiful tripod!
Sale runs November 16th through November 30th.
If you want to explore gear that is aimed a little less towards photographers, check out Nomatic. From carryons to rollers and even toiletry kits, you’re sure to find a good deal. Not to mention they’re even having a 50% off clearance sale!
If you’re a traveler who likes to read a Kindle really is a must-have accessory. Sure, you can get a tablet or just read on your phone, but the Kindle Paperwhite has such a similar look to a book and it won’t hurt your eyes. Not to mention, the battery lasts forever and you’ll save so much space in your bag! You can get this one (8g) for around $84* on Black Friday!
*TBC – Based off of previous sales
You’ve probably seen these around the internet but I speak from personal experience. They really are super comfy and so so cute. Plus, they’re made from old water bottles! I highly recommend the Chelsea in Wildcat to really add some pop to your outfit!
These shoes are fantastic for travel and especially amazing for slipping on and off through airport security. I paired them with these insoles for added comfort and heel support.
In the past, Rothy’s haven’t done a Black Friday deal, but they do an exclusive line.
Not everyone may share this opinion, but shoes are just as important as a nice camera bag, especially when it comes to traveling! If your feet are tired, sore, or wet, the day is often ruined.
That’s why I recommend taking advantage of Vessi’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal (Nov 6 – Nov 25) where you’ll get up to 35% off waterproof sneakers (bundle and save + gift certificate) which also happens to be on par with the white fashion sneaker trend. I can honestly say I wear my Vessis almost every day. They’re incredibly comfy and practical! Well worth the price tag.
And finally, travel Black Friday deals! Although you might not be using them just yet, it’s worth having a browse to get some ideas for your next adventure!
Skyscanner is a great way to keep track of any potential deals that are happening over the holiday weekend. It’s just two of us here at Voyaging Herbivore, so we’re going to send you over to Top Black Friday Flight Deals for 2020 to keep you up to date on the best prices.
From 12:01 am on November 27th Booking.com has deals up to 30% off select stays from November 27, 2020 until March 31, 2021*. Search for your dream destination below to see if there are any great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals out there!
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