Are you making your new years resolution to finally get that WaaS off the ground? Are you looking to upgrade your current turnkey websites platform with some new tools?
It can be an expensive undertaking investing in all of these products at once.
Luckily Black Friday is here to take a little bit of the sting out of that investment!
You’ve probably been bombarded with emails about how every vendor and their mom has a super spectacular Black Friday deal.
How do you know which ones are worth investing in?
We’ve curated a list of ONLY the deals that we recommend for your WaaS. These are the products and services that I personally use in my own turnkey website platform and they’re what I recommend to others.
If you take advantage of every deal on this list you’ll save yourself over $1,300 on the first year of running your WaaS!
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KeyPress UI Manager
UI Manager is the dashboard customization plugin we developed specifically for WaaS admins. Turns out, it’s a great plugin for other uses as well!
With the KeyPress UI Manager Plugin you finally have complete control over the WordPress admin area so you can make it your own. UI Manager is the most powerful and flexible way to edit, brand, and style the WordPress back-end.
From November 23rd – Novermber 30th get 30% off!
KeyPress DNS Manager
Connect your WordPress dashboard with a compatible managed DNS provider to create zones and records for you customer’s websites directly from the WordPress dashboard.
This little plugin has really turned into something special, and we see people using it in all sorts of neat ways. It’s a one-of-a-kind plugin, so we have some big plans for it in the future.
From November 23rd – Novermber 30th get 30% off!
WP Ultimo is the only plugin we think you can’t do without if you plan to build an automated turnkey platform.
With WP Ultimo you can create your own Website as a Service platform – like Wix.com, Squarespace, WordPress.com, and more – in hours, not months! Revolutionize your business model now with WP Ultimo!
Runs from Nov, 16 – Dec 06, LIMITED TO 500 LICENSES
I recommend Beaver Builder as the best page builder for WaaS. To take full advantage, you’ve gotta get the Agency version.
Get 25% off Nov 27th – 30th.
This plugin helps you lock down Beaver Builder so your WaaS customers don’t get too overwhelmed with the experience. It makes this user-friendly plugin even user-friendlier!
Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY for 30% off Nov 23rd – 30th.
Gravity Forms is a robust, well-supported, extension-rich form builder, and it just so happens to work very well for turnkey websites.
Get 50% off the Elite license, which is the license level you need for use in your WaaS. Deal lasts Nov 25th – 28th (then continues at 30% until December 1st).
SEOPress + Insights
SEOPress is a light-weight, full-featured SEO plugin that fits perfectly in a turnkey website system.
The Pro version is multisite compatible and comes with the ability to white label.
Note: This year the Black Friday deal happens only when you bundle their new “Insights” plugin, which gives you access to keyword tracking and backlink data right in your dashboard. Unfortunately it’s for one site, so you couldn’t use it for your WaaS customers. However you could use it for you own site’s SEO needs.
Get 30% off SEOPress + Insights Nov 25th – Dec 2nd
WaaS Hero Plugins
The folks at WaaS Hero make plugins specifically for turnkey websites. They’ve go an interesting quite of tools including:
Template Hero: Allows you to store and share templates for your favorite page builder in the cloud so you can offer all your WaaS customers new page layouts.
Ultimo Widgets: Easily add the WP Ultimo account widgets to the front-end.
And they’ve got a lot of cool plugins in the works.
Get anadditional 40% OFF All Plugins Use code: BLACKFRIDAY at checkout
Get an additional 20% OFF All Access Pass Use code: ALLACCESS at checkout”
Page Builder Framework
This is my new favorite theme for WaaS. It’s lightweight, powerful, and minimalistic.
While it’s a free theme, the premium add-on gives you must-have options like White Labeling and advanced layouts.
Get 30% off Nov 23rd – 30th.
Astra Pro Bundles
If your looking for a theme framework with some killer out-of-the-box starter templates then Astra is the way to go.
You can’t go wrong with their Mini Agency bundle or splurge on the Agency Bundle to get access to their suite of other great plugins.
Get 30% off Nov 24th – Dec 1st.
WPMUDev is the hosting I recommend for new WaaS builder and/or those of you with limited technical knowledge.
There’s no host that’s easier to set-up and start using than WPMUDev, and this is the perfect deal for new turnkey builders.
Get 60% off the Agency Unlimited plan, which is perfect for not only your WaaS network, but also client sites as well.
This is actually a membership with WPMUDev which gives you all of their plugins and their website management platform, the Hub. It also comes with enough hosting credits to get you started on a solid hosting plan for no additional cost.
My other favorite host for WaaS is GridPane. They’re actually the BETTER choice, but you gotta know what you’re doing with hosting, because GridPane is a super powerful control panel that sits on top of a traditional VPS host. If that sentence just confused you, then GridPane isn’t for you.
But for those techies out there that like to tweak server settings and optimize for performance and scale, GridPane are your peeps.
They understand the ins and outs of multisite and WaaS better than any other hosting provider.
The folks over at GridPane got creative with their Black Friday offering this year. Actually, it’s a PRE-Black Friday deal. The prices for all their plans are going UP on Black Friday and again on Cyber Monday. So it behooves you to sign up NOW before prices go up.
So, basically, you’ll be getting a 50% discount if you buy NOW at current prices…because by next week the prices will be twice as high as they are now. Clear as mud? LOL. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a question on this.
If you do sign up now for the Developer Annual plan (before the price goes up), you’ll get a bunch of cool bonuses including:
- Fast Mover – First 200 – Physical book & GP goodies plus “Hook with Books” Method training and resources
- First 48 Hours – ActuallyFast.io – True Performance Tuning, Training, Resources, Checklist
- All Week – The HostingMBA Training Including Two Live Intensives and on-going live weekly training – Starts this week!
- First 500 – Care Plan Leverage – Resources and Tools to Build Your MRR
Buying or Selling a Small Web Agency
If you want to concentrate on your WaaS in the future, you may want to consider selling off your current website clients. If that’s of interest to you, this course should be too!
A 5-day series of workshops detailing everything involved in buying or selling a small website agency. This exclusive pre-sale deal for Black Friday is a whopping 50% off. This training has over $3,000 worth of materials and downloads plus transparency into a real process carried out this year.
Run by Kristina Romero and John Falke who give great transparency into the selling of Kristina’s small web agency to John, and subsequently, John’s acquisition of her business. This transparency includes a templated version of the actual contract used, transition task lists used, and the key points that made this a fair deal for both parties.
- 5 One-Hour Live Workshops (Recorded
- Lifetime Access to Recordings
- Over $3000 Value of Materials and Downloads
- Buyer/Seller Network: Student Only Database (optional)
This will be the lowest price this training will ever be so secure the deal before it’s over.
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Hi Matthew, I am finding your insights very useful as I research the potential for myself in setting up a turnkey website aspect for my business. However, I am finding it frustrating that you do not have a Search feature enabled for your blog posts!!! Any chance of adding this?
Will you be doing a Black Friday deal on your Turnkey Website course?
Matthew Rodela says
Hi Sue! Yes, I plan on offering a Black Friday deal. Are you on our email list?