Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Leaders, Digital Marketers, Communicators, and Creatives – 2017 Edition

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I am not one to get up on Black Friday before the crack of dawn and go fight for a parking spot for a killer deal on a flat screen. But I do like to take advantage of the opportunity to score some helpful educational and technical resources, and maybe a random fun item or two a rock bottom prices, especially since I can grab them all in my PJ’s.

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite deals. Some are related to leadership, others to internet marketing, and some are just purely for fun. Many are affiliate links, so I would earn a small commission if you made a purchase, but that doesn’t affect your price at all.

Note that some of these deals are only available on Black Friday. Others are only Cyber Monday. And some are available for varying lengths of time around these two days.

Amazon is running a big sale on a bunch of good Kindle ebooks. Click to see some of my picks.

ConvertKit is my email marketing and segmentation tool of choice. They offer visual automations, which are awesome, and the ability to create rules to tag subscribers so you can target different emails to different segments of your list. It’s also super easy to use! They rarely offer any kind of free trial, but they are from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Click here to try ConvertKit for free!

Elegant Themes is owned by Nick Roach, is responsible for the Divi WordPress Theme, which runs my website and tens of thousands of others, too. Plus, the Bloom plugin for collecting email addresses and the Monarch plugin for adding social media follow and sharing buttons! The combination of Divi + Bloom + Monarch is what I now install on every WordPress-powered website I develop. Get a membership (or upgrade yours) for 25% off! Here’s the link for the Cyber Monday deal.

SiteGround is my web hosting of choice for anything I’m not developing on Wealthy Affiliate’s Siterubix platform. They’re the best in the industry when it comes to stable servers and fast, awesome support. Get a hosting plan for 70% off this weekend!

Wealthy Affiliate is my favorite online learning community for internet marketing. With Wealthy Affiliate, you can learn how to build niche websites that expand your online influence and earn an online income. The lessons, the website building tools, and the friendly and helpful community is all built right in. Their Black Friday deal is an annual Premium membership for $299 (normally $359, and the monthly is usually $49 which would total $588). Join Me at Wealthy Affiliate.

Udemy is running a sale on ALL of their courses – over 55,000 to pick from. Learn anything, from thousands of experts, for just $10 (instead of the usual prices, which can be as much as $200 per course). Pick a Udemy course at up to 95% off!

CreativeLive is like Udemy except more refined and specialized in creativity and business development. They’re offering quite a few courses for half off. Check out their courses.

Facebook Ad Essentials is a new course covering all that you need to know to get up and running with Facebook ads. You can apply the learning to digital marketing, to your business, or even to your church’s outreach. It’s a brand new product launching this weekend. Check out Facebook Ad Essentials. 

Modern Social magazine is brand new and totally awesome! It’s a magazine all about social media and it’s hot off the press. Usually an annual subscription is $21.99 but right now, you can get lifetime access to every issue forever for just $25! Click here to subscribe.

Pixelo is offering a great bundle of “everything you need in 2018.” This bundle gets you data & photo recovery tools, media recorder and converter tools to password manager to the best vpn to resources for designers like mandala, character, portrait, mockups creator and more. The bundle is valued at $1,400 but this weekend is $29. Grab the bundle here.

Thinkific is an online course creation platform that integrates well with WordPress sites. They offer tremendous support and are offering their business plan for $297 plus $1,000 in free bonuses thrown in. Check out Thinkific’s deal here!

Explaindio is offering up a bunch of their video creation and marketing tools that would cost a couple thousand dollars separately into one big package for just $97. Check it out here.

Kevin Fahey, a guy I’ve learned a LOT from about digital marketing, has six of his courses on sale ranging from $5 to $25 (normally $10 to $47). Here’s the email I sent with links to each one.

AppSumo is simply awesome! They have something called Briefcase for creators and marketers that gives you access to dozens of amazing tools under one single account. And it’s on sale this weekend. Check out AppSumo’s Briefcase. They’re also offering big deals on single apps and tools like Grum, KingSumo, DesignBold, Invato, and more. Check out their app deals!

That Church Conference‘s Pro Membership is also on sale – Pro membership for life – access to 1000’s of church communications resources for just $399! Grab the deal here!

1stinCoffee has a bunch of their espresso machines, from the little single cup pods to the big fancy kind on sale for huge discounts. If you’re into espresso and coffee, check out 1stinCoffee’s deals!

Brydge Keyboards offers the absolute best Ipad and tablet keyboards on the market. Turn your Ipad into a Macbook Air with their beautifully designed keyboards. Check out Brydge’s weekend deals.

SmugMug is one of the coolest online websites for photography. You get storage, an amazing front end website for browsing, and the ability to organize photos with a team. Get 40% off an account this weekend. 

MightyDeals offers incredible bundles of creative resources – logo templates, graphics, and all kinds of other things. They’re offering several bundles on a huge Black Friday discount. Check out their Black Friday deals!

And just in case you’re looking for some random online shopping opportunities to get a jump on Christmas or score some rare deals, here are a few of the sites I frequent for discounts:

Walmart’s Black Friday Page

Amazon (Of Course)

Geekbuying’s Black Friday Page

GearBest’s Black Friday Page

DailySteals’ Black Friday Page

Tractor Supply’s (don’t laugh – they have awesome stuff) Site

Fanatics Gear for Sports Fans

DaySpring Gifts & Home Decor – 30% Off for Black Friday

That’s enough. Have a happy holiday season!!