Awesome Black Friday Deals for Creative Business Owners (2018 Edition)

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It’s that time of year again! Can you believe it?! Last time I checked it was February. It’s been a busy, busy year for Ember & Co.

I’ve never been a huge fan of the Black Friday frenzy — as a peace-loving introvert, the idea of rushing around a packed store competing for the chance to snatch up a good deal sounds downright exhausting.

I’d much rather spend my day off sipping tea by the fireplace. But I also love a good deal — so I am over the moon that online Black Friday specials are a thing, now.

As much as I yearn for simpler times; boy, is the 21-century a magical era 😉

So, without further ado, here is my round-up of some of my favorite Black Friday deals for creative entrepreneurs — and they’re all available to claim from the safety of your couch 😉

From website hosting to WordPress plugins to solid business contracts, there’s a little something for everyone!


Flywheel WordPress Hosting

You guys have heard me wax poetic about Flywheel many-a-time. It still holds true that they are my FAVORITE website host for WordPress. Yes, they are a bit of an investment compared to some of the competition, but there’s a reason for that. They’re the best in the biz. You’ll get your own private server, a wonderfully designed backend, effortless collaboration with designers/developers, and A-MAZING customer support.
💸 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Get 3 Months of FREE Hosting with the code “FLYDAY18”
Ends November 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

 

Adobe Creative Suite

If you’ve been holding off on joining Adobe CC due to the price (I don’t blame you — it’s an investment!), now is a great time to give it a try! They’ve got a great deal going for Black Friday.
💸 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Receive 25-70% off(!) of your subscription
Ends November 30, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

 

GDPR-Compliant Terms & Conditions + Privacy Policy

Feeling a bit behind the curve-ball on GDPR-compliance? You’re not the only one. I was tempted to “hack it” and put together my compliance documents myself  — but who wants to run the risk of doing it wrong and dealing with the consequences? Nope, I don’t have time for that. I downloaded GDPR-ready templates from The Contract Shop and I have so much more peace of mind now. And lucky you — you’ll get yours for much cheaper than I did! Now’s the time.
💸 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Save up to 40%
Starts Thanksgiving Day at 10:00 PM EST, ends November 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST

 

Dubsado CRM

This is another enthusiastic endorsement that will literally surprise no one. Haha. I’ve shared my love for Dubsado more than once, and it is still my FAVORITE software for creative business owners, ever. And the best part? They just released their Scheduler this week, which means you won’t have to use an additional software like Acuity to schedule your client calls/meetings. It’s an all-in-one tool that will make you look like an absolute pro. Their price is about to go up to $35/m ($350/y) on Tuesday, November 27th at 4:00 pm  — but you can a discounted rate of $20/m for a whole year if you subscribe now!
💸 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Get 20% off your first year with the code “ember&co”
Ends November 27th at 4:00 pm PST

 

Premium WordPress Plugins by GS Plugins

I’ve used GS Plugins for a few different things on my website (responsive YouTube videos, my Behance portfolio integration, etc). The plugins are high-quality and the developer is a super nice guy. He even did a special customization for me last year at my request! If you’re looking to take your WordPress website to the next level, I highly recommend checking out his plugin library.
💸 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL: Get 50% off using code “BF50P”
Ends November 30, 2019 

 


Have you found any other awesome deals worth mentioning this season?

Leave them in the comments below for your fellow creatives! Because the more we save, the more we can invest in building the business of our dreams 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving! I am more grateful for you than you know!

xo,
Caitlin

Awesome Black Friday Deals for Creative Business Owners (2018 Edition)

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