Last updated on January 14th, 2020
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 my 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.
KW FINDER – Keyword & Competition Checker
KWfinder is one of the easiest keyword tools to use and is Mangool’s flagship product. But there’s more to this suite of powerful tools than keyword research.
You also get website analysis tools, a SERP (search results) checker, backlink analysis (for checking your competition’s links, and rank tracking.
Get a 25% Lifetime discount for new purchases on KWFinder, SERPChecker, SERPWatcher, LinkMIner, and SiteProfiler tools this November.
Kyle Roof is a man who knows SEO. He’s the master of on-page SEO, a skill that serves the best travel bloggers well. Kyle knows exactly what Google wants and has built a career on it. Now he can help you rank your blog faster.
This Black Friday, Kyle’s brand new SEO course is on sale with a very special discount of 50%. If you want to get tons of traffic to your blog from Google, follow everything in this 114 video course. It’s a lifetime deal that will pay for itself over and over.
Learn about Keyword Research, link building, and how to use free tools for search engine optimisation.
Don’t wait too long! The deal is live for only a few days.
Looking for a new domain name or just interested in buying some interesting travel-related domain names? Maybe you want a new domain to host your travel course, a niche blog, or a landing page. I buy all of my domains (since 2013) from Namecheap. The best value and easiest to use domain name registrar.
Namecheap also does solid web hosting services that are hard to beat on price.
Starting Nov 29, grab up to 99% off domains and hosting!
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.
If you do Pinterest marketing or you drive traffic to your travel blog from Pinterest you’ll know about Tailwind. If you never heard of the best scheduling tool for Pinterest (and Instagram) please stop what you’re doing and grab a free account. Prepare to save yourself a ton of time.
You can schedule and reschedule pins to go out on all your boards, group boards and Tailwind tribes boards at intervals or all at once. Create loops of the best pins to save yourself hours of work.
How to you the Black Friday deal? Sign up for a free account (with 100 scheduled pins) and wait for the $70 OFF deal for new subscribers on Cyber Monday
Tailwind now offers an Instagram scheduling tool and a free Smart.bio link tool that anyone can use.
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)
Pcloud Cloud File Storage
Tired of paying monthly fees for cloud storage with Google or Dropbox? Never pay again with this lifetime deal from pCloud, one of the premier cloud backup and file delivery services.
Store all your photos, backups, videos, client projects, writing, music, and pretty much everything else in this massive 2 TB of space. Get 75% off the regular price this month. [ AVAILABLE NOW ]
Finishes 2nd December 2019
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.
Lonely Planet (Exclusive Early Access 40% OFF)
Guide books can be divisive. Some people love them. Some hate ’em. I think they’re a great tool when used wisely. The Lonely Planet has been around forever and their huge team of minions is hard at work as you read this scouring the world for the latest and greatest. Full of insights, funny anecdotes, and packed with details, these are the travel books that will, well, guide you. If you’re looking for that special Christmas present for the traveller in the family, here’s where to go.
Use code NOMADFLAG40 for 40% OFF everything from Tuesday 26th (a few days earlier than the general sale)
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.
Nifty Project Management
Do you struggle to keep on top of all of your projects and tasks? You could probably do with a super-powered To-Do list to manage your blog posting, outreach, affiliate deals, and social media calendar. Travel bloggers and travel website owners have to keep a lot of plates spinning. And managing contractors and staff adds another layer of complexity. Nifty is a project management and workflow collaboration tool that takes task and project management to another level. Try it yourself.
Here are the deals:
Monthly deal: 40% off for the first 4 months
Use code: NIFTY40MONTHLY
Annual deal: 20% off + 2 months gratis
Applied on Standard and Premium plans
Redeem by going to niftypm.com, choosing a plan, and clicking on ‘Redeem a promo code’ link
Start date: November 29th, 2019. Redeem before December 17th, 12 am PST
One of the original and still best social sharing plugins, Social Warfare is used on hundreds of thousands of websites.
Allow visitors to easily share to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin and other channels via a beautiful-looking embedded plugin that needs no coding.
Travel blogs without social sharing plugins are so 2019. Blast your blog into 2020!
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.
SmugMug Photo Storage & Cloud-Based Photo Backup
Note: SmugMug deals go live on 22/11/2019
SmugMug is a popular photo-hosting website where you can share images, sell images, and deliver a personalized experience to clients and the general public. SmugMug makes it easy for people to purchase your work. Perfect for the travel photographer or even the travel blogger with photography skills.
Need better backup that is also secure? Save 40% today on unlimited, cloud-based photo backup at SmugMug.
PromoRepublic Social Scheduling
PromoRepublic is about as close to “done-for-you” social media as you can get. With the largest selection of templates and pre-made posting ideas, PromoRepublic will help you promote your blog and your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
You can also auto-post your content to Linkedin and several other platforms. One feature that sets this scheduling tool apart from the competitors is the ability to auto-post and share on Google My Business, Pinterest, and Instagram. Build your travel blog following on autopilot! Grow your accounts on autopilot with the calendar scheduler.
Save $30 on a year’s Solo annual pack with code nomadflag. Original price $1.
Divi Theme is a popular WordPress theme builder offering a huge range of configuration options, page builders, and slick design.
This is the theme we built NomadFlag.com with
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!
Pixpa – Image Store, Website & Client Portfolio
Pixpa is a website builder that enables bloggers and photographers to create professional portfolio websites without coding. The platform includes an eCommerce store and blog. Showcase, share, sell and deliver your freelance or agency work online easily – all in one place. Design your own perfect portfolio website.
Pixpa is a credible alternative of Smugmug for photographers and creatives.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale: 50% discount to all users.
Travel bloggers need to travel to write about their experiences. Sounds obvious. But what’s not so obvious is that your internet connection in cafes and public networks is not secure. Using a VPN is the best way of preventing hacks.
IPVanish is one of the best VPN services available. Purchase one of the year or lifetime deals and save big.
VPN from $3.25 per month for new users
Offer ends December 3
Read more about VPNs for travel or check out the link below
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