Ok, it’s that time of the year where prices are slashes and marketers open their wallets to stock up on some steep discounts.
I personally hold off on buying themes, plugins, and services (such as hosting) until Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
During this weekend, you can often get 30 to 50 percent off the normal price. In some cases, like hosting, you can even get 60 to 80 percent off the normal costs — and save even bigger if you buy for 2 years.
So here’s a list of some of the key tools going on sale this weekend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016.
Note, I do include my affiliate link in some of these (though for the majority of them, I can’t even be bothered to).
Now is the time to save REALLY REALLY BIG on hosting. You absolutely want to have multiple hosting options going on, especially if you want to create your own private blog network or you have multiple money sites linking to each other. You don’t want to have your sites on regular SEO hosting or all on your regular hosting account. This makes it easy for google to detect a huge footprint and you may end up having your sites de-indexed. Or at the very least, your links may not count if they all come from the same C class IP block.
I personally recommend you have 2 or 3 different legit hosting accounts.
And now, if you want to do it for cheap, BLACK FRIDAY is the time to do it.
Note: Their best deal will be on Cyber Monday NOT Black Friday, where the price goes down even further, and you can get hosting for $2.95 / month. This is the cheapest I’ve ever seen their discount.
You can maximize this even further by locking in this deal for 36 months (3 years).
That’s basically $106.20 for 3 years of hosting on one of the most reliable hosting companies in the world.
I pay $200 USD a month for a dedicated server, to put this into perspective.
Yes, I’ll be buying 3 years of bluehost to host a number of money sites on and to increase my C and A class IP diversity. I recommend you do as well. You can use shittier but legit hosting companies for some of your support blogs, but I do recommend you put your money sites on the better hosting services like HostGator, BlueHost, and so on — especially if you are making some money from them.
I bought this myself and saved almost $300 USD on the hosting. See the image.
Along with BlueHost, I’d say HostGator is the top general hosting company in the world. I’ve had these guys for years, right up until the point they kick off some of my sites because they were generating too much traffic and hogging all the resources on the shared hosting. But outside of that, I’ve had great experiences with these guys.
Another long established company. There debate is on between DreamHost, Hostgator, and BlueHost as to what is the best (bargain) hosting company. I’ve used all three. I started off with Dreamhost initially for a couple years.
Dreamhost is currently offering 50 PERCENT as of Black Friday.
Another reliable hosting service. One of the better hosts I’ve found, after Bluehost, Hostgator, and Dreamhost.
Get 30% OFF WPEngine
Another hosting service that specializes only in wordpress blogs. If you want optimized hosting for your blog for max load time speeds and hands free maintaince, I recommend this service. Note that it is expensive as hosting goes — I only recommend it for your main money site IF you are getting lots of visitors and making good money from that single website. Outside of this, you are better off with the other hosting services due to the cost
Use the coupon code: WPECW30
Get 25% OFF MaxCDN
The best CDN service out there. If you want to speed up loading times for your website, MaxCDN is highly recommended. You can combine it with CloudFlare for even better results I’ve found. Note that load times on your website can affect your ranking in the SERPS and how long readers stay on your site. So it’s worth looking at.
Note, I LOVE ThirstyAffiliates, and I currently own all their addon’s (yes, I did spend a couple hundred dollars myself with these guys).
This is a really sick deal. So I highly recommend you pick up some of these. I particularly recommend their AZON plugin, their AUTOLINKER, and the GEOLOCATION plugins.
An absolute must plugin to have if you are working on affiliate marketing or you want to promote Amazon.
This coupon works for individual plugins or their bundles. You can pretty much get ALL their plugins in one go for about 110 USD by getting the bundle (which knocks about 50 bucks off), then applying the coupon to it. I recommend you just buy the whole package. I never had this deal when I bought their plugins, and I’ve ended up spending about 200 USD so far, so this is definitely worth it — I wish I bought all mine for this.
CSSIgniter – 25% Discount
Get 25% off any WordPress theme or membership plan at CSSIgniter with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY. Sale ends 1st December 2015.
Beaver Builder – 25% Off
Get 25% off Beaver Builder with the coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS. This promotion is available from Friday 27 November to Monday 30, November 2015.
SoliloquyWP – 35% Off
Get 35% off SoliloquyWP with coupon code BF2015. This offer is available for new customers as well as for renewals and upgrades. Discount is valid from 24th November to 1st December, 2015.
CSS Hero – Up to 60% Off
Get up to 60% off CSS Hero – the WordPress plugin that allows you to customize your WordPress themes with an easy and intuitive point and click interface. No coupon code required.
Note: Personally though, I just recommend their BackUpBuddy plugin, and forget everything else they offer. Don’t bother with any of the BackupBuddy yearly plans — you’ll pay too much since you’ll end up renewing. They still do offer a lifetime plan for the default price of $300. However, this is about the best plugin since sliced bread. I use it on ALL my sites, both to set up automated backups and to create a testing environment to push changes to and from a test version of the site. I also regularly use it to migrate between different hosting accounts, which simplifies the entire process just a couple clicks.
Easy Digital Download Plugin (30 Percent off)
Note: IF you hate paying monthly fees, or per sale, or any of that, I recommend this as the best plugin when it comes to value if you want to sell digital products from your website. We’ve talked a bit about making money from digital sales in a post already. Easy Digital Download is one of the cheaper methods of offering that service.
Coupon will be available November 24th. Get 35% off discount on OptinMonster. This discount is available for new customers, renewals and upgrades. Offer will be available from November 24th to December 1st, 2015.
Note: this is another plugin i HIGHLY recommend. I use it on all my best sites. Capturing email leads is really one of the best strategies you can utilize to make money on your site and build a relationship with your readers. OptinMonster IS THE BEST. If you don’t have this plugin, get it. The Black Friday offer is the cheapest you’ll find during the year.
BenK has been around blogging in the SEO/Internet Marketing sphere since 2010 when he quit his job to pursue a self employed career of making a crazy online income with the dream of doing absolutely nothing to make good money.
However, he soon found that dream was a lie; making an online living took a lot of hard work — more work than he spent at his 9 to 5.
In the 5 years he’s been an Internet Marketer, he’s:
*made a full time income at nearly 20k a month, lost it, then work his way back up *been banned from adsense twice, regained it, then banned again *had hundreds of sites deindexed *rebuilt everything from scratch in two years *moved to Thailand where he now lives on a beach, living off of websites and blogging about internet marketing the RIGHT way.
AuthorityIncome.com is his new blog where he shares his strategies, thoughts, and opinions on making a LONG TERM income through websites.