Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I spend my time trying to build businesses in areas I find interesting while making enough money to live the life I want.
I write about them all here, so follow along and try not to make the same mistakes.
Every couple of weeks for the last year, we have welcomed paying guests into our home. Emma, my wife, cooks us a delicious three-course meal. And we all sit around a table together, eating, drinking and chatting. What I have just described is a business known as a...read more
Hello and welcome back to another monthly report. I hope you have had a good January! Fully refreshed and motivated after Christmas. Here at Priestley Towers it started well. I hit the ground running with my New Year Resolutions. Excited and determined to be a new,...read more
Another year has shot by and I've been spending my Christmas doing what I do best - sitting around thinking. Thinking back on how the year has gone. The mistakes I've made, the opportunities I've grabbed. And thinking about the future. I left 2017 very excited. The...read more
Normally I write about successful businesses we have created. Well, today is slightly different. Today I’m writing about a business we failed to even start. This following post is from November 2015 and I am reposting it as it is still very relevant and was the...read more
Most people who try to start an online business fail. Why? They'll tell you the market is too saturated, or no one liked their content. But that's not the real reason Most people fail at online business because it is too easy I have started quite a few different...read more
This article is aimed at people who have at least a basic understanding of sportsbook arbitrage. If you’re new to advantage play gambling be sure to check out this introductory article on matched betting before diving into the more complex world of arbing software. I...read more
If you're like my friends and family, then you are probably struggling to think of good Christmas presents for entrepreneurs in your life that don't cost a bomb. Don't worry! There are a lot of really useful and inexpensive gifts you can get. So here are the best....read more
Welcome back to November's monthly report. A lot happened in November both in work and general life. I went on holiday, sold a bunch of gin and released seven podcast episodes. Less fun was that we hit stock issues everywhere, which a month before Christmas is a...read more
We are going to cover 10 different strategies you can use to get customers for your business. For each one I will give some tips on where to start and show real life examples from my businesses. They work and can be used by everyone, whether you have a coffee shop, a...read more
Welcome back to another monthly report. October was a great month because I have finally completed on the sale of an investment that for complicated reasons has taken about two years and a lot of work to sell. I definitely find it difficult to be optimistic and focus...read more
This week I completed on the sale of some properties I had invested in, leaving me with a large bank balance and a very good problem to solve. Where shall I invest this money? Normally my strategy is pretty simple: I max out my ISA each year on the Vanguard 80% ACC...read more
This post is going to be a short one about the mechanics of how exactly you set up a business in the UK. And I am writing it because I want to get over the excuse of ignorance. Loads of people have great ideas but fall at the first hurdle. They don't know what the...read more