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.
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
I have spent the past couple of weeks combing through 178 brilliant entrepreneurship grant applications. Trying to choose just three to award a $1,000 no-strings-attached grant to grow or start their business. It has been really tough and I really want to thank...read more
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....read more
Often people think about business as a funnel. You get someone in at the beginning, and then take them on a journey where at each step you try and upsell them. There is usually one entrance point, and all the upsells are value adds or a better version of that original...read more
I used to think that creating a good income outside of getting a traditional job was easy. And that anyone who put in enough time and effort would make it. All of my friends who have quit (or never got) jobs and decided to do their own thing have succeeded. Every...read more
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...read more
In this Profit Accumulator review, I will take a look at how useful Profit Accumulator is to a matched better. Ask if it's worth the money, and compare it to its competition. Profit Accumulator popped up about four years ago and revolutionised the industry by being...read more
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...read more
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...read more
The first two lots of entrepreneurship grants are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to the three winners of round one and three winners of round two! Deadline to apply for the next round of grants is 30 November 2017. Please note that...read more