Happy Black Friday! I hope your belly is still full from yesterday. Today is one of my favorite days of the year as a work-at-homer. I have been putting off several purchases for the past two months in hopes that the things I need to work from home successfully and more efficiently would be going on sale today. Guess what? Many of those things have done just that!
Here are some of my top picks for Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. I hope you find a few deals you can’t pass up.
Note: I will be adding to this list throughout the weekend so please check back or click the bell at the bottom of the screen to be notified when something is added. New additions will be marked with an asterisk.
Amazon FBA – Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) is still going strong after being one of the hottest home businesses to hit the scene in a while. The Selling Family is my go-to resource for all things FBA. They have all of their courses 50% off this weekend.
Bookkeeper Business Launch is for those wanting to start a bookkeeping business from home. This course is a biggie. You can get $204 off regular prices through Monday. Please be aware this sale does not start until 3pm Eastern on Friday. The discount will be automatically applied at checkout. You can read a few reviews of this course here.
** Create and Go Courses – I picked up a couple of courses from these guys this weekend. They have a very popular Six-Figure Blogger course that I have been hearing great things about. I also picked up their Launch Your Blog! course to check it out for you newbies. I was impressed with the quality and it includes their Pinterest Avalanche training if you are just getting going in the blogging world. Get 20% off their courses through Monday with code BLACKFRIDAY2017. You can even pick up all of their courses at a big discount in this bundle.
Udemy offers thousands of courses on every topic under the sun. This weekend you can pick up as many as you want for just $10 each! In this post, I picked out over 40 courses available on the Udemy platform that you can use to help you make more money from home if you need a little inspiration.
**Blog Clarity courses are on sale this weekend Get $40 off ANY course for a few days only. I took Content Brew and Media Smash Kit and loved them. I’ve also heard good things about Pinning Perfect. Use code: CLARITY40.
Blog Startup 101 – If you have been wanting to start a blog but aren’t sure where to start, you can get Crystal Paine’s startup course for just $20 this weekend. Crystal is the blogger behind the wildly successful blog Money Saving Mom. She knows her stuff. P.S. Her other products are on sale this weekend, too.
**Social Media Selling Course is for those in the direct selling industry. Learn social media marketing for your direct sales business in a way that is easy to understand, self-paced, includes lots of support and focuses on connecting with people, not collecting people.
**Savvy Sponsoring – Are you in direct sales or network marketing but frustrating with your sponsoring efforts? in about 10 weeks’ time you could be sponsoring with confidence and integrity and signing 4 out of 5 business prospects.
FlexJobs – I love FlexJobs. They research all of their job leads for legitimacy and telecommute potential. That means no scams! Their advanced job search is awesome for those seeking part-time vs full-time, entry level vs professional level, location specific leads and more. This weekend only, take advantage of the biggest savings of the year. Get one month for $5, three months for $15 or an entire year for just $25! Use code FRIDAY at checkout.
Stitch Fix – I have used styling services a lot over the past two years. As someone who had worked from home for about eight years, I was really unhappy with my wardrobe. Much of it consisted of sweatshirts, t-shirts and comfy pants. It wasn’t suitable for date night, church service or those blogging conferences I wanted to attend. So I got some help from Stitch Fix. You only pay for the clothing you keep. Send everything else back from of charge. Right now, you can get your styling fee waived too! Use this link.
iMark Technology – You may have heard me talk about Grayson Bell at some point. He offers awesome WordPress support services ranging from blog installation and setup to one-time fixes if you just can’t figure out why the heck your site won’t do what you want to ongoing monthly maintenance and support. I know Grayson from the FinCon community and he is truly a standup guy. Get 15% all services this weekend with code BLACKFRIDAY17.
**The Contract Shop – If you are looking for business-specific contracts, The Contract Shop is the place to go. They have contracts for photographers, independent contractors, speakers, wedding planners, online business managers and more. Get everything 40% off this weekend.
Webhosting – This Black Friday, my recommended host SiteGround offers huge savings of 70% OFF on all shared hosting plans! The super deal is announced for the next 24 hours and comes with a free website migration. Why I recommend SiteGround? They are a top hosting provider, famous for their legendary customer support and premium service quality. Whether you need to accommodate a blog, portfolio or e-commerce website, they have a hosting plan for you.
Social Media Templates – If you’re looking for beautifully designed social media graphics, Bluchic has you covered! Their Canva Social Media Templates are easy to use and takes only minutes to update to your branding! There are 15 different ones you can use for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Stop wasting time cobbling together graphics and start having a cohesive looking brand online.
Erin Condren – I love Erin Condren planners and notebooks. They also have a lot of other great stuff like calendars, journals, labels and more. And everything is 30% this weekend!
StudioPress – If you are a blogger, you have likely heard of Genesis Framework. It is the preferred framework for most WordPress bloggers. It’s search engine optimization, mobile friendly and more. If you use Genesis, or want to, its maker StudioPress is offering new customers 25% off all themes and existing customers 50% off.
Beaver Builder – I LOVE landing pages. I use them to get people signed up for my free opt-in bonuses. I also use them for my job leads, recommending resources and more. These things can take boat loads of time if you code them by hand. I like to use a page builder instead. Beaver Builder is what I’m currently using. They are offering a 25% discount this weekend. And if you want to take BB to the next level. PowerAddons are available 30% off this weekend (not necessary to start, but handy if you want to build some more complex pages.)
ConvertKit is my preferred email marketing software. And if you’re familiar with ConvertKit you know they don’t really do free. Maybe you’ve even looked at ConvertKit and thought “Wow, that’s cool. But I really want to try it for free before I commit to anything.” Well, my friend, you’re in luck. Today you can click right here and sign up for ConvertKit completely for free for 30 days.
** Styled Stock Society – If Friday’s Styled Stock Society deal was a little too rich for your blogging blood, you can pick up a recurring membership today at 30% off. This includes new monthly, quarterly and yearly memberships. Use code STYLE30 at checkout.
**Thinkific – Ready to start creating courses? Sign up today for 3 months of Thinkific’s Business Plan and get a triple threat bonus package: more than $1,000 worth of free tools, training, and support for you to create and launch your own online course.
** Ivory Mix – So, I have a little bit of an obsession with stock photos. I like having a lot to choose from. Ivory Mix is another one of my favorite places and they are offering a 50% discount and one full year of downloads for just $99. This includes not just the 1350+ images plus 75 new images per month from Ivory Mix but also 400 stock photos from Posh Stock. These images can be used for personal and commercial use without attribution. Please be aware Ivory Mix images can be used in eBooks but Posh Stock images cannot. Always good to read that fine print!
For the Home
I use my pressure cooker a lot. It’s awesome for those us who lose track of time and find ourselves late starting supper. Get a healthy meal on the table fast. No takeout!