Articles by Timothy Shim

8 Tips to Speed Up Your Website

  • Inbound Marketing
  • Updated Nov 02, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Even if there’s nothing else that I’m certain about, one thing is for sure – you’ve encountered at least one painfully slow website in your life before. If that sounds familiar to you, let me pass on …

How Green Web Hosting Works (and Which Hosting Companies Have Gone Green)

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Oct 12, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Internet carbon footprint Quick link What is green web hosting Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Carbon Offset Certificate (VER) Internet’s annual CO2 output Which web hosts have gone green (an…

SiteGround vs BlueHost vs InMotion Hosting

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Oct 10, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
To date, I’ve done several reviews on web hosts, but most of them have been very siloed. By this I mean that I assessed them against basic criteria on their own merits. Yet what happens when you need …

Domain Flipping: Buy and Sell for Profit

  • Online Business
  • Updated Sep 27, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
After just about two years with increased focus in the online sphere of content and technology, I realised that in many ways, digital businesses can be very reflective of more traditional operations. …

Should You Get Your Domain from Namecheap or GoDaddy?

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Oct 12, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Most of us don’t think in terms of who our domain registrar is, since we just package it in with whichever web host we’re planning to go with. However, did you know that most web hosts are just resell…

The A-to-Z Guide to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for Online Businesses

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Oct 10, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
To build a relationship requires trust and this is much more intense for one in which the two sides most likely have and will never meet. Trust on the Internet is one of paramount importance, especial…

How to Build a Successful Real Estate Website

  • Online Business
  • Updated Nov 07, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
The world is moving towards an entirely digital age and if you think your industry won’t be affected, think again. If you’re a real estate agent and have worked based on referrals, cold calls and othe…

How Does Wikipedia Work?

  • Online Business
  • Updated Aug 23, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Founded a mere three years after Google was incorporated, Wikipedia is today the largest multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia. In fact, it is so high in resources that it is surprising the site …

How GoDaddy Make Money

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jul 02, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
One true sign of a company that’s wallowing in the big bucks of success is when you see it sponsoring professional sports. That’s exactly what GoDaddy has been doing since the early 2000s by becoming …

Visme Review: All-Round Presentation / Chart / Infographic Maker

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jul 23, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
When I started playing with Visme (https://www.visme.co/), I was suddenly reminded of earlier this year when I did my Canva review. Although there were startling similarities, I noticed that Visme fel…

10 Actionable WordPress Security Tips for the Layman

  • WordPress
  • Updated Jun 06, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Since it was first introduced in more than two decades ago, WordPress has grown (and grown) now safely be named as the world’s most popular content management system. Today, more than a quarter of the…

How to Grow Your Blog Before It Is Born

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Apr 19, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
One of the most difficult things about starting a new blog or website is how to gain readership quickly. Once you’ve launched your site, the clock is ticking and without visitors, your site is sitting…

Finding the best DDOS protection for blogs & small business websites

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Nov 02, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
The days of people talking about the rapid expansion of the Internet are long over and today we are faced with many new digital elements to consider. The Internet of Things alone will be adding potent…

How Does Facebook Make Money?

  • Online Business
  • Updated Feb 13, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
In today’s world of disruptive technology, we have been seeing many new phenomena that a few years ago would have seemed strange. Uber, a transportation service, doesn’t own any cars. Airbnb, an accom…

15 Must-See Free Hosting Sites

  • Hosting Guides
  • Updated Nov 14, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
We all love freebies and it should come as no surprise that even in web hosting there are tons of freebies if you know where to look. Not all things free are equal though, and this time I’m going to l…

Coding for Kids: Scratch Programming

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jan 30, 2018
  • By Timothy Shim
Perhaps the concept of programming for kids might seem a bit odd to some of us. I would be guessing that the older generation for the most part would be wondering why on earth kids would need to code.…