It's that time of year. The most important Friday in the retail sector's year. The biggest shopping day (weekend) of the year. Every November, businesses relish extra sales and consumers enjoy big discounts. But it's not only for big stores. Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) is also a great time to save money on software tools and services for running your blog. Travel bloggers can benefit from huge discounts on website themes, SEO tools, email marketing software, photography hosting platforms, writing software, social media schedulers, and much more. If you know where the deals are, you could buy every piece of software you need for the rest of the year with massive savings. And let's not forget the lifetime deals. Yeah, we love those 😀
There are lots of deals out there. But you don't have to buy everything. Don't let the scarcity factor blur your judgement. The best deals are not always obvious. I've put together a list of the most useful deals for travel bloggers, and for travellers in general for Black Friday 2019. I hope you find something that saves you money, helps you build your travel blog, and improve your content and SEO efforts.
The official date is Friday, 29 November but deals for bloggers, marketers and writers often last a week or two. At least until after Cyber Monday. Some deals even start at the beginning of November. (Every day is Friday in November!!)
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Shopping for the best deals in 2019? The search ends here.
The Big List of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals For Travel Bloggers
ProWritingAid – Write Like a Champ!
Bloggers need all the help they can get to produce quality content on a consistent basis. It's not easy. And the grammar police will be on your back if your prose is not up to scratch. Make sure your writing is fluid, coherent, and interesting. Cheat by using a secret weapon. Pro Writing Aid is one such weapon.
Get 50% OFF the best grammar and spell checker software for writers, bloggers, and website owners.
ProWritingAid is a great productivity tool for travel bloggers looking for a way to speed up the writing process and improve their work.
Astra Black Friday Deal
WPAstra ranks as one of our top WordPress theme builders for speed and features. It's also one of the best travel blog WordPress themes. If you like clean designs, and fast, responsive user experience, this is a great option. The Astra black Friday sale kicks off a week before the big Friday on 25th November 2019. Get 30% off not only the Astra theme but the other excellent products that can help improve your travel blog, such as Convert Pro and WP Portfolio Plugin.
Astra Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal
30% OFF on all new purchases and upgrades.
Valid through: 25th November 2019 (12:00 am EST) to 4th December 2019 (12:00 pm EST)
Use code BIGGESTBF19
The Mini-Agency and Agency Bundles will also be eligible for the 30% discount.
- Mini Agency Bundle:
- The Astra theme and Astra Pro addon
- Ultimate Addons for Elementor or Beaver Builder
- Agency Starter Sites (100+ premade website templates)
- WP Portfolio plugin
- Sale price –
$169$118 Annual and $499$349 Lifetime
Before you roll your eyes, this is not a promo for Bluehost. I wouldn't do that to you. Nor is it for GoDaddy. I'm not evil.
Are you sick of hearing from web hosting companies? Probably. But sometimes a gem in the rough appears. Ig your website runs is a dog with three legs, your hosting support is clueless, and you spend a fortune paying for something that doesn't deliver, change providers today!
It's a great time to do it. But where to go?
I have two large accounts with Siteground and have been using the company for 3 years. They have never failed me. The support is awesome.
If you're thinking of getting an SSL layer, this is another good opportunity to change. Siteground uses Let's Encrypt FREE SSL technology.
Black Friday Deal 70% OFF Premium Quality Hosting from SiteGround!
ContentStudio – Social Media Curation & Sharing
We all know how important social media is. But it's time-consuming. Finding content to share and promoting your own blog posts and sales pages can take all of your time. But Content Studio is designed to save you hours of time. Post your travel blog articles, Facebook posts, Twitter, and Pinterest posts all from the one dashboard. Schedule the posts and repeat posts over and over without you having to manually add them. Find content to share and analyze what's working.
Contentstudio is the best social management tool available.
ContentStudio is offering a 50% Lifetime deal this Black Friday. Get it now!
Video Editing for Web and Social Media
Wave Video is one of the easiest to use and fastest video editor ever. Make free videos with zero design experience. It's easy to learn and you can start with built-in templates and assets or build your own. Show off your products and services with a professional-looking video that you put together in minutes.
Get 50% off all plans and start making stylish Instagram and Facebook videos and marketing material for your travel blog.
Early Black Friday Deal: ALL OF NOVEMBER
The first year of the creator plan for just $49 (instead of $99 = 50% off!!!)
Coupon Code: WCA_Black49
Monthly plans: Pro monthly for only $19 per month, forever (instead of $49 per month = 60% off)
Coupon Code: WPM_Black19P
>> Available now – Expiring December 4th<<
WP Rocket – Speed Up WordPress
In case you didn't know, website speed is a big ranking factor for Google. If your website is super slow, your 5000-word article on the best cafes in Rome won't appear in the top 10 on Google. Why? Because Google wants to give users a great experience. Websites that take 60 seconds to load do not provide a good experience. Do yourself a favour and speed up your WordPress site with a caching plugin.
But don't pay full price. The Black Friday WP Rocket price is sure to please travel blogging bargain shoppers.
Envato Elements – Digital Assets
Get unlimited digital assets and all-you-can-eat creatives with an Envato Elements subscription. Need that graphic for a social media campaign? Looking to build a new website but need a template? Haven't got the right photo of Thailand for that travel writing assignment? Not to worry. Envato Elements has everything you will need. The service has almost 2 million assets and is increasing daily.
Creatives, designers, bloggers, and marketers will get a lot of value from this platform. But for the Cyber Monday week in November & December, the deal is sweetened!
The essential affiliate marketing and link customization tool for bloggers and marketers.
Travel bloggers make money a number of ways but a very important form of income often comes from affiliate commissions. Affiliate marketing has become a very popular way of promoting products and travel bloggers are at the forefront of this wave.
But as an affiliate marketer, you need a way of turning ugly affiliate links into short links for your website. You should also have a way of preventing all those links from being indexed in Google. That's where Pretty Links makes the process easy as pie.
Grab 60% off Pretty Links this November.
Teachable – Build Your Online Course
Want to run a travel course, a travel blogging course, or an online travel hacking course? Teachable is one of the premier course platform service providers and is perfect for the job. The software is easy to use and learn and great value (signed-up user speaking here). In 2019, online courses are a lucrative business model. Actually, the course business model is huge. Teachable is the best platform for getting your feet wet in the online teaching space.
Teachable has a HUGE Black Friday sale offering this year. Everything you need to create your first course as we head into 2019.
Get a full year of Teachable for just $299, (instead of $468) and (bonus) also get access to TeachableU and 8-weeks of group coaching
It’s the best offer Teachable has ever put together and is available from Friday, November 29 until Sunday, December 1st.
Make professional videos from your blog posts or from premium templates with InVideo's automatic video creation system. Create stunning videos for social media, blog posts, ads, travel promos, and more. With over 300 premium video designs to choose from, there's no shortage of ideas to help you dominate social video.
- Facebook Video Ads
- YouTube Intros
- Instagram videos and ads
- Blog post videos
Get 50% OFF InVideo this Black Friday. Use code VIDEO50
Vyper – Viral Contests
Vyper is a viral giveaways tool for creating buzz and interest around a product, service, or even a blog post. Let's say you want to get as many people on your competition to win a trip to Milan. How do you make the competition go viral? By creating incentives for people to share it. Vyper.io lets you create interactive giveaways or referral programs in less than 10 minutes. Create your own viral contests and reward programs to help you grow your fan base, customer list, email list, and create raving fans. See your blog, course, or travel website grow!
And don't forget to check out Vyper's free webinar for travel bloggers on how the top bloggers grow their emails lists, vast social followings & revenue!
2019's Black Friday Cyber Monday Lifetime Deal is a goodie:
- $499 for a Lifetime Pro Account 🔥
- Unlimited campaigns (giveaways, contests, ambassador, referral & reward programs)
- Connect with Shopify for your travel shop
- 10k/month of email leads
- $10k/month store revenue tracked
- Brand Building Blueprint Course (Price tag of $499)
- 30-day refund period
Elementor – Landing Page & Website Builder
Build landing pages, sales pages, event pages, and even entire sites with the ultimate page builder for WordPress, Elementor. Want a stunning-looking Travel Blog or course page? Want to build a professional “about” or “contact” page for your travel blogging business?
Elementor is the perfect tool for creating fast and beautiful pages. The plugin for WordPress is lightweight and intuitive.
StudioPress has been the most solid WordPress theme of the last decade and the company is still going strong. Genesis, the underlying framework, is one of the most secure and fast WordPress templates available. Building on top of this framework are themes that look professional and beautiful at the same time.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019: $100 off the StudioPress Pro-Plus All Theme Package
Save $2,300: That’s how much it would cost to buy each theme in Pro Plus individually.
Thursday, November 28, 2019 – Monday, December 2, 2019.
Vooplayer is one of my favourite tools in the video space. There are just so many things you can do with this awesome tool that you need to check it out for yourself. But here's a quick summary:
- Upload your videos to YouTube but play them on your own website (or any site) with your blog's branding, no ads, and customized player.
- Create viral “watch & win” contests to keep viewers watching your travel videos.
- Run A/B split tests to know which videos generate the most revenue.
- Stream from DropBox, Amazon S3, YouTube, and many other places (including the free included storage).
This is a must-have for video bloggers, course providers, and serious videographers.
SE Ranking Keyword Rank Tracking Tool
There's a simple equation in SEO that determines whether you get organic traffic from Google or not. It's this: (high volume) keyword + high rank = High traffic levels.
Essentially, if you want more free traffic to your blog, you need to have good rankings for popular keywords. But how do you know if your keywords are in position 1 on Google or even page 1? How do you know the number of people searching for a particular keyphrase? Well, you could duse Google Search Console. But you'd also be shooting in the dark. A much better option is to use a rank tracker. SE Ranking is one of the best in class for tracking your lucrative keywords. Want to know where you rank for “Top 10 cafes in Paris”? Use SE Ranking to track the movements of your keyword.
This year's deal is 30% off any pricing plan on one of the best rank trackers for bloggers and SEOs. Use promo code BLACKFRIDAY2019
Awario – Influencer & Brand Monitoring
Keeping an eye on your blogging competitors, scanning the web for mentions, and tracking internet chatter about travel topics doesn't have to be a huge time suck. Awario makes it easy to monitor the web and social media for keywords. Every time your blog or brand is mentioned on a website, Twitter, Forum, or anywhere else, you'll know about it.
- Know when an influencer is mentioned or mentions you
- Track your blogging competitors' movements and know when they publish posts
- Engage with your audience by tracking keywords
- Find blogging and partnership opportunities by tracking keywords like “bloggers wanted”, “travel blog collaboration opportunity”, and “travel blogger press trip”.
Get 50% off Awario Pro and Enterprise this Cyber Monday (December 2-3)
Optin Monster – Build Your Email List
Most travel bloggers know the importance of building an email list. It's the one contact medium that you completely own. Google can take away your organic traffic. Facebook doesn't work. Instagram is a constantly moving target. But your email list will serve you forever. That's why a great lead magnet and opt-in tool is a wise investment for the future.
OptinMonster is one of the longest-established and best tools for converting and monetizing your website traffic.
Starting November 25th, All OptinMonster plans will be 35% OFF for Black Friday 2019!
Do you offer courses or products on your website? Are you selling tickets or online course passes? Would you like an easy way to sell your travel-related PDF?
WooCommerce is a great ecommerce platform but it can be messy and it takes a bit of work to set up. It's also quite limited. CartFlows, on the other hand, make the entire process of selling on your WordPress site as easy as clicking a few buttons.
Add upsells, downsells, and special offers to carts. Turn your sales page into a conversion-optimized funnel. Sell your books, courses, and services without having to worry about external shopping software, Shopify fees, or WooCommerce configuration.
Get a 30% discount this Black Friday (The BIGGEST Discount ever on CartFlows). The sale starts 25th November 2019 (12:00 am EST) and ends 4th December 2019 (12:00 pm EST).
Adobe Creative Cloud
Creatives, rejoice! The world's number one graphics editing and design suite is available at a huge discount for Black Friday. If you do video, graphics, flyers, logos, and ebooks as part of your blogging work, this is the software deal for you.
Get 40% off Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro. Offer ends on 29 November.
ShortPixel – Automatically Optimize Photos
All those awesome high-quality photos of travels around the world might look great on your website. But if you're not optimizing them, they will drag the speed of your website down. And that's a bad thing. Google likes fast websites. And if you have a fast one, you'll get more visibility in the search results. And that means more visits and more people reading your lovely travel blogs.
ShortPixel takes uploaded images and reduces them in weight automatically while keeping the quality of the displayed images similar or identical to the uploaded ones. It uses sophisticated technology to convert your large photos to smaller, faster-loading files. This helps make your photos shine while keeping your blog blazingly fast. 🔥
Get 250% more credits on monthly or one-time packages this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Available from 29 November.
AmaLinks Pro For Amazon Affiliates
Do you promote Amazon products on your blog? Do you recommend travel products to readers of your articles and sales pages?
Finding, inserting, and optimizing Amazon product images is a pain. Searching Amazon and selecting the right URL, adding a nofollow tag, and making sure the link complies with Amazon rules takes a lot of time. AmaLinks Pro displays product information, images, ratings, reviews & links in your posts using data directly from the Amazon API. It's 100% compliant with Amazon's Policies and adding links or images is as easy as clicking a button.
This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, grab a super low deal on AmaLinks. $47 for a lifetime licence.
What? Not another SEO tool? Yes, there is a wide range of SEO software out there. But not all are good. This particular tool has taken my fancy recently. It's easy to use, comprehensive, amazing value, and has a bunch of features that other tools don't have. For travel bloggers, it's perfect. If you're looking for a simple, straightforward SEO tool to help you get more traffic, check it out.
Here's what Seobility can do
- Quickly check the rank of any keyword on any domain
- Examine the backlinks of any domain.
- Compare one page against another for keyword optimization
- Perform SEO checks on your website or any website.
- Perform a TF*IDF check on your blog posts
Get a 30-day free trial + 15% discount on the Premium plan. Available on the monthly payment plan and only for new users. From 20 November to 02 December 2019.
Here's how to get the deal: Sign-up for the “Premium” plan and enter the voucher code “afseoblack19” during checkout.
Divi Theme is a popular WordPress theme builder offering a huge range of configuration options, page builders, and slick design.
You can easily build impressive websites with Divi. The DIVI Lifetime includes a lifetime subscription to the entire Elegant Themes range, which includes their flagship product.
30% off Divi theme on Cyber Monday 2019
This is going to sound obvious, but travel bloggers need interesting stuff to write about. They need to document experiences and places for blog posts, videos and various social posts. If you're short on time (or ideas) and want to learn as much about a new place as quickly as possible, a knowledgable guide is your saviour. As well as learning about all the hotspots and getting insider insights, you will reap the benefits of having a Q & A session with a local. A guided tour is one of the best ways to get to know a city or region.
GetYourGuide is offering up to 25% off their local guide activities from November 28 to 30. Check it out!
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