Everybody loves a good deal; that’s why the last Friday of November is so special. Most companies have some sort of deal going on that day (some even the whole month) which makes the transition into the last month of the year exciting. As a freelancer, Black Friday is even more opportune because you can finally get those tools that you’ve been eyeing all year long that will make your work faster and smarter.
If you were not able to buy what you needed because the price tag was a bit too steep, then Black Friday brings you good tidings. But there’s only so many two-for-one or half-off offers that you can spend your money on. The advertising can get a bit loud this time of year, leaving you stumped on what you really need to buy. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of must-haves that are on sale this week, to help you get more bang for your buck.
AppSumo is your one-stop-shop for all things digital. They have software, ebooks, and courses that will make you a better freelancer and an even better entrepreneur. They partner with big companies like EverNote and MailChimp to provide their services to you at reduced prices. Although they have deals all year round, Black Friday is when their prices are at an all-time low. They have a vast range of resources ranging from SEO, accounting, productivity, design, social media, even legal content to help you cover your hustle.
BlueHost is an all-in-one website platform that has resources to help you build and host your website. If you already have a website then you can use their resources solely for hosting. Either way, the site is one of the most secure, easiest to use, and cheapest in the website market right now. For shared hosting, you can pay as little as $2.95 per month but the price can be higher for private hosting. For Black Friday, they’re offering up to 60% off on select products. If you’re thinking about building your website (as you should) BlueHost is the place for you.
Since most of your work may be remote, you need to have a reliable, up to standard computer that doesn’t take 10 minutes just to boot. Dell is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of computers and computer-related hardware and they’re having a huge sale lasting up to Cyber Monday (30th November) on a couple of their devices. Some of those deals could see you saving up to $550 on a new laptop, not to mention all the money you’ll save on their offer for free shipping.
Those pesky grammatical errors you keep making can be a thing of the past- for life. With ProWritingAid, you can get 50% off a lifetime access license, making you a better writer and landing you more gigs. Their editing tool is driven by cutting edge AI technology that will help you improve your writing style and correct all your grammatical and semantic errors, so you don’t have to second-guess the accuracy of your work. They also have a 25% off deal for the purchase of an annual license.
You don’t have to be a professional graphic designer to make stunning visuals with Canva. Their wide range of tools can help you design anything from infographics to magazines, resumes, ebooks, thumbnails for videos, animations, and logos. With a paid subscription you’ll get access to thousands of templates as well as their extensive gallery of stock images that’ll help you promote your brand. On this Black Friday, you’ll enjoy access for 4 separate accounts if you pay for just one. So if you work in a team, this deal will make collaboration that much easier.
Ranking on Google is important, that’s why you must ensure that your website and all the content you create is SEO optimized. If you want more readership on your blog and more clicks on your social media pages then SEOPress is the tool for you. It has easy-to-use features that will help you find your footing even if you’re an SEO newbie. Plus, it’s already incredibly affordable compared to other plugins. You’ll get 50% off this Black Friday for the purchase of this tool using the code BLACKFRIDAY50.
Staying productive all day long can be difficult with so many distractions around. If you work on a computer then you understand how hard it is to resist scrolling through your social media feed when you should be working. TimeCamp is a time management tool that can help you become more productive by blocking those time-wasting apps while you work so you don’t get distracted. If you fall on the other end of the spectrum and don’t know how to pull yourself away from your work, then TimeCamp can help you too. Their black Friday deal runs from 23rd November to 1st December, offering you 4 months off on your premium subscription.
To stay competitive, you have to expand your resume with new and up-to-date skills. Udemy offers a comprehensive choice of online courses such as web development, digital marketing, and design, that can help you broaden your scope. If you are a student, they’re also a good source of academic content in science, arts, mathematics, and language. This year, their black Friday deals include limited-time offers and courses for as cheap as $10.
Before you go
Black Friday is exciting- there’s no doubt about that. But it’s also a time when scammers are on the prowl, preying on vulnerable shoppers hunting for bargains. So be on the lookout for suspicious sounding offers. That 90% off deal might just be too good to be true. To cut out the middle-man, shop on the product’s official website so you’re sure the item that you are purchasing is legitimate. Also, don’t play fast and loose with your credit card details until you’re sure the seller is not out to get you. With that in mind, you’re sure to have a pleasant Black Friday experience without any mishaps.