It’s that time of the year again!
Typically, my strategy is to keep a running list throughout the year of things I either buy regularly or know I’m planning on buying soon, but thanks to the pandemic, pretty much everything has been on sale this month.
Nevertheless, it’s time for the main event, and there are a ton of ways to save money in your business this weekend.
Here’s my roundup on all the deals on tools and resources for your biz:
(And yes, there will be some aff links, if ya don’t mind.)
Dubsado is awesome for client management, including contracts, invoices, and scheduling. Usually I pay $35/mo for Dubsado, but Dubsado is offering monthly plans for $30/month or $300/year for Black Friday! And if you use my link, you’ll get another 20% off your first payment. Need help setting it up? Hit up Auntee Rik, who is the Dubsado Diva.
Best of all, if you’re already using Dubsado, you can take advantage of the sale as well. Just go to Account Settings>Billing and choose the Black Friday plan. <3
If you’re looking for something more lightweight, Book Like A Boss allows you to take appointments and sell services. I’m moving to Dubsado, because I need to get those contracts signed, but for one-off payments, BLAB works great. Get 30% off any annual plan with code BLABBF2020.
*Cyber Monday only* I use Convertkit for my broadcast emails and email automations, and it is the one email service originally designed to be easy to use for course creators. For Cyber Monday, they are offering their Annual Plan for 1000 subscribers (normally $290) for $199. If you are currently paying for their $29 monthly plan, then you’d save $149, so pretty sweet. Want to know when it goes live? Follow me on Twitter.
Social Media Content and Scheduling
Need help figuring out what to post on social? Pixistock is one of the few Black woman owned stock photo businesses and her Pixistock membership includes 200+ new stock photos every month, Canva templates, Lightroom presets, a content calendar with enough content starters to have you covered through all of 2021! For Black Friday, she’s offering 50% off her Annual Membership, or you can choose a discount on her Lifetime Membership, or just the content calendar. Get more details here.
Restream.io is awesome for lives. I use my phone to go live on IG and then use Restream.io on my computer to go live on Periscope, YouTube and Facebook at the same time. And it’s super flexible, so you can do so much more with it if you choose. For Black Friday, they’re offering 50% off all their plans, so if going live is part of your marketing stack, you can pretty much show up everywhere at once.
Domain Names and Hosting
I’ve used Namecheap for my domains and hosting for years now and while they always have coupons available, they’re offering Black Friday sales on EVERYTHING. Domains, Hosting, SSL Certificates, EVERYTHING. Definitely worth checking out. I just might purchase a few extra SSL certs because I feel like I always end up needing another one.
I’ve tried a ton of website and landing page builders out there and so far, Elementor is hands down, my all-time favorite. It’s so easy to use. I’ve put a bunch of non-coding friends onto it and they love that they can easily build a site for their brand that they love. It’s pretty much drag-and-drop, and for Black Friday they’re offering up to 25% off if you need a license for more than one website. Totally worth it. Looks like the sale is today only though, so don’t miss out!
I’m a Mac user, so here are my fave Mac OS apps on sale this weekend:
If you use Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign but you’re over paying Adobe’s monthly membership fees, then Affinity has similar tools, optimized for Mac OS, and much less expensive with a one-time fee. For Black Friday, they’re offering 30% off everything in their store, which is pretty much a no-brainer if you own a Mac.
If you’re recording course video or doing video editing, Screenflow has been the go-to for Mac users. I use it to even out audio and add title images for my course videos. You can record your screen and yourself simultaneously and add all kinds of polish afterward. They’re offering 20% off for Black Friday.
Wanna learn copywriting?
Finally, I suppose no round up is complete without me promoting something, so here’s a funny story: I created a copywriting course back in April and forgot to put it on my website. Then I got so booked and busy with client work that I never made a sales page for it, despite it being about sales pages. I accidentally started promoting it this week and I keep getting messages like, “I’m still working my way through Sales Pages that Sell, but my first though is there’s WAY too much information here for it to be priced at $27.” So for Black Friday weekend, you get to take advantage of me being silly, and get lifetime access to the templates I use to create sales pages for six-figure launches for $27.
What’s the sale? Well, I’m always updating the templates as I go along and I’m finally going to have time to add even more value and make the sales page over winter break, so it’ll never be this inexpensive again. After this weekend, I suppose I’ll finally listen to everyone who messaged me to say that $27 is a ridiculous price for what’s inside and raise it up.
But we’re still in a pandemic, so if $27 is a hardship, please send me an email if you need a scholarship. Or get at me if you would like to give one to someone looking to learn a profitable skill.
I’ll probably keep updating this as deals come and go. Hit me up if you find a good deal that I missed!