Being an entrepreneur and running a business online can be an expensive endeavor! On top of the double taxation and unsteady income, there are countless subscriptions and licenses you need to buy. I probably have two dozen services running HIF, any number of which I'd be rudderless without.
One tip I always give anybody starting or running a website is to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Throughout the year, I bookmark all sorts of services I want to try, then buy a cheap subscription this time of year. If it's worth it, I upgrade the next year for the same discount!
Below, you'll find some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals I could find for anybody running a website. I personally use each and every one of these for something!
Even if you've only been thinking about starting a site, now is the perfect and cheapest time to start!
|WP Engine||35%||Nov 26||cyberwpe2018 (review)||Hosting|
|SiteGround||75%||Nov 26||none needed! (review)||Hosting|
|HostGator||65%||Nov 23||2018BF (review)||Hosting|
|PureVPN||88%||Nov 23||none needed! (review)||VPN, security|
|Namecheap||$0.99 domains||Nov 26||none needed! (review)||Domains|
|GoDaddy||$0.99 domains||Nov 26||none needed! (review)||Domains|
|WP Rocket||35%||Nov 27||none needed! (review)||Cache, Plugin|
|AAWP||30%||Nov 26||BLACKWEEKEND2018 (review)||Affiliate, Plugin|
|Pretty Links Pro||60%||Nov 30||BFCODE (review)||Affiliate, Plugin|
|Gravity Forms||30%||Nov 23||none needed||Contact, Plugin|
|Advanced Custom Fields||30%||Nov 27||BLACKFRIDAY2018||Plugin|
|Soliloquy||30%||Nov 30||BFSS30||Slider, Plugin|
|Envira Gallery||30%||Nov 30||BFSS30||Gallery, Plugin|
|StudioPress||20%||Nov 30||none needed! (review)||Themes|
|ThemeIsle||30%||Nov 26||none needed!||Themes|
|WooCommerce||30%||Nov 30||BLACKCYBER2018 (review)||eCommerce, plugin|
|Easy Digital Download||25%||Nov 30||BFCM2018||eCommerce, plugin|
Save 35% off WPEngine
WPEngine is one of the largest and best managed WordPress hosting service available. So much so that I personally use WPEngine to host websites for my freelance clients!
Through Cyber Monday, they're giving a 35% discount on all annual plans, which equals 5 free months! Simply use code cyberwpe2018 at checkout.
This deal expires November 26.
Save 75% off SiteGround
With SiteGround's Black Friday sale, there's no code need! You can instantly save a 75% discount on all of their shared hosting plans, which I use for some of my own sites, like this streaming gear review site!
SiteGrounds' deal is only valid on Black Friday (Nov 23) and Cyber Monday (Nov 26).
Save 55% off HostGator
If you have a much smaller website that you doesn't receive tons of daily traffic, HostGator gives you the best bang for your buck. At 65% off, it's hard to find another hosting package that comes in under $3 a month! However not only that, but you also get a free domain with this, making it the perfect option for a new site!
HostGator is only offering 65% off their hosting on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I believe. To get this deal, use code 2018BF.
Get $0.99 Domains at Name Cheap
While I love NameCheap as my domain registry of choice, their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals take a tiny bit of work. You'll need to set an alarm for X:59 each day.
Why? Because a limited number of cheap domains and hosting packages become available at the start of every hour, 24 times a day!
I've already managed to score a $0.88 .com name and .org name!
These sales are only valid on Black Friday (Nov 23) and Cyber Monday (Nov 26).
Get $0.99 Domains at GoDaddy
GoDaddy is offering $0.99 for certain top level domains. You can get multiple of these, which I find are great for joke sites or small niche sites that don't necessarily need a .com!
I picked up a $0.99 .info and .club just now! In addition to .99 domains, they have $1.99 and $2.99 for some other tlds.
I believe these prices are valid on Black Friday and Cyber Monday only!
Save 35% off WP Rocket
WP Rocket is the best caching plugin for WordPress. It has all the features any other caching plugins has, but it's also super easy to use and well documented.
Google is placing a growing importance on website loading times, which is where WP Rocket comes in. It links with
If you're running a site with more than 10 visitors a day, you need a caching plugin!
Get 35% off on all plans before this expires November 27.
Save 30% Off AAWP
AAWP is my personal pick for the best Amazon Associates plugin for WordPress. It's what I use for the table on our daily Amazon Deals roundups. You can also easily make comparison tables or individual product widgets, both of which are seen on this best fps monitors guide!
Amazon has become aggressively enforcing their TOS rules, many of which are … let's say arcane? Many Amazon plugins fail certain aspects, but AAWP is completely, 100% compliant Amazon's entire TOS. It uses Amazon's API to update prices in real time, which is one of Amazon's biggest demands.
I honestly can't imagine being in Amazon's affiliate program and not using AAWP!
For Black Friday, AAWP is 30% off with code BLACKWEEKEND2018
This deal expires November 26.
Save 60% off Pretty Links Pro
Pretty Links Pro is my plugin of choice for managing links. Remember how many times I posted free Kellogg's codes over the years? I'd go insane updating each of those posts, individually, every time the link changed!
Pretty Links Pro lets you manage all of your links from one, central location.
They're offering 60% off all new purchases and upgrades! Use code BF2018 before this special ends November 30.
Save 20% off StudioPress Themes
I use their Genesis theme here on HIF and it's easy to see why!
This sales ends November 30.
Save 30% off WooCommerce
When it comes to selling physical goods, nothing beats WooCommerce.
I use it on Lit Loot, a pop-up shop that sells unique pins at e-sport events! WooCommerce is able to securely handle thousands of orders, from any device, and around the globe, and keep everything in order.
Without WooCommerce, we'd have to use Shopify, which would inevitably cost more money.
This sales ends November 30.
Save 88% off PureVPN
Working from home ultimately means working from an unsecured internet connection. During a given year, I travel for holidays, vacation, work conferences, and often work from a coffee shop or library.
All those open, public wifi connections are prime opportunity to have your passwords stolen, or even worse. The last thing I want is to check an affiliate account at my hotel, only to have the bellhop log-in later and switch my payout options to his bank account!
Plus, do you really know who owns that AirBnB? Heck, the previous guests could have installed spyware on the router!
Thus, a VPN is an absolute must! One of the best Black Friday VPN deals is with PureVPN. They're giving 88% off on a 5 year plan! At $1.32 a month, this is less than a pack of gum yet provides an incredible amount of security!