Why a Paid Membership Site?
As you know, hosting a website in WordPress.Org means subscribing to a hosting server, and purchasing a Domain Name. This costs money as I have to pay for the recurring annual subscription for domain name and the hosting server.
You may have the impression that I should not be charging as most of the material I use are obtained from the Internet as public domain.
On this, I must clarify.
I am NOT charging for the material, I am CHARGING for the work I have done in gathering them and arranging them into a interlinked repository – in ONE PLACE!!!
All the work put in had been a steep learning curve for me. Doing the Blogger (now WordPress site) had never been easy. The typing and inserting of images/diagrams (esp for Building Technology) required tedious time and effort. About half of the postings were created from predicting likely questions to come out (Spot-Question) or on difficult topics and in-depth discussions.
All that needed the intellectual ability and experience in life – esp marketing, to give examples to ease the understanding. This was also connectivity hiccups with the Internet. Cost aside, our Malaysian Broadband evolution had never been easy. In fact, there is no single online resource in Malaysia that has all that information to study for this exam – ALL in one website! Not even in any college or university conducting this course!!!
The migration from Blogger has also been teething. And being now a full-time PEA and web-developer, I do not have consistent income apart from charging a nominal fee for the hard work I have done all these years (>4 years since 2014).
In order to sustain the website and keep on perfecting it year in year out, I need to cover the expenses of running this website. At the meantime, I need funding to carry on into the future.
You can drop me an email or WhatsApp any time for any query or consultation.
Thomas Sim Yan Sun
1st Feb, 2018