Many of us blog for the joy of it, some blog for the free things and others even make money from it. But the common theme I find for any blogger is that they like to snag a bargain wherever possible. To help out I’ve collected together a bunch of sites offering deals that should appeal to the budding blogger. If I find anymore during the sale period I’ll update here for all to see.
You’ll need to act quickly however as most sales are set to end this Monday and won’t be repeated until this time next year.
Everyone loves moo.com for their business cards, I’ve not seen a travel blogger who doesn’t use them lately. For their Black Friday sale offer you get a massive 30% discount on almost all of their products until Monday. If you need to re-stock after a year of busy networking then now is the time to jump on board. Head over to moo.com and order now (discount is applied by default no promo code needed).
These guys are well known in the community for producing a quality product. I’ve been using their Canvas theme for clients for awhile as my go-to starting point and I run another one of their themes right here on RTW Labs.
For Black Friday they are running a BIG sale through the weekend where you can get 5 themes for the price of 1. On top of that they are also offering a 20% discount code “WOOMADNESS” that can be used at checkout as well. Suffice to say if you were on the fence about a new theme then today is the day to sample a few very cheaply.
All the details are over on their site WooThemes.com
Another theme provider that I’ve seen used recently is Organic Themes. There is a 20% off everything sale going on at their site organicthemes.com. Just use promo code BLCKFRDY2012 on checkout.
Another highly regarded theme company and run by the folks behind copyblogger.com. They are running a 25% discount on all themes and purchases of the Genesis Framework through till Monday.
All details of the discounts are in a post over on copyblogger. Be sure to follow the instructions on how to snag the bargain if you’ve looked at buying a theme from them.
These guys have been a bloggers go to hosting for awhile now. Sure there are other providers but in my experience these guys are less painful than the rest. For Cyber Monday they are offering hosting for just $3.95 a month if you sign up on a 36 month plan. Their Pro package is discounted down from 5 bucks as well to just $19.95 a month (I recommend this plan over the cheaper options). Head over to bluehost.com> to signup.
Webhosting is a crucial part for many blogs. You need support for when bad things happen and you also need it to be able to deal with huge spikes in traffic. Media Temple has been my recommendation for many bloggers ready to make the move from cheap $5 a month hosting and without the budget for a VPS or dedicated hosting provider.
Their Grid Hosting package is a great step between shared hosting and going the dedicated route and for $20 bucks a month is a steal. For this weekend only they are offering up 3 months free hosting when you sign up which can be a saving of $60. Thats money that can be spent on other useful blogging tools like a theme mentioned above right? You can see all the deals on their site at mediatemple.net
If you are looking for a more managed solution and determined to get as much speed out of your site as possible then the WP Engine guys might be a better hosting choice. While the costs are higher I can guarantee your site will never run faster and be as safe from malicious code as it will be with these guys.
Luckily they have got on the Black Friday/Cyber Monday bandwagon and are offering $25 the monthly cost for the first 3 months of service. To get the discount use promo code blackcyber during signup on their site at WP Engine.
Name.com Domain Registrar
A highly respected domain name register is offering up some discounts this Cyber Monday. Name.com are offering a 20% discount on all new registrations with coupon code CYBERFUNDAY.
These guys aim to help you build powerful websites for photographers so that you can grow your business. I’ve not personally used them but have only heard good things from friends.
Anyway they are offering 2 months free usage on their standard account when you sign up with promo code BLACKFRIDAY. You can find them at photoshelter.com.
Everyone loves a fancy slider to highlight the very best of your blog content. The folks that created the very popular Nivo Slider are doing a 20% discount on their Single and Developer licences for the Nivo Slider WordPress plugins this black friday. Just be sure to use the promo code NIVOBLCKFRI on checkout. Their site can be found here nivo.dev7studios.com
The makers behind the popular backup plugin BackupBuddy have a big sale on from now right up till the end of the year. You can get 35% off BackupBuddy using promo code ELF2012. Link for all details on BackupBuddy is here at iThemes.com
Some of you may be more photo literate than myself so this deal might be of use to you and thanks to Alex from Virtual Wayfarer for finding it.
Newegg.com are providing a $70 off discount in their black friday sale bringing the total cost down from $149.99 to just $79.99. This may only be a sale for my US followers as not sure if this is a box shipped product or download as well. Check the details before buying on their site newegg.com.
In the spirit of the year I’ve also decided to offer a discount on my Managed WordPress service. If you are tired of spending hours researching how to add features to your WordPress site or scared at the thought of upgrading your plugins then this is for you. Backups, code changes and much more are all handled by me allowing you to get on with blogging.
For any new customer that contact me and sign on before the end of November I’ll offer a lifetime discount of 20% and waive the setup costs.
Happy Shopping Everyone