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‘Tis the season for big savings!

Black Friday 2019 is technically this Friday, November 29, 2019. But in an effort to outdo each other, it seems like marketing teams are already off to the races.

I personally love a good deal, and right now, it’s prime time for holiday shopping. I can’t wait to buy tons of cozy sweaters gifts for my family.

But in the past few years, it’s also become a huge opportunity to save money on your favorite online business tools, productivity resources, and even podcasting gear.

And those business expenses add up fast, so every savings counts.

Without further ado, here are our top 10 Black Friday 2019 deals for podcasters, coaches, freelancers, online business owners, and solopreneurs. 

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may be compensated for some of these offers if you purchase. This doesn’t cost you anything, and more importantly, I’d never recommended products or services I didn’t love. Read the full disclaimer here.

[PS: If I missed a good one, let us know in the comments. I’ll keep updating this post through Monday 12/2 if I find new deals!]

Black Friday 2019 – Online Business Resources

None of these business platforms are affiliate links. Just platforms I sincerely recommend with great Black Friday promotions!

1. Teachable

If you’re thinking about adding online courses as a revenue stream for your business in 2020, there’s never been a better time to join Teachable and get an annual plan for $100s off. (No joke!)

Teachable is the #1 course creation platform, trusted by over 60,000 creators to build and sell online courses on topics as diverse as drone flying, watercolor painting, social media marketing, and even homesteading. If you’re tired of trading your time for money, we’re the platform for you.

See Teachable’s Black Friday deal >>

→ Full disclosure: I work for Teachable and do NOT earn money if you take us up on this deal. But the marketing is no lie; this really is the first discount we’ve ever done, and I’m not sure if we’ll do one again. So don’t miss it!

2. Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe is the ultimate design suite, and for Black Friday, they’re offering 40% off their entire Creative Cloud (and 70% off if you’re a student!)

See Adobe’s Black Friday deal >>

3. Optin Monster

Optin Monster is a Customer Acquisition & Lead Generation Software, and ultimately helps you leave less money on the table by making sure you capture valuable customer email addresses while prospects are visiting your site. They’re offering 35% off all of their monthly plans, which only happens once a year. 

See Optin Monster’s Black Friday deal >>

4. MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the #1 WordPress analytics plugin used by 2,000,000+ websites, and a great choice if you want to dive deeper into your data. 

You can save 60% off the Pro version and claim a free bonus gift with each purchase, which is an interesting marketing tactic. You can pick from a free license of:

✓ OptinMonster Pro

✓ WPForms

✓ RafflePress

✓ TrustPulse

✓ Neve Pro

✓ CSS Igniter (79+ premium themes)

See MonsterInsights’ Black Friday deal >>

5. Siteground

I use Siteground to host my WordPress site here at witandwire.com, and their hosting is unparalleled.

I know a lot of bloggers like BlueHost – also running a Black Friday promotion – but after starting with BlueHost, I ultimately made the switch to Siteground for faster website speed (and excellent support!)

This Black Friday, you can get up to 75% off their annual hosting services. Highly recommend if you’re using WordPress! Applied automatically at checkout.

See Siteground’s Black Friday deal >>

Black Friday 2019 – Podcasting Resources & Gear

6. Simplecast

In a sea of podcast hosting platforms, Simplecast is one of my top 3 picks. They have an easy-to-use admin dashboard, extremely useful dashboards and analytics, and top-notch customer support.

For Cyber Monday, they’re running a deal for 50% off your first three months on all new Basic, Growth, and Enterprise plans.

Use code CYBERMONDAY when you sign up for your trial to claim the deal.

Get Simplecasts’s Black Friday deal >>

7. Blue Yeti USB Microphone

The Blue Yeti is our #1 choice for new podcasters, and for good reason!

Check out the full comparison post here: Which podcast microphone is best for beginners? Our top 5 picks (2019 edition)

This Black Friday, they’re doing a bundled deal with Assassin’s Creed, the video game. The microphone typically sells for $120-$129, and right now I see prices as low as  $102! (So good!)

In other words, it’s the best time of the year to buy the Blue Yeti. (And don’t forget to add in a pop filter!)

Check Blue Yeti pricing >>

8. Audio-Technica ATR2100 USB Cardioid Microphone

Another favorite from our best microphones list, the ATR2100 is a time-tested podcaster favorite for newbies. B&H is having a mega holiday sale this week, and at $62, this microphone is a great budget option if you’re trying to stay under $100.

Check ATR2100 pricing >>

9. MXL Mics 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

This was my first podcast microphone, and it’s going for $60 off! I’ll add a small disclaimer though; if you’re a new podcaster, or don’t love playing around with tech, I’d recommend the Blue Yeti instead. The MXL 770 isn’t a USB microphone, which means you’ll also need to purchase an audio interface and some additional accessories to make it work.

So although I’m including this deal – it’s too good to ignore! – I’d only buy the MXL 770 if you’re extremely confident you want the interface setup.

See the MXL 770 microphone >>

10. “Recording in Progress” door sign

Just for fun! This $6.99 purchase will accomplish two things:

1. Remind people not to bother you while you’re recording, and 

2. Make you feel LEGIT.

See the “Recording in Progress” door sign >>

Year-Round Deals

In addition to these limited-time offers, here are some of my favorite year-round offers on my favorite tools and resources.

  • Airtable: Organize any data – like prospecting, content, or students – with this Spreadsheet-on-steroids platform. My inner data nerd rejoices every time I use Airtable. — Get a free account!
  • Bonsai: My favorite contracts & invoicing tool for freelancers. — Get one month free!
  • Buzzsprout: One of my 3 favorite podcast hosting platforms. When you join, get a $20 Amazon gift card! — Get $20 gift card
  • ClickUp: I’ve tried ~every~ task management platform, and ClickUp is my favorite. — Get a free account!

Deal Watch

These companies have done Black Friday deals in the past, so we’re waiting to see if they release something for 2019. (We’ll update this post if we hear!)

  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify
  • Asana
  • Trello
  • ClickUp

Did we miss a great deal? Let us know in the comments!