Black Friday is one of the most hyped events of the year online. It's the biggest day of the year for retail. In fact, some 30 % of all retail sales for the year take place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Some deals are nothing to shout out about. Others are excellent value deals that should not be missed.
Best Deals For Bloggers and Content Writers
As a blogger, you might be wondering which Black Friday deals you should get. Which apps & deals will help your business the most? Let's take a look.
Convert Visitors Into Paying Clients
This truly awesome deal runs until close of business on Cyber Monday (they opened the gates one more time for the finale. ConvertFox allows you to set up a chat feature on your website to answer visitor questions. But it's more than that. Visitors that supply their email address can be targeted with emails based on the page they landed on, the page they arrived from, and a lot more.
This is is one of the best software deals you will see. Great for marketers and blog owners.
Segment users and drip campaigns to them. This is a conversion powerhouse and if you sell anything on your blog you could benefit a lot from this deal. $49 for lifetime access!
Write Like a Champ!
Bloggers need all the help they can get to produce quality content on a consistent basis. It's not easy. And the grammar police will be on your back if your prose is not up to scratch. Make sure your writing is fluid, coherent, and interesting. Cheat by using a secret weapon. Pro Writing Aid is one such weapon. And this Cyber Monday they're offering 50% off. Yep, half-price deals for Lifetime subscriptions. Use code CYBERCOOP17.
Build Your Online Course
Thinking about running an online course? Thinkific is an online course platform packed with features. Unlike marketplaces such as Udemy, Thinkific lets you control every aspect of your online course
Landing Page and WordPress Page Builder
WordPress page builders have been around for a while but none as powerful and good looking as Elementor. If you sell products & services or you need a fast page builder that doesn't use shortcodes or slow your website, get Elementor. Bloggers can spend more time on writing and less time on design. It's all done for you.
So what can you do with Elementor? Here are a few ideas:
- Create landing pages for products and services quickly.
- Build beautiful contact pages.
- Design an entire WordPress site without writing code.
- Create showcase pages in minutes.
The team at Elementor are offering a big discount to deal hunters this Friday. Definitely worth a serious look.
Optin Forms for Lead Gen – Grow Your Email List!
OptinMonster is a lead generation tool. What's that? Well, if you want a bigger email list and you want to convert people from visitors to customers, this tool will put your plans into overdrive. There are many different ‘opt in' software tools out there but OptinMonster has been around for a long time and has matured into one of the most popular.
So what's the Deal? 25% off until 30th November.
Content Curation & Promotion
Do you share a lot of content on social? Always looking for ways to get noticed as an authority? Sharing content and curating content, when done properly can really boost your brand. ContentStudio is a content suite which aims to save you time and money with promoting content across all your social channels. The deal is $69 for Lifetime access.
If you're serious about marketing then you must check out Appsumo. The lifetime offers on this site can save you thousands of dollars over a period of years or even months. I own over 20 deals now and Black Friday 2017 is looking like a great day to spend more money.
This year's deals are Lifetime access to Grum (for Instagram scheduling), Invanto (for building courses & membership sites), KingSumo (for viral competitions), Brain.fm (music to blog along with), and DesignBold (for creating your blog & social images). Most deals are $39 or $49 for lifetime access. You probably need at least one of these.
Now, you're probably sick of people touting hosting deals. GoDaddy and Bluehost will no doubt be pushing their terrible services all over the internet. It's hard to get away from them and most of us have web hosting fatigue. But if your website is a little sluggish, the administration interface is a nightmare (see GoDaddy or BlueHost), or support is awful (ditto for the other two hosting companies) then you need a change. And now is a great time to do it.
Siteground hosts all of my websites and many of my clients' websites, over two accounts. The Siteground team is awesome. Just try them out. This year's deal is as follows:
Black Friday Deal 70% OFF Premium Quality Hosting from SiteGround!
Start: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 00:00 A.M. CET
End: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 09:00 A.M. CET
I think that says it all. Don't miss this one.
Find Keywords For Your Blog Posts
Keyword Tools seem to pop up all the time but there are a few that have passed the test of time. My favourites include KWFinder, and Long Tail Pro. Long Tail Pro is regularly rated the best keyword tool on the market.
Why do you need one? Well, if you're writing content without finding competitive keywords to use, then you're writing in the dark. If nobody is searching for the title or content of your blog post then visitors will not magically appear. In this case, if you build it they will come ONLY if you've done your research. Check out Long Tail Pro's Black Friday deal and save $$$.
Looking for a good WordPress theme? Divi from Elegant Themes is a very popular theme which offers a bunch of configuration options, page builders, and slick design. It's not for everyone and if you need great landing pages you will probably still need another package.
However, you can build some very impressive websites with Divi and if you like the design you won't need another theme ever again. I run Divi on a couple of websites and it's a solid performer. The Lifetime deal usually includes a lifetime subscription to the entire Elegant Themes range, which includes Divi.
Drag and Drop Form Builder
Looking for a powerful WordPress form builder plugin? WPForms is one of the easiest to use (and the form builder used on this site. The pro version offers payment gateway integrations, signatures, zapier zap connections, integrations with mailing list software, and unlimited forms. There's also a basic version for $39. But the Cyber Monday deal is 25% off any product.
All-In-One SEO Tools
If you care about your blog's performance you need an SEO tool like SERanking. This app offers backlink auditing, keyword research, keyword rank tracking and a lot more besides. A great addition to the suite of tools is the lead generation tool. Add a “website audit” box to your site and watch visitors give their email addresses in exchange for a free SEO audit.
This year's deal is 30% off any pricing plan.
A very important part of blogging is getting noticed and getting backlinks. When someone links to your article it's a sign of trust and authority. You need to build links to your site if you want to rank high in Google. But getting links is hard. Very hard.
Reaching out to other bloggers, influencers, and business owners is a great way of getting your content noticed and securing backlinks. The outreach process can be tedious. But Ninja Outreach has made this process much easier. This tool scours the internet for influencers, link opportunities, and highly-shared content to save you lots of time.
Don't miss the Black Friday deal this year.
Security & VPN
You might think that a VPN isn't something a blogger should run out and buy. But if you're like a lot of writers, bloggers, and online business owners, you work from cafes, libraries, airports and other locations. You might even work overseas. If you do any of the above, you should be protecting yourself with a VPN, especially if you work online overseas.
A VPN allows you to create a little tunnel across the internet, blocking hackers on wifi networks from accessing your sensitive data such as passwords, email accounts, and bank accounts.
IPVanish is my VPN of choice and every year the company runs a great Black Friday deal.