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Why Bloggers Should Pay Attention to Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Posted By Darren Rowse 22nd of November 2018 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Did you know that last year’s Cyber Monday was the largest online sales day in history with $6.59 Billion spent?! (source Adobe Analytics).

And from Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving - the third Thursday of November) through to Christmas, one third of all annual retail sales are made.

For bloggers, in this frenzy of promotional activity, there are some incredible bargains on online products or services that you may actually need. Whether it be enrolling in an online course, claiming domain names, renewing your hosting, upgrading your theme, switching email providers or buying new tools you can make considerable savings.

As ever, we suggest you weigh up the value proposition of any purchase for your blog and only buy what you need and/or can afford. The links below are affiliate links which mean we earn a small referral commission at no cost to you - in fact you often get a better discount for being a ProBlogger reader. And we only present and recommend products and services we’ve used ourselves and stand by or come highly recommended by people we know and trust.


Our top recommendation is that you take our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course. Designed to help you develop successful blogging habits and build strong foundations for a profitable blogging business, 31 Days to Build a Better Blog will kickstart your blog with 31 easy-to-follow tasks that you can work through in your own time.

Domain Name Registration

If you’re planning to start a new blog you’ll need a domain name. Now’s the time to buy it cheap. We cover how to choose a domain name in our quick and easy FREE Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog Course.

Namecheap - hassle-free value-for-money domain name registration

Save up to 98% in their epic Black Friday sale

Sale starts November 23, 2018 from 12 AM EST with new deals live every hour.

Web Hosting

If you’re unsure which web hosting is best for your blog read this article.

Bluehost - Our recommendation for best ‘Budget’ hosting for beginner bloggers

Up to 60% off - shared hosting from $2.65/month

Black Friday sale starts November 23rd at 12:01AM MST and will last only 24 hours

Cyber Monday sale starts November 26th at 12:01AM MST, and end at 11:59PM MST

Siteground - Our recommendation for best 'Premium' hosting for beginner/intermediate bloggers.

75% off all annual shared hosting plans

Siteground have also just released their own WordPress Starter plugin, which helpfully steps you through setting up your WordPress blog, including theme and plugin selection and installation.

Starting on Black Friday November 23) through Cyber Monday November 26

WPEngine - Our recommendation for best 'Premium' shared hosting for advanced bloggers.

5 and a half months free off any annual shared plan.

Expires Monday November 26


If you want to know how to choose the right WordPress theme for your blog listen to this podcast.

StudioPress - The premium theme supplier ProBlogger has used over the years and highly recommend. We love their design but also their support.

Save 20% off all StudioPress themes

Existing StudioPress customers can also get $100 off the Pro Plus All Themes Package PLUS our 25% off returning customer discount.


Convertkit - built specifically for bloggers, we recommend this email service for beginner to intermediate bloggers.

Extended 30-day free trial (usually 14-days). 

OptinMonster - a tool to help you collect email addresses through a variety of popups, hello bars, welcome mats and other innovative tools

35% off available NOW 

Leadpages - a powerful tool to create landing pages and pop-up forms for your blog to help grow your subscriptions

60 days for $1

Starting Thursday, November 22 at 6PM Eastern


Learndash - we use Learndash to deliver both ProBlogger’s Ultimate Guide to Start a Blog Course and 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Course and can highly recommend them.

50% off all packages
Only available Black Friday (November 23th) from 7AM-4PM (EST) Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAY

and Cyber Monday (November 26th) from 7AM-4PM (EST) Coupon Code: CYBERMONDAY


Happy bargain hunting!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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