Follow My Experiments
Hello and welcome! My name is Sam Priestley and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur. That means I spend my time trying to build businesses that I find fun and interesting while earning enough to live the life I want.
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 have been selling online through an Amazon FBA business since 2013, but I haven't really spoken about it much on this blog. I hesitate because to a reader I think it sounds too easy. There are a lot of the articles written about Amazon FBA and they too often just...read more
Well, the most obvious con of being a digital nomad is having to call yourself a digital nomad... can someone please come up with a less nerdy sounding name?! A digital nomad is someone who is officially homeless. They roam around the world staying in hostels, hotels,...read more
In this Oddsmonkey review, I will take a look at how useful Oddsmonkey is to a matched better. Ask if it's worth the money, and compare it to its competition. Oddsmonkey has always been a big name in the matched betting community. It is almost 10 years old I have been...read more
For years I have been obsessed with trying to make money trading on Betfair. And like any overly optimistic sucker, I have spent an enormous amount of time and money researching and looking into different systems. The closest I ever got to making it work was when I...read more
It has been over two years since I started this blog. And in that time it has gone from a small site only read by my friends and family, to a source of full-time income with thousands of readers. So I think it's time to write a detailed blog post looking at exactly...read more
In this post, I set up a business that sells t-shirts with my designs on them. My t-shirt dropshipping business requires almost no upfront cost and takes very little maintenance. The store I set up is here and you can also buy the items on Amazon here. I have been...read more
I was listening to an interview today where the interviewee was asked: "what book have you most gifted?". It got me thinking. I don't think I have ever gifted a book, but I have recommended plenty. And the book I have recommended the most is The 4-Hour Work Week by...read more
It is almost nine years since I took my first few nerve-racking steps and signed up to a bookie with the aim to make some 'easy' money from their sign-up up bonus. I was quickly hooked and after six months was earning a full-time income which meant that when I...read more
Ever since my post about my attempt to run a business without an accountant, I have received a lot of emails asking me to write a post that goes into much more detail on how I do my Amazon FBA accounting. So here it is. FBA stands for Fulfilment By Amazon, a service...read more
In February 2013 I signed up to the three biggest peer-to-peer lending services in the UK. Zopa*, Ratesetter* and Funding Circle. The concept behind peer-to-peer lending is pretty simple. There are normal people who want to borrow money, and there are normal people...read more
One of the main purposes of the Arbing Blog is to encourage students to try out and explore out-of-the-box approaches to entrepreneurship. Therefore I am proud to announce that we have created a scholarship fund for Undergraduate or Postgraduate students with a...read more
I feel a bit guilty writing this post. A lot of people are marking down 2016 as the worst year ever. But in my personal bubble, it has been pretty awesome. Maybe my best year ever? It has been a year of focusing. Which is quite out of character. I tend to get bored...read more