Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur.
I spend my time trying to build businesses that I find fun and interesting while making enough money to live the life I want.
Here is a scary thought: You are being Googled at every stage of your career and life Ready or not, the way we assess people has changed. It is no longer just vacuum cleaner and lawn mowers we research online, we do the same to people. When I hire someone my first...read more
Welcome back to another monthly report. The highlight of June was easily the launch of Pipehouse Gin, a business I have been working on since September last year. The month was full of events and experiments to try and promote the gin, and it went really well! On the...read more
This is the fifth and final instalment of my quest to start a gin brand on a shoe-string budget. And it is also the most exciting as after 9 months of work we have finally launched! You can buy your very own bottle of Pipehouse Earl Grey & Cucmber Gin on Amazon (and...read more
Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian immigrant with a thick accent who went on to become one of the biggest movie stars of all time. But did you know there was a time where he got rid of his accent completely and then chose to go back? When he first moved to America...read more
May was another busy month where I had a lot to do, but also one where I found it very difficult to motivate myself to be creative. I didn't hit my target for blog posts and I didn't start any new ideas. But the big news for May was that Pipehouse Gin is finally here!...read more
This is the fourth instalment in my quest to start a gin brand on a shoe-string budget. If you’re just joining us now you can find all the other posts on my Pipehouse Gin project page. First off, I am really sorry this update has taken so long! It has been three...read more
In April I busy with life, and didn't get much business done. I had big plans but didn't manage to do half of what I had hoped. The time I did spend working was mostly spent on Pipehouse Gin, which should be available to buy this month! Here are the scores for April:...read more
In April 2017 I announced the launch of a scheme I called my entrepreneurship grants. It was pretty simple. Every three months I would take applications from budding entrepreneurs and choose three to award a $1,000 grant to. Totalling $12,000 in grants over the year....read more
It's once again the end of the month and time to reflect on what I've been up to. March was a good month! I worked quite hard, celebrated my birthday, made more money than in February, and generally moved things along with my most exciting projects. Here are the...read more
This page was the voting for the final stage of our entrepreneurship grants, $12,000 awarded to help kick-start wannabe entrepreneurs. For more information on the scheme and previous winners please check out the Arbing Blog Entrepreneurship Grants. This round...read more
The first day of the month is always my favourite. I open up my spreadsheets and go through how all my businesses have done. I look at what progress has been made, count my pennies and make plans for the future. I love it, and hopefully you will find it...read more
Your success launching a business on Amazon depends on what product you choose to sell. Yes, it takes more than that (marketing is particularly important), but if you start with a bad product you are doomed from the get-go. I have previously written a popular guide on...read more