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.
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
Welcome back to September's monthly report, it has been one of those months that flew by and I can't believe it is already over. Progress has been up and down. The most exciting thing to report is that our new business Pipehouse Gin is now firmly in the profit! There...read more
In this post, we are going to blitz through a lot of different types of businesses that are currently popular and successful in 2018. The main purpose of this post is to give you some inspiration and let you know just what is possible. And if you want to investigate...read more
Welcome back to another monthly report. August was a pretty bad month. I really struggled with motivation towards the end of the month after spending a couple of weeks on holiday doing nada. And to make matters worse I hit stock issues with almost all my businesses,...read more
Amazon FBA is the name of the Amazon warehouse network where business owners can store their inventory. It is most well known as an easy way to manage the logistics of selling on Amazon. Amazon stores your products and then ships it to customers when they place an...read more
Hi friends, if you read my last monthly report you will know that I have been thinking about starting a new project. So to help clarify my thoughts and to get some feedback from you, here are some of my ideas. Would you be interested in following any of these? YouTube...read more
Welcome back to another monthly report. July was a quiet month with lots of self-reflection. I like to pause every now and again and assess how happy I am with my life and businesses. I sit and jot down pages of notes and ideas. Brand new businesses, new angles for...read more
Spreading your energy and income out over multiple income streams is a very attractive idea. If one business fail then you still have the rest. You are hedged against bad luck. In fact, if it was as simple as saying you could earn the same amount of money from one...read more
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
There is something that has always fascinated me about beating the casino at their own game and luckily I was able to turn that fascination into a career. I was a professional gambler for many years. Someone who is able to make money gambling. Making my money...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. At the time I had...read more