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 this year’s round-up of a bunch of key deals I know about. In this post I cover:
- Online Course Platforms
- Live Streaming Platforms
- Virtual Event and Webinars
- Membership and Community Platforms
- Coaching Platforms
- Course and Video Tools
- Video Hosting
- Web Hosting
- Marketing Tools
- E-mail Platforms
- Online Courses
Also, for a large selection of deals on apps and courses to help you grow your business and be more productive, check out all of the AppSumo Black Friday deals.
I will keep adding to this page as other deals come on line, so definitely bookmark it and check back.
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, one of the most feature-rich platforms in its class, stages out its discounts. Act now and you’ll get 30% off on monthly plans for 7 months plus bonuses valued at $2000. Check out LearnWorlds >>
Thinkific is offering 3 Months of Thinkific Start, Course Builder Academy, and an early bird bonus for just $198 (a $3000 value, according to Thinkific). Check out Thinkific >>
Teachable is offering 35% off of all annual plans and 25% off of all monthly plans. Check out Teachable >>
Podia is offering 15% off of all of its plans. This applies to new customers who sign up for the first time, existing free accounts who upgrade to a paid plan, and existing paid customers who upgrade their plan. Check out Podia >>
If you are looking for a WordPress learning management system (LMS) option, LifterLMS is one of the best. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY22 to take 30% off through November 30. Check out LifterLMS >>
The other top contender on the WordPress LMS category, LearnDash, is offering 40% on the LearnDash plugin, LearnDash Cloud, and ProPanel for new customers, add-ons included.
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.
Live Streaming Platforms
Deals on platforms designed for delivering live online events and training.
One of the most popular platforms for livestreaming, empowering your to stream to 30+ social Get 50% off of an annual plan – so, basically, 6 months for free! Check out Restream >>
30% off on all Monthly Plans for One Month. Check out OneStream Live >>
Virtual Event and Webinars
Covid forced events online and – guess what – they worked. Even as face-to-face events re-emerge, virtual conferences, webinars, and other events will remain a big part of the online education and events market.
We’ve used HeySummit for our own online events here at Learning Revolution. We like that is very straightforward and way better that just trying to get by with a standard Webinar platform. With our special link, you’ll get 60% off the first 9 months of a HeySummit license – that’s better than you will find on the company’s public Black Friday page. Check out HeySummit >>
Use the code CyberSave25 through November 29 to get 25% off the popular BlueJeans platform for webinars, web meetings, and virtual events. Check out BlueJeans >>
One of our favorite alternatives to Zoom is doing things differently and offering $850 in add-ons and 20 trees planted in your honor if you sign up for or upgrade to an annual plan. Check out WebinarNinja >>
Membership and Community Platforms
Membership is a powerful business model and combining it with community (and courses) can really stand you out in your market. Here are platforms to help you do that.
Circle, one of our all-around favorite community platforms, is offering 30% off – i.e., more than $400 annuall – of its professional plan from Friday, November 25 through Friday, December 2. Check out Circle >>
Easily the top membership site plugin for WordPress, MemberPress is offering discounts of up to 65% and the chance to win a MacBook Pro M2 through November 2. Check out MemberPress >>
If you want to add really nice community features to a WordPress site, BuddyBoss is the way to go. Write now you can get big savings on a lifetime license or 30% off an annual license of the BuddyBoss Theme and Platform (the combo you need for community and other great features). Check out BuddyBoss >>
Some of the course platforms above – Podia and Teachable, in particular – can help with managing both courses and coaching, but if coaching is your main business, you probably want a dedicated coaching platform.
Get 12 months of Upcoach – rated as our top all-around coaching platform – for just $1 per month. Check out the Upcoach platform deal >>
You can also get a a bundle of 4 Playbooks by best-selling author and superstar coach Todd Herman for only $40 (instead of $200)! Todd poured his 25-year career of scaling coaching companies, mentoring thousands of coaches, pro-athletes, and 9 figure CEO clients into these four Playbooks. They’ll help you reach more people, create better programs faster, and eliminate the usual blockers coaches like yourself have. They’ve been successfully tested on many of Todd’s clients, and they just work. Check out the book bundle >>
Paperbell, a powerful scheduling, contract signing, billing, and project management tool for coaches, doesn’t usually do Black Friday. But the company is about to raise its pricing from $50/mo to $57/monthly and from $480/yr to $570/annually. So their deal is that you can lock in current pricing is you act by November 30. Check out Paperbell >>
Course and Video Tools
Tools to help you create courses, screencasts, and tutorials; record podcast interviews; and edit your video.
iSpring has tools to help you design interactive courses quickly, build engaging assessments easily, turn PPT Slides into online courses, record and edit video lessons hassle free, transform docs into high-quality flipbooks. Usually these cost 100s of dollars a piece, but each is only $197 for Black Friday. Check out iSpring >>
This is the only sale of the year for this popular screencasting software, and they plan to raise their prices overall before year end. So, act now to get 40 percent off of current pricing on Solo premier plans. Check out Screencast-O-Matic >>
20% off the most powerful screen recording tool for Mac. Check out Screenflow >>
25% off my favorite all around screen recording tool (because it is a bit more feature rich than Screenflow and works on both PC and Mac). You can also get 25% off everything else on the TechSmith site (including SnagIt, for screen capture). Check out Camtasia >>
Just about every creator and edupreneur is producing at least some video, and you need a rock solid, reliable place to host it.
I’ve been using Vimeo Pro for years to host videos that are part of my products and/or that I don’t want to post on YouTube. Right now you can get 25% off of all annual plans from Pro up through enterprise. It’s a way to save serious money on an essential service. Check out Vimeo >>
Web hosting is one of those things I find most creators and business owners don’t put a lot of thought into, but while it’s true you shouldn’t obsess about it, it is more and more important to have really high quality hosting to make sure your site is secure, fast, and always up and running. Google cares about it, and your potential customers will leave in a heartbeat if you aren’t checking those boxes. Fortunately, there are plenty of Black Friday web hosting deals.
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. I use them for all my sites and their service is amazing. Use the code cyberweek2022 to get 4 months FREE on any annual shared plan at WP Engine. Check out WP Engine >>
Nexcess is another top contender in the managed WordPress hosting space and a strong competitor for WP Engine. With their Black Friday deal you can get 75% off 4 months of new WordPress, WooCommerce, and Magento plans. Check out Nexcess >>
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. Right now you can get 50% off an annual Leadpages subscription (save up to $444) and receive early access to their brand new AI Headline Generator. Check out LeadPages >>
OptinMonster is my favorite tool for easily creating pop-ups and banners to drive e-mail sign-ups and Webinar registrations. Through Cyber Monday you can get up to 60% off ALL OptinMonster plans. For the popular and feature-rich OptinMonster Growth plan (recommended) that’s a huge savings of more than $500. You can also enter a contest for a MacBook Air. Check out OptinMonster >>
If you want to get serious about affiliate marketing (an often overlooked business model for expertise-based businesses), 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. We’ve been using it on Learning Revolution for a long time. Through Cyber Monday, you can purchase ThirstyAffiliates or upgrade for up to 65% off using the code BF2022. You can also enter into a contest for MacBook Pro M2. Check out Thirsty Affiliates >>
If you are serious about growing a YouTube channel, then you need TubeBuddy. It’s a browser extension & mobile app that integrates directly into YouTube to help you run your channel with ease. And right now you can get 40% off of annual plans. Check out TubeBuddy >>
Tools to help you get into the inbox of your prospects and customers, engage successfully, and get results.
If you’ve been struggling to simplify your email marketing and make it really work for you, then you owe it to yourself to try out ConvertKit. And right now you can get the company’s biggest deal of the year – 31% off of an annual plan. Check out ConvertKit >>
GetResponse is offering a 15% lifetime discount for new accounts and a 15% lifetime discount for upgrades.
Get 30% off of one of the most popular email platforms along with lots of templates, social tools, integrations. Check out Constant Contact >>
If you are here on learningrevolution.net, you are probably all about helping others grow and improve, but don’t forget about yourself. Here are courses deals that can help you go further in life and business.
For entrepreneurs, Foundr has become a go-to source for education. Name the topic, and they’ve got it covered. And right now, you can get 75% off the first course you purchase and a free second course. Check out Foundr >>
Coursera is offering $100 off one year of Coursera Plus. You’ll get unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs—from leading universities and companies like Duke, Google, Johns Hopkins, and more—for just one all-inclusive price. Check out Coursera >>
If you are looking for life transformation, Mindvalley is the number one source for courses and right now you can get 40% off of a yearly membership. You’ll get access to Mindvalley’s full curriculum, weekly live sessions, meditations, and a private social network. Check out Mindvalley >>