Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotions

Here are this year’s best Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions in education, themes, plugins, and services.



  • FBInfluence – Amy Porterfield, author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies, is officially relaunching the Facebook Influence program at noon EST on Black Friday. Learn how to get real traffic, leads, and profits from your Facebook page. You can’t go wrong with Facebook education when Mari Smith and Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner give it a thumbs up! Lots of great bonuses included (a $1,770 value) – get it now for only $97.
  • Blog Topics – Running out of ideas? Chris Brogan created a weekly series of emails with 10 new blog topic ideas and ways to use them. Now you can get the 45 weeks’ worth of emails – 450 blog topics – plus solid writing advice for $77.60 (normally $97) with the discount code INSIDER.
  • Blog Topics Master Class – Need more than just topic ideas? Chris Brogan also offers a in-depth class with 16 weeks of writing advice, video tutorials, live interactive sessions with Chris Brogan, two blog or writing critiques, and unlimited email access during the course. Get this course for $516 (normally $795) with the discount code INSIDER and subscribing to the Human Business Works newsletter. You can also do three payments of $172 with the discounts.


  • Blog Post Promotion Guide – Get a copy of my popular Blog Post Promotion Guide which helps bloggers promote their own posts, guest posts, contest posts, and posts for clients for $12.50 – that’s half off the regular price with free access to future revisions. Use discount code BFRICMON today through Monday the 26th at 11:59PM PST.
  • 10 Week Gameplan for a Top 100k Blog – Kiesha Easley of We Blog Better recently released this ebook on how to take your blog from set-up to top 100K Alexa ranking in 10 weeks or less as well as monetize it. Get your copy for $7 (normally $16) using the discount code THANKSGIVING today through Monday the 26th at midnight EST.
  • Problogging Action Plan – Jane Sheeba of Problogging Success is offering a 50% discount on her ebook through Cyber Monday with the discount code blackfriday2012. This book is geared for newbie bloggers, bloggers who aren’t getting the results they want, and those who want to start blogging with the goal of making money online.

WordPress Themes & Plugins

  • StudioPress – Need new WordPress themes? StudioPress is offering 25% off of the Genesis Framework, child themes, and Pro Plus Package. The best deal – the Pro Plus Package – gets you all of the current and future StudioPress themes for $262.46 (normally $349.95). This is perfect if you have lots of WordPress sites or if you are a WordPress consultant. If you have previously purchased the Genesis Framework and one or two child themes, you also get the returning customer discount which makes it $209.97 for the Pro Plus Package. The sale ends at 5PM PST on Monday the 26th.
  • Premise – Planning to create digital product downloads, sales pages, landing pages, or membership gateways to make money online? Premise is the complete digital sales and marketing system for WordPress. Get it now for $95 (normally $165). The sale ends at 5PM PST on Monday the 26th.
  • CommentLuv Premium – Want to get more out of CommentLuv, the plugin that allows comment authors on your blog to leave behind a link to their latest posts? How about getting CommentLuv, GASP (the simple anti-spam captcha checkbox), and Twitterlink (the plugin that allows you to leave a link to your Twitter handle with comments) plus advanced features all in one? Get it now for an unlimited number of sites for $97 (normally $197) .

Web Hosting

  • HostGator – Huge discounts including 50% off web hosting and $1.95 domain name registration (when purchased with web hosting) starting at midnight CST on the 26th until 11:59PM CST.
  • WP Engine – Get $25 off of each month for the first 2 months of WordPress hosting service with the coupon code blackcyber. Discount starts at midnight on the 23rd and is good through Monday the 26th.

General Shopping

  • Amazon – Amazon has been offering amazing prices all week on just about anything as a part of Black Friday Deals Week. Be sure not to miss it!

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Blogging / Content

Business / Career


  • 7 Habits of Highly Prolific Writers – Do you want to be able to write fast – and with ease? Check out these seven habits of highly prolific writers.
  • Facebook for Freelancers: Groups, Pages or Profiles? Once you’ve decided Facebook is right for you as a freelancer, you’re ready to put together an action plan on how you’ll use it to promote your business and market your services. There are the three set-ups Facebook offers, and each has its advantages and disadvantages.
  • 60 Resources for Freelance Writers – All Freelance Writing brings you 60 resources for freelance writers aspiring to start or grow their freelance writing career.
  • 7 Pricing Strategies Based on Research Studies – Get a few tips on ways to improve the pricing of your services by looking at a few research studies on people’s buying behaviors.
  • How To Build Confidence in Your Writing Ability – The confidence is buried deeply, and the good news is that there are steps you can take to tease it out to the fore. Here are some of the things you have to do in order to find and build confidence in your writing ability.

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

Share Your Best Blog Posts

Every week on Friday, I start a thread on the Social Media Examiner Blogging Club so members can share their favorite blog post of the week. It’s free to join, so sign up, find today’s best blog post thread, and share your proudest blogging achievement of the week!

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo is another night sky shot from Cedar Breaks in Southern Utah featuring the Milky Way.

Night Sky

Be sure to check out Jason Hines’ photography blog and Utah wedding photography website for more photos. Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+!

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  1. says

    Nice Kristi,
    Again awesome list of resources to read, but little different this time, I like most Photo of the week “Night Sky Shot ” Thanks to Jason to catch such a nice incidence.