The Great Website Giveaway of 2020

October 1, 2019

The idea of this has been filling my head to the point of explosion. It hit me over the summer just how much I had lost focus on giving back. As a business owner, it’s easy to simply put your head down, work through what is in front of you – handling growing pains, creating new content, conference calls, client project deadlines – until you realize that it’s not always about that. A lot of the time it is, but the sweet stuff is in the in-between. It’s about creativity. It’s about collaboration. It’s about inspiration. It’s about people.

I am so thrilled to share with you The Great Website Giveaway of 2019!! This is about giving back to a fellow business in need. Perhaps this fellow business owner has their head down, working through what’s in front of them. They are showing up, grinding, dreaming big and building harder. Perhaps they need some life infused into their online presence. Perhaps they too are experiencing growing pains, but can’t invest in a professional yet. My hope is that the most deserving business owner shows up to enter so that I can, in turn, bless him or her the way I have been blessed this year.

Could it be you? Keep reading for all of the details!

First, the entry window for this giveaway begins now and runs until Sunday, October 31st at 11:59 PM CST. We will be announcing the lucky winner on Monday, November 4th!

What this giveaway is and what it includes:

This is the opportunity to collaborate with me on a beautiful new online presence for your business. The value of a custom developed website is $6500. We will work alongside one another in developing a whole new experience for both you and the clients and customers you serve.

If you are chosen, you will receive:

    • custom development of a website using the ShowIt platform
    • up to 10 pages
    • enhanced mobile experience
    • full blog design
    • addition of all imagery and final copy
    • assistance in launching your new site
    • 15 days of tech support following launch
    • custom video tutorial showing you how to update copy and imagery for future needs


What this giveaway does not include:

  • brand identity development (no logo services will be included)
  • e-commerce capabilities
  • copy and writing services
  • image editing

**The above are not included, but can be invested in at the winner’s expense and added to the project.

The rules for this giveaway:

    • You must be a business owner (niche does not matter)
    • Your business cannot be of questionable nature
    • You must be willing to complete this project by no later than February 28th, 2020
    • You must be willing to sign up for the subscription of the ShowIt platform
    • You must continue dreaming big and building hard win or lose because the world needs what you got


How to enter this giveaway:

  1. You must email me and my team at with the subject line, The Great Website Giveaway 2020. You need to tell us your story, what drives you as a business owner and why you deserve to win. Get creative, record a video, dig deep so we can see your heart. Collaborating on this project will be an exciting experience and I want to make sure I choose the right business owner. You must also include your business name, location as well as your current website address.
  2. You must share about this giveaway on social media and tag @karalayneandco in your post. Instagram, Instagram stories, Facebook, your Facebook business page, YouTube… shout from the rooftops how badly you want and deserve this and then ask your friends, family, clients, customers, and audience to head right here to this post because…
  3. I want to hear from them. Tell them to leave a comment here sharing why they believe in your business and why they believe in you. Great character is shared about from the mouths of those who have been inspired by it 😉


My heart is already bursting with excitement to meet the business owner that I will have the honor of designing a website for and with. Good luck to each and every one of you. Hugs…

Kara, xo


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  1. Sally

    October 1st, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    O M Geeeeee. Utterly amazing generosity and opportunity Even if it’s not me, I just wanted to say thank you to a kind hearted, talented person. This is huge x

  2. Ashlee Laughlin

    October 12th, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Counting down!!!

  3. Jenna Brozek

    October 18th, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Kate Handling is one of the most talented and amazing people I have the pleasure of knowing. She is creative, unique, determined, focused, kind and one beautiful person inside and out. She sets the bar high for other women out there and her visions are nothing short of spectacular. All the while doing this she seamlessly juggles raising three young boys… definition of a rockstar! She is bound to do great things in life and so would be so deserving of this website giveaway!

  4. Jo-Anne Collier

    October 19th, 2019 at 5:07 am

    Sally Wilson
    Queensland, Australia
    Owner of
    Wilson | Wilson

    I have been gifted with a friend in the matchless Sal for decades. Documenting is her thing and she’s great at it. Her love for it shows in her designs. This is a savvy business chick who verges on creative genius. Sal totally gets the importance of documenting life’s stories and creating relevant, elegant and timeless designs. Sal is more than deserving of this opportunity. She’s generous, funny, selfless , courageous , witty, defender of the weak and hurt. If you spent a few minutes with her, you will not only be inspired , you will also understand how important documenting and storytelling are for people. We all want to be heard and she makes it happen. She is passionate and willing about helping others to capture and preserve their life stories. She is spellbinding …turning an ordinary experience into an extraordinary one , for those around her. For these reasons and many more, I believe in her and the business she has created. It will be a source of possibility to those who dream to tell their stories.

    Ps ….. if you get to meet the dynamic Sal… I promise you this…. you are going to thank me. She is living art.

    Jo-Anne Collier

  5. Kristin

    October 19th, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Ellen Hargrove is one of the nicest, funniest people you could ever have the privilege of knowing. She makes everyone she’s around feel at ease, and puts her whole heart into whatever she is working on. She is currently transitioning from photography into a completely new realm (a terrifying and exciting experience) working with the residents of Maple Ridge to produce a monthly publication about their lives, and that’s where a new website would be a huge blessing for her. As an AMAZING single mother of three, she’s working hard to pay the bills and still be present for her children, all while learning a completely new job. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this than she is, and know she would be forever grateful for this opportunity!

  6. Amy Ratliff

    October 19th, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Let me tell you why Ellen Hargrove deserves to win your website contest! Because your heart will overflow once you meet her and understand all she has to give this world. A talented photographer and storyteller….she is a CONNECTOR! A hard working single momma who is chasing new dreams and “playing hard” at life, raising kids of integrity and bringing neighbors together. I remember when we were kids in the 70s and 80s and neighbors were everything. In a world where a phone is in our face most of the time, we have moved away from heart to heart connections with people in our lives…including our neighbors. Ellen is working to change all that. She is a Godly, patient and loving woman who truly deserves this opportunity. Meet her, talk to her and you will see within 5 minutes how she can use this website to reach others, connect neighbors and teach others how to love their best life, embracing their community and giving back to the world.

  7. Donna Klein

    October 19th, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I am so excited for Ellen Hargrove to have the opportunity to win this awesome prize. Ellen is a very professional woman that takes great pride in doing a great job in every aspect of her life. She has great respect for others (this is apparent in personal relationships as well as in her professional life). I honestly don’t feel like anyone is more deserving than Ellen. She works hard, she is not a quitter and she does it all with a beautiful smile. I wish I could vote for her a million times!! Ellen is very deserving and I hope she will be strongly considered.

  8. Hannah Hill

    October 19th, 2019 at 10:21 am

    What a wonderful investment this would be into Ellen Hargrove’s business! She exudes joy every time I have seen her and know what a blessing this would be for her business! Please consider her as a winner of your giveaway!

  9. Kerri Zimmerman

    October 19th, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I have known Ellen Hargrove for over five years, and she is an inspiration to me as a friend, and in her business. She is professional and excels at whatever she decides to do. She has integrity, character, and a radiant smile. She cares about people.

  10. Diane Griffin

    October 19th, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Ellen Hargrove deserves this so much! She is an amazing
    Soul who continues to amaze me with her photography. A beautiful lady inside and out who will share her gift of photography with the community. please consider choosing her…..
    Thank you

  11. Janet Johnston

    October 19th, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Ellen Hargrove’s photography business is about so much more than taking pictures. It is about loving people and the photos radiate that love. It is about kindness., which shines thru every frame. Ellen is about God’s love, but she doesn’t intimidate people with it. She shows it, through her photography business. No exclusions. Just love.

  12. Tami Collins

    October 19th, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I am writing to you about my nieces dance studio. She has overcome SO much. She’s been in business over 10 years. She has won MANY awards through her choreography and her dancers. She has opened her studio to dancers of all ages, shapes, sizes, and gender! She has done an amazing job helping these youngsters develop their skills and building their confidence both on and off stage!! She could benefit from a website like this!!

  13. Brooke B

    October 19th, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Ellen Hargrove owns Ellen Hargrove Photography and has poured so much of her time and love into capturing beautiful moments for people in our community of Tulsa and Jenks. She did a session in honor of my grandparent’s 50th anniversary, and we still treasure the photos she took. You will not meet anyone more caring, devoted, or talented in the photography field and I truly do believe that Ellen is the best at what she does!

  14. Jan Hale

    October 19th, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    I’d like to recommend Ellen Hargrove to be the winner of the free website. She’s an amazingly creative photographer who’s eye sees colors, light and interactions in such a special way. She celebrates connections and it shows in her work. Ellen is a caring, involved mom , a generous and loving friend and still fonds time to be a stunning photographer. You simply could not find a better person to represent your company’s generosity.

  15. Stacey White

    October 20th, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    I can’t think of anyone more deserving to win your website giveaway than Ellan Hargrove. She is full of talent, humor and has the heart of a true follower of Jesus. I met Ellen when our kids were in kindergarten together and she quickly became one of my favorites. She is an extremely talented photographer who has dropped everything when I have asked her to photograph our extended family last minute. We love her and her sweet heart!

  16. Sarah Balbas

    October 20th, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Please choose Ellen Hargrove to win this giveaway! She is so incredibly talented as a photographer. But even more important than that, she is a kind, positive amazing person and mom!!

  17. Holly Standlee

    October 21st, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I wholeheartedly believe that Ellen Hargrove deserves this wonderful gift. I’ve known Ellen for years; generously devoting her time and energy into helping others. I am so excited to hear about her new business venture …not only for her, but for the people she will come in contact with; they in for a treat! She brings a calmness to chaos…she just has ta way about her that when you’re in her presence you feel peace. I could go on and on about how wonderful she is. My life is better because she’s in it.

  18. Margo Underwood

    October 24th, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    I agree with every single comment that has been written about Ellen Hargrove! As you can tell, she is a special gift to all who know her. When you see her photography, it is amazing how she is able to capture the love and simple real moments between people. She can do this because of how she connects with everyone she meets and gives so much to others. I would love to be able to give something back to her like this website. I don’t know anyone more deserving!

  19. Lori

    October 30th, 2019 at 11:07 am

    Aubrey Costello is extremely passionate about design! She is creative in her vision that won’t cost a fortune. Aubrey can snoop out a deal anywhere and make it work in her design. I would love to see what she could be capable of doing with her business if she won this prize.

  20. Kelly

    October 30th, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I truly believe Aubrey with Birchwood Dream is ever deserving of this contest win. She has been working her blog as a side hustle for a long time now and this win would help her past efforts really take off and help her expand and move forward! I believe in her because she is always forward thinking and creative with her blog, she just needs some help to push her in to the “take-off” position. She would be so grateful for this opportunity! 🙂

  21. Andrea McCarthy

    October 30th, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    My friend, Ellen Hagrove, is simply the best. She loves. She listens. She does. She amazes. She inspires. And all with AMAZING style! Everything she touches is beautiful. From her house, her photography, a card she leaves on a friend’s front porch or just the words she sends in a text. I heart her SOOOO much. Imagine finding yourself in your 40s alone for the first time – ever really. You had your parents (well, just your mom really) then you married young, had kids, forfeited a career to raise those kids and then one day everything changes. This road is not something anyone would choose – I know because my road has been similar. It takes a very special lady that can rise above her circumstances, step out of her comfort zone and do so with grace. That’s Ellen. Not only has she created a sweet, beautiful place for her and her children, but recently she stepped COMPLETELY out of her comfort zone of warm fuzzies and easy choices and started a business, Maple Ridge Living. When she tells me about it, it terrifies me! But not her. She was meant for this. It’s not just a business for her, it’s a calling. To share community with others and to share joy within that community. Please, please consider this remarkable woman for a website – she’ll blow you away 🙂

  22. Claire Hargrove

    October 30th, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    My goodness, Ellen Hargrove deserves this website giveaway because she is literally one of the sweetest people you will ever meet! And I am not just saying this because I am her daughter. She is so selfless and has always put her life on the back burner to give us and everyone else her full attention and love. Now that we (her kids) are getting older, she is getting the opportunity to pursue her dreams and start her life over. She’s always asked me “how big is your brave?” And now she’s getting the opportunity to show us even more how big it can get. She is starting a magazine and working her booty off and I couldn’t be more proud. Alll this to say, my momma deserves this website because I know that she will use it to love on everyone and will not take a bit of it for granted.

  23. Sarah George

    October 31st, 2019 at 10:40 am

    I’ve known Kate Handling for over 25 years and her determination, focus, and creative mind has never ceased to amaze me. She takes on anything and everything that is thrown her way and morphs it into nothing short of perfection. She dives in head first and conquers all she does with grit and grace. Not only is she an incredible businesswoman, but she’s an incredible mom (OF 3 BOYS!!!), wife and friend. She is so deserving of this website!!

  24. Michaela

    October 31st, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Please choose Aubrey of Birchwood Dream! She makes the best tutorials for diy projects and home decorating!! With a new website she could share even better than she already is and help more people turn their houses into a home they love!

  25. Kate

    November 2nd, 2019 at 8:41 am

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity and a BIG thank you to everyone who left some love for me on the Instagram giveaway post. Means the world to me!

  26. Kandi Simmons

    November 3rd, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    If it’s not too late, I would like to recommend Ellen Hargrove as the recipient of your very generous website giveaway. Ellen has such a kind and giving heart. She is always doing sweet things for others and never asks for anything in return; in fact, more often than not her kindness and generosity is anonymous.

    Ellen is very talented and creative. She is hard working, dedicated, and determined . She has recently begun a new career and having access to your talent would certainly enhance her ability to succeed.