Follow My Experiments in Business and in Life
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a semi-retired entrepreneur who spends his time trying to start new businesses, my favourite hobby.
I’m not here to teach you, this site is simply a record of exactly what I’m doing. Ride along and watch me succeed or fail in real-time. Maybe we’ll both learn something.
Josh Byers was one of the first winners of one of our $1,000 entrepreneurship grants. At the time he had grand plans to start a confectionery brand selling the UK's first caffeinated lollipops. In the six months since then he has gone from just a rough idea to a fully...read more
This is the second instalment of our adventure trying to create our own brand of gin. In this post we cover weeks three to five. Episode 1: Doing The Research - Our first two weeks So far everything is going great and we are making really good progress. In the last...read more
Online marketing has a bad reputation. And rightly so. There are very little rules and there are a lot of people profiting from shady business practices. But online marketing is not by nature bad and it is possible to run a successful and ethical online business. You...read more
I want to start a brand of gin. I want to do it cheaply (ideally for around £10k or less) and make lots of money from it. Easy huh? And I am going to write about it in real-time so you can follow along and see it succeed, fail or just meh. Edit: Episode 2 is out now!...read more
The Arbing Blog has always struggled along without a real identity. Is it a personal blog? Is it about starting businesses? What are you here for? And what on earth is arbing? And I quite like it that way. Why should you be able to sum up my website in one sentence?...read more
Arbitrage betting (known as arbing) is a risk-free way to gamble profitably. It is actually very easy to make money arbing, but much harder to stay under the radar and prevent your accounts from getting closed. In this article, I will introduce you to the concept of...read more
A little over a year ago I launched a consultancy. It was a side business and I don't push it very much, but I still get a few clients every month almost all of which are brand new or wannabe entrepreneurs. Post: How I Started A Consultancy Business The...read more
Voting is now closed! Thank you to everyone who voted and massive congratulations to our three winners: Colin Hayes, Stuart Priest and Jennifer Lachs. Every three months we give away $3,000 of grants to help kick-start wannabe entrepreneurs. Vote now for your...read more
There are three types of Amazon FBA business, what I am calling 'Retail Arbitrage', 'Private Labelling' and 'Brand Building', and everyone gets confused between the three. So let me break them down for you. They each have pros and cons and if you're going to start an...read more
As a blogger, I am not rewarded for being nice. I am not rewarded for everyone agreeing with what I say or people liking me. I am rewarded for being an arsehole. 99% of my visitors find my site from Google. So let me explain how Google works. They don't rank your...read more
On the Summer break of my second year at university I made myself a promise, if I could earn £250 a week from matched betting then I wouldn't get a job and would spend the next few years building my own business. I succeeded and never looked back. On the Summer break...read more
Once again we are offering three $1,000 no-strings-attached entrepreneurship grants to help kickstart budding entrepreneurs. And the deadline is fast approaching, make sure to get your applications in before the end of the day on 31 August. To apply all you need to do...read more