Thought I’d peel back the layers of everything… which is surprisingly boring… but here’s a quick look into who and what Pocketables is.
The domain history for Pocketables goes back to 2000. Paul started with GoodAndEVO in 2010 and that’s where this story begins. Wrote for G&E and later Pocketables, bought Pocketables from a company called Crowdgather in April 2018, and has been mostly an unpaid gig for the past 54 months.
Advertising income paid for hosting, Disqus, a couple of plugins, paying for the theme we use (sorry it took so long guys!) Sales of products through commission links, Patreon, Adsense and such meant that Pocketables started earning a profit in…. looks like about December of 2022 will be my first profit – whoo hoo. Took about a year longer because I did not expect all these “unlimited” hosting places to have the inability to host a 20 year old website. Not for traffic, for inodes.
PR companies reach out, give us things to review. Reviews are unpaid. We don’t have any link trading, promoted content, etc. As such we can’t get some of the access to equipment, gadgets, etc that big sites have. When we do, reviews are real and in the case of Google, MyFirst, and a couple of others a real review has burned the crap out of any bridges we’d built because we’re small enough to ignore.
Any authors here are unpaid, get any commission on tagged links but that’s their business. Doesn’t look like we have any posting at the moment other than Daniel who’s been doing videos exclusively for a while.