Another Black Friday is here and below are the deals you don’t want to miss if you’re looking to make money from home and maximize your time.
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DEALS FOR YOUR WORK AT HOME OFFICE
Here are the top Amazon deals for your home office.
1. MacBook Air Laptop
*UPDATE* THEY LOWERED THIS PRICE ANOTHER $50! NOW IT’S ONLY $649.99!
When asked what laptop I recommend, I always say a MacBook. This Black Friday 2020, the Apple MacBook Air is on sale on Amazon for just $699. So if you need a new laptop for working from home, you can save $300 right now.
2. Ergonomic Office Chair
Ergonomic design with armrests and lumbar support will help you stay comfortable at your home office.
Skip the expert assembly and you’ll get this chair at a great Black Friday deal.
3. Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Working from home has many perks, but if it’s noisy from kids, pets, or neighbors, it can be difficult to focus. Noise-cancelling headphones can help you stay on task.
There are quite a few on sale, including these Beats Studio3 Wireless over-the-eat headphones that are $70 off.
4. APPLE AIRPODS WITH CHARGING CASE
Been thinking about getting a pair of AirPods? You can get these Apple AirPods with Charging Case for just $129 shipped.
Automatically connect to your Apple devices and have instant access to Siri for maximum productivity.
5. WIRELESS KEYBOARD + MOUSE
Working from a laptop on the go is great, but at my desk I prefer using an ergonomic wireless keyboard and mouse similar to this Logitech combo.
Since using a set like this, I no longer feel pain in my wrists and I can work faster with the wireless mouse compared to the laptop mousepad.
Normally $80, this wireless keyboard and mouse is only $42 during Black Friday.
6. Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Protect your eyes from the blue lights of computer screens and smartphones with a pair of blue light glasses.
These are on my list this year as those who have tried them claim they reduce eyestrain, headaches and promote better sleep.
7. BIGGER COMPUTER MONITOR
Another upgrade I’m super happy I made to my laptop is a bigger monitor. A laptop is perfect for working on the go, but the small screen is a struggle for those longer work periods at a desk.
The perfect solution was a bigger monitor screen to attach to my laptop.
This LG 24-inch monitor with split screen is 33% off for Black Friday, so for less than $100 it can be a great upgrade to a small laptop screen.
8. Wireless Printer
Another upgrade I’ve made to my home office is a wireless printer. After a couple years of not being able to print from my computer until it was plugged in, I finally bought a Brother wireless printer.
This all-in-one printer has color, duplex, wireless printing–and it includes a year’s worth of ink.
DEALS FOR IMPROVING YOUR SKILLS & FINDING WORK-AT-HOME JOBS
When you’re ready for the step-by-step plan to finally start your side hustle or even earning a full-time income from home, investing in a course is the fastest track to success.
1. BECOME A PODCAST VIRTUAL ASSISTANT COURSE
If you love podcasts and want to learn how to help people start, launch, plan, edit, or promote podcasts, you can make money as a Podcast Virtual Assistant.
This new course by Gina, Melanie, & Hailey is open for enrollment Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Save $100 with coupon code: Guinea$100
2. BECOME A PROOFREADER COURSE
If you want to start making money as a proofreader working from home, you can learn how to do that with General Proofreading.
Save $125 on the Ignite or Ignite Plus program Black Friday through Cyber Monday.
Use the coupon code: DEAL19
3. FLEXJOBS – FIND WORK-AT-HOME / REMOTE JOBS
If you’re looking to find a work-at-home job but are worried about scams, FlexJobs is a reputable site. Each job is reviewed to ensure it’s legitimate and you can access all the listings for a small monthly membership fee.
For Black Friday, FlexJobs is running a deal for up to 67% off:
- $25 for a year – 50% off
- $15 for 3 months – 50% off
- $5 for a month – 67% off
DEALS FOR PRODUCTIVITY
Need to maximize your time so you can spend more time doing what you love? Here are some productivity hacks and tools that will help you get the most out of your time.
1. iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum
Having a robot vacuum is almost as good as having a personal house cleaner. You can still spend time with the kids or get some work done while your floors are being cleaned.
During Black Friday, you can get this Roomba, which has Wi-Fi connectivity and works with Alexa, for under $200.
You can check out my complete iRobot Roomba Review here.
2. Meal Prep Containers
Meal prepping on Sunday can save you lots of time throughout the week. Glass containers like these are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Grab a set of 5 and you’ll have lunches prepared for the whole week.
3. Electric Kettle Heater
I have an electric kettle similar to this and use it multiple times per day. From oatmeal in the morning to tea before bed, an electric kettle with auto shut-off is perfect for us busy moms.
It heats water to a boil fast, saving you time so you don’t have to hover over the stove or make sure things don’t boil over in the microwave.
4. Instant Pot
Chances are you have an Instant Pot already, but if you don’t, this one is a great deal.
Instant Pots cook much faster than slow cookers (hence instant versus slow) and it cooks like the stove or over but without the babysitting.
If you like to plop things in a machine and walk away to do several other things and don’t want to worry about your food burning, an Instant Pot will become your new BFF in the kitchen.
5. FreshBooks for Bookkeeping & Invoices
If you need an easy-to-use system for tracking your business expenses, send invoices, and track income, FreshBooks is what I use and recommend.
It saves me a TON of time and hassle throughout the year. My favorite parts are that it:
- tracks income and expenses year-round
- runs year-end reports with a click of a button
- can be easily shared with my accountant so I’m ready at tax time
- can send professional recurring invoices each week to retainer clients
FreshBooks is running a great Black Friday Deal where new customers can get 50% off for the first 3 months if you skip the free trial period. Even though I didn’t get a massive deal like this, the (business) expense of this cloud accounting software is still worth it for me.
If you’re looking for a user-friendly way to do business bookkeeping, send invoices, and run year-end reports for tax time, FreshBooks is the way to go.
DEALS FOR WORK-AT-HOME GEAR
Not going to lie, the ability to work at home and wear whatever I want is as amazing as it sounds. Especially if you’re someone who does not like to get dressed up…like me.
YOGA LEGGINGS WITH POCKET
One of the best perks of working from home is wearing yoga pants and leggings every day.
Why not stock up on a comfy pair of “work pants” during Black Friday. Grab a pair with a pocket for your phone for less than $16 each.
You know what’s just as awesome as working in yoga pants every day? Working in yoga pants and slippers!
There’s not much better than being cozy, cute and comfortable. And a pair of warm slippers makes every casual lounge outfit better.
Your makeup when you work from home can be non-existent like mine most days. But once in awhile you might want to make your eyes pop with some mascara before hopping on a call or recording a video.
This 4D natural mascara is almost half-price and can be shipped for Prime members for only $12.97.
CHECK BACK FOR MORE BLACK FRIDAY DEALS 2019
More deals found throughout the day added below:
I’ve been searching for this deal for days! I’ve already bought this blender twice: one for myself and one as a gift for my mom.
I LOVE IT and use it every day. I swear I’m more productive because of the green smoothies I drink every morning. This blender is unlike others I’ve used because even kale smoothies are SMOOTH–not chunky! Sometimes I use it to puree vegetables to add to the kids’ muffins and dinners too.
Normally $400, it’s only $259 right now!
If you want to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer, a weighted blanket really could help! This is especially true if you experience anxiety.
My daughter received one as a gift, but decided she didn’t like it.. I tried and LOVED it. She took it back and it’s been on my wishlist ever since.
With this Black Friday Deal + Clip the $30 Coupon this one is only $38.90.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Amazon is also my go-to place for finding creative activities for the kids to do so I can get some work done.
Here are some Black Friday deals on things I already use or think little kids would enjoy for independent play time.
Modern Play Kitchen
Pretend play is one of the modes of play kids can get into for a long time. Play kitchen and food get a lot of use in our house!
This gorgeous KidKraft white and gold play kitchen is a Lightning Deal at only $77.99 right now!
If you have a creative kiddo who likes to make things out of crafty materials, this could definitely allow for some creative projects.
I’m grabbing this neon pack for my daughter while it’s on sale for under $5.
Teepee Play House
A reading nook, a pretend camping tent, a great hide-and-go seek spot, and a place to nap. Our teepee like this has been used many times over the past several years.
I love that it’s canvas and pine wood. No cheap vinyl or plastic here.
While I’d like to think I was the Pinterest mom who always has crafts and sensory activities ready to go for the kids when I need to get some work done, I’m not. I’m a craft or activity once-in-a-while mom who also utilizes shows like Daniel Tiger on occasion.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly tablet, you can score this one for under $60 OR grab the two-pack for just $99.98!
I snagged this lightning deal wtih 216 pieces for less than $30! I know this will keep my kids busy for a LONG time because they love different ways of building and marbles.
Even tough the Lightning deal just ended, you can still get this set for 23% off. Whether it’s a Christmas gift or a save in the closet for when you really need to get some work done toy, kids love marble runs!