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 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
I have been complaining for a while that I am in a bit of a rut and haven't improved my as a person recently. In my year summary of 2017, I outlined what I want to change in 2018. But they were quite wishy-washy. Stuff I would like to achieve without any actionable...read more
This is the third instalment in my quest to start a gin brand on a shoe-string budget. If you're just joining us now you should probably read the first two posts: Episode 1: Doing The Research and Episode 2: Creating The Recipe & Branding. It has been almost three...read more
There is so much great free information out there on how to start an Amazon FBA business that is almost becoming too much and is really easy to get confused. But what I think makes it worse is that a lot of the good material is put out by companies trying to sell...read more
Bitcoin, the currency of regret. Where you can make money and still feel like a loser. In this post, I delve into my own experiences, do a bunch of research, and ultimately decide if I should invest in Bitcoin. In November I sold half of my one bitcoin at about $6,000...read more
If you're new to Matched Betting make sure to read the introductory guide to matched betting before diving into the best matched betting subscription services. When I started Matched Betting used to spend most of my time trawling through forums and review sites...read more
2016 was a fantastic year for me where everything seemed to go right. To quote my last review: I got engaged, left London, lived in 8 different countries, doubled the size of my biggest business, got this blog profitable and was promoted in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Well,...read more
Every three months we give away $3,000 of grants to help kick-start wannabe entrepreneurs. Vote now for your favourite of the Winter finalists! The top three at 23:59 GMT on 31st Dec will each be awarded $1,000. For more information on the scheme, previous winners...read more
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 EDIT: There are now five instalments in this series. Find them all here. And spoiler,...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