It’s about that time of year again where we all look after sales on our favorite products and services. I know I typically do a lot of shopping around this time, but it’s not always for personal use, but also business.
Service/Support Update: Since it is Thanksgiving week for us, our support will be a bit slower in responding to questions and tasks. We enjoy spending time with our friends and family during the holidays, so we will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week. We appreciate your understanding.
We here at iMark Interactive had a discussion at the beginning of this year about how many sales we do per year. It used to be about 4-5 sales, but then we realized that in order to help the most people we can with WordPress support, we would just price our services at a competitive rate and provide exceptional service. Because we want to help everyone that needs WordPress help, we decided to scale back our sales this year.
Having said that, we know that people love sales and we wanted to throw just one this year during Black Friday/Cyber Monday. This isn’t going to be your typical Black Friday sale and that’s because with our already very competitive and low prices, we can’t offer you that much in terms of a sale. Many times in these big sales, you aren’t really scoring much of a deal anyway, especially in retail goods. Retailers often slowly raise the price before Black Friday, so they can give you a 70% off sale. You really just end up paying close to the same amount you would have buying it in June, but alas.
So, without talking more about how the retail industry messes with us, lets move on to our Black Friday deals and some others around the web on services we recommend.
Our Black Friday Sale
As noted, we don’t have a very crazy discount on our services this Black Friday, but we still want to pass something along to those who are wishing to use our services going forward. This year, we have three sales going on.
Important: All of our deals start November 19th and end midnight, November 26th.
10% Off Our Monthly Support Plans – BLACKFRIDAY10
This is for new customers only, but you can now get 10% off every month (ongoing) on one of our monthly support plans. You can find the plans here. You’ll use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY10 during checkout to get this deal.
10% Off Beginner Blogger Tune-up – BLACKFRIDAY10
This is our new service that people are excited about and have been asking for some time to have. We will basically check over your site and make sure it’s setup correctly on a technical level to ensure security, speed, and proper function. You can check out more about the tune up here. Enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY10 during checkout to get this deal.
25% Off Our Understanding CSS Course – BLACKFRIDAY25
We launched our CSS course a few months ago in hopes to teach people the basics of CSS in a cost-effective manner. The course has been doing very well, but we wanted to push a little deal your way. This will give you 25% off and you get access to the course instantly and for as long as it is around. There is no expiration on the course and you get any new content that is added. You can check out the course below.
Awesome Black Friday Deals on Recommended Services
If you’ve ever taken our free WordPress course, you know we have a few recommendations on services out there. We change our recommendations based on how well the service is doing, but we provide them to help people. Since Black Friday is a big sale time for almost everyone, we found a few services that we have recommended are having some sales, plus, one exclusive deal just for us and our readers.
Exclusive Social Pug Deal
We move away from Social Warfare due to the many issues that plugin had this year. We no long recommend it or use it on any of our sites. We moved to Social Pug and even helped provide feedback for the migration tool they built. It helps pull over information from Social Warfare Pro users to Social Pug Pro. They normally don’t provide sales, but I reached out and they came through. The deal is below and ends on December 1st!
20% Off Social Pug Pro using Coupon Code: THE_BLACK_FRIDAY
This is only for the first 50 people! Yes, they only provided 50 coupons here, so if you want it, you can only get it here for 20% off!
We love ShortPixel. It’s one of the best image compression tools out there, alongside Imagify. If you have uploaded large images to your WordPress site, this plugin can not only resize, but also compress them. It will even save your old photos just in case the compression doesn’t do well for a particular image.
Right now they are offering 2.5X the credits when you purchase a plan. So, before you could get 30,000 credits for $20, but now you can get 75,000. While there are free options out there, they don’t compare.
This deal ends on November 27th and is active now.
This is one of our favorite caching plugins. It’s probably the best out there outside of Swift Performance. It provides features that you need about 5 plugins to handle and it’s cheap. We use it on this site and many of our customers’ sites as well. They have great support if you can’t get something working, so you don’t have to worry about that.
They are offering 35% off your WP Rocket license and this deal starts on November 20th and ends November 27th.
Genesis is our favorite framework and one we recommend to most customers. We use it on both our sites and love it. We work with it regularly with our customers as well. It’s a solid platform with clean code and ease of use. They are doing a sale this Black Friday that ends on November 30th. You can get 20% off the framework and all child themes!
If you’re just beginning in your blogging journey, we recommend SiteGround. They provide features most companies don’t have at a low introductory price. While we don’t use them for sites that run over 100,000 visitors a month (for that we recommend BigScoots), SiteGround has a great shared hosting platform. For Black Friday, they are offering 75% off their regular pricing for all plans. This is a promotional rate, so please pay attention to the regular rate before you sign up. After your promotional period (between 1 and 3 years), this is what the price will go to.
This deal starts on November 23rd and ends November 26th.
If you have a blog that doesn’t use your own photos, then you need something like Deposit Photos. This site has thousands (probably millions) of stock photos you can use on your site. You should not ever use photos from Google in your posts. You can get sued for copyright infringement. This is why we use and recommend Deposit Photos.
This deal is through AppSumo and you can get 100 image credits for only $49. That is $0.50 per image. The best part is you can stack them, so you can keep ordering this deal to get a ton of credits. This deal ends when they run out, so get it now while you can!
Alright, that’s about it for right now. I know there are more deals out there, but we wanted to make sure we let you know about our deals here first. As we find more deals, we will add them to this post just for you to save a bit more on your favorite products and services.
If you have any questions about these deals or anything else, just contact us.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!