Many design marketplaces offer deals from time to time that reduce the price of themes or offer multiple products for a lower price. If you are looking for one of the items on sale, you can save a lot of money.
A great service that you should keep in mind is DealFuel. The website works in a similar way to deal of the day websites such as Groupon and Living Social. Every day they offer deals for web developers and web designers.
They cover a range of products including eBooks, eCourses, Templates, Plugins, Themes, Vectors, Stock Images, Photoshop Actions and much more. There is a host of WordPress related products too such as tutorials, themes and plugins.
The home page prominently displays the deal of the day. Savings for deals can be quite large. For example, a recent offer of fifty customisable logos was reduced from $450 to only $24.
You could obviously argue that designers are inflating the prices of their products in the first place so that they can place them on sale; however you would find it hard to find logo templates at that price. For example, at websites such as GraphicRiver, logo templates of that quality retail at $29 each. Fifty logos at that price would cost a whopping $1,450; which makes the price of $24 even more enticing.
The “All Deals” page highlights that there are dozens of great deals available at any time (there were forty eight when I checked). The most popular deals are displayed on the home page.
DealFuel also have a membership option available. Known as DealClub, it offers discounts on every single deal. The lowest discount is 25%, however discounts can go right up to 75%. For example, the WordPress Plugin Development for Beginners course normally costs $99. Regular customers can get it for $25, however DealClub members only need to pay $15 (an additional saving of $40).
As you would expect, DealClub is not free. You can choose to pay $9.99 per month, $14.99 per quarter or $49.99 for twelve months. The annual option works out at only $4.17 per month. It makes DealClub a good option if you plan on purchasing a few deals. Depending on what you buy, you can make the cost of your DealClub membership back in only one or two purchases.
A range of freebies are also on offer. I expected there to be only two or three freebies, yet the freebies page currently lists twenty seven free deals.
Some of the free offers currently available include:
- An SEO Planning Template
- Full Side WordPress Theme
- Annual Membership to Graphstock.com
- WordPress Essentials for Business Course
- Elegant Print Templates
The big question is whether DealFuel is worth it. The answer is: It depends.
It is easy to get caught up in the hysteria that deal of the day websites generate when you see the savings that can be made. Five hundred dollar design packages for $25 seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it?
The truth is that design bundles are fantastic if you find something that on offer that you actually need. Compared to what web design marketplaces charge, DealFuel could save you a lot of money. Just remember to only purchase items that you will actually use.
Check out the DealFuel website for more information about their deals.