How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

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Internet commerce is emerging very quickly and helps people to save more money. According to eMarketer eCommerce sales will grow from $225.5 billion in 2012 to $434.billion in 2017. As most of the products being sold online are digital it’s very easy to get decent discounts and save up some cash. In this article I’ll share some of the hacks for getting best design deals on the Web.

Cheap domain names

Every website, would it be a blog, shop, app page or social network needs a domain name. The so called “dot com boom” is bigger than ever but the problem is that most of the best .com names are taken and if you want to re-buy them from owners for you or your startup it can cost from $100 to $1 million (fb.com domain name was sold for $8.5 million).

Use Domai.nr to hack domain name and see which ones are available.
Get a cheap .co domain name which is getting more and more accepted by the world as .com domains are taken.

Check for discount codes for GoDaddy and you’ll get a domain for as little as $0.99/year.
You’ll surely need a hosting to host your website so check for hosting that offers free domain name. To name a few: Bluehost, WPWebhost, Squarespace.

Join an affiliate program of GoDaddy or alternative company to get special discounts and use them for yourself or your clients.

Join programs for startups

As startups are getting more popular globally there are many websites providing special discounts or even free products and services for startups. To apply for these programs you might have to buy a domain or prove that you are working in a startup area.

F6S Deals

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Rewardli

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Go.CO

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Special design deals for designers & developers

There are numerous of deal websites specifically created for designers and developers. Get new software, design templates, learning resources and tons of design resources like brushes, fonts, mockups, textures, stock photos and more. Prices vary from as little as $1 to $97 but the value you get is amazing time and money saver in the long run.

BundleHunt

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Software, tools and design resources.

Dealotto

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Get discounted software, learning materials and design resources with a chance to win everything for free.

My Design Deals

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Generally design resources including fonts, textures, stock photos and ready to use templates.

Mighty Deals

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Courses, ebooks, design resources, software and templates.

Design TNT

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Design resources including vector graphics, templates, Photoshop brushes and tutorials.

InkyDeals

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Templates, ebooks and design resources like mockups, vector graphics and icons.

DealFuel

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Design resources, WordPress theme, software and learning materials.

Design Cuts

How to Find the Best Design Deals on the Web

Design resources including textures, fonts, templates, mockups, icons and more.

Summary

As you can see now, it is possible to save a lot of money up to 95% of the price if you spend some time for research. Hopefully these resources listed here will help you save time and money working on your projects whether for yourself or your clients. Happy shopping.

About the Author

Tomas Laurinavicius is an adventurous designer and entrepreneur. Editor-in-chief at Despreneur and Product Manager at Refe. Connect with me on @tomaslau.

5 Comments

  1. Nathan Brook
    January 31, 2014

    I agree with much of what you recommend here. Designer should ensure that their design is integrated properly and works with the domain.

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  2. Scott Mills
    January 31, 2014

    Great list Tomas. Another one to add to it: appskout.com

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  3. Andrew
    February 3, 2014

    Hi Tomas,
    Getting good deals is something that I am all over. I have used just about every free website builder out there, unfortunately they never worked. They probably didn’t work because they were free and I didn’t put a lot of money into them. Thanks for sharing these great tips on deals!
    Andrew

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  4. Jay
    February 12, 2014

    Also another to add http://designers.ownmutually.com

    Perhaps if the deals are over the budget you can use ownmutually.com to split the cost. Note that you should checkout the licensing terms before doing so.

    Reply
  5. Tom Ross
    May 2, 2014

    Hey Tomas, how are you man? Thanks SO much for sharing Design Cuts here. I just discovered this post, and we really appreciate you sharing the site with your audience here. :)

    Reply

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