Originally, this was my list of best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals for bloggers and freelancers.
Then, I thought, why limit it to just black friday?
Why not look for deals every day of the year? So this is my new and improved list of excellent deals and programs for bloggers and freelancers.
These companies offer a great service, at an affordable price, and I wanted to share them with you here:
Okay, I’ve seen this insane deal from AppSumo for Depositphotos all over the blogosphere for three years—and I NEVER understood why bloggers loved it, until now!
You see, I thought every blogger was buying the same set of 100 stock photos, and I thought that was silly because we’d all have the same photos. But…that’s wrong!
This actually gives you credits that allow you to stock up on ANY of the 80 MILLION+ photos on this stock site, and you can pick 100 of your choosing.
You can purchase this deal AS MANY times as you want.
This is key for me, because the new blogs I’m starting are in vastly different niches: blogging, freelancing, and food. So I’m gonna buy this one a few times so I stock up on hundreds of photos for my niche sites.
The images are ROYALTY-FREE and allowed to be used for commercial purposes (ebooks, ads, social media posts, blog posts, etc.)
I’m not trying to be a fear monger, but there has been a rise in the number of tiny bloggers who have been slapped with BIG fines from law firms that specifically target small businesses that illegally (usually unknowingly) used “free stock photos” that were actually stolen from photographers.
Using a PAID stock photo service ensures this won’t happen to you. I personally have stopped using free stock photos because I don’t want to risk it.
Need help with a WordPress Site?
If you need help with your WordPress site, or blogger tech support, I have some great guys for you.
They are my go-to guy for ALL things technical with my blog. When I need a Pinterest code pasted into the HTML of my site? I email them.
When I get weird spam reports on my blog? I email Grayson. They will work on one-off projects, or on an affordable monthly subscription. They can also help you transfer your blog domain from http to https, if you have not done so already.
You can check out their pricing page here. I hope you will check them out. I can’t say enough good stuff about them.
Do you need a great web host?
You need a great host to launch your freelance website or build a profitable blog. This is the ONLY web host I use and recommend. And yep—I use them for whereverwriter.com. :)
OptinMonster helps you skyrocket your email list by giving you tons of tools to make your opt-in forms on your site beautiful and enticing. I just started using it this year and am impressed! It’s got so many opt-in forms—from popups to scrolling mats—that I haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to using this powerful software.
Interested in Learning Affiliate Marketing?
If you want to make money through affiliate marketing, this is probably THE most popular course in the blogging world. The lovely Michelle, who teaches the course, makes an astounding $72,000+ a MONTH from affiliate income alone.
You won’t want to miss that one!
Need help with your Social Media?
More specifically, Pinterest. This is the ONLY Pinterest course I recommend! I took it myself and it helped more than any other Pinterest resource to boost my traffic.
Last, but certainly not least, I hired a Virtual Assistant to help me with my blog this year and it was one of the smartest things I have ever done. I was feeling very overwhelmed by all the things I needed to get done on a daily basis. I own more than one business, so I was never doing anything efficiently.
So, I hired a very well trained VA and she has helped me every step of the way.
It is reported that VA’s are making upwards of $100,000 a year nowadays and I can tell you from experience, a good one can change your business.
If you are looking to hire a VA, or become one yourself, you can find a checklist here to help you get started.
That’s it for my deals of the day/month/year for bloggers and freelancers. All of the programs I mentioned have been really good for me. I hope they can help you too.