Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great times to get some deals – and that applies to course creators and other edupreneurs as much as anyone else.
For your convenience, here’s a round-up of a bunch of key deals I know about. In this post I cover:
- Online Course Platforms
- Webinar and Virtual Event Platforms
- Creation and Production Tools
- WordPress Options
- Marketing Tools
A couple of important notes: First, all of these are affiliate links. If you buy something, I get a small commission. That doesn’t cost you anything and it helps me keep Learning Revolution going for you. Second, some of these apply only to new customers. Sorry, not my decision.
Online Course Platforms
Deals on platforms designed for creating and selling online courses.
LearnWorlds will start off Black Friday week on Monday, November 23 with a 35% discount on annual Learning Center plans for one year. That is $1,256 in savings. As they move through the Black Friday week, the discount percentage will drop to 30% and then 25% but it will be valid for Pro Trainer plans as well. So, early birds win with LearnWorlds. Check it out >>
Get a full-year of Teachable basic for just $298 – regularly $468 (so, pretty close to half off) or $748 for an annual professional plan – regularly $1,428. You can also save 58% on the Business plan and get one year of group coaching thrown in. Check it out >>
Thinkific is offering 6 months of Thinkific Pro + Growth for the price of 4 – i.e., $396 (that’s $198 in savings), as well as all the tools and training to guide them through their course creation journey. That’s a total value of over $1800! Check it out >>
Whether you are a new customer or an existing customer looking to upgrade, act by end of day November 30 and you will get 15% off for the life of your subscription. This deal also covers existing customers upgrading from monthly billing to annual billing during this period. You’ll get two months free by switching to an annual plan, PLUS the 15% off! Check it out >>
Just in case you are wondering, Kajabi does not offer Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals anymore. Still, I think it is a great deal at any time.
Webinar and Virtual Event Platforms
Deals on platforms designed for delivering live online events and training.
The Webinar Ninja deal opens on Friday, November 27, 2020 at 12am PST and ends 11:00pm PST. You get 2 free months, 15% off for as long as you’re a member, and these amazing bonuses valued at $2,569. Just click the link and use promo code BFDEAL2020. Check it out >>
This is a big one: get 50% off of any HeySummit plan for life. It’s a powerful but simple platform for creating online summits, conferences, talk-series, community calendars, courses, and more. HeySummit also offer a range of professional services to help you make your event a success. Check it out >>
Creation and Production Tools
Tools to help you create professional screencasts and tutorials, record podcast interviews, edit your video, and stream live to your audience.
From Cyber Monday (November 30) to December 3, you can get 25% off all TechSmith products, including Camtasia – which I view as the leading screen capture and video editing tool that works on both PCs and Macs. Really, this is one every edupreneur should have in their tool kit.
Screenflow and Wirecast
From November 18th through December 2nd, Telestream is offering 20% off of Screenflow (the main Mac alternative to Camtasia) and on Wirecast, an affordable way to get up and running with live, professional video streaming.
Whether for your main Web site, your course platform, or both, WordPress is a great option. Here are deals on hosting, membership plug-ins, learning management system plug-ins, and more.
You’re not still trusting your WordPress hosting to a cheap provider are you? If you are (I won’t tell), it’s really time to start treating your websites as a serious business asset and move to WP Engine (which I use for all my sites). Use the code CYBERWPE30 to get 5 months FREE on any annual shared plan at WP Engine. Check it out >>
LearnDash – my top all around recommendation for a WordPress-based online course platform – is sticking strictly to the actual days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday for its deals, but you will get 50% off any LearnDash plan if you act on those days. Use:
- Coupon code: BF2020 (for Nov. 27th, 7AM-4PM EST Only)
- Coupon code: CM2020 (for Nov. 30th, 7AM-4PM EST Only)
MemberPress, easily the top membership site plugin for WordPress (I use it), will be offering up to 60% off its products and the chance to win a brand new 27″ Apple iMac w/ Retina 5K DisplayGet up to 60% off of one of the best all-in-one membership plug-ins for WordPress. Check it out >>
Definitely one of the top WordPress LMS options. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY20 to take 20% off through November 30. Check it out >>
Keep in mind, too, that you can launch a LifterLMS site in seconds on WPEngine. Check it out >>
BuddyBoss, one of the best themes/platforms there is for selling memberships, courses, and building online communities on WordPress, is offering the opportunity to purchase a lifetime license at a deep discount – i.e., you pay once and can use it forever. Check it out >>
Having effective sales pages and pop-ups is critical to succeeding with any Web-based business. LeadPages is my go-to resources for easily creating template-driven landing pages. If you sign up for an e-mail notification from them before November 25, you can get 60% off. After that, you can still get 30% off by visiting their website by November 30. Check it out >>
OptinMonster is my favorite tools for easily creating pop-ups and banners to drive e-mail sign-ups and Webinar registrations. For Black Friday, OptinMonster is offering up to 60% off of all of its plans and the opportunity to win a 13-inch MacBook Pro valued at $2000. Check it out >>
If you want to get serious about affiliate marketing, you will need a good way to manage your affiliate links – i.e., to shorten them and make them look nice, organize them, easily track results, etc. ThirstyAffiliates does this and a whole lot more. I’ve been using it on Learning Revolution for a long time. Get up to $70 off of the ThirstyAffiliates Pro Add-On through Cyber Monday. Check it out >>