Welcome to the How to Build a Website, from Scratch, in 8 Hours or Less Student page.

Below you'll find some resources to help you create your website. 

You'll see the pre-requisites for creating a site. I don't cover this live in the class. 

You can download the Website Planning Guide, and find links for the next set of classes along with a way to ask questions.

I look forward to seeing you in the class.

Navigating this Page

You can see and navigate to the sections of this page using the links to the right. I will continue to add links as I add content.

More to Come

Course Pre-Requisite Domain Name and Site Hosting

Before you start building your website, you'll need a domain name and website hosting. For basic hosting, I recommend SiteGround. As your site grows, you may have larger hosting requirements. This is a great place to get started. Links from my site to SiteGround are Affiliate links. I receive a commission if you purchase using these links.

Note that if you are taking the class to learn WordPress in order to provide a service and are not creating your own site, yet, you don't have to complete this step.

Training Video


Hey everybody, it's Kim Shivler. Welcome. Today I am going to show you my very favorite tool for transcribing video or audio. Uh, sometimes I just do audio only. Sometimes I have a video with audio and if you're doing this for YouTube or classes or podcasts, you want to have a transcript. I use Temi, that's T E M i.com. This is an automated AI powered application that costs 15 cents a minute and while it's not perfect, it is very often as accurate as what I used to pay a real person, a dollar to a dollar 50 a minute to transcribe and it has some really helpful little tools that make it easier than when you're actually shipping a file back and forth between a live transcriber. So I am here, this is my Temi dashboard. I had already uploaded this video and when you upload the video you'll get a notice that they uploaded. It tells you we're going to transcribe it and shows you how much it's going to cost. And then you, once you say, okay it chart, it'll charge your credit card once the transcript is done. This is now done for me and I get an email and I click on view transcript. And by the way, it's pretty darn fast.


Now here I am and what you're seeing here is we have the speakers, we have the, yes, my hard drive is low space. Uh, it shows you your speakers. Now this in this case is just me. So when we export, I'm not going to put in a speaker name. However, if I had multiple speakers, I can come in here and enter the different names and then it will show in the transcript who's speaking. And that is the functionality I use when I tape an interview with somebody or have a group on a call.


One of the things that always happens with me is if I use my name. And in this one I did not use my name right at the beginning. It always spells my name wrong. So I have to come in and fix it.


My favorite thing here is that if I'm reading along and usually what I do is I read and if everything's reading accurate, I don't actually go a hundred percent back through the video, but when I get to an area that maybe I'm not quite sure what it says, I can just click right there, click over here on play and I can hear it right from that point. So when I used to send this off to somebody else, they would send it back. If it said something like “inaudible,” which will happen when it can't pick up what you were saying, then I would always have to go try to bounce around in the text or in the audio and figure out where it was. This is as easy as scrolling through and reading and when you see something and wow, this one may not even have an inaudible in it, but when you see something that either is inaudible or you just read it and it thinks it's right and it doesn't sound right, you just click, press play


and there you go. You can hear it now. If you want to change something, you just highlight it. So I did see you want to change a word, you just highlight it and you can type in the word and change it. The words that show in orange are tend to be when it's not a hundred percent sure. Or for example I have all, which is a filler word when I'm teaching live classes and this was a recording of a live class. I don't go back and re remove those, but you have the opportunity to do so if you want to. So once I have gone through the whole thing and I'm done and I know I'm ready to go and this was a long one. Once you do that and Oh here we go. Ah Kim at Kim Shivler no we're going to cop. It's Shivler.


There we go. And it auto saves as you're doing this now if you have something. So for example, recently I did one on Zoom and Zoom was always typed here in lowercase and I wanted it the uppercase zoom cause we were talking about this specific product. Then I can come over here to where these little dots are and here I have options. I can undo something I did, I can redo it, I can find and replace, so for example, I could search for zoom if I had it here and then replaced it with the capital and then I would have to click case sensitive and I'd be able to replace all. Now in this case it's like we don't have that word here. We can't find it


but that is an option for you and you can just remove filler words. If you want resetting, it goes back to the beginning and for this we're not going to handle shortcuts and once you've done all of that you can either share it and that is right here. You can actually send somebody a shareable link. A lot of times if you're working, for example, with an admin, a virtual assistant as I do, you could actually send them a virtual link here. Now in my case because I have an assistant doing a lot of these, I don't need to do that extra step each time. I just share my account with her or him via the Last Pass password manager. When I'm ready to download it, I just click download and I have a few different options here. When I am downloading for something I'm going to then post into or paste into a blog post, I download to Microsoft Word.


You have other options, PDF, et cetera. I do it to Word because then I can grab it and copy and paste it into my WordPress file. Do I want the speaker names? In this case I don't because it's just me. Again, if there were multiple people I would. Do I want timestamps? Yes. I always want timestamps. It helps people find it easier where they are. If they're trying to get three specific area, I have the option if I don't want a whole transcript to highlight it and only export that and again I can remove the filler words. I'm going to go ahead and export and what you see here at the bottom is it is actually downloading that word document to my hard drive. Now if you'll notice under download, there were some other options here for the format. And the big important when we want to look at is captions. When you're posting a video online you want to have captioned, this is that closed caption option where people can read what it says along the bottom of the screen and this actually will export into either the sub rip or web V T T caption options. Either of these can be uploaded to YouTube. I just use the SRT. So I do go ahead now and I export that


so that when I upload to YouTube I can add my, uh, I can go ahead and add my transcript there. With YouTube. YouTube will automatically do one. But just like I got to proof wanted to proof this one first because it might be inaccurate, that's why I like to put the one that I've proof read. I know my name is spelled right. I know any type of web links I've put on are going to be accurate as opposed to lost in translation. That's the overview of my favorite favorite transcription tool. I'm Kim Shivler. Let me know if you use this or if there's something else you really like and let me know what else and what other tools you'd like to hear about in the future. I'm Kim Shivler. I'll see you next time. Bye.

Live Class Part 1 Replay

This is the replay from the Live Class held 5/5/20 at 12:00 PM ET. I wanted to get the video up ASAP. The transcription and additional steps will be added as soon as I can. Note that I have timestamped the video into Chapters to help you move to specific areas quickly. Click on the menu as shown in the following image to get to the chapters and quickly move to specific areas of the video.

Training Video

Special Website Information for Virtual Assistants

Transcript Coming Soon

Live Class Part 2 Replay

This is the replay from the Live Class held 5/5/20 at 12:00 PM ET. I wanted to get the video up ASAP. The transcription and additional steps will be added as soon as I can. Note that I have timestamped the video into Chapters to help you move to specific areas quickly. Click on the menu as shown in the following image to get to the chapters and quickly move to specific areas of the video.

Training Video


These are the resources I use and mention for the class.


Planning Guide

Download a PDF or a Word document version of the planning guide.

Planning Guide PDF

Planning Guide Word Doc


Astra Theme
Sample Privacy Policy

Here is a sample privacy policy based on mine. Feel free to edit and use as needed. Note that WordPress also includes a sample.

Privacy Policy PDF

Privacy Policy Word Doc

We'll explore more in the class.

About Your Trainer

Kim Shivler

Kim Shivler is a business and technology coach, instructor and strategist who helps entrepreneurs and businesses increase sales, improve customer service, and work better as teams.

She focuses on making complex topics simple and providing her students and clients actionable processes to succeed.

Kim holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Education from The University of Florida. Go Gators!

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