Black Friday tends to be associated with getting big discounts on consumer products like tech, games, clothes, shoes, accessories and other nice-to-haves. While using Black Friday is a great time to snap up the things you want or need for your personal life, don’t neglect the opportunities to save big on your side hustle or business expenses.
With many of your business expenses tax deductible, getting a Black Friday discount on them as well is like a savings double dip. Boom!
Here are some top deals to look out for for your side hustle or business this Black Friday:
If you use accounting software, SEO programs, design software or any kind of platform subscriptions, keep your eyes peeled for Black Friday discounts. Often you can snag the annual subscription at a big discount, which not only saves you money long term, but can improve cash flow in your side hustle by eliminating a recurring expense (if you usually pay for it monthly.) Last year I got a KeySearch subscription at 30% off, and money management software PocketSmith* is slashing 30% off its annual plans for Black Friday, too. Great if you’re looking to level up the management of your side hustle finances.
Hosting and domains
Last Black Friday I scored my web hosting through SiteGround for a huge discount, and bought the 2 year subscription to eliminate that expense for a big chunk of time. If you need to register new domains or web hosting services, keep an eye out for slashed prices on your chosen providers. GoDaddy usually has a sale, so register those domains this weekend!
Trade marking and legal services
Lawyers and other professional services often slash their prices for Black Friday, serving as a great reminder to get your legal admin sorted. Pod Legal* handles all my trade marking and IP legal matters, and are offering 25% off for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Visit them on Instagram @podlegal for all the info.
Tech and office supplies
Black Friday is a great time to snap up any new tech or office supplies your side hustle or business has been hanging out for. Laptops, keyboards, screens and monitors – snap it up at a discount, tax deduct it if eligible, and you’ve saved yourself some tasty cash.
Business cards and collateral
Need new business cards, leaflets, merchandise or other promotional tidbits? Look out for opportunities to tick this off your to-do list on Black Friday with discounts from local printers and major providers like Vistaprint.