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How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful In 2017

 How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful in 2017

How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful in 2017?

I’ll show you exactly how.

First, though, let’s understand a bit more about Black Friday and the Thanksgiving Holiday in America.

According to Wikipedia…  

How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful in 2017

Some stores are even open on Thanksgiving Day for special deals and discounts. 

People line the sidewalks in certain stores, waiting for the doors to open so they can get a good deal on a TV, the latest “must have” toy or some other item that is in high demand for holiday gift giving.

Thanksgiving is a family holiday where people get together and eat the traditional Turkey dinner, watch football, and hang around the house all day feasting and gathering with family members. 

Others might volunteer to work at the local food banks, or serve folks a traditional dinner at their church or at the Salvation Army community kitchen.

But Black Friday seems to supersede Thanksgiving for a great many people these days. 

They will cut short the family gathering to run out shopping on Thanksgiving day.

They gleefully forsake tradition to stand on long lines just to grab discounts and deals at big box and department stores.

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Are you wondering why I’m talking about Black Friday?

Well here’s the thing… 

The Friday after Thanksgiving always had a different meaning to me.

Although I never could eat or even smell Turkey roasting, I have wonderful childhood memories of Thanksgiving.

In the morning, I spent it watching my black and white TV while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was being televised to the world.

Although we lived nearby, we dared not fend the cold and the crowds to attend live.  That was just for tourists and media, lol.

At the end of the parade, Santa would come riding on his sleigh. 

And that, my friends was the beginning of the magical season for me. 

The day after Santa’s arrival in the big parade, was Black Friday.

But that didn’t mean finding deals and discounts in the big stores.

There wasn’t any shopping done on Black Friday by anyone in my family. 


Black Friday was dedicated to visiting Macy’s on 34th Street in New York City, are you with me?

But it wasn’t for shopping.

It was to see the REAL Santa who took up residence for the season inside of Macy’s Department store.

Oh, what a joy it was to write down my “list for Santa,” detailing all the things I wanted for Christmas… the treasures I’d read off to the Macy’s Santa as I sat on his lap. 

It became a tradition that I carried on with my own daughter in her early childhood.

The season of “giving thanks” had given way to the season of “giving gifts” that commenced on Black Friday. 

From early childhood to now,  there is a feeling deep within me that makes me just want to burst into a smile, or a nod to a stranger. 

It was a magical time of giving… of purchasing gifts for the special people in our lives, and watching them open them on Christmas morning… a magical conclusion to the amazing “season of giving.”

Giving is so much better than receiving isn’t it? 

Maybe that is why people rush out at midnight on Black Friday… flock the stores, stand in long lines and drain their credit cards.

But wait….We now have Cyber Monday. 

Ahhh… What a treat that is. 

I have already downloaded an app on my phone to be notified by Amazon of the hot deals that keep popping up… in real time 🙂

I guess that is really my preferred style of shopping these days.

How about you?

Who wants to bother with stores when everything can be done with a touch of the finger? 

Cyber Monday deals are amazing and I can purchase everything I want just by surfing my computer, or mobile device.

Are There Any “Real” Black Friday Deals ?

Why the heck am I going on with Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Well my dear friends, I do have my very own special deal for YOU.

It’s a 75% discount that I’m running from Black Friday To Cyber Monday. 

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So, yes, there are real deals out there, and this is one of them.

If you are on my Email List, you know that already. 

If not, listen in…

I’m running a Black Friday 2016 Special.

I started it a few days early, and plan to run with it through Cyber Monday.    

That’s it, I’m pulling it down then.

I call it …

“Work With Me in 2017”

You see, my Top Tier Coaching program was devised to help bloggers and online entrepreneurs build an honest to goodness, successful and profitable business, right from their computers or mobile devices.

We’re talking about a total internet business.

People want to do that, but don’t know how to begin, or how to take what they’ve built and make it profitable.

So, I coach them 1-on1, individually and privately.

I know some of you reading this are already enrolled in that program.

When you enroll as one of my personal coaching clients, we have real-time, personal conversations about what will work for YOU.

This is not a video course that I’m packaging into something to market as a “coaching program.”

This is the real deal

My Top Tier Coaching is true, real-time, individual coaching.

It’s funny, but in meeting with others in this industry, I’ve come to realize that most of what they call “coaching” is really just pre-packaged training of the one-size-fits-all variety.

My Top Tier Coaching Program is the real deal, though.

I’ll really be there for you to get you through the thick and thin of building a reputable, honest and profitable online business and blog.


Here’s the thing: 

My standard Top Tier Coaching Program is a 2-month coaching program costing just under $500.    

In 2017 it is going up to about $700. 

So, If you are a serious student entrepreneur, you can pay the $700 for 60 days of Top Tier Coaching   


you can rack up a 75% discount with my Black Friday – Cyber Monday Special.

Here is how: 

I’m rolling out my first ever Annual Coaching Plan 

That’s 12 months of 1-on-1 coaching designed to make 2017 “Your Year” to succeed online.

2017 Can Be Your Breakthrough Year… if you’re willing to act on it.

I really like the idea of adding an Annual Coaching Plan as a year-end special, but I got stuck on pricing it.

If you enrolled in my standard plan, it would cost you about $700 for 60 days, that would cost you over $4,000 if you coached with me for 12 months.

I know that is a lot and I know some of you are really working so hard to break through and build a great business. 

I also know you would love to make your 2017 YOUR YEAR

I really want to help you get to that point, so…

while I don’t know what price my new annual coaching plan should be (something around $4,000), I have decided to offer this Black Friday Special:

I’m going to cut about 75% off that $4,000 and keep the price totally affordable. 

It will end up costing you only a little bit more than my 60 -day program, but instead of working with me for 2 months… you’ll get 12 months!

Now that’s really cool.

Are you serious about making 2017 Your Year?   

Let me Help You become a big Success in 2017. 

Here’s how I can help:  

How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful in 2017

So, now I’d like to hear from you.

What does Black Friday mean to you?

What are your favorite Thanksgiving memories and traditions?

What do you think about my Black Friday coaching special?

Let’s chat it up, peeps 🙂

Have a wonderful holiday of gratitude, thanks and giving.


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Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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28 Responses to How Can Black Friday 2016 Make You Successful In 2017

  1. Rachel Lavern
    December 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Your Thanksgiving Day celebration sounds similar to ours. We never shopped on Black Friday because there are always out-of-town visitors to spend time with…not the mention that we were never interested in going out with the crazy shoppers or even shopping online.. We wake up in a leisurely fashion on the day after Thanksgiving and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with family (and sometimes friends). At some point, some of us would enjoy some physical activity–hiking, tennis, etc and go out to select a live Christmas tree. In the evening we would eat leftovers from the Thanksgiving meal and watch together or go out for dinner and a movie.

    I hope the you have a blessed holiday season.
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  2. Mark
    December 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    I have my share of Thanksgiving memories Donna!

    “Black Friday” not so much. But growing up, if “Black Friday”
    was ever mentioned, it was in the context of saving a few bucks!LOL!

    And it definitely sounds like your brand new hands on coaching
    program, is exactly what’s needed!

    Because far too many aspiring marketers simply cannot figure out
    the complexities of successful online blogging and marketing,
    on their own!

    Thank goodness, a real expert, is more than willing to step up
    with an affordable, hands on coaching program, to show them/us how!

    Bravo to you & David coach!Great job as usual!
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  3. ikechi
    November 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    Hi Donna

    You share a great deal and even though black Friday is gone. This is a wonderful deal for newbies who want to make a mark in business. Thank you for sharing. Take Care
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  4. Donna Merrill November 27, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Hi Reji,

    Been a while since we have gotten together. It is so good to see you here. Thank you for the referral. I do get many new bloggers coming to my blog and my services. I also get some old timer’s like me lol.

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  5. Reji
    November 27, 2016 at 7:09 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Glad to be here again from the PAC blog rotator and read about your Black Friday deals in coaching. Like Ravi mentioned in the comment, I would also like to refer newbie bloggers to your blog for further coaching to enhance their online business or a blog.

    Looking forward to back again and read more updates from you. Have a great time blogging and coaching others.

    Thanks and regards

    Reji Stephenson
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  6. Osho Garg November 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

    Well its black friday and I guess wishes are coming from everyone. I’m really happy today as I could see lot of deals at really cheaper price. I have purchased lot of things today.


  7. Anand November 25, 2016 at 6:43 am #

    Hi Donna. I’m giving thanks for this post. Gave us an idea for a Black Friday and Cyber Monday promo offer. Secondly, great idea to provide a 2017 discount for this Black Friday. It’s hard to get people worked up about it until it’s actually Friday, and then your offer gets lost in the flood of discounts people get at the last minute. So offering a discount for next year is a really nice idea. Again, good post and hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
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    • Donna Merrill November 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm #

      Hi Anand,

      Yea, I guess I jumped the gun by offering my Black Friday deal before Black Friday, haha

      The funny thing is, as I write this (Saturday), Black Friday is already past…

      Ah well, it’s going to be “live” at the discount through Cyber Monday, so there’s still time 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by.

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  8. Francis Quarshie
    November 25, 2016 at 3:12 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Black Friday is giving me money to start 2017 well with my family.

    I’ve already made some coins.

    And still in the planning process of how to invest it well for our future: myself, the family and giving back to my friends on the internet.

    I think this season is a much better one than Xmas. What do you think, Donna?

    I’m enjoying every bit of it. My first time ever to experience…

    Anyway, great post there making me express my joy to the community.


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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Francis,

      So glad to hear things are rockin’ for you this season.

      It’s a great time to market your offers b/c they have special deals and b/c many people wait all year for this season to buy so they can take advantage of those special deals.

      Nice job 🙂

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  9. Lydia
    November 24, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    Hey Donna, I love this post brought back fond holiday memories. I remember when the best deal to look for was a decent price for the turkey. The day after Thanksgiving all I’d hear my family talking about was leftovers. Boy was I glad there were left overs.
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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Lydia,

      The day after Thanksgiving is when my grandmother purchased a turkey for Christmas lol.

      She showed me how to get the deals.

      The day after is full of the cleaver ways we can turn the leftover turkey into different meals….Love leftovers!

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  10. Anyinature damasta
    November 23, 2016 at 5:37 am #

    I didnt get the opportunity to celebrate the black fridays thanksgiving when i was a kid but now, it wasnt much of an attention in my country.

    but now everything has changed,i celebrate it and buy very cheaply as i like.

    black fridays are one of the best day of the year because you could buy anything very cheap.

    im really happy for your coaching offer discount.

    i believe in me that this your coaching offer can really change someones 2017.

    lets see how it goes and i will share this with my friends and see if anyone will be interested.

    this is a nice and great offer Ma.

    happpy blogging
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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 11:27 am #

      Hey Anyinature,

      Wow…Black Friday reached your country too? I thought it just was an American thing. Canada has “Boxing Day” which is similar.

      But a deal is a deal! We all want things at a lower price when we can get them.

      This is one of the reasons why I am doing this three day event.

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  11. Chery Schmidt
    November 22, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    Hello Donna! Oh Yeh Growing up Thanksgiving was a day spent with family and friends and yes starting out the day with the Macy’s Parade and then Football for the guys while the rest of use went to kitchen to prepare the meal as well as many laughs. This is what I remember all the good times with my mom and siblings.. We never did participate in Black Friday shopping, this was the day my mom would bring out the craft box and we would get started making X-mas gifts. This was a tradition I also carried on with my boys. To this day the best gifts I get are the home made ones..

    Great Post My Friend, brought back some great memories for me.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Chery :))
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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 11:24 am #

      Hi Chery,

      I love your tradition! Isn’t it funny how we carry them out to our kids and grand kids. When decorating the tree, my dad always roasted chestnuts and filled the house with that wonderful aroma. He served it with tangerine slices while the grown ups drank white wine.

      When I put up my tree I do the same thing. Love the wine lol

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  12. Ryan Biddulph
    November 22, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    Hot Deal! Great idea you have for that 3 day stretch.

    As for the Thanksgiving and Black Friday deal, Christmas Season officially began in the Biddulph Household when Santa closed out the Macy’s Parade. Mom and dad called us in, if we weren’t watching, Santa made his way through on his sleigh and we were excited as heck!

    The giving, feeling grateful and get togethers always held the most special meaning for me. Sure it was fun to get, and just as fun to give of ourselves, to be among cheery folks and to feel the holiday vibe so pervasively through the area.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 11:21 am #

      Hi Ryan,

      Yep the hot deal Is keeping us quite busy!

      When santa came down the parade …we knew it was Christmas Season in our house. The day after (Black Friday) was when we started decorating. First the Nativity. If we put one decoration out before that one mom would have thought we were doomed to hell. I still keep the tradition he he he.

      Then getting ready for the tree to be up. My goodness what fond memories. Having the entire clan meet at our house as fun for all of us.

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  13. Marquita Herald
    November 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    I’ll work backward – the Top Tier Coaching program sounds awesome and I have no doubt it will be a huge success and I’ll be happy to help spread the word. As for Thanksgiving family memories, meh, Black Friday, sorry nothing there either. Like many of us, I worked my way through college and one of my jobs was working at a department store and I will never forget the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas sales, standing in the store looking out the giant glass window at the hundreds of women lined up to rush in the minute the doors opened. Having to deal with the crazy people and crowds did it for me, haven’t been to a major sale since then – not one.
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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 11:02 am #

      Hi Marquita.

      Yes…I am running a sale too lol. Why not get in on the bandwagon lol.

      OMG You actually worked on Black Friday? You poor thing…people do get crazy. I stay home and still eat lol.

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  14. Joseph Chikeleze
    November 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Wow, Donna, black Friday is around the corner. Am glad to know you offer amazing discount for coaching also.

    Will share this with my friends.

  15. Cori Ramos
    November 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I love this post. My childhood memories is the smell of the turkey roasting in the over, my mom kicking us out of her kitchen and us watching our local thanksgiving parade at home. We didn’t do the shopping thing at home either. We’d sleep in and eat left over turkey. 🙂

    I prefer to shop online than deal with the crowds on Friday. I did it once and wasn’t crazy about the experience, lol.

    This is a great deal you’ve passed on to us. To have real time with you to chat is definitely a big deal and not because of Black Friday or Cyber Monday. 😉

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Donna!

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    • Donna Merrill November 25, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      Hi Cori,

      Ah the smell of Turkey roasting and the Macy’s parade…we know it’s Thanksgiving!

      I went to a Black Friday ordeal once….what a trip lol.

      I bought things for my dogs and then headed out. Too much confusion and I get dizzy from it.

      But this doesn’t stop me from running my fingers across that keyboard of mine to look for deals!

      Yes…I too have gotten into the Black Friday sale. I’m limiting this and so far so good since posting 🙂

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  16. Donna Merrill November 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Hi Ravi,

    Yes, I got in on the Black Friday action myself lol. I had decided to do a limited offer for my coaching program.

    Thank you so much for spreading the love!

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  17. Ravi Chahar
    November 22, 2016 at 9:37 am #

    Hey Donna,

    I read the black Friday posts every week. People are providing the discounts on everything. From the domain name to the web hosting, from the templates to the WordPress Themes.

    It’s good to know that people can have the black Friday for coaching. In the past few years, I have come across many people who asked about a nice coach.

    Now, I can recommend them.

    Thanks for spreading the love.
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