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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.



I am starting a brand of gin. Watch me succeed, fail or just meh.

Amazon FBA

My most profitale business. Leverage Amazon’s fulfilment network to make huge profits.

Matched Betting

What started it all. Extract the value from free bets to earn a locked in profit.


I give away $12,000 a year in grants to help fund budding entrepreneurs.

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Small Business Resources for Entrepreneurs

The problem with trying to find advice online regarding starting your small business or being a successful entrepreneur is that it’s like drinking from a fire hose. Half of the advice is made up and another half is written for businesses operating in 2002. So over the...

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Tips And Tricks For Marketing Your Amazon FBA Business

I have been selling on Amazon since 2013 and it has been my largest source of income since 2014. I love the business model and think that using Amazon FBA is the best way to build a scalable physical product brand in 2017. But I am seeing a disturbing trend. There are...

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Why I Have Stopped Being A Digital Nomad (for the time being)

18-months ago I threw out almost everything I owned. Packed one small suitcase and headed off into the sunset. I traveled the world, living out of Airbnb's and running my businesses from my laptop. Living the dream. Except now I have just done a 100% reversal....

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Half-Yearly Blog Income Report, Dec to May 2017

Every six months I update you on how much this blog is earning. I don't have to do it, but reading other people's income reports is one of the reasons I got motivated enough to start a blog in the first place. Hopefully, my reports will inspire you to do the same....

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How To Start A Vodka Brand On A Shoestring Budget (Updated)

I really want to create a brand of gin. I want to do it remotely, make it scalable and as a one-man band. All on a shoe-string budget. But every distillery I have contacted has laughed in my face: "It's too hard", "the laws are too strict". So I was delighted to be...

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Why Is It So Difficult To Give Away $12,000?

Last week I announced I was giving away $12,000 to wannabe entrepreneurs. Rather than excitement, it was received with scepticism and hostility. I have called them entrepreneurship grants. 12 no-strings-attached easy-to-apply grants of $1,000 each. I expected the post...

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How To Stand As An MP In The 2017 General Election

To run for parliament all you need is a £500 deposit and 10 signatures from registered voters. If you don't like the current candidates and are unhappy with the way the country is being governed, this is your chance to do something about it. And if there ever was a...

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