Yo, I'm Cam Secore and this place is my masterpiece!
I started Power Moves in January of 2016, fresh out of college, as a way to brag about my tech gear and to work as an excuse to buy more gadgets than I needed. My initial reviews were brief write-ups on individual devices. No one visited and the reviews were weak (i.e., not a Power Move).
It took a year to find my niche: gadget comparisons.
Now, Power Moves consists of long-form 3,000-word comparisons of popular gadgets. Every day, I help more than 3,000 readers choose the best product based on their specific needs.
Why should you trust me?
- I've been a gadget nerd my entire life and am always the first to try new products. I'm not perfect and have biases just like everyone else. But I articulate my bias upfront. For example, I’ll always have a soft spot for Apple. I’ve owned every product Apple has released since 2010. I’m the guy who stays up until 3 a.m. to preorder the newest device, so I get it on release day.
- My opinions can't be bought. I purchase each gadget reviewed on Power Moves with my money. I don't accept free products from any company or get "test units."
- I'm not afraid to change my opinion, and my comparison posts change as things evolve (check the date of each post). I don't write a comparison post until I've used the products for a couple of weeks. As I'm exposed to a gadget for a longer, new features are added, software bugs get patched, and I see how it holds up over the long haul.
- I'm just like you, the everyman! I don't have insider access, and I'm not going to get super nerdy with specs. I break things down in simple terms and make recommendations based on YOUR specific needs.
How'd I get here?
My entrepreneurial drive started in first grade. I created a pencil pouch and put my name on it. A few classmates took notice and I saw opportunity. It cost $1 to make but I sold each for $2. Talk about big profits margins!
My mom intervened and made me give back the money.
“You should be nice,” she said.
“No, Mom, I want to make money,” I said.
By middle school, I started selling stuff on eBay. I went from selling items for family and friends (for a small “Cam fee”) to buying large amounts of iPhone cases from China. Then, I got I kicked off eBay - turns out the cases I was selling weren’t so legit.
I worked for my dad for a couple summers making cabinets. I respect what he does and the hard work it takes, but it’s not for me. I’m sure my presence is sorely missed; I had skills at sanding boards. Oh, I was a solid sweeper of floors too.
In high school, I was asked to help my dad’s friend sell his TV screen protectors and given the position of “Marketing VP” for Crystal Wall. I knew absolutely nothing about marketing. I liked money yet we had a shoddy product, and I had no idea how to sell it.
I knew if we could get traffic to Crystal Wall’s site I could make us money, yet I had no idea how to do it. I wanted to rank for “TV screen protector.” I knew people paid for online ads but I couldn’t figure out how it worked. I quickly learned search engine optimization and more about organic results. That’s when my interest in SEO began. I bought a couple online courses and started to teach myself how to dominate the search engines.
I quit my job at Crystal Wall and decided to make a couple sites. I was really good at ranking and giving visitors exactly what they wanted. I made a lot of money.
I sold those sites so I could focus on building a real brand. That is when I created Reviewpon. I had a big goal - provide honest and ethical web hosting reviews. It’s pretty common for money grubbing affiliates to refer host services that provide the largest commission. That drove me nuts.
“You can’t let big commissions taint your views, or worse, totally lie.”
I had a good run with the site, made money, but soon hated web hosting and its lack of ethics.
I had been inconsistently working on Bidiction for years. Anyone who’s ever talked to me at a party knows about Bidiction. I would constantly pitch ideas to anyone who would listen, but my thoughts were mostly invalidated. I know how I’d like to change online auction sites, and I put together a pretty sleek design, but I’m putting that project to the side for now. It’s not something I know how to capitalize upon at the moment nor do I have the immediate capital. I’m sure eBay and Quibids just heaved huge sighs of relief. But I’m coming for you eBay...some day.
Now, it’s time to make Power Moves. I’m going to blog about life as a young entrepreneur and review my favorite tech products. How are my reviews different? I buy the products with my own money and give my take in terms that non-nerds can understand. I’m objective and give an outsider’s perspective because I don’t have insider connections. My reviews evolve and are updated as my experiences change. A review of a product is never over. Each time a reader makes a purchase via one of my links inside the review, I receive a small small fee as an affiliate. It costs you nothing more yet provides me with incentive to continue writing here.
I hate when the consensus opinion is right. I try to look at things from a different perspective. It’s not a choice, just how I’m wired. I try not to be like others. Some see this as weird and I’m cool with that. I believe in the power of the individual, and I want to inspire people to be themselves. Have opinions and own them. I value those who set out to do something that challenges the status quo.
I’m obsessed with the Boston Celtics. I once went four consecutive seasons without missing a game (about 80% live on TV, the other 20% were DVR’d).
I watch nine hours of football every Sunday. Tom Brady is the perfect human and Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time. These are facts.
You can often find me enjoying beverages on Friday and Saturday nights at local bars.
Steve Jobs is my idol. You’ll hear me quote him often. I’m also a huge fan of Elon Musk.
I bought a house in 2014 and I’m super proud of it.
I love to study the stock market. If you see Jack Dorsey, tell him to get his act together! I own a lot of Twitter stock.
I’m the guy who buys an iPhone on the first day it comes out. I’m a huge Apple nerd. I am a proud iPhone X, AirPods, HomePod, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV, 15" Touch Bar MacBook Pro owner.
I hate vegetables, I’m not eating any food that’s good for me.
In 2016, I created CamsUnderpants.com and tested fourteen different brands of boxer briefs. I had fun with the project but sold it. (Catch me in my boxers when you enter an invalid URL on Power Moves.)