Will you need a website in 2020 and beyond? Episode 51

by | Dec 18, 2019 | Interviews, Podcast, Website Conversations | 1 comment


Hey there podcast family, welcome to episode 51 of the Small Business Made Simple Podcast.

Thank you for lending me your ears today – I know you have lots of choices, so I sincerely appreciate me being one of them!

If you’re a first time listener, super super welcome, I am so pleased to have you here.  I am your host Jenn Donovan, and, as you’ll learn along the way, I pretty much live, breathe, dream marketing and social media!  I’m all about making your life, your business and your marketing simpler.  Because business isn’t always easy, but it should be simple or at least simpler.

One way I help to make your life simpler is by having a group of like-minded business owners all in one stop.  To ask questions, get answers and enjoy the journey of business! If you haven’t joined the Like Minded Business Owners Facebook Group, then hope over there after this episode and join!  Simply search Like Minded Business Owners in Facebook or come to the show notes for the like.  Show notes are at www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au/podcast


My very last guest on the podcast for 2019 is the amazing, the super, the extremely nerdified and talented Sarah Crawford of A Lined Design.

Sarah is a website magician.  Yep Magician – she’s so much more than just a website developer or creator – she definitely more like a magician.

And she was my magician.

She magiced up www.socialmediaandmarketing.com.au

Yes, magiced up is a word.

Today, we are going to discuss all things websites and answer the question – do you need a website in 2020 and beyond …

But, first, my discovery of the week.


My discovery this week came from listening to another podcast with Molly Pitman – the expert of all things complicated with Facebook ads.

It’s a website app which can help you stand out when creating ads.

It’s called https://yaytext.com/

So basically, it lets you use bold, underline, crazy text, italics and more in your ad copy (really any social media copy) which in turn helps you to stand out from the busy world of social media feeds!

You might know that you can have bold and italics in a Facebook group, but not on your business page or your personal page.

But this app lets’ you do just that!

Anything that helps you stand out from the crowd, get noticed, look different on social media is a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

And if Molly uses it, it must be even better!

It’s free – just go to https://yaytext.com/ to find it.

As always, just a little disclaimer, my discoveries are just that and I am in no way affiliated with any of them but promise to tell you if I ever am.  I just love them and from the response of my listeners, you guys, you are loving them too!

Hey and if you have a little discovery, or something you use in your business that you’d like to share, please do so.  Email me at jenn@jenndonovan.com.au or tag me @smallbusinessmadesimple.  I really love to know what tools you use to help make your life simpler!

Will you need a website in 2020 and beyond?

Ok, into the episode.

As I mentioned before, my guest is Sarah Crawford from A Lined Design.

Sarah is an extremely talented website designer/creator and I have to say continually blew me away with your knowledge, her processes and procedures and professionalism.

But I’ve got her on the podcast today to talk to you about whether you still need a website in 2020 and beyond, how to get started if you don’t have one and have you need to look after a website if you do (or if you get one!).

This is a great conversation – like two friends chatting but there’s some amazing gold in there. 

I say two friends chatting, but I only met Sarah through looking for a website developer, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be friends forever!


Contact Sarah


I hope you enjoyed that episode as much as I enjoyed recording it.

Well episode 51 is the last one in 2019 before Christmas.

So, please have yourself a very merry Christmas and if Christmas isn’t your thing, then still enjoy your time with friends and family.

Always be safe and take care of your loved ones too.

I hope you have some time to relax and rejuvenate before 2020 hits!

Big love my podcast family ..

I’ll be back next Thursday (boxing day!) with some more marketing know-how and another discovery of course. 

If you’re enjoying this podcast, don’t forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and share this with a friend.  And maybe leave me a rating and a review wherever you listen in.  Those things are like gold for podcasters like me!  PS – you can leave more than one rating and review – just saying!

But that is all for Episode 51. I’d love to connect with you all on social – so let’s get social on social – I’m on all the platforms, so let’s do that!

…….. and remember small business peeps, as my opening song says, there’s no point in dreaming small!



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Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!

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